November 2019

~Chamber Newsletter~

Info and happenings in our 
Chamber and Town!

Go to  brandonbuilds.com  for construction info

Shuman and Black
Brothers in Art : An Exhibition in Diversity, Unity, Love.
November 8th to December 7th  2019
Opening reception on Friday, November 8th  starting at 5pm at Compass music Center

This exhibition's title, Brothers In Art, draws an association to the historic warfare term, Brothers In Arms, where men from diverse backgrounds bond together in combat.  Here, however, "Art" becomes the "armament" used by these two "brothers" whose works, while wholly different in form and content are unified in time, space and spirit.  The art emerges from the love they share on their peaceful mission to inspire a more creative, loving world.
Tecari Shuman and Robert Black each in his own way came to discover a unique path to self expression:  Shuman , through the medium of painting and Robert through photography and collage.  Each had known at an early age that something lay hidden within.  Only later in their lives, through the love and encouragement of another person, did they courageously transcend learned fears and judgments and begin sharing outwardly the inner spirit that animated their lives.
 
In Shuman's story, while he had been the director of a health center in California, a man named Rutherford, an Arapahoe Road Chief, an itinerant spiritual teacher, appeared in Tecari's life.  Rutherford fanned the latent embers of Tecari's creativity.  "If not for Rutherford, I don't know if the paintings would have happened.   In my art I've always kept quiet, kept my art hidden.  But because of him, I'm willing to come out to take more chances.   My connection with him - that I don't think I even quite understand nor perhaps ever will - has made me more able to acknowledge who I am".
 
Robert Black found inspiration as a young fourth grader through the loving atmosphere of Miss Drumm's grade school art class.  He began to paste together a colored paper assemblage of an automobile, simple and
organized, as his later-to-become architect's mind had envisioned.  But it was Miss Drumm's thoughtful, stimulating encouragement that freed Black's imagination.  She suggested adding star shapes to the car'swheels, jagged line cutouts and modernist geometric shapes to the piece's border.  Suddenly, the whole composition came alive for Robert in a new and vibrant way that continues to inspire his work to this day. 
 
Shuman and Black first encountered each other in a chance meeting about four years ago that has led to a firm and continuing friendship. At this time Shuman was combating post-polio syndrome and the beginnings of Parkinson's.  Recognizing a kindred  soul Black felt impelled to suggest to Shuman that art was the way to rekindle his creative passions.  As Shuman ventured tentatively into painting Black became motivated to renew his own artistic exploration of collage.  From this sharing each became a student and tutor for the other and the rest is history.
 
The Compass Center is located at 333 Jones Drive, Park Village, Brandon, VT.  Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm.  Call 802 247 4295 or visit www.cmacvt.org.



Celebrate with Art: The Brandon Artists Guild Announces Holiday Gift Show, Welcomes Three New Artists
Celebrate with Art, runs from November 8 through January 28

The Brandon Artists Guild (The BAG) kicks off the holiday season with affordable, gift-able art and craft pieces. The public is invited to the free opening reception on Friday, November 8 from 5pm to 7pm.
"Art makes a great gift but buying art for someone else can be a little intimidating," says Wenda Curtis, a BAG jewelry designer and board member. "So we're focusing on more affordable, approachable - and fun - pieces. The kind of work that makes people smile."
"In this all-member, all-media show we've invited the artists to work outside the media that they're used to," Curtis explains. "A potter might try painting. Or a jeweler might try sculpture. It'll be exciting to see what everyone comes up with."
In addition to the Celebrate with Art show, the BAG also welcomes three new member-artists. Catherine Palmer works in colored pencils; Michael DiMeola is a photographer; and Winslow Colwell combines photography with kite forms. The BAG debut of these artists' work coincides with the opening of the holiday show.
The Brandon Artists Guild is an artist-run gallery with approximately 40 exhibiting artists and additional supporting members. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs.
The BAG, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM, and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org

Milky Way Over Depot Hill Bridge - Michael DiMeola - Photograph

Tangled Branches - Winslow Colwell - Photograph on 
Kite Form

 
Breaking the Trail - Catherine Palmer - Colored Pencil


Turkey Dinner at the Brandon Congregational Church
Saturday, November 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

The Brandon Congregational Church is holding a traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings at Fellowship Hall. Roast Turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing and  assorted vegetables, with homemade pie for dessert. A  free will offering will be taken. Enjoy this traditional fall event with your family and friends. 

