August 2018 Digital Volume 9 Issue 12
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Greetings From Mary!

Hello Rutland Chamber Community!

We are busy getting ready for many things during this month of August and hope to see you out and about! Tuesday August 7th we will be joining many to celebrate the opening of the Center Street Marketplace. We are welcoming 11 people this weekend to the Stay to Stay Program as they explore the fun things to do in the region, possible employment opportunities and the great neighborhoods we have here throughout the county! Winter in August is right around the corner and the mixer this month will be held at The Maples. Chaffee’s Art in the Park and the Vermont State Fair are all happening as well…so much to do!

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Winter In August Is Next Week!

Click here to purchase your tickets today!  Tickets are $10 through August 13th and will be $15 after.

Be sure to join us on Merchants Row (between West and Center Streets) for the 37th Annual Winter In August.  Winter In August is held annually by the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, originally held as a recognition of the ski industry’s contribution to the regional economy, has become a food festival and block party with over 800 people in attendance last year.  Winter In August will take place on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Merchants Row (between West and Center Streets) in Downtown Rutland.  Winter In August is sponsored by: Amerigas, Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs; Key Honda of Rutland, Killington TV, Marcell Oil Company and Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Aside from the great food, new this year there will fun activities including demonstrations from The Upbeat Canine and Vermont Martial Arts Academy, a photo booth by Vibe Portrait Art and a mini golf hole from Otter Creek Fun Center (with a chance to win free mini golf).

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Nominate Your Choice For Business Leader of the Year!

The Chamber is currently soliciting nominations for Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year for 2018.

Nomination criteria for consideration could include:

* Member of the Chamber
* Provides or Creates Jobs
* Investment in Rutland County
* Community Involvement and Support

If you would like to nominate a local business man, woman or couple you feel is deserving of this recognition; please click here to submit your nomination and tell us why you feel this person is deserving of this great recognition.  All nominations must be received by August 24, 2018 at 5pm.

The award will be presented at the Chamber Annual Meeting scheduled for  Thursday, October 4th, 5pm at The Paramount Theatre.

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August Mixer at The Maples

The August Chamber Mixer will be held at The Maples Senior Living (5 General Wing Rd, Rutland) on Tuesday, August 21st, 5-7pm.  There will be great food, great company and door prizes including a Peter Huntoon Print, Massage from Rutland Rehab Massage, 2 night getaway at Best Western Inn & Suites and gift certificates for activities at Killington Adventure Center from Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Are You Ready To Feud?

The Chamber is excited to present the 2nd Annual Real Rutland Feud on Saturday, February 23rd at the Paramount Theatre.  We are looking for 8 Businesses to go head to head in this fun event while raising funds for the Regional Marketing Initiative.  The cost for a team to participate in this “fun”draiser is $1,500 per 5 person team.

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The Chamber Is Going Digital

In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce expenses, the Chamber would like to email statements and invoices.

We will, of course still mail statements/invoices to those members who prefer to receive them that way.

Please fill out the form by clicking here or email your preference to

Worker's Comp Corner

Workers’ Compensation statutory changes creating a PTSD presumption for Police, Fire fighters and EMT’s diagnosed by a mental health professional and incurred during service in the line of duty.


New legal standard for determining whether any worker’s mental injury/mental stress claim is compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

The Legislature amended the Vermont Workers’ Compensation Act to make it easier for police, fire, and EMT workers to file a compensable PTSD claim, and amended the legal standard applied to other claims for mental injuries arising out of and in the course of employment for all workers.

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Workers Comp Corner is sponsored by National Financial Partners: For more information or rates on Workers' Compensation or any other business insurance contact Chuck Rose at National Financial Partners, 802-775-4443 or

Message From Chris Shaddock, Director of Business Development

Opportunity is all Around Us

To believe or not to believe… That is the first question. Why, because if you do not believe there are opportunities available to you here and now, the way you think will guide you blindly and you’ll miss a chance for positive change. Whereas, if you believe there are opportunities in your surroundings and you remove the blindfold you will see how much is within grasp. Simply put:

“If you think you can or you think you can’t you are correct!”

