Member Benefits

Running a business is tough. We know that you have your hands full with the day-to-day operations of it, so we are here to help. Your business is our priority. You can look at us as a member of your team. You need exposure; we have got you covered. You want to make an impact on the community; we can help you get there. Connections, leads, workforce, marketing, legislative actions, leadership - these are just some of the resources we offer at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber. While we encourage all members to get involved to maximize all the benefits of membership, we will still be working for you behind the scenes 24/7.

Put your business in front of the region with access to visibility, marketing, networking, leadership, and advocacy. 

VISIBILITY AND MARKETING

 

Celebrate Business Milestones & Anniversaries with the Chamber
Recognize your business achievements with ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and more on a Facebook Live video feature where you will be joined with a member of the Board of Directors, Chamber members, and local elected officials.

Ambassador Program
Experienced member representatives help create a course for success for you and your business upon joining the Chamber. Learn more.

Publications
Receive a subscription to the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter, magazine, and directory. 

Promotion
Share your company’s events, press releases, specials and job openings to the Chamber website as well as display your brochures and business cards in the Chamber lobby.

Sponsorship & Advertising
Gain access to exclusive marketing opportunities to promote your business, product or new service with event or program sponsorship as well as advertisement options on the Chamber website or one of the Chamber publications. Learn more.

Vendor Fair Opportunities
Throughout the year take advantage of various vendor fair opportunities to promote products and services to business leaders and the community. 

Share Your Swag with Members
Put your business into the hands of the Chamber community with new member welcome bags. If you have a unique giveaway you'd like included in it - free samples, coupons, notepads, etc - please share it with us! 

NETWORKING

LeadShares
Networking meetings featuring one representative per industry that are designed to help you and other members generate leads.

Business After Hours
Business After Hours are monthly networking events that you don't want to miss! Held every month at rotating locations, these are the perfect way to wrap up your day. Grab your business cards and come ready to meet other business professionals from the region and create powerful relationships for yourself and your company. 

Chamber’s Network of Enterprising Women
Network and build relationships at this monthly luncheon designed to inspire and empower women at all levels in the workplace. Learn more.

Member Meetings
Bringing Chamber Membership together for networking and education plus a State of the Chamber review at first quarter to reflect on past successes and plan for the future.

Distill It
Meet our top industry leaders as they share opportunities as well as challenges their businesses are experiencing.

New Member Orientation
Meet Chamber staff, members and learn about Chamber offerings so that your Chamber membership works for you.

LEADERSHIP

 

Leadership Fredericksburg
Advance your leadership skills in this highly selective, nine-month course offering leadership training and direct access to the region’s top leaders of every sector. Learn more.

Next Generation of Business Leaders
Get involved in networking opportunities, professional development, and civic outreach with other young professionals in the region. Learn more.

Annual Awards and Gala
Celebrate our region’s business community and the winners of the prestigious Business of the Year Awards in a festive setting.

Legislative Review
An annual review of the Chamber’s policy positions, Virginia General Assembly and our Legislative Scorecard. We also present the 2019 Delegate of the Year and Senator of the Year Awards. 

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast
Honor and thank our dedicated first responders for the service they provide our region.

Veteran Appreciation
Local business leaders are joined by our local military installations to show our appreciation to our veterans.

Committees
Take advantage of leadership opportunities in a program committee that best serves your objectives. Learn More

ADVOCACY

 

Regional Business Summit
Sit down with local and elected officials and policy experts at this premier legislative advocacy event to discuss the biggest issues and policies affecting our region.

FXBGCyber and GovCon
Attend our government-contracting event featuring long-range acquisition forecasts from military commands and government agencies.

Workforce NOW
Promote and support workforce readiness and development while collaborating with area experts for seminars, expos, and workshops. Learn more.

Community Conversation Series
Attend the quarterly advocacy and public policy series focused on national, federal, and state issues facing our businesses.

STEM Summit
Highlight our students, teachers, public officials, and business achievements and offerings in the STEM program.

Committees
Advocate for and promote our business community, government and military with one of our committees. Learn more. 

Learn More

To learn more about Chamber membership or if you're already a member and want to get more involved, contact Wendy Zelazny at 540-373-9482 or email her.

Additional information: 

Chamber Programs
Chamber Events