Reasons to Join
What the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce offers member businesses:
Our Chamber serves the Towns in South Central Vermont. Andover, Cavendish/Proctorsville, Chester, Cuttingsville/Shrewsbury, Grafton, Londonderry, Ludlow, Mount Holly/Belmont, Plymouth, Weathersfield and Weston as well as the surrounding communities.
- Free listing on our website.
- Free listing in our annual regional guidebook (May 2017-May 2018) Option to purchase ads.
- Free placement of your brochures in our welcome kiosks in Ludlow, Chester, Weston & Londonderry.
- Marketing and promotion of your business.
- Events publicized on our Statewide Calendar.
- Story ideas submitted to the media.
- We blog your stories and accomplishments on our website.
- Free help wanted postings on our website.
- Free ribbon cutting.
- Free monthly chamber mixers (2nd Wed. of the month from 5:30-7:30pm).
- Free educational programs (Members teaching members).
- Referrals and personal introductions.
- Member to member discounts (this benefit alone will pay for your chamber membership).
- Insurance savings on: Dental, Accident-life, Vision
- Co-op Advertising opportunities (Yankee Magazine, VT Life, Vermont Vacation Guides, Google, Madden story program, SharedMall e-commerce
- The opportunity to participate in:
- Buy Local Festival, July 8 & 9, 2017
- Antique & Classic Car/Truck Show the last weekend in August 25-27, 2017
- Golf Tournament September 2017
- Big E September 2017
- Your products displayed in our case twice a year at the Guilford Welcome Center July & September
- Other member benefits include for you AND your employees:
- Free Chamber Day at Okemo Mountain Resort Adventure Zone in July
- Chamber night at the Weston Playhouse (discounted tickets) in August
- Free fall foliage train ride from Chester-Ludlow-Chester for members and their families in September
- Discounted Okemo ski season passes for members and their employees
New chamber members also receive the following savings on newspaper ads:
- Common News – New Chamber members can purchase 3 2×2 business card size ads (in color or black and white) at our weekly rate and get a 4th ad for free. This is an introductory one time offer for new members. Friday is the deadline for the following Wednesday.
- Message for the Week – 2 free 1/8 page ads for new chamber members who have not been an advertiser in the message in the last 6 months.
- The Vermont Journal – New chamber members will receive 2 free business card ads.