Shop Local initiative



LUDLOW Vt. – We’ve had a busy summer beginning with the 800+ Iron Adventure Run motorcyclists in our Region the last weekend of July, the VT Challenge (bicycles) and the Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car Show in August.

We had ribbon cuttings for Skygate Financial Services who moved to Ludlow from Chester; and Big Eyes Bakery who moved into their new location behind Engel & Volkers.  We presented LPCTV with the September Member of the Month.

The Vermont Rail System and Mr. Darcy’s co-hosted a FREE chamber train ride for members and their families in September and we had our annual OVRCC Golf Tournament on September 21st and represented our Region at the Big E in Springfield, MA on September 22 & 23, 2016.

We introduced a new “Shop Local” Initiative to make e-commerce and associated services free for all chamber member businesses by partnering with the SharedMall platform.  Bakeries, restaurants, farms, realtors and service providers across all business industries can each now utilize new e-commerce capabilities to enhance their online potential and, for the first time ever, can equally participate alongside retailers in an online shopping marketplace.  This will launch in November 2016 along with our new website.

We want to hear from you!!!  You are invited to a planning session to gather your input into the creation of a Regional Strategic Plan for the chamber and our Region.  We are seeking all business owners’ opinions related to challenges, opportunities and priorities of the region.  The session will be hands on and interactive.  The event will be held at Newsbank Conference Center in Chester on October 25 from 5:30-8p.m.  FREE pizza at 5:30p.m. and the session will begin promptly at 6p.m.

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