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.

OVRCC Strategic Plan – 03172017


MARKETING/PUBLICITY

  1. Free listing on our website.
  2. Free listing in our annual regional guidebook (May 2017-May 2018)  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 on:  Dental, Accident-life, Vision

 

ADVERTISING:

  1.   Co-op Advertising opportunities (Yankee Magazine, VT Life, Vermont Vacation Guides, Google, Madden story program, SharedMall e-commerce

 

EVENTS:

  1. 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
  1.  Other member benefits include for you AND your employees:
  2.  Free Chamber Day at Okemo Mountain Resort Adventure Zone in July
  3.  Chamber night at the Weston Playhouse (discounted tickets) in August
  4.  Free fall foliage train ride from Chester-Ludlow-Chester for members and their families in September
  5.  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.

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