December 2015
Chamber Newsletter
III
 
IT'S BACK!!  ROUND TWO OF SAVINGS AND HOLIDAY CHEER!!
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MOONLIGHT MADNESS !!!!!
Brandon's SECOND Moonlight Madness Set for TONIGHT, Thursday, Dec. 17th   Exceptional Deals, Warm Drinks, Sweet Treats, Feel Good!

  Brandon's Moonlight Madness event is for shoppers looking for unique gifts, one-of-a-kind items, and exceptional customer service. The event brings friends and neighbors together as people pour into town bringing holiday cheer and spirits.
   Moonlight Madness specials and discounts begin TONIGHT at 4:00 pm. Most shops will stay open until 9:00 pm. Downtown Brandon has new stores, so come for a shopping and dining experience which can't be found at the mall or over the Internet! All throughout town, there will be bargains, sales, specials, drawings, exceptional refreshments and a terrific shopping experience.
   Many shops offering 20% off storewide and a chance to win $100 in Brandon Bucks!
See the offers of many of our business here  Moonlight Madness offerings
 
For more information, contact the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at 247-6401.    Happy Holidays!!


Neshobe Golf Club
Thanks for a great 2015 season!!
Neshobe Golf Club has been included in the Top 100 of the Best Public Golf Values in New England and rated the Number 1 Value in Vermont by the New England Golf Guide. 
The golf season is about over but new membership rates are posted online at www.neshobe.com. How about a great gift for the holidays, a 2016 membership!  Memberships paid in full before 2/1/16 get $50 off. The link is http://neshobe.com/membership/
Join us for great food, great fun and GREAT golf at The Nesh!!

Don't forget these Christmas Specials from Neshobe Golf Club! Great deals for the golfer(s) in your family.
Offer available Monday, December 14 at 9 a.m. thru
Friday, December 18 at 4 p.m. 
No exceptions or extensions! Leave a voice message with your name and telephone number OR send an email to info@neshobe.com. We will call you to confirm your selection and secure payment.

BIRDIE PACKAGE: Includes 2016 Membership, 2016 Trail Fee, Locker, Ghin Handicap, Booster Club Ticket. A $1145.00 value for $899.00. You save $246.00!
PAR PACKAGE: 10 Rounds includes Cart, Trail Fee, Green Fee.  
A $650.00 value for $420.00. You save $230.00!
EAGLE PACKAGE: (Active Members only) Yearly Cart fee, Yearly Trail Fee, Locker, Ghin Handicap, Booster Ticket.  
A $1277.00 value for $999.00. You save $278.00!
GIFT CARD DEAL: (For either Golf, Restaurant or Pro Shop) Purchase $50.00, $100.00, $200.00 Gift Cards and receive 20% more ($50 gets you $60.00, $100 gets you $120.00, $200 gets you $240.00). Only these amounts available, must choose 1 area of 3 choices-Golf, Restaurant or Pro Shop.

Make your Holidays special with the gift of golf!
Rodney & Karla


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Brass Quintet/Counterpoint
Monday, December 21st at 7:00pm
at the Brandon Congregational Church

Tickets- $24 adults & $20 seniors/students/AARP3-red-ornaments.jpg
(children 18 and under are free)

Buy tickets at Lake Sunapee Bank in Brandon & Pittsford
or at the Boys & Girls Club, 25 Rossiter St, Brandon
 802-2465-4131 
Or call Grace at 802-864-5741 ext. 10

Tickets available at the door also!
A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Brandon and the Benjamin White Memorial Scholarship Fund


 Brandon Artists Guild- "Fine Art Gifts for Holiday Giving"
Nov. 4 to Dec. 29

The Brandon Artists Guild is proud to announce an all member show, "Fine Art Gifts for Holiday Giving", Nov. 4 to Dec. 29.
    This is a rare opportunity to own or give original art for $200. or less. It will include paintings, mixed media, 3-D work, jewelry and fine craft. In addition, there will be a special group of "Small Affordable Originals" priced at $75. or less. A traditional favorite is the ornament tree offering a creative selection of handmade ornaments made by our members. Plan to attend the opening for first picks of these incredible and affordable works of art. The gallery is open every day 10am to 5pm.

