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April 2010

Digital Volume 1 Issue 8

Opportunities and event schedules can be downloaded from this email or by clicking below:
RRCC 25th Annual Golf Classic Registration

Be Part of Killington Music Festival's 28th Season

RRCC/REDC Legislative Events Continue

The Rutland County Senate Delegation meets with our attendees at the annual RRCC/REDC Annual Bus Trip to the State House. 

Over 40 members of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and Rutland Economic Development Corp descended on the State House in Montpelier on March 24th.  The group was greeted while exiting the bus by Lt. Governor Brian Dubie and had the opportunity to be introduced in the Well of the House by Rep. Peter Fagan.  The group had the opportunity to met with the Rutland County Senate Delegation and members of the Rutland County House Delegation, as well as, Senate Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and Speaker of the House Shap Smith.  We would like to thank OMYA for sponsoring the annual trip again this year.  

The final RRCC/REDC Legislative Breakfast sponsored by TD Bank will take place on April 19th at 7:30am.  It will be a "Hot Topic" Breakfast and will be held at the Franklin Conference Center.  The cost is only $8.00 per person and includes a full breakfast buffet.  For more information call RRCC at 802-773-2747 or go to

RRCC Business Show A Success

Housing Trust of Rutland County presents their products and services at the Business Show.

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce  17th Annual Business Show on March 9th was a huge success with 87 vendors and over 800 people in attendance.  We would like to thank our sponsor, Rutland Regional Medical Center, all the businesses that participated this year, the volunteers who helped us put on the event, Civil Air Patrol for directing traffic, the Rutland Herald for helping with promotion, Catamount Radio for the live broadcasts, Rutland Motorcars for running the shuttle and the Holiday Inn for hosting the show.

Workers Comp Corner

Best Practices For Employers

Prompt Reporting

An employer must report a work injury within 72 hours of

notice or knowledge of an injury. The value of prompt

reporting cannot be overstated. A large number of disputes

arise over late-reported injuries. Sometimes when an employer doubts the validity of a claim they do not report it. However,

if an employee reports an injury to an employer, the employer should report it. Statistics show that there is a correlation

between the cost of a claim in relation to the timeless of reporting.

Workers Comp Corner is sponsored by Poulos Insurance: For more information or rates on Workman's Compensation or any other business insurance contact Chuck Rose at Poulos Insurance, 802-775-4443.


Membership Directors Update - Joan Hill


Hi Everyone,

 Thank you to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for sponsoring our very successful “Business Show 2010” at the Holiday Inn on March 9th and to all the exhibitors who participated.  The staff at the Holiday Inn did an outstanding job and was very accommodating.

Kudos to Central Vermont Public Service, Catamount Radio, the Paramount Theatre and OMYA who teamed up to organize the food drive on March 26 & 27th.  15,000 items were collected which will be distributed to BROC, the Rutland Community Cupboard and the Salvation Army.

Thank you to Catamount Radio for sponsoring the new member breakfast which was held on March 30th at Heli’s Restaurant at the Mendon Mountainview Resort.

New Perk Card addition: Emma T’s “take it to go” is offering a $1.00 discount to chamber members.

Spring is here and I will be selling hole and cart sponsorships for our golf tournament to be held at the Killington Golf Course on June 3rd and also for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” at the Vermont State Fairgrounds on the 4th of July.  If you would like to sponsor either or both of these events please call me at the chamber office.

Join a committee, offer perk card discounts and get involved to receive the most benefits from your Chamber. I look forward to seeing you all at the next mixer on April 13th at the Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center.

Welcome New Members

Crowley Brothers 10K Memorial Road Race
Paula S. Lannon
28 Catherine Dr., Rutland, VT 05701
Ph: 802-558-2328
Email: ~
The oldest 10K point to race in New England. Always held on the second Sunday in June in Rutland, VT. This is the 24th annual running of the Crowley.

Efficiency Vermont
David Adams
255 South Champlain St., Burlington, VT 05401
Ph: 802-860-4095 x1128 ~ 888-921-5990
Fax: 802-658-1643
Email: ~
Provides technical assistance and financial incentives to Vermont households and businesses, to help them reduce their energy costs with energy efficient equipment and lighting and with energy efficient approaches to construction and renovation.

Live What You Love, LLC
Rose Hemond
20 Riverside Lane, S. Royalton, VT 05068
Ph: 802-763-8443
Email: ~
Wholesale greeting cards and gifts.

