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 35,000 copies. It is distributed via all major ferry routes, BC Visitor Centres, Nanaimo Tourism events and shows, and offered locally to every resident.

New Look for 2020 – deadline for submission Jan 31, 2020.
more info

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

Island Good

Island Good

Island Good is a collaborative marketing approach that showcases products, services and businesses that are locally owned and operated. Visit www.islandgood.ca or contact julie@gabriolamudgedecourcy.ca more more information.

Magazine Subscription

Magazine Subscription

BC Business Magazine – Chamber members can access a one-year subscription to BC’s premiere business magazine for $12.  Over 50% savings.

Office Supplies

Office Supplies

Staples Advantage – is the world’s largest business-to-business supplier of office essentials, print solutions, promotional products and office furniture solutions.  Chamber members can access the Staples Advantage discount program, which provides savings on office...

Office Supplies – G&T

Office Supplies – G&T

Grand & Toy – Chamber members receive an average of 25% off competitor pricing. Receive up to 85% off 7,500 quality office products. Take advantage of all the wide selection of office, technology, furniture, cleaning, and promotional products.

Technology

Technology

Lenovo- receive discounts on Lenovo devices and accessories with up to 30% off the retail value. You get free shipping on all web orders, access to energy-efficient green technologies and award-winning service.

Legal Advice

Legal Advice

LegalShield – everyone deserves legal protection. LegalShield has been offering legal plans for the last 40 years. For just $26 a month or less, LegalShield gives you the ability to talk to a lawyer on any matter without worrying about high hourly costs.

Human Resources – ADP

Human Resources – ADP

ADP- is an all-in-one tool for HR, with solutions for payroll services with time allocation, time and attendance, human capital management and more. Chamber members receive discounts on all services at highly competitive prices.

Human Resources – Riipen

Human Resources – Riipen

Riipen - supports its customers to deliver and manage authentic work-related experiences, talent engagement and industry validated skills for top emerging talent at scale. Riipen’s cloud-based platform connects three distinct audiences -students, educations, employers...

Email Marketing Tools

Email Marketing Tools

Constant Contact is the source for all your online marketing. Create professional email campaigns with easy-to-use, fully customizable templates for: newsletters, announcements, events and surveys. Giving you more ways to build your business and engage the community....

Payroll Services

Payroll Services

Payworks – innovative online solutions for payroll, human resources and employee time management to increase payroll accuracy and reduce costly errors. Features include direct deposits, automatic government remittances, year-end tax filing/T4s submission and...

Small Business and Non-Profit Liability Insurance

Small Business and Non-Profit Liability Insurance

Spark Insurance – is our preferred partner for discounted non-profit and charity insurance. Spark aims to engage our communities with helpful educational resources combined with an honest, secure, and user-friendly insurance buying experience. The application takes...

Merchant Services – Versapay

Merchant Services – Versapay

VersaPay offers BC Chamber members industry leading payment processing, credit card terminals, and merchant account. Chamber members are offered preferential processing rates on Visa, MasterCard, debit and e-commerce. For more information, go to the VersaPay Chamber...

Merchant Services – First Data

Merchant Services – First Data

First Data is a leader in the electronic payment processing industry. Together we are ready to help you save more and sell more with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs. First Data Chamber offer earn a $1000 Mastercard Gift Card if First Data...

Travel

Travel

Worldwide Savings for business or leisure travel Travel Discounts- Chamber members can access exclusive worldwide hotel and car rental discounts, powered by travel discounts. Hotel savings may be as much as 50% and average 10 to 20% below market rates. Savings on car...

Group Health Insurance

Group Health Insurance

Low Rates, Great Coverage Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan offered through Integral Wealth. The plan enables you to customize an employee benefits plan that matches your needs. Comprehensive medical, dental, life, dental, travel care, vision care and short-...

Fuel Discounts – PetroCanada

Fuel Discounts – PetroCanada

Chamber members receive a discount of 3 cents off per litre at the pump. SuperPass is the only one-card solution that gives you access to Canada’s largest gasoline and diesel network. Get all the benefits that come with the SuperPass – security features, customized...

Fuel Discounts – Esso

Fuel Discounts – Esso

Chamber members receive a discount of 3.5 cents per litre off the posted pump price at any Esso-branded service station in Canada. Whether your business is large or small, managing time and costs are always priorities. That’s why the Esso Business Card program offers...

Fuel Discounts – Shell

Fuel Discounts – Shell

Chamber members can earn up to 6 cents off per litre at Shell retail locations to help reduce the pain at the pump. With the Shell Fleet Card, members receive discounts off the pump price for gasoline and diesel and up to 30% off Car Washes at participating locations....

Delivery Services

Delivery Services

Purolator Every day the Purolator network successfully delivers more promises to more points across Canada than any other parcel and freight solutions provider. As a member of the Gabriola Chamber, you are entitled to even greater value when you choose the Purolator...

Airport Parking

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...