Your Place in Vermont http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:49:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 2014 OVRCC Grand Raffle! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/2014-ovrcc-grand-raffle/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/2014-ovrcc-grand-raffle/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:23:29 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=21204 This is a raffle not to be missed.  The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce it’s 2014 Grand Raffle. Select from one of 3 amazing prizes.  Tickets are $50 each.  You can purchase your tickets by visiting us at the office (57 Pond Street, Ludlow, VT 05149) or order by phone […]

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This is a raffle not to be missed.  The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce it’s 2014 Grand Raffle.

Select from one of 3 amazing prizes.  Tickets are $50 each.  You can purchase your tickets by visiting us at the office (57 Pond Street, Ludlow, VT 05149) or order by phone (802) 228 – 5830

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A Taste of Fall – THANK YOU! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/taste-fall-thank/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/taste-fall-thank/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:38 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=21188 On behalf of Heather Miele and the Taste of Fall team: Black River Middle/High School hosted its 2nd Annual “A Taste of Fall” fundraiser to benefit Black River Good Neighbors on October 23rd with great success! Local organizations prepared delicious seasonal tastes including, Castle Hill Resort and Spa, Downtown Grocery, Sam’s Steakhouse, Coleman Brook Tavern, […]

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On behalf of Heather Miele and the Taste of Fall team:

Black River Middle/High School hosted its 2nd Annual “A Taste of Fall” fundraiser to benefit Black River Good Neighbors on October 23rd with great success! Local organizations prepared delicious seasonal tastes including, Castle Hill Resort and Spa, Downtown Grocery, Sam’s Steakhouse, Coleman Brook Tavern, Squeels on Wheels, The Killarney, Papa John’s Sugarhouse, Jersey Girls, Sweet Surrender Bakery, Stemwinder, Mojos and Goodman’s American Pie. The tasting was also a competition with winners announced for “Best Taste of Fall,” “Best Sweet Taste,” and “Best Savory Taste.” The Killarney prepared a delicious Shepherd’s Pie which took home the awards for Best Taste of Fall. Stemwinder’s Macaroni and Cheese came away with “Best Savory Taste.” For the second year in a row Sweet Surrender received the Sweetest Award, this time for their Brownies with Apple Topping. We would like to thank all of these vendors and additionally The Combs Family Inn and Mr. Darcy’s for their monetary donations. Black River Produce donated the beautiful gourds, which accentuated the evening. A check was awarded Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 to Black River Good Neighbors in the presence of BRHS faculty/staff. We look forward to seeing chefs and tasters again next year!

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OVRCC Welcomes Big Eyes Bakery http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/ovrcc-welcomes-big-eyes-bakery/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/ovrcc-welcomes-big-eyes-bakery/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:22:17 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=21077 OVRCC Welcomes Big Eyes Bakery   Big Eyes Bakery started in our home in Putnam Valley, NY in 2002. After relocating to VT in 2004, the home bakery was re-established and soon began selling pies, cheesecake, tea breads, scones and other assorted desserts at Farmer’s Markets in Londonderry & Mount Holly. We have catered many […]

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OVRCC Welcomes Big Eyes Bakery

 

Big Eyes Bakery started in our home in Putnam Valley, NY in 2002. After relocating to VT in 2004, the home bakery was re-established and soon began selling pies, cheesecake, tea breads, scones and other assorted desserts at Farmer’s Markets in Londonderry & Mount Holly. We have catered many events throughout the area providing an assortment of dessert items. Our dream has always been to open our own retail location, and after spending over a year searching, we are opening our own shop at 28 Main Street in Ludlow. We will continue to offer our Fresh Baked Pies, Irish Soda Bread, Tea Cakes, Scones, Quiche, Cookies and more. We invite your special orders, and eagerly await your visit to our shop. Parking is available in the rear of the building. Please visit us on Facebook.

