Affinity Partners

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

 

The Chambers Group Insurance Plan is the networks plan for its own members. Run by a board made up of regional business people and Chamber CEO’s as a not for profit plan, it is a program only available to participating members of local Chambers & Boards. It is not available without a membership.

 

Designed specifically for businesses with under 100 employees the program provides long-term stability through Canada’s largest pooling system, removing risk for businesses with 1-99 employees. In addition, as a not for profit the program remains highly competitive. The Chambers Plan is also continually evolving, recently adding more pieces around Wellness and technology and along with Tandem, provides the only two-way payroll and group plan administration in the country. With locally assigned advisors the plan is built to support your local chamber and its region. With hundreds of options, it offers the flexibility of a large custom plan with the stability of a nonprofit.

Garrett Insurance Agency Limited
Jim Garrett or Cindy Haines
905-468-8575
jim@garrettinsurance.ca

cindy@garrettinsurance.ca
www.garrettinsurance.ca
chamberplan.ca

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Verge Insurance

Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber Members & their Employees are eligible for Extra Discounts on car & home insurance!

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Grand & Toy

Grand & Toy provides real value to Chamber of Commerce members Canada wide. We provide business with easy and
convenient ways to purchase products and solutions. With the Chamber’s purchasing power, members save on average up to
25% off competitor pricing, have access to fantastic paper prices, and receive preferred pricing on select categories including
pandemic supplies, office supplies, coffee and tech accessories.

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BarterPay Niagara

BarterPay Niagara is a business-to-business bartering exchange economy. With a local membership based in the Niagara region, they help small-to-medium size businesses boost their business by leveraging their goods and services.

HR Covered

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HR Covered is one of the most sought-after HR Service Providers in Canada backed by 200+ years of real-world HR experience. HR Covered is designed for small businesses in Canada. We know it's hard to prepare documents, keep up with employment laws, train employees, and comply with OHS regulations while managing your business. HR Covered helps business leaders like you spend more time on what you do best and actually like doing with our unlimited services.

Get started by taking a complimentary compliance check!

Get signed up with HR Covered today!

Meridian Credit Union

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Meridian is proud to offer Chamber Members an exclusive banking offer that reduces costs and provides access to our wide array of solutions for businesses of all sizes. This offer provides benefits to both the business and its employees with attractive components to suit people in all stages of life.

 

 

With 75 years of banking history and over $26.6 billion in assets under management, Meridian is Ontario’s largest and Canada’s second-largest credit union. Every day, Meridian delivers a full range of financial services to 370,000 Members digitally, over the phone and through a network of 89 branches.

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Esso 

With the Chamber’s Esso and Mobil Business Fleet Card Program, your member’s businesses can enjoy a 3.5¢ per litre discount on every fuel purchase at Esso and Mobil stations.

Robert Guaiani

Multi-Channel Sales Advisor | WEX Inc.

Esso And Mobil Business Fleet Card Program

647-528-9950

robert.guaiani@wexinc.com

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Purolator

You're always looking for ways to save on costs and serve customers better. Take advantage of our group shipping arrangement with Purolator—and get reliable, professional courier services for less.

RCU

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RCU and The Niagara on the Lake Chamber of Commerce have partnered to empower employers with CannEd, a cannabis e-learning course for employers and employees in all industries.

 

Given that cannabis is now legal, all employers operating in Canada must consider the impact that cannabis can have at work and during work related travel. RCU has developed an e-learning course that educates employers and employees on key information about cannabis laws, facts, and responsibilities. With this partnership, members can benefit from a 25% discount on the e-learning course.

 

How does education help?

 

● Educating employees and people managers at work ensures their safety and reduces employer liabilities

● An e-learning course allows employees to take the course based on their schedule and provides the employer with validation that they’ve reviewed and understood the information, as well as the employer’s specific policy

Niagara is a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

 

Niagara Region was designated as a Canadian Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in 2016. This designation provides opportunities for companies and suppliers that produce goods for export to learn about and apply for duty, tax, and tariff exemptions.

 

There are federal, provincial, and regional incentive programs that are in place to support Canada’s exporters. Through the FTZ office, businesses will have a “one-stop-shop” to help them understand and use the programs that are in place. The FTZ office will provide information and support in the following areas:

  • incentive programs

  • mentoring services from experienced exporters

  • global networking opportunities

  • educational assistance

 

The Niagara FTZ is designed to provide “streamlined” access to other governmental agencies including the following:

  • Canada Revenue Agency

  • Canada Border Services Agency

  • Transport Canada

  • Export Development Canada

  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

  • Global Affairs Canada

 

For more information, you can call Jayesh Menon, Niagara’s Foreign Trade Zone Coordinator, at 905-980-6000 x 3440, or by email to jayesh.menon@niagararegion.ca.