In 2004, at the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council Summit, the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce was created by bringing northern and southern businesses together who recognized the strength in working together.
WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of the business community which lends itself to improving business and building a better community.
WHAT DOES A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DO?
The Chamber of Commerce organizes and directs the energies of those who believe that a community worth living in is a community worth improving. It works to increase wealth and prosperity by facilitating the growth of existing businesses and fostering new ones.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
The Chamber performs many functions to foster the growth of the business community. The Chamber only refers its members, and every year, the organization publishes a membership directory and community guide which is distributed to Chamber members and visitors.
The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce has as its members, business and corporate entities. Aside from the Individual and Student categories, no person is a member of the Chamber, only the entities which they represent. When you sign up for a membership, please keep in mind that it is your business or place of employment that is the member. If you own multiple businesses and seek to enjoy the promotional benefits of the Chamber for each of your businesses, you need to obtain memberships for each one.
If you own/or represent an entity that is a group or collection of businesses/corporations, the Chamber will not be able to specifically promote each one of those businesses unless they each become members of the Chamber.
The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce membership structure consists of three membership categories. The first category is the Professional and Business Category. In this category are those business entities (large or small) that are majority Aboriginal owned. The number of delegates indicates the number of tickets to events that can be purchased at membership discount prices.
The second category is the Corporate and Government Agency category. The entities in this category do not need to be majority Aboriginal owned. The number of delegates again refers to the number of tickets to events that can be purchased at membership discount prices.
Corporations enjoy special benefits that are being added to regularly. Pleased keep checking the website for the various benefits to your corporation.
ALL voting members are entitled to ONE vote per member (that is to say, per business/corporation/entity).