Revitalizing Waterbury Business Member Benefits for 2020

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS    

  • Paid staff advocating for the economic vibrancy of Waterbury businesses at the local and state level
  • Assistance with navigating local permitting process
  • Business expansion and relocation services
  • Support for community initiatives
  • Maintenance of Waterbury’s Vermont Designated Downtown status to access, grants, tax credits and other funding that benefits our businesses, residents and visitors
  • Provide connections to partners, including other area Chambers of Commerce, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation , and Department of Tourism & Marketing and Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and other tourism and marketing organizations
  • Serve as a point of contact for business interests in Waterbury
  • Ability to host RW Business Mixers
  • Enhanced online business directory listings

MARKETING BENEFITS  

  • Access to marketing tools and planning materials
  • Cross promotion of RW member events via social media and RW & Discover Waterbury online calendars
  • Publication & distribution (25,000 over 2 years) of the Discovery Waterbury Guide
  • Quarterly tourism industry e-newsletter (+1,600 interested consumers) with links to Discover Waterbury site
  • Information center at train station managed by RW’s Community Ambassadors
  • Menu book of member restaurants made available at Information center
  • Discover Waterbury listing in winter and summer issues of State of Vermont Vacation Guide
  • Visitors Packet sent to online inquiries
  • Opportunity to display tourism related literature within the Information center
  • Ability to participate in events and promotions free of charge (i.e. Wrap It Up & Win, Diggin’ Main Street, Holiday Stroll)
  • Reduced membership rates for print and radio advertising opportunities   

OTHER

  • End of year acknowledgment of support within the Waterbury Record (potential for increased member visibility)
  • Discount fuel prices through Suburban Propane and Bourne’s Energy
  • Monthly RW Newsletter