The Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce offers many reasons for becoming a member.
When you join the Chamber of Commerce as a new member, your business will be introduced in "The Connection", which is a bi-monthly Chamber insert in the Journal-Pioneer newspaper. You will also be recognized in "Chamber E-News" which is the Chamber’s office newsletter, as well as a free business profile on Magic 93, 102.1 SPUD FM and 95.1 FM CFCY.
In addition to being an effective networking vehicle, the Chamber also offers a number of benefits that can save you or your company money.
Merchant Visa, Mastercard , American Express and Debit Card Transaction Discounts.
Save money on Low Merchant Discount Rates:
Chamber of Commerce Insurance Plan
Donnie Harris 888-7660
The Chamber’s health care plan is designed for businesses with one (1) to twenty-five (25) employees. Benefits can include Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, Extended Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Dental Care, an Employee Assistance Program, business overhead insurance and group RRSP’s. For more information visit http://www.chambers.ca
Esso Fuel Discount
Richard Sauve, Imperial Oil 613-256-8323
As a member of the Summerside Chamber of Commerce, you may enjoy a 3.5 cents per litre fuel discount off the retail posted pump price purchased in Canada at Esso-branded service stations. For more information please visit http://www.essofleetoffers.com/CHAMBER
Zaid Galzim 1-800-361-8170 ext. 1-76044
Low VISA, MasterCard and Interac Direct Payment transaction rates:
Visa - 1.63%
MasterCard - 1.63%
Interac Direct Payment - 0.06$ per transaction
Bill at 436-9651
We match skilled experienced individuals that can help by sharing knowledge with members in a confidential environment. If you have an interest in this
program. Mentors for the GSCC volunteer their time for the purpose of assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Regular Chamber Activities
Monthly Business Mixers
Bi-Monthly Membership Luncheons
Annual Meeting/Annual President's Dinner (January)
"Showcase" Trade Show (April)
Post Provincial Breakfast (Spring)
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament Event (June)
Annual Joint Chamber/Rotary Dinner (July)
Small Business Week Breakfast/Excellence In Business Awards Dinner (October)
President’s Christmas Reception (December)
Spring Trade Fair (Showcase)
Each year in April, the Greater Summerside Chamber of commerce hosts a large trade show encompassing a wide range of products and services from Prince Edward Island as well s some exhibits from outside the province. Annual attendance is in the range of 8,000 spectators for the two day event, with 150 booth exhibits to enjoy. Chamber members receive a substantial reduction on booth rental cost.
TD Merchant Services and First Data
Scott Irwin 902-402-7286
1.64% MasterCard Merchant Discount Rate
1.59% Visa Merchant Discount Rate
$0.069 Interac Direct Payment Transaction