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Why join the chamber?

Joining Sussex VA Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Because businesses that participate in the Chamber promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join Sussex VA Chamber of Commerce.

Gain a voice in government

The Chamber takes on tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Increase your visibility in the community

As a new member of the Chamber, you may be listed in Chamber emails, on Facebook, and have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by sponsoring events.

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of Sussex VA Chamber.  You could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Promotion and publicity

With a Chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.

Create networking opportunities

Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.

Chamber events and programs

Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.

Make business contacts

The Chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The Chamber initiates business-to-business commerce and opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals.

Access to members-only discounts and services

As a Chamber member you will have access to various discounts and services.  The Chamber may offer discounts, and member businesses may also offer discounts to other Chamber members.

Acquire customer referrals

Remember, Chamber members typically recommend each other.  You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose by choosing to become a Chamber member.

Receive Chamber communications

Communications via email and Facebook provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, news about the local community, and details about up-and-coming Chamber events, among other things.


If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in Sussex VA Chamber of Commerce, consider the following:

  • Most consumers think that being active in the local Chamber of Commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It’s for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and communicating that a business is reputable.
  • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local Chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are more likely to think that its products and services stack up better against competition.
  • Consumers perceive that companies, who are highly involved in the local Chamber of Commerce, are trustworthy, involved in the community, and are industry leaders.
  • When consumers know that a company is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, they are more likely to consider buying from that company.


Sussex County, Virginia's Chamber of Commerce is a growing organization whose mission is to encourage, promote, and protect business in Sussex County.

P.O. Box 941, Waverly, Virginia  23890


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