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VLCT's Business Alliance Program

Hoping to partner with VLCT? Join VLCT's Business Alliance Program (BAP), the only program that connects businesses to the spending power of lOK+ local and state officials affiliated with our membership and network. You get unparalleled access to influential local leaders and specialized municipal staff from Vermont's 247 cities and towns, plus 139 additional municipal entities.

The program runs from July 1 to June 30 of every year and gives you easy, one-stop-shop options that showcase your brand in various digital and print publications, on VLCT's website and email communications, and at our conferences, events, and trainings. Learn more about what each plan offers and the value of affiliating with VLCT by clicking through the tabs below. You can also download our BAP Kit for reference.

All set to commit? Simply scroll below to sign up! Feel free to email BAP@vlct.org with any questions!

How to Register for the 2024-2025 Business Alliance Program

Current/Previous Sponsors
Click the Renew Membership button. Do not use the registration form below.  You will be able to make new selections and update your contact information, all within our member portal. 

Renew Membership

 

New Sponsors
Welcome! Please fill out the form below to select the level of sponsorship and complete your contact details. You will have the option to pay online or to be billed.

Thank you for partnering with VLCT!

Who is VLCT? 

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) is a member-owned and governed nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was founded in 1967 with the mission of serving and strengthening Vermont local government. All 247 cities and towns are members, as are 142 other municipal entities including villages and fire and water districts. Find out more about what services we provide on our About Us page or by watching this video.

Why Partner with VLCT?

If you are doing business in Vermont or regionally, connecting with VLCT connects you with the spending power of 10K+ local and state officials affiliated with our membership and network. Get the most out of your advertising dollars and help our members find the very best products and services out there – while keeping their dues low.

Broaden Your Reach 

Businesses that want to reach Vermont municipal customers need to reach VLCT’s members. Use BAP to show how and why your products and services meet the needs of our members.

Boost Your Brand 

Get brand awareness in the Vermont local government marketplace. Associating with VLCT and its members instantly elevates your brand recognition with a trusted legacy organization.

Build Your Connections 

Network directly with coveted customers. Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with key decision makers in the Vermont municipal and state market.

Stay in the Loop 

Keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening in Vermont local government. Being a part of this program makes it easy to stay abreast of critical local issues.

Choose Your BAP Plan

Simply match your goals and budget to the level of benefits and engagement that works for you. To compare the different plans side by side, refer to the BAP Benefits grid at the bottom of this page. You can click the grid image to download a PDF of it for easy reference. 

Need help deciding? We can help! Email BAP@vlct.org

Corporate Sponsor
$20K PLATINUM / $10K GOLD

Corporate sponsorship is an invitation-only opportunity to directly affiliate with VLCT year round (July-June) and through multiple channels. With this investment, you get all the benefits of Town Fair sponsorship and Partner Membership, plus category exclusivity and numerous co-branding opportunities that keep you consistently on our members' radar. Both Gold and Platinum tiers get training opportunities at Town Fair, placement in our publications, and the option to sponsor one of our annual direct mail pieces. With Platinum, we work with you to build a creative, customized annual campaign that translates to year-round advertising on our website and in nearly every publication, event, and communication channel. The cost difference between these tiers is double, but the return is limitless.

Town Fair Sponsor & Exhibitor
$5K TIER 1 / $2,500 TIER 2 / $850 EXHIBITOR BOOTH

These levels equate to "your name in lights" at our signature event, and they include Partner Membership which delivers value all year long. The Town Fair tiers feature select promotional placements and exhibitor benefits that showcase your brand at VLCT's popular annual conference. Town Fair 2024 is expected to exceed our typical 500+ attendees and is promised to be an especially lively event. A FREE Town Fair Booth is included in Tiers l and 2. The Exhibitor Booth tier provides the traditional experience of exhibiting at Town Fair and includes Partner Membership at no extra cost.

Partner Member
$495 STANDARD / $595 PREFERRED* 

If you do just one thing to connect to VLCT and its members, this is it. Think of it as an annual subscription to all things local government. Partner Membership is the core of our Business Alliance Program. It gives you access to search VLCT member contacts, view member-only website content, and register for events through an account in VLCT’s Municipal Access Portal (MAP). Partner Members also receive subscriptions and listings on our website, social media, and digital publications. 
*By invitation only.

