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.

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MARKETING/PUBLICITY

  1. Free listing on our website.
  2. Free listing in our annual regional guidebook (May 2018-May 2019)  Option to purchase ads.
  3. Free placement of your brochures in our welcome kiosks in Ludlow, Chester, Weston & Londonderry.
  4. Marketing and promotion of your business.
  5. Events publicized on our Statewide Calendar.
  6. Story ideas submitted to the media.
  7. We blog your stories and accomplishments on our website.
  8. Free help wanted postings on our website.
  9. Free ribbon cutting.

 

NETWORKING:      

  1. Free monthly chamber mixers (2nd Wed. of the month from 5:30-7:30pm).
  2. Free educational programs (Members teaching members).
  3. Referrals and personal introductions.

 

SAVINGS:

  1. Member to member discounts (this benefit alone will pay for your chamber membership).
  2. Insurance savings: Dental, Accident-life, Vision, 401K Plan Benefit

 

ADVERTISING:

  1.   Co-op Advertising opportunities

EVENTS:

  1. The opportunity to participate in:
  • Chrome & Craft Festival 8.18.18
  • Golf Tournament held 9.11.18
  • Big E September 2018
  • Your products displayed in our case twice a year at the Guilford & Fair Haven Welcome Centers

** 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
  •  Awesome Graphics wants to offer new chamber members (1) Set of 500 Full color double sided business cards on 16 pt stock – glossy or matte finish

 

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 – Buy two  1/8th page ads at the regular price, get 2 free, for new chamber members who have not been an advertiser in the Message in the last 6 months. Call 802-875-4790.
  • The Vermont Journal – New chamber members will receive 2 free business card ads.

Criteria for Membership

In order to be considered for membership in the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, a person or business must maintain a professional license or be registered with the Vermont Secretary of State, and/or have a Federal Taxpayer ID. The business must support the Chamber, embody the spirit of the Chamber’s Mission Statement, and demonstrate a desire to promote and support the activities of the Chamber.

Chamber Mission Statement

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (OVRCC) is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization.   It is the voice of its members and the business communities in South Central Vermont.   We provide advocacy, support, and unified regional marketing, to promote and enhance our regional businesses and four-season economy.

Membership Dues

Determined by # of people who work in the business.

Full time staff: Any person who works substantially full time (including owners).

Seasonal or Part Time Workers: Counted as 1/3 of a full time staff person.

 

Step #1:  Determine Adjusted Staff (Owners Included):

Full Time =

Part Time (divide by 3, round down) =

Adjusted Staff Number (add 2 numbers above) =

 

Step #2: Find your Annual Share Dues: (Based on Adjusted Staff):

1 & 2 adjusted staff:     $278                     3 adjusted staff:               $314

4 adjusted staff:             $350                     5 & 6 adjusted staff:       $443

7 & 8 adjusted staff:     $463                    9 & 10 adjusted staff:     $494

11 or more adjusted staff:   $494, plus $8 per adjusted staff over 11

 

Non-Profit Rate:                 $149

 


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