• +1 473 440 2937
  • gcic@grenadachamber.org

    Membership Benefits

    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:
    • You are now part of a network of local businesses with similar community interests and concerns and are able to interact with like-minded business owners and professionals.
    • You are a member of a team with a goal of increasing global awareness of your community and its commerce, as well as your individual business or service. You can speak in a unified voice regarding community and business issues.
    • You have a platform from which to express opinions and offer information to the public. Through the use of available technology you can broadcast your business or service locally and globally.
    • You have access to a public forum for community involvement, education, cultural activities, and public debate.
    • You contribute to community pride by putting the community on display, promoting activities and events that present the chamber members as vibrant and involved.
    • You have access to and may contribute to the community calendar, which is used to disseminate information on community events, business meetings and items of interest to chamber members, as well as the public.
    • You are now listed in the Chamber’s powerful business directory, for easy access by other members, but primarily members of the public who may be looking for your business or service.
    • You provide the public with a location where visitors can find information on the community and local businesses. Chamber members can utilize the headquarters for projects, business promotions, board meetings and various Chamber and business needs.
    • You have full-time representation and full-time results.
    • You have a “watchdog” protecting your interests politically and economically.
    • You have access to the only recognized business support center in the community with online selling tools to increase your sales through the internet.
    • You also have access to new technology which expands your web of influence, your access to information, and your ability to communicate through the internet and the use of mobile devices. This is an important application in today’s economy.
    • 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?
    • The Chamber is designed to support your business or service.
    • The Chamber creates a legislative climate in which businesses can profit and increase employment, broadening the tax base.
    • The Chamber identifies public issues, but avoids purely partisan political issues.
    • The Chamber helps to create job opportunities through the stimulation of industrial and commercial growth.
    • It encourages the improvement of community facilities and the development of human resources.
    • The Chamber has the honor of presenting awards, acknowledging new business developments, and presenting dignitaries to the community.
    • The Chamber exists to serve its members and the public, including welcoming tourists and new members of the community.
    • The Chamber is often the mediator in disputes. This is a definite asset to the local community.
    • The Chamber is the community mailroom, disseminating business and community information.
    • The Chamber is the local fundraiser, event planner, and business promoter.
    • The Chamber has many technological advantages, which are currently in use by many or on the horizon for others.
    Modern 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 Grenadian 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.
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    Contact Information

    Grenada Chamber of Industry
    and Commerce
     
    Frequente, Building 11
    P.O. Box 129, St. George's
    Grenada, West Indies
     
    Tel: (473) 440 2937
    Tel: (473) 440 4485
    Fax: (473) 440 6627
    E-mail: gcic@grenadachamber.org

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