Vendors wanted for Fellowship Hall!
Moonlight Madness 
         
The Brandon Congregational Church is looking for craftspeople and vendors! We are renting tables for a craft sale to be held in Fellowship Hall during Brandon's Moonlight Madness on Wednesday December 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Moonlight Madness is a well-attended town wide sales event and stores will be open late for holiday shoppers. Fellowship Hall is a large, heated building next to the church with a bathroom. 
Tables are provided, size is 6 by 2 ½ feet and cost $25.00. 
We are seeking arts and handcrafts, homemade food items, soaps, candles, etc. Also vendors such as Avon or Pampered Chef are welcome. No yard sale type things at this time. Parking is available in the Hannaford parking lot. Please email Kristen Varian at
kristenvarian@gmail.com or call 802-779-7909 for more information and registration.
MOONLIGHT MADNESS SPACE AVAILABLE


Town Hall 2019 events
Another exciting season of entertainment!!

Saturday, November 9   "Dissipated Eight"...7:30 pm.
Middlebury College's famous a Capella group, returns for their 4 th performance with great singing, harmony and a touch of comedy. The group sings a range of songs from modern day pop to traditional barbershop songs. Their stage presence and comedic routines will entertain you in addition to some solos and group numbers. Tickets, Adults...$8. Seniors & Students...$6. Sponsored by Sally Wood, Steven Zorn & Charles Powell, John & Lynn Wilson, Sharon & Sam Glaser, New England Woodcraft, Patty Wood, Delilah's, Bud & Jane Coolidge, Butch & Mary Shaw.
 
Sunday, November 10   No Strings Marionettes... "Wasabi, A Dragon's Tale"...1:30 pm
In this modern fairy tale, Princess Aja happily contemplates her upcoming marriage to Prince Olaf. Aja's perception promptly vanishes when fire-breathing Wasabi swoops from the sky, reduces the palace to ashes and carries off her betrothed! You will be delighted as the spunky Princess, with a little help from her wise fairy friends, outwits Wasabi to save the kingdom and the day. Eleven exquisitely crafted marionettes perform amidst sumptuous story book scenery. A transforming sprite, a fashionable knight, and a seven foot dragon partake in this fable. Tickets, Adults...$8. Seniors & Students...$6. Children 5 and under, accompanied by an adult...FREE. Sponsored by Pat Hanson.
 
Saturday, November 16   "Melissa D. & Friends"...7:30 pm
Melissa D is a New England singer-songwriter from Vermont. Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics that will take you on an emotional journey. She is a classically trained vocalist with a distinct voice that, from her very first note, immediately sets her apart from the pack. Phil Henry, award winning singer-songwriter from Rutland accompanies Melissa on guitar along with special guest Steve Latanision, a stellar multi-instrumentalist who studied at the Berklee College of Music. Sit back, relax and experience the coffeehouse vibe with the warm music of Americana folk/rock artist Melissa D. Tickets, Adults...$8. Seniors & Students...$6. Children 5 and under, accompanied by an adult...FREE.
Sponsored by Pat Hanson, Ettie & Frank Spezzano.
 
Saturday, November 23   2 nd Annual Vermont Vocal Competition
This competition will invite the most talented emerging operatic artists to the Brandon Town Hall on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 pm. Singers will compete for monetary prizes and performance opportunities with BARN OPERA and other regional organizations. This will be a great opportunity to hear some of the best operatic artists in the country, in the beautiful acoustics of the renovated Brandon Town Hall. Tickets, Adults....$20. Students (17 & under)....$10.  Tickets will be available to the general public on June 1 st, at THE COMPASS CENTER, GOURMENT PROVENCE'. CARR'S GIFT SHOP AND FOLEY BROTHERS'. Only those with tickets will be able to enter the hall in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door till 7:15 pm (7:30 pm curtain) for whatever seats are still open and will be sold as a rush, a $5.00 discount. Sponsored by Nancy & Gary Meffe, Harold & Jean Somerset, Jerome Properties, Peter & Louise Kelley
 
