The virginia renewable energy alliance

Why join the Alliance?

Joining the Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance can be a great step forward for you, your business,  government agency, nonprofit, school, and partners working to advance Virginia's renewable energy economy.  Because members that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join your local chamber of commerce.

Get updates on any legislative changes impacting and/or supporting the advancement of renewable energy in Virginia

The Alliance does not have a lobbying leg to ensure the authoritative presence amongst our diverse members, stakeholders, and partners.  Instead, the Alliance strives to provide support for the legislative arena by encouraging our members (who are  composed of highly skilled Subject Matter Experts) to  be plugged into the legislative changes. 

Increase your visibility in Virginia's renewable energy industry

As a new member of the Alliance, you may be listed in the newsletter, e-newsletter, and  can have opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising

with/for the Alliance and sponsoring events. 

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception within the  industry  and key stakeholders when you’re identified as a member and will receive an annual badge to display on your company's website, social media, and digital platforms. 

Promotion and publicity by sponsoring events  

Members can sponsor events and  take advantage of prominent logo placement on all advertisements, websites, announcements, and --for 2020--will have a designated sponsor  

Create  and be a part of networking opportunities

VA-REA has numerous committees and serving on one of them provides expanded networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. All of our events are centered around networking and education. For 2020, VA-REA will be integrating  a Virtual Event Platform for all events that will allow registrants and attendees to directly connect with others, create separate rooms and chats with groups/individuals, and will be operational before, during, and after each event for continued connections. 

Alliance events and programs

Our events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to  learn  about multifaceted topics regarding renewable energy. The Alliance holds 4 events Annually:

    • LEAD 1 Conference--General Assembly Debrief
    • LEAD 2 Conference--Renewables Topic Determined
    • Virginia Clean Energy Summit
    • Annual Members Meeting 

    Check out our 2020 events

    Make business contacts

    The Alliance's fundamental goal  is to  advance renewable energy in Virginia at ALL levels. We hope our members are able to  find partnerships, collaborations, and generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business  stewardship and is always innovating more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.

    Access to members-only discounts and services

    Members will receive discounted registration for some events and get to be a part of a Members Only site that includes a community space, forum, and idea exchange network. This member forum will allow our members to collaborate quickly and lean on other experts for any questions they may have navigating the industry. 

    Receive VA-REA newsletters and updates

    Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about Virginia's renewable energy industry, national and statewide news; and other updates on what exciting things VA-REA has going on.  Don't worry, we know with digital overload to send out quality content

    Acquire customer referrals and new partnerships

    Every day, the Alliance receives   emails and calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential partners; vendors; experts; and general questions. Our Executive Director meticulously fields these requests and connects members to one another and/or stakeholders outside of the Alliance. 

    If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in the Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance consider the following:

        • Most industry professionals think that being active member in VA-REA and other professional associations is an effective business strategy overall. It’s for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and communicating that a business is reputable.
        • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in the Alliance, those they serve and represent are more likely to think that institution stacks up better against its competition.
        • When a consumer thinks that a company’s  stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in the Alliance,  it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community and is an industry leader.
        • When consumers know that you are a member of the Alliance, they are more likely to consider receiving your services, partnering with you, and introducing you to more professionals within their individual networks. 

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