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This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
To see your business featured here, email [email protected].
Welcome New Members!!!
Mike Marinelli
10 Jefferson St.
Barre, VT 05641
Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.
Cody Morrison
PO Box 265
Barre, VT 05641
Barre Area Development, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting opportunities for economic development and employment, strengthening the tax base and increasing private and municipal investment in Barre, Vermont.
Buy Right Auto Sales
Matt Bradley
3042 US Route 2
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Car dealership serving Central Vermont.
Chamber Member Spotlight
Brian & Karen Zecchinelli of the Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery
Back to Business
Chamber Open House
4-6pm • Thursday, July 29th
Chamber Offices & Parking Lot at
Beaulieu Place Conference
963 Paine Turnpike N., Berlin
After a long and grueling year and a half of Covid-19 shutdowns, closures and restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, we can finally return Back to Business as usual!
To celebrate, the Chamber is hosting an in person Back to Business celebration for all businesses in Central Vermont.
Attend this FREE event at the Chamber to reconnect with fellow business owners and community leaders, enjoy food available for purchase from Tasty Bites food truck, receive a guaranteed door prize, partake in a 50/50 raffle to benefit local non-profit organization, North Branch Nature Center, and enjoy meeting and greeting in person again!
50/50 Raffle to Benefit
North Branch Nature Center
Enter for a chance to win half the pot of money collected while also supporting a local non-profit organization. Tickets are just $10 each. Drawing will take place during the Back to Business celebration on July 29th. Attendance is not required to win 50/50 raffle. Purchase of a raffle ticket does not constitute as registration to attend Back to Business event.
About North Branch Nature Center:
North Branch Nature Center connects people with environmental education, natural history, and community science. More than 10,000 people visit NBNC to be in touch with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural world.
Our 28-acre preserve of forest and fields is nestled in a gentle bend of the North Branch of the Winooski River, just two miles from downtown Montpelier. NBNC is the delight in the eyes of children as they watch fireflies in a field. NBNC is a group of naturalists exploring the secrets of warblers and willows. And it's a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply relax beside the river. There is much to explore. Please join us.
38th Annual
5-9pm • Saturday, September 18th
Farr's Field, Waterbury
This year, the Chamber is pulling out all the stops for the 38th Annual Calcutta raffle drawing and dinner. In addition to a $5,000 grand prize, there are also 8 other cash prizes totaling almost $2,000, live entertainment provided by Nottingham Drive Band, Fireworks display provided by Northstar Fireworks and a Silent Auction.
Only 150 tickets are sold in advance.
Each ticket cost $125 and includes dinner for two, outstanding entertainment, in person networking, and the chance to
win some cash!
Contact the Chamber at 802-229-5711 or email [email protected] to reserve your Calcutta Ticket(s) today!

Thank you Sponsors!!
The Third Annual Vermont
ATHENA Leadership Award® &
ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
An evening of dinner, dancing and the recognition of women who exemplify the ATHENA model. All finalists of the two ATHENA awards will be recognized and presented consolation awards. The final two ATHENA award recipients will be announced and presented their ATHENA Leadership Awards.
Show your support of recognizing professional women in Vermont by sponsoring this prestigious award!

ATHENA Leadership Award® recipients are individuals who:
  • Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community
  • Actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
  • ATHENA Leadership Award® Nominees may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector.
  • Previous ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients are not eligible for nomination; however past nominees may be nominated again.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age qualification that must be met by ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees; however, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® nominees must be under 40 years old.
Completed Nominations are due by 5pm on SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Would you like to see your company among these that support the recognition of women leaders in Vermont?!?

Sponsorship Opportunities include...
Nike Goddess Sponsor: $3,500
  • Prominent mention in all promotional announcements, advertising, notices, brochures, applications and all collateral materials related to the ATHENA Award®
  • Banner displayed at ATHENA Award® Gala on November 6, 2021
  • Recognition from the podium at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Opportunity to address the audience at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Prominent placement in the ATHENA Award® Gala program
  • Table of eight at the ATHENA Award® Gala
Bia Goddess Sponsor: $1,750
  • Prominent mention in all promotional announcements, advertising, notices, brochures, applications and all collateral materials related to the ATHENA Award®
  • Recognition from the podium at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Prominent placement in the ATHENA Award® Gala program
  • One half-table (4) at the ATHENA awards® Gala
Tyche Goddess Sponsor: $1,000
  • Prominent mention in all promotional announcements, advertising, notices, brochures, applications and all collateral materials related to the ATHENA Award®
  • Recognition from the podium at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Prominent placement in the ATHENA Award® Gala program
  • Two tickets at the ATHENA Awards® Gala

