Prospective Members

Why Should I and How Do I Join the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance?


Membership with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance is an investment in the success of your business.


Representing nearly 800 small, medium and large businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance aims to advance the best interests of the business community. The Alliance advocates on behalf of the business community, provides educational seminars and creates business networking opportunities so new businesses can emerge and existing businesses can grow. As the destination marketing organization (DMO) we promote the region as a premier year-round travel destination.


There are many reasons to join the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance including:


•             Networking

•             Education

•             Advocacy

•             Marketing and Promotion

In addition, the Schapiro Study in 2012 shows that Chamber membership has a positive impact on how consumers view your business.


The 2012 Schapiro Study

A 2012 national survey of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local Chamber of Commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community.


Major Impact on Small Businesses

Small businesses represent the largest segment of most local Chamber membership rolls, and the study indicates that Chamber membership has consistent and powerful benefits for small business members.

If respondents know that a small business is a member of its local Chamber, the business enjoys:


•             a 49% increase in its consumer favorability rating

•             a 73% increase in consumer awareness

•             a 68% increase in its local reputation

•             an 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future.


Complete List of Member Benefits:

•             Link to benefits page

•             Download Benefits List Here


Joining the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance is one of the easiest things you can do for your business. Simply click the link below to join online, download a paper application, or come by the Alliance building to have a face to face conversation with our friendly membership team members. Start enjoying all the benefits of membership today!


Join the Alliance:

•             Join Online Now

•             Download Paper Application Here