The Faenza Family

(in photo left to right; Brigid & Paul Faenza and OVRCC CEO – Marji Graf)

Big Eyes Bakery Grand Opening

Brigid & Paul busy baking and getting ready for their Grand Opening

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A note from Angelina’s Market in Ludlow http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/note-angelinas-market-ludlow/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/note-angelinas-market-ludlow/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:56 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=21128 Hello Loyal Customers… It is with great sadness that Angelina’s Market will be closing in November.  We want to thank all of our great customers and would like to extend a 50% discount to everyone this weekend October 25th and 26th.  Thanks for your support. Angelina’s Market 136 Main Street Ludlow, VT  05149    

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Hello Loyal Customers…

It is with great sadness that Angelina’s Market will be closing in November.  We want to thank all of our great customers and would like to extend a 50% discount to everyone this weekend October 25th and 26th.  Thanks for your support.

Angelina’s Market
136 Main Street
Ludlow, VT  05149
 
 
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Welcoming the Housing Trust of Rutland County’s Tuckerville Mobile Home Park in Ludlow http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/welcoming-housing-trust-rutland-countys-tuckerville-mobile-home-park-ludlow/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/welcoming-housing-trust-rutland-countys-tuckerville-mobile-home-park-ludlow/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:46:27 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=21111 Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce cuts the ribbon with Krey Kellington, Property Manager and Andrea Coppola, Chief Operating Officer of the Housing Trust of Rutland County.  They are proudly announcing the ‘new and improved’ Tuckerville Mobile Home Park, conveniently located off Route 100 at Tuckerville Parkway in Ludlow.  Recent […]

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Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce cuts the ribbon with Krey Kellington, Property Manager and Andrea Coppola, Chief Operating Officer of the Housing Trust of Rutland County.  They are proudly announcing the ‘new and improved’ Tuckerville Mobile Home Park, conveniently located off Route 100 at Tuckerville Parkway in Ludlow.  Recent renovations to the park include substantial upgrades of water and septic systems, roadway and lot improvements.  Currently some beautiful lots are available, many desirable, that won’t last long.  For information on these lots please call 802-775-3139 or visit the Housing trust website at www.HousingRutland.org.

The Housing Trust of Rutland County is committed to providing quality, reasonably priced apartments and mobile home lots, so that folks can afford to stay, work, play and retire here.  A non-profit organization, the Trust has provided affordable housing solutions since 1991.  Located at 13 Center Street, 2nd Floor in Rutland, its mission includes building a culture of interdependence between healthy families, neighborhoods and communities.

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Krey Kellington, Andrea Coppola and Marji Graf

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November e-news http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/november-e-news/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/november-e-news/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:43:04 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=20980 November Chamber Corner By Marji Graf, CEO Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce   Thanks to our great Fall weather and regional events, our businesses are reporting a stellar foliage season and profitable Columbus Weekend. Thanks goes to the Chamber Golf Committee (Julie Bowyer, Brian Halligan and Mark Verespy) for a great tournament on September 23 […]

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November Chamber Corner
By Marji Graf, CEO
Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Thanks to our great Fall weather and regional events, our businesses are reporting a stellar foliage season and profitable Columbus Weekend.

Thanks goes to the Chamber Golf Committee (Julie Bowyer, Brian Halligan and Mark Verespy) for a great tournament on September 23 at the Okemo Valley Golf Club.  Also thanks to the players and sponsors for making this happen!!

Thanks goes out to Vermont Rail System for hosting a special train event for chamber members, their employees and families on September 24.  190 guests rode the scenic train from Chester to Ludlow and back.  Mr. Darcy’s catered the event and Bob Campbell  & Jamie Ward (sponsored by Java Babas), entertained the crowd.  Think about chartering the train for your next event!

Our October 8th mixer was hosted by Stemwinder, the new wine bar/small plate café in Ludlow.  We presented the October Member of the Month honor to Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts.  Our next mixer will be on November 12th at Jackson Gore Inn followed by a specially priced 3-course dinner at the Coleman Brook Tavern.

