Benefits of Membership

2021 Kootenay Lake Membership Benefits 

* Website– all member businesses are featured on our this website

* Information Booth – we maintain a well used Information Booth in Crawford Bay.

* Collective advertising and promotional opportunities save costs, for example there is a billboard prominently displayed at Akokli Lookout, the view point between Sanca and Boswell. We also advertise in the popular International Selkirk Loop publications.

* BC Chamber Membership with many benefits including:
* Low rates – low Visa, MasterCard and Debit rates.
* Discounts – fuel (up to 3.5 cents off a litre), group insurance plans through Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance for businesses of ANY size, (even 1 person), exclusive discounts on legal matters, travel, hotels and car rentals (average of 10%-20% off) payroll, marketing and educational resources that support local non-profits and charities in our community.

* Networking – our collective voice is strong and we connect with other Chamber members locally and regionally. Each membership gets one vote on several key initiatives that help drive our local economy, provide advocacy on numerous key issues that impact our communities and have a voice on matters that you feel are important to your business success.

* Community Service – we regularly help initiatives financially and with supportive letters such as: Canada Day celebrations, Kootenay Rideshare, the East Shore Trail and Bike Association, Earth Day Highway cleanup, Birding and Local History Pamphlets and many different events.

* Personal Connections – Chamber members are not required to come to meetings but we learn a lot, recommend each other to customers, share our mistakes and successes.

Lots of learning and laughs!

* BrochureOur informative Kootenay Lake Visitor’s Guide is widely distributed and featured in our brochure rack on both Kootenay Lake ferries.

* Ferry RackingThe Chamber pays to keep the ferry racks full of your business brochures, attracting many travelers to stop. A surprising percentage of visitors don’t plan ahead.