F.A.Q.

Who is the Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce?

We are an independent non-profit organization composed of just under 100 members, mostly businesses within the Harrison Hot Springs, Kent District and surrounding area. Membership is voluntary. We raise funds through membership fees and services that we provide to our members.

 

What Does Your Chamber Do?

The Chamber represents and promotes our region's business, economy, education system, cultural, and governmental concerns. This encourages business, residential and industrial development, broadening the tax base and providing employment. Most importantly for Business, the Chamber of Commerce provides a voice for business issues and concerns.  The Chamber is a way to bring business, professional and individual men and women together for the common good of the community. A better community means better business conditions.

 

Who runs the Chamber? 

A Board of Directors, elected by the Chamber of Commerce's members, runs the organization.  The Board, serving as volunteers, sets the policies and goals of the organization.  It is the responsibility of the Chair and Executive Committee to ensure these policies and goals are met.

 

Who Finances the Chamber?

The Chamber is a not for profit 'business' and incurs costs of operations and expenses similar to any other business. The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce is funded through membership and the efforts of those members involved in annual fund-raising activities.

 

Why Should You Join the Chamber?

Business Networking:  We provide the opportunity to make business contacts and make acquaintances - Chamber meetings, Annual General Meeting, the Annual Golf Tournament and various other events throughout the year.

 

Community Involvement:  The work of the Chamber is accomplished through volunteers.  Much of what we do is directly related to improving the community and accordingly Chamber members are involved with a  large range of community committees and activities.

 

Group Insurance Plan: Small business can optimize the cost of Insurance Coverage through the mass purchasing power of the Chamber.

 

Chamber Discounts: Merchants' Visa, Mastercard, Chamber Web, Chamber Tel, Chamber Web, Teleconferencing, Vehicle Gasoline/Propane/Diesel Discounts, Pre-Authorized Payment Plan, Hotel Discounts, & Job Wave

Meetings, Seminars and Workshops

 

Membership Directory – Each Chamber member receives a complementary listing in the Chamber Website as well as Tourism Harrison.

 

Resource Centre:  The Chamber provides access to directories, listings, trade data, product information and a myriad of other reference materials.

 

Government Relations & Lobby: The voice of the business community is represented at local, provincial and federal government levels through the Chamber of Commerce.

 

What is the benefit of the Chamber to the local Community?

In any community, it is from the profitable operation of business that all other benefits result.  Only by succeeding in this fundamental goal can a community provide the jobs and produce the wealth to finance all of the cultural, charitable and various other needs a community is faced with every day.

 

The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce stands for promoting business; monitoring municipal, provincial and federal governments; and championing managed growth in local economy.   So, by investing in your local Chamber of Commerce, you invest in your own prosperity--both as a business person and as a member of the community.