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Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Benefits of Chamber Membership

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* Through membership in the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, you also benefit directly from your chamber's membership with the Ontario Chamber and Canadian Chamber, whose advocacy efforts and initiatives advance public policy issues that are critical to all businesses here in our community and in communities across the province and country.


Affinity Programs

The Centre Wellington Chamber is pleased to provide cost saving discounts and other value added benefits to our members. Businesses with current chamber memberships can take advantage of the many benefits listed at any time throughout their membership.

If you are interested in finding out how you can put your membership to use, check out our many benefits or call us at 519-843-5140. If you are not currently a member of the Centre Wellington Chamber, and would like to take advantage of these, please consider filling out an application.

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Purolator UPS Service Constant ContactE-mail Marketing
Evolve Collaboration Beyond Rewards Business Protection Program
CIRA Infrastructure Protection Johnson Inc. Insurance Pragmatic Conferencing
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Merchant Services

The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce has partnered with First Data Canada, a leader in the payments industry, to help your business Sell More and Save More. All members are provided exclusive low rates on merchant services; low credit and debit card processing costs, ecommerce tools, mobile payment apps, and a user-friendly online reporting tool to support and grow your business.

  • Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB and Interac
  • Online reporting anytime, anywhere
  • Choose from a wide variety of payment solutions including; ecommerce, Tap & Go, virtual terminals, gift cards, mobile payment apps, etc.

Earn a $1,000 MasterCard® gift card if First Data cannot beat your current payment processing fees. To get started, all we need is a copy of your current statement.

Visit for more information on this exclusive offer.  Contact Paresh Karkhanis, Account Executive - Sales, at 905-602-3554 Email - he can help with all of your questions.

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Group Insurance

The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is also offered through Chamber membership in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

When salary dollars are limited an effective Employee Benefit plan will help you attract and retain top talent. A good plan will provide a tax-effective way to compensate employees, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and promote health and well-being. Regardless of your budget, we can help you design a plan that is aligned with your corporate philosophy. We’ve worked with companies from a variety of industries in various stages of business from “start up” to multi-generation. Our proven track record means you are going to get the right plan at the right price. As an independent insurance broker, we work for you not the insurance carrier. We are always looking for ways to cut costs, fix expenses and reduce claims on your behalf. Our goal is to help you maximize the return on every dollar you invest in your Employee Benefit plan. Call us. We can help.

Bensol Consulting Inc., 519-829-2860,

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Esso Business Card Program

Save 3.5 cents off the posted pump price! Whether you have a small sales force or a large fleet of service vehicles, the Esso Business Card Program gives you exceptional fuel savings, powerful and easy-to-use fuel management tools and broad acceptance at nearly 1,800 Esso stations in Canada. This cost saving program is sponsored through the Chamber membership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Program Frequently Asked Questions
View program flyer

For more information or to enroll, simply contact: 1-888-330-2419 or visit



Purolator Discount

As a member of the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to the shipping services and experience of Purolator, where you will enjoy preferential pricing through a volume discount program.  Purolator offers all chamber members discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® suite of services.

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To learn more or start saving, visit

Constant Contact

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is an inexpensive online email marketing, event registration, survey, and social media tool that allows businesses and organizations to easily create electronic advertisements, newsletters, event notices, and surveys to send to their customers.  Members of the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce can receive up to a 25% discount on their Constant Contact membership.  To receive this discount simply:

  • Go to and register.  You will create a login and password during this process.
  • Send an email to and let them know you are a Member of the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce.  Include your constant contact login and password
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Your local, full service people management partners, assisting you in both human resources and health & safety, workplace investigations, recruitment and other HR safety projects. 

Contact Lynne Bard or Krysta Palmer at 519-821-7440

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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce UPS Savings Program just got even better! You can now save 40%* on UPS® shipping services!
In today’s ever-changing marketplace, we understand your need to save time and money. That is how we have been able to leverage the buying power of our members to deliver even better savings on the shipping products and services that can help move your members’ businesses forward.
Remember, this offer is to members via your chamber’s membership with the Canadian Chamber. By enrolling in our UPS® Savings Program you can start saving 40% today – no matter how much, when or where you/they ship.

Visit: or call 1-800-MEMBERS (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., ET), to enroll in the program.

If you have any questions, please contact Chamber Services and Development at 800.661.2930.

Evolve Collaboration

Evolve Collaboration

Members receive discounted rates on Audio Conferencing, Web Collaboration and Webinar Services
• Chamber members have access to an Evolve Collaboration expert who will assess where collaboration tools can enable your business and provide guidance and training.
Program Highlights:
• 4.5¢/min Audio Conferencing Rate: 50% below commercial industry average
• Adobe Web collaboration unlimited use $50/month
• Free Virtual Collaboration Assessment
• Electronic Billing
• Bilingual Operator Support
• No Contracts or Activation Fees
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Business Protection

Our Business Protection Program is a comprehensive business insurance program designed specifically for local chambers and boards of trade.

The Business Protection Program offers peace of mind by bundling key insurance coverages into one convenient package. Best of all, we made sure to keep the rates competitive and affordable for our members. The Business Protection Program provides the following coverage:

  • Property and Contents
  • Commercial General Liability and Umbrella
  • Directors and Officers – Not for Profit
  • Comprehensive Cyber Network Security
  • Business Interruption
  • Crime
  • Legal Expense/Tax Investigation Fees
  • Equipment/Computer Breakdown

We know chamber members are busy running their organizations, so we have worked hard to make obtaining insurance a quick and easy process. Getting a quote is simple, and binding coverage is even easier.