This choice applies to individuals as well as larger groups such as: families, teams, organizations, companies, communities and even a county like Rutland Vermont.

If you are looking to make a change for the better, for positive energy, for support, for help, for a resource of service minded people than you’ve come to the right place.

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Welcome New Members!

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome these great businesses to the Chamber.  Please when considering services, consider using a Chamber Member first!


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Thank You For Renewing Your Membership

A. Tedesco Masonry Inc.
Alderman's Chevrolet
Alderman's Toyota
Allen Pools & Spa
Allstate Driving Instruction
Antique Mansion B & B
Applebee's Grill & Bar
Atomic Professional Audio, Inc.
Back On Track Physical Therapy
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Best Appliance & Kitchens
Best Western Inn & Suites
Bonadio Group
BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
Cairo Shriners
Carpet Warehouse, Inc.
Carris Reels
Casella Construction Inc.
Cavalieri Insurance Agency, Inc.
CDP Electric, Inc.
Chris Fucci Associates LTD
City of Rutland
ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
Cleary Shahi & Aicher PC
Clifford Funeral Home
Coldwell Banker Watson Realty
College of St. Joseph
Columbia Air Services - Rutland, LLC
Community Bank
Community College of Vermont
Cornerstone Dentistry
Damascus Worldwide Inc.
Davis & Hodgdon Associates,CPA's PLC
Diamond Run Mall
Enman*Kesselring Consulting Engineers, PC
Facey Goss & McPhee, PC.
Formula Ford Lincoln Mercury
Frank Webb's Bath Center
Fucci Company Inc.
Gagnon Lumber
Gateway Church
Gawet Marble & Granite
Giancola Construction & Real Estate
Gill's Delicatessen
Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain Power
Ground Round Grill & Bar
H&R Block
H. Hirschmann, Ltd.
Hannoush Jewelers
Heritage Family Credit Union
Homeless Prevention Center
Housing Trust of Rutland County
IBF Solutions
Interstate All Battery Center
Jerry Hansen
Joseph P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.
Ken Nelson Agency
Key Bank
Key Honda
Keyser Energy/HOP Energy LLC
Killington /Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC
Killington Music Festival
Killington TV 14
Kinney Pike Insurance, Inc.
LaValley Building Supply
Little Harry's
Little Lambs Early Learning Center
Marble Valley Regional Transit District
McCormack, Guyette & Associates, P.C.
Mendon Mini Golf & Snack Bar
Mendon Mt. Orchards
Midway Oil Corp.
Morton Buildings, Inc.
NBT Bank
Northstar Fireworks
O'Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, PC
OMYA, Inc,
People's United Bank
Perkins Insurance Agency
Phoenix Books Rutland
Pratico's Landscaping & Fence Company
Pratt Vreeland, Kennelly, Martin & White,
Proctor Gas Inc.
Proctor Pittsford Country Club
Richard E. Del Bianco OD, PC
RMG Stone Products
Rodeway Inn
Rotella Building Materials Inc.
Rutland County Humane Society
Rutland County Solid Waste District
Rutland Jewish Center
Rutland Mental Health Services
Rutland Public Schools
Rutland Region Community Television
Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport
Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Ctr.
Rutland's Magic Brush Painting
Salvation Army
Shear Heaven Salon & Day Spa
Speedi Lube
Suburban Energy Services
Sugar and Spice
T.J. Phillips & Sons Construction
The Carpet King of Vermont
The Graphic Edge
The Mountain Times
Tossing Funeral Home
Town of Proctor
Town of Rutland
Trust Company of Vermont
Vermont Canvas Products
Vermont Gas Systems
Vermont Marble Museum
Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Quarries Corp.
Vermont Railway
Vermont Roofing Company Inc.
Vermont State Employees Credit Union
VMS Construction
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region
Wehse & Kinney Insurance, Inc.

Mark Your Calendar

Join Us For the
August chamber Mixer

5 General Wing Rd
Rutland, VT  05701

Tuesday, August 21st

Great Food
Great Networking
Great Company
Door Prizes

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