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Thursday, March 26, 2020
RUTLAND, Vt. – Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA), administrators of the Rutland County Meals on Wheels program, today issued an urgent call for volunteer support to assist with Meals on Wheels deliveries to homebound older Vermonters throughout the area.  “We’ve seen a drastic decline in the number of volunteer deliver drivers as the COVID-19 issue has progressed, coupled with a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hello Chamber Members – Do you have questions about what’s essential or nonessential? Do you need to make some layoffs because of the Governor’s order to shut down all but essential businesses? Do you have a unique circumstance? Here are some answers to the many questions I have been getting:   Here is a link to the Governor’s order. Governor's Order 03/24/2020 #6 of the order defines the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
Vermont Department of Taxes Releases Guidance for Upcoming Vermont Tax Due Dates  MONTPELIER, VT - The Governor has directed the Commissioner of Taxes to exercise his authority to provide relief to Vermont businesses who owe Meals and Rooms Tax or Sales and Use Tax until further notice. Many of our local businesses find themselves unable to meet the March 25 and April 25 filing deadlines due to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Update - Governor to Close some Child Care CentersLate yesterday Governor Phil Scott issued a directive and announced additional guidance for preK-12 schools and childcare centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The Governor directed childcare centers across the state to close normal operations but encourages continued operation exclusively where needed to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
      March 18, 2020   SVCOA Operational Update Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Attention community stakeholders:   Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA), which provides essential services to older Vermonters and younger disabled individuals throughout Bennington and Rutland counties, ...read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Below is information we are aware of regarding businesses status in the region.  We will continue to update this information.  If you would like to have your information listed, please email penny@rutlandvermont.comWe suggest you call ahead whenever possible as this is a fluid situation.  We are trying our best to keep this list updated, but may miss an update.Best Western Inn & Suites is open and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, March 16, 2020
During this difficult time the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is available with information and resources for businesses and community at large.  The Chamber Staff will continue to work on your behalf as we move through these trying times.  At this time the Chamber office will be closed and staff working from home through at least March 30th.  If you need to speak with someone from the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  COMCAST UNVEILS NEW INTERACTIVE XFINITY STORE IN RUTLAND, VT Xfinity Store Highlights Comcast’s Continued Commitment to Improve the Customer Experience RUTLAND, VT (March 11, 2020) – Comcast held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new interactive Xfinity Store in Rutland. Community leaders came out to celebrate the grand opening and tour the store. During the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Hello Members and Friends! It looks and feels like an early Spring may be coming…March is famous for throwing one more good winter storm at us, but as I write this, the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful Spring day. We are excited to welcome 17 families (29 people) to the region this weekend through the Ski to Stay weekend at Killington Resort.  This is the second Stay to Stay, dubbed Ski to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, 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
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Hello Chamber Members and Friends,   There are so many positive things happening right now in our region.  The Rutland County Real Estate Market is strong, new residents are moving to the region and the community continues to work together to make things happen. Be sure and read the article here.   We are excited about the upcoming Rutland Winterfest, February 14th-22nd.  There are some great ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Ever wish there was a place where you could learn practical life skills, ask questions, be heard, and develop relationship skills in a friendly, safe environment?   We have found such a place.  “The Life Center” (TLC) is the newly remodeled gray-sided building with a red front door located on 190 Grove Street in Rutland, two blocks south of the Rutland Country Club.    Dave and Dawn Lind are the ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Awesome Graphics now offers Menus that are done on waterproof paper! No more messy and costly lamination needed.  This amazing process is great for short run menus of any size - up to 11x17!  Cost start at .50 per menu and up depending on size.  Another new offer is their Trade Show rental program.  If you want to have a fresh and unique look for your next show and save money on hardware consider ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Welcome to the Chamber - Aflac - Tracy Hanchett, District Sales Coordinator Aflac adds an extra layer of protection for life’s speed bumps. They offer a wide range of insurance policies to help you feel confident about your coverage including Accident Insurance; Cancer Insurance; Critical Illness Insurance; Life Insurance and more. We are happy to welcome Tracy to the community and to the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Thursday, February 06, 2020
At Allen's Automotive, their goal is to provide all the services you may need for your vehicle, combining modern automotive technology and a hometown feel. They work on all types of domestic and import autos, as well as diesel pickup trucks, with specific expertise repairing Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles. Their facility is also a licensed Vermont State Inspection ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
For Immediate Release: Feb. 4, 2020Great Economic Indicator for Rutland Region as County Real Estate Market Booms ‘Affordability Advantage’ Helps Produce Best Market in More Than a Decade  RUTLAND, Vt. – With strong sales across the region in all price ranges and rapid sales of affordably priced homes, Rutland County’s real estate market is poised for a strong 2020 after its best year in more ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Happy New Year Chamber Members and Friends, We hope all is well and you enjoyed the holidays.  I look forward to the fun family gatherings and appreciate the time we all spend together, but I do love January’s quiet nature and time to plan for the upcoming year and the great expectation of what is to come. Here at the Chamber we are excited about so many great things kicking off the new year.  ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Binding Site provides specialized diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide. They are dedicated to improving patient lives, delivering innovative medical solutions that improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. Founded by researchers at the University of Birmingham, Binding Site has continued to build on its strong ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, December 06, 2019
