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Greetings From Mary

Hello Chamber Members!

Spring is fast approaching and we at the Chamber can feel the energy of the change in season! We are looking forward to seeing our members at the many events this spring including the fantastic Business Show being held this month and our Classic Golf Tournament in May!  We are happy to be holding this year’s tournament at the Rutland Country Club and will enjoy having an excuse to appreciate our beautiful landscape outside the office!

Our Regional Marketing Initiative is moving forward as Mondo Mediaworks comes to the region this month to meet with our communities and research all that is great about who we are and what we do here. The next phase will be strategy development as we figure out who we want to target and how we will get our messages to this audience. I continue to be amazed and encouraged at the level of collaboration from not only our partnership with the Rutland Economic Development Corporation but the many businesses and municipalities that have stepped to the plate to contribute to this initiative. If the positive energy could be bottled and sold, we’d have one excellent product!

The Chamber Events Calendar has long been a resource for Community Events – so if you have an event to share, please contact us! We recently held a meeting with many non-profit organizations to create a workable fundraising calendar – so that all our community fundraising events are not held on the same weekend! This is a working calendar and not accessed by the public but if you would like to have access to this calendar to see when other organizations are considering holding fundraising events, let us know. The more we know about what is happening, the more we can all make informed decisions about when to hold our events.

Whoever said there is nothing to do in Vermont in March is CRAZY! Don’t miss the Heritage Family Credit Union Shiver Me Shamrocks Fun Run/Walk this weekend, the Cairo Shriners Freezin for a Reason Annual Polar Plunge on March 18th or the Indoor Mini Golf and Mixer at the Rutland Free Library on March 25th.  These are just a few of the great things going on in our region and you can find out more by checking out our events page. Every time I visit this page, I am reminded of how much fun it is to live in our area!

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

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