Membership Benefits



Sales & Marketing Assistance

Join an organization committed to helping you grow your business. Our executive director has 25 years' experience in specialty food sales with a large portfolio of relationships with buyers in the industry. Our board is made up of seasoned specialty food manufacturers with hundreds of combined years in the industry. They are also here to help with connections.


Press Support

Information about association members and their products are of interest to the Media. We help members generate great buzz with complimentary services to distribute press releases.


Education

Business education and information to help sustain, mange, and/or grow your business. We partner with the food innovations team at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Cooperative Extension to provide training and technical support for our members.


Networking

Multiple opportunities for networking and Gathering with fellow producers and business service providers. We provide a continuous pipeline of communication.


Peer Support/Mentoring

Our members, professional advisors and resource people are always available to assist and answer your questions. We've "been there and done that" and are happy to help where we can.


Promotions

Opportunities to connect with retailers, grocers, distributors, brokers, and buyers. The VSFBA is helping to set up promotional programs with retailers. These programs would be difficult on your own,but as a collective unit these promotions are more attractive to buyers.


Expanding Industry

Our strength in numbers help grow our association as well as the Virginia's Finest program. Your participation makes sales grow. When our members are strong the association is stronger, and we can do more to support our specialty craft producers and entrepreneurs.


Trade Shows

The association is present at various regional and national trade shows to support our members in ways that best meet their needs.


Continuing Growth

More benefits continue to become available as the VSFBA grows.



Download these benefits for members below.


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