Vermonsters Childcare and Learning Center
Sandra Kuc
37 Kendall Ave., Rutland, VT 05701
Ph: 802-775-2211
Established in 1989, Vermonsters nurtures children and their families from two months to 12 years of age with two convenient locations within Rutland City.

Vermont Value Dining Pass
Frank Smead & Millie Roy-Smead
PO Box 705, Rutland, VT 05702
Ph: 802-345-4534
Email: ~
Offers buy-one/get-one-free dining at over 30 quality local restaurants, and other food establishments in the Rutland County area.

Ribbon Cuttings

emmat.jpg The ribbon is cut at the opening

of Emma T's Take It To

Go Buffet located at

2 Center St., Downtown Rutland



The ribbon is cut at the opening

of the Marble Mansion Inn

located at 12 West Park Place

in Fair Haven



The ribbon is cut at the new location of Sanctuary

Integrative Medicine located

at 90 Mahoney Ave. in Rutland.



News From Our Members

Annie’s Book Stop will host Vermont author Mike Austin in celebration of his new book “Stories From Vermont's Marble Valley” for a discussion and author signing on April 21st at 6:30pm.  For more information call 802-775-6993.


Annie’s Book Stop holds Storytime Songs and Stories for kids with Carole McClure Tuesdays, 10am . Call 802 775-6993 for more information.


Annie's Book Group to meet in April the first Tuesday April 6 and the following Monday April 12 to discuss April's Book Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, 7-9 p.m.,  Annie's Book Stop, 170 South Main Street, free and open to the public, 802 775-6993.


The Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County will hold an Open House and Kid Adventure Summer Camp Info & Sign-ups on March 30th, 4-6 p.m.  For more information call 747-4944.


The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Annual Members’ Show, May 15 – June 13, 2010 at the Gallery There will be a reception for the artists, open to the public, on Saturday, May 15, 5-7 PM.  The deadline to receive works is Friday, April 30, 2010.  Membership must be current to exhibit, please phone (802) 438-2097 or email to renew or become a member.


The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host Woodstock artist Anne Dean will for weekend of April 10-11 with a “Carving in Alabaster” workshop. The workshop fee is $275.  For more information or to register call 802.438.2097 or email:


Chaffee Art Center will hold an exhibition of Children’s Book Illustrators entitled When the Wind Bears Go Dancing through April 25th.  For more information call 802-775-0356


The Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont will hold their 13th Annual Home & Recreation Show at the Spartan Arena April 10th,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m., free admission, exhibitor booths, free kid’s activities, door prizes, food, seminars and more, 802-773-0672 or email


The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) encourages you to Grow an Extra Long Row of vegetables for local children, families, and individuals in need.  Please call 802-417-7331 to discuss ways in which you can donate fresh food to people relying on food assistance.


Rutland Free Library will hold Story Hour for children Thursday mornings at 10 am. Each session offers stories, songs, movement, and a fun craft. No registration is required. Suggested for ages 2 and older. Call 802-773-1860 for more information.


Rutland Free Library presents Babies and Toddlers Rock, Music and pre-literacy program for children up to 24 months. 10 – 10:30 a.m. Call 773-1860 for more information.


Rutland Free Library presents Bestselling author of Midwives and The Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian talks about writing his new book, Secrets of Eden, a novel of shattered family ties, intimate secrets, and the nature of sacrifice, Fox Room, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Call 773-1860 for more information.


Rutland Free Library presents Children's Author Illustrator Christine Mix on April 10th, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Call 773-1860 for more information.


VocRehab Vermont, VABIR and its’ Business Advisory Council will be hosting the annual Business Recognition Breakfast on April 20th at 7:30am at the South Station Restaurant.  For more information call Gary Jaquith at 802-786-534 or Karen at 802-786-5875





Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center
invites you the April Chamber Mixer. 

April 13th ~ 5-7pm

90 East Pittsford Rd.


Catered by

Rutland Country Club

RRCC April Meetings

4/5 Public Policy Committee, 7:30am

4/6 Special Events, 8:30am

4/13 RRCC Mixer at Rutland Veteranary Clinic & Surgical Center

4/19 RRCC/REDC Legislative Breakfast "Hot Topic".  $8.00 per person

4/28 Board of Directors Meeting, 12:15pm

Mark Your


Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Golf Classic will be held June 3, 2010 at the Killington Golf Resort.  12:30pm Shotgun start.  For sponsorship opportunities

or more information

call 802-773-2747 or

sign up by clicking here

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