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Need a Network? Join a Professional Organization!

Looking for fellow entrepreneurs or resources for your growing company? Consider joining a local business or professional organization to help you on the journey, increase brand recognition, and see better overall success for your business.

By joining a business organization, opportunities open to interact with like mined people who can be a source of information, support and send customers your way. Many business organizations also offer benefits to members, such as discounts on services and products, or special marketing opportunities.

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Benefits of joining a business organization are wide-ranging and can include:  

  • Keep up-to-date on policies and regulations
  • Receive member updates
  • Attend networking events to meet other business owners, customers, and local leaders
  • Secure extra exposure to the local market
  • Advocacy led by organization related to policy and regulation issues such as taxation, trade, tariffs, etc.
  • Gain referrals and benefit from off-site search engine optimization
  • Receive and give business support, guidance, and advice to fellow members
  • Support local volunteer and charitable groups
  • Join education and training opportunities

The right membership can make a significant impact on your business. By attending events, checking out available resources, networking with other local business owners, and staying on top of relevant policies and regulations, you will stay one step ahead.

If you are interested in joining a business organization, here’s a list of local organizations to get you on your way:

  • The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
  • The Aldergrove Business Association
  • The Brookswood Village Merchants Association
  • Fort Langley Business Improvement Association
  • Walnut Grove Willoughby Business Association

For more information, contact the Economic Investment and Development Department at invest@tol.ca