As a corporate member of the NCVC you are supporting Nashville’s second largest industry and a key driving force behind Nashville’s economy. For your support, you will receive the following benefits:
You will receive a listing on the NCVC website (www.visitmusiccity.com) under the appropriate category as well as your listing in the member section. In addition to your primary company description and contact information, your listing will include one company logo, a color photo gallery with up to five images, a live link that will take visitors directly to your website and three additional live links to take visitors to your secondary website or social media page.
Listing(s) in the following NCVC publications where applicable:
-Nashville Visitors Guide: 250,000 printed semi-annually and distributed to visitors. (500,000 annual circulation)
-Meeting Planning Guide: 2,500 printed annually and distributed to meeting planners across the country who have booked their meeting or are considering booking their meeting in Nashville.
Festival Vendor Discount
NCVC Members are eligible for a Festival Vendor Discount at NCVC produced events. The following benefits are applicable to all member festival vendors (Food Vendors or Merchant Vendors):
- Preferred Site Location
- $50 discount on vending location for all size booths up to 10’x20’
- $100 discount on vendor location for all size booths 20’x20’ space and larger
Discounts & Deals - Special Offers
An online coupon opportunity to target three distinct audiences with potential to patronize Music City organizations and businesses. Special Offers will link from your website listing and have the opportunity to be featured in the monthly membership newsletter, Nashville Notes.
Preferred Vendor List
You will be listed on the Preferred Vendor List, a list of businesses who support the Nashville hospitality industry, and is available to all NCVC members. The Preferred Vendor List is used by hospitality and community professionals to help choose the best vendors for their business needs.
NCVC Marketing Plan
Members have access to the NCVC annual Marketing Plan for reference in your own business planning.
Marketing Assets for promotional use
Members will have permission to use the NCVC logo, image gallery and promotional videos in marketing materials and on website with credits given to NCVC.
Upon request, you will receive printed mailing labels of all NCVC Members including business contact name. This is a valuable list to help you market your business to the hospitality industry. Labels can be request once per renewal year.
Nashville’s National Tourism Week Hospitality Industry Celebration
Held each May during National Travel & Tourism Week, you will receive an invitation to Nashville’s National Tourism Week Hospitality Industry Celebration. This member event awards the annual Music City Hitmakers award for outstanding customer service and is a great opportunity to network with hospitality leaders.
A bi-monthly meeting designed to offer members an opportunity to network and share company news and information with the group. You will have the opportunity to hear from the NCVC Executive Staff on industry updates and insight into current NCVC sales and marketing efforts.
A quarterly networking meeting designed to update members on leisure marketing and tourism-specific sales efforts. Members also participate in an open forum for discussion and collaboration on citywide tourism efforts with an opportunity to network and share company news and information with the group.
Chairman and President’s Lunch
You will receive an invitation to our exclusive Chairman and President’s lunch, held in the fall at various member locations. This member event is a great opportunity to network with other member executives and hear from the NCVC Chairman and President on the state of the Nashville hospitality industry.
This individualized weekly meeting allows members to participate in a brainstorming session with a representative from each NCVC team to discuss ways to maximize your membership. Members present your company/service to educate staff on business strengths and ways to best utilize your services . Available to members once per renewal year.
Sirius│XM Satellite Radio Show – Heroes Behind the Hits
Members receive invitations to these live radio show tapings held throughout the year featuring songwriters of some of the biggest hits in music. This intimate event is a great opportunity for client entertainment. Attendance is complimentary and exclusive sponsorships are available.
Relocation Training & Welcome Services
Opportunity to host a Nashville familiarity class at your office/location specifically for your business to educate new employees on what Music City has to offer in regards to attractions, events, tours, restaurants and nightlife. Assistance is available to create Music City Welcome Packets including maps, Vacation Guides, Music City merchandise, and discount coupons to area attractions to welcome new employees to Nashville.
New Member Orientation
New Member Orientation is designed to educate you on how the NCVC impacts Music City and how you can maximize your membership benefits. This orientation is held monthly at the NCVC office over lunch and is open to new members and new employees at current members.
A series of sessions designed to familiarize members and their staff with all of the unique neighborhoods in Music City and the visitor offerings within each one. Upon completion of each session, participants will receive a free pass to some of the area's hottest spots and attractions so that they may gain first-hand knowledge of the area's offerings.
- Nashville Backstage: Downtown (2 hours)
The hub of the entertainment that defines Music City, Downtown Nashville is alive with exciting live music, great food, and elegant hotels. Explore the honky-tonks and neon lights in SoBro, the upscale restaurants and vibrant nightlife in The Gulch, and the unique shops in Germantown. Take a virtual tour of the attractions that make this area a must-see, including the country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Frist Center for Visual Arts, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
- Nashville Backstage: West (2 hours)
Move west of downtown and discover several hip neighborhoods with endless opportunities for fun. Delve into Nashville's culture and history on Music Row, enjoy a unique shopping adventure in Hillsboro Village, or join a late night dance party in Midtown. There's something for every kind of taste with offerings such as Historic RCA Studio B, Cheekwood, the Parthenon, and Arrington Vineyards.
- Nashville Backstage: East (2 hours)
Music city's eastside neighborhoods are quirky, diverse, and evolving. Whether the amazing restaurants, indie rock scene, the vintage and eclectic shopping, and the vibrant and artistic culture, visitors of all ages and interest are falling in love with this area. There is a beautiful harmony between the classic country sounds heard from the Opry stage and the eclectic, ever changing lineups at The 5 Spot.
Creating Applause seeks to help your employees create an authentic and memorable experience for guests through remarkable customer service. The session will focus on attitude, product knowledge, listening skills, problem solving, exceeding expectations and more.
This disability sensitivity training session will ensure your business is welcoming to all guests. Participants will learn about disability etiquette, communication skills, and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act from persons with disabilities. These individuals provide the tactical training elements while sharing authentic, first-hand experience, enriching the knowledge of the participants.
Opportunity to host all hospitality training programs at your office/location specifically for your employees and business.
Receive multiple weekly/monthly e-newsletters keeping you informed on what is happening as it relates to the Nashville Hospitality Community and what the NCVC is doing for you.
Music City Shop and Music City Marketplace Discounts
NCVC Members receive a 15% discount on merchandise at the Music City Shop located in the Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena tower and the Music City Marketplace located in the Visitor Center at the NCVC Office Lobby at Fourth Avenue North and Commerce Street.
Access to NCVC Hospitality and Tourism related research.
Members have access to the NCVC member extranet (Nview) to access valuable membership and hospitality industry information.