August 2018

~Chamber Newsletter~

Info and happenings in our Chamber and Town!

Go to for construction info

Chamber of Commerce board working on a fall education series.

Following last year's successful slate of educational presentations, your Chamber is preparing 2018's offerings.If you would like to present a workshop as part of the Chamber's fall education series, please contact Sharon Stearns at or 802-247-8300 with your course idea, description, and availability. (workshops will beTuesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm)

 Construction free zone every weekend!!
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!

Friday, AUGUST 24th

Also enjoy 20% off store wide from 5:30-7:00pm!!
(some exceptions)

DaddyLongLegs perform atBrandon Music  
Saturday, August 25- 7:30pm

The Addison Independent calls DaddyLongLegs' music "irresistibly exuberant". The trio of seasoned Vermont musicians - David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos, and Matt Witten - infuse 15th century French country dances and 'oldtimey' melodies with Celtic music and jazz pieces. The mixed repertoire, according to the Addison Independent, results in a night of music "guaranteed to brush away the blues", music that is "upbeat, whimsical, delightful". Catch t he trio at Brandon Music on August 25.
  The convergence of these three musicians' talents forms a highly original acoustic trio. DaddyLongLegs "will take you on a musical journey around the world with their wonderful arrangements of traditional and original tunes" (The Ripton Community Coffee House). Between them, they p lay fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion, as well as sing, creating vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.
  DaddyLongLegs have played in many Vermont venues including the Tinmouth Firehouse Music Series, Bristol Best Night, Spice on Snow Music Festival, Burlington City Arts Noontime Concert Series, and Burnham Music Series.
  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 for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.

Tecari Shuman-
Compass Music and Arts Center
August 31 - September 29 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 4-7 PM

Brandon artist, Tecari Shuman will present an exhibition of 42 paintings of abstract and modern art that he has developed over the past year and a half. Shuman's work explores the depth of his personal trials and life experiences creatively and imaginatively expressed through his art.
Surviving and recovering from polio as a child in Flushing, Queens, Shuman became a landscape designer, nature photographer, furniture craftsman and the director of a California Health Center. But, as fate would have it, Shuman's life took a serious turn, when, as an adult, he developed post-polio syndrome, compounded by a hydrocephalous condition and the onset of Parkinson's Disease.
Undaunted by the depression that any human being might feel under these circumstances, Shuman turned to painting as a solace and inspiration to find deeper meaning in his life. His rich connections with Nature were inspirational and flowed into the richness of color and forms that enliven and inspire his works.  Shuman began to trust and be informed by his "inner nature", even as his outer world diminished around him.
As Shuman explains it, "new images dance before my mind's eye, and each painting finds its own spirit. My fingers on the brush, unfold the rich, wet colors until I arrive at a point where there is no more to do and the painting is done."
Shuman's "inner artist" will be on display at The Compass Music and Arts Center's main exhibition space, located at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon, VT. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. Call 802-247-4295 or visit  

Make it a special "art filled day" - after you enjoy Tecari's work, stop down to the Artist Guild for Ashley Wolff's opening reception!

Announcing  Reinventing the View , 
new work  by Ashley Wolff !!

Join us for the opening reception of 
Reinventing the View. 
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary light refreshments on Friday, August 31 from 
5-7pm. Free and open to all. Reinventing the View will be at the gallery from August 31 to November 5.

In this show Ashley brings her dynamic energy and lush color palette to a full range of subjects, from exuberant florals to new explorations in landscape and abstraction.
Artist and illustrator Ashley Wolff has built a devoted following with her colorful watercolors, gouache paintings and children's book illustrations. The vibrant, celebratory pieces she has selected for Reinventing the View stem from a more personal source.   read more
B R A N D O N  A R T I S T S   G U I L D
7 Center St,  Brandon VT,  05738  |  802.247.4956   

Kosi, live at Brandon Music 
Saturday, September 1 

Kosi is a New York City based singer-songwriter with nappy hair and jazz roots. Although she always brings just a little drama to her compositions and interpretations, she's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow; from jazz, to rock, then folk, but never more than a few steps away from the blues. Kosi performs at Brandon Music on September 1.

Kosi cites Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone as her main influences, and has been compared to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Ma Rainey, and Bessie Smith. However, despite her comparisons and influences, everything about Kosi, from her nappy hair to her sometimes bare feet, from her occasionally jarring lyrics to her now-she's-sweet-now-she's-screaming dramatic interpretations, radiates authenticity. "I am not creating anything," she says, "nor am I deconstructing anything. I am neither an iconoclast nor a follower. I am simply myself, and that is enough." She's more than enough. You definitely want to hear this girl sing. She has "a voice just oozing with raw, but controlled emotion." (Kelly Triplett, Award winning singer-songwriter)

Stranger in Every Town, a concept album about the joys, pains, and existential terror of touring independently, is Kosi's fifth and latest album, which will be released in November. "She writes and sings from a place where only artists with intense passion could", says Lorens Chuno from Doing Jazz, about the album. Her fourth album, I Know Who I Am, is also a concept album telling the story of guilt, absolution, love, and self-actualization through original jazz and negro spirituals. The singer's first three albums offer a mixture of Kosi's original songs and jazz standards. 
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 for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.

