Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely not. Our coverage extends beyond Virginia, encompassing the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV). There is no geographical restriction within the DMV for your business to be listed. Even businesses located outside this area can reap the same benefits as those within, such as building professional contacts through our directory. Moreover, their products and services will be promoted to fellow members and residents of the DMV, providing ample opportunities for growth and networking.
The Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) is composed of a diverse range of entities, from small businesses to large corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), religious institutions, and non-profit organizations. They all find value in becoming a member of the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce.
Yes, we encourage you to post your deals, promotions, and events in our exclusive Facebook Networking Group and will soon be available in our member portal. Log into your account to submit your information.
This is a great question, please click here to learn more about our member benefits.
You have multiple options to network and interact with fellow members. These include our exclusive Facebook Networking Group meant only for members, our comprehensive online directory, and our regular virtual and physical networking events where members can connect and collaborate.
The Chamber offers advertising in multiple of ways. We offer free promotional opportunities in our members-only Facebook networking group and on our social media stories timeline. There are opportunities to enhance your business exposure with paid advertising in the annual printed directory. Specific marketing opportunities are:
- Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
- E-Newsletter (published monthly on the first Monday of the month).
- Sponsorships at Chamber events
- Print advertisement in the annual printed directory
The Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce's funding comes from a variety of sources. This includes membership dues paid by the members, grants received from different organizations, funds raised through various events, and donations made by the community.
Absolutely! The Chamber website houses a public calendar that can list events exclusive to our members. All members are encouraged to promote their events, community involvement, and participation in events, business celebrations, conferences, expos, and pop-up shops. Just so you know, all posted events are subject to approval.