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The St. Catharines – Thorold Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of business and professional men and women who have joined together to improve the business, civic and social welfare of St. Catharines and Thorold. A membership in the Chamber of Commerce is an investment with solid returns for your business.

By becoming a member, you will be a part of the largest chamber in the Niagara Region – one that is committed to making St. Catharines and Thorold better places to live and do business. You and your business will be in an advantageous position to grow and prosper because of the many benefits offered through membership.

Chamber members are to possess a good business reputation being mindful of the Chamber Business Practices Guide as outlined below.

Chamber members must subscribe to good, decent and honest business practices guided by the desire and willingness to serve their clientele:

  • with integrity, courtesy, and in good faith;
  • conscientiously, competently, diligently and thoroughly;
  • with business grace and provide the quality of service at least equal to that which the public would generally expect of a competent businessman/woman in a like business;
  • and encourage public respect for your business and business in general.

Before you begin registration, you may wish to review our registration fees.

Chamber Registration

Why Join?

Benefits of Membership

Chambers of Commerce – Group Insurance Plan®
If you’re thinking of adding group benefits to your company, there are a lot of good reasons to put your Chamber membership to work for you. Not the least is exclusivity: only members have access to the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®.

The Chambers Plan also offers you a quality, customized product with features you aren’t likely to find elsewhere. Here are five of the most frequently cited reasons companies like yours join the program.

  • No Minimum Firm Size.
  • No Industry Restrictions.
  • Guaranteed Approval.
  • Guaranteed Renewable.
  • Rate Stability.

Your Chambers Plan representative is ready to show you how coverage can be tailored to fit your company. Every Chambers Plan client has a custom benefit plan, not an off-the shelf program. Over 22,000 Canadian companies enjoy this plan. Now that’s a great reason to call for details!

St. Catharines - Ted Garrett – Garrett Insurance Agency – 905-468-3486.
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TD Merchant Services – Contact Newsletter
Business-building ideas for TD Merchant Services customers.

Are you ready for the chip card?
How can you prevent debit card skimming?

The benefits of this exclusive program with TD Merchant Services offer preferred rates on VISA, Master Card, and American Express, as well as Direct Debit rates.
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Grand & Toy Office Supplies Program

Grand & Toy is proud to provide your Chamber of Commerce and its members an exclusive offer.

SAVE UP TO 80% on over 7500 quality office products - in stock and ready to ship.

Sign-up for your business account today and get:

  • Great selection & service
  • Free next-day local delivery*
  • Dedicated account management
  • Secure, Fast & Easy ordering at GRANDANDTOY.COM

For more information or to set up an account, contact Helen Heim at:
905-688-4323 ext. 7018 or
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Esso Business Card Program
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Imperial Oil are pleased to offer the Esso Business Card Program to all Chamber members. Each Chamber member may enjoy:

  • 3¢ fuel discount off the retail posted pump price purchased in Canada at Esso-branded service stations.
  • Detailed monthly invoice.
  • Largest retail network across Canada with over 2100 locations to serve you.
  • Cards restricted to fuel, oil, top-up fluids and car wash.
  • Speedpass ™ - the fastest way for your vehicles to fuel up and go at Esso.
  • Esso Extra or Aeroplan Miles – details at Esso-Branded service stations.
  • Tiger Express and On the Run locations throughout Canada with services on site such as Tim Hortons, Royal Bank cash machines and car washes.

To apply, contact the chamber.
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Petro Canada Commercial Discount Program
The St. Catharines – Thorold Chamber of Commerce has entered into a partnership with Petro-Canada, in which chamber members will be able to realize significant savings, convenience, control, and security when they use the Petro-Canada Super Pass* credit card.

  • 2¢ Discount on all grades of gasoline and diesel purchased at Petro-Canada retail service stations, car wash and parts and labour at Petro-Canada’s Certigard Car Care Centres.
  • SuperPass Online Services – A secure web site that gives 24-hour control with detailed transaction activity.
  • Flexible billing and payment options.
  • Customized card restrictions, detailed monthly purchase reports, online control of your fleet via SuperPass Online Services.
  • PIN security.
  • Petro-Points, Petro-Canada’s free driver reward program.

To apply, contact the chamber.
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Chamber Member to Member Discount Program
The purpose of a discount program is to stimulate business between members and to get companies thinking about always getting a competitive quote/estimate from their peers first when purchasing a product or service. Makes great economic sense - the more inquiries, the more closed sales for you!

Here's how it works. A member decides if they want to participate. This means thinking about what sort of a discount, perk or incentive you are prepared to offer other members and their employees. This part is totally up to you. Can you offer a certain percentage off the job? Maybe it is additional product, such as with a pool or hot tub, perhaps some free chemicals. Or, buy 1000 business cards or brochures from a printer and get another 200 free. The possibilities are endless and limited only by your creativity.

Staff, membership committee and board members are currently working out the details of how this program will run, but before too much work is done in planning, we need to hear from your business. If you are interested in being a part of Member to Member Discounts, please fill in the survey form on the web site. At the bottom of the home page, click on Chamber News then scroll down to the survey. Check that you are interested and email back to us - that's all there is to it!

This is a totally free program to participate in. Your company will be identified on our website as one who offers incentives, as well as in the printed directory. The St. Catharines – Thorold Chamber of Commerce numbers over 1000 businesses and 26,000 employees - that's a lot of buying power.
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Event Community Events & Notices
Feb. 17, 2009 - 6:00 PM
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Event Business Breakfast Before Nine!
Feb. 18, 2009 - 7:30 AM
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Feb. 19, 2009 - 5:30 PM
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