Benefits

There are a tremendous number of benefits currently available to you through your membership with the Chamber of Commerce. Throughout your time as a member you may have lost track of what is available to you, or maybe haven’t had the opportunity to learn of new advantages of membership. Listed below is an outline:

Referrals through a Year Round Visitor Center with a well-trained and customer-service oriented staff

Web Presence: Members receive a free listing and web link on www.bennington.com

Free Listing: Members receive a free listing in the annual Bennington Area Guide- over 60,000 copies are distributed.

Networking Opportunities: Numerous opportunities are available for you to network with fellow chamber members:

  • Monday Breakfasts w/ Chamber Director (rotating locations, check events)
  • Monthly Mixers
  • Open Houses
  • Grand Openings
  • Plant Tours

Business support: Chamber members receive tremendous business support including:

  • Health and Dental Insurance Programs
  • Employer Prescription Benefit Plan
  • Pixel Networx Discount
  • Bulk Mail Discount Opportunities
  • Mailing label opportunities
  • Lead distribution opportunities
  • Marketing assistance
  • Telephone & Internet Service Discounts
  • Employee Discount Programs- Member to Member discount card

Marketing of the Bennington area and region: The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce is consistently on the marketing front. As a member you can expect Chamber efforts to include:

  • Advertising through print media and television with the Green Mountain Regional Marketing Organization (RMO)
  • WBTN monthly News & Views
  • Weekly Column by Chamber Director
  • Local Access television on CAT-TV Chamber Chat
  • Assistance with Vermont State Marketing Program
  • Cooperative Advertising Opportunities
  • Tour Operator Integration

Support of Community Projects and Events: The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce is involved and often the lead organization of many local events including:

  • Bennington Car Show
  • Annual Garlic Fest & Herb Festival
  • Winter Festival and Penguin Plunge
  • Annual Aurora Dance Party
  • Bennington Informational Sign System
  • Molly Stark Historic Byway
  • Moosefest 2005 and 2009

Legislative Voice: Bennington has a very involved delegation of state senators and house members committed to the vitality of Bennington and surrounding communities.

  • Legislative Breakfasts
  • Day Under the Dome in Montpelier
  • Representation on State committees