Thank you for your interest in joining the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce. Joining the Chamber is one of the most important investments you can make. We are the leading voice for business in Botetourt County, as a member the Chamber can increase your level of success. The Chamber promotes the local economy through networking, promotion, professional development, and advocacy. Members only benefits include, but not limited to:
Better sales success through targeted referrals
A voice in decision making through advocating on issues that impact the business community
Better visibility for your company, product and services through sponsorship and community involvement
Better Performance through professional development and educational courses
Community awareness through forums and events addressing hot topics relevant to the business community
The Chamber also brings members together with the wider business community through networking (Coffee Connections *formerly Breakfast with the Chamber, Lunch with the Chamber, Chamber Cocktails *formerly Business Afterhours), Signature events (Meeting of the Membership, Annual Dinner, Chamber Golf Tournament, Tinsel Trail, et.al.), educational opportunities and the Botetourt Living Magazine.
Promotional opportunities are also available to our members through:
Chamber Website: Member listings which includes company description and products, and contact information in a concise directory.
Social Media: Kudos, and sharing on the Botetourt County of Chamber Social media sites- Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
Botetourt Living: Our Annual Publication highlights the best of the county. Distributed regionally, the magazine has everything you could want to know; covering business, recreation, education, health, and fitness. Advertising opportunities promote your organization year-round to a wide audience.
Annual Corporate Sponsorships and Special Events: Sponsors receive special perks such free tickets to Chamber events and special recognition throughout the year.
Ribbon Cutting events: No Chamber would be full-service without the traditional ribbon- cutting services. Available for new business, or business expansion or reopening, a ribbon-cutting provides an opportunity to showcase your facility or business and you can garner media coverage as well.
Your membership also allows other involvement as well:
The Vision Partner program provides a unique opportunity among the annual sponsorship programs of the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce. It allows the Sponsor to demonstrate their commitment to a critical initiative area of the Chamber's vision to promote excellence in Botetourt. Vision Partners help the Chamber tackle several key aspects of the larger goal of making Botetourt County a preferred community in which to live and do business. The areas of vision guide the Chamber to achieve concrete results regarding business growth, business education, advocacy, community and economic development, and philanthropic efforts in the community. These accomplishments permeate every area of the community's day-to-day activities, making Botetourt County a great place to Live, work, and visit!
Business Growth (workforce development)Partner- This partner is focused on the educational development of the community's workforce. This partner aligns with the Chamber initiatives that involve business at all levels of education; working with public schools K-12, local colleges and community colleges, technical training programs, and other entities that ensure that students will graduate or learn the skills that employers are looking for in their next generation of new hires or inter-company advancement.
Business Education- This partner is committed to supporting the business growth in Botetourt County and the region. Their partnership investment allows the Chamber to focus on making decisions locally with community interests in mind. They support the Chamber's efforts to provide member businesses with networking opportunities, business education seminars, and other resources in support of business growth.
Advocacy- The Chamber works with the Botetourt Business Community to have a strong unified voice for advocacy issues that affect Botetourt business growth and local and regional economic development. This partner supports advocacy for businesses large and small to ensure that we have the capacity to be heard and work collaboratively with our local government, community leaders, and elected representatives.
Community and Economic Development- The Chamber knows first-hand that a strong and robust economy for business enriches all members of the community. This vision partner works with businesses, community organizations, and the Chamber to recognize needs, and to develop strategies to create or identify job opportunities to create/support a robust economic environment.
Philanthropic Efforts- Scholarship, Quality of Life, and outreach programs through the Chamber are member-driven and reflect a desire on behalf of the business community to build a local culture of giving back and fostering a healthy community through preservation and utilization of our assets in building a stronger Botetourt Community.
· Host 3 Forum Events of choice & speaking opportunity at 3 Forum Events
· Two courtesy seats to four networking lunches annually
· One team of four & one hole sponsorship at Annual Golf Classic
· Ad in a local media partners publication in appreciation for being a Diamond Sponsor
· Six tickets to Annual Dinner
· Six tickets to the Meeting of the Membership
· Recognition as Diamond Sponsor in Botetourt Living magazine, Chamber Newsletter, and on Chamber website
· Host 3 Forum Events of choice & speaking opportunity at one event
· Ad in a local media partners publication in appreciation for being a Platinum Sponsor
· Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in Botetourt Living magazine, Chamber Newsletter, and on Chamber website
· One table of six at Annual Dinner
· Two courtesy seats to four networking lunches
· One team off four at Annual Golf Classic
· Four tickets to the Meeting of the Membership
· Host 2 Forum Events
· Four tickets to Annual Chamber Dinner
· Two courtesy seats to two networking lunches
· Three tickets to the Meeting of the Membership
· Recognition as a Gold sponsor in Botetourt Living magazine, Chamber newsletter, and website
· Host one Forum Event
· Two tickets to Annual Chamber Dinner
· Two courtesy seats to one networking lunch annually
· Two tickets to the Meeting of the Membership
· Recognition as a Silver sponsor in Botetourt Living magazine, Chamber newsletter, and website
This membership level is offered to Gauntlet winners and pre-purchased as gifts or given as awards to Individuals, municipalities, businesses, civic organizations, and other non-profit entities (outside of those with membership benefits). This level excludes enhanced functionality.