Benefits of Membership
Some of our member benefits:
•Member-only pricing for all VWMA sponsored events, workshops, and membership meetings.
•Complimentary press release, written and distributed to statewide media and trade list, for each member.
•Promotion of VWMA’s member website in all Vermont Welcome Centers with the distribution of our association rack card.
•25-50% discount on VWMA dues for existing or new members of The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.
•25% discount for Wood Products Company dues when joining the Vermont Woodlands Association, which includes a COMPLIMENTARY subscription to Northern Woodlands Magazine www.vermontwoodlands.org.
•Individual company profiles on our member website giving you the ability to tell consumers what your products and services are. We receive a lot of consumer inquiries about products at our office and share member product info only.
•Login access to member-only marketing materials on vermontwood.com, which includes helpful videos on Search Engine Optimization, social media marketing online, trade show tips, branding your business, profitable growth, global trade, and much more!
•Woodworker representation on the Working Lands Enterprise Board, the Agriculture and Forest Products Development Board, and the Working Lands Coalition. These boards and coalitions are representing your interests at the table and help to drive the legislature to continue investing in the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. To date over $2 million has been invested in Vermont’s farm and forest economy.
•Sharing of your latest company news on our VWMA Facebook page.
.......and much, much more! Join today!
In my general experience with a variety of trade associations and similar endeavors, the investment in time and resources required is rarely justified by any return realized. Over my several years of membership, the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has consistently proven to be an exception to the rule. From seminars and educational information, to the Vermont Wood Festival and other marketing opportunities, to good support from the administrative staff, the fruits of our involvement with VWMA have shown up on our bottom line.