Our mission is to support the economic and social well being of our community and to be a voice for the concerns of our members.
The SS/WR Chamber is committed to the economic and social well-being of the entire peninsula community and to make the area the most prosperous and favorable place to do business. Chamber efforts–such as sharing community information, supporting community events and initiatives, and peninsula business development–cultivate a sense of community, prosperity and benefit both business and residents.
The South Surrey & White Rock (SSWR) Chamber of Commerce was established in 1937 to promote business and economic growth on the peninsula. The area, as well as business on the peninsula, has grown tremendously since then and, today, the Chamber continues to be an active voice in establishing the peninsula as an area of opportunity and economic well-being.
In addition to providing access to resources, support and marketing opportunities necessary to facilitate a healthy business community, the SSWR Chamber initiates programs and events, works closely with local government and forms committees dedicated to proactively addressing issues of interest and concern that affect its members and the community. Through these important partnerships, the Chamber – as a collective – is able to accomplish more than an individual business or community member could on their own.
The SSWR Chamber supports a variety of community organizations and events, providing its members not only with opportunities to increase visibility within the community and amongst local leaders, but also a chance to give back and get involved in making a real difference in the community. Business operators know the stronger the community is, the healthier the economic outlook will be.
In addition to being part of a larger, more influential “voice,” membership with the Chamber provides you with many benefits otherwise unavailable to independent small business. With over 600 members and our affiliation with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, our combined resources and buying power enables us to take advantage of reduced rates on such things as group health benefits and merchant fees. The Chamber also stocks valuable business resource materials including business and tax guides.
An important part of our mandate is to encourage and support the marketing efforts of our members. The Chamber provides monthly networking and business showcasing events, as well as numerous advertising and marketing opportunities including business listings in the Chamber’s member, community and website directories, ads in the Chamber weekly E-News Bulletin, event sponsorship, brochure placement and referrals through the Chamber office. We welcome members to take an active role in the promotion of their businesses through the Chamber. Come down and get to know our helpful staff, bring in your brochures and keep us up to date and plugged in on what’s new!