Brandon Artists Guild   7 Center St.  Brandon VT 05733  (802) 247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org


 

Compass Music and
Arts Center
Delights of December 

  With December and the holiday season comes many warm and comforting delights. Among them, tea, hot cocoa, sweets and shopping!  Listen to Christmas family favorites from yesteryear in the Phonograph Museum,
browse the gift shops and The Art of Giving - : - The Giving of Art holiday show, plus shop the Compass Treasure Chest and Local Farmer's Market. The café will also be open, serving lunch.
  The Compass book store has a wide range of new and used books, while the classical music store supplies you with the extensive collection of CDs from the international classical recording company, the Divine Art Recordings Group. Divine Art produces everything from easy listening to the avant-garde, featuring orchestral, vocal and instrumental music and specializes in the rare and rediscovered music. Christmas collectibles, note cards, candles and music ephemera are also abundant within the Compass stores.
   Support your local creative community by shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts in The Art
of Giving - : - The Giving of Art holiday show. Featuring the works of local artists, you will find fine art, stunning jewelry, fine art photography, textiles, woman's accessories, and holiday ornaments all at affordable prices. 
  There are all sorts of treasures to be found in the Compass Treasure Chest, from toys and house wares, to clothing, tools and furniture. The Local Farmer's Market also gives you great ideas as well as necessities for tonight's dinner. You'll find canned goods, freshly-baked breads, cookies, fudge, produce, grass-fed beef, and more.
 
Spend some time at Compass and get to know one of your local businesses while checking items off that holiday shopping list!
  
The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off of Arnold District Rd.) . www.cmacvt.org



So sorry, this event has been moved to Saturday, February 13th at 11:30, the author had to cancel the book signing/reading due to a delay in the publication of her book.  
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Children's Book Reading and Book Signing with Linda Cruise
NEW DATE- Saturday, February 13th @ 11:30 am at The Book and Leaf Book Store

AROUND THE WORLD FROM A TO Z
New Children's Book Takes Readers Around the World
with Alphabet Alliteration
Please join us for a children's book reading and book signing with author Linda Cruise and her new book, "Around The World from A To Z" on Saturday, December 19th @ 11:30 at Book and Leaf Book Store.
Around the World from A to Z offers a fun look at countries around the world while entwining them with letters of the alphabet. For instance, "Peru's pointed peaks promise pleasant panoramas" and "Whirls of wind whisper within the weathered walls of Wales."
The new children's book is for kids of all ages, and it can be used in various settings, including schools, libraries, homeschools, summer camps, daycares, and more. Offering vivid, engaging illustration by Kaviya Pugazhendi, Around the World from A to Z offers kids and even adults a unique look at countries around the world.



Bill Carmichael and Fred Barnes at Brandon Music 
December 19 at 7:30pm

   Broadway performer Bill Carmichael and favorite local pianist Fred Barnes team up for an evening of American standards and show-tunes at Brandon Music on December 19 at 7:30pm. The duo will present some holiday songs along with simply beautiful renditions of popular songs like Cole Porter's 'So in Love', 'Isn't it a Pity?' by George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers' 'My Romance'. Take a step back in time with striking melodies and lyrics from the American song book. 
   Bill Carmichael was last seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia.  Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Cats, and Peter Pan.  Bill was in the original production of Forbidden Broadway and can be heard on the original cast recording.  In Los Angeles he was in the original US premiere of Ragtime, Forever Plaid and Sweeney Todd with Kelsey Grammer, Neil Patrick Harris and Christine Baranski. Bill's local productions include Other Desert Cities at Vermont Stage, Northern Stage's production of the Crucible, Sight Unseen at the Flynn Space, Pippin at the Depot Theater, A Little Night Music with the Middlebury Opera and 14 productions at Saint Michaels Playhouse, including Rumors, Young Frankenstein, Arsenic and Old Lace and Pirates of Penzance. He lives in Vergennes where he owns and operates the Emerson House B&B with his wife Sue.  
  "Fred Barnes is a master. He commands a seemingly endless repertoire of standards, all served up with breath-taking technique. I'd say that no one plays piano like this anymore, except that there's nothing old-fashioned about his playing. In Fred's hands, even the oldest standard becomes as fresh as the day it was written." (Douglas Anderson, Executive Director, Middlebury Town Hall Theater) Fred has been a pianist and vocalist on cruise ships, was the house pianist at the Sheraton Russell Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City for four years and has performed extensively in New York, New Jersey and Vermont. He has also instructed students in jazz piano for over 25 years. Fred is a regular performer at Brandon Music where the audience always eagerly awaits his next visit.
 
Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is also available for $20.  Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information.  Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net


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Nancy Leary Design and The HOME shop have moved upstairs above Gourmet Provence to enjoy more space, more light and more design space.
39 Center Street, Brandon, Vermont 05733  802.465.1817 www.nancylearydesign.com
 
The design office in the heart of The Home Shop inspires clients and customers alike. The Home Shop offers locally made gifts from Nancy and Gary Meffe, Jim Sherwin, Eric the Bookmaker, as well as Rugs, Light bulbs, Hooks, towel bars, furniture, knobs & pulls and other "jewelry" for the HOME. Open 10-5 Monday through Saturday.
 

Compass Treasure Chest
Open every day!!

We're delighted to announce the Compass Treasure Chest! Run by a group of local residents, the store is a unique co-op consignment shop. They sell and consign collectables, antiques, dishes, tools, furniture, jewelry, stamps, puzzles, books, toys, art items and much more! They will always be looking for more items and of course, always receiving new items, so stop in frequently to see what is new.

Open 10-5pm everyday!!. For more information or to inquire about consigning with them, contact Annie at 802-558-2663 or email compasstreasurechestconsign@gmail.com and follow them on Facebook.


Compass Music and Arts Center has more to offer!
There is always something going on at Compass- stop in and explore!!

You've probably seen events, classes and exhibits mentioned here for the Compass Music and Arts Center in Park Village, but do you know what else Compass has to offer?

The Compass Café is open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm (with the exception of most Saturdays when they close at 2:30 due to concert events at Brandon Music) with daily specials, soups, salads, wraps, Donna's award-winning chili, delicious home-made desserts and more. Stop in for a bite while you explore the rest of Compass.

The Phonograph Rooms is a permanent exhibit at Compass. It offers fascinating insight into the history of recorded music in the home. The exhibit features vintage "talking machines" from 1890 to the 1970s, with the opportunity to listen to great recordings of the past - both classical and popular. A display of antique radios and TVs is also included. There is a small entrance fee to help with maintenance of the machines.

Compass is also the home of the international record company Divine Art Records. You can browse their 400+ CD titles and CDs by local musicians, as well as art and music books, general interest books both new and collectible, and a wide range of gift items at the Compass shops.

Looking for a studio to rent or office or retail space? Compass has rooms available to rent by the month or by the hour. There are currently several artists working out of Compass and by now you may have heard about the Compass Treasure Chest, a consignment shop located in the Compass building.

 There is always something going on at Compass- stop in and explore!

 Compass Music and Arts Center  333 Jones Drive, Brandon, VT 05733  802-247-4295 www.cmacvt.org

 


Swing Noire brings Gypsy Jazz back to Brandon Music
January 9 at 7:30pm.

   Swing Noire invokes the energy of aswingin' jazz club, transporting audiences back to the early days ofjazz with their unique take on Gypsy Jazz, also known as Hot Swing. They play in the tradition of Django Reinhardt &The Quintet of the Hot Club of France. "The Reinhardt acolytes genuinely channel American Hot Jazz, evoking images of smoky basement speakeasies and slinky cabarets" says Dan Bolles of Seven Days. The quartet performs at Brandon Music on January 9 at 7:30pm.
   Vermont's hottest acousticHot Club style quartet, Swing Noire makes music that "will entrance and surprise you." If you haven't heard this music (especially live)you are in for a treat. Great energy, soul, sophistication, andimprovisation are the hallmarks of a Swing Noire performance. According to Jennifer Crowell, of First Night Burlington, "In a time when good jazz groups are hard to find, Swing Noire rises to the top as one of the best jazz groups playing around Burlington. ... Swing Noire brings you into those smoky clubs of days past, makes you feel jazz the way it was meant to be felt, full of emotion and energy."
   Violinist David Gusakov, twins R
ob and Jim McCuen on guitar and double bass, and guitarist Jim Stout make up the tight acoustic quartet.Swing Noire has performed at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival,Burlington's First Night Celebration, The Town Hall Theater inMiddlebury, Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, and many other venues throughout New England and Vermont.
     Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is also available for $20.  Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information.  Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net




Folk-inspired classical music with Annemieke and Jeremiah McLane at Brandon Music
 
January 16 at 7:30pm

Dutch pianist Annemieke McLane and accordionist Jeremiah McLane, a Vermont-based couple, perform their own arrangements of existing folk-inspired classical music, a repertoire they found fit their diverse musical backgrounds and interest in a wide variety of music. In making these arrangements, Annemieke and Jeremiah have managed to bring out multiple layers of voicing, coloring, timing and emotion, creating a sound that is simultaneously classical, improvisational, exuberant, introspective, and passionate. Their repertoire includes works by Astor Piazzolla, Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc, Anton Dvorak, Alan Hovhaness, as well as their own compositions. Hear the duo perform at Brandon Music on January 16 at 7:30pm.
 
