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Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. Here’s a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the process. 


Chamber Membership Provides

  • Valuable marketing tools
  • "Insider" knowledge of city happenings
  • Networking opportunities to develop new business leads
  • Information and seminars to support development
  • A voice in the business community
  • A voice in the state and local government
  • Opportunities to give back to the community

Members enjoy

  • Informative programs and networking at monthly luncheons on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Vestavia Country Club
  • Chamber-advertised Ribbon Cuttings, Open Houses and Before & After Hours
  • Committee participation opportunities enhancing small group networking and making a difference in our community


  • Free use of the Chamber conference room for meetings with audio visual equipment (call to be scheduled)
  • Wi-Fi chamber office - stop by to hook up in between sales calls!
  • Free business consultation through SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
  • Periodic Business Development Seminars
  • Chamber decal and logo usage to let consumers know you're a chamber member
  • Member-to-Member discounts
  • Member representation & business advocacy with local, state and national government


  • Monthly e-mailed newsletter
  • Weekly email updates of the City, Chamber and Member Happenings
  • Multiple social media platform updates on current events & happenings in Vestavia Hills

Advertising Options

  • Be a Chamber Champion
  • Offer a Refer and Win prize
  • Advertise in the Community News
  • Reduced advertising rates in the Vestavia Hills Living Magazine and on VH2GO
  • 4th quarter Holiday in the Hills


  • Free listing as a new member AND free full-page insert in 1 monthly Chamber newsletter emailed to over 1,200+ members
  • A free categorical listing in Vestavia Hills' official magazine - Vestavia Hills Living Magazine - e-published & 15,000 printed, 13,000+ mailed to residents
  • Business listing on the chambers website including your logo,  a 1600 character description of your business, driving directions to your business, a link to your website, 5 pictures in a photo gallery and all social networking links
  • Post events, job openings and hot deals on the chambers website
  • Free listings on VH2GO mobile app
  • Free set of mailing labels with approcimately 1,200+ member contacts for 1x use (12 month updates as requested - $100)
  • Coupon distribution through Welcome Bags for new residents
  • FREE business spotlights at our monthly chamber luncheons - average attendance is 187

Quality of Life

  • Chamber sponsored community events:
    • The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
    • I Love America Summer Celebration
    • Viva Vestavia
    • Pumpkin Patch
    • Back to School in the Hills
    • Helping Hanks in the Hills
    • ... and more!
  • Enhancing school system through Chamber-implemented Partners in Education Program (PIE)
  • Community Caucus host
  • Shop, Dine, Play program
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