January 2016
Chamber Newsletter

Writers Read Series:
Love of Place
Book & Leaf Bookstore
10 Park St. 802-465-8424
7PM (snow date, January 21)

The Book & Leaf Bookstore in the heart of Brandon is pleased to announce a new series, Writers Read, which features both prose and poetry. The inaugural reading will take place on Thursday, January 14, 7 PM, and will feature three local authors who explore the theme "Love of Place."   Come and enjoy great conversation, and of course, complimentary tea, coffee and sweets!

Steve Zeoli, former caretaker at Mount Independence, will share the fascinating history of one of Vermont's most significant historic sites in his book, Mt. Independence. He was inspired to write this during a time when Vermont's historic sites were jeopardized by threatened budget cuts. Luckily, Mt. Independence survived and Zeoli's continual sense of discovery, of the place and of its Revolutionary war history and artifacts, makes for a very lively exploration.
In his book, Silver Lake: Beyond the Myths, Bill Powers reveals the origins of one of the region's secret gems. About one hundred and fifty years ago, Frank Chandler, a local evangelist and practical farmer established a hotel at Silver Lake and promoted religious camp meetings as well as hosting summer visitors. Come and hear stories of Chandler's dedicated work, myths, hints of scandal, and tales of weddings, poetry and musical evenings at our own Silver Lake.
Gary Meffe's Van Cortland Chronicles is a delightful account of a newcomer's love affair with Vermont, and Brandon in particular. Like all love affairs, there are a lot of ups and downs, but Gary's humorous approach to the challenges of adapting from Florida to Vermont informs our familiar Brandon with insights that only a benighted lover would be able to share.
Please join us for a reading and tea at the Book & Leaf. Support your local talent and keep expanding our community of lovers of the written word.
Bios and Book Blurbs
Gary K. Meffe, was born and raised in Rahway, NJ, where he experienced a solid and simple blue-collar upbringing. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Zoology from Rutgers University and then earned a Ph.D. at Arizona State University. He was a Research Professor in ecology and conservation biology at the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. He has over 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications, is co-author of two college textbooks, and for 12 years was Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal Conservation Biology. He is now retired in Brandon, VT, slowly but surely becoming an old guy, and trying to figure out how and when that happened.
Van Cortland Chronicles: What happens when a middle-aged couple decides to sell their dream home in Florida and move to Vermont? Well, first they must adapt-to the cold, to northern gardening in rocky ground, to the hunting of goods and services, and to all things Vermont. Then they must learn lessons-sometimes painfully-like not taking a truck to the car wash when it is below freezing, and how to keep a former New York Yankee from being attacked by pit bulls. They also must serve their new town and partake of its joys and sorrows and democracy, no matter how difficult at times. They must deal with the realities of life, including mosquitoes and viral diseases, the challenges of living lightly on the land, the truths that lie beneath the beautiful veneer of Vermont, and death itself. And ultimately, they will fall in love with a place and its people, and learn what "home" really means.
William J. Powers, Jr. was raised in Rutland and Lake Dunmore, Vermont; received a BA from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont; and a MA from Ball St. University, Muncie, Indiana. "Bill" was associated with the US Air Force for 40 years - 21 on active duty and 19 as a contractor at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He has "dabbled" in historical and genealogical research since 1960 and is the author of Leicester, Vermont's Silver Lake: Beyond The Myths (2000). He retired to Rutland in 2007. Bill is a member of several historical and genealogical societies, and does free lance historical research and presentations.
Leicester, Vermont's Silver Lake: Beyond The Myths takes you on a factual 200 year journey. Frank Chandler, a local evangelist and practical farmer, established a hotel at Silver Lake and promoted religious camp meetings and hosted summer visitors as well. The story of his pursuit of his dream and myths surrounding the lake will be mentioned in the book discussion.
Steve Zeoli, A year after graduating from the University of Vermont, Stephen Zeoli became the site interpreter and caretaker at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. For two summers Steve hiked the trails at the Mount once, often twice, a day. After the second season on the Mount, Steve embarked on a year-long bicycle trip around the United States, an experience he calls the best education he's ever had, and one that started him thinking more about place. Steve returned to Vermont in 1990, and began to become reacquainted with Mount Independence, which he now considers one of his sacred places. He is currently president of the Mount Independence Coalition, the friends group that works with the State of Vermont's Division for Historic Preservation to promote education for the Mount. In 2011, he self-published his book Mount Independence: The Enduring Legacy of a Unique Historic Place, now in its fourth small printing.
 "Since 1979, Steve Zeoli has studied and sometimes single-handedly safeguarded Mount Independence and its unique and important history. His book poignantly brings back to life the long-ago struggle of thousands of brave men who fought and died, often unnoticed, at this key defensive outpost to preserve a new nation at its moment of birth-and he eloquently implores us to help preserve its invaluable legacy."
-Willard Sterne Randall, author, Ethan Allen, His Life and Times 


Exciting new membership opportunities! 


With the new year, Village Spa would like to thank our wonderful customers for making our first year in our new location a huge success.

We have grown in many ways and welcome you to join us as we continue this journey.  In this next year you will find a new membership addition to the spa.  It's a great way for you spa goers or wanna-be spa goers to gift yourself some "me" time.