Originally from the Netherlands, Annemieke Spoelstra McLane was described as having "great intelligence in pedagogy and is a sensitive performer in well-balanced programs" by Zwolle Conservatory where she earned her Masters in Piano Performance.  Annemieke won the National Young Music Talent (Netherlands) for piano-accompaniment, praised for her touch and coloring. She has performed in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In 2004, Annemieke made her way to Vermont and was staff accompanist at the Boston conservatory from 2004-2006. She was pianist for the Vermont Youth Orchestra choruses (2010-2012) and has been pianist for the Thetford Chamber Singers and the Concertanto Singers. Annemieke teaches piano at Saint Michael's College and at her studio, has accompanied the Saint Michael's College chorale (2004-2015) and is now pianist for the Handel Society of Dartmouth College. Annemieke's first album Toccare was released in the fall 2009: "One word for the Schubert: mesmerizing", Seven Days; "One of Vermont's finest pianists", Times Argus.
 
Jeremiah is a composer, accordionist, pianist and teacher with a diverse musical background including blues, jazz, Celtic, Québécois, French and other roots influenced music. In the early 1990s he formed The Clayfoot Strutters and Nightingale, two bands that have helped shape the sound of traditional New England roots music. He holds a Master's in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory of Music and is the founder-director of the Floating Bridge Music Camp. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and of the University of Vermont. He teaches regularly at summer music programs throughout the United States and has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including such venues as the Royal Festival Hall, the Picolo Spoleto Festival, the Carrefour Mondiale de l'Accordeon, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. In addition to teaching and performing, Jeremiah has also composed numerous pieces for film and theatre. In 2006, he received National Public Radio's "favorite picks" award for his second solo recording, Smile When You're Ready, and in 2013 the French music magazine Trad Mag's "BRAVO" award for his fifth release, Hummingbird. He currently tours with Chicago based Allos Musica and Vermont based Wheezer and Squeezer. 
 
Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is also available for $20.  Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information.  Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net

Keep an eye out for news on the next chat with Warren.

Wednesdays With Warren
At the Book & Leaf Bookstore & Tea Shop.  

Another enjoyable evening at the Book & Leaf!
Warren chatted with Joel, Janet & Horace(surprise Chihuahua guest) Mondlak on a fun night of wonderful questions and answers and a lot of good humor and fellowship- you HAVE to come to one of these! You won't regret it.  
It's so enjoyable to learn the histories and life adventures of the folks we see day in and day out.

Catch up on past episodes via the links below from our friends at PEG TV!

Many thanks to Joanne & Steve Errick and the staff at the Book & Leaf, so generous of them to open their doors to an event like this. Many more to come- check here to see who the next guests will be throughout the year. Watch for the show on PEG TV.  Future nights to be announced here!

Links to past shows on PEG TV 
We're working on linking these to youtube. The PEG TV links are shut down after a certain amount of time. You'll find some still working and some not. Stay tuned!



Craft, Art, & Music Sales Return to Compass:
Reserve your space now
 
Compass Music and Arts Center is holding a series of sales during the winter months

For the third year, the Compass Music and Arts Center is holding a series of sales during the winter months, giving crafters, artists, and music enthusiasts an opportunity to sell their goods make some extra cash, free up some storage space and give someone else the chance to make use of and enjoy their items.  See the event information below and contact 802-247-4295 or info@cmacvt.org to reserve a space or with questions.
 
Craft Sale - January 30, 10-2pm
 Calling all Crafters:  
Sell your unwanted crafting supplies, materials, and handmade crafted items at the Craft Sale on Saturday, January 30th from 10-2pm. Crafters may sell supplies and materials like used equipment, unopened kits, surplus yarns or fabrics, or handmade goods such as "seconds" or other reduced priced crafts.
 Please note the ratio of supplies to completed crafts should be at least 50/50, and higher if possible.$20 per space ($5 additional charge per table, if renting) for each 6'x6' selling space with a maximum of 3 spaces per seller. Spaces are limited. No commission is taken so price your items to sell. Send completed registration form and payment by check by Thursday, January 28th. Registration form is available online at www.cmacvt.org or by contacting 802-247-4295 or info@cmacvt.org.
 
