Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber Of Commerce in Melfa

Becoming a member of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce is a fun and cost effective way to grow your business. What's stopping you? Get growing!

  • Networking

  • Chamber Website

  • Customer Referrals

  • Advertising

  • Email Blasts

  • Partnerships

  • Government Relations

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Mailing Lists

  • Health/Wellness Savings

  • Business Expense Discounts

  • Communications

Networking

The Chamber offers opportunities to get to know other Chamber members in a relaxed setting.

  • By attending Business After Hours and/or Business Before Hours, members meet and develop contacts. Since members are encouraged to do business with other members, Chamber contacts will become your best source of new customers and increased sales.

  •  The Annual Awards Dinner is held in June each year. In addition to dining with fellow chamber members and guests, the evening’s highlights are the presentation of the awards to the Small Business Person of the Year, the Outstanding Citizen of the Year, the Chairman’s Distinguished Service Award and the Chairman’s Award.

  • The Chamber works with a variety of organizations and individuals to develop seminars for businesses to keep abreast of new techniques and technology.

  • One of the highlights of new businesses is the Chamber’s Ribbon Cutting to launch the official opening of a business’ location. Many chamber members attend to congratulate the new owner and offer encouragement. A press release with photograph is sent to the Eastern Shore News.

  • Membership provides opportunities to serve on various committees for the betterment of the Eastern Shore. Working with on projects fosters stronger relationships with fellow members.

Chamber Website

When people need information about Shore businesses, they call the Chamber or visit our website. The site profiles all Chamber members and provides a link to your website.


Customer Referrals

Each week the Chamber receives dozens of calls from consumers (both local and travelers to our area) looking for providers of goods and services. The Chamber supports and recommends its members to the public. The Chamber’s unique software, designed specifically for chambers of commerce, allows staffers to track these referrals and report to Chamber members upon request.

   

Advertising

A variety of advertising opportunities are available to members only:       

  • Spotlight on Business:  Each month a different Chamber member is spotlighted with its own table display in the Chamber lobby. This display is seen by everyone who visits.

  • Brochure/Business Card Display:  Each member may place rack cards, brochures and/or business cards at the Chamber office for distribution to visitors.

  • Essentials Magazine:  Each spring a new Essentials delivery is met with enthusiasm. This successful publication lists all Chamber members in the Directory section; but also provides the opportunity for members to have a display ad with a variety of sizes available. 25,000 issues of this magazine are distributed throughout the region annually.

  • Business Directory: This annual publication of Member contact information is distributed to Chamber members.  Members can have a display ad so that members can support members.

  • Facebook:  The Chamber’s page promotes member and community activities.

  • Sponsorships:  All of the Chamber’s activities and events are a perfect opportunity for your business promotion.

   

Email Blast

The Chamber takes reservations for email blasts to promote members. Our staff develops the emails from text and images provided by the businesses or from a custom announcement formatted by the member business. Each blast is $75 and is available for Chamber members only.
   

Partnerships

The Chamber partners with other chambers and various agencies on project of interest to citizens and businesses. These include, but aren’t limited to the following:


   

Government Relations

Staff members track the many legislative issues affecting the Eastern Shore and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on positions the Chamber may need to support.  Members and staff develop a working relationship with the local state and federal representatives. Staff attend the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Day at the Capitol” at the beginning of the legislative session each year. In addition, the Chamber hosts the biannual “Eggs & Issues” breakfast at the beginning and close of the legislative session with our state Senator, Delegate, and Accomack and Northampton County Supervisors as speakers.
       

Meeting Rooms

Two meeting rooms are available once a month free of charge for members. One, our conference room can seat as many as 50 people in a classroom style or multiple table setting. The other, our more formal board room, can seat approximately 20 people at a large conference table and several more in auxiliary seating. Both of these room can be used more often for a nominal charge.
   

Mailing Labels

Mailing labels of the membership are available to help target your products and services through direct mail. Each member is allowed one free set with additional runs available for $25 each set.


The followingbenefits are managed by Chamber Solutions, 800-924-3543.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

ChamberRx - Presription Discount Card

  • No Cost to use
  • Members save 10-85% on prescriptions
  • Can be used for Brand Name and Generic Drugs
  • Can be used for OTC Diabetes, and Stop-Smoking aids
  • Used at 60,000+ pharmacies nationwide
  • www.ChamberRx.com

Virginia Benefits - with Competition and Choice

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life and More
  • Available to Groups of all sizes
  • Streamlined and Simplified enrollment and admin
  • One stop shop for all major benefits
  • Special enrollment portal for individual consumers
  • www.VirginiaBenefitsMarket.com


COMMUNICATIONS

RingCentral - Phone, Fax, Conferencing, and Web Meeting

  • No set-up fee, no activation fee, no contract
  • Phones arrive Plug & Ring ready
  • Mobile ready with powerful smartphone apps
  • Connect multiple offices
  • Integrated with cloud applications
  • www.ChamberComm.com

FreeCalls4members - Free Conference Calls

  • Host FREE conference calls for unlimited attendees
  • Instant and on-demand, use anytime from anywhere
  • No reservations, No time limits
  • All digital lines with echo canceler
  • FREE web dashboard to control and record calls
  • www.FreeCalls4members.com


BUSINESS EXPENSES

FleetCard4members - Fleet Services

  • Comprehensive fleet management tools
  • Discounts on fuel, management, and repairs
  • Expense monitoring and purchasing controls
  • Accepted at more than 230,000 locations nationwide
  • Built upon the U.S. Bank Fleet Card
  • www.FleetCard4members.com

OfficeMax - Office Supply Program

  • Savings up to 83% off list price on over 25,000 items
  • FREE next day delivery
  • Convenient ordering options (phone, fax, online)
  • Supplies, Furniture, Breakroom, Print Services
  • Digital Retail Connect card for in store shopping
  • www.ChamberAdvantage.com

Cayan - Merchant Services

  • FREE no obligation cost analysis
  • $100 meet or beat guarantee
  • No contracts – Cayan earns your business
  • Storefront, online, and mobile payment technologies
  • In-house 24/7/365 customer service
  • www.ChamberCharge.com

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS