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June Greeting From Mary

Hello Chamber Members, First, I want to let you all know how excited we are to welcome Chris Shaddock as our Director of Business Development. We feel very fortunate to have had a very strong candidate pool from which to choose and ultimately decided on Chris because of his vast and relevant experience as well […]

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“Devil’s Bowl Downtown” Car Show

“Devil’s Bowl Downtown” Car Show

Downtown Rutland will once again host the cars and stars of Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the annual “Devil’s Bowl Downtown” car show on Sunday, May 21.

Stock car racing machines and local drivers will be on hand for the fun, free, and family-friendly event in the heart of Vermont’s third-largest city, which coincides with the City’s annual “Blessing of the Bikes” charity event.

The Devil’s Bowl Downtown event is a favorite among fans of all ages.

Speedway officials, the Downtown Rutland Partnership, and the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club bring together motorcycle riders and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competitors from Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 1/2-mile Asphalt Track and 3/10-mile Dirt Track for an exciting day of interaction with racing fans, gearheads, and newcomers.

The day begins at Rutland’s newest restaurant, Ground Round Grill & Bar, coming soon to the site of the former Ponderosa Steakhouse on U.S. Route 7.  Racecars are on display from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and then the show moves to Center Street and Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland at 11:00 a.m.

Fans can see the cars up close, meet the drivers, and greet the Red Knights as they arrive around 12:30 p.m. for the annual Blessing of the Bikes.  The Downtown portion of the show also offers dining, shopping, and entertainment options for everyone.

The show wraps up in dramatic fashion at 2:00 p.m., as the engines fire up and the city streets rumble with a parade of racecars.

Best Appearing Car awards will be decided at the event, and all drivers who attend with their racecars will receive 10 bonus points toward the 2017 Devil’s Bowl Speedway track championships.

The car show will be followed by an open practice session on the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven – a short 20-minute drive from Downtown Rutland – from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Grandstand admission is free for the practice session, and pit passes are just $20.

 

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Motorcycle Blessing Scenic Ride and BBQ – Red Knights MC VT3 and All Saints’ Church

Motorcycle Blessing Scenic Ride and BBQ – Red Knights MC VT3 and All Saints’ Church

Please join the Red Knights of VT Chapter 3 and The All Saints Anglican Church as they raise money for charity!

Stock car racing machines and local drivers will be on hand for the fun, free, and family-friendly event in the heart of Vermont’s third-largest city, which coincides with the City’s annual “Blessing of the Bikes” charity event.

The Devil’s Bowl Downtown event is a favorite among fans of all ages.  Speedway officials, the Downtown Rutland Partnership, and the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club bring together motorcycle riders and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competitors from Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 1/2-mile Asphalt Track and 3/10-mile Dirt Track for an exciting day of interaction with racing fans, gearheads, and newcomers.

$10.00 per bike $5.00 for the BBQ

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Downtown Rutland Art Tour

Downtown Rutland Art Tour

On Saturday, April 29 there will be a tour of five art venues in downtown Rutland: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, The Castleton Gallery Annex, The Castleton Downtown Gallery II, City Hall exhibition, and the exhibition in the Nella Grimm Fox Room in the Rutland Free Library.

Some of the artists will be available to discuss their work and answer questions.

The tours will be conducted by Professor Emeritus of Art, Bill Ramage.

After the tours, light refreshment will be served at the Castleton Downtown Offices.

The tour will last about two hours and has a maximum of 20 participants.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office at (802) 468-1119.

 

The Downtown Rutland ArtWalk (DRAW) was established as a way to highlight a variety of art sites that Downtown Rutland has to offer. Our mission is to welcome those who are interested in viewing the city’s best kept art secrets as well as create a greater sense of artistic culture. We provide guided tours as well as the option to conduct a lead yourself on a self-directed tour using our brochure to assist you on your self-exploration.

 

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March of Dimes March for Babies Walk 2017

March of Dimes March for Babies Walk 2017

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 9:00AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Depot Park, Merchants Row, Rutland , VT 05701

The March is On!

Come walk and enjoy the family-dog friendly fun festival on Saturday, April 29 at Depot Park, Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.

This event supports healthier babies and families in Vermont as well as nationwide.

Let’s give every baby a fighting chance!

