6 W Main St · Vermillion, SD 57069
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2016 Membership Investment Levels and Benefits
The Most Important Benefit - Investment in Community:
Membership in the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company is an investment in the future of Vermillion. The VCDC is dedicated to economic development in the region, promotion and support of business, and growth of opportunities for all Vermillion residents. Your investment supports these efforts and helps build a strong, growing Vermillion which results in an expanding market for your goods and services.
As an Investor in Vermillion and the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company you will receive the following benefits:
Business Support Services:
Southeast Entrepreneurial Resource Program - as a member you have access to Southeast Entrepreneurial Resource Program, which provides ongoing business support, consulting and education to new and existing businesses in the community, as well as provides incubator space to start up companies in order to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.
Chamber Conference Room - Receive free use of the Chamber Conference Room for your company meetings or events.
The VCDC provides you with many networking opportunities. Some of the member functions you can attend are:
Chamber Socials - Various events such as our Annual Golf Social, "Chamber Business After Hours", and the VCDC Annual Banquet are held throughout the year for members to exchange business cards, make new contacts, socialize and have fun. Members also have the opportunity to sponsor "Chamber Business After Hours" and other Chamber activities and events, which are promoted in media advertisements and through communications to membership.
Committee Meetings - The Chamber has several committees which member businesses and their employees are invited to join. These committees provide the membership a stake in the promotion and economic development of Vermillion and its businesses.
The VCDC can help you promote your business through the following means:
Ribbon Cutting - Introduce your new or expanding business to Vermillion by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony. The VCDC invites members of our Board of Directors and community dignitaries to share your celebration. You select the date and the Chamber will assist in promotion, provide the ribbon and scissors, and emcee the event. You, or a member of your business, will be introduced and asked to share some brief remarks during the ceremony. A photo of the event is provided to the Broadcaster, posted on the VCDC website, and included in Chamber newsletter.
New Member Recognition - Your company is recognized at our board meetings, in the Chamber Newsletter, and through direct communication with our membership.
Visitors Information - Display your company brochure in the lobby of the VCDC. Your brochures are available to walk-in visitors and are provided in visitor packets which are requested by various organizations throughout the year.
Web Listing - Our web page is viewed by over 4000 people each month. Your business will be listed on our membership directory page along with its service and contact information.
Community Guide - All VCDC members are listed in the Annual Vermillion Community Guide. This guide is distributed to area businesses, sent out with Vermillion information requests, Welcome to Vermillion packets, and distributed to the South Dakota Information Centers across the state.
The Chamber continually receives numerous referral requests and website hits from individuals looking for service providers and retailers in Vermillion. As a VCDC member your business will be receiving these referrals.
Keeping You Informed:
Membership includes a subscription to the VCDC quarterly newsletter. The newsletter will keep you informed of chamber and community activities and events. Also, you will receive our weekly "Monday Messenger" which provides up-to-date information on community happenings.