• Groups


    Ambassadors provide an essential service to the Alliance membership and team. The Alliance Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to the new Alliance members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Alliance. the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Alliance staff, keeping the UVBA in line with our members’ desires. Upon their appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the UVBA membership, particularly new members, in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate in and invest in UVBA. Ambassadors actively promote membership in the UVBA, facilitate networking among members and encourage meaningful participation and involvement in programs in order to enhance the membership benefits received by each member, strengthen member commitment and increase long-term member retention.

    Referral Group

    The UVBA Business Networking Group is a group of local business professionals with a mission focused on promoting their local businesses and supporting local startup businesses. In addition to supporting small businesses,the group is also focused on promoting the Upper Valley region. The mission of this group is to provide a forum for local business professionals to build trusted relationships with other business professionals and community leaders with the shared goal of helping each other grow their business. Every visitor or guest will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and exchange cards. Education will be delivered at each meeting on a topic of improving business networking skills. All members will be allowed to deliver a 60 second elevator pitch to highlight their business and what they seek for referrals and contacts. This is a business focused group that encourages open networking, discussion and relationship building. We are not rigid in structure but we are mission focused on building relationships and exchanging business connections. The group meets on bimonthly on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM. Anyone is invited to come and attend as a guest to see if the group can help you grow your network. Email uvba@uppervalleybusinessalliance.com for more information.