Register today at www.marchforbabies.org

 

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RRMC Downtown Mixer Series

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to launch its Downtown Mixer Series this spring, with the support of our downtown Rutland partners!  Thanks to each of you for help in making the mixer series possible again this year. The first of two mixers is coming up on Thursday, March 30th from 5:30-7:00pm at The Chittenden […]

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Wonderpaws Festival & Paw Parade

Wonderpaws Festival & Paw Parade

Wonderpaws_Logo_ColorSeptember 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum will be holding the Wonderpaws Festival in Downtown Rutland. The event will be held event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 on Center Street from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wonderpaws Festival is a community event that will provide an opportunity for kids, families and community members to celebrate a day in downtown with their dogs.

Registration includes participation for dogs and dog owners in the Wonderpaws Festival Paw Parade, a token of appreciation for all participants and a chance to win a judges choice award in several categories.

The event is free and open to the public. However, all dogs must register to attend the event.

Register your dog online today
www.WonderfeetKidsMuseum.org/PawParade

The festival will feature many kid-friendly and dog-friendly activities and demonstrations. In addition, visitors may explore dog-related vendors and specialists. Exhibitor and vendor opportunities available.

All proceeds benefit Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum.

For more information call 802-282-2678 or visit www.WonderfeetKidsMuseum.org

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*Change of Location – Downtown Rutland’s Hops on Top: Craft & Micro Brew Festival 

* Change of Location

Downtown Rutland’s Hops on Top: Craft & Micro Brew Festival

Thursday, September 8, 2016
5:30-8:30 PM
held at the Paramount Theatre, downtown Rutland, VT

Taste over 20 Vermont beers, ciders, meads and more!

Snacks catered by Roots the Restaurant and live music 6-8 with Chris Cornelius and Kevin Wortman.

Admission: $25.00. Includes 8 (4 oz.) samples, snacks and souvenir cup. Additional samples and water available for purchase.

Plus raffle prizes from local businesses.

*Must be at least 21 years old with valid ID to enter.

More info available at www.rutlanddowntown.com, the Downtown Rutland Partnership office at 48 Merchants Row, or by calling 802-773-9380.

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Hops On Top Scheduled for September 8th

Featuring Vermont beers, ciders & meads! Join us for the Hops on Top: Craft & Micro Brew Festival on the top floor of the LAZ parking garage at 102 West St. Downtown Rutland! Taste some Vermont beers, ciders & meads and snacks catered by Roots the Restaurant and enjoy live music by Chris Cornelius and Kevin Wortman while overlooking […]

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Winter in August Celebration 2016

Join the Fun!!! Winter in August Celebration!

Pre-sale of tickets has ended.  See you at 5pm.

 Winter in August 2Come out and help celebrate the ski industry at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual Winter In August Celebration on Tuesday, August 9th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM sponsored by Rutland Herald, Davis & Hodgdon, CPAs LLC and Copper Leaf Financial.  This important Chamber fundraiser and show of appreciation to the ski industry. Winter In August will take place at the Vermont Farmers Food Center at 251 West St.

Because so many restaurants have gone all out and done creative displays andWinter in August 61 prepared such great food in the past, The Chamber acknowledges the effort with the: The Best Taste Award judged by a Chef led panel. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.

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WIA 17 Over 700 people including Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, Vermont Commissioner of Tourism Megan Smith, Mayor Chris Louras and many other officials, along with Killington Resort and Okemo Mountain Resort attended. This year’s event was held at the Vermont Farmers Food Center (home to the indoor Winter Farmers Market) in Rutland.

The annual event recognizes the positive economic impact that the ski industry has on the Rutland region and Vermont. Area restaurants and businesses provided delicious food for attendees to enjoy while the businesses marketed their establishments. For more information or call 802-773-2747.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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A BIG Thank you goes out to:

Thank you to the following businesses, restaurants and organizations participating in the 35th Annual Winter In August Celebration.

Baxter’s at Rutland Country Club, Cape Air, Casella Waste Systems, Franklin Conference Center, Franklins, Granola On A Mission, Greenfields Steakhouse at Holiday Inn, In Home Catering by Chrissy Moore, Killington Grand Hotel & Conference Center, MVRTD/The Bus, NBT Bank, Okemo Mountain Resort, Raiche’s Vermont Made Salso, Red Clover Inn, Rotary Club of Rutland, Rutland County Parent/Child Center, Rutland Jewish Center, The Foundry at Summit Pond, The Local, The Palm’s Restaurant and The Vermont Truffle Company


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