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Key Initiatives

Connections and Collaborations: Create opportunities for member businesses to promote and expand their networks, work together, and grow their business.

  • eNews, Louisa Notes, LouisaChamber.org, Social media, Info Hub news & jobs posting.
  • Member Orientation, Business After Hours, Businesswomen’s Roundtable, Mistletoe Mixer, Breakfast of Charities,
  • Louisa Gives Back
  • Leader Spotlight, Highlight Reels, Feature Articles, “What’s Up Wednesday” FB Live
  • Partners in Progress

Education and Leadership: Provide resources and events to meet the needs of our business community.

  • Business Breakfast, Quad Summit, Non-Profit Summit, Businessperson of the Year, Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer opportunities to serve on the board, chair a program, participate on a committee or in-kind services.
  • Resource Zooms, Developer Showcase
  • Leadership Louisa (in development)

Workforce Development: A collaboration between education, industry, economic development, member businesses, community leaders to foster and grow our workforce from within and around the county.

  • Louisa County Career & Technical Education, Virginia CareerWorks, Network2Work
  • Outdoor job fair, Louisa Biz Expo

Tourism:  Organizing campaigns and collaborations to bring more visitors to Louisa County and generate revenue for our business community.

  • Ongoing collaboration with Virginia Tourism Corporation and Louisa County Tourism
  • Love Louisa Guide & Directory
  • Unplug & Play in Louisa

 

Government/Public Affairs: Facilitate and engage the business community regarding legislative matters and serve as an advocate for business.

  • Membership with Virginia Chamber of Commerce and US Chamber of Commerce
  • Attend Board of Supervisor meetings, Town of Louisa council meetings
  • Serve as a resource for information and problem-solving efforts

 

Networking Activities

  • Virtual Business Breakfast
    • Monthly (1st Tuesday) 7:45 am – 9:00 am *excluding January, July & December
  • Virtual Member Orientation
    • Monthly (2nd Tuesday) 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Business After Hours
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct)
  • BWRT (Businesswomen’s Roundtable)
    • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov)

Annual Signature Events

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Annual Meeting (June)
  • Golf Tournament (September)
  • Non-Profit Summit (October)
  • Mistletoe Mixer (December)

Marketing Opportunities

Community Business Center: Showcase your business with materials available to visitors, provide services or support for the upkeep of the space and have your business highlighted with signage or utilize the space as “your office”. (Location TBA)

Chamber eNews: Electronic news is delivered to members and subscribers.  Advertising is available to your business to be included bi-monthly, monthly or annually.

Event Investments: Present your business products and services at events.  Investments range from $250 - $5,000 depending on the event, the exposure, and the benefits for each level.

LouisaChamber.org:  Advertising space is available on all pages of our website.

Love Louisa Guide & Directory: Fall and Spring addition, up to 15,000 copies (each run) will be printed and distributed throughout Louisa and at various Welcome Centers/Safety Stops across Virginia.

Social Media:  Facebook and our new channels: Linked In, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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