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From the Chairman's Desk: Your Chamber Needs You!!!

The past eighteen months have been a chaotic time for Virgin Islands business owners to keep their doors open, and on behalf of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association’s Board of Directors, Management and Staff, I salute all business owners for the persistence they have shown in safeguarding lives AND livelihoods during this global health crisis. We especially appreciate our membership for their continued support of the crucial work we do on behalf of the business community. Your business success is our business, and together, we will come out of this more formidable than before! Despite a slow economic recovery during 2021, we are still hopeful of ending the year strong as we look forward to the start of the next tourism season.

The BVICCHA was also affected negatively by the pandemic recession as we rely primarily on membership dues and fundraisers to sustain our programs and operations. We have seen our revenue streams shrink to an all-time low and are currently in need of urgent financial support to continue the great work. How can you help us? I am glad you asked!

First, if you are a past/inactive member, NOW is a great time to rejoin as we have upgraded benefits and are endeavoring to provide even more value for your membership in 2022. You have never been a member of the BVICCHA family? Then YOU need to join and tap into resources that will equip, educate and empower you to be even more successful in business! And because we would love EVERY business in EVERY industry to join, we are running a special Membership Drive from 15th October 2021 to 15th December 2021. This also applies to not-for-profit organizations (NPOs).

  • If YOU are a new member that joins from 15th October 2021 to 15th December 2021 you will receive a 5% discount on your 2022 annual membership fees.
  • If YOU are a current member and refer a new member who joins from 15th October 2021 to 15th December 2021, you will receive a 5% discount on your 2022 annual membership fees.
  • We would like to remind our active or future members about our affordable advertising services we offer to promote your services and goods for the upcoming holiday season. You can also sign up for the Member 2 Member Discount program to lower your business-to-business costs.
  • We will also graciously accept donations or pledges of any amount that will help us continue our invaluable work during this crucial time.
On behalf of the BVICCHA Team, I wish to thank you in advance for supporting the vision to be the Proactive “Voice of Business” and the mission to keep pushing for a business-friendly environment that will empower Virgin Islands’ businesses to be successful!
 
Visit the BVICCHA website at www.bviccha.org, email us at info@bviccha.org or call our office at 345-3513 to join and for more information about benefits and services.
 
Sincerely yours,

Shaina M. Smith-Archer
Chairman
 

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