Karyn Woodhouse is the vice president of retail with Jones New York Group Canada
Frequently Asked Questions
The Calgary Chamber has an annual membership dues schedule that ranges between $600 and $6000 depending on the size of your company. For more information on our membership fees please contact our membership services team.
Joining your trade association is one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. Your trade association informs and represents you best on issues that only impact your industry. In addition industry specific issues, you need a strong advocate on your behalf so policy makers are aware of your concerns in other important areas such as labour issues and workforce development, taxation, municipal direction and more. We strongly recommend supporting both your trade association and the Calgary Chamber.
As a member-driven organization, the Calgary Chamber staff frequently surveys its membership to determine their priorities as well as to gauge their satisfaction with the programs and services that we deliver. The Chamber’s member priorities, recognized by most policy makers as the official agenda of the business community, is made available each winter and is used to help guide the work of our policy and government affairs department.
Since our founding more than 120 years ago, the Calgary Chamber has been Calgary’s leading business advocate. No other pro-business organization can match the Calgary Chamber’s independent, professional policy and advocacy team. The Chamber pushes for change on more issues, more often, than any other business organization in the city. And we get results.
The Calgary Chamber’s unmatched strength is based largely on those we represent. Our membership consists of large and small companies, from manufacturing and real estate to retail and service firms. We represent a very diverse business community which gives the Chamber excellent credibility when advocating at the municipal and provincial level for changes that will improve the business climate in Calgary. By being so diverse, legislators and regulators understand our positions are responsible, and represent the business community as a whole, and not merely the apparent special interests of one industry.
The Calgary Chamber is the original social network. For more than 120 years, the Calgary Chamber has been Calgary’s main connector of people, ideas and stories. We’ve facilitated meetings, debates and gatherings with some of the brightest minds in Calgary to solve business challenges, and push the social and political agenda in the way necessary to make Calgary a better place for business. When an organization joins the Calgary Chamber, it becomes involved and engaged in a way that goes beyond membership. They become part of an organization dedicated to making our members’ business more successful. To achieve this goal, we strive to provide our members with the following benefits.
Focused influence – Ensuring the voice and concerns of Calgary businesses are heard and acted upon by key policy makers at all levels of government.
Meaningful connections – Providing matchmaking opportunities that allow businesses to network and develop prosperous partnerships.
Smarter tools – Delivering services, programs and partnerships that help businesses overcome their toughest problems.
Fresh ideas – Keeping members ahead of the curve with the latest economic, workplace and market trends information, and what it means for their business.
The best way to contact other members is to attend our networking events, keynote speaking events or through our website, which allows you to pose questions directly on our online forum.
This can be done in person, over the phone, or online. For assistance, call the Membership Department at 403 750 0400.