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The Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade (GCBBT) is the voice of business in Corner Brook and region. With key alliances in the business community along with municipal, provincial, and federal connections, the Board of Trade influences policy for the betterment of all business owners.  The Board of Trade represents you!


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The Voice of Business

The GCBBT is the voice of business in Corner Brook and region. We lobby governments of all levels on behalf of the businesses in our membership. From behind closed doors and through public media releases, we get the message through loud and clear for the benefit of members. We seek your advice and direction on formulating messages to governments and regulatory bodies, to ensure our message is a true reflection of the membership`s opinion.


Lobby Support

Help is available for your issues. Consult with us on how to deal with government departments.  From help in preparing a letter to government or politicians, to finding out who it is you should be talking to, let us assist you in making an effective approach on your issue while saving time, experiencing less frustration, and receiving help in cutting through red tape.


Advertising Opportunities

•    The GCBBT has launched its power point slide show during its luncheons. This is a great opportunity for you to advertise yourself at our luncheon events. Each slide will be displayed for approximately 30 seconds. The slide show will be set up to repeat throughout the first ½ hour of networking and
during the meal.

•    The GCBBT web site will offer a number of membership privileges including company profile page with direct link to company website.

•    Weekly e-newsletters are distributed to the GCBBT membership. Members may submit FREE news and announcements/promotions on a weekly basis to be included in this e-newsletter.

•    The Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade annually updates the Business Locator Advertising Sign located at 11 Confederation Drive, next to the Visitor Information Centre.  This is a great method of advertisement, viewed by over 10, 000 visitors annually. Members of the Board of Trade have exclusive
rights to advertise on the sign.


Networking and Member Profile Enhancement

•    The GCBBT regularly hosts luncheon meetings featuring guest speakers from across the province and across the country, speakers that are leaders in the industry. This provides an excellent opportunity to network with fellow members and prospective customers. As a member, you will receive first notice of upcoming luncheons, as well as reduced prices to attend these events.

•    The GCBBT will hold Lunch & Learn Sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to provide members and their staff the opportunity to enhance their skills.  If you are interested in participating in a session or have a topic that you would like addressed, let us know!

•    The GCBBT will also hold seminars that focus on issues that may be of importance to your business. Members receive a reduced rate.

•    The GCBBT has partnered with a number of funding agencies and financial institutions to promote Small Business Week.  This is an opportunity for you to get out and network with other businesses in the area and let us say `Thank you’ for the contribution that you make to our local economy.

•    As well, the GCBBT also hosts annual events such as the Curling Funspiel and Golf Tournament.  Another great opportunity for you to get out and network with other businesses in the area.


Other

•    The Board of Trade receives numerous calls from businesses and organizations seeking suppliers for various projects and services.  It is our policy to only promote and refer business opportunities to our members.

•    Chamber Group Insurance Plan.  Through membership in the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade, you have access to an insurance plan that was designed with small businesses in mind. You can obtain benefits that are tailored to suit your needs at rates that are normally available only to large
businesses. For further information, please visit www.buychambers.ca or contact Deon Hancock at (709) 634-0071.

•    Access to the local and national discounts through the Membership Rewards Program such as the ESSO Business Card Program. Click here for further details. Contact Colin Pilgrim at Corner Brook Esso (709) 639-1548 for further details.

•    A preferred merchant discount rate for Credit Card and Interact transactions with First Data Canada. Currently offering rates of 1.55% Visa, 1.60% Mastercard and $0.05/transaction for Interac. Full program details are available by Clicking Here.

•    Free subscription to Progress magazine

•    Mystery Shopper Programme through Competitactics

•    Human resource services through First Call

•    Cloud Backup and Recovery Program through Quantum RBS Inc.

•    A 10% discount on the cost of ICC Publications

•   SME oriented online training courses through the Canadian Chamber of Commerce e-Learning Centre (www.chamber.ca)

•    Worldwide Travel Discount Program. Details available at www.apcc.ca.  
 



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Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade
P.O.Box 475,11 Confederation Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E6
email sherry@gcbbt.com
phone (709) 634-5831
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