Member E-Newsletter - September 16, 2022

There is no such thing as a perfect house, and regardless of the age of the home you are buying, defects and deficiencies can be dangerous and costly to repair. A home is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime and a proper Home Inspection can give you peace of mind about your purchase. Our commitment to you is to help you gain knowledge about the condition of the property that you are purchasing or selling, as well as provide you with confidence to make an informed decision.
Have you joined the
Summerland Chamber of Commerce, yet?

Chambers of Commerce provide access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their products. Joining a Chamber of Commerce can boost sales and significantly improve a local business' visibility and credibility.

Pros of Joining a Chamber of Commerce
Take a minute and consider why a Chamber of Commerce might be a good idea. There are a number of benefits that include:

More Exposure for Your Business
No one is going to know you exist if you don’t put yourself out there. People who are moving into the area or who are looking for something cool to check out in the community look to their Chamber of Commerce to provide suggestions. If you’re on their list, you’ll get free marketing as a result.

Networking Opportunities
You’re going to mix, mingle, and rub elbows with other members of the professional community at various events. This can lead to opportunities you never imagined.

Grants & Funding
If you’re part of a Chamber of Commerce, you’ll have a community with your best interests at heart. They may even be able to help you find business grants and funding that you otherwise wouldn’t have known existed.

Getting Your Voice Heard
United we stand. By being part of a Chamber, you’re with other like-minded business owners who want to succeed. You can bring concerns to your local government like regulations, taxes, or costs that negatively impact you.

Freebies & Discounts
Overall, Chambers of Commerce can be a ton of fun. They host events and sometimes even offer you promotional gifts or epic raffle prizes. Not only that, but networking might score you some coupons or deals from nearby businesses, whether it’s a tasty restaurant or a carpet cleaning service.

Give us a call today!
LeeAnn MacNeil
Manager of Member Services
Developed in partnership with Prospera Credit Union, the Level Up Local grant supports entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Okanagan Valley upgrade technology and grow their online presence.

The Okanagan Valley is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada. However, many of the small businesses located here continue to feel the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and the recent climate disasters. To support the recovery and continued growth of the Okanagan economy, Accelerate Okanagan and Prospera Credit Union are reopening applications for the Level Up Local grant to provide Okanagan-based businesses with digital guidance and grant funding to invest in technology upgrades.