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Business After Hours Reception at
One Credit Union
5pm-7pm, Thursday, August 22nd
560 S. Barre Rd, South Barre
Join Chamber members, friends and community leaders as we mix and mingle at One Credit Union in Barre. To register, click here , call 229-5711 or email info@centralvt.com .
More Info and Registration to Follow
As a courtesy to our hosts, cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event at no charge. Registered no shows will be billed the full cost of registration. Please call us if you cannot make the event.
Wednesday, September 25,
Business After Hours at
Thursday, October 24, 5pm-7pm
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The First Annual Vermont ATHENA Award ®

Call for Nominations
The ATHENA Award® is a very prestigious recognition presented to a person who provides significant mentoring and direction to women professionals. This award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for women to follow.
In order to receive the ATHENA Award®, the nominee must meet the following criteria: 
·          Actively assists women in achieving their full leadership potential
·          Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
·          Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
·          Clearly serves as a role model and advocate for women in the work place and community
The Process
ATHENA Award® nominees must live or work in Vermont. Prior recipients are not eligible.
A panel of prominent business leaders from across Vermont will review all nomination forms and select three ATHENA Award® finalists. All ATHENA nominees will be recognized, and the 2019 Vermont ATHENA Award® recipient will be announced at the ATHENA Award® Gala on Saturday, November 2nd, 5:30 pm at Capital Plaza, Montpelier Vermont . An evening of dinner, dancing, and a guest speaker will honor the recipient and the ATHENA Model. The recipient must be present to accept their award.
Completed nomination forms must be submitted to Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce by 5pm on August 15, 2019.


Click here for the ATHENA Award® Nomination Form.

Athena Young Professional Leadership Award®

Call for Nominations

The Athena Young Professional Leadership Award® program was founded in 2007 by Athena International to honor emerging women leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession.

Recipients must also demonstrate their commitment to service by contributing time and energy to improving the quality of life of others in the community while serving as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.

The Young Professional Award recognizes women 40 years old or younger who:
• Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.
• Provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
• Clearly serve as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

The Athena Young Professional Award® recognizes emerging leaders under 40 years old who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession. Recipients must also show their commitment to service by contributing time and energy to improving the quality of life of others in the community while serving as a role model for young women both personally and professionally. We encourage you to review all of the below information carefully.

You may nominate yourself or others using the following criteria, and you may also submit nominations for multiple nominees. Also, please be as detailed as possible in order to give the selection committee enough information with which to consider the nominee. The more information, the better!

Please note: to apply for the Athena Young Professional Award® an individual must:
• Be under the age of 40 at the nomination submission deadline to apply for the Athena Young Professional Award®.
• The nominee is ineligible if she has been nominated in the two consecutive years prior to the current, anticipated nomination.
• The nominee should have a minimum of five years professional experience.

Click here for the ATHENA Young Professional Award ® Nomination Form
A big THANK YOU to all the sponsors of this award
Nike Goddess Sponsors
Bia Goddess Sponsor
Tyche Goddess Sponsors
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Northfield Savings Bank
People's United Bank
Norwich University
Got job openings?
Members , please send us the link to employment opportunities at your business and we will post it to our growing online list!
Walmart is Hiring
Walmart is looking for professional, friendly and outgoing people to serve as customer hosts at their store in Berlin. Click here for more information on the responsibilities of customer hosts as well as information on Walmart's employee education benefits.
National Life Group is Hiring
National Life Group has many open positions available at their headquarters in Montpelier. For the list of open positions and to apply, click here .
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Welcome Tim McAdoo,
Mayo Healthcare's new Administrator

