Why Should You Be a Member of the CVABC?

We here at the Central Virginia Business Coalition love to answer this question! There are so many reasons to be a part of this incredible organization: Networking, Marketing, Mentoring, Supporting, the list can go on and on. These last few years have been very difficult on small businesses and the Central Virginia Business Coalition is proud of our members as we walk beside them on this journey to success.

 I think the best answer to this question would be from our CVABC members.

“What I like about being a CVABC member is the organization’s focus on smaller businesses. The staff’s proactive efforts during the pandemic to push businesses to not halt marketing, but instead to change the way we market to our customers were vital in our growth during the pandemic. I have formed many working relationships and friendships with other members to help us utilize their services to make our business better and more efficient both with spending and with time.  I look forward to each networking event to have the opportunity to make new connections to better my business.”   Mike Norfield, Director/Administrator of Visiting Angels of Lynchburg

With over 600 members, our small business owners range from 20-plus years in the business to just a few months open. Our members are fabulous at encouraging each other, no matter what stage they are in. From showing up to Ribbon Cuttings, local maker events, and buying local first, the support is felt far and wide.

“I love the CVABC because of the energy! Members and staff are excited to see you succeed and cheer you on whether you make $50 dollars a year or $500,000 a year. The fellowship and encouragement are something business owners need in this industry, and you can find it within the CVABC.”  Jess Chattin, Owner of Jess Chattin Virtual Assistant Services

Joining networking organizations can be costly (though our basic membership is only $125 for the entire year), but also time-consuming. We all want the connection, but we also need the leads, the business that keeps us in business. Creating a community of trust creates a community of referrals. You will find that here too! Don’t just take our word for it!

“I enjoy being a CVABC member because I feel supported not only by the staff but by the other members. I feel like they can confidently refer me to others or ask my professional opinion. I also love having a giant resource of various businesses and experts that I can tap into and trust they will lead me in the right direction.” Libi Orman, Account Manager, Hilb Group Mid-Atlantic.

Here at the Central Virginia Business Coalition, we help each other grow. By providing “Lunch & Learns”, Zoom classes, radio/podcast shows, and local business events we help you thrive by being the network that works, for you.

“Hands down this has been the best networking, mentoring, encouraging, and supportive organization I have belonged to! I have made so many quality connections and been able to connect others to help them grow their businesses.” Terry Heiligenstadt, Independent Consultant at The Pampered Chef 

So, the question is – Why not join us today?