Venly partners with area Chambers of Commerce to help local businesses grow, create jobs, and strengthen the community. Venly provides in-person training services to local business owners to get the most out of the big ten social media channels (Facebook, YouTube, Yelp, etc). Learn how your local Chamber can get involved.

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Local Businesses

Social media is about personal connection. Local businesses should have the advantage because they’re connected to their community, but many local business owners don’t know where to start. Venly can help. Learn how with a free 45-minute training session comparing your use of social media against best practices and other companies in your business category.

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Fellowship Applicants

We train and certify recent college graduates and returning veterans to work with business owners. After a competitive selection process, Venly Fellows serve as community social media trainers to Chamber members and other local business leaders. Learn how to apply for a one-year Venly Fellowship.

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“The Venly Fellows program gives our businesses the opportunity to grow and share together.”

Jeannie Hebert

President & CEO of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

“In the first six weeks after enrolling in the Venly Training Service, I had 20 new people reach out to me from my social media, and 7 became clients, which paid for my Fellow immediately.”

Fatemah Giahi

Owner, Valley Nutritional Counseling

“The last year as a Venly Fellow has been a professional springboard and let me be a trusted advisor to local businesses I really care about.”

Claire Oberholtzer
Venly Fellow serving the Amherst Area Chamber*

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About Venly

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Venly is a for-profit social enterprise that provides a one-year Fellowship to train local business leaders on social media and other technology-enabled best practices. Venly Fellows are recent graduates and returning veterans who are certified as trainers in partnership with local chambers of commerce and other hubs for community commerce innovation. Venly’s mission is to help local businesses grow, create jobs, and strengthen each community Venly serves. Venly Fellows deliver their field-based training through Venly Institute’s distributed systems for benchmarking, certification, and access to industry-specific capabilities and services.

Venly Institute

Venly Institute comprises methodologies, experience, and training for applied learning, teaching, and certification. Venly Institute’s applied learning programs expand the impact of courses from industry leaders, business schools, vocational schools, community colleges, and universities.

Metrics of Success: Venly Institute’s effectiveness is measured by how much it strengthens the Venly network of chambers, industry and professional associations, community institutions, local businesses, individual contributors, and the overall Venly Support Team. That means the metric of success is not course completion alone or even competency in a particular skill—it is measurable business value created by the actions of Venly Institute learners.