Fall Is Upon Us

Tips For Planning Your Vermont Fall Foliage Trip People from all over the world travel to Vermont to see the beautiful Vermont foliage. Here, we give you Road Trip tips, amazing selfie spots, Fall events, recipes, and more. 1.)  Plan ahead.  Check out this foliage forecaster to see when the leaves will “peak”.  Remember that different…

New Display at 60 Main Street

Have you ever seen the large wall mounted map display at the Chamber’s office?  I’ve seen it hundreds of times in the last twenty years and have always wanted to update it from its original design and very old photos. Now I have! My company, PP&D Brochure Distribution, publisher of the BLUE MAP, has partnered with…

Chamber Board Member, Don Baker, will be honored at the Dinner of Champions

Donald Baker of Key Bank, Chamber Board member, will be honored with the MS Hope Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on September 13th during the Society’s annual Dinner of Champions. The award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Society. It recognizes President Baker for his exceptional leadership and his outstanding commitment…

Open Farm Week in VT

Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better — and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape?  Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 15-21, taking place at farms across Vermont! During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants,…

What’s Brewing In BTV and Beyond

We are proud of the brewing culture that exists here in the Green Mountain State, and the numbers certainly prove that. Over forty breweries, twenty wineries and cideries, local Meads and a number of alternatively-brewed beverages are in full-fermentation across the state. Vermont’s proud brewing culture, consisting of 8.6 craft breweries per capita and producing…

Love Where You Live

It’s true, Vermont is not for everyone. It’s not known for its high-rises or all-night club scene.  A Vermonters’ definition of sprawl is the arms-wide-open stretch enjoyed while picnicking along the lake. And you may have heard, it snows here from time to time. However, these are attributes that locals love. If quality of life,…

President’s Message

Political Rhetoric, Demonization and Income Inequality: The Minimum Wage Debate The political landscape of the past year has been pock marked by diatribes and invectives against classes and races of people. While unfortunate on a national level it’s sad to witness its creeping tentacles making their way into our own backyard. Depending on your personal…

A Day In BTV

Burlington, Vermont is full of things to do and places to see every day of the week.  Restaurants have daily specials, Church Street Marketplace is always bustling with shoppers, street performers, and food trucks, and beautiful sunny, blue sky can be seen on most days all summer long. With so much going on, everyone who…

10 Spots for Toddler to Tweens

Looking for things to do that will please toddlers, tweens and in-betweens? Here are some ideas that will make everybody, including the parents, happy. 1. Take it outside. Walk or bike the Burlington Bike Path, check out the new Skate Park or laze on a park bench with a creemee (Vermont’s name for softserve ice cream). 2. Climb on!…

Top 10 Selfie Spots in #BTV

  It’s okay to #HumbleBrag about spending time in Vermont. With so many gorgeous places to see, it’s nice to share your experiences with friends and family. You might just inspire them to come with you next time! Also, when seen in person, you’ll quickly understand why many posts of the Green Mountain State have…