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Chamber Golf Classic

Mark Your Calendar!

Imagine a beautiful day on the golf course at Rutland Country Club, you and 4 clients, key employees or friends enjoying the Spring breeze, a refreshing beverage and a fun round of golf.  Does that sound good?

Then sign up for the Chamber’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2018 (1pm) at Rutland Country Club in Rutland.

The tournament format is Captain and Crew with teams of five players.  Each member of your team will be treated to a great goodie bag, 18 holes of golf, an awards barbecue and a chance to win some great prizes, hole in one opportunities….not only that, they will enjoy an afternoon of laughs, comradery and networking.

There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place gross and net.  50/50 Closest to the pin competition and a live auction for great prizes.

The cost is only $500 per team of 5 players.

Click here to register or find out more about the great sponsorship opportunities that are available.


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2nd Annual Chamber Indoor Golf Tournament

It’s time to break out those golf clubs!

Join the fun at the 2nd Annual Chamber Indoor Golf Tournament!


The Chamber is pleased to be able to present the 2nd Annual Indoor Golf Tournament and Fundraiser.

There will be great prizes for 1st & 2nd place; two flights of play and food and beverages (water, soda, coffee and tea included the cash bar will be open as well) throughout the day!

The tournament will be played in 2 flights, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Don’t delay with your registration as we have a maximum of 12 teams (6 per flight) and space expected to fill up fast.

Schedule for the day:

  • 7-8am: Morning flight registration.  Coffee and donuts will be provided
  • 8am: Tournament begins
  • 11:30-12:30: Appetizer service (wings, pizza, finger foods)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Afternoon flight registration
  • 12:30pm: Afternoon flight begins
  • 5-7pm: Mixer style awards ceremony with heavy hors d’oeuvres

The tournament will be played on Hazeltine National Golf Club which hosted the 2016 Ryder Cup.  There will be opportunities for competition buy ins, such as skins, vegas wagering, closest to the pin, longest drive and more!

Click here to register today!

We have sponsorship opportunities available as well.  Contact Chris Shaddock for more information


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February Yankee Surplus Store Chamber Mixer

The February Mixer will be held at the Yankee Surplus Store which will be opening soon at 15 West St. in Rutland.  Come and see this great new asset to the Rutland Community.

Join us for Hors D’oeuvres, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes and an Evening of Networking.

For more information call the Chamber at 802-773-2747.

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January Greetings From Mary

Happy New Year! We are all excited to begin the New Year and are looking forward to what 2018 will bring! The Regional Marketing Initiative is on its way and we are having the first Quarterly Update with Mondo Mediaworks in the middle of the month. We are excited to see the data on impressions […]

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Workers Comp Corner January 2018

How to Reduce Your Workplace Injuries Safety is the #1 way to reduce your workers’ compensation costs, both direct (insurance premiums) and indirect (cost of hiring, retraining, overtime, and loss of productivity and other costs associated with work place injuries). Most employers know that their safety record or “experience modification” determines their insurance premium. Plus […]

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Chamber Business Show 2018

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the Chamber Business Show 2018.  Click here, don’t miss your opportunity to promote your business at this well attended event. The Chamber’s Annual Business Show is a great way to get in front of hundreds of potential customers and market your business to gain the […]

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A Christmas Carol: Chamber Theatre

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Begin your holiday season with Shakespeare on Main Street as they present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Chamber Style in Rutland at the Brick Box Theatre at the Paramount, Saturday, Dec 16, 7:30pm, Brick Box/Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland; and Sunday, Dec 17, 2:30pm, Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School St, Wallingford

In A Christmas Carol, Dickens explores the morality of the love of money over the love of family and people. Scrooge sees the way his life has slipped into a basically unhappy and lonely old age where he has lost the possibility of love and friendship. This holiday masterwork is a story of compassion, forgiveness and redemption as Dickens proposes connecting individuals to one another is what ultimately corrects the social injustice created by capitalism.

Readers or Chamber Theater is a style of theater in which the actors may or may not memorize their lines, but place emphasis on vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, intricate blocking, and movement. This style of performance of literature was initially lauded because it emphasized hearing a written text as a new way to understand literature.

Director Gary Meitrott adapts Chamber Theater style to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a lively and creative element to the performance. With simple, yet elegant, Victorian furniture and costuming, five actors bring all the characters to life, uniquely telling the story with Dickens’ own words.

Meitrott, a lover of classic literature and founder of SoMS, says, “Even though we are all connected electronically, we are also isolated as individuals. A Christmas Carol rings truer than ever in its lesson to give and to love with every moment we have.”

The cast features Evan Breault, David Kiefner, Ken Kilb, Jonathan White and Meghan Wood.

Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Students & Military; $5 Children under age 12

For more information, ticket information and advance tickets, log on to http://www.shakespeareonmainstreet.org/a-christmas-carol-2017.html.

For more information, log on to www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org. Shakespeare on Main Street is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to bringing the elevated vivaciousness of Shakespeare and other authors to Vermont and upstate New York audiences.  We depend largely on public donations to stage our productions. www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.

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A Local Thing with Annie In The Water

a night of great music, food and spirits as Chris Fucci Associates presents: A Local Thing. Featuring music by Vermont based Annie in the Water and Brickdrop. A Local Thing will showcase Rutland area craft spirits and local food vendors (see below).

Doors at 6 pm
Music 6:30-10:30
Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 day of show

Hosted at the beautiful Merchants Hall, it will be a night not to miss!

Annie in the Water: https://archive.org/details/AnnieInTheWaterLiveAtParadiseRockClub2017.11.11/2.ChangeMyMind.flac
Beginning as a duo years ago, the band has evolved into the five-piece powerhouse that it is today. Members Brad Hester (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Michael Lashomb (lead guitar/vocals), Josh West (drums/percussion/vocals), JD Tolstoi (keyboards/organ/vocals), and Billy Comstock (bass/vocals) have been taking the east coast by sonic-storm together since last April, with performances at StrangeCreek, Disc Jam, ADK Independence Music Festival and the Friendly Gathering (among others), and the momentum is increasing.
The music is a groove-infused combination of rock, reggae, and funk, with a healthy dose of improvisation. Five strong personalities, five-part harmonies and conscious lyrics are an integral part of the band’s original sound.
The group is a band of friends focused on bringing positive vibes and raising the vibration of any room or stage they play, and their heartfelt performances bring smiles and get the booties shaking. The fan base and family grows with each show, and no show is the same as the last. Dedicated to building a platform that inspires growth, the band intends to evolve and raise consciousness while connecting the people of the world through music.


Brickdrop is a Vermont-based jazz fusion outfit comprised of two saxophones, guitar, bass, and drums. Drawing heavily from the the jazz and funk granddaddies of yore while blending contemporary tastes, the band creates a live rock fusion tour de force wherever they play. The band has supported a number of touring acts such as Huntertones, Big Mean Sound Machine, and Sonny Knight & the Lakers.


Halyard Brewing Co. – VT based brewery providing unique hard ginger beers made with fair trade organic ginger.

Farnham Ale & Lager VT – South Burlington, VT brewery offering a variety of craft beers.

Third Place Pizzeria

Burrito Bueno

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December Greetings from Mary

Happy Holidays! We here at the Chamber are looking forward to the holiday season and all the joys that come with it. For those of you who aren’t aware, there is a WINTER ART WALK on Friday December 15th in Downtown Rutland. There will be 8 galleries open – some existing and some pop up! […]

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