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WORKSHOPS & RESOURCES
Beginner Computer Class - FREE. Thursdays from 10 - noon at the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. 626-5475

 

Starting Your Own Business Workshop - January 23rd at NVDA in St. Johnsbury.  Fee: $129.
 

Northern Community Investment Corporation   (NCIC) offers FREE Quickbooks Training for eligible businesses.  CLICK HERE for details. 
 
NCIC also offers loans and cost sharing programs to assist area businesses with marketing, business management, feasibility studies and more. 

 

Center for Professional Studies at Lyndon State College - offering a variety of courses including Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Guest Services and even Ethnocuisine.  
 
 
Visit www.burkevermont.org for town clerk services, planning, selectboard and other important town meetings.
 
 

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 The Burke Area Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBER MEMBER E-NEWSLETTER
  

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a great holiday and that 2018 brings much health & happiness to you and our community.  Here's a quick update to let you know what the Chamber is up to...

 
WINTER MARKETING CAMPAIGNS:

TELEVISION ADS
  • We are running a 30 second commercial on NBC Sports Boston and The Mountain Report to promote Winter in Burke!  Use the SHARE links following the video below to share it via social media or use the embed code to add the video to your website. 
     
ONLINE ADS
PRINT ADS 
  • A 3 page Coop Ad featuring ads from area businesses currently appears in the  Vermont Winter Vacation Guide, published by the VT Chamber of Commerce.  The FREE guide is distributed all season at VT Welcome Centers, select New England, and Canadian locations.  An online version is also available.
  • We have an ad in the VT Ski + Ride Winter Adventures Issue which is out from late January through early April.  The FREE publication is distributed to ski resorts, sports gear retailers, and other locations across New England.
Ads link to or direct people to www.burkevermont.com where folks can learn more about the area and your business.

You can help amplify our marketing efforts by listing your business on Vermont.com via the FREE advertising option.  It's also FREE to post your events on many websites including:
 

 
Don't forget to email burkechamber@burkevermont.com and let us know about your events, business news, or specials so that we can share it via the website, facebook, and/or our monthly e-newsletter.   
 
As a Chamber Member, you also get a 20-25% discount for Constant Contact E-Newsletter Services (we use it to send e-newsletters like this).   CLICK HERE  to learn more.  It's a great way to get your message out there and be able to track who's paying attention.

Of course, all members are also eligible for heating fuel discounts offered through Amerigas, Irving Oil, and Bourne's Energy.  We estimate members save an average of $300 per year via this membership benefit.  CLICK HERE for a full list of member benefits and to download the form to renew your membership.

 
As always, your support is greatly appreciated.


With many thanks,
Burke Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
Jim O'Reilly, President
Chris Andrews, Vice President
Linda Lotti, Treasurer
Gail Weed, Secretary
Linda Corey
John Kascenska   
Tammy Wagner
Laura Malieswski, Chamber Administrator
Save the Date!

On Thursday,  February 15th, the Chamber will have an Idea Gathering meeting among our members to get your thoughts on what our priorities should be as a Chamber of Commerce (following a process similar to the Burke One community meetings).  More details coming soon, but it will be at the Burke Community Building from 5:30 - 8pm.  And think Potluck Appetizers.
Christmas Tree Contest Winners

On Sunday, December 10th at the Burke Mountain Club holiday party, the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Annual Christmas Tree Contest. Fifteen trees were decorated by local schools and businesses for display on the green in East Burke Village. Five winners were chosen and each got to choose a charity to receive $100 on their behalf from the Chamber.
  
Pictured: Julie Hall, Luke Hall, Grace Hall, Owen Hall, and Kelsi Reese of East Haven Veterinary Service celebrate their victory with Burke Chamber President, Jim O'Reilly. They were one of the winners for Best Business Tree and chose East Haven Library as their charity. Luke, Grace, and Owen helped make the decorations featuring photos of people's pets, and their dad, Jake, made the doghouse. 

Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty also won for Best Business Tree with a 'Home Is Where the Heart Is' theme and their charity of choice was the Lyndon Area Food Shelf. 

Best School Tree went to the Thaddeus Stevens School which featured colorful ornaments made by the students. Northeast Kingdom Youth Services received $100 on their behalf. 

Best Lights went to Tim Scott Real Estate whose tree featured holiday messages from the students of Peacham Elementary School.   His charity of choice was the Peacham School Winter Sports Program.

Best Decorations went to CafĂ© Lotti whose tree included ornaments featuring local Artist Dorian McGowan's sketches of area residents. Northeast Kingdom Human Services received $100 on their behalf. 

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

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