Ribbon cuttings were done for Yagna Inn (former Inn at Cranberry Farm) in Chester.  It operates as a bed & breakfast as well as offers a range of programs that develop cross-cultural understanding through art, nature, culture, science and creativity.  Also for the Housing Trust of Rutland County who rents mobile home lots at the Tuckerville Mobile Home Park in Ludlow.

Our show on lpctv this month features interviews on Just Doggin’ It and Homestyle Hostel Inn & Café.

As I’m writing this we’re getting ready to exhibit at the Okemo Bridal Show on Sunday, October 19th.  Did you know the Chamber offers our Guidebooks and maps for brides’ goody bags?

You’ll start seeing Shop Small shopping bags at your local merchants.  The Chamber has provided businesses throughout our region with shopping bags, doormats, balloons, pins and stickers for American Express Shop Small Saturday promotion on November 29.  Since we are Shop Small everyday, we encourage everyone to support your local businesses!

Did you know the Chamber has videos about our region on our website under ABOUT US?  Go to www.YourPlaceInVermont.com and click on the ABOUT US tab.

Our educational program on October 14th was on Building Organizational Trust, presented by Ross Gibson, the lead consultant for The Richards Group’s Human Resources and Leadership Development group.  Attendees included HR Departments from Springfield Medical Care Systems, Gill Odd Fellows Home, Newsbank, as well as other private businesses.  The Chamber has additional handouts if you could not make it and would like a copy.  You can view our upcoming mixer and educational schedule for 2015 on our website www.YourPlaceInVermont.com/chamber-mixers/

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Welcome to the OVRCC community Yagna Inn! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/welcome-ovrcc-community/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/welcome-ovrcc-community/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:48:18 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=20930 Marji Graf, CEO for the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Yagna Inn to the Chamber.  The former Inn at Cranberry Farm reopened in the summer of 2014 under a its’ new name.  It operates as a bed & breakfast as well as offers a range of programs that develop cross-cultural understanding through art, […]

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Marji Graf, CEO for the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Yagna Inn to the Chamber.  The former Inn at Cranberry Farm reopened in the summer of 2014 under a its’ new name.  It operates as a bed & breakfast as well as offers a range of programs that develop cross-cultural understanding through art, nature, culture, science and creativity.

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Okemo Resort’s Introductions & Improvements for 2014/2015 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/okemos-introductions-improvements-20142015/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/okemos-introductions-improvements-20142015/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:17:06 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=20833 LUDLOW, Vt. – Early forecasts for a mild El Nino are calling for a snowy winter in the northeastern United States. Snowsports enthusiasts are already thinking about snow-covered trails and winter gatherings with friends and family. It’s almost Okemo time and one of the East’s most-loved resorts is getting ready with some big improvements for […]

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LUDLOW, Vt. – Early forecasts for a mild El Nino are calling for a snowy winter in the northeastern United States. Snowsports enthusiasts are already thinking about snow-covered trails and winter gatherings with friends and family. It’s almost Okemo time and one of the East’s most-loved resorts is getting ready with some big improvements for the upcoming season.

New Six-passenger Bubble Chair
Skiers and snowboarders visiting Okemo this winter will be viewing the snowy landscape through the bright orange tint of a retractable, transparent dome when they ride in the comfort of a new, high-speed, six-person bubble chairlift with heated seats – the first of its kind in North America. The Sunburst Six replaces the Northstar Express Quad.

Improved Snowmaking 
Okemo’s Operation Snowburst returns for a second season of snowmaking improvements with the addition of 100 new, energy-efficient HKD tower guns and snowmaking pipeline upgrades. Operation Snowburst Part 2 follows a $1 million snowmaking investment that allowed Okemo to open early with top-to-bottom skiing and riding last winter. Utilizing energy-efficient, state-of-the-art technology allows Okemo to maximize its water-pumping ability and snowmaking potential from the very start of the ski and ride season.

Terrain Park Makeover
Jibbers and freestylers will enjoy Okemo’s re-energized commitment to terrain parks this winter. Okemo’s park makeover includes moving its signature Rockstar Terrain Park from Nor’easter to Upper and Lower Tomahawk. This move includes the introduction of many new features that are sure to attract seasoned park enthusiasts and welcome aspiring athletes with a venue to challenge themselves. For families, and skiers and riders who are new to terrain park features, Homeward Bound will be transformed into a winter playground of berms, swales and bank turns – all beneath an encouraging audience riding Okemo’s A Quad from the Clock Tower base area.

More Partnership Benefits with Killington and Pico 
New this year, skiers and riders who purchase an Okemo Ultra, Peak or Millennial season pass, can visit Killington three days during the season at no additional cost. With the creation of 4.0 The College Pass last winter, a new partnership was forged between Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort. The affordable season pass offers full-time college students unlimited access at all resorts all season long. Last year’s partnership also created a multi-day lift ticket benefit. With the purchase a three-day or longer Okemo lift ticket or lodging/ticket package, skiers and riders can spend one of those days at Killington, Pico or Mount Sunapee.

Sushi, anyone? 
Okemo Executive Sous Chef Jason Tostrup is the mastermind behind the introduction of a sushi bar at the Jackson Gore Roundhouse this winter. He developed a passion for sushi and sashimi as a result of his friendship with Nobu Matsuhisa and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto when he worked as a chef in Aspen, Colo. Chef Jason is hiring certified sushi chefs and sourcing fish from one of the best seafood companies in the country, Honolulu Fish Company. Okemo’s commitment to bring the best quality sushi and sashimi to its guests includes participating in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program to offer only seafood that is caught or farmed in ways that don’t harm the environment. In addition to sushi and sashimi, the bar will serve miso soup and Japanese salads.

For more information, please call (802) 228-1600, or visit okemo.com.

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October Member of the Month – Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/october-member-of-the-month-fletcher-farm-school-for-the-arts-crafts/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/october-member-of-the-month-fletcher-farm-school-for-the-arts-crafts/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:20:41 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=20826 Congratulations to Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts for being named Chamber Member of the Month for October. Fletcher Farm School is committed to quality arts and crafts education, to keep alive old traditions, and to teach new techniques, in a nurturing environment, in a uniquely Vermont setting, at a reasonable cost to the public. Marji […]

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Congratulations to Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts for being named Chamber Member of the Month for October.

Fletcher Farm School is committed to quality arts and crafts education, to keep alive old traditions, and to teach new techniques, in a nurturing environment, in a uniquely Vermont setting, at a reasonable cost to the public.

Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce presents  the October Member of the Month honor to Layne Herschel,  Joyce Fuller,  Susan Chadwick, and  Cynthia Sheehan,  Board of Directors  of The Society of Vermont Artists & Craftsmen, Inc.  “Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts is honored and pleased to have been chosen by the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Member of the Month.  We are grateful to be a member and a part of an incredibly active organization which serves the businesses of Okemo Valley with integrity and support.”

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NAPA Auto Parts and the Automobile Advocates joins the Chamber of Commerce! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/napa-auto-parts-automobile-advocates-joins-chamber-commerce/ http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/napa-auto-parts-automobile-advocates-joins-chamber-commerce/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:17:26 +0000 http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=20640 Marji Graf, CEO of Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Larry & Kai of NAPA Auto Parts and the Automobile Advocates to the Chamber.  They would like everyone to know they are ready to handle all of your automotive needs; tires are still their focus with the addition of brakes, exhaust and aftermarket installations. […]

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Marji Graf, CEO of Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Larry & Kai of NAPA Auto Parts and the Automobile Advocates to the Chamber.  They would like everyone to know they are ready to handle all of your automotive needs; tires are still their focus with the addition of brakes, exhaust and aftermarket installations.

Pictured (left to right) Marji, Larry & Kai.

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