 Art Sale- February 27, 10-2pm
 Calling all Artists:
Sell your unwanted art supplies, materials, or artwork at the Art Sale on Saturday, February 27th from 10-2pm. Artists may sell unused art supplies as well as finished artwork if it is at a reduced price such as a "second" or older work. This is not a sale in which to offer your full-priced, gallery-ready pieces.
 Please note the ratio of supplies to completed artwork should be at least 50/50, and higher if possible.$20 per space ($5 additional charge per table, if renting) for each 6'x6' selling space with a maximum of 3 spaces per seller. Spaces are limited. No commission is taken so price your items to sell. Send completed registration form and payment by check by Thursday, February 25th. Registration form is available online at www.cmacvt.org or by contacting 802-247-4295 or info@cmacvt.org.
 
 Music Swap-March 26, 10-2pm
 Calling all Music and Audio Enthusiasts:
Sell, swap and barter!: vinyl records, CDs, 78s and tapes; new and vintage audio equipment, phonographs, radios, and musical instruments; accessories and more, at the Music Swap on Saturday, March 26th from 10-2pm.
 $20 per space ($5 additional charge per table, if renting) for each 6'x6' selling space with a maximum of 3 spaces per seller. Spaces are limited. No commission is taken so price your items to sell. Send completed registration form and payment by check by Thursday, March 24th. Registration form is available online at www.cmacvt.org or by contacting 802-247-4295 or info@cmacvt.org.
 
 Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off of Arnold District Rd.). www.cmacvt.org

Please Practice Polite Parking :)
Be aware of your fellow businesses and their needs.

We all have to be aware of parking by our employees in the downtown. Try to park off the main streets when possible, and if you park out front before other businesses open, try to move your vehicle after regular hours kick in.
 There's lots of off-street parking so take advantage of it when you can.
Remember we're here for hours working, but our customers are only popping in for a short time, so let's make it easy and convenient for them to shop and support all of our businesses.

Thanks for making it easier for all of our customers.
  

BIZ Cards
2015

CHAMBER MEMBERS: ARE YOU USING YOUR BIZ CARD YET? THERE ARE GREAT DISCOUNTS OUT THERE!
 
NEW OPPORTUNITIES BEING ADDED ALL THE TIME!
NEED A BIZ CARD? FOR YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES. STOP IN THE FLOWER SHOP AND PICK SOME UP OR
CONTACT THE CHAMBER AND TELL US HOW MANY YOU NEED! 

 


CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS-
LAKE SUNAPEE BANK REMINDS CONSUMERS TO PROTECT THEIR DATA.



Lake Sunapee Bank and ICBA offer the following tips to help consumers safeguard their online accounts:

Click on this link for more information-


Cyber Hacking and protecting your business.
by Paul Gladding of Holden Financial Services

It seems every day you either read another news story, hear it on the radio or evening news another cyber event occurred and thousands, if not more, have been impacted. The recent hack of the Federal Government Office of Personnel Management, where 4 plus million records of current or former employees were stolen, has elevated the level of awareness of how insidious cyber theft has become. It involves every business and entity in society, from the federal government, financial institutions; such as JP Morgan, health companies; such as Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), national companies, such as Home Depot and Target, to small companies in Vermont.

 

Please click here for Paul's complete article on cyber protection.

 


FREE $2,500 Grants to Help You Grow Your Business!
The Vermont Holistic School of Business

   Yes, you did read that correctly ... You may be eligible to get a FREE $2,500 grant to help you grow your business with your own personal business coach.
   The Vermont Holistic School of Business and is helping small business owners like you get these free grants so that you can grow your business, make more money, and improve the quality of your life.
   Since this program has the potential to help you make major positive changes in your business and your life, we wanted to pass the opportunity on to our members!
   Your grant will pay for ten private business coaching sessions AND a complete online learning system that will help you create specific goals for your business and your life. You'll develop successful and manageable plans of action that will take you through the process of bringing in more customers and increasing sales!
 
A Holistic Approach...
Perhaps best of all, the school's unique, holistic approach is unlike most others. In addition to learning modules to help you grow a successful business, it also has specific modules focused on Self-Care and Life Balance for the Entrepreneur. So, you will develop new skills that will not only help you build your business, but you'll also do so while living a healthy, happy, and balanced lifestyle.  
 
