Why should you join the GCIC?

Membership in the Chamber offers many advantages for business success not enjoyed by non-members. The purpose of a Chamber is to assist you as a business owner by providing valuable tools to help you grow your business.

As a Chamber member you have many business advantages including the following:

There is a distinct advantage in combining efforts with other like-minded businesses and applying available technology effectively to expand your own business, while increasing global awareness of your community. The more your local business community grows, the more potential there is for your own business or service.

As a business person in today’s economy, it is imperative that you apply all the tools available to you in order to succeed. Many of the tools necessary for expanding your business and reaching potential customers and clients are only available to you through your local Chamber of Commerce.

Without the support of the Chamber and the technology available through the Chamber, it is much more difficult for an independent business to be successful in the turbulent economic seas prevalent today.

Prospective customers searching for reputable businesses through the internet or by traditional sources normally begin with the local Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber, in turn, can drive incoming business directly to you as a member.

Chambers of Commerce are not governmental organizations and receive no direct government funding. The Chamber is a separate and independent entity and is not connected by governance or funding.

The Chamber exists to serve its members. It provides the resources and tools you need. To maximize your success, membership to the Chamber of Commerce should be a “no brainer.”

Across the world, Chambers of Commerce are typically the most trusted sources for local information and used a great deal by people looking to visit or do business locally. This is a terrific resource for people who want to promote their business or organization within the community that the Chamber of Commerce serves.

The Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors, which collects suggestions and information from Chamber members for consideration or action.

The Board sets general policy which is implemented by the executive staff. The Board is normally charged with selecting the President or leader. The Chamber staff consists of director(s), officers, or volunteer workers who may serve with or without pay. Full time Chamber executives and full-time staff are normally the only employees who are paid.

How does the GCIC function?

Chambers provide members with significant promotional services and tools, which are valuable for local businesses and extremely valuable for home based businesses. Virtual business members are a growing segment of Chamber membership.

What does the GCIC do?

The GCIC is the most influential business association in Grenada – the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues. Our goal is to foster a strong, competitive, and profitable economic environment that benefits, not only business, but all Grenadians.

There are other business organizations in Grenada- what makes the GCIC unique?

The GCIC is the only national business group with a membership that covers a broad spectrum of private enterprise. With its unique membership configuration of commerce and boards of trade, trade associations, and corporations, the GCIC is the only non-political, not-for-profit organization with an organized grassroots business network in the Tri-Island states of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.

How does the GCIC make a difference for Grenadian business?

The GCIC has solidified its position as the “Voice of Grenadian Business,” to the public, to the media, and government. Recognized as an organization with political clout, the GCIC is an articulate and persuasive advocate for business viewpoints and a champion of fiscal responsibility and national unity. When important legislation or regulation is being planned or debated, the Chamber can mobilize concerned business people across the country through its unique network.

How do I become a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce?

You may join through this website or contact the Secretariat on (473) 440-2937. Your enquiry will be met with an explanation of the benefits and the cost of becoming a member.