Benefits of Membership
Associate Membership Available
Membership Benefits to BIA Members:
Members of the BIA are eligible for visa and mastercard merchant discounts which could help to trim costs for your business. Global Payments Canada Inc. is pleased to offer Ontario B.I.A. Association members the following preferred Visa and MasterCard merchant package:
- No application fee ($100 savings)
- Visa rate – 1.79%
- MasterCard rate – 1.85% (assessment fee 0.054%)
- Interac/Debit fee – 10 cents per transaction
- Verifone 3750 Dial with Internal Pinpad $29/mth.(Chip Card Enabled)
- No charge funding to bank of your choice ($10 per month savings)
- No minimum monthly processing fee ($240 annual savings)
**Note: This offer is not available to manual merchants.
For more information or to start saving right now please contact:
Candy Hoang, Account Manager
Toll Free Phone: 1 (800) 361-8170 ext. 74438
Toll Free Fax: 1 (800) 608-8595
Members of the BIA can submit a flyer for distribution to over 550 businesses in the Downtown core which can be inserted in the BIA’s newsletter. The newsletter is distributed quarterly and members can insert their flyer at least 3 times per year at a cost of $75 per insertion. New businesses of less than 6 months which open in the Downtown BIA area may place an insert in the mailing once free of charge.
Group Home, Auto, Benefit and Commercial Insurance Discounts:
Members and their employees are eligible for member rates on
- Group Home and Auto Insurance with savings of up to 30% or more
- Group Insurance Benefit Plan for businesses from 1 to 1,000 employees
- Commercial Insurance program exclusive to all BIA member businesses including commercial property, business interruption, commercial auto, D & O Liability, E & O Coverage, Crime coverage, Identity theft, disaster recovery and much more.
Home & Auto: Cathy Phimister
Commerical Insurance: Darryl Gautreau
Group & Life Insurance: Jim Lea
Insurance Brokers: Dan Lawrie
105 Main Street East, Suite 1400
(905) 525-7259 or (800) 661-1518
Savings on Wire Service Fees
- Western Union Business Solutions offer no wire fees on Foreign exchange transactions such as
- International wires & drafts
- Flexible forward contracts & exchange rate bidding programs
- International receipt of funds
- Free courier delivery of cheques & drafts
- Secure online services
Western Union Business Solutions
1 King St. W. Suite 901
Free Resources for Business Owners
Members are eligible for free resources for business owners
12 King St. E, (905) 577-8525
or go to www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,593,00.html
The UPS Store
4 colour copies for a loonie and other in store specials.
The UPS Store
140 King St. E.
(905) 522- 1971
The Cash Store
Members are eligible for a free cash card ($15 fee waived) or
50% discount on prepaid MasterCard
Call Holly Moote
96 Main St. E.
10% Discount on entire stock at regular price
Hamilton Vision Centre
Cannot be used with other specials
164 King St. E. (905) 527-1591
$100 off Agency Placement for Child or Senior Care
Niagara Caregivers & Persons
701 – 20 Hughson St. S.
Contact Cherie Richards (905) 523-4241 (905) 523-4241
20 % off Dinner Entrees/10% off off-site catering
Incognito Restaurant & Wine Bar
92 John St. S.
$20 discount on first temporary staffing request for min. 4 Hour placement
25 Main St. W. Suite
Purchse 500 business cards and receive 500 free.
(Artwork and taxes extra, in-house services only)
11 Hughson Street South