Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce

Gabriola Chamber Membership Perks

Gabriola Chamber

Business Support

Group Marketing Opportunities

The Chamber provides effective and affordable marketing for Gabriola businesses in various advertising mediums such as print, social media and contests.

Artists Yellow Flag Program

Artists can participate in our roadside marketing program that includes a yellow roadside flag to display when your studio is open. We are happy to provide a way to showcase our talented artists on the Isle of the Arts.

Farmers Green Flag Program

Gabriola growers can participate in our roadside marketing program that includes a green flag to display when your farm stand or farm is open. We love connecting locals and visitors to our local farmers’ bounty.

Advertising

On the Chamber & Tourism Websites

Our free business listings give you greater visibility when anyone searches for anything Gabriola.

On the Gabriola Tourism Website

Featured business listings and ads are available to purchase.

In the Gabriola Visitor Guide

Our annual guide has a circulation of 40,000 copies. It is distributed via all major ferry routes, BC Visitor Centres, Nanaimo Tourism events and shows, and offered locally to every resident.

At the Visitor Centre

Free space for your rack cards and brochures is available where we regularly give out information on all Gabriola businesses. Last year alone, we welcomed over 5,000 visitors through the Centre.

Workshops & Networking

Workshops

Workshops are offered on a variety of subjects helpful to local businesses from social media marketing to business strategy to business financial planning, and everything in-between.

Networking

Networking sessions are scheduled throughout the year to encourage new ways of doing business and collaboration between local businesses. Learn from local business success stories!

Members receive discounts on all the above-mentioned events. Prices vary. Please see individual event details for more information.

Chamber
Partner Discounts

Through a reciprocal agreement with the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, you can attend any of their Chamber events at the Nanaimo Chamber member rates.

Gabriola Chamber members can take advantage of many discount programs available through the BC Chamber of Commerce network.

Discounts are Available Through These BC Chamber Partners

Payroll Services

Chamber members receive discount rates for online Payroll, HR and Employee Time Management services with Payworks. Features include: direct deposit, automatic government remittances, year-end tax filing/T4s submission and electronic records of employment. To reduce...

Office Supplies

BC Chamber members can access the Staples Advantage discount program, which provides savings on office essentials, print solutions and more. Contact Brian Misener at 1-877-251-4343 EXT 17041 to set up your online account and begin saving money today!

Small Business and Non-Profit Liability Insurance

Chamber members receive discounted insurance rates with Spark Insurance. Spark aims to engage our communities with helpful educational resources combined with an honest, secure, and user-friendly insurance buying experience. Visit Spark at www.sparkinsurance.ca to...

Merchant Services

VersaPay offers BC Chamber members preferential processing rates on Visa, MasterCard, debit and e-commerce. ♦ Merchant Discount Rate - 1.49% for Visa/MC + 5 cents/transaction + $9.99 monthly statement fee For more information, go to the VersaPay Chamber Member...

Merchant Services

First Data - 1.49% + 5 cents on Credit Card Transactions Chamber members can access exclusive discount rates for processing their Visa or MasterCard transactions electronically with First Data. Two plans are available to meet your needs. ♦ Flat-rate Plan - 2.6%...

Hotel and Car Rental

Worldwide Savings for business or leisure travel Chamber members can receive hotel and car rental discounts in Canada and around the world for unlimited business and leisure travel. Hotel savings can be as much as 50%, and average 10 to 20% below market rates. Savings...

Group Health Insurance

Low Rates, Great Coverage Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® is Canada's #1 plan for group benefits.  You can have a customized an employee benefits plan that matches your needs. Comprehensive medical, dental, disability options are available.  The plan is...

Fuel Discounts

Chamber members receive a discount off the posted pump price with the Shell Triton Card. ♦ Minimum purchase of 500 litres/month required. ♦ Verification of Chamber Membership is required. To apply, call Josh Ferguson at 1-587-432-2693.

Fuel Discounts

Chamber members receive a discount of 2 cents per litre on all grades of gas and diesel with the Petro-Canada SuperPass Credit Card. Get all the benefits that come with SuperPass – security features, customized reporting, convenience and cost controls. ♦...

Fuel Discounts

Chamber members receive a discount of 3.5 cents per litre off the posted pump price at any Esso-branded service station in Canada. Apply online for your BC Chamber Esso Business Card today and start saving.

Email Marketing Tools

Constant Contact uses fully customizable templates for newsletter announcements, events and surveys.  This is an email marketing and survey tool which allows you to track information about who is reading your releases and also what links are followed. As a Chamber...

Delivery Services

Chamber members are entitled to volume discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® services. Complete the online application to start saving with Purolator.

Airport Parking

Park’N Fly offers BC Chamber Members exclusive, lower-than-web rates which can be used for both leisure and business travel. BC Chamber Members that travel frequently can register online to expedite their service and receive the discount automatically every time you...