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Member Benefits

Payworks: Payroll Solutions

Payworks is a leading expert in the field of total workforce management solutions, providing cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada.

We're a Platinum Club member of Canada's Best Managed Companies, having held the Best Managed distinction every year since 2012, and were designated one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2021.

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce uses the Payworks and can attest to the functionality of the program. Simply put; it is wonderful. Highly recommend it for all your payroll needs.

Contact Payworks at or call 1-866-788-3500.

Helping small business do more business®.

  • Email Marketing Automation helps you drive sales by keeping your audience engaged and building relationships. A check mark
  • Welcome email for new subscribers A check mark
  • Triggered email series A check mark
  • Contact segmentation A check mark
  • Resend emails to non-openers A check mark
  • Powerful list-building tools A check mark

From email marketing to event management, to social sharing and more, members save up to 25% on these easy-to-use marketing tools.

Contact our office to learn more about this wonderful program. Our Newsletters are created using Constant Contact. We achieve very good results, we can track pretty much anything too. Before signing up be sure to link through us as we may be able to save you money!

BC Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Insurance Program

In partnership with Axis Insurance Managers Inc. (previously Shaw Sabey & Associates Ltd.), our 20+ years’ experience and group-buying power has helped us negotiate some of the best coverage and lowest rates in the country.

Coverage options include:

  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Property, Crime, Privacy Breach, Legal Expense, Volunteer Accident, Special Event. All of these programs or some of them can be included.

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce uses this program and can confirm that rates are reasonable. Highly recommend this program.

Request your quote here

Chambers Group Insurance Plan

Considered the VERY BEST Group Insurance Plan available in Canada you as a Member of the Chamber of Commerce can access the program. The Plan offers flexibility unknown in the industry where even a sole proprietorship can access the group plan. And, as part of the plan you are protected against user based premium increases as your rates are blended throughout the system thereby given you the benefits of a large business while being small.

  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Dependent Life
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Orthodontics (for groups of 10+)
  • Employee Assistance Counseling
  • Vision Care
  • Drug Plans Including "Drug Card" Options, paying benefits right in the pharmacy
  • Business Overhead Benefits
  • RRSPs (PDF)

You can reach our LOCAL representative who is keen to meet with you, at your convenience, at: (once Membership is confirmed we can assist you in receiving a customized quote)

Get A Quote

Discover why 30,000 business owners have selected this plan. Your local Chambers Plan Advisor will be in touch with a free quote for affordable group benefit coverage.

We know what’s on BC’s mind.

We’re the only BC business association with an opt-in business intelligence community—that’s over 3,500 members strong.

Our members are CEOs and leaders, entrepreneurs, captains of industry, business owners large and small, and corporate British Columbians.  Members provide insight into the BC economic landscape and voice concerns and opportunities for BC businesses. Data gathered through is contextualized and shared with government. It informs our advocacy efforts and the policy process.

As a member of our community you’ll participate in surveys on topics you care about—all related to BC business and the provincial economy. We also share these insights back with you—so you can make data-driven decisions about your business.

Our community demographics supercharge our insight. is free to join, and our members represent every sector and region in BC; businesses of every size; and diverse backgrounds and cultures—giving voice to every British Columbian.

Learn more at:

BC Business Magazine - In print or Online

BCBusiness and the BC Chamber of Commerce are now partners. To seal the deal, here's a great rate

Your one-year subscription to BCBusiness magazine includes 10 issues of the print and digital edition—all for one low price!

There's no easier way to stay informed, join the BCBusiness community and keep ahead of the competition.

As a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, you can become a subscriber for just $12. This offer is also open to your employees.

Take advantage of our lowest subscription price ever!

Call us at the Alberni Chamber and we'll help you access these incredible rates.

Purolator: Shipping

Earn volume discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® services.

Leverage your organization’s specially negotiated rates with Purolator and get reliable, professional courier services for less1.

More benefits designed with your needs in mind:

Ease of use
Simple automated shipping options for labels, waybills, and more.

Easy and transparent online tracking capability.

Extensive coverage
Nationally, provincially or regionally, reach more places in more ways through one trusted network

A wide range of options
Choose from ground, time definite2, international and more

End-to-end security
Our vast network translates into fewer handoffs

High customer service standards
Our people are knowledgeable and empowered to help you

A Canadian perspective
We take pride in being Canadian and contributing to the success of our country’s businesses

Contact us at the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce so that you can activate membership discount rates.

Kubera: Payment Processing Systems

Kubera provides a preferential rate package for credit and debit processing and dedicated relationship managers to help serve your needs.

BC Chamber of Commerce members can see the following advantages when working with Kubera:

Reduced administration time through integrated solutions

Industry leading reporting capabilities

Fewer terminal and hardware issues

Network and security support from our local team

Increased support from our local team of experts (augmenting 24-7-365 processor support)

Contact us for more information on how you too can access this valuable program:

Staples: Office Supply Discount

Members access the Staples Advantage program to receive reduced costs on business supplies with no minimum order requirements.

Contact us for a link to the management team for the Chambers Membership Program at Staples.

Support Your Business with Student Talent

Like many organizations in BC, finding good talent may be a top-of-mind challenge. By bringing a work-integrated learning (WIL) student onboard, your organization can benefit by:

  • Getting help with a specific project or issue your organization is facing
  • Adding staffing to support your day-to-day operations
  • Exposing your team to new ideas and creative thinking
  • Building your pipeline of potential future hires
  • Contributing to a stronger workforce and economy through providing training and experience to future skilled workers

You can bring students onboard from any one of BC’s 25 public post-secondary schools. To find out more about work-integrated learning in BC, connect with the Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (ACE-WIL).

Access Student Talent Across BC

Find out about work-integrated learning (WIL) programs available within your area. The BC Chamber organized a series of virtual events to highlight the various WIL opportunities available at some of BC’s local post-secondary schools.

Get Started with Student Talent: Resources & Links

Call us for more information on this program: 250-724-6535 or