Benefits of Membership:
Health Insurance: Your membership allows your employees to access the VACE health insurance program through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. This is a competitive health insurance program. Call to request an information packet.
Dental Insurance – Save $$ through the Chamber’s Delta Dental program.
The Chamber Web Site: All members are provided a free listing on the Chamber website; YourPlaceInVermont.com. Members have the option to enhance their listings and to add banner ads. Call our office for more information.
Okemo Valley Regional Guide: Members receive a basic listing in the semi-annual regional guide books which are published in November and May. Company narratives and advertising space are also available to further highlight your business. Guide Book distribution totals 60,000 annually to regional lodging properties, restaurants, realtors, resort information desks, State Welcome Centers, and are mailed out as requested.
Brand Logo & Tag Lines: Your membership allows you to use our Okemo Valley-Your Place in Vermont brand! Use it on your website, business card, letterhead, and ad campaigns.
Cost-Saving Benefits: OVRCC is working to increase your savings in the areas of advertising, and our Member to Member Benefit Program and B2B “Just Between Us” offers.
Co-op ads are a great way to offer potential visitors a sense of what our Okemo Valley Region has to offer. From time to time you will be notified of co-op ad opportunities in Yankee Magazine, Vermont Life and the Vermont Vacation Guides, just to name a few.
Constant Contact – Email marketing service to connect with your customers – and take advantage of a special member benefit with training.
Quarterly Education Series: Guest speakers to present important topics of interest to our member business owners – free of charge for members, $10 for guests.
Free Rack Card Space: Brochure space is available at the Ludlow Information Center and the Chester Information booth.
Referrals: The Chamber office is currently open six days a week Monday – Thursday 8:30-4:30pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm to assist visitors with area amenities such as lodging, dining, shopping, attractions and various services.
Chamber Mixers: Held from 5:30-7:30pm on the second Wednesday of every month. Sponsored and hosted by you as a Chamber member enables you to promote your business and to provide excellent networking opportunities for business development. Learn from and teach fellow business owners while enjoying a social break. Monthly locations are listed on the website and in our newsletter. Call to inquire about hosting a “mixer” to showcase your business.
Events: The Chamber promotes: The Chester Fall Craft Show, Chester’s Overture to Christmas, Ludlow’s Winter Carnival and Chesters Winter Carnival; Belmont Cider Days and many more regional events. We now offer co-op event marketing via google adword campaigns.
Executive and Local Board Meetings: Elected board members meet to discuss current state of affairs and future programs. The Executive Board oversees the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber staff and is the finance committee. The Executive Board and the Board of Directors reviews events and policy. There are always opportunities to serve on a Board or Task Force. OVRCC is open to new and fresh marketing concepts.
Chamber Work Groups: Each year the Chamber forms work groups (task forces) to focus on areas of interest, such as marketing, membership development, wedding promotion, communications and more. Work groups help direct the Chamber with new programs and initiatives, which are presented to the Board for approval. All members are encouraged to become involved.
Membership Lists: Upon request, members are provided, once a year, with mailing labels of all chamber members.
Information: Chamber Staff is available to you, in person, by email, or by phone to address your questions and concerns.