2nd May 2018

~Chamber Newsletter~

Info and happenings in our Chamber and Town!
 

Remember-
 Construction free zone every weekend!!
Come on down and poke 
around, enjoy our town!
















Even though access is always available to all of Brandon's businesses throughout the week and through all of the construction, it's a little easier and little calmer on Saturday and Sunday. 
This weekend there will be no construction on Memorial Day Monday, so come to the parade at 10:00am. The parade will take place on Park Street and speeches and ceremonies will take place around the monument! 


Brandon Artists Open Studios May 26 and 27
Saturday and Sunday!!

Caleb Kenna, Judith Reilly, the Brandon Artists Guild and Chittenden Printmaker Jeannie Podolak will take part in the annual Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio Weekend May 26 and 27, 2018 from 10 - 5. Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet local artists in their studios, and purchase high quality artwork. Follow the bright yellow signs!
 
Maps and information can be found at the Brandon Artists Guild at 7 Center Street in Brandon (802) 247-4956. The Quilt Trail of Brandon, Vermont has been launched by the Brandon Artists Guild, in an exciting effort to engage Guild artists in a fun project, to involve the Brandon community, and to entice travelers to stop in town. A quilt trail is a series of square boards painted with dynamic quilt block designs. They can be placed on the exterior of barns, homes, and businesses. There is an auction planned for the summer of 2019.


PLANT SALE, BAKE SALE AND LUNCHEON 
AT THE BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Saturday, May 26 from 9:00 a.m. 
to 1:00 p.m. 

The Brandon Congregational Church will officially welcome spring with our annual plant sale, hot dog and bean luncheon and bake sale on Saturday, May 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Despite the delayed spring and the construction in our front yard, the stalwart members of Brandon Congregational Church in Action are going to hold this event on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. We will have Brandon grown small trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, veggie and herb starts for sale. Because of the Segment 6 work, we may be in front of the Cemetery instead of the Church building - or we may be in front of the Church - but we'll be the folks with the plants.
Inside Fellowship Hall we will have a nice variety of homemade goodies for sale and will be serving a luncheon of Hot Dogs, homemade baked beans and cole slaw. Take a break from visiting galleries and running errands and enjoy a quiet few minutes with neighbors and friends.
These events are all in support of projects of the Brandon Congregational Church. For more information, please contact Mary Cliver (247-0180) or Phyllis Torrey (247-7897).
 
SAVE THE DATE CHICKEN BARBECUE AT THE BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 5:00 TO 7:00 p.m. Free will offering







                                                                  
Fundraiser 2018
Brandon Chamber Free Summer
Concert Series
"Music at the Riverbend"

Every Wednesday in 
July and August .

Wasn't last summer a blast? Let's do it all over again! Thanks to your support in 2017, we
enjoyed nine wonderful Wednesday summer evenings of locally-sourced music, popcorn,
balloons, food sales, and, most importantly, each other's company, on the spacious lawn behind  the Brandon Inn. (Perfect weather nine Wednesday evenings in a row did not hurt - our two season  perfect record has extended for eighteen concerts!)

2018 brings another great line-up, of some new and some familiar bands. Still every Wednesday  in July and August. Still 7 PM. Still a great free concert and free popcorn. 
Still a lot of fun!

Thanks to the generosity of Sarah and Louis Pattis, we'll be out on the expansive and traffic-free  lawn behind the Brandon Inn. The Neshobe River will be lolling along behind us, and thanks to  the community spirit of Shawn Keith and his team at Celebration Rentals, the bands will be  performing on a custom stage built for our concert each week. All aspects of the venue are being  donated to our community.

The Brandon Town Band under the baton of another hometown hero, Ken Cifone, will be playing  a pre-concert concert on select Wednesdays: 6 PM on July 11, August 1, and 
August 22.

