BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

What Does a Chamber Do?

 

The Lillooet & District Chamber of Commerce supports Lillooet businesses. As the largest business association in Lillooet, we represent over 100 businesses and their interests. We enable networking, training, discussions, and shared problem solving between Lillooet businesses. Our Chamber represents and promotes the business community, gets involved in community discussions and supports business initiatives. We encourage and assist new businesses to town, and support our existing businesses with their challenges.

 

In short, the Chamber is there to Advocate, Connect, and Collaborate.

Business Advocacy

District of Lillooet

The Lillooet Chamber advocates to District staff about issues of concern in Lillooet. Our members have an opportunity though the Chamber to raise issues directly affecting their business. Chamber staff will aim to collectively raise these issues to the District and find a solution. Our goal is to create a more business friendly environment.

  • Receive a regular recap of District meetings
  • Be part of permit & bylaw discussions
  • Learn about Business requirements
  • Share collective business concerns in town

Province of British Columbia

Being part of the Lillooet Chamber makes you also part of the BC Chamber of Commerce. The BC Chamber of Commerce directly works with the BC government on provincial issues. The Lillooet Chamber takes part in discussions, surveys, initiatives, and projects with the BC Chamber in order to inform provincial policy.

  • Be part of a provincial network of over 80+ Chambers
  • Receive regular updates on provincial discussions (eg. fuel tax, BC Budget)
  • Get involved in provincial projects

Business Resources & Funding

The Chamber team stays up-to-date on business and community resources that are available to our members. These include resources on how to start a business, grow a business, export into foreign markets, or how to close a business. The Chamber’s contact list includes government contacts, NGO’s, private organizations, and other contacts that provide resources to business.

  • Learn how to start or grow a business
  • Get connected to resources and opportunities for your industry

Networking & Collaboration

Up-To-Date Business Directory

Find and Connect to other businesses in town! The Chamber is committed to keep an up-to-date directory of our membership. This allows us to share resources with each other, tackle common problems, or find a partner to do business with. The Chamber is your one-stop-shop for business connections!

  • Gain exposure through business directory
  • Find new business opportunities through the Chamber

Regular Chamber Events

Each year the Chamber hosts events, trainings, and workshops for our business community. Events can vary and are determined by the membership and community need. Members of the Chamber will receive exclusive invites to events and gatherings in order to strengthen our connection to each other.

  • Participate in specific industry discussions (eg. transportation)
  • Meet your local MLA and MP
  • Join fun social events for networking
  • Receive paid training or certifications

Monthly Newsletter

The Lillooet Chamber updates its membership on everything business. These updates include what the District and Province are up to, introducing new and existing businesses in town, ongoing events & projects, and much more!

  • Stay up to date on business topics in Lillooet
  • Receive regular updates & invites
  • Be informed about opportunities and challenges

Discounts & Benefits

Health Insurance

As a Chamber member you can receive extended healthcare insurance for your business and your staff. We have a dedicated insurance provider who is able to offer individually tailored benefits to each business. Chamber membership is required. The insurance covers benefits such as dental, physio, optometry, or critical illness insurance.

Local Benefits

Our members can offer discounts and special rates to each other. The Chamber team actively works on developing special member-only deals and rates. If your business is looking to provide a special deal, get in touch!

Business Savings

Get special Chamber rates for business services such as: Payworks payment processing, Purolator shipping, Staples office supplies, fuel discounts at Petro Canada, Esso, or Shell, or Whistler time-share condos. There are dozens of benefits to choose from. Please contact the Lillooet Chamber to learn more.