Top 10 Reasons to Join the
Greater Thorold Business Council


  1. People Do Business With People They Know! – Successful businesses build strong relationships with their customers and suppliers. The GTBC provides many networking opportunities and other gatherings to help develop the relationships you need to grow your business. Check our event calendar to see what’s going on in your business community!
  2. Your Advertising Dollars Go Further! – When joining the GTBC your organization receives an ad voucher for Sun Media equivalent to the amount of your membership fee. In addition, we have special rate advertising opportunities exclusively available for our members.
  3. Web Based Marketing of Your Business! – The Greater Thorold Business Council’s website gives you links to your website and a listing in our online business directory to help people find you. We also offer a FREE email distribution service so you can reach all other GTBC members through us. We can also help amplify your social media presence with shares, likes, re-posts and re-tweets. You can also add events to our event calendar and add discounts on our Member to Member Discount program that potential clients can find online.
  4. Reduce Costs with Our Member to Member Discounts! – Many of our members offer special deals to their fellow GTBC members. Join us and start saving!
  5. Resources and Knowledge Development – The GTBC hosts seminars and luncheons that help to add to the professional development of our members. In addition, if you have questions about doing business in Thorold, we have access to the answers you need.
  6. Group Insurance Available – For companies in need of group insurance, the GTBC offers competitive packages.
  7. We always refer our members first – When we receive an inquiry, we recommend and refer GTBC members first. If you’re looking for more business leads, let our board members, staff and other members refer you!
  8. Membership is 100% Tax Deductible – We’re not a charity, but all memberships and sponsorships are 100% deductible as an operating expense.
  9. Help Shape Local Policy – The GTBC is the voice of business in Thorold. We provide a unified voice and represent the business community at the municipal level on issues that can impact the businesses in our community. When you join the Greater Thorold Business Council, you know your voice will be heard.
  10. Collaboration Brings Us Together – We work with the BIA and Thorold’s tourism board to build a more prosperous community. Working collaboratively allows us to identify opportunities that can help build a more positive and prosperous business environment.

The benefits of being a member of the Greater Thorold Business Council are almost as diverse as the businesses who join. Become a bigger part of Thorold’s business community and join the GTBC today. Click here to apply.