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CLICK HERE to Register for Mixer

If you would like to participate in the 50/50 raffle to benefit Central VT Habitat for Humanity, but not attend the mixer, Click Here. This is for raffle ticket purchases only and will not register you to attend the mixer. You will be notified following the event if you were the winner.

Advertise Your Business at the

Vermont Antique & Classic Car Meet


August 9 & 10

The Central Vermont Chamber is hosting the first ever Beer Garden at this year's Vermont Antique and Classic Car Meet and YOU can sponsor it!

For just $500, your company's banner will be hung on the side of the Beer Garden tent for over 20,000 visitors to see over two days!

Contact the Chamber at 229-5711 or email to be included in this great marketing opportunity!!

Need office space? Need office space that isn't going to flood? Need space with a private restroom or a closet? Need office space where you never have to worry about finding a parking space? Need office space that's affordable? WE GOT YOU! We have two offices that recently became available in Berlin! Minutes from downtown Barre or Montpelier, right off the interstate! Give Garrett's Properties a call, or reach out to us here at the Chamber to arrange a tour!

A Wonderful Mixer Held at Rock of Ages Visitors Center

on May 14

Welcome New Members!!!?

Cindy Zuanich

289 VT Route 64

PO Box 450



We Sell, Install, Calibrate, Service and Repair all scale types!

A family-owned Vermont business serving all of Vermont,

New Hampshire, Maine, upstate New York and Massachusetts since 1984.

Customers receive the highest quality products, carefully tailored to their specific requirements. Additionally, we offer custom integration services for a wide range of weighing applications, including labs, tanks, hoppers, industrial scales and more. Our comprehensive capabilities include calibration services and scale repairs, with the added benefit

of 24-hour emergency service.


Matthew Dwire

548 McCullough Hill Rd.



Whether you're a municipality or an already established quarry/pit, we can provide a range of products that will suit your needs as well as your budget. 

Our products range from anywhere between type 3-4 (3-4 foot) to fine screened/washed sand. If you need material for your driveway, town roads, logging road, or even your sandbox, we've got the solution for you. Our knowledge for our product is second to none- because we made it!

In addition to manufacturing our aggregate, we can truck it right where you want it. Our fleet of dump trucks/dump trailers/belly dumps are another reason why we can get it to you for less- even for residential delivery/jobsites.


May 15, 2024

As promised, here is your post-adjournment recap of where major bills ultimately landed. The House and Senate finally gaveled out on Saturday at 2:07 AM and 1:18 AM respectively, following a tumultuous day of negotiations. Bills will now head to the Governor for his consideration and potential veto. Legislators are then set to return to the State House on June 17 to try and garner the three-quarter vote majority to override his decisions.


As always, our advocacy team can be reached at



Megan Sullivan, VP of Government Affairs

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Schavone Named Union Mutual Marketing Representative to Replace Retiring

Representative Jeff McLaughlin


MONTPELIER – Union Mutual has named Kelly Schavone to be its Vermont Marketing Representative. Schavone replaces retiring Senior Marketing Representative Jeff McLaughlin, who has been with the Company for 28 years. “We are excited to have someone with Kelly's experience and expertise join our Marketing Team,” said AVP of Marketing Alexis Burrall, “we also thank and acknowledge Jeff McLaughlin upon the conclusion of his remarkable career and dedication to our Company.”

Click Here for the full press release.


Join Us in Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence at the Country Club of Barre!

Dear Members and Friends,

Mark your calendars to celebrate the Country Club of Barre's Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 29th starting at 5:30pm. This incredible milestone is a testament to the enduring legacy and cherished memories shared by generations of our community. To mark this momentous occasion, we are organizing a spectacular anniversary celebration at the Club on Saturday, June 29th. Please note that this event will not be part of the Member Member tournament itself, but an additional event open to all members and guests!


What should I expect?

The tentative agenda includes a cocktail hour from 5:30-7:00 pm with light appetizers and a cash bar at Fairways and Greens. Grab a drink and some finger food while checking out a timeline of CCB's history and reminiscing with friends. From 7:00-7:45pm, a collection of speakers will share some of CCBs rich history starting with Wayne Stiles' original course design through the renovation to 18 holes and finally the changes that shaped the beautiful golf course we have today. Along the way, current and former members will share some of their favorite memories at CCB. Following our presentation, we encourage members to mingle, swap stories, and check out some of the historical artifacts we've gathered to share with you.


Can I participate?

Of course! A centennial celebration would not be complete without the contributions of our revered members. We are looking for current and former members to share some of your favorite memories with us so we can incorporate them into the celebration. We all know golfers love our stories and those stories aren't short in nature, but we are limiting our formal speaking time to allow for more socializing and sharing personal stories. With that said, we would love for a select few to share a short story with everyone during the presentation portion of the evening. If you have a story to tell, please reach out to and let us know. Even if we don't have time for everyone to tell their stories, we are looking for written memories, photographs, or other submissions that can and be on display in the club in the weeks leading up the celebration and be featured at the celebration.


How can I help?

As part of our anniversary celebration, we are hosting a fundraising raffle to support numerous course improvements. We kindly invite local businesses to join us in commemorating this milestone by donating items for our raffle. Your contribution will not only help make our celebration unforgettable but will also contribute to the betterment of our community. If you would like to contribute to our raffle or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cathy Systo at or 802-249-1799. Your generosity will be recognized and appreciated by all who attend our celebration.

Ticket sales are underway! We have over 20 prizes already including the grand prize of a 2025 Membership to the Country Club of Barre! Stop by the Pro Shop to buy some tickets for a chance to win some incredible prizes.

Interested in contributing to the celebration in another way?

The Country Club of Barre could not exist without the incredible support of our membership. We are seeking sponsors to help us put on this amazing event. Please reach out to if you're interested in being a sponsor or if you have other feedback or ideas you'd like to share.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to celebrating 100 years of excellence with you!

Worcester BF 0241(59)

[Worcester Bridge #84 Replacement Project]

Construction Update

DATE: Friday, May 17, 2024


TRAFFIC IMPACT AND DURATION: Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic maintained by traffic signals over the temporary bridge on VT 12 over the North Branch of the Winooski River. The speed limit over the temporary bridge has been reduced to 25 mph. 


Motorists may encounter trucks entering and exiting the work zone. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic. The posted speed limit entering and exiting the work zone is 40 mph.


Motorists are reminded to use caution while traveling through the work zone, to not follow trucks, and to share the roadway with bicyclists. 


CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: Crews will continue to form and pour the subfootings at both abutments. Once the subfootings are cured, crews will begin forming the footings at both abutments. 


LOCATION: The Worcester BF 0241(59) project is located in the Town of Worcester on VT Route 12 over the North Branch of the Winooski River, approximately 11.2 miles north of the junction of VT Route 12 and U.S. Route 2. 



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For questions or more information, contact:

Public Information Consultant: Sophia Schintzel

Phone: 781-400-8263


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!

Volunteer Opportunities Available!!!


  • Transportation of Veterans to the VA in White River. Van provided.


  • Committee work in all areas but primarily fundraising.


  • 2 Board openings.


Contact Rick Theken at or call 479-9002 


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