AFFINITY PARTNERS

The Chamber Group Insurance Plan

CANADA’S #1 PLAN FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS!

Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, running a home-based business or part of a larger firm, benefits are a very important part of your financial security. The Chambers Plan creates a solid foundation for that security, based on a benefit program that can be designed to suit organizations of any size.

You’ll get the flexibility and security you need, along with a benefits program that’s personalized for you and your company. You’ll also get rate stability, guaranteed coverage, exceptional customer service, and additional advantages not offered anywhere else.

Bonus Features: NO minimum firm size, NO industry restrictions, YOU choose the coverage, YOU control the cost! Your Chambers Plan offers more than just financial support. You’ll also have access to Travel Medical Insurance (included in all Health Care Options,) Best Doctors® services and discounts on eyewear, laser eye surgery and hearing devices.

You’ll even have access to Business Assistance Service, providing the resources to help manage your business more effectively with access to professional accounting, legal and human resource experts, confidential coaching and referral services all at NO additional cost.

See why more than 30,000 business owners have selected this plan. Visit www.chamberplan.ca to connect with an agent today!

JOHNSON

You Deserve More, Let’s Talk About Saving.

Exclusive benefits and pricing.  How exciting! As a member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Johnson Group Insurance is thrilled to give you access to extensive coverage, 24/7 claims service, and bundled savings packages – you’ll get access to:

  • Additional discounts
  • Identity Theft Coverage
  • First accident forgiveness
  • Coverage for critical illness
  • Roadside assistance
  • Home Plus – over 20 cost-free additional benefits
  • Single deductible for claims involving both home and auto
  • Air MilesTM reward miles

For more than 130 years, Johnson Insurance has been looking beyond the things we insure to the people who own them with 60+ branches from St. John’s to Vancouver.

Whether you are up or down, we are in this together. All the products you need, home, travel, and auto. Just because you’re saving, it doesn’t mean you sacrifice choice.

Call 1-800-563-0677 or visit online for a quote www.johnson.ca/chamber

FIRST DATA

At First Data Canada, we look for every opportunity to help customers leverage more value from each transaction – developing new solutions to make them simpler, faster, safer and more rewarding.

If you’re looking for a reason to move your payment processing to First Data, this could be it! First Data knows that there are a lot of offers out in the marketplace. Often sales reps will walk in the door with an appealing “flash rate” – the first thing that businesses see about any program but not always the most accurate indicator of savings!

First Data Canada offers merchants wide selection devices and payment options, so you never have to say “no” to a customer’s preferred payment method. Plus, the Chamber has negotiated market-leading rates for our services, which are not open to seasonal price adjustments. For more information, please click here.

If you have questions on the First Data offer or require additional information on this Affinity Program to help your business be more competitive, contact Mohamed-Ali Kessentini, 905-602-3548 or visit www.firstdata.com

PUROLATOR

Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, and we’re celebrating more than 50 years of delivering Canada with a network like any other.

We continue to expand our reach to more people, more businesses and more places across our vast country. As Canada’s largest courier company, Purolator delivers innovative products and superior services on which you can depend. With more couriers, more vehicles and more planes in more places than any other domestic courier, we provide solutions that are right for Canadians—whenever and wherever they need to ship.

Purolator has developed a tiered courier pricing structure for MCC members that offers the most opportunity for savings ranging from 25% to 45% off our rates, depending on your organization’s annual volume.

For more information, please click here or contact Tim Hick, Purolator Alliance Partner Program, 1 (877) 324-0002 for a quote for your business or your chamber.

OUTSTAND

OUTSTAND is a sales and relationship-building platform designed for business professionals who want to improve their personal brand identity. OUTSTAND can help you strengthen trust and foster more meaningful relationships with customers by creating unique, memorable and personalized interactions.

OUTSTAND’s tools and functionality focus on the relationship-building and follow-up stages of the sales process.

Chamber Members get access to exclusive discounted pricing and a FREE 30-day trial. Click here for more details. Request yours by contacting Marc Palud, Chamber Partner Relationship Manager, 1-800-507-2459  www.ChamberProgram.com

6P MARKETING

Is your website an asset or an impediment to attracting leads and closing the deal? Make the most of your online presence. Your website is a 24/7 salesperson representing your organization. As such, it should not only be well-designed, but it should clearly and attractively educate visitors on your products and services. Great websites that achieve results require a combination of good marketing planning, design, and development.

6P Marketing, a Winnipeg-based full-service marketing firm, has built more than 200 websites for Manitoba companies. 6P is offering a free website analysis exclusively to Manitoba Chambers of Commerce members. Members will be provided with a custom report and phone conversation to review the findings, and discuss best practices to support awareness, trust, and appeal of your company. 6P has helped more than 500 Manitoba businesses build their brands, increase sales effectiveness, raise awareness and grow business within their target markets.

STRATEGY | BRANDING | ONLINE MARKETING | ADVERTISING | WEBSITES | SEO | EMAIL | PPC

To get started, email Rick Klimczak at rick@6pmarketing.com, visit www.6pmarketing.com or call 204-254-4082. For more details, please click here.

Pragmatic

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 more than 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 dedicate account rep today: Mike Sanders at 1 (866) 746-5282.

LENOVO

As the #1 PC manufacturer globally, Lenovo develops, produces and markets reliable, high-quality, secure, and easy-to-use products and services for customers who want technology that does more. Founded as Legend Holding in 1984, Lenovo increased its North American presence in 2005 when it acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM, the company that invented the PC industry in 1981. A global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo has more than 54,000 employees in more than 60 countries serving customers in more than 160 countries.

