Why join the chamber?

Joining the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Because businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join your local chamber of commerce.

Gain a voice in government

The chamber federation takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Increase your visibility

As a new member of the chamber, you will be listed in the chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook and have use of digital membership logos to promote your chamber membership. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.

Business Credibility

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Promotion and publicity

With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.

Create networking opportunities

Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.

Chamber events and programs

Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.

Make business contacts

The chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.

Member-2-Member Discounts

Use various discount programs help save money through the Alberta Chamber network.  Locally we have a member-to member discount program where a chamber member will receive exclusive discounts from  members.  Include a special offer to promote your business to our members and their staff.  

Acquire customer referrals

Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend chamber members.

Receive chamber newsletters

Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming chamber events, among other things. It's the easiest way to stay up-to-date with events and developments that can impact your business.


  1. Most consumers think being active in the local chamber is an effective business strategy overall. It communicates to consumers that a company uses good business practices and that a business is reputable.
  2. If a company is highly involved in its local chamber consumers are more likely to think that its products and services stack up better than their competition.
  3. When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because of their involvement with the local chamber, it is usually because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, is committed to the community and is an industry leader.


Our mission is to encourage and promote a positive, balanced, vital economy and preserve the unique qualities that make Sylvan Lake a great place to live, work and do business.


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