For more information about the program, visit or call 1.855.897.4848.

Click here to get your Canadian Chamber member number.

CIRA: Protecting Your IT Infrastructure from Attack

Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) brings us an affordable cloud-based cyber security solution to you and your chamber members.

CIRA is a non-profit organization best known for managing the .CA domain on behalf of all Canadians. While this remains their primary raison d’être, CIRA has a much broader mandate to strengthen Canada’s Internet. Every day they work towards this goal through the development of products, programs and partnerships that improve the safety and security of our online ecosystem.

Cyber security is the business challenge of our time. High-profile attacks are simple to execute and can take your chamber and your members business offline and turn your customers away.

Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS) is a form of electronic attack involving multiple computers, which send repeated requests to a server to over load it and render it inaccessible for a period of time.

DDoS attacks against Canadian IT infrastructure were up 71% in the past year making it a good time to review your IT infrastructure security strategy.

CIRA helps keep your websites and applications online by protecting them from DDoS attacks, while also giving you the ability to lock your domain name and avoid another common security hack called, “domain hijacking” that can be used to embarrass your company or to steal your customer’s information. 

Members of CWCC will receive a 50% off discount on their D-Zone Anycast and Domain Lock services. 

Contact:  Sarah Brimacombe


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Chamber of Commerce members can access home, auto and travel (where applicable) insurance through Johnson Inc.   Check out the website  to get a quote, or call 1-855-572-0225.  


Pragmatic Conferencing

Involved in every element of modern business collaboration, Pragmatic strives to offer complete communication solutions to our customers. From audio conferencing to cloud video, our aim is to make it simpler and more cost effective to connect with colleagues and clients across the globe. Pragmatic has been working to connect people and organizations for over 10 years.


By partnering with Pragmatic, members can enjoy a savings of at LEAST 25% off their current audio conferencing rate.   Additional benefits include:

  • 24/7 customer support (live answer times of 20 seconds or less)
  • Dedicated Account Executive
  • Customer care self-serve web portal
  • Customizable billing
  • Per second billing 
  • Integrated audio/web conferencing
  • Free recordings and emailed invoices
  • No contracts, commitments or monthly minimums!

In addition to audio conferencing, the Pragmatic portfolio offers a sliding scale of collaboration solutions, including:

  • Web conferencing (Pragmatic’s Web Pro and Adobe Connect)
  • Webcasting
  • Cloud video conferencing (including Blue Jeans and RP1Cloud)
  • Conferencing hardware consulting and sales

We are conferencing experts, here to simplify, educate, and save you money! Contact your dedicated account rep today!  Mike Sanders, Pragmatic Conferencing, 1.866.746.5282,


Chamber Opportunities

Use the Chamber's numerous networking events to connect with the owners and employees of over 350 other local business members throughout the community.

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This is one of the main benefits of Chamber Membership and extremely valuable! We provide this opportunity through:

Networking Breakfasts
We meet the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. Held monthly between September and June (except for December). Venue and speaker/topic are advertised ahead of time. Each Breakfast features a guest speaker with a topic of interest for business people or community interest. Our goal is to have everyone on his or her way by 9 a.m.  If you would like to be a speaker, please contact us.

Business After Hours
BAH are held in months when there isn't another major Chamber event going on.  This is an opportunity for a local business to showcase their business as a host.  The host provides refreshments and information on their business and/or a tour of their facility.  The host is responsible to accept the RSVP’s either by phone or email to assist with numbers for refreshments.  There is no cost for members and guests to attend.  The Chamber staff will look after advertising in free sources as available, email reminders to Members, promoting verbally at earlier events. If you are interested in being a host at a future BAH contact us.

Meet & Greets
We want to introduce a newer networking opportunity for our members: Meet & Greets!
They are held quarterly on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm-7:30pm and will feature a different Food & Beverage spot that are members the CWCC.  The host usually provides appetizers and it is a cash bar.  No RSVP's required for this casual business to business networking event.  Everyone welcome!  If you are interested in being a host at a future Meet & Greet, contact us.

Chamber PLUS Networks (CPN)
If you would like to grow your business within a category exclusive group of local business people – check out CPN! One group meets weekly on Wednesdays for breakfast and the second group meets every second Monday for lunch - either group would welcome you to attend as a guest to see if CPN could work for you!  For more information, please visit our CPN page, or contact the chamber.

and Many More....
Just visit our Upcoming Events page to see which chamber event you would like to attend.


Advertising & Sponsorship

There are a variety of ways to grow your business through advertising with the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Our advertising options are designed for Chamber members, fellow business owners, and the community at large. Our rates are also designed to be very affordable.

For more information please visit our Adverting or Sponsorship page, or call the Chamber at 519-843-5140. We would be happy to help you and your business!



The Business BLINK is a month-end Chamber update. It is sent only electronically, but is also available on our website. Click here to see the latest or archived issues.

The Wellington Advertiser publishes a business page of the newspaper titled 'Inside Wellington'.  The C.W. Chamber of Commerce and other business related organizations submit articles of relevance to local business.  Please contact the Advertiser if you are interested in submitting an article.  Copies are delivered at no cost to homes located in the 7 townships of Wellington County, or can be picked up at the Chamber office, Elora Information Centre, or the Wellington Advertiser office in Fergus.


Mail Box Service

The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a service exclusive to Chamber members: The CWCC Mailbox. If you're a home-based business, a business that does not have regular business hours, a business that is constantly changing address, or simply a business that values security and privacy, this service is for you. For more information visit our Mailbox Page, or to sign up, call the Chamber at 519-843-5140.



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