April Okemo Regional Chamber Corner

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has been busy. Our first project is hosting the State of Vermont's Ambassador Program on April 13 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Green Mountain Banquet and Conference Center in Chester (American Legion).

This is an opportunity to learn about the different departments in the state and what they offer. Next, we are the 'test' market for the Vermont Information sign program. Learn how your business can partner with the state to become a Vermont Info Center ambassador.

This program is open to all businesses within the towns of Andover, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth and Weston.

Another project we are working on is to make Route 100 a byway recognized by the State. There are currently six byways throughout the state and Route 100 is not presently included.

We have begun meeting to compile lists of our intrinsic qualities that make up Weston, Ludlow and Plymouth. We have also invited Londonderry and Killington to expand on our efforts to continue the Route 100 byway to the North and South of us.

Our third project is looking at alternative locations for Chester businesses that will be affected by the bridge closings in 2011. We're thinking of a temporary incubator space that can offer retail opportunities that these businesses can co-op.

Our golf committee has begun meeting to plan another extraordinary golf tournament on September 15 at 1 p.m. Please call Mary Knight at 228-2260 to participate and/or sponsor the event. We're keeping the prices the same as last year.

April 14 is our Chamber mixer at William Austin Antiques in Chester at 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Check out our website www.yourplaceinvermont.com for all the latest events.

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