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Exploring a Regional Chamber in the Shires of Vermont


The Shires of Vermont Regional Marketing Organization a 501(C)(3), invited the executive board of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, business leaders from the Northshire and some former Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce members to a meeting on Tuesday, May 3 to discuss the current situation in Manchester. As the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber closed its doorsRead the Rest…

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Bennington Chamber and CAT-TV Launch “Bennington Made” series


On Monday, April 11th the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with CAT-TV, launched the first of a series of episodes for a show called “Bennington Made.” The Bennington Made show will focus on locally made Bennington products and the owner, operators and staff that make these quality products. “When I first joined the Chamber, I was invited toRead the Rest…

A Message from the President of the Board

In Response to Manchester Chamber Closure

I think it’s important that the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce responds to this news sooner rather than later.  I’m going to have a brief statement run in Monday’s Bennington Banner and next Friday’s Manchester Journal just to let our communities know that we are on solid footing without risk of what happened in Manchester. My comments will be brief and centeredRead the Rest…

Partnership To Host Pilot Program for Downtown Efficiency

Efficiency Vermont Partners with the Chamber, Better Bennington Corporation & the Town

Efficiency Vermont Partners with the Town, Better Bennington Corp., and the Chamber; Set to Host Kick-Off Event at The Tap House Efficiency Vermont and the Department of Housing and Community Development are teaming up with the Better Bennington Corporation, the Town of Bennington and the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce to identify energy efficiency opportunities to support revitalization efforts inRead the Rest…

From the Desk of the Director

A Bennington Rhapsody

Last year, Yankee Magazine did a great article on the uniqueness of Bennington. This is how they described Bennington, “a jumble of artsy shops and cafés that have a jittery beat-poet buzz, spiced up with some highly regarded museums.”  In 2015, Bennington was named the 15th “Most Vibrant Arts Community in the Country” by the Center for Arts Research atRead the Rest…