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Thursday, November 19, 2020
After putting a pause on our regional marketing campaign in March, Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) is bringing back these efforts stronger than ever.  Increasing our population and marketing our region continues to be a major focus of our work and was identified by our membership as our most important priority in a survey we conducted in September.    With an influx ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Three Rutland County businesses have been awarded a total of $22,000 in Regional Economic Development Grants sought by Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region and provided by the State of Vermont.  CEDRR applied for grants on behalf of Dream Maker Bakers in Killington, Taco Experiment in Poultney, and Winning Image Graphix in Pittsford.  The Regional Economic Development Grant ...read more
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Casella Waste Systems and Stafford Technical Center have teamed up to offer a CDL program for high school students. The partnership will train Class B drivers through the Stafford Technical Center as a result of a $50,000 donation from Casella. Casella will be allowing the students to train using their equipment. The partnership will be based out of the new Stafford Driving School in West ...read more
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Rutland, Vt – Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) is pleased to launch the Growing Business Series, a virtual workshop series for the Rutland business community. This is an opportunity to hear from various local leaders on topics recommended by members, as well as relevant topics in response to today’s current state. After a recent survey conducted by CEDRR to its ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Castleton University and Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region are proud to announce a new partnership with an eye toward enhancing internship and career opportunities and an increased focus on community engagement.  Kimberley Rupe, Business Development and Community Engagement Manager of Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, will work alongside Castleton’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
Friday, September 18, 2020
On Friday, September 18, Governor Phil Scott and Secretary Lindsay Kurrle of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development announced the distribution of $2.5 million in federal CARES Act funding for Restart Vermont Technical Assistance. This funding will deliver robust support to Vermont businesses impacted by the economic downturn due to COVID-19. The funding, allocated by the Vermont ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Thursday, September 17, 2020
CHAMBER & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUTLAND REGION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING, AWARD WINNERS Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) The event will be held drive-in style at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland and the Jack McKernon Drive-In at Estabrook Park in Brandon. The event, which ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
The newly-merged Rutland Economic Development Corporation and Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce have a new name and a renewed focus on serving its membership and the communities within the greater Rutland Region. The organizations will begin operating under the name Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region. This name change reflects the unification of the two organizations ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, August 10, 2020
Hello Chamber Members and Friends, Happy Summer! As we hope you are aware, there are lots of changes happening here at the Chamber – and in Rutland! The upcoming merger of the Rutland Chamber and the Rutland Economic Development Corporation promises great strides to further collaboration, a stronger voice for the region and a deeper suite of services for the businesses in Rutland County. It is a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, August 03, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 3, 2020 Contact: Lyle Jepsonlyle@rutlandeconomy.com(802) 345-3590   REDC, CHAMBER, PARTNERS TO DISTRIBUTE MASKS TO RUTLAND COUNTY BUSINESSESMask Distribution Effort Marks First Initiative After Merger AnnouncementRUTLAND, Vt. – To help businesses enforce Vermont’s mask mandate, Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) and Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, July 30, 2020
For Immediate Release: July 30, 2020Contact: Lyle Jepson 802-345-3590    John Casella II 802-236-3442     Laurie Mecier-Brochu 802-770-2249  Chamber, REDC to Merge to Improve Community Development, ServicesMore Efficient Organization Will Better Serve Region, Businesses  RUTLAND, Vt. – Two of Rutland County’s key community and economic development organizations have decided to merge. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Rutland Economic Development Corporation is accepting project submissions to develop a list of priority projects within Rutland County that are currently lacking necessary funds to complete. These regional projects will be evaluated by a committee of business and nonprofit leaders and shared with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) to assist in identifying projects ...read more
Categories: Economic
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Lakes & Home Real Estate recently opened bringing together real estate professionals offering years of expertise.  They strive to deliver the perfect buying and selling experience.  Whether you are looking for waterfront property on Lake Bomoseen, Lake St. Cather or Lake Beebe or any smaller lake in the region or any home in the Rutland Region their agents are ready to assist and help you achieve ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 11, 2020
Below is a letter to the editor that REDC recently submitted to the Rutland Herald in recognition of National Economic Development Week. To the Editor: The International Economic Development Council has designated May 4-9, 2020, as National Economic Development Week. Created in 2016, the goal of Economic Development Week is to increase awareness and recognition for local programs that create ...read more
Categories: Economic
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) announced Tuesday that it has received authorization to offer an Emergency Loan Program through its Revolving Loan Fund to assist businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. USDA Rural Development has authorized REDC to use $150,000 from its Revolving Loan Fund for the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program. Businesses and organizations can apply for these ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Congratulations to Xfinity who won top honors at the Real Rutland Feud held on February 22nd.  This was great “fun”raiser produced by the Chamber to benefit the Real Rutland Regional Marketing Initiative.This fundraiser would not have been possible without the participation of our 10 teams:  GE-Aviation; Ellison Surface Technologies; Omya; Rutland Young Professionals; Xfinity; FW Webb; Rutland ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) recently hired Nancy Shuttleworth as our region's new Business Advisor! Nancy will be serving both Rutland and Bennington County in assisting clients with starting and/or growing their business while focusing on finances, startup planning, operations, and more. In 2019, VtSBDC helped in the startup of 52 new businesses, the creation of 553 ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release