Benefits of Belonging to the Canadian Chamber Network The Power of the Network While the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is a primary and vital connection between business and the federal government, its local chamber and board of trade members enable businesses to shape public policies at the municipal, regional, and provincial/territorial levels of government. The ability to connect 200,000 businesses and organizations and to communicate to all levels of government on business issues with the voice of business is what gives the Canadian Chamber network its power. Access to a Wealth of Information Your chamber’s membership investment opens the door to a wealth of information on federal legislation and business initiatives. As your partner in the world of federal advocacy work, we have a policy team that can easily provide you with updates on files that your chamber or its members might be interested in. In terms of advocacy products on our website there’s easy access to reports, white papers, blogs and more; our papers are published so that they can be read and shared. Member Benefit Programs The following programs are offered to all members of chambers and boards of trade that are members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Negotiated on the strength of membership numbers in chambers across the country, we have some great cost-saving programs for you! First Data Payment Processing Program Recently announced ( February 2014 ), this program offers competitive rates for chamber members who process credit card and debit transactions. o o o o o o o o Discount Rate/Transaction Fees* Visa 1.55% MasterCard 1.60% Interac ® Debit $0.05/Transaction Discover 1.60% Card Brand 0.12% NQA 0.25% Amex ® 0.15/Transaction Monthly Account Fee $5.00 If you would like to contact a member of the First Data team to discuss your processing costs, call 1-888-265-4117 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Esso Business Card Program Through your local chamber of commerce membership, you can enjoy $0.035/litre fuel discount off the retail posted pump price. If you and/or your employees are on the road a lot – the savings from this program can add up quickly. Visit www.essofleetoffers.com/CHAMBER to find out more about the program.