Why Become a Member?
There are a lot of different organizations you and your company can choose to join. At VGSC, we can think of dozens of great reasons to become a member. Here are our "Top 10" for you to consider:
1. VISITOR CENTER SALES PROMOTION
Every VGSC member benefits directly from the VGSC-operated Visitor Center located at City Hall in downtown Greenville, open 7 days a week. Members can display brochures or collateral pieces, making them available to walk-ins and relocation traffic. VGSC also provides visitor information at various events, meetings, and conventions throughout the Greenville region.
2. CONVENTION CALENDAR - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Available online through the VGSC Member Extranet, the calendar provides advance notice and contact information for annual meetings, conventions and events confirmed by the VisitGreenvilleSC Sales Team. This gives you a heads up, and a chance to reach out to these potential visitors with your company's message.
3. QUALIFIED BUSINESS LEADS
VGSC Members receive advance opportunities to bid on requests for specific needs and services of pre-qualified leads for conventions, trade shows, and other meetings that VGSC brings to the community.
4. DIRECT BUSINESS REFERRALS
As a VGSC member, when visitors, prospects and clients tell us they need services in your line of business, VGSC will refer those opportunities directly to you. It's like a shortcut to the front of the line!
5. VGSC WEBSITE and SOCIAL MEDIA
VisitGreenvilleSC.com, the official tourism website for Greenville, South Carolina, provides specifically focused sections for leisure travelers, group tour, meeting and convention planners as well as media, VGSC members and our partners. Your company will receive an interactive listing accompanied by an image you provide, in addition to calendar of event listings and opportunities to post special offers and packages. Our enhanced full-page listing upgrade provides additional exposure, visibility, and impact for your company. And our social media program actively promotes Greenville and VGSC members - you can join in on the conversation and even submit posts!
6. CUSTOMIZED LISTINGS VIA ONLINE ACCESS
The exclusive Member Extranet enables you to keep your photos and listing information on the VGSC website up-to-date, post calendar of event listings, upload coupons for special offers and packages, and view and respond to VGSC sales leads online.
Your VGSC Membership includes a business listing in the our annual Visitor's Guide as well as a hyperlink to your website in the online version of the publication.
8. COOPERATIVE ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
VGSC offers collateral and web cooperative advertising opportunities to our members throughout the year, offering the chance to affordably promote your business on the web and/or printed materials.
9. MAILINGS THAT KEEP YOU "IN THE KNOW"
On a regular basis, VGSC sends out a variety of communications. VGSC members stay informed of events and announcements throughout the year. Convention Service announcements, providing detailed information on upcoming group business on our Convention Calendar, are distributed via the online member HappyNet.
10. MEMBERSHIP NETWORKING
VGSC hosts a variety of networking and educational events each year. These engaging and valuable events provide opportunities for members to learn more about VGSC programs and initiatives, as well as ways to become even more involved with VGSC.
Questions? Ready to join? Click here to review membership rates, fill out our online application and request additional information or call 864-421-0000. Thank you for your interest in VisitGreenvilleSC!