Member Benefits

In addition to its extensive list of Associate Members, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is pleased to offer 9 programs to its members.

As breweries look for ways to attract talent and manage rising costs, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild has developed a highly competitive Member Benefits list to help Guild members save money and win the talent wars. This comprehensive employee benefits package is exclusive to our members, and is a great way to attract and retain employees. We provide several options for employee benefits that will fit any brewery’s needs regardless of its size. Member can expand their existing benefits packages, or create a customized package the fits the needs and desires of its employees by selecting from the comprehensive list of services below.

VCBG Group Benefits Program

Dental Benefits, with various levels of coverage available

Customize your plan to your needs! Coverage could include preventative care, fillings, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, crowns/bridges, and orthodontia.

Vision Benefits

Affordable co-payments and allowances for exams and vision materials, among other benefits.

Life Insurance Plans

Customized plans for employers, based on specific company size and need. Voluntary or employee-paid disability options are also available.

Short- and Long-Term Disability

Designed based on specific company size. Voluntary or employee-paid disability options are also available.

Value-Added Benefits

Additional protection for unforseen out-of-pocket expenses related to an accident, major illness, or hospitalizations. There are based upon a group platform and employee selections.

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A Next Generation 401(k)

Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Retirement Solution

After a comprehensive search, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild has teamed with well-known retirement industry providers to offer the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Retirement Solution, powered by TAG Resources, the largest outsource provider of full-service 401(k) services in the United States. This retirement solution allows you to offer a retirement plan to your employees while reducing administrative burden, mitigating and transferring fiduciary risks, and potentially saving money.

Sponsoring and maintaining a retirement plan can be challenging, but we have your back. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Retirement Solution brings together a team of professionals on your behalf so you can focus on running your business, not your retirement plan. By enrolling in the VCBG’s Solution, you leverage the assets of all plans within the TAG program and have the best professionals in the retirement industry running your 401(k) plan.

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The VCBG Insurance Plan (VIP)

As a member of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, you receive exclusive access to the VCBG Insurance Plan, which includes Property and Casualty Insurance. This program provides insurance and risk management solutions to VCBG members. Underwritten by FCCI and administered exclusively by Bankers Insurance LLC, this powerful benefit provides:

  • A comprehensive risk assessment, covering your business’s risk management procedures and insurance policies. Bankers Insurance provides these services at no cost or obligation, utilizing a consultative approach that educates members on key exposures and uncovers gaps in existing policies.
  • An entire suite of manufacturer’s insurance products that includes liability, property, workers compensation, business auto, and all others.
  • A group dividend plan based on the combined loss experience of the participating members.
  • Designated local service teams for claims, risk control, and underwriting.
  • Preferential pricing for members of all sizes, in addition to extensive management tools normally only available to the largest manufacturing operations.

These resources help prevent losses, aid with compliance, and reduce the cost of doing business.

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Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Quality and Safety Certification

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Quality and Safety Certification (CBGQSC) addresses the need for quality and safety training in the craft brewing industry. The training focuses on the requirements which are needed to assure a safe working environment and an understanding of the required quality and tasks that are needed in a brewery and meet Good Manufacturing Practices for Craft Brewers (GMPCBs). The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Quality and Safety Certification includes:

  • Requirements for having a safe working environment
  • BA requirements for quality
  • BA requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Certificate Program
  • Approximately 8 hours of online training
  • Master Certificate upon completion

Key Benefits:

  • Increase knowledge of food safety
  • Reduce injuries and health problems among staff
  • Gain knowledge of changing regulations, guidance documents, and regulatory interpretations
  • Demonstrate competency for working safely in a beverage setting
  • Learn the fundamentals needed to deal with beverage safety

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Microsoft 365 for Business and Home

The Virginia Industry Foundation (VIF) is now an exclusive re-seller of Microsoft 365 Software Products

The Virginia Industry Foundation (VIF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was organized in 2007 by the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA). Through an exclusive arrangement between Microsoft and the VIF, VMA and VCBG members can now purchase Microsoft 365 products for their business or personal use at a significantly reduced cost. It’s easy to find the software that is right for you. 

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Free Member Banking with SonaBank

By signing up for a Kasasa account through our partnership with Sonabank, you get all the great rewards from a standard Kasasa account plus more!

  • Free online banking and mobile banking with mobile deposit.
  • $25 account opening deposit incentive
  • A local banker dedicated to you and your needs.
  • $250 credit towards closing costs when financing a home mortgage through Sonabank.
  • .25% APR reduction in consumer loan interest rate with automatic draft with Sonabank.
  • Bonus rates on a standard Certificate of Deposit
  • No fee, no obligation Investment Consultation with Sonabank Investments.
  • Visa Platinum Credit Card with rewards

Other Benefits

  • Receive 1 box of checks per year.
  • Free 3×5 Safe Deposit Box (or equivalent dollar credit for larger box, subject to availability. First year only.)
  • One time Overdraft Fee forgiveness once per year.
  • No fee cashier’s checks.

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Office Depot/OfficeMax Discount Program

Office Depot® and the VCBG have partnered to provide exclusive benefits and savings to its members including:

  • Customized pricing to fit the specific needs of your business
  • Curated assortment of products and services
  • The flexibility to shop online at business.officedepot.com and at any of our retail locations with your Store Purchasing Card
  • FREE, next-business-day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within our local delivery areas. (See our Terms and Conditions for details.)
  • World class customer service for quick problem resolution
  • Experienced account managers to help improve productivity and uncover cost savings
  • Convenient payment options including single account billing or consolidated billing for multiple locations

VCBG members can now save on more than 30,000 office supplies through the Office Depot Partner Program.

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Corporate Shopping Employee Discount Program

Corporate Shopping Employee Discounts connects VCBG members to over 250 top national retailers offering incredible employee discounts and private offers. A few popular retailers include: Target, Lands’ End, Costco, Ralph Lauren, Orbitz, Hotels.com, J.Crew, Brooks Brothers, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, Shoes.com, Avis, Hertz, Budget, HP Employee Purchase Program, Dell Member Purchase Program & Many More!

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TicketsatWork Discount Program

TicketsatWork offers exclusive 20-60% discounts, special offers, access to preferred seating & many other special perks for thousands of products including theme parks, shows, sporting events, concerts, dinner shows, movies and much more. This program is available to all VCBG members and their families. It only takes 2 minutes to sign up for this complimentary perk.

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