Vail Daily column: Partnership is looking for feedback
The Vail Valley Partnership is currently soliciting feedback from our members via a member survey.
We want to hear from you. We continue to strive to add new chamber benefits and programming to our arsenal, and we continue to strive to advocate for regional business development and to strengthen our tourism economy via our destination marketing efforts (including event recruiting, group sales and vacation guides).
No matter how tirelessly we work, we are the first to recognize that we don’t have all the answers. So we are reaching out to the community to help provide feedback to let us know how you feel and what your business is looking for out of the Vail Valley Partnership.
If you are not familiar with us, the Vail Valley Partnership is the official resource and advocate for business and tourism in the Vail Valley with over 700 active member businesses. Dedicated to ensuring local business success, the Partnership creates regional economic vitality by partnering with local businesses, collaborating with key stakeholders and through its partnership base. The Partnership’s destination sales and marketing efforts resulted in direct spending in the Eagle River Valley of over $40 million in 2011; due to new events and programs recruited by the Partnership, we expect this number to grow in 2012 and beyond.
The Partnership’s mission is to be a regional leader in sustaining and enhancing the Vail Valley as a tourism destination and as a place to do business by contributing to the identity and economic well-being of the Eagle River Valley. The VVP takes a leadership role to bring groups, meetings, events and leisure visitors to the Vail Valley for the economic benefit of the community and our member businesses.
We are interested in knowing what programs and benefits you find most valuable. We are curious about your view on our chamber cost-savings programs, marketing benefits, networking events and signature programs.
We’re also curious how we can work with our member businesses to improve our destination marketing efforts and economic development outreach.
As a member-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the Eagle River Valley as a tourism destination and as a place to do business, and equally dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service to our members and stakeholders, we want to know if you are satisfied with our quality of work and our responsiveness. The Partnership has grown and expanded our efforts over the past few years, but our core mission hasn’t changed – we’re here to help you, the business community and our membership base.
Visit us at http://www.VailValleyPartnership.com and take our member survey, located on the right of the homepage under “Vail Valley Partnership Updates.” We want to hear from you and look forward to your participation.
What can your business do to help? If you are not a member yet, benefit from the Partnerships Destination Sales efforts and local business-to-business efforts, get off the sidelines and join the Partnership. If you are already a member, tell your neighbors to join and help us do even more here in the valley.
As always, I encourage all member businesses to get engaged with the Partnership and to contact us with any suggestions you may have to help us better serve you and for non-members to join the Partnership. Call us at 970-476-1000 or stop by our offices in Avon at Traer Creek Plaza to share your feedback.
Chris Romer is executive director of the Vail Valley Partnership