Greetings Chamber Members and Friends!   During this season of thanks, we are extremely grateful for the support this community has given the Chamber over the last year and are looking forward to working together in the new year toward continually making this a strong vibrant community to live, work, play and raise a family. Thank you for all you do in contributing to these efforts!   The FIS ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Green Mountain Pug Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non profit rescue group of volunteers within Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine & parts of New York. Pugs come to us from Owner Surrenders, Shelters, other rescues, and from puppy mill breeders that turn them into us, etc. They are placed in loving foster homes for their evaluation on their personalities and what home would be best suited for them. They ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Mission City Church exists to Make Disciples and Plant Churches. We love seeing lives changed as people come to know who Jesus is, and what he has done for them. Mission City Church is a multi site non-denominational church founded in Rutland, VT. With three locations in Rutland, Castleton and Bennington, VT. The Chamber is happy to welcome Mission City Church as a new member Mission City ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Hello Chamber Members and Friends! I hope you are all adjusting to the changing of seasons and saluting the official “Stick Season”! Thank you to all who attended our Rutland Region Chamber Annual Meeting at the Paramount on October 24th. It was an inspiring evening with Stefanie Schaffer as our guest speaker.  To support Stefanie’s ongoing recovery you can go to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Monday, October 07, 2019
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Established in 1913, the society is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 250 Regional offices throughout the United States.   The American Cancer Society has many resources that help support people with cancer and their loved ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Monday, October 07, 2019
Countryman's Pleasure continues the tradition of exceptional European Cuisine, as well as uniquely inspired Chef specials Thur-Sat 5pm-9pm & Sun brunch 10am-3pm   Countryman’s Pleasure is an Old World gem in Mendon, VT. They invite you to enjoy fine dining in a comfortable country setting. They have long been known to have the best German/Austrian cuisine in Vermont – some say in the US. Chef ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Monday, October 07, 2019
Fisher Electric LLC is an Electrical Contracting Company that strives to deliver a higher level of workmanship and value to our customers.  Fisher Electric LLC is a trusted name with a proven track record of providing unparalleled customer service.  We have the experience and expertise to design and build both commercial and residential electrical projects in several different facets of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, October 07, 2019
The mission of Dismas of Vermont, Inc. is to reconcile former prisoners with society and society with former prisoners.   Community is fundamentally about relationship and it is precisely the relationship between the person who has committed a crime and their community that is broken, first by the real harm done by the crime committed and subsequently by the alienation that results from ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, August 08, 2019
The Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County, Vermont Affiliate serves residents of the Rutland County Community. After almost a decade of being unaffiliated, members of the community recognized the need for Habitat and took action. Beginning in late 2012, a steering committee went through the lengthy process of applying to become a Habitat affiliate.  The new affiliate completed its first home, a ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, August 08, 2019
McCamley & Branchaud, P.C. is a full service law office located in Rutland, Vermont. Areas of practice include injury/accidents; real estate, wrongful death, estate planning, permitting, DUI, criminal cases, divorce and child custody and more. The attorneys have decades of combined legal experience and represent clients in Rutland and Southern Vermont.   From complex divorce and child custody ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Rutland's newest dance studio, Born To Dance has opened at 29 Center Street in Downtown Rutland.  Born To Dance Studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and more for children and adults.  They are currently registering for Fall Classes.  The studio is co-owned by Sheila McCutcheon and Kayla Thomas.  We are excited for this new business and to welcome them as new members of the Chamber.   Born ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Hello Chamber Members! We hope this finds you all soaking up the sun and enjoying the beginnings of the holiday week! We are so pleased to welcome Stuart St. Peter to our team and look forward to you all meeting him in the upcoming weeks! Stuart is a local, returning to the area with a solid background and a commitment to making this community the best it can be. Don’t hesitate to reach out to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Stuart St. Peter Named Director of Business Development   The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to announce STUART ST. PETER as the Director of Business Development. The Rutland Region Chamber welcomes Stuart, a native of Rutland, who comes with solid experience and strong local connections. His most recent experience as a Multimedia Sales Executive with the Rutland Herald ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, June 07, 2019
Dear Chamber Members and Friends,               Rain, Rain Go away! It looks like we are about to have the best weekend of the year! I hope you all get out and enjoy our beautiful surroundings!               We are busy working on our third annual FACES of the Rutland Chamber and hope you will consider being a part of this exciting new Chamber Directory. The launch date is early August and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, June 07, 2019
ADKtechs offers computer, network, and cyber security services to businesses. With more than a century’s worth of experience on staff, they give you the worry-free service of experienced, on-call technicians you deserve. With a technology partner in your corner, you have more time to focus on what’s important – running and innovating your business. The Chamber is excited to welcome ADKtechs as a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, June 07, 2019
Foley Brothers Brewing selects the finest ingredients and operates with diligent brewing techniques and excruciating attention to detail. They create beers that taste the way they think beer should taste. Their motto is “do it the hard way”, means no shortcuts in making the beer that carries their family name.  Stop by and enjoy a tasting or pick up your favorite brew. We are excited to welcome ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, June 07, 2019
The Vermont Brew is a new professional arena football team hailing from Middlebury, VT debuting March 2020. Help us in welcoming them as new members of the Chamber Vermont Brew Arena Football Mike Mazzella 1127 North Ave. Burlington, VT 05408 518-248-4482www.vermontbrewfootball.com
Categories: Chamber
Friday, June 07, 2019
Rutland County Parent-Child Center (RCPCC) is one of 15 parent-child centers located throughout Vermont. RCPCC, we are a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and meeting the needs of children, youth and families. Established in 1984, RCPCC believes that children, youth and families have the right to comprehensive, high-quality, family centered services. Rutland County ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Study Touts Rutland County Housing CostsSargeant Appraisal Service Study Shows County Has Vermont’s Most-Affordable Home Prices as a Percentage of Income  RUTLAND, Vt. – Rutland County has Vermont’s lowest home acquisition cost as a percentage of median income.   That’s the key finding of a new study by Sargeant Appraisal Service, which says home ownership costs here are dramatically lower than ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic