Top 10 Ways to Activate your Membership

Top 10 Ways to Activate your Membership

There are many great ways to maximize your Chamber of Commerce membership!

For more information, contact Cindy Dean, Member Services Coordinator, at (902) 481-1227


 

 1. Advertise your Business

iphone6plus_silver_portrait-bulletinChamber Bulletin – Our weekly electronic newsletter, has three vertical and one horizontal advertising opportunities.
The Bulletin goes out every Wednesday to +2,800 subscribers.

  • Vertical ads: $100.00 +HST (Non-Member $200.00 +HST)
  • Horizontal ads: $150.00 +HST (Non-Member $300.00 +HST

Contact Erin DiCarlo, PR Coordinator (902) 481-1239 for ad inquiries in the Chamber Bulletin.

Business Voice – Published 11 times a year for members of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Halifax’s business community, it is the main communication vehicle for members and contains information and updates on all areas of the Chamber’s work.

Exclusive Benefit for New Members | Buy One – Get One! When a new Member (within six months of joining) buys an ad in Business Voice, you get a second one for free!

The Chronicle Herald will design your ad at no additional cost.

Contact Victoria MacDougall, Advertising Account Executive, The Chronicle Herald at (902) 426-2811 X2829 for ad space in Business Voice.

2. Save Money with our Benefit Providers

As a member you can gain access to benefit programs that save you and your company money. Many of our benefits allow small and medium-sized businesses access to programs that would otherwise be unavailable to them due to their size.

Visit our Member Benefits page for more information.

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3. Host and Attend a Business After Hours Event

Once a month members have the opportunity to have the spotlight and host a networking event at their place of business. Chamber staff will provide the marketing/promotion while fellow members and guests provide the buzz. This event is free for members and non-members.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kenney, Event Coordinator, 902-481-1226

Networking & Advertising

“The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has given our company a professional medium in which to network and advertise to the corporate market. This makes for an efficient way for us to market our bus charter division, Coach Atlantic Group as well as our parcel delivery service, Courier Express.” M. Doiron, Vice President, Coach Atlantic Group

4. Network at 100+ Events a Year

image3Make individual business connections, promote your business and gain new business knowledge through Chamber events. We offer a wide variety ranging from our large signature events to our lunch and learn sessions.

Visit our events page to learn more and view a complete list of our current events.

 

5. Share the Love with the Member-to-Member MarketplaceM2M Marketplace 300

Do you want to offer a discount to fellow members? It’s FREE and a great way to promote your business. The Member-to-Member (M2M) Marketplace is your opportunity for both finding and providing great offers!

Vist the M2M Marketplace page to view all current offers.

Contact Cindy Dean, Member Services Coordinator, at (902) 481-1227

 

6. Follow us on Social Media

We are active on our social media platforms by re-tweeting and sharing information from our members. Gain exposure and learn about Chamber updates by following us on Twitter (@HalifaxChamber), Facebook & LinkedIn (Halifax Chamber of Commerce) and Instagram (@GrowHalifax).

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7. Rent our beautiful boardrooms

As a Chamber Member you are eligible to rent our bright and open boardroom OR conference room for your next meeting or event. We offer a number of options depending on the type of event you are hosting.

Visit our Boardroom Rentals for more information.

 

8. Become a Growth Champion

To support and encourage our members, we are recognizing those companies who are positively impacting the growth of our economy by hiring immigrants and students and offering ongoing training through our Growth Champion Program.

Over 175 members have come forward to self-identify as Growth Champions, and we are celebrating them at our events, in Business Voice, on our websiteeDirectory and more!

To identify yourself or your company as a Growth Champion, please email Erin with which area you are a growth champion.
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9. Stay Connected

Chamber 101– Join us each month for an information session on how you can use your Halifax Chamber membership to save money, gain exposure, make connections and drive change in our community. Halifax Chamber staff will be available to answer any of your questions. 

Visit our Events page to register for the next Chamber 101 event.


Chamber Connects – Each Chamber member has a staff representative that will reach out to them throughout the year, to make sure that they are getting the most of their membership. Make a point to identify your representative and build a relationship!


Chamber Bulletin
– Learn about upcoming events, policy and advocacy work and more every week! To subscribe to the Chamber Bulletin, find the Newsletter Signup button at the bottom, right-hand corner of www.halifaxchamber.com.

10. Submit Publications

image2Trends Articles and Blog Posts – These regular editorial features are 500 – 600 words, and is a Member-to-Member forum for sharing information, expertise and advice on trends in your industry, with peers and fellow Members.

Members in the News – Each month, you have the opportunity to share newsworthy developments in Business Voice. Submissions are 100 words and can include a high-resolution photo which may be included if space permits. Visit our publications page to submit your member in the news piece online. 

New & Noted – Within the first 6 months of joining the Chamber, you can submit a 50-word company description to introduce yourself and your organization to the Business Voice readership.

Contact Melissa MacDonald, Communications and Marketing Specialist at (902) 481-1238 for publication inquires.