VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

Business Membership

2017 - 2018

Membership Basics

Any business or organization deemed by the VASS members and/or VASS staff to be in good standing with the organization is eligible to become a VASS Business Member.

There are seven different levels of membership in VASS from which companies can choose.

Level One is the Standard Business Affiliate Membership, which is required for businesses that wish to participate in any event that VASS sponsors.

Businesses can choose to support VASS to a greater extent by selecting to become an Exhibitor (Level Two), Sponsor (Level Three), Associate Partner (Level Four), Senior Associate Partner (Level Five), Partner (Level Six), or Senior Partner (Level Seven).

Membership runs for a full calendar year after the registration date.

Membership Benefits

Business members of VASS receive a variety of benefits and services depending on their level of support.

Click on Titles BELOW for more details on each level of VASS Business Membership.

  • Affiliate Membership

    Level One

    Eligibility

    Any business or organization deemed by the VASS members and/or VASS staff to be in good standing with the organization is eligible to become a VASS Business Affiliate Member.


    Membership Dues 

    The annual dues for a Standard Business Affiliate Member (Level One of VASS Business Membership) are $500.

    Membership runs for one calendar year. 

    Membership Benefits

    Standard Business Affiliate Members (Level One of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:
     
    • Business Affiliate Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:

      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events 
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
      • Listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
     

    Opportunities for Enhanced Exposure for Businesses

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents provides its Business Members with many opportunities to gain a greater level of exposure with the VASS Superintendent Members.

    Standard Business Affiliate Members can become more involved with the organization by choosing to support VASS at the following higher levels: Exhibitor, Sponsor, Associate Partner, Senior Associate Partner, Partner, or Senior Partner.

    If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about Business Membership in VASS, please contact the VASS Administrative Assistant, Liza Scallet.

  • Exhibitor Membership

    Level Two

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents provides exhibition space for vendors during the Spring Conference, which will be held May 6 - 8, 2018 at The Hotel Roanoke.  

    Superintendents from all Virginia public school divisions as well as VASS Business Members are invited to attend this annual Spring Conference, which provides both professional learning and networking opportunities for all participants. 

    Exhibitors at the Spring Conference have an excellent opportunity to showcase their products and services, as well as build relationships with current and future clients.  

    Superintendents visit Exhibition Booths during breakfasts, receptions, and the numerous scheduled breaks and Break-Out Sessions each day. Exhibitors’ Representatives can take advantage of numerous networking opportunities by participating at no cost in the various conference presentations, activities, meals, and receptions during the three days of the conference.

    Fee 

    The fee for Exhibitors (Level Two of VASS Business Membership) at the VASS 2018 Spring Conference is $2,000.

    This fee INCLUDES the $500 annual dues for Business Affiliate Membership--a requirement for participation in VASS events. The membership runs for a full calendar year. 

    Benefits 

    Exhibitors at the Spring Conference (Level Two of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:

    • Exhibitor Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:
      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events.
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring ConferenceListing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • One fully-equipped Exhibition Booth (8’ by 6’)
    • One complimentary registration for an Exhibitor’s Representative to attend the Spring Conference (includes three days of conference meals, presentations, and activities)
    • Contact information for Superintendents who are registered to attend the Spring Conference
    • Contact Information for Exhibitor’s Representative provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
    • Recognition of Exhibitor’s support of VASS and description of Exhibitor’s goods or services in Spring Conference Program

    More information on the VASS Spring Conference (May 6-8, 2018), including the program of speakers, sessions, and events, will be posted by January on the General Information page for the 2018 Spring Conference.

    If you have questions about being an Exhibitor at this year’s VASS Spring Conference, please contact Liza Scallet, VASS Administrative Assistant.

    Learn More About Our Business Affiliate Membership

  • Sponsor Membership

    Level Three

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents provides businesses with the opportunity to become more involved in supporting VASS by sponsoring a speaker, session, or event at the annual Fall Conference, at the annual Winter Conference, or at the annual Spring Conference. 

    The VASS Fall Conference is scheduled for October 22 - 24, 2017, at The Charlottesville Omni.

    The VASS Winter Conference is scheduled for January 10 - 11, 2018, at the Richmond Downtown Marriott.

    The VASS Spring Conference is scheduled for May 6 - 8, 2018, at The Hotel Roanoke. 

    Sponsors at VASS Conferences gain great exposure to Superintendents from all Virginia public school divisions through their interactions at various presentations and break-out sessions during the conference.  