Downtown eateries will be open and several will be offering concert-night specials: a great
chance to patronize our local businesses during the construction season. The Inn will have onsite  beer and wine for sale at each concert, that you can enjoy on their comfy patio as you watch the band play and the Neshobe keep on rolling along. (no BYOB per state liquor regulations). Let the kids  run around while you relax on your lawn chair. A web page with more information, including  the band line-up, is at brandon.org under Events

The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce will again provide foundation funding, and our
headline sponsors have been approached to contribute as they have so generously in the past. 

So what do you think? Can we count on you, too? Your  support will be recognized on print advertising and at each  concert. Suggested levels of support are:

$25+ Friend $50+ Patron $100+ Sponsor

Thank you for your consideration. By sponsoring live music  for our community, you keep our community alive.

Sincerely,
Stacey Doucette, Seth Hopkins, Bill Moore, Alyssa Zollman
Brandon Summer Concert Series Committee

Please send your donation to:
BACC, P O Box 267  Brandon VT 05733
or make a secure online



Brandon Independence Day Celebration
Come celebrate the Fourth of July at Brandon's 42nd Annual Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th, 2018.

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The fun begins Friday at the family friendly Street Dance from 6PM-10PM with music for all ages by DJ Jam Man Entertainment & food vendors. Fun for all ages in Seminary Park (Just around the corner & up the hill from Town Offices & Town Hall). Off street parking available with free shuttles.
 
Saturday, July 7th
The fun moves North to Park Village Complex (Route 7 North of Brandon) with activities and events ALL DAY LONG:
*   Annual Silent Auction -Wide variety of items for all ages including day passes to VT attractions, gift baskets, a host of local options for lodging, locally made artwork, gift certificates for restaurants, services and local events & more. Come bid!
*   Family Games including karaoke & the infamous Swiss Roll eating contest
*   Variety of vendors and food
*   The best Independence Day PARADE likely to be found anywhere in the Country at 1PM
*   Live music with concert by Moose Crossing following the parade
*   Community Supper 5-7 PM
*   DJ Jam Man spinning family favorites
* FIREWORKS display at Dusk. Join us for a spectacular display by NorthStar Fireworks!
* Plenty of onsite parking (including handicap accessible) PLUS convenient FREE shuttles from downtown running ALL DAY LONG
 
Want to be in the Parade? Walk or Ride, ALL groups are welcome
Parade Applications available at the Brandon Free Public Library, Carr's Gift Shop and Brandon Town Offices.
Want to be a VENDOR? Contact Jean Lamarre 802-247-8179, or bidccvendor@yahoo.com  
Businesses with an item to donate to Silent Auction? Contact Bobbie Torstenson at b_torstenson@comcast.net
General Questions? Contact Bill Moore bmoore@townofbrandon.com or 802-247-3635 OR Debbie Boyce bidcc@yahoo.com or 802-345-0056

LOOKING for Parking VOLUNTEERS! Come join the Parking Team. We need people to help with rotating 2-3 hour shifts from 9am-11pm
Go to the Facebook page for updates: Brandon Independence Day Parade
Or Brandon Chamber of Commerce website: brandon.org
 


Caroline Cotter at Brandon Music
Saturday, June 2nd

With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Cotter is currently touring to support her second major release, 'Home on The River', which No Depression calls "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." Brought to life by vivid, thoughtful lyrics and Cotter's honeyed soprano, the tunes are lightly tinged with raw emotion and brimming with honest, soul-searching expression. "My music is my honest expression of myself, reaching out to a world who I hope to connect with," she says. Catch Cotter when she stops in Brandon at Brandon Music on June 2.
 
Concert begins at 7:30pm. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
 
Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.

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Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church
Saturday Night Dinner:  Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5PM. 

