Being a member of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce gives you access to a number of benefits. These benefits include free and affordable marketing opportunities such as brochure racking, free online and print promotion of your business.
Brochure/Card Racking - Special membership pricing
Chamber members receive special membership pricing to rack their business cards or rack cards for free at the Summerland Visitor Centre, which is open year-round and welcomes 12,000 visitors a year. Located in a prime location on Highway 97 the Centre is everyone's first point of contact for information.
Business Buzz – Free to Chamber members
Let the Chamber know about your business' latest news and we will share it through our Business Buzz e-blast, sent out every month. Has your company celebrated a key anniversary, received an award or accolade, or undergone renovations? Contact the Chamber so that we can spread the word to over 700 members, post online and feature the news in articles in the Summerland Review and the Okanagan Business Examiner.
Event Listings – Free to Chamber members
Member hosted events are a regular part of the Chamber’s monthly newsletter. If your business is hosting a special event or open house, we can include the details in the online community calendar. Please note – sales events/flyers are not included on the calendar or member hosted events.
Online Business Directory Listing - Free to Chamber members
Chamber members receive a free listing on the Chamber’s website in the Summerland Business Directory, with basic information including Company name, location, contact information.
Enhanced Online Business Directory Listing - included in Membership Tiers 2 - 5
NEW! Members can now upgrade their directory listings to stand out in their sector by upgrading to an enhanced listing for only $85 plus GST per year.
Logo/image next to listing.
Website link above phone number of search results.
Description under your company name on Search Results.
Priority Placement at the top of your directory section.
Detailed contact information.
Up to 20 keywords for search optimization.
Log into your listing to make updates and changes.
Post employment opportunities at your company to the Job Opportunities page.
Summerland Travel Map Guide
Is your business on the Summerland Travel Map Guide? Click HERE for more information
Tourism Summerland Listing – Free (tourism sector only)
Summerland businesses in the tourism sector also receive a free directory listing on https://visitsummerland.com/. To add or change your listing, contact Visitor Centre Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summerland Business and Telephone Directory
Summerland’s own Telephone and Business Directory is delivered to all households in Summerland, and given to new residents throughout the year. All members receive a Free white pages listing and have the opportunity to advertise in the Yellow Pages. See the Telephone Directory page for ad rates.
e-BLAST - $50
Member to Member e-blasts are sent to the entire Chamber mailing list of 700+ recipients for only $50 plus GST per e-blast. These are a great way to announce a new service, product range or event. The e-blast must be pre-designed as a jpeg (600px wide, max. 1500px high) or pdf, 8.5 x11 inches. E-blasts are also linked to your website or preferred social media site.
The Chamber website includes a complete business directory for Summerland, which draws hundreds of visits a day to our site. Feature ads are available to purchase on several key pages on the Chamber’s site and are available on a first come-first served basis. Banner or SideBox ads are available, and are linked to your website.
Banner ads – 1162x200px horizontal and 200x292px vertical. Prices range from $50 to $125 (plus GST) per month, depending on the size of the ad, the placement and the number of pages it appears on.
Business After Business- Hosting opportunity
The Chamber facilitates 10 Business after Business networking events a year and hosting is a great way to put your business in the spotlight. As a host you cover the costs of food and beverages. There is high demand for hosting these events and in order to provide equal hosting opportunity to as many of our members as possible, a business can host once every two years. Visit the Business after Business page for further details.
Event sponsorship is an excellent strategy for promoting your company and demonstrating community support during important local events. The Chamber offers sponsorship packages for the Festival of Lights and the annual Business and Community Excellence Awards.
Valley Wide Business After Hours
Organized in partnership by the Okanagan Valley Chambers of Commerce, The Valley Wide Business after Hours is a trade show and networking event for businesses, which takes place each May. Ticket and vendor booth information is available in March – contact the Chamber office for details.