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New Member Orientation

 

CHAMBER MISSION

The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is an organization whereby many different business interests have joined together in a combined manner to maximize their ability to attract and increase the number of visitors to Chincoteague Island. The ultimate goal of the organization is to communicate the message that Chincoteague, the "Beautiful Land Across the Water," is the most desirable location to visit and/or vacation with family or friends.

 

MEMBER BENEFITS

- Member Referrals—year round services to direct people to your business

- Listing on Chamber Website

- Informational Mini webpage on the Chamber Website (200 words + a photo you provide)

- Mobile phone optimized chamber website…..so people can find you at all times

- E-mail link from the Chamber Website

- Website link from the Chamber Website

- Listing in Chincoteague Visitor’s Guide (110,000 distributed yearly)

- Online Visitor Guide receiving over 132,000 hits per year

- Weekly “Out & About” email blast - list your current events/activities here

- Brochure space in the chamber for your rack card/business card

- Sole sponsorship of 3 major fundraisers — Easter Decoy Show & Art Festival, Chincoteague Seafood Festival, and Chincoteague Oyster Festival

- Travel show attendance & guide placement at shows nationwide

- Sponsorship of community projects

- Cooperation with film, TV, and print media

- Relocation packets sent on request with members’ information via the Visitor Guide

- Opportunity to purchase Internet Banner Ads for more visibility

- Special Sale items for Chamber Members

- Annual General Membership Meeting

- In-season weekly availability survey for lodging members

- Chamber Committees

- Networking opportunities – Networking Luncheons, Business After Hours, and Lunch & Learn

- Active Board of Directors who meet monthly

- Citizen of the Year Award and Business Person of the Year Award

- Scholarship Fund - 3 scholarships awarded annually

- Affiliation with national, state & local tourism organizations

- Partnership with all local and area organizations

- Presence on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube

 

CHAMBER EVENTS

Annual General Membership Meeting - February

Easter Decoy & Art Festival – Friday and Saturday of Easter Weekend - April 14 & 15, 2017

Chincoteague Seafood Festival – First Saturday in May - May 6, 2017

Annual Awards Luncheon - May

Chincoteague Oyster Festival – Saturday of Columbus Day weekend - October 7, 2017

Chincoteague Christmas Parade – First Saturday in December - December 2, 2017

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Networking Luncheons - Join us at Don's Seafood Restaurant on the second Wednesday of each month from January to June for our Member Networking Luncheons. Bring your business cards and make valuable connections with other Chamber members to grow your business/organization while enjoying a delicious lunch. Noon - 1pm. $10/person + tip.

Business Before, During, or After Hours - Provide networking opportunities for chamber members, giving them a chance to meet one another and discuss issues relevant to their businesses.

Lunch and Learn - Teach chamber members about a product or service you provide, while enjoying lunch at your business or local establishment.

 

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

Advertise - Chincoteague Visitor’s Guide

Banner Ads - Small Banner Ads (225x60 pixels) and Large Banner Ads (225x120 pixels

Sponsorship Opportunities - Chincoteague Seafood Festival and Chincoteague Oyster Festival

Festival Hospitality SpaceChincoteague Seafood Festival

 

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CHAMBER ONLINE RESOURCES

www.ChincoteagueChamber.com

Social Media:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/chincoteaguechamber

Twitter - twitter.com/chincochamber

Instagram - www.instagram.com/chincoteaguechamber

Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/chincochmbr

YouTube - Search Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

 

If you have any questions about your membership or how to promote your business through the Chamber, please call us at 757-336-6161 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Chincoteague Chamber

Chincoteague Visitor's Guide



Office Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 9AM - 4:30PM

6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Main Office: (757) 336-6161
info@chincoteaguechamber.com

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