What We Do

What We Do

The Markham Board of Trade (MBT) is Markham’s premier business association. We have been serving the local business community for over 38 years. MBT is a not for profit organization established to promote community, commercial and industrial growth, and to advocate on behalf of businesses with all levels of government.

MBT enhances the success of its members by offering exclusive programs and services to assist them in growing their networks and their businesses while saving them money with our numerous programs and relationships with suppliers. In addition to our many top quality events, we publish an Annual Buyer’s Guide and Markham’s exclusive business magazine, the Markham VOICE, both of which are available to readers in print and on-line.

But it doesn’t stop there, these are just a few of our networking and money savings opportunities waiting for you.

 

Networking

We offer over 40+ events per year including our monthly Breakfast and After-5 Networking events. The Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala, Mayors Luncheon, Women’s Networking luncheon and B2B trade show to name a few.  These events provide the 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, discount programs and services that they need most for their businesses.

Our programs include group insurance packages, merchant processing services, home and auto insurance, shipping and office supplies and much, much more all at significant savings.

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, our Annual Buyer’s Guide, our ECO-Flyer e-newsletter, 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 will help you reach your marketing targets.

Advocacy

When appropriate issues arise; the Markham Board of Trade advocates on behalf of its membership. We meet regularly with representatives from all levels of government to foster a favorable environment for the development of all Markham businesses, as well as keeping members of the Board advised of legislative proposals and actions.