Jennifer Pierce
Jennifer Pierce, Member Services Specialist

Did you make any resolutions for 2014 for your business? Chances are at least one of the below resolutions is on your list – and the Chamber can help!

  1. Do more networking
  2. Build my brand
  3. Find ways to save $
  4. Invest in training for myself and/or my employees
  5. Get involved in my community

Yesterday I gave you some ideas on how the Chamber can help with resolutions 1 and 2 – today we cover the biggie, resolution #3! Tomorrow we’ll post the last instalment.

Resolution 3: Find ways to save $

Have you looked recently at all of the ways the Chamber can help you save money? Here are some highlights. It’s worth taking a few minutes to get a quote from one or more of our benefit providers – you could save the equivalent of your membership fees and more!

Merchant Services – do you accept payments by Visa, MasterCard or debit? Have you gotten a quote from First Data? As a Chamber member, you can access great rates through First Data. And through their current promotion, if they can’t meet or beat your current offer, they’ll give you a $1000 MasterCard gift card! Learn more here.

Courier Services – do you ever ship items outside of metro Halifax, even once or twice a year? If so, take a look at Purolator’s offer for Chamber members. The more you ship, the more you save – but even those who only ship small amounts can still set up an account and save every time you ship!

Office Products discount – Whether you only order a few pens now and then, or put in an order for new office supplies every week, you can join the group buying power of the Chamber to receive great discounts from OfficeMax Grand & Toy.

Group Health Insurance – If you are a small business (50 employees or fewer) and want to offer insurance to your employees, it’s worth getting a quote for the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Contact our local broker, Theriault Financial, at (902) 434-9088 for more information.

Payroll Services – If you outsource your payroll, you can save 10% by using Ceridian Canada.

Home & Auto Insurance – All employees of Halifax Chamber member companies are eligible for a discount on their home & auto insurance. Encourage your employees to comparison shop and get a quote for a chance to win their dream kitchen!

Car Rental discount – All employees of Halifax Chamber member companies are eligible for a discount on their car rentals, for business or pleasure, all across North America with Enterprise.

M2M Marketplace – Save money for your business and your employees through the over 100 offers in our M2M Marketplace!

Check back tomorrow for our final instalment covering resolutions 4 & 5!

Jennifer Pierce is the Member Services Specialist at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. If you would like more information about any of the information above, please contact Jennifer. She can be reached at (902) 481-1227 or