We have 2 options available:  click here for all the exciting details!!
          32 Marble St.                802-465-8255         brandonvillagespa.com

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

Brandon Independence Day Celebration Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 pm at the Stephen Douglas House

The Brandon Independence Day Celebration Committee (BIDCC) will be holding their first meeting of 2016 on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 pm at the Stephen Douglas House. The committee is looking for new members. 
At this meeting, sub-committees will be organized, tasks will be assigned and priorities will be determined.  In order to have the kind of special day that the Town of Brandon and our neighboring communities and visitors have come to expect, many hands are needed.  Spreading the tasks among  a larger group would make this event more enjoyable for everyone participating. It's not necessary to attend all meetings or to be involved with more than one aspect of this two day event, but if we can spread out the load, we can have a parade that is even better ... and easier. 
There is a job for any interest or ability level.  A list of committees will be in the Reporter next week.  For more information, or to volunteer, contact Susan Stone at 247-8383 or email susdben@gmail.com.

Adult music jams here at
Hands-On Music in Brandon!
Our first jam night is Monday, January 25
starting at 7 PM

Do you play an instrument but have trouble finding other musicians to jam with? Well here's your opportunity!
 Click here for all the exciting info!  You will have TOO much fun!



Brandon Music presents Ian Ethan Case with Bertram Lehmann
January 30 at 7:30pm

Ian Ethan Case, a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar, has become a favorite at Brandon Music. Audiences have recognized the talent that has Ian increasingly gaining recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them. Ian will perform along with Berklee College of Music percussionist Bertram Lehmann at Brandon Music on January 30 at 7:30pm.
They will preview new compositions from Ian's next album "Earth Suite", as well as perform exciting duo versions of songs from his recent "Run Toward The Mountains" album. Bertram has an advanced degree from Tufts in Ethnomusicology and is the Assistant Percussion Professor at Berklee College of Music where he teaches a world music class. Ian is thrilled to be bringing Bertram to Brandon Music; "He is really an incredible musician and the word "percussionist" really doesn't do justice to the extremely wide range of sounds, textures and dynamic shaping he brings to the music. Using a jungle of percussive instruments from all over the world, he really helps highlight the structure of these compositions in beautiful and effective ways, and of course it's so much more fun and inspiring getting to play with someone as opposed to just doing my solo thing. Some of the best improvised solos I feel like I've ever done have been when playing live with Bertram."
During a fall 2015 coast-to-coast tour of the US, a Facebook video of Ian playing a piece from his new album "Run Toward The Mountains" went viral and received over 6 million views worldwide in October alone, drawing unsolicited praise from legendary bassist Leland Sklar (James Taylor, Phil Collins), producer Steven Miller (Dave Matthews Band, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Hedges), and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman. The self-produced double-disc album features two sides of his playing: "straight up solo acoustic" double-neck, and at the other end of the spectrum, his meticulously-crafted live looping compositions which make full use of 21st-century digital technologies to enable seem­ingly infinite layers of sound and sophisticated on-the-spot orchestration that extends well beyond the reach of most looping performers.

"Few musicians tackle the challenging double-neck guitar", says The Christian Science Monitor, "and perhaps few have done it with the intellectual intensity and skill of Ian Ethan Case. Case's inventive multi-layered compositions are like nothing you've heard before. His new album, Run Toward The Mountains, is both meditative and commanding." "Run Toward The Mountains" was self-released in August, and subsequently picked up and re-released by Candyrat Records, a modern acoustic fingerstyle guitar label, bringing artists like Andy McKee to international attention.
Bertram Lehmann, who has over 20 CD recordings, has conducted clinics and workshops at top institutions including Harvard University, Wellesley College, and Moscow Conservatory, among others. He has appeared at such venues as Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Kennedy Center, and is a current or former member of DUNYA, the Luciana Souza Quintet, Mango Blue, the Mili Bermejo Group, Natraj, the Osmany Paredes Group, the Tony Perez Quartet, and Katie Viqueira and Tierra Tango.

Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is also available for $20.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. 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

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

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.

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


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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

The OFFICES at 25 Union Street

Furnished, private professional offices with shared conference room, full kitchen, comfortable customer waiting area, and parking. $350 - 3750 per month (all utilities included). Co-office environment. Walking distance to village center. Community includes educational publisher and accountant. Large unfinished space also available.

The GRANARY at 29 Union Street, Brandon VT

This beautifully renovated, historic building contains 14 artist studios. The spacious studios have lots of natural light, great lighting, handicapped ramp and parking. The community includes milliner, jeweler, graphic designer, painters, sculptors, photographer and Brandon Artist Guild. The GRANARY is located in the village of Brandon, walking distance to shops, restaurants and galleries. Rents range from $325 - $485 per month ( all utilities included).

Please forward to anyone who may be looking for space in Brandon. I look forward to discussing the available options and showing you the spaces. 
Please contact me at sjerome@visuallearningsys.com or 247-3214 or 683-8209.

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.


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

Upscale Resale 
Leo and Penny Larocque, Jill and Tim Comes,
Mary & Tim Shields
2580 Franklin Street    
Brandon, VT 05733  
Welcome !!
2015 New Members- go to Brandon.org for more info on our newest members

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)

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

Paying the bills.
2016 Chamber dues
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
Wednesday, January 20th, 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.