About the Grants...
The Holistic School of Business has been approved by VSAC (The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation) as a Non-Degree Grant school. This means, if you fit the income guidelines, you could qualify for a $2,500 grant through VSAC that would pay for your Personal Business Coach. This is money you will NEVER have to pay back!
 
Here's the link that explains the program and the grant in more detail:
 
To learn more, call 802.225.5960 Ext. 2, and listen to the pre-recorded message explaining all the details of the program. There is no grant application fee or hidden cost of any kind.


Vermont Association of Chamber Executives
Insurance program offerings for Chamber members.
  
Although the VACE health insurance program, that many of took advantage of for years, is no longer available, other products still offered through VACE include, Dental, Vision & Life packages.
More information on all of these products can be found at www.vaceinsurance.com
Or contact Holden Financial Services (802) 775-2503 

A new feature of your newsletter. We're going to try to

show you a picture of the folks who own and run our

newest Chamber member businesses! Hopefully they

won't be shy. Thanks Kerrie & Russ for starting us off!

This way you can put a face with a name.

 

Meet this month's newest 
Chamber businesses!
Our latest additions to the Chamber family.

The Little House- A Vacation Home  
Russ McColman & Kerrie Quinn
23 E Prospect Street    
Brandon, VT 05733  
888-344-9905
Welcome !!
2015 New Members- go to Brandon.org for more info on our newest members

NEW BUSINESS MEMBERS 2015
The Little House-A Vacation Home- Kerrie Quinn & Russ McColman- 23 E Prospect Street- 802 247-2770
The Consignment Shop- Kerry White 47 Center St. 247-9255
Sister Wicked- Gina Germond 3 West Seminary St. 236-3368
Common Ground Restaurant & Pub (formerly Sully's)- Erynn Doaner 18 Center St.
Perfect Fifths Violin School- Olya Hopkins 52 Park St.  247-1460
Senior Circuit- "Golden Age meets Computer Age"- computer lessons for senior citizens- John & Linda Bryant  342-5632
Mae's Place diner- Erynn Doaner  25 Center St. 465-8468
Compass Treasure Chest consignment store- Compass Music Center Park Village 558-2663
Rutland County Solid Waste District
Brandon Thrift Shop-"Nifty Thrifty"- 4 Union St.
Sawmill Heights Campgrounds- Harriet & Tracy Wyman 247-5748
Laurie Bertrand-CPA, Tax accounting- 25 Union St.- 465-8362
Edward Jones- Brady Prentice, financial advisor 989-5464
Briggs Carriage Co. Hair Lounge- Lisa Phelps 465-8396

Own a business?? Join us and connect with other dynamic businesses in the Brandon area and gain great exposure for you business!
Just click here for an application and rates.  
  
We also have many Individual Members -- what a great way to support a local non-profit and all the great things we do in our town. (Individual memberships are only $50/year)

NEW INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS 2015
Rep. Butch Shaw
Harold & Jean Somerset
Jeff Guevin- Chair of the Brandon Planning Commission
Jeanne Collins- RNESU Superintendent


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Paying the bills.
2016 Chamber dues
 
In December, Chamber members will be receiving their 2016 dues invoices. Dues are being emailed directly from our Quickbooks software. If you prefer a hard copy mailed bill, please let me know. 

For the fifth straight year, the Chamber Board of Directors has decided to hold dues steady. Board members are delighted to be able to continue to provide the same great benefits to members and the general community, without raising dues.
  
Please pay promptly so we can spend more time on programs, events and activities, rather than bookkeeping!
Thanks for supporting your Chamber throughout the year!
For more info, contact the Chamber at 802-247-6401 or info@brandon.org


New Chamber directors
Heather Norton- Village Spa
Del Cook- Individual Member
Lisa Phelps- Briggs Carriage Company Hair Lounge
Bob Foley Jr.- Neshobe River Winery/Foley Brothers Brewery

And our officers for 2016-
President - Wendy Bizzarro
Vice President - Catherine Wall

Secretary - Nancy Leary

Treasurer - Seth Hopkins

 

If you see these folks, thank them for their dedication and service to your Chamber.  


Next Chamber Meeting
 Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 6:30
 
The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at 6:30pm in the Cliver Room at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace. Chamber membership and the general public are invited to attend.