> About GICC > What is a Chamber of Commerce?
The official answer is:
“A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization established to promote civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural progress in the community it serves, and to work for sound legislation and efficient administration of the community and at all levels of government.”
The real-life version is:
"The GICC works like crazy to provide opportunities for our members to get in front of their consumers to promote their businesses so they can grow. When businesses are doing well, the community does well."
Here are a few other things we do:
A Chamber of Commerce provides a platform for the business people in the community to create a positive business environment.
It provides the local business sector with a vehicle to promote their business and community to the outside world.
It provides community information to those interested in visiting, working or living in Innisfil.
Through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, it lobbies the provincial government and federal government on issues of mutual concern to all Chambers.
A Chamber of Commerce provides hard to get for 1-5 employees business group insurance program that is non-cancelable, renewable, and premiums that don't increase with the number of claims.
Member-to-member disount programs.
Bi-weekly business communications to keep members informed of programs and events.
Annual directory publication with a distribution of 22,000
A Chamber of Commerce provides education and training opportunities for members and their employees.
Preferred merchant rates and consumer rates so you can focus on your businesses bottom line.
And we are always looking for more ways to help our members.
Clearly, joining your local Chamber of Commerce makes good business sense.