Pot Roast/Potatoes/Carrots/Sweet Kale Salad/Rolls/Beverage & dessert.   $8.00 per person/   6-12 years $5.00. Under 5 Free.
 Tickets available at the back of the church before and after each mass and walk-ins welcome!
38 Carver St.   Brandon, VT 05733     (802)247-6351

All Types of Kinds, 
live at Brandon Music
Saturday, June 9th- 7:30pm

All Types of Kinds is a quartet of Alternative/Indie singer-songwriters made up of guitarists Billy Conahan, Ray Rubio, and Rocco Stoker, with Berk O on percussion. ATOK perform at Brandon Music on June 9. The band won the 2018 'Your Big Break' talent competition at the Gold Coast Arts Center because of their "polished precision, sweet harmony, musicianship, artistry, versatility and originality in their smart lyrics" (Karen Rubin of
Going Places Near and Far).
  The group does not fit into an industry mold - clearly expressed in their chosen band name - probably because of their collective experience and range. They perform everything from folk to rap and are all singer-songwriters who have experience performing in musical theater, stand-up comedy, and as actors. Their performances come together "in how they engage the audience, giving a very entertaining performance," according to Rubin.
  The band's debut EP 'Love Songs' (or 'Songs for your Ex') is a collection of "soppy, delusional songs" that found a "special place" in The Sweet Bird Sang's "emo heart". The blog review says the EP includes "acoustic (lost) love ballads with heartfelt choruses" and the "A cappella ending to "Lucky one" will break you ex's heart". ATOK will perform songs from the EP as well as music from their upcoming full length release.
 
Concert begins at 7:30pm. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.Venue is BYOB.
 
Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.


Northern Third Piano Quartet at Brandon Music
 
Saturday, June 16th- 7:30pm

The Northern Third Piano Quartet returns to perform at Brandon Music on June 16 for the fifth year in a row with an intriguing program, including an early one-movement string trio by Franz Schubert and "Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo Pärt for cello and piano. Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Viola and Piano, completed in the last weeks of the composer's life will also be on the program. It offers a fleeting glimpse into the composer's numerous musical influences throughout his life, including monumental quotes from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and from Shostakovich's own earlier works. The quartet will round out the program with one of the most beloved piano quartets. The Piano Quartet in c minor by Gabriel Fauré is the pinnacle of late nineteenth-century French romanticism.
 
The group includes violinist Sofia Hirsch, violist Elizabeth Reid, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti, all of whom are among Vermont top professional instrumentalists.
 
The quartet performs throughout Vermont to both high audience and critical acclaim. Music critic Jim Lowe (Times Argus) says they play "with the passion and skill they have acquired over their many years as professional Vermont musicians." Founded in 2013, the group is noted for its strength of ensemble playing and emotive musicality, offering audiences a showcase of Vermont's remarkable talent. They perform throughout Vermont at venues such as Norwich University, the Barre Opera House and SPRUCE Peak Performing Arts. They have also been heard on Vermont Public Radio. In the fall of 2018 the Northern Third Piano Quartet will premiere a new work by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen.
Tickets are $20. Reservations are recommended for the show.Venue is BYOB. Click here for more info
 
Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.

'Barn Art' at the Compass Music and Arts Center

The exhibit runs from April 6 through June 16

Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many b arns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history.
 
The Compass Music and Arts Center's new exhibit 'Barn Art' is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs from April 6 through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.
 
The different ways in which these 31 artists see, portray, and feel about barns are inspirations in themselves. When the idea for this juried exhibit was first considered, there was no way of knowing the response, the quality, and the variety of work would be so great.
Edna Sutton, Managing Partner for the Compass Music and Arts Center, was pleased the 'Barn Art' exhibit attracted the interest of so many talented Vermont artists and acknowledges the generous support of the jurors. "We are so grateful to each of the jurors. We know and value each of them as talented artists and now, as jurors, we can appreciate further the unique perspective, skill, knowledge, insight and thoughtfulness they brought, as they considered each of the submissions."

The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off Arnold District Rd.). www.cmacvt.org        Click here for more info


OPERA at-a-glance: the latest exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center
  Did you know that opera singers are basically Olympic athletes?

An opera singer has to be able to sustain high notes over a long period of time while using their body to amplify a sound so that it can be heard over a full orchestra and do so without any microphones. Opera singers show us the loudest sounds and the highest pitches the human body can produce. It takes many years before someone can audition to be cast in a professional company. This is one of the facts you can discover by visiting the 'Opera at-a-glance' exhibit in the Compass Music and Arts Center.
 
