You’ve just joined the Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce? What’s next?
As a new Chamber member, you’ve joined nearly 200 businesses working to promote the economic vitality and quality of life in Lambton Shores and surrounding area. Our mission is to make Lambton Shores a great place to do business, earn a living, raise a family and enjoy the unique assets of this beautiful Lake Huron community.
Use the checklist below to ensure you’re leveraging your benefits and services or print this handy reference guide – Membership Benefits & Services 2019 (PDF).
New Member Checklist
Check Your New Listing
Your membership includes a full web listing on this site and ItStartsAtTheBeach.ca
- Full listing on GrandBendChamber.ca and ItStartsAtTheBeach.ca includes: business name, contact, address, phone, email, website, social media sites, logo, photo, description (up to 500 words) and interactive Google map. Logo and photo files need to be jpg, png or PDF.
Please review your listings. If you need to make any changes or updates, please email us here.
Stay Informed – read the Members’ Newsletter
We know you’re busy! And we want to help you stay on top of everything going on in and around the community. When you join the Chamber, one of the ways we keep you informed about Chamber services and events is to add you to our Members’ newsletter contact list. Our ability to keep you up-to-date relies on a few minutes of your time to review the monthly newsletter.
Bring Us Your Marketing Materials
Every day, residents and visitors stop in or call us looking for information about local businesses. We’re happy to share your marketing materials with them. Please drop off any materials you have our at the Welcome Centre, located at 1-81 Crescent Street in Grand Bend. There’s a slot for your stuff – make sure we have a supply and that what you’ve left with us is up-to-date.
Attend Members’ Events
A great way to get your business known to the community is to make sure your fellow Chamber members know about you! Our Members are great ambassadors and help refer fellow businesses to potential customers. The more your fellow Chamber Members know about you and your products or services, the more they can talk you up. Check the event listings and plan to attend loaded with business cards.
Add Our Logo to Your Website
In addition to the Welcome Package provided to you as a new member which included a Membership window decal, you received an electronic Membership web badge by email. This web badge is for your website or Facebook to show the greater community you’re a Member of our organization. The web badge is changed annually to keep our membership current.
You are a critical piece to our organization. Consider volunteering for one of our committees. Share your ideas. Get involved. And don’t forget that if you’ve been a member for more than one year, you can run for a seat on our Board of Directors. Contact us if you are interested.
Let Us Hear From You
Your input matters to us. We welcome your emails and phone calls, or just stop by to share how we can help you grow your business in our community. Click here to get directions or contact us.