FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What area does Nashoba Valley Chamber cover?
We are a regional Chamber serving over 16 communities including: Devens, Pepperell, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Groton, Lancaster, Littleton, Shirley, W Boylston, Westford, Harvard, Sterling, Lunenburg, Townsend, Dunstable.
How is the Chamber funded?
The Chamber is funded through membership investments, events and programs.
Why would I join the Nashoba Valley Chamber?
The Chamber provides representation at government meetings on local, state and federal levels and opportunities for our member businesses to be heard through e-polling on key business issues. We have a very active public policy committee in addition to an active Town Administrators Council to keep on top of the issues (including transportation) that are affecting our region.
We offer for members to increase their exposure and to build business relationships and partnerships within our region through the various programs/events, inexpensive advertising and networking opportunities that we offer. Benefits include a listing on our web site, including email and web page links, free job postings on our website, referrals to other businesses and the general public, opportunity to be a guest on the Chamber radio show and promote your business, free listing on our mobile app, business to business connections and much more.
Of course, the true benefit to your business is the visibility in the greater Nashoba Valley region which is something we’re committed to. Every single day the NVCoC team works to ensure a solid return on your membership investment. As Eric Shapiro of Lexvest Group said, “The Lexvest Group and affiliated companies has been a member of the chamber since 2002. We have found the Nashoba Chamber to be a wonderful resource for local business networking and other resources to help us and our customers grow. The Chambers commitment to servicing its members led by Melissa Fetterhoff’ ’s terrific leadership, is second to none”.
What is the fee to join the Chamber?
Membership dues are based on the number of employees and start at $245/year. (Yes! less than $22/month)
Can I attend functions and events as a nonmember?
Prospective members are allowed to attend two events before deciding whether or not they’d like to join.
Are there ways to get more involved in the Chamber?
Absolutely! There are a number of committees and advisory groups currently welcoming new members. Let's discuss what committee would get you the most outreach for your company.
Does a business have to be located in the Nashoba Valley Region to join?
No. If your business is outside our region, but looking to connect with and expand your business in the Nashoba Valley Region - we highly encourage you to join!
Can I get a Certificate of Origin at the Nashoba Valley Chamber?
Yes, COO's are free and unlimited for members. The cost for non-members is $50 per certificate. Contact the Chamber for hours and a list of what is required per certificate.
Can I use the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce logo on my website and marketing material?
NVCoC has a "Proud Member of" logo for all members in good standing to use.