Wednesday, December 4   "Brandon's Famous Moonlight Madness"...4:00-8:00 pm
This well attended event entices shoppers with over 20 vendors upstairs and downstairs in the Brandon Town Hall. The Friends are only doing the first night of Moonlight Madness from 4:00-8:00 pm. The town of Brandon will be running the 2 nd night on 12/18. Vendors should contact Bill Moore or Colleen Wright for info on the second night. FOTH will be selling soups, chili, coffee, tea, etc. in the upstairs concession area. If you are interested in participating at Moonlight Madness, please contact Dennis Marden at denniswmarden@gmail.com or by calling 247-5420. or Debbie Jennings at debrajennings@aol.com or 345-3033 to reserve your 8 x 10 space. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Don't forget the upstairs and downstairs are heated!!!
 
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7 Brandon Town Players Holiday Radio Readings from the 1940's....7:00 pm    The Brandon Town Players present a Holiday Cabaret evening with readings of 4 Holiday programs from the 1940's. Holiday Programs include: Mysterious Traveler, Fibber McGee & Molly, Father Knows Best & My Friend Irma. As a special treat, the cast will entertain you with some Christmas Caroling during intermission and you are invited to join in. Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased at the door. We will provide you with snacks at each table, a cash bar and the FOTH concession area will be open selling water, soda and Snapple plus extra snacks. Tables will be set up around the hall with seating for 4 - 6 or even more!!! 
This is a great way to start the Holiday Season with Moonlight Madness on December 4, the Cabaret on December 6 & 7 and the famous Festival Singers on December 8 at the Congregational Church.
If you want to reserve a table ahead of time, contact Dennis at denniswmarden@gmail.com (803-247-5420) or Debbie at debrajennings@aol.com (802-345-3033) This way you will be guaranteed a seat. Just need your name, e-mail address, phone #, number of people and which night you want to attend. Every patron that attends an event and is in the hall prior to or up to the announced starting time of the event will be entered into a drawing for $20 in BRANDON BUCKS. For more information you can contact Kathy Mathis at katmathis@gmail.com 
Sponsored by: Peter & Louise Kelley, The Friends Of the Brandon Town Hall and The Brandon Town Players.


 New hours: 
 Closed-Monday and Tuesday
 Wednesday & Thursday 12-6
  Friday & Saturday 12-7
 Sunday- 12-6
         802-465-8279
22 Park Street next to the Brandon Inn

Stop in for coffee, ice cream, candies and conversation!





Red Clover Ale Co.
Beautiful downtown Brandon

Red Clover Ale Company is a small 3 BBL brewery and taproom in Brandon, VT.  We believe that beer is the most complex and wonderful beverage in the world and we want to highlight that complexity.  Our goal is to brew an array of delicious beers and to have an ever changing tap list to allow for new beer drinking experiences.  Our work is inspired by our backgrounds in farming, the changing seasons, and the natural beauty of Vermont. Also, our tastebuds.
We are a "bring your own food" taproom and there are several options within walking distance. We strive to be very kid and family friendly. Come hang out, play some games, and have some beer!



Everyone loves Mexican food & Red Clover's beers!!
Every Thursday you can find authentic Baja style Mexican food served up fresh  by Mari Luisa Verduzco  Murguia, of La Catrina fame! Delicious with all of Red Clover's great beers. 
 Check her out on Facebook to see each week's scrumptious offerings and tasty desserts.

Serving from 4:00-9:00 pm

Brandon Library happenings!    
Join in for an enjoyable evening 
discussing  each of these books. 







Check out these great new offerings and 
some  "after hours" tasty adventures.   



Moose Crossing brings high energy jazz to Brandon Music

Saturday November 16 th  at 7:30pm

Brandon Music is delighted to welcome Brandon based jazz trio Moose Crossing the first time!! 
Zak Hampton, founding member, brings together an eclectic group of talented musicians from across the region.  Fronting the band on tenor sax and the occasional vocal tune, Zak Hampton's Moose Crossing has brought high energy jazz, fused with popular funk, rock and blues music to the New England music scene for 10 years.  Moose Crossing offers a unique vitality in their performances which foster a sense of community in shared expression through art.  Hampton is joined by Jore Plotts on bass and Adam Schini on organ and keyboard.  They perform youthful takes on the classics from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra to Miles Davis and John Coltrane together with original jazz  and more contemporary takes on tunes from The Doors, Bruno Mars and The Beatles thus promising something for all music lovers.
     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 info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net
 

Brandon's own NIFTY THRIFTY !
Next to the Episcopal Church-nice new digs, 
same nice folks, same nice prices!!

New address is: 19 Conant Square, Brandon VT. That is the
painted-brick, Federal style house, the rectory for the Episcopal Church, 
at the corner of Rt 7 and Prospect  Street. Great parking in the back.

  Our hours are: 
Monday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
In short, we stay open late two evenings a week.

Our Mission- Nifty Thrifty's Mission is to help our community as it cultivates its image as a cultural, spiritual, commercial, recreational and educational center. 
We do this by giving to local programs, projects, events,  activities, organizations and  ideas.

We have a Facebook page too.  NIFTY Thrifty Thrift SHOP   
Come visit us and check out our neat new location!

Apartment to sub-let
New Smith block apartments!!

Apartment #26, a beautiful second floor corner apartment with a marble fireplace, in the newly renovated Smith Block, right in the heart of Brandon. 
Contact Jeff at 570-337-8910 for more info


Brandon Dog Park at 
Estabrook Park
Fundraising effort

Location: Estabrook Park, Route 7 South, Brandon
Goal: Half to one Acre 6' chain-link fenced dog park with double entry gate and mowing entrance, small and large dog area, rule sign, dog waste trash bin with bag dispenser, large donor name listing.
Estimated cost for fence, installation, signs: $15,000-$20,000

Project Organized and Supported By Volunteers, Brandon Recreation and Town of Brandon- Questions: brandonvtdogpark@gmail.com


Miller Hill Farm, Nursery 
& Gardens  
2127 Rte 73 E.  Sudbury 623-7373

"Nurture your imagination in alluring surroundings"

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                 Watch for our seasonal decorations coming soon! 


Every Wednesday is WING NIGHT:
50¢ Wings and Drink Specials!


Stop in and enjoy the Neshobe's own Long Iron Restaurant & Pub
Wednesday is Wing Night, and of course our famous Friday Night Dinners, 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,  neshobe.com . All are welcome! Enjoy our toasty fireplace and we hope to see you soon.   
                 
224 Town Farm Road. Brandon, VT 05733 * 802-247-3611 * www.neshobe.com


Five Meadows Farm
Open for the season from May 18 to 
mid November

Horseback riding lessons, English & Western! Fun, supportive programs ages 4 and up.

Lessons and time with horses can be tailored to your needs.  Experienced and kind youth horses.  Lessons typically are 1.5 hours including riding and grooming time.  
Lessons are given on Saturdays and several weekday evenings.  
We look forward to sharing our horses and farm with you!  

900 Pearl St, Brandon, VT 05733- 802-247-8300 fivemeadowsfarmsllc.com 


The Brandon Museum & Visitor Center  at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace 
Another benefit for Chamber members-


The Janet Mondlak visitor center has advertising space for chamber members. The visitor center is open every day of the year. Visitors to the a rea stop in regularly to get information about things to do. If you have a rack card which  advertises your business, drop some off at the museum between 11:00 and 4:00 weekdays or at Carr's Gift Shop downtown.

"Brandon Chamber Members receive 10% off" Click here and check us out!



Brandon's Energy Committee-
Quick recommendation if you're looking to 
save some money!

