LNI Digital Marketing has been fortunate to work with many local businesses in Northern Virginia as a trusted digital marketing partner and adviser. We have been able to do so through local chambers of commerce including the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, and Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Tysons. We firmly believe that the chambers of commerce provide a great platform for small businesses to network with each other and to build relationship and business.
LNI Digital Marketing has been working with local chambers in building and rolling out a product we have developed in-house. The product is called ChamberForge which you can learn more about on its website or from this blog post I published recently.
A few months ago, we learned about an upcoming conference where executives and staff members from all chambers of commerce in Virginia are getting together for a two-day conference. We thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase what we’ve been working on – so we attended as a sponsor and had a chance to meet and talk with many chamber executives from Virginia.
This event was called the VACCE Institute and it is organized by Virginia Chamber of Commerce. VACCE stands for Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and, at these VACCE events, chamber executives and staff member get together for two days to network with each other and to share knowledge and best practices for effectively running the chamber organization.
This VACCE event took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, between March 20 and 21st. We met a lot of chamber executives, staff members, as well as other sponsors including Shari Pasi from Strategic Solutions for Growth representing ChamberMaster and William Roy from Immerge, a division of McClung Companies.
We showcased ChamberForge to many chamber executives and staff members and they seemed very intrigued with what we have built. There is no other software to compare with and many of them asked “Well, we have ChamberMaster to manage our website and member engagement – why do we need ChamberForge?” My answer to them was that the ChamberMaster is software used by chamber staff members to manage chamber website and to reach out to members and future members and that the ChamberForge is a tool built for members to engage with each other and to build stronger and greater relationship with each other.
Many executives took the information with them to discuss with their staff and board members.
The next VACCE event will be in June in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and we plan to be there.
Here are some pictures from the event.