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Burke Fall Festival
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Beginner Computer Class - FREE. Thursdays from 10 - noon at the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. 626-5475
 
Starting Your Own Business Workshop - July 23rd from 9am-1pm at NVDA in St. Johnsbury.  Fee: $129.
 
Northern Community Investment Corporation   (NCIC) offers Technical Assistance and loans for eligible businesses.  CLICK HERE for details. 

The Do North Coworking Space is now open in Lyndonville!
  
Visit www.burkevermont.org for town clerk services, planning, selectboard and other important town meetings.

Visit One Burke to learn what they are doing to improve the community.  Committees include: Trails and Safety, Village Infrastructure and Education.
 
 

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CHAMBER MEMBER E-NEWSLETTER
  

Happy Summer!

It's already been a busy few weeks!  The Burke Chamber Booth at NEMBAfest had many visitors and we had lots of great info and giveaways from local businesses to share.   We are happy to report that visits to the Chamber website, burkevermont.com have increased greatly since the start of the year.  VIsits are up about 24% from last year!  Remember, it's your one stop source for all things Burke. The site is updated regularly and features a robust calendar of local events, listings for lodging, dining, recreation and more.  It's not just for visitors, either.  Need a contractor, real estate attorney, mechanic or maybe you've got a naughty dog in need of training?  Check out the local services and directory pages and support your fellow chamber members and business owners.   Feel free to post this page at your business so your customers can easily scan our QR code and access the site.

The Chamber Board has been working on several projects including repairing and updating the kiosk on the green in East Burke Village.  You may have also noticed US, Quebec and Canadian flags appearing in the villages.  The idea is to have them up in well trafficked locations during Canadian holiday weekends to give a nod to our Northern friends.  If you would like us to put flags at your business, send us an email.

A quick note that some of you have not paid your 2019 chamber dues yet (due in January).  Please do so ASAP by returning the renewal form.  You can mail a check or CLICK HERE to pay by credit card.  Thank you for your continued support!

A reminder that the Chamber Board has several committees and we always encourage member involvement.  If any are of interest to you, contact the Board Member(s) heading it up:

Lodging (Jim and Chris)
Marketing (Jim, Chris and John)
Business to Business Opportunities (Linda and Jim)
Beautification (Tammy and Gail)
Events (Michelle, Tammy and Gail)
Education (Linda and John)

With many thanks,
Burke Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

John Kascenska, President    
Chris Andrews, Vice President   
Linda Lotti, Treasurer                        
Michelle Cleveland, Secretary 
Jim O'Reilly                                      
Tammy Wagner                            
Gail Weed                                             
Laura Malieswski, Chamber Administrator
Business After Hours

Join us at the 
Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary 
on  Wednesday, July 24th from 5-7pm!

Meet some critters, learn about the Sanctuary mission and network with fellow business owners on a summer evening.   Light food will be offered.  

Cost:  $5 per person includes one free drink ticket (beer/wine)
Location:  Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary
3383 Darling Hill Road, East Burke

Getting Ready for the Burke Fall Festival!

The 32nd Annual Burke Fall Festival is Saturday, September 28th!  Plans are underway for another great day in the village including the parade, a Raptor Show from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, a huge craft fair (80+vendors!), farm critters, wagon rides, bounce houses, Fritz at the BBQ grills and yes, the return of Rubber Ducky Races!  

There are lots of ways you can be part of the fun:

Sponsor the Festival!  DETAILS HERE
Volunteer!  Email Laura at burkechamber@burkevermont.com
Be in the parade!  Contact Diane French at lyndonlodge@charter.net
Are you an Artist or Crafter looking for vendor space at the craft fair?  Contact our Vendor Coordinator, Chris Emmons at cricevt@hotmail.com

And, of course, come to the festival on the last Saturday in September!

 
 
Burke Area Chamber of Commerce  PO Box 347  East Burke, VT 05832

802-626-4124 burkechamber@burkevermont.com www.burkevermont.com