Greg Cox Named Business Person of the Year!

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Greg Cox is presented the Chamber Business Person of the Year Award by Mary Cohen, Executive Director and Bill Ackerman, Board President

The Chamber is thrilled to announce that on November 15, 2016 at their Annual Meeting (sponsored by GE-Aviation with support) that Greg Cox of Boardman Hill Farm, Vermont Farmers Food Center and Vermont Farmers Market is the Chamber’s 2016 Business Person of the Year.

Cox has been a farmer for 40 years and in 2007 helped to transform the Vermont Farmer’s Market to a year round market.  He is one of the visionaries behind the Vermont Farmers Food Center, which he says “it’s not just because of me; I can’t do this by myself”.  Cox also mentors new farmers at his Boardman Hill Farm, giving them spa

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Chamber Executive Director Mary Cohen addresses members at the 2016 Annual Meeting

ce (free of charge) to learn how to produce food and guides them in the process. He feels we need to “own our own food future”.

Mary Cohen (Executive Director at the Chamber) said “Greg’s work is more than building equitable access to local food. It’s about collaboration, mentoring, creating opportunities and making local agriculture an economic driver in our region.

Cohen gave a brief presentation of where the Chamber has been and where the Chamber is going and the future.  Cohen’s remarks focused on the future of the region and partnering to grow the community.  She also spoke about the new Regional

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Rocket addresses the crowd at the Chamber’s 2016 Annual Meeting

Marketing Initiative which is currently being supported by great area businesses, the City of Rutland and several of the towns in the county.

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Outgoing Chamber President Dave Correll is recognized for his service to the Chamber and Rutland Region

The Keynote Speaker for the meeting was Rocket, Producer of the America’s Best Friend video series.  Rocket has spent a lot of time in the Rutland Region promoting all the great things there are to offer.

Out going Board President Dave Correll of Best Western Inn and Suites along with outgoing Board Members Sherri Birkheimer Rooker – Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont; Marleen Cenate – Heritage Family Credit Union and Dom Serino, retired, Rutland Health Foundation were also honored for their service to the Chamber and the community.

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