July 2018

~Chamber Newsletter~

Info and happenings in our Chamber and Town!

Go to brandonbuilds.com for construction info
OPENING CONCERT 
ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 4TH!! 
COME ON DOWN AND SIT BY THE NESHOBE RIVER BEHIND THE HISTORIC BRANDON INN!   
OUR FIRST GROUP IS-
 "BIG HAT, NO CATTLE"
       WESTERN SWING AND VINTAGE HONKY TONK                                       

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.

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, PO Box 267  Brandon VT 05733
or make a secure online






Remember-
 Construction free zone every weekend!!
No construction this week on Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
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 a little calmer on Saturday and Sunday. Pop in and meet your friends and help support our businesses.

"That was So Easy"
A very cute  tale 
of a grandma and granddaughter 
on a little adventure through our 
Segment 6 construction zone!!
Many thanks to Carolyn Whittaker and Callie!


A Summer Kids Nature Day!!

In and Out of the Garden
Saturday, July 14th - 9-11


With Ellyn Einhorn - Environmental Educator

Ellyn and kids will investigate what grows, flies and crawls using hand lens and binoculars. Learn what to grow for helpful pollinators!!
Appropriate for ages K and up~ Everyone will make something special to bring home from the Garden

Miller Hill Farm, Nursery a & Gardens -
 2127 RT 73 E - Sudbury VT
Call 623-7373 or e-mail mhfarm@shoreham.net to reserve a space ($5 donation)

Ellyn is a Montessori classroom teacher and science specialist. Before that, she was Education Naturalist at Massachusetts Audubon's South Shore Sanctuaries for 20 years.
 


Brandon Music presents Brillhart & Smith
 
Saturday, July 14
 
Brillhart and Smith is the duo project of fiddler Jake Brillhart and singer-songwriter Alex Smith.  The two have toured extensively for the past five years performing Brillhart's Cape Breton-influenced fiddle tunes and Smith's finely crafted folk ballads. The result is a show that is both energetic and contemplative, and one which has captivated audiences from Iowa to Maine. They perform at Brandon Music, Saturday, July 14. 

Sarah Craig, at Caffe Lena calls Smith "a natural storyteller". He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with a style of honest and accurate observation often compared to songwriters Stan Rogers and Jason Isbell. "Smith exemplifies our cultural ideal of what a folk singer should be," says Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune (Columbia, MO).
 
Jacob Brillhart grew up in rural Vermont playing Cape Breton and Scottish style tunes on his grandfather's fiddle; he now studies violin making with master maker Roman Barnas, teaches and tours with other groups. Whether playing traditional Celtic tunes or contemporary folk music, you're bound to find the "Gaelic" in his playing. "Expressive and captivating" is how Mike Alzo, at North Country Public Radio, described the talented fiddler's playing.
 
Following his first extensive tour in 2012, Smith signed with acclaimed folk label Wepecket Island Records. He has since toured internationally both solo and with his band The Mountain Sound, been featured on the Emmy-Award winning documentary "Songs To Keep" alongside Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, and Dan Berggren, won a NTCMA award for his record "Hamilton County," and received extensive radio play nationwide.
 
Concert begins at 7:30pm. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. 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.


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!


Free Hard Hat Summer Dance Party!!
Saturday, July 21st- 
Brandon Town Hall  6-9pm


DJ Jam Man Entertainment to rock the night away. 
Refreshments- snacks and soft drinks sold by the Friends of the Town Hall. 

Prizes; Drawings for gift certificates from many local businesses, but you must wear your hard hat into the party and have your number entered for the night's drawings. Only those hard hats at the party will be in the pool to draw from!!  
Great chance to win and have some fun!!

So bring your dancing shoes and wear that fancy go to meetin' hard hat !!
Available at the town clerk's office and for sale at the door.




The Brandon Chamber, Friends of the Town Hall and Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival are proud to bring you a s pecial screening of an engaging film from the 2nd Annual MNFF,
"Coming Through The Rye"
Sunday, July 22, 7:00pm at the Brandon Town Hall!

The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival which will roll out its 4th Annual Festival this August 23-26 in neighboring Middlebury. The MNFF has become a cornerstone of the Addison County summer calendar and each year showcases the work of approximately 90 first and second time filmmakers from around the world.
While the MNFF is still 8 weeks away, you won't have to wait that long for some great independent cinema!  We're excited to invite you to a special screening of an engaging film from the 2nd Annual MNFF, Coming Through The Rye. The film will show in Brandon on Sunday, July 22 at 7pm at the Brandon Town Hall. Director James Sadwith of Woodstock, Vermont is scheduled to attend the screening and participate in an on-stage Q&A with MNFF Producer Lloyd Komesar following the film.
Written and directed by Sadwith, Coming Through The Rye is inspired by the filmmaker's own true story.  Set in 1969, the film follows a 16 year old boy who is desperate to be a worldly adolescent. After stumbling through disastrous relationships at boarding school, and, accompanied by a local town girl, he travels the mountains of New Hampshire in search of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye . The film stars Chris Cooper (Oscar-winning Best Supporting Actor for Adaptation ) and Alex Wolff ( Patriots Day, Hereditary ), and took home more than a dozen awards on the festival circuit, including the Rising Star Award at the 2015 Denver International Film Festival.

" As Salinger, the formidable Chris Cooper has a brief but masterly turn, sympathetically rendering the writer as a curmudgeon defending his literary offspring," wrote the New York Times in a review of the Coming Through The Rye . " 'Go do something of your own,' he tells Jamie. Mr. Sadwith eventually did."

Tickets to the film are $12 and can be purchased at the door, night of show.
Festival contact: Lloyd Komesar, Producer, lk@middfilmfest.org

click here for a preview   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4048168/  


The Steven Kirby Group presents the 'Illuminations' Project at Brandon Music
  Saturday, 
July 21st

From the award winning guitarist and composer, Steven Kirby, comes the 'Illuminations' Project to Brandon Music on July 21. The project has been described as "richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz". It features original compositions and arrangements, as well as some creative arrangements of standard tunes, using a quintet of instrumentalists and a singer performing both wordless and lyrical vocals. All About Jazz said 'Illuminations' is "music of deep beauty and, at times, spare, folkloric elegance" but "doesn't lose sight of Kirby's jazz roots and his penchant for more incendiary playing."
   Most of the 'Illuminations' compositions were inspired by the idea of featuring wordless vocals in the midst of richly textured compositions. The vocals, performed by virtuosic singer Aubrey Johnson, are a primary, featured, color in the compositions, which also feature guitar, piano, sax/flute, bass and drums. Johnson is capable of using her voice like an instrument to sing complex lines with wordless technique while also being able to sing lyrics with masterful interpretation and phrasing.
   In addition to showcasing these rich compositions and arrangements, the "Illuminations" project features a first rate roster of jazz musicians who all make invaluable creative contributions as interpreters and improvisers: Carl Clements (sax/flute), John Funkhouser (keys), Mark Poniatowski (bass), and Mike Connors (drums).
   Steven Kirby is Associate Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music and is also on the music faculties of Wellesley College and Brandies University. His music is most often categorized as contemporary jazz but his influences are widely varied. He is active in a variety of styles and has appeared on over 25 released recordings in genres including jazz, rock, fusion, singer/songwriter, folk and classical.
   He has produced three CDs as leader, all of which were released internationally to critical acclaim. Downbeat magazine has called him "...a guitarist of rippling technique and a poet mind, (who) has developed a modern jazz guitar style that bridges the angular lyricism of Pat Metheny and the painterly asceticism of Jim Hall."
 
Concert begins at 7:30pm. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. 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.
 


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.

Friday, July 6
th
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
 

Stephanie Stouffer's
Christmas in July 
relocation 
sale!
Begins July 7th in the Main Hall of the Compass Music and Arts Center
   

We are delighted to announce that the acclaimed Vermont artist Stephanie Stouffer is relocating her gallery here to the Compass Center. Stephanie is well known for her iconic Chr istmas and holiday designs which became very popular gift and collectors' items and sold throughout the world.
To mark the relocation, Stephanie is offering her range of Christmas products for a limited period at greatly reduced   prices. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity and shop early for Christmas and the holiday season.



Fabrications in Clay: Ceramics by Deborah Goodwin at the Brandon Artists Guild

June 29 through August 28.

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) announces a show of ceramic works by Stockbridge, VT artist Deborah Goodwin. The exhibit, "Fabrications in Clay" runs June 29 through August 28.
 
If Deborah's pieces resemble fabric, there's a good reason. "I've borrowed some techniques from apparel manufacturing," explains the former fashion merchandiser, "making a pattern and embossing clay slabs with fabric textures."
 
The combination of supple fabric details and hard clay makes a comfortable, casual fit. "All my pieces are functional, with a - hopefully - fun twist," Deborah adds.
 
This show is part of Vermont Arts 2018 - a year-long celebration highlighting arts events across the state, sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council. The largest piece in the BAG show, "Strata," is a series of nine interconnected tiles, or trivets. "I envisioned each trivet as an individual work but wanted the textures and colors to flow throughout the whole installation," she says.  
 
Deborah holds a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She discovered the Brandon Artists Guild on vacations in Vermont while working as a clothing designer in New York. In 2007 she and her family moved to Vermont and she rekindled her passion for ceramics. She joined the BAG as an exhibiting member in 2017.
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 Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM, and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956



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



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 #11 George Fjeld- our FIRST two time winner






  
Great gift for every occasion!! 
Businesses, clubs and organizations, be sure you're literally represented in the foundation of Brandon!! 
 
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
(the 3 brick deal is not available online-you must use the downloadable forms below and pay with a check or cash)
Bricks can have 3 text lines 20 character per line (including blank spaces & punctuation)
Bricks must be paid for in full before order can be placed
No guarantee on placement of bricks
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







Homeward Bound
Addison County's Humane Society

Serving the people and animals of Addison County and beyond since 1975.   The field of animal welfare, rescue, and sheltering has changed dramatically in that time.  To stay strong and viable, we are engaging a facilitated strategic planning process to help shape our efforts and vision moving in the future.   Please give us your opinion about what you want your humane society be!  Completing this short survey will take about 7 minutes and  ll information gathered in this survey will be used during the planning process in aggregate and will not be linked back to any individual.
 
And here is the link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/773TXKV
 


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
Course is in superb condition!


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.
  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.
 
Get on board the successful Gateways
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You can sponsor a page at any time,
for one full year, for only $25.00
Sponsor ALL eleven pages
for only $200.00  
 
Gateways to Adventure        Click here for a printable PDF   Sponsorship form


 

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, August 20th, 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.