This semester, the Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) is thrilled to welcome two new Castleton University interns, each bringing their own new ideas, talents, and energy to the team. Casey Moon, a senior at Castleton University studying business administration will be working on a variety of projects including maintaining our online job board; the CEDRR Career Hub. The work Casey will be doing to maintain our Career Hub is vital to both local employers hiring, and those
Dear VSC Trustees, The Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region is comprised of a membership of approximately 400 Rutland County businesses, as well as many municipalities. This letter is being sent to you out of concern for the sustainability of the Vermont State College system, as well as for the impact on the success story that Castleton University has become. The report provided by NCHEMS is well researched and confirms the dire financial situation. There is little to debate about the
Founded in 1787, Castleton University is Vermont’s first institution of higher education and has served as a staple to the Rutland County community. With roughly 1,900 students enrolled and 80 full-time faculty, Castleton has the longest history of service to Vermont and Vermonters of any college in the state. A recent report provided by The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) announced a dire financial situation amongst the Vermont State College system (VSC). The VSC faces a
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 of traffic on our Real Rutland website, our team is ready to help these individuals from across the nation
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 Program is administered by the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is to
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 Rutland.
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 following a unanimous vote by their board of directors on July 30 to pursue the merger, which was finalized on Sept.
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 positive move and we are thankful the Board of Directors of both organizations are thoughtfully executing this
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 boards of Rutland Economic Development Corporation and Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously Thursday
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 your real estate goals. For a list of their Realtors, listing or more information be sure to check out
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 loans to cover expenses and operating costs during this time. Highlights of the Emergency Loan Program include