    Representatives of Sponsors can take advantage of a wealth of networking opportunities, including receptions, meals, and social activities, to build relationships with current and future clients.

    Fee 

    Membership in VASS is required for participation in any VASS event. Click here for more information on basic benefits of a Business Affiliate Membership.

    The fee for Sponsorship of the VASS Fall Conference (Level Three of VASS Business Membership) is $2,000. This fee includes a VASS Business Membership for one calendar year.

    The fee for Sponsorship of the VASS Winter Conference (Level Three of VASS Business Membership) is $1,500. This fee includes a VASS Business Membership for one calendar year.

    The fee for Sponsorship of the VASS Spring Conference (Level Three of VASS Business Membership) is $2,500. This fee includes a VASS Business Membership for one calendar year. 

    PLEASE NOTE: For this year’s VASS Spring Conference, we are offering a special discount for businesses which choose to register as BOTH an Exhibitor AND a Sponsor (for a total fee of $3,750)

    Benefits 

    Sponsors (Level Three of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:

    • Sponsor Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:
      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events 
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
      • Listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • Recognition of Sponsor’s Representative prior to the sponsored speaker, session, or event (PowerPoint slide of logo and representative’s name)
    • Opportunity to make brief remarks to superintendents and other conference participants before the sponsored speaker, session, or event
    • Opportunity to place promotional materials at the tables of conference participants or on the VASS registration table
    • Complimentary full-page advertisement in Conference Program (Spring Conference)
    • Recognition of specific sponsorship in Conference Program (Spring Conference)
    • Recognition of Sponsor’s support and printing of company logo in Conference Program
    • Two complimentary registrations for Sponsor’s Representative to attend the Spring Conference, and one complimentary registration to attend the other VASS conferences
    • Provision to superintendents of Contact Information for Sponsor’s Representative
    • Contact information of Superintendents who attend the conference 

    More information on the VASS Fall Conference (October 22-24, 2017), VASS Winter Conference (January 10-11, 2018), and VASS Spring Conference (May 6-8, 2018), including the program of speakers, sessions, and events, will be posted (as it becomes available) on the General Information page for each VASS Conference.

    If you have questions about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Andy Stamp, the VASS Associate Executive Director.

    Learn More About Our Business Affiliate Membership

  • Associate Partner Membership

    Level Four

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents greatly values the sustaining support of members of the business community who have chosen to become Associate Partners, Senior Associate Partners, Partners, and Senior Partners of VASS. 

    The companies which choose to support VASS at one of these four highest levels play a crucial role in providing the resources necessary to help Virginia’s superintendents achieve their educational mission of delivering a high-quality education to all of the students of the Commonwealth.  In appreciation of this support, VASS provides Associate Partners and Partners with a wide range of benefits.

    Eligibility

    Any business or organization deemed by the VASS members and/or VASS staff to be in good standing with the organization is eligible to become an Associate Partner of VASS.
    Membership Dues

    Membership Dues

    The annual dues for an Associate Partner (Level Four of VASS Business Membership) are $5,000 and cover one year from the date that the Associate Partner joins VASS.

    Membership Benefits

    VASS Associate Partners (Level Four of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:

    • Associate Partner Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:
      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
      • Listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website Posting of company logo on VASS website with active link to company’s website
    • Letter of introduction from VASS Executive Director
    • Opportunity to reference Associate Partnership with VASS in correspondence
    • Select Associate Partner listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • Recognition as Associate Partner by VASS Officer during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make welcoming remarks during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Complimentary full-page Advertisement in Spring Conference Program
    • One fully-equipped Exhibition Booth ($1,000 value) at Spring Conference
    • Two complimentary registrations for Associate Partner’s Representatives to attend the Fall Conference and the Spring Conference (includes all conference meals, presentations, and activities)Access to Fall Conference and Spring Conference attendee lists prior to conference
    • Contact information of Superintendents who attend the Fall Conference and the Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make brief remarks to superintendents and other conference participants before the sponsored speaker, session, or event at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to place promotional materials at the tables of conference participants or on the VASS registration table at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Provision to superintendents of contact information for Associate Partner’s Representatives who attend the Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Acknowledgement of Associate Partnership in Fall Conference Program and Spring Conference Program
    • Recognition of Associate Partner’s Representatives prior to sponsored speaker, session, or event (PowerPoint slide of logo and representatives’ names)Printing of Associate Partner’s company logo in Fall Conference Program
    • Printing of Associate Partner’s company logo twice and recognition of specific sponsorship in Spring Conference Program
    For more information on becoming an Associate Partner, please contact Andy Stamp, the VASS Associate Executive Director.
  • Senior Associate Partner Membership

    Level Five

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents greatly values the sustaining support of members of the business community who have chosen to become Associate Partners, Senior Associate Partners, Partners, and Senior Partners of VASS. 

