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Day 4 Evening - Kelly

  1. 1. The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce June 23, 2009 Erin Kelly Executive Director Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Brief Overview of Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>What the Chamber offers LTW </li></ul><ul><li>What the Chamber offers post-LTW </li></ul>Slide
  3. 3. Chamber of Commerce: A local and global enterprise <ul><li>The largest business to business networking association in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Over 7500 Chambers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Business advocacy at the municipal, provincial and federal levels </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas trade missions </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with Embassies/trade partners </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40 high quality networking events/year </li></ul>Slide
  4. 4. What the Chamber offers LTW <ul><li>Sales support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sales coaches and training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber network to provide free services to you as you start your business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced professionals to advise and guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial Support Programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Export Access </li></ul></ul>Slide <ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network, storefront </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber TV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group buying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affinity programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health care, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Publicity: Chamber TV <ul><li>Chamber TV reaches 9 Million each year </li></ul><ul><li>Not just residents – policymakers, visitors, embassy staff </li></ul><ul><li>Every 4 th story is content from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>Slide
  6. 6. Web storefront <ul><li>Business to Business directory largest in Ottawa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals/testimonials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track local buying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketplace features special offers for Chamber members </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2 million hits/year </li></ul>Slide
  7. 7. Learn section <ul><li>Members forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from experts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource library </li></ul><ul><li>Market research </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul>Slide
  8. 8. Advocacy <ul><li>Changes to Gov’t of Ontario procurement policies to correct bias </li></ul><ul><li>Working on procurement recommendations for all levels of government to give better access to small business </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy plan and transit recommendations for city </li></ul>Slide
  9. 9. Group buying opportunities <ul><li>Media buying/group buying on behalf of members </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Bulk purchases of machines and equipment </li></ul>Slide
  10. 10. Support your business community <ul><li>Chamber of Commerce is the gateway for the international community </li></ul><ul><li>A strong chamber supports commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved, influence policy decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Network and derive support from other entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from numerous affinity programs and group benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Support your local community </li></ul>Slide
  11. 11. Thank you Erin Kelly [email_address]

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