Member Registration

“Membership Benefits”


Business Events & Exhibitions

  • Meeting business contacts through events and informal social gatherings is one of the most successful methods of networking.
  • To help expand your business contacts and give you access to potential customers and suppliers, the Chamber holds regular well attended networking events and we are in the process of planning other high profile business events for the year.
  • Our event speakers come from all industries and markets and are acknowledged experts in their fields – who want to share their experiences – to help you develop your business.
  • Sponsor an event for maximum marketing exposure or sponsor a single table at an event.

Business Directory Listing

Your own web page

  • West Coast Chamber members receive Business Listings in up to six categories in our online Business Directory. You pick the categories that will help your customers locate your services. If you do not see your specific category we will create a new category for you.
  • Potential customers are shown your contact details and can email with inquiries (protected email). You can display your business hours, as well as a Google map (or GPS co-ordinates) for directions.
  • Included in the Directory Listing is one free web page for your company profile – which can contain your logo, a company description of your services and products and 1 photograph.
  • Your listing and profile page are also automagically hyper-linked to your business website. You can include links to all your social media pages as well.
  • You can create and update your Business Listing at any time.


Consumer Exposure

Advertising Opportunities

  • Display your business brochures and cards at networking events.
  • Submit your business events and community happenings to the Chamber’s online calendar.
  • Post your special offers and promotional details on the Chamber website – free classified advertising for all your promotions.
  • Post your employment opportunities on the Chamber’s Job Bank – free of charge.
  • Discounted featured advertising opportunities in the Business Directory, Chamber Website and E-newsletter (coming soon).


Consumer awareness, credibility and access

Studies* have shown that members of a chamber of commerce get instant credibility. These instant benefits include increased consumer awareness, favourability, reputation and likelihood of future patronage.

Chamber membership translates in the consumer’s mind that your business is trustworthy, a neighbourhood leader, and invested in the community.

In addition to instant credibility, you have access to powerful resources and networking tools to take your business to the next level including opportunities to meet key elected officials, influence policy in our local community, networking opportunities to debate and brainstorm with fellow entrepreneurs, demographic info, and consumer access for your business on the Chamber’s Website. And, chamber fees are even be tax-deductible.

* The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce A Research Study – The Shapiro Group, Atlanta, GA

Membership will provide you with an empowered voice to speak on your behalf to Government at all levels and actively assist members to maintain a sustainable business, now and into the future.

  • You will be part of an organization that will be seeking opportunities through government and other funding sources, to facilitate business mentoring and advice, staff training and development for members.
  • Membership will enable you to work together on business issues and projects to assist one another.
  • You’ll have access to participate in collaborative marketing opportunities to promote the Chamber, special events and your business to the local community and visitors.
  • Membership will provide you with an empowered voice to speak on your behalf to Government at all levels and actively assist members to maintain a sustainable business, now and into the future.
  • Members are invited to attend business networking opportunities across all forms, sizes and structures of business – at discounted member prices.
  • The Chamber will support member initiatives that have been ratified by the Committee.
  • The Chamber will provide a central point of communication for members conveying information on news and events.
  • Consumers associate credibility with businesses that belong to a local Chamber.

Regardless of the size or shape of your business, you will become part of what is an active, effective group of people working towards a sustainable economy on the West Coast of South Africa. 

The West Coast Business Chamber accomplishes co-operatively for the individual business what that business could not achieve alone.

By joining the Chamber, you will help us become a stronger and more effective organization in order to build a bright future for our community and our children.