After the retirement in April of longtime leader Christine Scott, Mayo Healthcare has welcomed Tim McAdoo, an award-winning consultant, executive and author in the field of long-term care, as its new administrator.
Formerly the founder and CEO of McAdoo Healthcare, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., McAdoo has over 25 years’ experience in senior housing and long-term care. The Tennessee native has served as interim executive director for extended-care facilities in several southern states, and he was vice president of a Virginia group that provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services in some 16 states.
It was a big jump for McAdoo, coming from the national scene to Mayo, a 50-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility, and 45-bed residential care facility, that has won a number of national and state quality awards.
I’d never worked for a nonprofit before — and Mayo works at a different pace,” he explained. “We’ve turned health care into a machine, but everything here is on a more human scale. Mayo has a continuum of care, and you can work to spearhead specific programs that can enrich residents’ lives.”
One key challenge McAdoo hopes to address at Mayo is the ongoing need to recruit and retain highly qualified, motivated staff. That’s a concern that, he said, long-term care providers around the nation are working to address.
I’ve always said we take care of our patients by taking care of our staff,” he said. “People normally join an organization because they want to make a difference. I want to feed that and grow it, with lifelong learning and more.”
McAdoo is a fellow of the ACHCA, and serves on its Board of Directors in both Texas and Kentucky. He’s living now in Northfield, a quick walk from his new professional home. He has already experienced a Vermont mud season — and he has learned that he needs to buy a good pair of boots.
I’m told that’s a must,” he said.
Introducing Connor Duffy,
Maple Capital Management's
New Portfolio Management Team Member

Connor joined Maple Capital Management after working as Vice President and Relationship Manager for Key Private Bank in Burlington, Vermont. Connor relocated to Vermont in 2018 after 7 years in New York City at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. He has also held positions at Ayco and Northeast Investment Management. Connor has a BA in Economics from Boston College and received his MBA from Tulane University.
Vermont Jump$tart Coalition
Vermont Bankers Association, Inc.
8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Wednesday, August 7th
Northfield Country Club
Please join the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition at their eighth annual golf tournament to raise funds to support youth financial literacy in Vermont. The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the financial literacy of Vermont youth by providing educational resources and opportunities to educators and students throughout the state. The National Jump$tart Standards were recently adopted by the Vermont Agency of Education to be used in grades K-12. This tournament will support an Educator Conference for teachers around the State of Vermont.
For more information and to register a team, click here to download the forms.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
First Annual
School Supply Drive
July 22 - August 16
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invites you to participate in their first annual School Supply Drive from July 22 thru August 16, 2019. Collection boxes are available at all branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont! Please visit your local branch to make a contribution of new school supplies such as: notebooks, folders, glue sticks, pencils, and crayons. No cash donations are being accepted. All donations support students and educators in the communities we call home. Want to know which local school will receive your donation? Just ask a branch employee! 
“We are introducing the School Supply Drive so local schools will have the supplies students need to actively participate in classroom learning.” said Joseph Schmitt, SVP/Chief Marketing Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “Through the simple act of donating school supplies, we can make the educational experience better for both students and teachers. Thank you in advance for giving what you can to help local children with their education.”

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
20th Anniversary
2019 Walk for Children
10am Saturday, August 17
State House, Montpelier
Walk or do the 5K RUN for the prevention of child abuse. Jon Gailmor will perform live in Montpelier. For more information and to register, click here or call 1-800-CHILDREN.
Capstone Community Action
Free QuickBooks Training
Friday, August 30
20 Gable Place, Barre
Community Capital of Vermont offers free, half-day workshops in QuickBooks for Windows Desktop to business owners and anyone thinking of starting a business. Two sessions are being offered for this workshop. The morning session runs from 8:45am to 12:30pm and is for participants new to QuickBooks accounting software. The afternoon session runs from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and is for participants who attended the morning session or already have some experience with Quickbooks.
Click here for more information about this workshop.
Only three seats still available! To register, contact Margaret Ferguson at 477-5214 or email mferguson@capstonevt.org .
The Family Center of Washington County
3rd Annual Family Center
Halloween Pin Smash
Saturday, October 26
*Sponsors Needed*
This year, due to an increasing number of families in need in our community, The Family Center is increasing their fundraising goal, but need your help. Please consider supporting families in our community through a sponsorship of this fun event! Click here for more information and sponsorship levels.
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Show Your Chamber Pride!

When you advertise your business in the local media, be sure to include that you are a proud member of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce!
Thank you,
Central Vermont Chamber