Through the Lenovo Chamber program, Chambers can offer members discounts of up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s technology product line for the home and office, including laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, workstations, servers, and accessories. This includes savings on top products, such as the award-winning ThinkPad notebooks and innovative multimode YOGA tablets.

Members also receive free ground shipping on all web orders, monthly limited-time special offers, access to energy-efficient green technologies and award-winning service and support. For more information, click here, visit www.lenovo.com/chambers or call 1-888-315-7408 ext. 5221.

1LIFE WORKPLACE SAFETY SOLUTIONS

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions is a dedicated group of Safety Professionals, Software Programmers, and support team, passionate about sending workers home safe at the end of the day while supporting employers to increased efficiency and profits. We collaborate with a diverse client base to develop and continuously enhance powerful web and mobile applications that increase overall workplace safety risk management while driving down administrative time and tasks, and compliance costs.

  • 3 Hours with a 1Life Safety Professional for a custom Business Risk Assessment (or other requested service)
  • $500 towards the purchase of any of 1Life’s technology solutions
  • mySafetyAssistant web & mobile safety management app – the first 5 users are free!
    • mySafetyAssistant™ is a made-in-Manitoba, award-winning web and mobile application that makes safety (and HR, operations, quality) management simple and easy. Via their mobile phones, employees have ready access to their company’s safety program elements and managers can monitor performance in real-time over multiple job sites. The ability to create workflows and scheduled tasks, as well as digital signatures and automatic filing, has a dramatic impact on administrative time and costs. Plus, you’ll reduce risk. Over a $1500 Value! 

Questions? We have answers. Real Workplace Safety Professions. Real World Solutions. You don’t learn everything by reading safety regulations. Our highly trained team is ready to help you! Whether you have five employees or 500, we can help you develop your Safety Management System efficiently, cost-effectively, and correctly.

For more information: call (204) 231-5433 (LIFE) or visit www.1lifewss.com

 

ESSO

Maintain control while saving time and money with the Esso Business Card.

Esso Business Card programs deliver exceptional fuel savings and powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools. Plus Manitoba Chambers of Commerce members receive 3.5 cents per litre discount regardless of volume.

Three levels of service, one great fuel network. Whether your business is large or small, managing time and costs are always priorities. That’s why all three Esso Business Cards offer security features, volume discounts, easy-to-use online tools and no annual fee. The degree of control and reporting you want will help determine which card fits your business.

For more information, click here. To enroll, click here.

CHOICE HOTELS

Save up to 15% when you stay at Choice Hotels® which includes Comfort™, Quality®, Clarion® and a few others like the upscale Ascend Hotel Collection®. There are over 325 Choice locations spanning all provinces – and over 6,300 worldwide. Hotels are conveniently located near major airports, key highways and business districts.

Connect easily with colleagues and friends using free high-speed Internet, and jump-start your day with free breakfast at most locations. Unlike many other hotel discount programs, members can use the discount for both business and leisure travel. Members will be able to offer it to their staff if they own businesses and family to use as well as long as they book using the MCC Client ID that is required in order for the discount to apply. As an additional feature, members who are looking to book 10+ rooms at a time for three days or more can contact the program administrator for a group rate that could potentially be larger saving than their Client ID can provide.

For the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Choice Client ID# and to learn more about earning rewards when you travel with the ChoicePrivileges® rewards program, click here.

A New Way to Book Online!

Choice Hotels Canada will soon migrate to a new website, which will affect how you book. Here’s what you need to know!
Starting today, ensure a seamless booking process on ChoiceHotels.com:

Preferred Customer Savings Rate will display in the ‘Special Rate’ menu box

  • To verify only, click the ‘Special Rate’ menu box and scroll to the bottom to see currently logged in as your organization
  • Select your reservation details (destination using the drop down, dates and the number of guests)
  • Click ‘Find Hotels’
  • All Choice Hotels for your selected destination will display
  • Click ‘Check Availability’ at the hotel you want to book
  • Discounted rates will display as well as other tabs and rates will also be visible
  • Click ‘Book Now’ to make your reservation for the selected room type and rate

RevGenApps.com

CORE MARKETING TOOLSET, by RevGenApps.com

A subscription to the CORE MARKETING TOOLSET by RevGenApps.com is now included with your Chamber membership. This software helps improve, manage and monitor your online marketing activities, presence, visibility and results (a value of $275 per year). A weekly executive report allows you to track progress in real-time.

To activate, go to: www.RevGenApps.com

VEXXIT

Matchmaking for Life’s Serious Stuff.

Research has shown that individuals (and businesses) fail to seek professional help in the fields of law, accounting, and financial advisory, even when it would dramatically impact and advance their life goals and business. Vexxit is changing that.

Canadians can turn to Vexxit to find the right accountant, lawyer, financial advisor or consultant to meet their unique needs. For business owners, employees, or individuals searching for the best lawyer, financial advisor, accountant, or consultant for their specific situation, Vexxit is absolutely free.  Try it today – signing up and submitting your need takes less than 10 minutes. Based on your profile, and leveraging our powerful advanced machine-learning technology, Vexxit will match you up with relevant professionals.

And, an exclusive offer just for Manitoba Chambers of Commerce members: professionals in the fields of accounting, legal, financial advisory, and consultancy receive a 20% discount off Vexxit’s annual professional membership subscription.

Learn more about this special offer and sign up today.

 

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