Becoming a member of Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is a good investment for your business for numerous reasons including:
- Insurance Purposes
- Chamber Bucks
The objective of Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is to promote and improve trade, commerce, economic, civic and social welfare of the district.
An annual fee is payable to Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce prior to January 31 of each year. Once fees have been paid, that member is entitled to a maximum number of votes, as defined in the membership category of employees. That member business must have an equal number of representatives present at any meeting in order to vote.
Fees are as follows:
$40.00 Business with 0 employees
$60.00 Business with 1-3 employees
$80.00 Business with 4-6 employees
$100.00 Business with 7-9 employees
$125.00 Business with over 10 employees
Currently, meetings are held the last Thursday of every month by Zoom. Times alternate between 12 noon and 7 p.m.
The annual meeting will be held in February of each year.
The order of business at each meeting will be as follows:
- Financial report
- Matters arising from the minutes
- Committee reports
- New business
- Round table
WHAT WE DO
Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is here to promote and grow local businesses in Rivers and its surrounding areas.
Santa Parade: Annually the Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce puts on a Santa Cause Parade where local businesses, organizations and, of course, Santa parade around Rivers for the community members to see. After the parade, Santa takes time to take pictures with the children of the community.
Speaker meetings: When possible, a speaker is brought in to the educate our members at monthly meetings. Past speakers have included Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District, Rivers Collegaite Hockey Academy, Wetlands Centre of Excellence and more.
Chamber Bucks: A chamber buck is a form of gift certificate. Generally speaking, you win chamber bucks through contests put on by the Chamber, or affiliated organizations. The recipient of the chamber bucks is able to redeem this certificate at any business/organization that is a Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce member. Once the merchant has received a chamber buck, they are to notify the Chamber and that merchant will be reimbursed through the Chamber.
Phone Directory: Becoming a member of Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce ensures your business will be listed on the phone directory for Riverdale Municipality (online and paper copies)
Advertising: Being a Chamber member gives your business the opportunity to be advertised through initiatives sponsored by Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce, including our social media.
If you would like more information or if you would like to become a member of Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce, please contact us today!
Michelle Budiwski, President
Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce