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The Richards Group expands to provide human resources and leadership development services

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The Richards Group, a Vermont based professional services firm specializing in insurance, employee benefits and retirement plan consulting, has recently expanded their client offerings by launching a new business unit focused on Human Resources and Leadership Development. See this link for all the details:  The Richards Group – Ross Gibson

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Heritage Deli & Bakery named April’s Member of the Month!

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Last night the chamber proudly announced April’s Member of the Month at the Mixer, hosted by Paul Olson and Sam’s Steakhouse.  A great thank you to Michele Wilcox of Heritage  Deli & Bakery located at:  642 VT Route 103, Chester VT 05143.  Heritage has shown strength, participation, community camaraderie, and growth.  We look forward to seeing […]

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Allen Pools & Spas Receives Retail Excellence Award from Hot Spring® Spas

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Allen Pools & Spas, a local hot tub retailer based in Vermont, was recognized as a 2013 Retail Excellence award winner for Marketing & Promotions from Hot Spring Spas, the world’s number one-selling brand of hot tubs. Allen Pools & Spas was honored at the 2014 Hot Spring international dealer conference in San Diego, California […]

Mark Verespy & The Killarney named March’s Member of the Month!

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Marji presented Mark Verespy of The Killarney in Ludlow, VT the coveted “Member of the Month” award on Monday – St Patrick’s Day.

Executive Chef Jean-Luc Matecat

Inn at Weathersfield Announces New Executive Chef Jean-Luc Matécat

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PERKINSVILLE, VT –The Inn at Weathersfield, noted as one of the top 10 culinary inns by Bon Appetit magazine, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Luc Matécat as executive chef. Chef Jean-Luc’s responsibilities include creating and overseeing the culinary experience for both inn and dinner guests, teaching classes at the inn’s non-professional classroom studio, […]

Barre Pinske’s Wooden Hearts

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Most everyone knows Pinske’s Woodworking is second to none.  His workshop and showroom in Chester is filled with creative sculptures and other designs.  This year he’s concentrating his efforts on the carved wooden hearts he makes.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day too! Catch his internet radio ad here:  Barre Pinske Here’s his website to […]

Andrea Carr and Marji

The Chamber welcomes Andrea Carr of ‘re.Find: A Thrift Boutique’

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Marji Graf, CEO, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Andrea Carr to the Chamber.  Her 2nd store, located on 30 Depot Street, in Ludlow is called re.Find:  A Thrift Boutique.  The boutique offers new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Coming soon, a cappuccino bar within the store.   802-342-2066  

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January 2014 Chamber Member of the Month!

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Congratulations to Laura Tuttle Williams of Calm Moments Spa Services for being named January 2014 Member of the Month by her peers at Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce! Laura has tirelessly worked to create spa services that are unmatched in the area.  If you would like to enjoy a relaxing facial, massage, manicure, pedicure, […]

December’s Member of the Month – Greg Hart

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At the annual meeting/holiday party of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greg Hart from Blue Sky Trading was named December Member of the Month. Greg is one of the Chambers Ambassadors for Ludlow. Congratulations, Greg!

November’s Member of the Month, Donald Dill

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Congratulations to Donald Dill, Images by Donald Dill in Ludlow, VT for being chosen Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce November Member of the Month.  Donald meets and exceeds the criteria used: *Business Growth year over year *Attends Educational Programs *Attends and takes pictures at mixers and golf tournament *Current on dues *Volunteers Time *Is […]


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That’s right. . . Our beloved Harry’s is moving into their new location. Here is the schedule for the interim: Fall break from October 27th – November 21st. (Closed) We will reopen in Mount Holly at Harry’s on November 22nd and stay open in Mount Holly through Thanksgiving weekend closing after serving dinner on Sunday, […]

October Ribbon-Cuttings!

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We’ve had an exciting month with several ribbon-cuttings welcoming new members to our Chamber!  Please take a moment and help us welcome them to our business community. Alligator Trap: Lamere Square in Ludlow.   The Alligator Trap is a new small cafe, serving cajun fare, po’ boys, gumbo, jambalaya, alligator and fresh hand cut fries. as […]

H.O.G. and OVRCC welcomes The Center for Research and Public Policy!

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Marji Graf, CEO of Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes The Center for Research and Public Policy to Ludlow.  (who also happen to be HOG members).  The ribbon cutting was done when the Iron Adventure Run was in Town.  Pictured left  to right, Bill Borger, Iron Adventure Run Event Organizer, Mary & Jerry Lindsley CRPP, […]

Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Honors Vermont Country Store as Member of the Month

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The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the August Member of the Month award to The Vermont Country Store!  We appreciate all that The Vermont Country Store does with our Chamber and how they go above and beyond in customer service.  We appreciate this Company’s values and love how they reach […]

Junker Studio Art Graces Sculpture Walk at Guilford Welcome Center

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Nine metal sculptures from Junker Studio of Chester, VT, are delighting visitors at the Guilford Welcome Center, Vermont’s premier gateway that has hosted almost 5 million visitors since 2006. The nine pieces include “Woodstock”, Payne and Elise Junker’s signature, life-sized and brightly painted moose, which many will recognize from the front lawn of their Gallery […]

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Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is the recipient of an Award of Merit

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President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site For those of you who’ve had the opportunity to visit President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site, you know the grounds are amazing and the museum is phenomenal.  The efforts of Bill Jenney his team have not gone unnoticed.  It is with great pride that I’m able to post this notice sent […]

Jersey Girls Farm Cafe and Market

GRAND RE-OPENING of Jersey Girls Farm, Cafe’ & Market at WAAWWE

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Lisa and her team have been working hard to build their farm fresh Cafe & Market.  We proudly attended the Ribbon Cutting on July 1st at their location in Chester. Jersey Girls Farm, Cafe & Market will be serving breakfast and lunch as well as featuring fresh produce and meats from truly local farms. Mon: 7:00 […]

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Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Honors Inn Victoria as Member of the Month

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Congratulations to Inn Victoria in Chester for being named July’s Member of the Month! Marji Graf, CEO of The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Inn Victoria is the first in a series of monthly recognitions of business owners whom have well established themselves as businesses in the region.   “Inn Victoria […]

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Kelly Real Estate relocates to Lamere Square

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After a much anticipated move, Kelly Real Estate opens the doors to their new office location in Lamere Square, Ludlow VT.  They’ll be celebrating their relocation by hosting an Open House BBQ on June 29th from 11am – 2pm. Please come join in and help welcome Kelly Real Estate in their new surroundings!  You’ll find […]

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TripAdvisor Honors Inn Victoria!

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Vermont’s Okemo Valley top rated Bed and Breakfast, Inn Victoria is honored by TripAdvisor as a business of excellence.  For the third year in a row, Inn Victoria of Chester, Vermont earns the coveted Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.   It is an outstanding achievement to be recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the worlds top […]

Brent Karner, Woodworker of Clear Lake Furniture in Ludlow, VT

VT Wood Manufacturers Association recognizes Woodworker of the Year

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On January 25, 2013 at their Annual Meeting, the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) honored Brent Karner of Clearlake Furniture with the 2012 VWMA Woodworker of the Year Award and the Vermont House Agriculture Committee with the 2012 Friend of the Industry Award. Clearlake Furniture received much recognition when they made 150 quality, wooden chairs […]

BRAM adds a New Kitchen & ADA Restroom in Ludlow, VT

Black River Academy Museum Renovations Underway

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BRAM Updates Museum With Kitchen and ADA Restroom Following its major elevator wing project, Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) is now in the process of constructing a modern kitchen facility and making its restroom ADA-compliant so that the entire building will now satisfy ADA access requirements. The kitchen and restroom construction is being done by […]

Ribbon Cutting at Frank's Tavern, Ludlow, VT

Come Down To Frank’s!

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Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Frank Greiner in his new endeavor, Frank’s Tavern (in the old Christopher’s location in Ludlow.) Frank’s Tavern is a friendly neighborhood establishment offering live music on the weekends, karaoke every Wednesday, house of blues band Voodoo Alien on Thursdays, and daily drink specials. […]

Ribbon Cutting at the Grand Opening for Ladybug IT in Ludlow, VT

Welcome, LadyBug IT!

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Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes LadyBug IT to the Chamber. LadyBug IT is like having your own IT staff for your home computing needs. For a small monthly fee they monitor your PC, Laptop, and/or Mac health 24 hours a day. They will let you know if there’s […]

Calvin Coolidge Historic Site in Winter located in Plymouth Vermont

Calvin Coolidge Historical Site on CBS’s SUNDAY MORNING

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Congratulations to the Calvin Coolidge Historical Site in Plymouth for having a wonderful segment on CBS’s SUNDAY MORNING! In case you missed it you can watch it here.

Okemo Valley Shuttle Ribbon Cutting

Member Spotlight – The Okemo Valley Shuttle

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Ludlow, Vermont. Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Tesha Bus, owner of Good Commons and The Good Bus celebrated launching  a new area transportation service with an official ribbon cutting on January 5th, after completing its first two weeks of operations. The Okemo Valley Shuttle Powered by “The Good Bus” […]

Gloria Benson Cuttingsville, Vermont

Member Spotlight – Gloria’s Pantry

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Cuttingsville, Vermont -  Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce visited Gloria Benson of Gloria’s Pantry in Cuttingsville, Vermont on Saturday January 5th, 2013 to celebrate the ribbon cutting for Gloria’s Pantry. Gloria Benson started selling her jams and pickles out of her house in 1998 and has been making delicious […]


Local ski shop favorite, Randy Haskell, named finalist in national SKI SHOP HERO contest!

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Skiing Business Magazine is holding a nationwide contest in search of the best ski shop employees in the country.  Randy Haskell, who works for The Boot Pro in Ludlow, is a finalist who stands to win an all expenses paid ski trip, new ski gear and the title of National Ski Shop Hero. Help Randy […]


The Okemo Valley Shuttle is Up and Running!

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THE OKEMO VALLEY SHUTTLE – FREE local transportation on Friday & Saturday nights and holiday weeks! The Good Bus is proud to power the Okemo Valley Shuttle this winter in Ludlow.  The shuttle will run hourly through the strip in Ludlow from Jackson Gore to The Pointe Hotel stopping at bars, hotels, restaurants and condos […]


Sam’s Debuts New Lounge, Timber Inn Renovates Five Rooms

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LUDLOW — Two adjacent businesses – an eatery and a motel – recently completed renovations. Each now offers the newest lounge and guest rooms in the Okemo Valley. Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, visited Sam’s Steakhouse to see the recent bar and lounge renovation, designed by Malgosia Urbanoicz of […]


ClearLake Furniture

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Look who made the news! ClearLake Furniture in Ludlow, VT offers the best in hardwood handmade furniture by master craftsman. This news cast displays the beautiful work they did for The University of Vermont.


Good Commons on NY1

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Check out this video of Good Commons done by NY1! Good Commons is a boutique retreat and destination home in Plymouth, Vermont. The owner, Tesha Buss, has a great story that she has shared in the video below. www.goodcommons.com


Fletcher Farm Celebrates 65th Anniversary!

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The Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc invites you to join them in celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in the Farmhouse on the school campus. Fletcher Farms School for the Arts & Crafts is the oldest residential arts and crafts […]

Bill Ackerman, Head of Retail, The Vermont Country Store

Member Spotlight – Bill Ackerman of The Vermont Country Store

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2012 Vermont Chamber of Commerce – Allied Member of the Year This Vermont Chamber of Commerce Allied Member of the Year Award is designed for an individual who is a leader in offering a service that supports and promotes the hospitality industry in Vermont. Bill Ackerman was recognized for his exceptional dedication and commitment to […]