BBT Membership Benefits
By joining the Bradford Board of Trade, you are adding your company to a network in the local business community.
Your business will be listed in our directory which will be accessed by potential clients. Link backs to your website and social media not only improves your exposure but also increases your Google ranking.
We host events throughout the year. Business After Hours networking meetings to meet with other local business owners. Sourcing local resources for your business not only reduces your costs, it also solidifies your standing in the local community. People who do business together often refer to each other as well. We also host various seminars throughout the year to help educate our members learn about the latest trends and business needs in order to succeed. We also participate with various opportunities in partnership with the Town of BWG, Nottawasaga Futures, Simcoe County and more.
The pandemic has caused us (like so many others) to adjust our events. For 2022 we were unable to host our annual Bradford Home & Lifestyle Show in April. In response, we replaced it with our June event: ReDiscover BWG, which hosted vendors both in their bricks and mortar locations and on the Library West Lawn for the day. The annual Open For Business Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 12th, 2022 at our new location; Harbour View Golf & Country Club. Our flagship event, the Business Excellence Awards encourage local business and recognize excellence within our business community. The general public nominate local businesses for awards. Businesses are then judged on their own merits. The Awards themselves are presented at our annual Gala. An incredible night of formal dress, dinner, entertainment, dancing, celebration & recognition of the BWG Business Community.
Increase your exposure! Our members often offer Member-to-Member discounts for their services. Keeping business local, within the community. We offer many corporate discounts in partnership with the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce.
We have a very active social media presence where we promote our members and increase their exposure to the Bradford West Gwillimbury business community and potential customers. Members can send us their promotions for us to share, which will go on our website feed, Facebook and Twitter. We also offer our BBT Facebook Page cover photo to our members free of charge. Increasing your visibility! Duration of the post is dependent on the popularity of requests from our membership.
We also advocate on behalf of the BWG Business Community to local government. Let us know if you have concerns, roadblocks or challenges facing your business. With our extensive network, we’ll be able to put you in contact with the right people. We can also approach Town Council on your behalf and advocate for you. We are one of Ontario’s most rapidly growing communities. We have a seat on several committees throughout BWG. As well as weighing in on issues that impact businesses such as bylaws, grants, community planning and more. Your membership enables us to speak for the BWG Business Community. We’ll help you grow!
If your business would like to carry health benefits for yourself and your staff – all members in good standing are eligible to apply to the Chambers Of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Employee benefits are an important tool used today by employers to attract new employees and to retain experienced ones.
The Bradford Board of Trade is a resource to you and your business.
Affiliate Programs, Member Discounts
The Bradford Board Of Trade (BBT) is a member in good standing with the Ontario Chamber Of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber Of Commerce. As a member in good standing with the BBT, you will be eligible to take part in affiliate program discounts and promotions.
More than 30,000 small to medium-sized businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small businesses. As a not-for-profit program—all surpluses stay in the Plan and help lower premiums.
Wouldn’t it be great to get the things you need without using money?
BarterPay® is an organized bartering platform that helps businesses across Canada get the things they need without having to use money. Instead, they can pay for those things using their own goods & services!
Now, you as a business owner, can acquire some of the things you need and pay by issuing your own goods and services to the network and keeping your hard-earned cash in the bank.
All Canadian employers must consider the impact of cannabis legalization on work-related activities and travel. The CannEd e-learning course educates employers and employees on cannabis facts, laws, and responsibilities.
With 17% of Canadians consuming cannabis according to Statistics Canada, it is important to educate staff to ensure safety at work, and decrease liabilities. The CannEd course allows employers to validate the information was reviewed and tested, as well as provide a company-specific cannabis policy at work.