Click the image to download a PDF for reference. 

Table listing the various benefits available for the six different BAP plans

 

What is Town Fair?

Town Fair is VLCT's signature annual event and a critical component in your marketing plan if your goal is to directly connect with VLCT members. It's your opportunity to network and showcase your products and services to Vermont's leading municipal officials. Town Fair 2024 is taking place in person at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Killington, Vermont on October 1-2.

Whether you choose to simply exhibit or take advantage of bonus exhibitor options available by being a Town Fair Sponsor, all exhibitors get access to 500+ guests and attendees.

Refer to the BAP Benefits tab for a full list of Town Fair sponsorship opportunities. 

"We find Town Fair to be one of the most worthwhile networking events of the year. Where else can we get in front of town managers, selectboard members, town administrators, etc., from all over Vermont? You can’t. This is well worth the money of a sponsorship, and the team at VLCT is great to work with. I’ll see you in Killington this fall!" 
Megan Miley, Strategic Sales Executive, Casella Waste Management

All Town Fair Sponsorship Levels Include Exhibitor Booth Benefits
  • Exhibitor Booth +2 lunch tickets
  • Incentives and built-in time for attendees to network with you
  • Access to the keynote address and Town Fair trainings – which allows for substantial additional networking time with attendees
  • Inclusion in the Town Fair Exhibitor Guide that all attendees receive
  • Premium booth options available for more exposure (included with Town Fair Sponsorship Tiers 1 & 2)
  • VLCT Partner Member benefits (included) deliver value all year long.

VLCT's Business Alliance Program Sponsors

 

Corporate Sponsors — Gold

 

Casella - established 1975
 

Efficiency Vermont
 

Green Mountain Power
 


NEMRC Logo
 

 

Vermont Blue Advantage — An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
 

 

 

Town Fair Sponsors — Tier 1

 

Vermont Bond Bank

Delta Dental – Northeast Delta Dental


Stitzel Page & Fletcher, PC Logo



M&T Bank
 

 

Tyler Technologies

 


Town Fair Sponsors — Tier 2

Brook Field Service – Providing Shelter from the Storm

 

Vermont Department of Taxes Property Valuationand Review Division
Property Valuation and Review

 

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA)

 

Community Bank

 

Paul Frank + Collins P.C.


National Insurance Services Logo
 

 

 



Hard Wired Auto Electronics


TD Bank Logo

Vermont Federal Credit Union

 

 

Oracle NetSuite for Government



Tech Group


VMCTA Logo


VALA Logo

 

Town Fair Exhibitors

  
Vermont Emergency ManagementBETA Group, Inc.UNIQUE Paving Materials Corp.
CAI TechnologiesInnovative Surface Solutions
White + Burke Real Estate Advisors, Inc.Vermont Local Roads
(VT LTAP)
Union Bank
Peet Law GroupPaw Print & MailSpeed of Light Optics
Rural SolutionsGale Associates, Inc.L&D Safety Marking Corp.
Dura-LineMedical Business Services, LLCVC3
Monaghan Safar PLLCHoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.Weston & Sampson

Office Environments, Inc
CivallyMunicipal Leasing Consultants
Mission Square RetirementVermont Assessors and Listers AssociationTown Web Design
   
Green Mountain Water Environment AssociationState of Vermont Enhanced 911 BoardSertex Broadband Solutions
   
Vermont Short Term Rental AllianceAldrich + Elliott, PCDeckard Technologies
   
Vermont APEX AcceleratorSFC Engineering Partnership, Inc.Auctions International
   
EyemedClearfield, Inc.DuBois & King, Inc.
   
Northfield Savings BankOpenGov, Inc.Power & Tel
   
MRC/ GameTime Park & Playground EquipmentGeneral Code - ICC Family of SolutionsIndus
   
Invest EAPTi-Sales 

 

Partner Members

        
Vermont Access Network        
Ecopixel        
         
Vermont Rural Water Association