New Member Corner

Welcome New Members!!!

You’ve joined a dynamic, rapidly growing and exciting GBTA chapter with a reputation for providing great value to our members. You’ve also joined at an exciting time as our industry is being affected by rapid global changes in technology, supplier offerings, traveler/consumer behavior and the emergence of the sharing economy.

Whether you’re new to business travel or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find the OVBTA is a great organization for education, professional development, networking and volunteer opportunities.

We encourage you to attend as many meetings as possible and to get involved in events and committees. It’s the best way to maximize your investment in time and money, keep up with changes in our industry, to expand your network and make some great friends!

This section of our web site was created for you as a new member resource. After reading the material, be sure to browse the rest of the site for more information about your chapter.

One-day meetings, with a networking event held the evening before are held in different locations throughout the chapter region. Discounted hotel meeting rates are offered for reservations made before the cutoff deadline date. Click here for the upcoming schedule and locations.

Meeting Fees – Meeting fees are not included in your membership and are due when you register for the meeting. 

Suggested Dress Code – While there is no formal policy, most members wear traditional or smart casual business attire.

Upcoming Meetings - Click here for information about upcoming meetings including date, location and meeting theme.

Your First Meeting – We encourage you to attend the networking event the night before the meeting. It’s a great way to break the ice, introduce yourself and meet other members.

New Member/First Timer Orientation – A separate Welcome and Orientation for new members and those who may be attending their first meeting is held before every general membership meeting. You will be welcomed, meet other new members, learn about the OVBTA, committees and chapter volunteer opportunities.

Meeting Agenda – The meeting agenda is emailed to members who’ve registered for the upcoming meeting. If you do not receive yours, check the website for details.

Feedback – If you have any feedback, suggestions or other input, please share it with us. Email [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for joining the OVBTA. It’s great to have you with us.