1) lighting, 2) heating, cooling and ventilation, 3) insulation, windows and doors, 4) refrigeration and commercial kitchens, 5) renewable energy, 6) appliances, 7) electronics, 8) transportation, 9) agricultural equipment, and 10) industrial and special equipment costs.
Efficiency Vermont has all of the products available here:
And all of the rebates available here:
(Background on Efficiency Vermont: Founded in 2000 as the nation's first energy efficiency utility, they are Vermont's objective adviser on saving energy through efficiency, which is the most affordable, local fuel source. In every county, they provide Vermonters with technical services and financial support to improve their homes, businesses, and communities. They also train and partner with local providers of efficient goods and services so all Vermonters can easily find the efficiency resources they need.)
Here's a quick list of all that's covered on their site:



  For more info click here-  https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/rutland




BARN OPERA Transitions to prepare for the first production of 2020 at the NEW BARN!


BARN OPERA
Announces a change in location and programming affecting the following productions:
TOSCA by G. Puccini (Sung in Italian with English Supertitles)
(Brandon, VT)- With the exciting news of the purchase of the new barn and renovations to prepare for the first production of 2020 in the new space,
BARN OPERA has decided to make some adjustments to the completion of the 2019 season.
Please click here for complete information on these exciting happenings with Barn Opera


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 www.ssvt.net/bacc. 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   oldmillbnb@yahoo.com

CoWork @ The GRANARY
29 Union Street, Brandon


CoWork @ The GRANARY is a newly developed coworking space in Brandon, just steps away
from the village center. It is the perfect contemporary environment to work, collaborate and
be productive. This space provides high speed internet, a comfortable professional work
environment and client meeting space. This is the answer to the problem of slow internet
speeds and social isolation that freelancers, creatives and remote workers often experience.

Cost:
$150/month includes 24/7 access,150 Mbps high speed internet, all utilities

Features:
CoWork @ The GRANARY provides 24/7 access to an attractive, fully furnished, shared
nomadic work environment. The extra-large space includes: high speed internet, office desks
and chairs, conference table, comfortable couch and seating, privacy screens, lighting, kitchen
area, private conversation space, cubbies and miscellaneous office supplies.

The GRANARY:
The beautifully renovated, historic building houses thirteen artist studios, small business offices
and a coworking space. The building offers lots of windows and natural fluorescent light,
handicapped ramp, and parking. The creative and business community includes milliners,
jeweler, graphic designer, writers, painters, sculptors, insurance office, railroad company,
medium and hair salon. The GRANARY is located in the vibrant village of Brandon, walking
distance to shops, restaurants and galleries.

Contact:
Stephanie 802-683-8209, sjerome@visuallearningsys.com
Brian 802-683-4126, bjerome@visuallearningco.com


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 www.cmacvt.org.
  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.).


The Divine Art Recordings Group at Compass
Many people still don't realize that Brandon is home to one of the busiest and critically praised classical music record companies. 

 We moved our headquarters from England in 2009 and  now have our offices and a dedicated CD store at the Compass Music & Arts Center, in Park Village.  We specialize in contemporary music and rediscovered  masterpieces - not the same old pieces that everyone else records..... we have just completed a massive ten -CD  series for  Russia's greatest living composer  Artyomov, a similar series for Cambridge MA organ composer Carson Cooman and are signing superb artists from around the world Including (this year already) USA, UK, France, Australia, Malta and Iran.  Our recordings are available at all CD and digital /streaming sites but you can come to our store, discuss and sample over 500 titles of music from the 15 th to 21 st century.  

We are open Monday-Saturday 10-5 at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. 247-4295. 
Please note we do NOT have a local recording studio.


Retail/Office Space for Rent.
Call 802-345-5100 for further details.

 Approximately 600 sq.ft. within the Downtown Commercial District of Brandon at 22 park Street (formerly NFP Insurance), next to the Brandon Inn. 
Be part of Brandon's new streetscape right across from the newly configured Central Park and Monument Park.


Studio and Gallery Spaces available to rent now at the Compass Center

WORK * ART * PASSION
  

 
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.




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.). 
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BRANDON GREEN
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, $20.00 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.
 
Products offered through VACE include, Dental and Vision packages.
M ore information on all of these products can be found at www.vaceinsurance.com
Or contact the Richards Group (802) 775-2503 

Next Chamber Meeting-
Monday, November 18th, 2019 will be our next meeting!  6:30pm


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.