The Center is also providing a listening room where visitors can relax and sample different operas and hear the astounding voices of such great opera singers as Luciano Pavarotti and Renée Fleming.
 
The history of recorded sound is a further strength of the Compass Center as it hosts the Phonograph Rooms. Part of the exhibit will be devoted to how recording helped to popularize opera for all to enjoy.
 
The Compass Center is celebrating the world of opera with this exhibit to launch the collaboration between the Compass Music and Arts Foundation and BARN OPERA and its founder and artistic director Josh Collier who is an internationally acclaimed opera singer. The Foundation, through the new BARN OPERA venture, is organizing performances of loved operas through 2018 and beyond.
  
The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off Arnold District Rd.). www.cmacvt.org | www.barnopera.com



The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. 
This new collection of paintings titled Head In 
The Clouds" runs 
through June 26.  

Dave grew up in Vermont and graduated from UVM, where he studied audio art and philosophy. I became interested in abstract art almost as soon as he started taking courses.  Dave said, "I am fascinated by the infinite possibilities of abstract art. I almost feel like it's more about discovery than creation. Not knowing how a particular painting is going to resolve is what is exciting about it. There is a freedom and wonder to the process that can be very satisfying. 
"Head in the clouds" felt like a good phrase to encapsulate the work. It describes the work in several ways. First of all, some of the paintings look cloudy, as if peering out of an airplane window, seeing through the mist to discover unknown landscapes. It also describes where I like to be mentally when I'm painting, in the clouds so to speak where imagination is least restricted. Also, I often find myself looking at cloud formations, which can be quite interesting, and they seem to just happen without obvious structure or planning, and for me that's a metaphor for how I like to work."
"The show is part of Vermont Arts 2018 - a year-long celebration highlighting arts events across the state, sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council."
The Brandon Artists Guild is an artist-run gallery with approximately 40 exhibiting artists and additional supporting members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs.
 
The BAG, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org


Pick up your hard hat!!
Great gifts !!!
  
Join in the fun, support the Downtown Brandon Alliance and Chamber as they help the businesses prosper through the construction AND win some money and great prizes!!
Stop in the town office and pick up your bright orange hard hat for only $5.00 and be eligible for our monthly $50.00 drawing in Brandon Green!! The drawings will be done throughout the Even BETTER Brandon construction project. We're working on lots of other ideas and functions to make use of your stylish hard hat!
Watch for more info on the super End-of Project prizes!

 

Month #9 Winner Heather Best





 

Great gift for every occasion!!

 

DBA Bricks for Brandon Parks!!
Bricks for Brandon Parks will raise funds for the Downtown Brandon Alliance, which will allow the DBA to continue to promote the Brandon downtown core.

Brick price $35.00 per brick or 3 for $100.00
Bricks can have 3 text lines 20 character per line (including blank spaces)
Bricks must be paid for in full before order can be placed
No guarantee on placement of bricks
This order of Bricks is for Central park. We plan on continuing the program throughout the town.
 
 
Drop off your forms & check at the Town Clerk's office
or mail to DBA, PO Box 361, Brandon VT 05733


"I Never Saw a Moose in 
Moosalamoo"
Kickstarter campaign to publish the children's book!

We just launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish the children's book we illustrated last year, 
I Never Saw a Moose in Moosalamoo.  The link to the project and informational video is here: I Never Saw a Moose in Moosalamoo.

This campaign supports the printing of this book through ShiresPress in Manchester, Vermont and donations of  I Never Saw a Moose in Moosalamoo  to Vermont public libraries. Kickstarter rewards include signed copies of the book, a line on the dedication page, and even a night for two donated by the Blueberry Hill Inn!
Each illustration is a real place in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. A map inside the book shows children how to visit each location featured in the story. We hope children will read about "searching for a moose in Moosalamoo", and then go outdoors and experience the search themselves!