Secure your sponsorship today by calling 229-5711 or
Chamber Member Leads Group
Are you interested in using a leads group as one of your prospecting strategies to grow your business? A leads group can be a very powerful way of generating referrals. The Chamber's leads groups will allow members of noncompetitive business categories to network, build relationships, and generate referrals. Leads Groups are open to Central VT Chamber members & each group is limited to one member per business category. Members are required to meet attendance.
Meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30am on zoom.
Expectations of Leads Group Members:
  • Actively participate in weekly meetings
  • Whenever possible encourage a guest to participate in the meeting should the member not be available to attend
  • Help fellow members grow their business through positive referrals and word of mouth marketing
  • Maintain active membership in the Central VT Chamber of Commerce
What Should Leads Group Members Expect:
  • A team of up to ten local professionals that will help you grow your business
  • Monthly opportunities to share about your business with the group along with an extended opportunity to provide a detailed presentation about your business annually
  • Networking in a fun and productive environment without needless rules and fees
Sound interesting? Click here to sign up!
If you don’t see your business category, either someone else already taken it or we missed listing that industry. Please contact the Chamber to verify. Only one member per business category. First come, first served.
This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
To see your business featured here, email [email protected].
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!
Associated General Contractors of Vermont
invites you to attend their first in person gathering in over a year! To celebrate the hard work done by so many during the past year, and with the Covid-19 restrictions lifted, AGC/VT is hosting in person parties around the state throughout July. Join in to share stories, enjoy a barbecue, sip a microbrew or iced tea, and jive to some live music!
No Cost to Attend!
The Montpelier celebration is on Wednesday, July 14th at 5pm and will feature our Governor, Phil Scott, as guest speaker.
Montpelier Agway
190 East Montpelier Rd.
Check out these great deals at Montpelier Agway for the month of July. Sale end July 31st.
Connecting Hope
Back to School Bash
9am-1pm, Saturday, August 14
VT Granite Museum
7 Jones Brother Way, Barre
Each year, hundreds of students from around Central Vermont access school supplies and family resources through the Back to School Bash fundraiser. Close to 400 students are expected to utilize this event to obtain necessary resources to ensure a successful return to school.
Your help is needed! Regular school supplies, hygiene items, socks and underwear, along with many other items are all needed. Cash donations are also accepted and highly appreciated. Items needed by August 11th. See below for a full list of necessary items.

More than a fundraiser, it is also a celebration complete with a bounce house, lunch provided, and additional resources. Come join in the fun and receive school and family resources to start this school year off great!
For more information, contact Connecting Hope at 802-622-4244 or email [email protected].
Want to be part of this winning team?
Become a Vermont Mountaineers Family Host!
Each family that hosts a player gets:
• A free family season pass to the games,
• Invited to a private BBQ with the team during the season,
• A free week of Mountaineers camp for each child in the family.
However, the greatest reward is the friendship that you develop with the player over the summer. That's the special part of hosting a player.
For more information about becoming a Vermont Mountaineers host family, click here, or contact Beth Cody at [email protected]
Phone: 802-279-5921
Beaulieu Place Conference Rooms
Open for Meetings & Events
The conference rooms at the Central VT Chamber offices, also known as Beaulieu Place, are available for meetings and events again!
Two conference rooms separated by a fold away wall can host meetings and events from just a few people to over 40. Centrally located in a prime space just off exit 7 from I-89, with free parking, coffee/tea, LCD projector, speakerphone and more, what more could you ask for in a conference room space?!
For more information on these meeting rooms and rates, click here.
We are leaving it up to the discretion of users to monitor attendance and social distancing while meeting at Beaulieu Place.
Don't hesitate as dates are filling up quickly and reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Reserve your next meeting or event by calling 229-5711 or email [email protected]. We look forward to hosting you in our great space!
Help Us Work For You!
Are you looking for more ways to promote your products, services, sales and deals? Let your Chamber membership work for you!
Send the Chamber images and information on your goods and services so we can share on our social media campaign and among our networks.
Send to [email protected] so we can help you make the most of your Chamber membership!

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This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
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Get Your News Out There!

If you have an upcoming event, product promotion, or congratulations you would like to share, please send your press releases to The Chamber at [email protected] so we can update others on news and happenings with your business.
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