Working for our Members
Our premier marketing program, Chamber Champions allows your business to invest once and enjoy extensive benefits throughout the year. Chamber Champions offers comprehensive exposure for your business at the forefront of the region’s key events, recognition in our publications, website, email marketing, social media, and so much more. Visit the Chamber Champions page to view a complete list of benefits or call 540-721-1203.
Smith Mountain Lake Newcomer and Visitor Guide
Published annually, this full-color glossy magazine provides a wealth of information on Smith Mountain Lake, including events, activities, shopping, dining, lodging, real estate, retirement and relocation. A comprehensive Chamber membership directory and pull-out map also are included. Twenty thousand are printed and distributed at the Visitor Center, around the region, and mailed for free to those who request it via phone or online. A digital edition is available online year-round.
Your business is displayed in up to three category listings at visitsmithmountainlake.com. Take advantage of a 1,500-character description, keyword search options and free links to our site, which is registered with 400 search engines.
Advertising and Marketing Programs
The Chamber uses a proactive, professional advertising campaign to market the lake as a premier destination for tourism and relocation. You'll find our marketing in publications such as the Virginia Travel Guide, Blue Ridge Parkway Guide, Blue Ridge Country, Shenandoah Valley Guide and many more. In addition, the Chamber provides brochures to Visitor Centers, Chambers and tourist attractions throughout Virginia and surrounding states.
Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center
The Chamber operates a state-certified Visitor Center open six days a week and fulfilling 30,000 informational inquiries annually. Members are encouraged to display their business cards and/or brochures or to purchase wall advertising space at the Visitor Center.
Showcase new products, services, events, sales and more in our monthly member digital newsletter. A free benefit, create your 50-word blurb and we’ll email out a link to the entire membership. Take a look at this month’s E-blast.
Sponsorship of Special Events
Throughout the year, the Chamber promotes special events to increase business in the area and enhance the community calendar. Your participation in marketing an event is very much appreciated.
SMLRCC has partnered with Chamber Solutions to provide members with money saving plans like the discount prescription card program.