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. VGSC WEBSITE and SOCIAL MEDIA (over 1.3 million web visitors annually)
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!
2. VISITOR CENTER SALES PROMOTION (10,000+ visitors per year)
Every VGSC member benefits directly from the VGSC-operated Visitor Center located at City Hall in downtown Greenville. 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.
3. DIRECT BUSINESS REFERRALS & QUALIFIED BUSINESS LEADS (150,000+ member referrals per year)
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. Additionally, 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. It's like a shortcut to the front of the line!
4. CONVENTION CALENDAR (180+ events per year)
Exclusively for VGSC Members, 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.
5. DISCOUNTED MERCHANDISE (20% off)
With lots of different items available, your business has the opportunity to purchase "Yeah, THAT Greenville" merchandise at special members-only prices!
6. OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE PUBLICATION (75,000 copies distributed)
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.
7. RESERVATION AND BOOKING FEATURES (over 14,000 restaurant reservations, hotel referrals, and tour bookings last year)
Utilizing our online booking engines and OpenTable, the "Book Now" (Hotels and Attractions) and "Reserve a Table" (Restaurants) CTA buttons bring guests to your property as soon as they learn about you.
8. COOPERATIVE ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
VGSC offers web cooperative advertising opportunities to our members throughout the year, offering the chance to affordably promote your business on the web.
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!