About the VVCTB
The Vail Valley Chamber & Tourism Bureau is dedicated to improving the conditions for local business success. With over 1,000 partner businesses, the VVCTB represents all segments of the Vail Valley business community. The VVCTB creates economic vitality in the community through regional collaboration among stakeholders, by attracting and retaining customers and by partnering with area businesses to enhance their level of success. The company operates through self-sustaining business and marketing programs and financial partnerships.
The VVCTB offers a variety of benefits to local business partners including cost saving opportunities, networking and educational programming, cooperative advertising and marketing opportunities, and a full-service Central Reservations department as well as a Group Sales and Marketing Team that works hard to market the Vail Valley to meeting professionals across the United States.
Vail Valley Chamber & Tourism Bureau Partnership Overview
Cost Saving Benefits
Workers’ Compensation Program
- Save up to 4% on your annual premium
- Chance to earn a dividend — participating businesses earned over $90,000 last year
Chamber Health Plan
- Participate in favorable discounts on group health insurance through VVCTB’s unique plans with PacifiCare.
Merchant Ski Pass
- Receive a great discount on Vail/Beaver Creek Season Passes for your employees. This is a great employee retention tool!
Publications & Co-Ops
- Expose your business to thousands of customers through different Co-ops and publications the VVCTB produces at deep discounts.
Interact with hundreds of businesses through a myriad of different opportunities.
- Leads Groups
- Business After Hours Mixers
- Business Before Hours
- Educational seminars
- BizTech Show
- Roaring 20’s Gala
- VVCTB Logo — VVCTB Partners are given exclusive use of the VVCTB logo for use in collateral material and on your company web site.
- Vail on Sale — Lodges and activity providers can’t afford to miss the opportunity to post last minute deals on this popular web site.
- Web Link—drive 30,000 monthly visitors from www.visitvailvalley.com directly to your web site and through your door.
- VVCTB community calendar—Post your events on the only comprehensive web calendar in the valley.
The VVCTB’s wide array of promotional offerings provide your business with exposure at the local and national level.
Publications and Co-ops
- Lodging Quality Assurance
- Central Reservations
- Group Sales
- Success Connection Awards
- Media Benefits
The VVCTB acts as an advocate for local businesses and a community leader by managing the following programs.
Top Ten Reasons to Join the VVCTB
- Summer Air Council
- Economic Development Council
- Vail Local Marketing District
- Vail/Lionshead Visitor Centers
- Non Profit Network
- Beaver Creek Magazine
10. Insurance Savings
Explore significant savings and dividend potential through the Chamber Health Plan and the Vail Valley Safety Group Workers’ Compensation Plan.
9. Network your Business
Get connected with over 1,000 local businesses at mixers, scramblers and leads groups. Make new contacts and increase your sales.
8. Promotional Benefits
Increase your bottom line by targeting 160,000 potential customers through the “Official Visitors Guide to the Vail Valley” and the “Complete Resource Guide to the Vail Valley/Community Profile & Partnership Directory.”
7. Visitor Services
Sell your lodging or activities through the VVCTB Central Reservations call center, our online booking engine on www.visitvailvalley.com and our successful website for last minute deals, www.vailonsale.com. Over 5,000 reservations are made through the Visitor Services department annually.
6. Group & Conference Sales
Utilize the various programs offered to communicate to the lucrative group meetings market. Several “pay to play” options exist to get your information in front of those responsible for making buying decisions for the group business coming to the Valley.
5. Increase Exposure
Take advantage of advertising, public relations, and marketing opportunities through co-op ads, and regional and national partnerships.
4. Programs & Events
Don’t miss an opportunity to expand your horizons through one of the VVCTB’s many educational programs, as well as annual programs including the BizTech Show and the Roaring ‘20s Gala.
3. Web Presence
www.visitvailvalley.com receives over 30,000 visits each month. Our web site is the perfect avenue to drive new business to your door.
2. Enhance Your Business
Let the VVCTB help your business succeed and get the recognition you deserve through programs such as Lodging Quality Assurance, Platinum Service program, Success Connections Awards, Non Profit Network any much more.
1.“Merchant Ski Pass” Program
What more can we say…?
Thanks to the following
Vail Valley Chamber & Tourism Bureau Sponsors
“Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is a joint venture with Vail Resorts offering the most experienced brokers and representing nearly 50% of mountain properties sold in the Vail Valley. As the only real estate company with a history that starts with Vail, we have been the most trusted name in Vail Valley real estate for more than 40 years.”
“Vail Resorts, Inc. is one of the leading resort operators in North America. The Company’s operations are grouped into three segments, Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate, which represent 69%, 25% and 6%, respectively, of the Company’s revenues for the 2004 fiscal year. The Company owns and operates four ski resorts in Colorado, one ski resort in Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, and one summer resort in Grand Teton, Wyoming.”
“Strong, proactive, responsive and trustworthy - that’s WestStar. We bring personal attention, exceptional service, competitive products and services, and a commitment to a successful banking relationship to every customer, large or small. Our Associates are enthusiastic, committed, and proud to be a part of our team. We help fuel the economies of the communities we serve by providing superior financial services to businesses and individuals.” WestStar Bank provides long-term value to our shareholders by exceeding the expectations of all of our stakeholders.
“Minturn’s oldest families settled at the confluence of Gore Creek and the Eagle River in the late 1800s. Some created homesteads and farmed the land, while others mined silver in the mountains high above town. With the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1887, Minturn quickly developed into a booming crossroads for transportation and industry. Nestled between the glamour of Vail and Beaver Creek, Minturn is a small town with big character. In addition to historic architecture and charming homes, the oldest town in the Vail Valley boasts great restaurants, unique galleries and several western antique stores.”
Board of Directors:
Brian Nolan, Chairman Beaver Creek Chop House
Rob LeVine, Vice Chairman Antlers at Vail
Andrew Karow, Treasurer Alpine Bank
Steve Pope Vail Daily
Ian Arthur Vail Resorts, Inc.
Tom Backhus 4 Eagle Ranch
Tom Donovan Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch
Peggy Curry Colorado Mountain College
Jim Feldhaus Colorado Mountain Express
Joel Heath Untraditional Marketing
Steve Kaufman TapRoom
Amy Phillips Town of Avon
Arn Menconi Eagle County
Beth Slifer Slifer Designs
Tye Stockton The Golden Bear