We would be grateful if you would share this with anyone you think would be interested in supporting   I Never Saw a Moose in Moosalamoo.

Appreciatively,  Rebecca and Mark Zelis .


  




Great Brandon Auction-Tuesday July 17th
Donations needed- contact us today!

 
Please think of us as you clean out, perk up and sort out. We'll pick up good quality items and store them till the BIG day- July 16th!! You'll feel great and we'll continue to promote our great little village and help all our friends and neighbors!!    

We appreciate all the support that our community has provided with their donations over the years. Call and let us know what you have for us to pick up. It is respectfully requested that donations NOT be: clothes, electronics/appliances, mattresses, metal desks, encyclopedias, entertainment centers, exercise equipment (unless it is an elliptical or powered treadmill), or items that are not in good condition (these items haven't sold over the years and it increases costs of the fundraiser for trash removal)
* Pick ups can be arranged by contacting Brian Coolidge at 345-8961 Bernie at 247-3744 or email info@brandon.org
 
We already have some very interesting and exciting items for this year's big event. Watch this newsletter for more info!


Compass Treasure Chest
Open every day!!

We're delighted to announce the Compass Treasure Chest! Run by a group of local residents, the store is a unique co-op consignment shop. They sell and consign collectables, antiques, dishes, tools, furniture, jewelry, stamps, puzzles, books, toys, art items and much more! They will always be looking for more items and of course, always receiving new items, so stop in frequently to see what is new.

For more information or to inquire about consigning with them, contact Annie at 802-558-2663 or email compasstreasurechestconsign@gmail.com and follow them on Facebook.


Free online tech support!

This is why we love the Brandon area, and the folks who make up our Chamber of Commerce!
Many thanks to Greg Smela of " Simple Systems of Vermont", a locally owned tech company. Greg will provide free online tech support for BACC members via an online support forum.
How does it work?

Easy! Current BACC members can sign up at www.ssvt.net/bacc. You'll be prompted to create an account by entering your name, email address, company/organization name and phone number. Your account will be activated within a few hours and you'll receive instructions at the email address you provide. 

What do you get? Simple... free support. That means, if you have a computer or other tech-related question you can post it in the forum and expect to receive an answer generally within 24 hours (but most likely much sooner). What kind of support is provided? We'll assist with hardware and software support and advice. Are you having a problem deciding on what hardware might work for your business or what software application will do the job? Post away and we'll help you.
What isn't covered: Telephone or email support. We can't answer your individual questions by email or phone as we are a business too and need to earn our keep! We also can't help your Aunt Ida or your friends, kids, pets, etc., but we hope this free service will help you deal with the small problems you may face from day to day.

We ask that you limit participation to one account per BACC membership. We are providing this for current BACC members as a way to help support our wonderful Brandon community.
                    Many thanks Greg!!
Celebrate the good life with Brandon's own award-winning beer and wine.
Brandon's home grown beers and wines!

Foley Brothers Brewing and Neshobe River Winery's tasting barn is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 5. Tasting flights, growler fills, bottles, and a country setting await you. Bring your friends or make some new ones here!

Others drive hundreds of miles to enjoy the beer that's right in your back yard! Come visit us today.
And don't forget, you can rent our tasting barn for private parties and special events.
 Follow us on Facebook and don't miss our latest release.
 Now open Sundays 11-4:00 !!
 
Read a great little review from a Woodstock B&B blog here!
  Foley Brothers Brewing
Neshobe River Winery
Inn At Neshobe River
79 Stone Mill Dam Rd.   247-8002   oldmillbnb@yahoo.com

Neshobe Golf Club
Join now for our 2018 season!

The course is open for the 2018 season and in very nice shape! Winter is over come on outside and PLAY!
Stop in and enjoy the Neshobe's own Long Iron Restaurant & Pub, continuing its Friday Night sit-down dining affair offering a varying menu to the delight of appetites both big and small. Check our Facebook page on Wednesday afternoons to see the Friday menu or subscribe to our email notifications on our homepage, neshobe.com. All are welcome! We hope to see you soon.                     



