Congratulations to Inn Victoria in Chester for being named July’s Member of the Month!
Marji Graf, CEO of The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Inn Victoria is the first in a series of monthly recognitions of business owners whom have well established themselves as businesses in the region.
“Inn Victoria is honored to be chosen Member of the Month. Our closest and most important partner in the Okemo Valley Region should be no surprise to other business owners; The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is our most powerful marketing tool! We can’t draw people to our Inn without the collaborative efforts of other businesses in our region, whom together, offer a reason for our guests to drive to this area to vacation. All we have to sell is a room, great food, and an exceptional experience, says Penny; all the local shopping experiences, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, pubs & restaurants, arts, music, events and more, come from our neighbors in this region. The best marketing tool we have is to work with the strength our Chamber brings to all of us and promote our region. We take advantage of every opportunity to promote the Inn through the Chamber’s collaborative ads, invest in the annual regional guidebook, attend Chamber Mixers, enjoy the financial benefits of B2B savings and the list goes on. “We take marketing very seriously at Inn Victoria and it is critical to our success to be working with a partner which feels the same way”.
Criteria used for this and future awards:
*Business Growth year over year
*Attends education programs
*Hosts mixers (collaborate with or primary)
*Business B’fast attendance
*Current on dues
*Donations (door prizes for mixers, volunteer time
*Participates in Annual B2B Expo/Home & Garden Show
*Packages (e.g., Lodging partnering with Dining for discounted meals, services partnering with businesses to buy discounted gift cards, etc.)
*Participates in “Just Between Us”
*Advertises/promotes & participates in guidebook & co-ops
*Ambassador for the chamber and region
Thank you Marji and the entire Chamber of Commerce Board for your recognition of Inn Victoria.
Penny & Dan Cote, owners of Inn Victoria, a Romantic, Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast