What We Do

What We Do

Markham Board of Trade (MBT) is the premier business association serving the local business community, representing over 700 members, from large corporations to small entrepreneurial ventures.

For over 35 years, MBT has helped to enhance the success of its members by offering exclusive programs and services to assist them in growing their networks and their businesses. It produces the community’s Annual Buyer’s Guide and Markham’s exclusive business magazine, the Markham VOICE, which is available to the public in print and on-line and features local business success stories.

MBT is a non-profit organization which has been established to promote community, commercial and industrial growth, and to advocate on behalf of businesses with all levels of government.

 

As Markham’s premier business association our goal is to help our members grow their business.

Here’s how …

 

Networking

With over 40+ events per year to include our monthly Breakfast and After-Hours Networking events to our Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala and Golf Day events, the Markham Board of Trade provides a number of opportunities to meet-and-greet with other like-minded business owners and their teams, to help you build and strengthen your business network.

Preferred Savings & Discounts

Markham Board of Trade members gain access to preferred savings and discount programs and services that they need most to keep their businesses running. Our programs include group health and dental insurance, merchant processing services, home and auto insurance, savings on shipping and office supplies and much, much more!

Marketing & Promotion

We offer a wide variety of options to help you to promote your business, such as advertising opportunities in the Markham VOICE, Markham’s Exclusive Business Magazine (circulation of 12,000 three times per year); our Annual Buyer’s Guide (circulation of 18,000); our ECO-Flyer e-newsletter, which is sent out monthly to our entire membership; as well as events such as our Annual Trade Show, the York Region Colossal Chamber Networking Event, and our bi-annually Women’s Networking Luncheon. Markham Board of Trade can help you to reach your marketing goals.

Advocacy

When appropriate issues arise; the Markham Board of Trade advocates on behalf of its membership, in support of Markham businesses. The Government Affairs Committee meets with representative from all levels of government to foster a favorable environment for the development of all Markham businesses, as well as keeping members and the Board advised of legislative proposals and actions.