Weekly Update - 10 August 2020
Due to the effects of COVID-19, the BVICCHA has offered a 3-6-month membership dues deferments t business members that are struggling, but there is a way you can help. Make a difference in our business community: adopt a business and pay their Chamber membership dues (or a part of them) this year. We have almost 250 members currently registered with us. Nearly 50 of them have signed up this year. This is a strong indication that our businesses are proud to be a part of something good, they value the benefits that Chamber membership offers, and they desire to be a part of a group that works together and supports each other. These members want to remain with the Chamber, and I am sure they would appreciate the help. Plus, this will help the Chamber continue fighting your causes and empowering, educating, and equipping you with everything you need to be successful and to grow. Can you help out? Besides shopping locally (#BUYBVI), supporting a community business with a membership donation is another positive way to assist our businesses’ recovery efforts. If you are willing to adopt a business for BVICCHA membership, please contact me at (284) 345-3513, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership in the BVICCHA allows you and others to continue to be a part of something great.
The business community needs the BVI Chamber and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) more than ever and we also need the community’s support. We have launched a “Chamber Heroes” program to help support the Chamber and its many small businesses through the next six months. The BVICCHA brings value to the business community on so many fronts and we continually monitor legislation that impacts our business community and lobby as needed. We have relaunched our #BUYBVI campaign to help bring attention to our local businesses, we continue to strengthen our networks in the region (even as far as Africa, Canada, and other UN nations) in support of manufacturing and exporting locally made products, and we aim to bring our community as much information and as many resources to help you deal with the COVID-19 challenges. Through our social media outreach, virtual meetings, webinars and more, we continue to strive to meet the needs of our Territory. Won’t you help us? We are asking residents, visitors and businesses to consider being a “Chamber Hero.” We ask you to make a $50 commitment or more. These funds will be used to ensure all our local businesses and community will have access to the resources of the BVICCHA. All of our “Heroes” will be listed on our website, our newsletter, and on social media, which is a $300 value! You will receive a Chamber Hero badge for you to proudly display electronically.
BVICCHA's Member-2-Member Discounts are a great way to draw more attention to your business both offline and online. Companies that offer discounts will receive publicity in the Chamber’s newsletter, ChamberNews, and have their business published on the Chamber’s website. There is NO cost to participate in the Member-to-Member Discount Program.
To join, see the online form on the BVICCHA's website.
Below are the available Member-2-Member Deals. Click the images to see more.
All members are encouraged to join the various BVICCHA Committees to have their opinions heard! To become a member of these committees please follow the instructions provided here.
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services is closely following the progress of Tropical Disturbance AL 95, which has the potential to become a strong tropical storm and impact the Caribbean.
11th August 2020 - High pressure is the dominant weather feature and generally settled conditions are expected for the forecast period. However, from tomorrow evening, the chance of showers will increase as an active tropical wave moves into the area.