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For only $50 a month, see your business featured here four times a month in this weekly newsletter sent to over 1600 subscribers by emailing info@centralvt.com. Use your company logo, or an image of a product or promotional offering, along with a live link to your website!
Legislative Preview
8am, Friday, December 3rd

The Central Vermont Chamber's Public Policy Committee would like to invite you to our annual Legislative Preview. We've lined up an exciting slate of presenters who will be discussing topics that are affecting our businesses and growth in our area:

Trey Martin (Let's Grow Kids) will be discussing the childcare.
Matt Musgrave (Associated General Contractors of Vermont) will be discussing unemployment insurance.
Matt Cota (Vermont Fuel Dealers) will be discussing the climate change solutions act.
Betsy Bishop (Vermont Chamber of Commerce) will be discussing housing.

We hope you can join us!
Where is Elfis?!?
Running from Nov. 29-Dec. 23
Elfis is back for the holiday season and he's making his way around Central Vermont businesses to encourage local shopping.
Click Here to print Elfis, set him up somewhere in your business to take a picture and send to the Chamber at kelly@centralvt.com. It will be shared on the Chamber's Facebook page to garner guesses as to what business he is hanging out in. Correct guesses will be entered for a chance to win a $40 gift card to a local member restaurant. Three gift cards will be awarded every Friday for four weeks beginning next week.
Please be sure to "like" and "follow" the Chamber's Facebook Page to participate in guessing Where is Elfis?! Happy Hunting!
If you would like to participate in the 50/50 raffle to benefit the VT Foodbank, but not attend the Holiday Mixer, click here for 50/50 raffle tickets ONLY.
Purchasing 50/50 tickets through this link will not register you for the mixer, and attending the mixer does not increase your chances of winning.
Member 2 Member Discounts
Utilize your fellow Chamber members to give and receive discounts for products or services to your business.
Deals will be accessible to Chamber members on the regional website.
Login to centralvt.com to check out the deals being offered exclusively to Chamber members by Staples- centralvt.com/stapleschamberdiscounts and Pet Wants Central Vermont.
Send us your offerings to be included along with Staples and Pet Wants Central Vermont.
Member discount!
Pet Wants Central Vermont is the latest Chamber member to offer a discount to fellow members! To see the details of their discount and others, visit Chamber Member Discount on the regional website.

Contact the Chamber at 229-5711 or email tonya@centralvt.com to offer a discount or deal exclusive to fellow Chamber members.
Want to promote your business and
drive people to your establishment?!?
Host a Chamber Mixer in 2022 to do just that!
Hosting a mixer is a great way to bring people into the doors of your business for them to learn more about what your business does and how they can take advantage of the products or services you provide your customers. It is also a great way to network with fellow Chamber members and community leaders.
If interested, please contact Kelly at kelly@centralvt.com or call 229-5711 ext. 308
Low Cost, Effective
Online Advertisement Opportunities Available!
A cost-effective, easy way to advertise your business on the front page of the Central VT regional website that averages 400 views per day!! Only $250 for 12 months of online advertising with a link to your website! Send the Chamber the logo or advertisement you would like to use to tonya@centralvt.com.
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:
For only $50 a month, see your business featured here four times a month in this weekly newsletter sent to over 1600 subscribers by emailing info@centralvt.com. Use your company logo, or an image of a product or promotional offering, along with a live link to your website!
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!
Lost Nation Theater Presents
Willem Lange reading of Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
Live & In-Person!
7pm, Friday, December 17

Lange uses the cutting of the novel Dickens himself used when performing the tale.
Patron Spaced In-Person Seating!
Properly worn Masks, being Fully Vaccinated (with proof of vaccination) and adherence to other covid safety protocols are required for In Person Seating.
Emmy-winner Lange’s tradition of reading Dickens’ Christmas Carol began in 1975. He always performs to benefit “The Haven” in the Upper Valley. In addition to Lange donating his fee to The Haven, LNT will donate 20% of its proceeds to Just Basics’ Food Pantry and Good Samaritan Shelter.
The shows will also be live-streamed for anyone not yet comfortable gathering indoors.
Plus, an “on-demand” video recording will be available through December 26, 2021.
The performance runs approximately 70 minutes without an intermission.
We strongly encourage purchasing tickets in advance. Seating capacity reduced, and tickets may not be sold at the door.
Special offer being provided by
Vermont Radio Group
Via RVG Digital
FREE 15 second video commercials for any business that provides five referrals that do business with Radio Vermont Group for any video or digital service. More information here.
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 tonya@centralvt.com. 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 Tonya@centralvt.com so we can help you make the most of your Chamber membership!

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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 info@centralvt.com 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