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July 23rd, 2019

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Chair Announces Interim Appointment at Central Vermont Chamber

Edward Larson of Montpelier has been named interim president of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce and will begin work at the Chamber on July 1. The appointment was announced today by Board Chair Joseph L. Choquette III, president of Mark III Public Affairs LLC. Larson will take over for current President and CEO William D. Moore, who will be...

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2019 ATHENA Leadership Awards® 

Comments by Kody Lyon Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce June 18, 2019 Kody Lyon, a member of the ATHENA Award Committee of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, announced that the Central Vermont Chamber has partnered with ATHENA International® in order to bring this exciting program to Vermont. “We will be presenting two internationally recog...

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Fall Is on Its Way, What Will You Discover?

By William D. Moore, President & CEO As a public service reminder, the autumnal equinox takes place on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:54 pm EDT. Please don’t shoot the messenger. How is it possible that summer has nearly come and gone already? The fall is truly a spectacular time of year. Cooler days and even cooler nights; later sunrises, earli...

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The Best Business Networking Opportunities in Central Vermont

My father, a 93-year-old, retired obstetrician and gynecologist, always tells me not to tear my rotator cuff patting myself on the back when I start to brag about something I have accomplished. At the risk of significant injury to myself, I want to take a moment to brag about something that the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce does and does very...

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VOTE FOR VERMONT: Assisting Vermont’s 7,000 Farms

Meet Vermont’s newly appointed State Director of the Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) – Wendy Wilton! You might know her as Rutland City’s Treasurer and as a former candidate for State Treasurer. Wendy spent the last 10 years serving Rutland as the Treasurer, Tax Collector and Pension Administrator. She accomplished a great deal...

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7 steps to improve cybersecurity

There was a time you could run a small business with a bank account, a telephone, an internet connection and some sort of physical base. These days, cybersecurity has been added to this list as a necessity nearly every small business owner needs to consider. This is especially true for small businesses such as law offices or accounting firms that d...

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3 reasons to go cashless

The dollar, the euro, the pound, the yen… the currency people use around the world has many different names, but it all shares something in common. Paper forms of currency are out and digital payments are in. The security and convenience of card based electronic payments and digital payments are driving a global shift away from cash. As cons...

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Vermont Public Radio Successfully Concludes $10M Capital Campaign

After three years and donations from more than 2,000 supporters, Vermont Public Radio surpassed the $10 million goal for its VPR Next Capital Campaign on June 29. The successful completion of the campaign positions VPR to embrace the opportunities of a dynamic and changing media landscape, while solidifying its strong foundation built on 40 years o...

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Looking for a New Favorite Summer Treat? Try Leonardo’s Gelato!

Carlo dePrato grew up in the ice cream business and is the third — no, make that the fourth — generation of dePratos making gelato based on family recipes. Now, 50, Carlo can remember back to at least age 5 when he would help his father, Francesco, sell gelato at their store in Southern Germany where the dePratos had emigrated from Italy. “Our gela...

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Spotlight on Business: Butterfly Bakery is Growing Up

After nearly 14 years in business and 9 in its current location, Butterfly Bakery of Vermont is getting some new digs. The fast-growing popularity of its new hot sauce and mustard lines have pushed the limits of its current space and necessitated an upgrade from 600 to a much more comfortable 3000 square feet. Hot sauce might seem like a surprising...

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