The Objective of the Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce shall be to lead, promote
and protect the economic and social prosperity of Dawson Creek and District.
Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade is a non-profit action organization designed to
meet community or area needs. It is a voluntary organization of progressive individuals and
businesses that work together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and
civic interests of a community.
WHAT DOES A CHAMBER DO?
The Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business.
The Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst — a common vehicle mobilizing enlightened members
from all segments of the business community to work together for the common good of
the total community. With the aim of achieving economic success, staff, volunteers and
business people strive to keep their area’s economic conditions at a level where businesses
and residents willingly and enthusiastically risk their capital in their community in the hope of making
a profit. Everything else the Chamber does is a means to an end (events, mixers, fundraisers and meetings).
WHO FUNDS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
The Chamber of Commerce is funded by the membership with the assistance of fundraising activities.
WHO RUNS THE CHAMBER?
A Board of Directors, elected by the Chamber of Commerce’s members, runs the organization.
The Board, serving as volunteers, sets the policies and goals of the organization.
If the Chamber of Commerce is large enough, the Board employs an administrative head.
WHAT DO THE VOLUNTEERS DO?
Volunteers provide the ideas, the drive, the goals, the funds and the voluntary services
to keep the Chamber of Commerce motivated and operating.
DO MEMBERS EVER DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE CHAMBER DOES?
The only way for the Chamber to avoid disagreement on some ground is to do nothing at all,
or do only those rare things in which everybody agrees. But that would mean a meaningless
or feeble program of activity.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP?
The major benefit of membership is the Chamber of Commerce acts as the unified voice
of the area businesses, including industry, retail and professional firms. Chambers of Commerce
also provide their members with value-added programs available only to members
(i.e. merchant rates, comprehensive group insurance, courier and natural gas to name a few).
The savings from these programs often offsets the cost of membership. Strong membership
involvement in its activities will increase the impact and effectiveness of the organization.
Chamber of Commerce membership is an investment in the present and future of the
individual’s and the community’s welfare.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF A CHAMBER TO THE COMMUNITY?
In any community, it is from the profitable operation of business that all other benefits result.
Only by succeeding in this fundamental goal can a community provide the jobs and
produce the wealth to finance all of the cultural, charitable and various other
needs a community is faced with everyday.
Interested in becoming a member or learning about member benefits such as extended medical
and dental benefits, reduced fuel costs, discounted debit/credit card fees?
contact our office for a information package!
250 782 4868
|Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce
10201-10th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T5
Phone: (250) 782-4868 Fax: (250) 782-2371
General Inquiries: email@example.com