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From the Desk of the Director

Welcome to the Board

This week the Chamber will host a small luncheon for our new board members.  It’s a way to get to know each individual, orient him/her to the organization, and share the vision for the future. I commend these individuals for getting active in the community and our organization.  All of them already have full-time jobs and are active in otherRead the Rest…


From the Desk of the Director

A Bennington Rhapsody

Last year, Yankee Magazine did a great article on the uniqueness of Bennington. This is how they described Bennington, “a jumble of artsy shops and cafés that have a jittery beat-poet buzz, spiced up with some highly regarded museums.”  In 2015, Bennington was named the 15th “Most Vibrant Arts Community in the Country” by the Center for Arts Research atRead the Rest…


From the Desk of the Director

What To Watch in the Legislature for 2016

Matt Business

One of the most important functions of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide our stakeholders and our business members with important information and advocacy in government politics. On Monday, February 1, your Chamber will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast at the Hampton Inn beginning at 7:30am which will provide you access to some of the area’s representatives.Read the Rest…


“From the Desk Of…” Inaugural Bennington Banner Column from Our New Executive

Matt Business

This is my inaugural article as I begin the position of Executive Director for the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the past month I have been able to attend meetings and hear from stakeholders, members and residents of Bennington. Whether it was walking into the great shops of downtown on Shop Small Saturday, or attending the Select Board meetingsRead the Rest…


February Chamber Mixer

Our February Chamber Mixer will be hosted by Oldcastle Theatre on February 17th from 5:30-7:00pm.  Oldcastle Theatre is located at 331 Main Street here in Bennington. This is a great time to see what you may have been missing.  Why not plan on attending, and bring a potential new member as well.  As always, please remember to RSVP to Marie at marie@bennington.comRead the Rest…