By joining BC Wood, you will be adding our staff of experts to your sales and marketing team. We strive to help you grow your business – domestically, globally, or both. Our collective buying power and cost-sharing programs make it possible for you to participate in domestic and international trade events, saving of up to 50% of the costs compared to going it alone, as well as offer you significant savings on various services through our new Value to Members Program.
Our BC Wood team of experts will work with you to conduct an assessment of your business and help you plan the next steps in your growth. Our staff will introduce you to fellow members and potential customers. We will also connect you with specifiers such as architects and interior designers who can help drive business your way.
|WITH BC WOOD*||ON YOUR OWN**|
|Domestic (Canadian) trade event||$1500||$3000 +|
|United States trade event||$3000||$6000 +|
|International trade event||$2900||$8000 +|
|* Estimated based on typical costs from previous trade events** Estimate based on average cost to participate at trade events including shipping, booth rentals, and other show expenses.|
When you participate in a BC Wood supported trade event, we can help you with just about everything, including:
In reviewing our many ways to add-value to our BC Wood membership, the most productive is in finding ways for our members to save money on services that they need and can really use. With the buying power of a “group”, we have been negotiating with a number of service providers including our Associate Members and now have significant “added-value” propositions to offer BC Wood members. We are going beyond just being the “tradeshow guys” and forming alliances with services that our members need to help their business grow, while saving on expenses. All our Value to Members service providers are important links in the business chain.
Our Value-to-Members Program has been designed with you in mind. What do you do and what do you need to make your business more profitable and grow? We believe we have addressed a number of your needs, but we will be adding to our list of partner services, based on your feedback and comments. Tell us what you think!
If you have any questions regarding the new Value to Members Program, please contact our office. We are your Association and our commitment is to help you grow your business, profitably.
As a Member of BC Wood, here are just some of your benefits and savings:
Wondering whether your website is effective or not?
The Express Computers Web Services team can help give you better insight on the effectiveness of your web presence with a professional Website Evaluation and Google Analytics web tracking tools for your site, free of charge for members of BC Wood! If you need expert help improving or rebuilding your website, they offer discount on services, exclusively for BC Wood members.
The Express Computers IT Services team wants to get to know you and your systems. Get a free evaluation of your IT infrastructure, exclusively for members of BC Wood. The evaluation will provide full documentation of your network infrastructure, and professional insight into the security, reliability, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of your IT systems.
If you need help with upgrades, maintenance or repairs, they will be there with a discount on service for BC Wood members.
BC Wood has negotiated a discounted corporate rate program for both the National Car Rental and the Enterprise Rent a Car brands. There are many benefits besides the discount:
BC Wood is pleased to partner with The Sutton Place Hotel and the Sandman Inn, offering you discounted corporate rates and services in Canadian locations for both brand hotels. As a BC Wood member, you are pre-authorized to take advantage of the StarPlus program from Sandman which includes access to all three levels of their properties, Inns, Hotels, and Signature properties. You will also have a discounted rate at the Nelson Lodge in Revelstoke, BC, as well as the sumptuous Sutton Place in Vancouver and Edmonton. Whether you need a room to impress your incoming clients in Vancouver, or require well-priced accommodations in Quesnel or Quebec, there are plenty of options to meet your needs. BC Wood members will have a special code to reserve on-line for guaranteed discounts, with the added bonus of immediately becoming a StarPlus member and collecting reward points for all your stays with the Sandman. Serious savings for you and your business – and available to all BC Wood member guests, staff and family, too!
BC Wood has been using the excellent services of Minuteman Press, who offer the speed and convenience of a quick printer, backed by the expertise, quality control and full services of a 30+ year printing leader. For the full range of business printing needs, (including business cards, letterhead, brochures, postcards, posters, banners etc.), their experienced staff will ensure your job is printed right the first time, every time!
That’s right! No more waiting an indeterminable time for the long-term parking shuttle to come around and drop you aisles from your car (and of course it’s raining). Now you can save money by using the BC Wood corporate rate code and get practically door to door service; a warm running car in winter or air-conditioned comfort in summer; wonderful options like wash or detail, gas fill-up or oil change – all while you are out of the city! Plus, you can sign up for additional discount rewards and quick escape payment at the kiosks…print your boarding pass there, too! What a wonderful life…save money plus added convenience and perks – that’s what it’s all about.
Hubert Kang is an award winning photographer that has a tremendous range of experience and counts architectural and product “beauty” shots among his specialties. He has agreed to work with BC Wood members offering a very special rate for 10 perfect, professional images that you can use in brochures or other print media, on your website – wherever and whenever you want. New or renewing BC Wood members will get the details on how to arrange for this exceptional offer.