    The companies which choose to support VASS at one of these four highest levels play a crucial role in providing the resources necessary to help Virginia’s superintendents achieve their educational mission of delivering a high-quality education to all of the students of the Commonwealth.  In appreciation of this support, VASS provides Associate Partners and Partners with a wide range of benefits. 

    Eligibility

    Any business or organization deemed by the VASS members and/or VASS staff to be in good standing with the organization is eligible to become a Senior Associate Partner of VASS.

    Membership Dues

    The annual dues for a Senior Associate Partner (Level Five of VASS Business Membership) are $7,500 and cover one year from the date that the Senior Associate Partner joins VASS.

    Membership Benefits

    VASS Senior Associate Partners (Level Five of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:

    • Senior Associate Partner Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:
      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events 
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
      • Listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website 
    • E-blast to VASS superintendent members about company’s goods and services
    • Email to Regional Chairs requesting consideration of hosting a “Lunch and Learn” at Regional Meeting of superintendents
    • Posting of company logo on VASS website with active link to company’s website
    • Letter of introduction from VASS Executive Director
    • Opportunity to reference Senior Associate Partnership with VASS in correspondence
    • Select Senior Associate Partner listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • Complimentary full-page Advertisement in Spring Conference Program
    • One fully-equipped Exhibition Booth ($1,000 value) at Spring Conference
    • Three complimentary registrations for Senior Associate Partner’s Representatives to attend the Annual Fall Conference and the Annual Spring Conference (includes all conference meals, presentations, and activities)
    • Access to Fall Conference and Spring Conference attendee lists prior to conference
    • Contact information of Superintendents who attend the Fall Conference and the Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make brief remarks to superintendents and other conference participants before the sponsored speaker, session, or event at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to place promotional materials at the tables of conference participants or on the VASS registration table at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Provision to superintendents of contact information for Senior Associate Partner’s Representatives who attend the Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Acknowledgement of Senior Associate Partnership in Fall Conference Program and Spring Conference Program
    • Recognition as Senior Associate Partner by VASS Officer during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make welcoming remarks during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Recognition of Senior Associate Partner’s Representatives prior to sponsored speaker, session, or event (PowerPoint Slide of Logo and Representatives)
    • Printing of Senior Associate Partner’s company logo in Fall Conference Program
    • Printing of Senior Associate Partner’s company logo twice and recognition of specific sponsorship in Spring Conference Program

    For more information on becoming a Senior Associate Partner, please contact Andy Stamp, the VASS Associate Executive Director.

  • Partner Membership

    Level Six

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents greatly values the sustaining support of members of the business community who have chosen to become Associate Partners, Senior Associate Partners, Partners, and Senior Partners of VASS. 

    The companies which choose to support VASS at one of these four highest levels play a crucial role in providing the resources necessary to help Virginia’s superintendents achieve their educational mission of delivering a high-quality education to all of the students of the Commonwealth. In appreciation of this support, VASS provides Associate Partners and Partners with a wide range of benefits.

    Eligibility

    Any business or organization deemed by the VASS members and/or VASS staff to be in good standing with the organization is eligible to become a Partner of VASS.

    Membership Dues

    The annual dues for a Partner (Level Six of VASS Business Membership) are $10,000 and cover one year from the date that the Partner joins VASS.

    Membership Benefits

    VASS Partners (Level Six of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:

