May 08, 2019

In addition to advocacy work, ABLE BC members get access to exclusive member benefits and discounts. By using our benefit programs, you can more than cover the cost of your annual membership.

Here are some of our most popular programs:

Western Financial Group Hospitality Insurance Program: a specialized group insurance program that offers members immediate premium savings and long-term rate stability. Available insurance coverage includes: property and general liability insurance, host liquor liability insurance, business interruption, legal expenses, and crime. Learn more here.

Western Financial Group Employee Benefits Program: the proprietary program provides comprehensive life, health, and dental plans to over 1600 independent businesses. Members get immediate premium savings, long-term rate stability, a 20-month rate guarantee (program renews June 1, 2020), and online administration for plan sponsors. Learn more here.

VI Banking ATM: Our exclusive ATM agreement with VI Banking is no-risk and high-profit: all agreement are day-to-day and there are no cancellation fees or charges, install or removal fees. All VI Banking requires is 48 hours notice and your ATM is removed. Members make an average of $1000 monthly in extra revenue. You determine the surcharge amount and keep 100% of the surcharge. Learn more here.

BDL Bottle Return Program: Sign-up your LRS for the BDL Bottle Return Program and receive handling commissions. Members make an average of $2700 annually in extra revenue. Download a program application here.

Foodbuy: Receive monthly rebate cheques from Foodbuy for manufacturer products your operation is already buying. Keep your distribution agreements, vendors, and existing rebates and let Foodbuy fill in the rebate gaps! Learn more here.

Sting Investigations Compliance Program: do your due diligence, ensure your staff is in compliance, and avoid a $7500 fine. Set up monthly compliance checks with Sting investigations at a discount. Learn more here.

BC Ale Trail: a $1M marketing campaign showcasing BC as a global destination for tourists and craft beer enthusiasts. With investment from ABLE BC, the BC Ale Trail platform is diversifying to include curated listings for 75 private liquor stores. Each Ale Trail itinerary will include 3-5 private liquor stores, providing additional opportunities for consumers to connect with the BC Craft Beer community and its products. will also expand to include a private liquor store database, with individual liquor store pages. Learn more here.

Visit our website or download the 2019 Member Handbook for a comprehensive list of benefit programs. To sign-up for a benefit program please contact: Danielle Leroux (Director of Membership and Communications) at 604-688-5560 or

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