Businesses of every size from every sector benefit from membership with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Expand your professional network, develop your skills, connect with potential customers and grow your business by taking advantage of the strategic services, exclusive opportunities and valuable resources available to members. Our goal is to build, drive and positively influence Aurora’s economic landscape by being your partner in success. Connect with Seanna Murray, Member Relations Ambassador, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-727-7262 x22 to further explore the many benefits available to every employee of your organization.
Grow Your Business
Connect With Customers
Showcase your business at the Aurora Chamber's annual signature events to make valuable face-to-face connections with potential customers. Be a vendor at the Aurora Chamber's Home Show, Street Festival or Tech Expo. Vendor opportunities are also available at the Colossal Chamber Networking Event and the Business Women's Summit. Stay tuned to our Events Calendar for upcoming vendor opportunities and subscribe to our email list so you never miss out! As a benefit of membership, Aurora Chamber members receive an exclusive, discounted rate to become a vendor .
Get Referrals! Experience Powerful Word-of-Mouth
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce receives many inquiries from residents, members of the local business community and visitors seeking referrals to reputable businesses. Our friendly staff refers Aurora Chamber members only and uses every opportunity to promote member-businesses to potential customers. As a member, your business contact information is available through our searchable online Member Directory, annual Buyers' Guide publication, provided to visitors at the Aurora Chamber office and in response to telephone inquiries. We promote the Shop, Dine, Play Local! message throughout our community and encourage all members to utilize Aurora Chamber members first for both their personal and professional needs. Members benefit from belonging to a supportive network that consistently generates powerful word-of-mouth referrals.
Expand Your Network
Make new connections and strengthen existing relationships at 50+ events presented by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce each year. Expand your personal and professional network with regular participation in our complimentary and cost-effective events, including casual Business After Fives, formal Networking Breakfasts, drop-in Business Socials, Women of Influence Network (WIN) meetings, luncheons featuring thought-provoking guest speakers and so much more! Consider volunteering with the Aurora Chamber to make a positive impact on the local business community and nurture stronger relationships with its members. Membership also provides access to select York Region Chamber events through the Ultmate Networking Card. Take advantage of the member discount and attend events at local Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade as a benefit of membership.
Make Key Connections at Special Events
Mix business with pleasure at a variety of high profile and special events presented by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce throughout the year. Connect with leaders in the local business community, key figures in the Town of Aurora and local governement representatives. Attend the annual Mayor's Luncheon, Regional Chair's Luncheon, Aurora Chamber Golf Classic, Annual General Meeting, Aurora Chamber Business Excellence Awards, Annual Holiday Celebration and more to expand your network and make valuable connections.
Promote Your Business
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce provides a multitude of cost-effective advertising opportunities. Members are encouraged to take advantage of hyper-local promotional opportunities across a variety of mediums. Advertise in our monthly email newsletters, year round on our website and in our annual Buyers' Guide publication. Consider becoming an event sponsor to reach a targeted audience, or a Corporate Partner to enjoy value-added exposure throughout the year. We also recommend that members connect face-to-face with potential customers by becoming a vendor at one of our signature events, or by hosting a Business After Five, Business Social, or WIN meeting at their place of business. Consider offering a M2M Discount to increase traffic to your business. Members also benefit from discounted advertising rates in local newspapers.
Develop Skills, Discover Resources & Drive Your Business Forward
Develop Professional Skills
Never stop learning! Enhance your skillset and advance your business by attending skill-building seminars and workshops featuring local experts in various fields. Complimentary and cost-effective educational opportunities are available throughout the year, designed to highlight current business trends and marketplace demands. Stay on top of your game and build your network in the process. Access business training, anywhere, anytime with the click of your mouse through Chamber e-Learning Education and Training at an exclusive, discounted rate for Aurora Chamber members. Gain valuable experience to boost your resume by volunteering on a committee or joining the Board of Directors. Greater participation and involvement equals a greater return on your investment.
Discover Valuable Information, Opportunities and Resources
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is here to help. We’re keen to provide you with information, resources and opportunities to assist with your success. Follow our social media accounts and subscribe to our newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest business news, opportunities to move your business forward and resources to help you get there. We promote our members across social media and highlight your business milestones in our newsletters, effectively extending your digital reach. We're passionate about the Aurora business community and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you!
Drive Change: Have a Voice & Make a Difference
Make a difference in the local business community! Work with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and our partners at the local, provincial and federal levels of government to advocate for issues affecting your business. Together we can enhance the economic prosperity and quality of life in our community. Consider joining the Advocacy Committee to be at the forefront of positive local change and stay tuned to the Aurora Business Advocate newsletter for opportunities to provide feedback concerning issues that impact your business. Make your voice heard!
Save Money & Boost Your Bottom Line
Best Benefits Ever: Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Membership with with Aurora Chamber of Commerce makes you and your staff eligible to participate in the unique, not-for-profit Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, providing excellent group insurance for prescription drugs, health, dental, travel, life, disability and critical illness. Sign up for this incredible plan to enjoy the hallmark feature of this large pool, stable rates!
Reduced Costs on Key Business Expenses
Saving money on expenses boosts your bottom line and enables you to do more with less, effectively growing your business. Membership with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce gives you access to exclusive, members-only discounts on key business expenses, including office supplies with Grand & Toy, merchant services with FirstData and so much more. Members also benefit from utilizing our boardroom as a professional meeting space for short meetings (up to one hour) free of charge or booking longer meetings at a special member rate. Does your business export goods internationally? The Aurora Chamber of Commerce offers cost-effective document certification for members only. Save hundreds of dollars a year by taking advantage of this exclusive benefit!
Save More, Do More
We encourage members to take advantage of as many savings opportunities provided through membership as possible. Maximize your savings and your tax-deductible membership pays for itself. Explore M2M Discounts for both your personal and professional needs. Capitalize on special offers provided by Aurora Chamber members, for Aurora Chamber members. Local Member Savings programs feature discounted rates on key products and services from our local partners, including deals on newspaper advertising, printing, legal services and more. Chamber Network Savings programs feature exclsuive discounts from our provincial and national partners, including gas, insurance and merchant services to name a few. For advice on the best savings opportunities for your business needs, contact us for recommendations. Do more with less!