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Community Business Membership

Community Engagement Community Business Membership

Join VML

Set your organization apart in the local government marketplace of product, services, and ideas by joining the VML Community Business Membership (CBM) program. As a CBM organization you hold a sustaining membership in VML and keep your firm or organization connected with the issues that are important to municipalities around you.  Being a CBM places your organization at the forefront in the minds of VML members, ensuring you the visibility, access, and awareness that will help move your organization forward.

Please note that each level of membership includes both year-round benefits as well as benefits specific to VML’s Annual Conference held in the fall.

UPDATE 9/7/2023 - We are sold out of vendor tables for the 2023 Annual Conference.

Bronze Level  |  Silver Level  |  Gold Level  |  Diamond Level  |  Download all Program Levels

Levels & Benefits

BRONZE – $1,000 

Year-Round Benefits:
• Subscription to the league magazine, Virginia Town & City (VTC)
• Member profile on VML website
• Listing in VTC professional directory (each issue)
• Social media posts about achievements & activities (upon request, subject to review)
• Use of VML partnership logo

Annual Conference Benefits:
• Virtual presence on the 2023 Annual Conference app
• One in-person registration for the 2023 Annual Conference
• Options to participate in raffles and provide branded goods and materials
• Official recognition in the 2023 Annual Conference program

 

SILVER – $2,500 

Year-Round Benefits:
• Subscription to the league magazine, Virginia Town & City (VTC)
• One complimentary ¼ page advertisement in VTC
• Listing in VTC professional directory
• Member profile on VML website
• Social media posts about achievements & activities (upon request, subject to review)
• Use of VML partnership logo
• Sponsorship listing in at least one edition of eNews (VML’s electronic bulletin) during the year
• Free posts on VML classifieds

Annual Conference Benefits:
• Table for your representatives at the 2023 Annual Conference (As of 9/7/2023 all available tables have been reserved)
• Virtual presence on the 2023 Annual Conference app
• Two in-person registrations for the 2022 Annual Conference
– Additional registrations available at attendee rate
– Options to participate in raffles and provide branded goods and materials
• Official recognition in the 2023 Annual Conference program

 

GOLD – $5,000 +

At the Gold Level, benefits can include those listed below (commensurate to the level of support) tailored to best suit the needs of the member organization. We’re happy to work with you to make your involvement with VML the best for your organization. To discuss options, contact Rob Bullington, rbullington@vml.org.

Year-Round Benefits:
• Subscription to the league magazine, Virginia Town & City (VTC)
• One complimentary ½ page ad in VTC
• Member profile on VML website
• Listing in VTC professional directory
• Social media posts about achievements & activities (upon request, subject to review)
• Use of VML-CBM partnership logo
• Sponsorship listing in at least one edition of eNews (VML’s electronic bulletin)  during the year
• Free posts on VML classifieds

Annual Conference Benefits:
• Table for your representatives at the 2023 Annual Conference (As of 9/7/2023 all available tables have been reserved)
• Up to 4 complimentary in-person registrations for the 2023 Annual Conference
– Additional registrations available at attendee rate
• Listed as overall 2023 Annual Conference sponsor with recognition throughout the event space
• Option to introduce yourself to members at the start of a specific conference session or workshop and distribute branded materials during that gathering
• Options to participate in raffles and provide branded goods and materials
• Virtual presence on the 2023 Annual Conference app
• Official recognition in the 2023 Annual Conference program

 

DIAMOND – $10,000 +

At the Diamond Level, benefits can include those listed below (commensurate to the level of support) tailored to best suit the needs of the member organization. We’re happy to work with you to make your involvement with VML the best for your organization. To discuss options, contact Rob Bullington, rbullington@vml.org.

Year-Round Benefits:
• Listed as a sponsor of VML events throughout the year
• In-person registrations for the Finance Forum, and Legislative Day events (max. 4 registrations per event)
• Opportunities to address VML members during events (as deemed appropriate)
• Credited as sponsor of VML podcast The VML Voice
• Subscription to the league magazine, Virginia Town & City (VTC)
• One complimentary full-page ad in VTC
• Member profile on VML website
• Listing in VTC professional directory
• Social media posts about achievements & activities (upon request, subject to review)
• Sponsorship listing in at least one edition of eNews (VML’s electronic bulletin) during the year
• Use of VML-CBM partnership logo
• Free posts on VML classifieds

Annual Conference Benefits:
• Table for your representatives at the 2023 Annual Conference (Diamond level members are guaranteed a table)
• Up to 6 complimentary in-person registrations for the 2023 Annual Conference
– Additional registrations available at attendee rate
• Listed as a prominent 2023 Annual Conference sponsor with banner, signage, and advertising opportunities in the event space.
• Invitation to lead a 2023 Annual Conference workshop or session on a specific topic (TBD in consultation with VML staff)
• Virtual presence on the 2023 Annual Conference app
• Options to participate in raffles and provide branded goods and materials
• Official recognition in the 2023 Annual Conference program

 

Please note that all memberships run a full year from the time of registration. However, the date of the Annual Conference can vary from year to year. As such, a CBM member may not receive benefits related to more than one Annual Conference per membership term regardless of the date of registration.

For more information contact Rob Bullington at (804) 523-8527 or rbullington@vml.org.