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Weekly Chamber Chatter 6/6/2022

Where Business and Opportunity Meet
 
 
Chamber Chatter eNews
 
 
 
 
Hello,
Thank you for visiting, staying, working and being a part of the solution to growing prosperity and commerce in Central Vermont.
 
 
 
This issue of Chamber Chatter is gladly sponsored by:
 
 
 
For only $200 a year, 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!
 
 
 
 
 
The 50/50 raffle will benefit the Chamber's Capital Campaign that is used for the upkeep and maintenance of Beaulieu Place, headquarters of the Central VT Chamber and home to multiple other businesses.
 
 
 
 
4th Annual
Vermont ATHENA Leadership Awards
Now Accepting Nominations!
Nominations are now open for the Vermont ATHENA Leadership Award® and the Vermont ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®!
 
The ATHENA Leadership Award® is a very prestigious recognition presented to a person who provides significant mentoring and direction to women professionals. This award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for women to follow.
 
To receive the ATHENA Leadership Award®, the nominee must meet the following criteria:
 
• Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
• Provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their community
• Actively assists others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential
 
The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® program was founded in 2007 by ATHENA International to honor emerging women leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. Recipients must also demonstrate their commitment to service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their community while serving as a role model for young women personally and professionally.
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The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® recognizes women 40 years old and younger who meet each of the following criteria:
 
• Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession
• Provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community
• Clearly serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally
• Is 40 years old or younger
 
The Process
ATHENA Leadership Award® nominees must work in Vermont. Prior recipients are not eligible. You may nominate yourself or others using the above criteria, and you may also submit nominations for multiple nominees.
Supporters for the Recognition of
?Women Leaders in VT!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 50/50 raffle will benefit the Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier's resident theater that dedicates itself to staging stories about the hopeful possibilities of human interaction; to education; and to realizing the powerful potential of theater to transform people and communities
 
 
 
Congratulations
MARC PLOUFFE
SUMMER VIBES KAYAK RAFFLE WINNER!!
 
 
 
 
Thank You Sponsor!
 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket!!
 
 
 
This issue of Chamber Chatter is gladly sponsored by:
 
 
 
For only $200 a year, 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!
 
 
 
Proud to be a Chamber Member?!
Let everyone know you are a proud Chamber member who supports the prosperity of Central Vermont businesses and communities by including the Chamber logo on your website.
 
 
 
 
Chamber Capital Campaign
Beaulieu Place, home to the Central VT Chamber of Commerce, as well as a handful of other local businesses and organizations, is in need of some serious upkeep. Your help is imperative to give Beaulieu Place the facelift it needs. To make a donation, click here. For more information, email kevin@centralvt.com.
 
 
 
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 (10% off in store purchases, 30% off print and marketing purchases!), Pet Wants Central Vermont (30% off entire purchase!), CIT, and the Country Club of Barre.
Send us your offerings to be included!
 
 
 
Want to promote your business and
drive people to your establishment?!?
Host a Chamber Mixer 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
 
 
 
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 $200 a year, 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!
 
 
 
MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radio Vermont Group & WDEV
Sponsorship Opportunity
RVG & WDEV are producing a 2-3 minute video for CVHS Walk for Animals on June 11. In conjunction with the video portion, we will be sharing posts regarding the walk and highlighting the Pets of Radio Vermont Group in regular social media posts leading up the event.
The CVHS Walk for Animals Production Sponsorship is $250 and sponsors will receive inclusion and placement of their logo in the video as well as mentions and tags in social media posts incorporating CVHS, the business, and RVG. PLUS we donate 10% of all sponsorships back to CVHS! It's a great community oriented opportunity to give businesses exposure in the direct, local market. 
Contact Ashley Eberly at aeberly@radiovermont.com to be included.
 
 
 
VT Council on Rural Development
Presents
2022 Vermont Community Leadership Summit
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The Vermont Council on Rural Development has announced their 2022 Vermont Community Leadership Summit! The event will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont. The Summit agenda will include skills workshops, networking opportunities, community project panels, and forum discussions.
This event will be an all-inclusive summit aiming to bring new and established voices together from across Vermont. Anyone who is serving on local commissions, taking the lead or taking a stand in their community, or who is engaged in advancing a positive future for their town, city, or state is encouraged to join the conversation. Speakers and participants will represent the full diversity of Vermont community members and leaders including youth, municipal leaders, community organizers and volunteers, people with lived experience with critical challenges facing our communities, experts and technical assistance providers, regional leaders, and more.
 
 
 
 
Women's Health Field Vendors Needed!
Contact Tracie Lewis at The Barre Partnership director@thebarrepartnership.com or 802-477-2967
to secure your table today!
 
 
 
 
Vermont Viewpoint on WDEV
Weekday Mornings 9-11am
Is your business doing anything interesting or different that you would like to share with all of Central Vermont?
If so, you are invited be a guest on WDEV's Vermont Viewpoint program to share what is it your business is doing.
Contact Ric Cengeri at rcengeri@radiovermont.com, or call 802-734-6564.
 
 
 
Lost Nation Theater Presents
Les Filles du QUOI?
7:30pm Wednesday- Saturday, 2pm Sundays
June 16–June 26th
 
World premiere of comedic, bilingual show by acclaimed Vermont performer, Abby Paige, Les Filles du Quoi? is an autobiographical exploration of ancestry, identity, and storytelling.
 
An American with French-Canadian roots Abby has questions:
What does “francophone” mean? What's the deal with the queen? Is Céline Dion a witch?
With your help, and the help of some fabulous characters, Abby looks for answers crossing borders between English and French, past and the present, histories and stories. (The show is bilingual, but you don't have to be! There will be subtitles!)
 
 
 
 
This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
 
 
 
For only $200 a year, 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!
 
 
 
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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Be sure to Like, Follow and Share our facebook page facebook.com/centralvermontchamber
 
 
 
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!
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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!
 
 
This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
 
 
 
For only $200 a year, 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!
 
 
Thank you,
Central Vermont Chamber
802-229-5711
 
 
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