Cradle Switch at Brandon Music  
Saturday, September 8

Playing a mix of originals and a range of songs drawing from bluegrass, country, folk and blues, the five-piece acoustic Americana group known as Cradle Switch, perform at Brandon Music on September 8. With ballads as well as up-tempo rhythms, the group's lyrics can be on the darker side (think Buddie & Julie Miller or Judith Edelman), or dip into the Romantic genre with sweet love songs. Audiences also love when the band covers contemporary songs from writers like Lindi Ortega, Steel Drivers and HoneyHoney, or classic tunes like 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Long Journey Home'.
  Singer-songwriters Ferrilyn Sourdiffe and Dave Lawlor swap out guitars for banjo and mandolin. Sourdiffe - whose voice has been described as "reminiscent of Billie Holliday and Tracy Chapman-but a bit more accessible..." (Caff è  Lena) - also performs with  Dafé Brudäjo and  The Ransom Notes and her music has been heard on several radio stations in the northeast as well as at venues like Caff è  Lena, The Egg, Clark Art Institute, Bennington Museum and Hubbard Hall. David Lawlor has performed with several groups in the Cambridge, New York area for the last several years.
  On fiddle is Kate Ritter, who provides some angelic vocal harmonies to Sourdiffe and Lawlor's robust vocals.  Ritter is classically trained but fell in love with folk fiddle and now performs as a Celtic/Swedish/bluegrass duo with guitarist Sam Clement and with the farmer-based folk/rock band Ploughman's Lunch.  
  Singer-songwriter David Cuite adds some bounce on the upright bass as well as lead and harmony vocals and David Norman throws in some percussion.  Cuite is primarily a jazz acoustic bassist who also dabbles in bluegrass and avant-garde improvisation. He currently plays in the Jeff McCrae Quartet, the Leah Carroll group Aviva, the Darryl Kniffen Trio, his own Dave Cuite Quartet, and is a regular freelance bassist in Southwestern Vermont and the Saratoga region of New York.
  Norman is the alum of several bands and has performed at The Vermont Arts Exchange in Bennington, Caff è  Lena in Saratoga Springs, the Egg in Albany, Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, New York, Bennington College, and uncountable bars, cafés, restaurants and events in the VT/NY/MA area.
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  for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.

Max & Mim- Exhibit
Compass Center in Park Village
  The Brandon Museum at Stephen A Douglas House is sponsoring an exhibit of the art of Max and Mim Welton.   It opened on Saturday August 4th and the exhibit will run through September.  It will feature  Max's folk art and the iconic Dateline photos by Mim.  Please plan to attend and share stories and memories. With special thanks to The Brandon Reporter, Warren Kimble, Bill & Kathy Mathis, the staff at Compass Mary Ann Sullivan who has worked tirelessly and from a great distance to put the show together.  Open during regular Compass hours.  
For more info go to Compass Music's website  or call 802-247-4295

Thanks from the Brandon Chamber!!
30th Annual Great Brandon Auction
After postponing the auction because of thunderstorm and hail forecast for Tuesday, July 17, the auction team and bevy of bidders was greeted by a perfect summer day! 

With the move to Estabrook Park, Brandon was a-glow with donors, volunteers, bidders and buyers at the 30th Great Brandon Auction. After unloading our spiffy "Auction Storage Trailer" and organizing the donations that poured out from storage areas, barns, cars, and trucks, auctioneer Barb Watters went to work selling with her usual gusto and jois de vivre!! With lots of bidders and hundreds of items to be sold, Barb wasted no time working the crowd and selling off almost all our goodies. Thanks so much to the team of volunteers, donors, bidders and buyers who made the auction a huge success. 
The grand total was over $12,000. Proceeds from the auction support the many activities and programs of the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and works of the Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. We thank all the Chamber members who donated, the private citizens who have supported us with donations for so long and everyone who helped with the success, including volunteers from Camp Betsey Cox in Pittsford. There are way too many people who helped to name everyone but you know who you are-Chamber Action Team! Special thanks to Calvin Loven, Naylor & Breen, Lions Club for providing great food & ICE CREAM, Roger Paquette, Rodney Bicknell & Karla for the trailer and place to park it for the year and of course superman Bill Moore for use of his sound system and his help in getting organized in a new venue. We had help from some newbies and some oldies this year and used their expertise with the antique side of the auction and Tim Shields, Mike Wilson and Carol Fjeld were great as always! 
Town Manager Dave Atherton spent the day helping us with his strong back and handy trailer used to move the motorcycle and HEAVY wood stove. But most importantly, we couldn't do it without the team behind the scene and on the mike- Brian Coolidge and Auctioneer Barb Watters!
One fun item this year- Warren Kimble painted a pretty "quilt square" in the Estabrook Park while we were setting up. We then auctioned it off and Warren told the winning bidder that he would paint their house in the inner box of the quilt square!
Always something fun and different at each auction.
See you next year!
Special note- our 50/50 raffle lucky winner went home with over $400!
Thanks again, Bernie Carr- Executive Director

A strong young man and a strong old town manager!!

Events and activities at the Brandon Town Hall

Enjoy summer and fall entertainment at our little jewel in the middle of our town. 

-The Return Of The Brandon Town Player...Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 pm... The Brandon Town Players will be presenting "Roomers" by Jerome McDonough on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 in the Brandon Town Hall with a 7:30 curtain each night. All tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door the night of the performance.
"Roomers" takes place at a run down Brownstone in New York City, the time is the present. Obviously the room was once the parlor of a rather nice home; but time, negligence, and avarice have taken their toll. "Roomers" is a farce in two acts about a cramped space filled with many zany people. It is a play in which madness rules, with no hint of underlying black comedy or horror. In short, "Roomers" is fun.!!!   Cast members include: Charlie Gilliam, Chris Bretana, Richard Reed, Danica Stein, Martha Jo Perkins, Lennon Philo, Elijah Keane, Lyn DesMarais, Lexi Lauback, Kathy Mathis, Lois Jacubetz, Kenny Levine, Courtney Towne and Dennis Marden. Danielle McKeighan is the stage manager, Will Mathis is the lighting and sound director, Kathy Mathis is the costume and prop director and Dennis Marden is the production director.  
-Friday, September 7...7;00 PM...Silent Movie..."Sherlock Holmes" (1916).... THIS IS A CHANGE IN DAYS SINCE JEFF HAD A CONFLICT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. Recently discovered in France after being lost for nearly a century, see this original 1916 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes stories as performed by William Gillette, the actor who created the role on stage and performed it more than 1,000 times. With the blessing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Gillette's play combines elements of four classic short stories into a memorable battle with arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty.   This is a Free Will Donation Event. Sponsored by, An Anonymous Donor, Kathy & Bill Mathis, in memory of Maxine Thurston.  
-Sunday, September 9, Auditions for the 5th Annual "Brandon Has Talent Show"...4:00 - 6:00 PM and Monday, September 10...6:00 - 8:00 PM. If you like to sing, dance, play an instrument or have a special talent don't miss this opportunity to perform on our new town hall stage. You must schedule a day and time to audition by calling 247-5420.
  -Sunday, September 16, "Aikido Demo and Open Class"...3:00 PM. Free Will Donation Event with proceeds going to FOTH and Aikido Yoshokai Vermont towards sponsorships of Aikido students.
Join 3rd degree black belt Wade Davis-sensei and his students for a demonstration and stay for a half hour open class afterward.. Participation in the open class for all ages is completely voluntary; spectators are welcome to watch or participate in the class portion. Sponsored by Friends Of The Brandon Town Hall.
 - Saturday, September 22, "Brandon Has Talent Show"...7:00 PM. Tickets, Adults...$8. Seniors &
Students...$6. Children 5 & under, accompanied by an adult...FREE.   Our 5th Annual Talent Show promises to be our best yet!. This fund raiser for the Town Hall will showcase the multi-talented community members of Brandon and the surrounding area. A fun event for participants as well as the audience.
Sponsored by, Virginia Wolf, Rowe Real Estate, Hayes Recycled Pallets, Inc., Pat Hanson, Omya, Inc.
  -Saturday, September 29, "The Doughboys Dance Band"...7:30 PM. Tickets, Adults...$8. Seniors &
Students...$6. Couples...$14. The Doughboys are back! Their upbeat original pop-rock tunes remain the foundation of their repertoire. They cover the waterfront in terms of styles and influences. Dance the night away, or just sit back and enjoy this toe-tapping group. Sponsored by, Debbie & Kevin Jennings, Annoymous Donor, Fyles Bro., Inc., Jan Coolidge, Vermont Country Store, Del & Sally Cook

Don't forget our friends at the Farmer's market!!

This year they are holding the market at Estabrook Park from 8:00am - 2:00pm every Friday!

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.). |

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

Month #12 Russ McColman-  Russ bought his hard hat at the Great Brandon Auction on July 18th
and won the July drawing on July 23rd!   It's that easy!!

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

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 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 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

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, All are welcome! We hope to see you soon.                     

Check out Little Pressroom's  
latest newsletter!                            

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
  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


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 or call 802-773-0052. 
Casella Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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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
Or contact Holden Financial Services a division of the Richards Group (802) 775-2503 

Next Chamber Meeting-
Monday, September 17th, 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.