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14805 Forest Rd, Suite 107
Forest, VA 24551
Need an extra push to grow your existing business or get a new idea off the ground? Let us help you reach your goals.
Services For Local Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
We ARE the network that works.
CVABC is a 4 year GOLD Winner of “Best Networking Organization” through Lynchburg Business Magazine’s “Best of Business Awards” Let us show you why!
Get your company and message noticed.
The Central VA Business Coalition works to make Advertising affordable for Small Businesses – Co-Op Marketing, Digital Billboards, & FREE publicity.
Come network with other businesses just like yours!
We host Multiple events throughout the year to promote your business. Including community events such as Bedford Centerfest and the Lynchburg & Bedford Christmas Parades!
Have a look at our Platinum Sponsors!
When I started my business I was focused on relationships and connecting with other businesses since I was a “newbie” to the arena. The Central Virginia Business Coalition did just that for me and my business. Joining the CVABC, I had the opportunity to connect with other people, who later became friends and weren’t hesitant to refer my business to others when the opportunity arose. It is my goal to continuously support the CVABC, moving forward, in all areas of my business because I was shown the same love and support that I choose to give to my clients, my community, and most importantly my family, who all support me 100%.
– Jess Chattin, SML Virtual Assistant Services
Our Approach To Local Business
We have been a member and a Champion Sponsor of the CVABC for several years. We immediately started to see the benefits of this group to help grow our business along with other local businesses. We are members of several groups and the CVABC is one of the few where you receive support without feeling pressured. Every member in the CVABC is helpful, resourceful, and easy to talk to. We feel like the support received in the group sales itself, and being part of the group is very beneficial. We feel comfortable using every member or business when the time comes. We are so thankful for this group and having Heather as a leader, who continues to grow and do great things.
I am the marketing & content developer for Perimeter Roofing VA and one of the best decisions as a company has been partnering with CVABC. Heather Alto does an extremely good job at supporting local business. Her heart is geared towards building strong networking relationships within and around Lynchburg and it has been really amazing to be a part of what she’s doing. If you are a small/ local business I’d highly consider signing up!
Upcoming Major Events
CVABC Coffee Talk – RND Coffee in Vinton
8am – 9:30am
Blue Mountain Barn
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Small Business Saturday
Grand Opening – All Things Local Mercantile
9am – 2pm, 805 Burks Hill Rd
Bedford, VA Christmas Parade
11AM – Downtown Bedford
Lynchburg, VA Christmas Parade
4pm, Lyncburg VA
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is membership?
The CVABC offers two Membership Tiers that are affordable to all business types. Our Basic Membership is $125/Annually and our Premier Membership is $200/Annually. You can refer to our Benefits section of the website to see the difference in each tier.
How does the CVABC differ from a Chamber of Commerce?
The Central Virginia Business Coalition works hard to help grow and promote business owners of all types from Solopreneurs to Small/Midsize Businesses. Our focus is on keeping business owners working and referring each other but also putting your business in the forefront of the community. Supporting Local is our mission and we we work hard to make your business feel like family not just a number.
What is Coffee Talk?
Coffee Talk is an award winning Networking event offered monthly on the last Friday of each month. It is hosted by a different business owner each month and is a rolling event from 8am – 10am. It gives business owners the opportunity to pass out business cards and meet and greet.
How affordable is Digital Billboard marketing through the CVABC?
You will not find a better avenue to market your business on Digital Billboards in our area! The CVABC has a partnership with Southeastern Media which allows us to offer billboard advertising for as LOW as $150/Month!!
How would the CVABC benefit my business?
The Central Virginia Business Coalition benefits different businesses in different ways, depending on what you are looking for in your business. Advertising Benefits, Networking, Referrals, Meeting Space, Event Booths and Event Publicity, Lunch & Learn Opportunities, the list goes on. We like to meet individually with our members to find out where we can work with you and give you the best ROI for your membership dollars.
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