    • Partner Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:
      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events 
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
      • Listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • Facilitation by VASS staff of Partner-sponsored dinner or reception for VASS superintendent members
    • Personal introductions to VASS superintendent members by VASS Executive Director or VASS Associate Executive Director
    • Email to specific VASS members requesting consideration of taking phone call from company’s representative
    • Email to Regional Chairs requesting consideration of hosting a “Lunch and Learn” at Regional Meeting of superintendents
    • E-blast to VASS superintendent members about company’s goods and services
    • Posting of company logo on VASS website with active link to company’s website
    • Letter of introduction from VASS Executive Director
    • Opportunity to reference Partnership with VASS in correspondence
    • Select Partner listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • Complimentary full-page Advertisement in Spring Conference Program
    • Two fully-equipped Exhibition Booths ($2,000 value) at Spring Conference
    • Four complimentary registrations for Partner’s Representatives to attend the Annual Fall Conference and the Annual Spring Conference (includes all conference meals, presentations, and activities)
    • Access to Fall Conference and Spring Conference attendee lists prior to conference
    • Contact information of Superintendents who attend the Fall Conference and the Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make brief remarks to superintendents and other conference participants before the sponsored speaker, session, or event at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to place promotional materials at the tables of conference participants or on the VASS registration table at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Provision to superintendents of contact information for Partner’s Representatives who attend the Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Acknowledgement of Partnership in Fall Conference Program and Spring Conference Program
    • Recognition as Partner by VASS Officer during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make welcoming remarks during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Recognition of Partner’s Representatives prior to sponsored speaker, session, or event (PowerPoint Slide of Logo and Representatives)
    • Printing of Partner’s company logo in Fall Conference Program
    • Printing of Partner’s company logo twice and recognition of specific sponsorship in Spring Conference Program


    For more information on becoming a Partner, please contact Andy Stamp, the VASS Associate Executive Director.

  • Senior Partner Membership

    Level Seven

    The Virginia Association of School Superintendents greatly values the sustaining support of members of the business community who have chosen to become Associate Partners, Senior Associate Partners, Partners, and Senior Partners of VASS. 

    The companies which choose to support VASS at one of these four highest levels play a crucial role in providing the resources necessary to help Virginia’s superintendents achieve their educational mission of delivering a high-quality education to all of the students of the Commonwealth. In appreciation of this support, VASS provides Associate Partners and Partners with a wide range of benefits.

    Eligibility

    Any business or organization deemed by the VASS members and/or VASS staff to be in good standing with the organization is eligible to become a Senior Partner of VASS.

    Membership Dues

    The annual dues for a Senior Partner (Level Seven of VASS Business Membership) are $15,000 and cover one year from the date that the Senior Partner joins VASS.

    Membership Benefits

    VASS Senior Partners (Level Seven of VASS Business Membership) receive the following benefits:

    • Senior Partner Membership in VASS for one calendar year, which includes the following:
      • Eligibility to participate in VASS events 
      • Opportunity to meet Virginia's school division leaders at VASS events
      • Contact information for Sponsor Representatives provided to Superintendents who attend the Spring Conference
      • Listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website 
    • Opportunity to present to VASS superintendent members
    • Introduction at VASS Board of Directors Meeting
    • Facilitation by VASS staff of focus group meeting with VASS superintendent members
    • Facilitation by VASS staff of Senior Partner-sponsored dinner or reception for VASS superintendent members
    • Personal introductions to VASS superintendent members by VASS Executive Director or VASS Associate Executive Director
    • Email to specific VASS members requesting consideration of taking phone call from company’s representative
    • Email to Regional Chairs requesting consideration of hosting a Lunch and Learn at Regional Meeting of superintendents
    • E-blast to VASS superintendent members about company’s goods and services
    • Posting of company logo on VASS website with active link to company’s website
    • Letter of introduction from VASS Executive Director
    • Opportunity to reference Senior Partnership with VASS in correspondence
    • Select Senior Partner listing in Buyer’s Guide on VASS website
    • Complimentary full-page Advertisement in Spring Conference Program
    • Two fully-equipped Exhibition Booths ($2,000 value) at Spring Conference
    • Five complimentary registrations for Senior Partner’s Representatives to attend the Annual Fall Conference and the Annual Spring Conference (includes all conference meals, presentations, and activities)
    • Access to Fall Conference and Spring Conference attendee lists prior to conference
    • Contact information of Superintendents who attend the Fall Conference and the Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make brief remarks to superintendents and other conference participants before the sponsored speaker, session, or event at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to place promotional materials at the tables of conference participants or on the VASS registration table at Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Provision to superintendents of contact information for Senior Partner’s Representatives who attend the Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Acknowledgement of Senior Partnership in Fall Conference Program and Spring Conference Program
    • Recognition as Senior Partner by VASS Officer during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Opportunity to make welcoming remarks during Opening Session of Fall Conference and Spring Conference
    • Recognition of Senior Partner’s Representatives prior to sponsored speaker, session, or event (PowerPoint Slide of Logo and Representatives at Spring Conference), and an expression of thanks by the presiding VASS officer or staff member
    • Printing of Senior Partner’s company logo in Fall Conference Program
    • Printing of Senior Partner’s company logo twice and recognition of specific sponsorship in Spring Conference Program

    For more information on becoming a Senior Partner, please contact Andy Stamp, theVASS Associate Executive Director.

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