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Call for Exhibit Proposals at the Compass Music and Arts Center
Compass is seeking innovative work for solo and/or group exhibits from artists working in a variety of media.

Curators and both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply. Site-specific work/installations will also be considered. This is a rolling open call for exhibits to begin in Fall 2017.
  A variety of exhibit spaces are available, giving flexibility to artists for the scope of their vision and needs.
  Further information, including a sample exhibit contract and submission guidelines, can be found at www.cmacvt.org.
  Compass is a multi-faceted arts center with many components drawing visitors through its doors, including artist studios, gift shops, a consignment shop, music, a café, and a variety of events. Located in Brandon, Vermont it is also in the heart of a pulsing arts community.
  The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off Arnold District Rd.).



Studio and Gallery Spaces available to rent now at the Compass Center

WORK * ART * PASSION
  

 
Calling all artists in all disciplines! Have you ever dreamed of creating and working in a supportive environment with other artists? A place where there is space for artists to create, display and sell their work, provide classes, meet with colleagues and have access to a café and other amenities.  Compass Music and Arts Center is such a place. For more information and to schedule a visit, call Edna Sutton at 802-247-4295.  Very reasonable rates starting from $170 per month inclusive of all utilities.  Short leases available.
Compass Music and Arts Center 333 Jones Drive, Park Village, Brandon, VT.

Casella Construction is Hiring- 
for many professional and craft positions for the 2018 and 2019 construction seasons.
Positions include a surveyor, construction foreman, heavy equipment mechanic, heavy equipment operators, pipe layers, skilled construction laborers, and general laborers. Casella Construction employees are hard-working, focused on safety, and driven to deliver excellent results. We are motivated by the strength and dedication of our team and by the intrinsic value of spending our days building for the next generation -  we get to see the results of what we do 
every day.
We reward the hard work of our employees with a benefits package that includes competitive pay, health insurance, dental insurance, access to four supplement insurance options, six paid holidays each year, sick pay, and a 401k retirement investment with company match.
To learn more about our open positions and apply, visit www.CasellaInc.com or call 802-773-0052. 
Casella Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.





Volunteers needed-
shifts still open, call if  
you can help.
The Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace
 
 The Brandon Museum has started another season. The museum is open in mid May and runs Monday- Saturday until mid October. The museum makes history and information available to locals and visitors alike.
 
If you have an interest in the town and its roots keep us in mind and why not donate a couple of hours per week. We have two daily shifts of 2.5 hours from 11:00am-4:00pm. If you don't like being alone and want company feel free to pair up and volunteer with a friend! Contact Museum Steward Dan Celik at 247-3888 to join the Brandon history team at the Brandon Museum for a fun summer season.
 
The museum keeps Brandon's history alive by sharing and promoting our town and surrounding areas with the many visitors. We have hundreds of visitors come through our door asking for directions, looking for a place to stay and eat and enjoying the museum! Our museum and community room is a special place and is a great local resource.
 
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BRANDON GREEN
Chamber "dollars"- a refresher course!

Every now and then I think it's important to
remind those of us who have been taking Brandon Green for years, and new businesses that have joined the Chamber, about the process for handling the certificates.
The $5.00 and $25.00 certificates are legal tender and handled just like a check. You take the Brandon Green and give your customer change back, just like cash or a check. Then you deposit the Brandon Green into your account, just like a check. Simple and supportive of all our members.
 
Click here for more info on our popular Brandon Green


Vermont Association of Chamber Executives
Insurance program offerings for Chamber members.
 
Although the VACE health insurance program, that many of took advantage of for years, is no longer available, other products still offered through VACE include, Dental and Vision packages.
M ore information on all of these products can be found at www.vaceinsurance.com
Or contact Holden Financial Services a division of the Richards Group (802) 775-2503 

Next Chamber Meeting-
Monday, May 21st, 2018 will be our next meeting!  
The third Monday of the month.

The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at 6:30pm in the Cliver Room at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace. Chamber membership
and the general public are invited to attend.