Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) members now have access to new business benefits through an industry partnership with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
“By working together, the carwash association is now able to provide all CCA Members with access to the business assistance, savings programs and independent business advocacy provided by CFIB, said CCA President Mike Dietrich, Parkland Fuel Corporation.
Effective March 1, 2018, all current members of CCA, become full members of CFIB and all new members who join CCA after March 1st will automatically be enrolled as a CFIB group member. Fees for the new joint membership are $395 for operators and $445 for supplier/associate members. Between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019, renewing CCA Members will receive a $100 discount off of the new rate in the first year and a $50 discount in the second year.
Some of the many benefits for CCA members include:
- Significant savings on payment processing, group insurance payroll processing, courier shipping and more!
- Access to the CCA Wash Volume Report (WVR) program market data analysis
- Online business training courses and webinars for both employers and employees
- Access to CFIB Business Counselors and advice in every province
- Proactive lobbying at all three levels of government
“With a number of CCA members already belonging to CFIB, this partnership was a logical step for CCA” said Domenic DiMonte, Vice President and Treasurer of CCA. “CFIB’s extensive business support resources and savings programs will now benefit all CCA independent small business owners,” he added.
“We are very excited about this new relationship with CFIB and I want to thank the Board’s Membership Task Force of independent operators and a supplier member who lead this initiative,” added Dietrich. “Domenic DiMonte of Crosstown Carwash, Jason Kaye of Bayview Carwash, Chrystal Narday of Valet Carwash and Matt McCulloch of Transchem analyzed the benefits and met with representatives of CFIB to ensure that this partnership will be adding real value to the carwash industry,” said Dietrich.
Established in 1971, CFIB is now the largest independent business advocacy organization in Canada and works hard on behalf of their 109,000 members to improve the entrepreneurial environment across the country. Some examples of CFIB successes at the federal level include:
- Helping all independent business owners plan for their retirement by fighting for and achieving the $800,000 small business capital gains exemption
- Ensuring business owners keep more of their retained earnings by achieving lower small business corporate tax rates
- Establishing the Code of Conduct for the credit and debit card industry, which gives members leverage when dealing with their payment processor
If you have any questions about this new partnership, please contact Karen Dalton, CAE, APR, Director of Finance in the CCA National Office at 416-239-0339 Ext. 222 or visit the CCA website.
If you’d like more information about CFIB, please call the main contact at CFIB, Richard DeMarco, at 1-888-234-2232 or go to www.cfib.ca.