Heading to China, Korea or Japan? Maybe you are off to conquer Eastern Europe or Russia and you need some professional translation for your print materials or business cards. This is not the time to err, if you are to impress your new potential clients! BMD Multi-Lingual Technology offers translation services in over 40 languages, but for this benefit package for BC Wood members, the focus of their offering will be on those identified specific target languages supporting the members’ marketing effort in BC Wood’s target countries/regions. Traditionally, translation services are quoted on a “per word” cost and BMD is offering a discount for BC Wood members only. They have loads of experience in the wood products industry, so you can be assured that they can technically help you with the correct terminology for your needs. You can even talk to them about their services available for web media, Power Point and video, too!
So you are off to your next trade event and you know that a small reminder to new potential customers is always a good thing! How about a nice pen with your logo and website, or maybe you want something a little nicer to present to your regular customers – that is a thank-you and at the same time, a reminder that you value their business. How about your staff needs – does everyone have company logo shirts/vests/jackets that help them look professional and part of the team? Cantexx Stitching has been working with BC Wood for years and is a trusted source (at a very good price) for anything you think you might need in the way of branded product. Locally owned and operated, James Lu and his team do most of the stitching and screening on-site at their small plant in Langley, which means you aren’t waiting for a shipment from off-shore or back east. Cantexx is offering special discount rates to BC Wood members.
CTM Exhibits can help you with an eye-popping exhibit, custom designed to your target market. The return on investment will give you the satisfaction of knowing that it was worth it. Their team of designers, builders, and logistics experts are poised to get you into your next tradeshow or marketing event with an exhibit or display that suits your budget and marketing needs. Offering you services from design to build to rentals and portable display systems, along with the services to get you on the floor. For BC Wood members, they are offering special perks with each custom design and build system.
Established in 2003, Red Rocket Creative Strategies [RRCS] is an independent brand and creative communications agency based in Vancouver. They offer a unique partnership to your organization. As an associate member of BC Wood, RRCS is pleased to extend two valuable offers to all BC Wood members, that we know will help you maximize your brand and marketing and ensure they work hard to help you grow your business.
It can be challenging knowing where to turn for help. HSBC Bank Canada has been providing BC businesses with access to the world for over 30 years. With HSBC Bank Canada’s head office located in Vancouver, their success has been tied to the strength of BC’s economy. With ever expanding global markets for manufactured wood products in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, their on the ground network of trade specialists can provide your business with insights that will make international expansion easier. Their innovative solutions from trade finance, to simplified global cash flow will help your business capitalize on opportunities and minimize the risks of doing business overseas. With an HSBC commercial banking presence connecting over 60 countries and a significant presence in some of the world’s fastest growing economies, HSBC is doing business where you need to do business. You can speak to one of their experts today by calling BC Wood Associate Member, Vaughn E. Wright, Assistant Vice President, Trade and Supply Chain.
Petro-Canada is offering savings, convenience, control, and security to BC Wood members through their SuperPass card. SuperPass gives you access to all of Petro-Canada’s Retail Network and Petro-Pass Card Locks. Through SuperPass Online, you can manage your SuperPass account any time you want. Through a secure login you can: order extra cards, change restrictions, check Petro-Pass Pricing, receive and pay your statement electronically and view over thirty reports. They will also provide discounts on retail gas, diesel, and car wash! Check the members section for further details and a link to an online SuperPass application.
You don’t need to be an expert to know that energy waste can be a big cost. That’s exactly why smart energy management can fuel a major competitive advantage for BC Wood Manufacturers. Under BC Hydro’s Power Smart Industrial Program, they have created a range of generous funding opportunities and expert resources to help BC industry increase profitability and take complete control of their energy.
Power Smart Industrial Program initiatives are for customers that use more than $20,000 of electricity annually. Initiatives cover everything you need to make managing energy an everyday part of how you do business. That includes funding for energy studies that will identify where your best efficiency opportunities lie to financial incentives for project implementation.
Of course, it isn’t just a matter of energy costs. Efficient operations are high-performance operations which mean improved productivity, better quality products, and higher customer satisfaction. At the same time, you’ll find yourself with a growing reputation for energy leadership, adding value to your products, attracting new customers, and creating goodwill in your communities. If you are looking to reduce waste and gain a competitive advantage, you can benefit. BC Wood members will find out who to contact to get started on saving.
One of the most important things your company needs is insurance. BC Wood has reliable and trusted insurance brokers as Associate members with special ties to the value-added wood industry who can help you find the right solution for your company’s benefits and insurance needs.
Most BC Wood members require the services of an international shipper to get their products to their next trade show or to their customers, whether they are across the border or across the world. BC Wood has a number of highly qualified shippers and freight forwarders who specialize in moving wood and wood products and you will benefit by calling one of them first. With customs and duties varying widely from country to country, you need to count on the professionals to ensure your shipment is delivered on-time and on-rate, with no hassles at the end terminal. Who to call? We can help by putting you in touch with our trusted Associate Members who have history in the industry and a strong desire to secure your on-going business and happiness.
BC Wood has some outstanding Associate Members that can either find – or fix – the equipment that keeps your business running. When you can’t afford too much downtime, or recognize that the next steps to growth means an upgrade in equipment, you can trust our industry experts to help you find the solution. Connect with our Associate Members on-line or call our office for direction and contacts.