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Marketing Opportunity: ABC22 / FOX44 / mychamplainvalley.com

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The folks at ABC22 / FOX44, and mychamplainvalley.com have offered us an opportunity to put together a ‘Visit the Mad River Valley’ cooperative advertising campaign.  Their coverage area includes Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Canada.  Click here for coverage area details. Details of coop: Cost per participating business = $100 per month, with a…

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Ski the Valley: Sugarbush & Mad River Glen are open!

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The home of two legendary ski areas, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, Vermont’s Mad River Valley is an epicenter of cool ski-town culture.  The appeal of this place lies in the massive and varied ski terrain, the beauty of the vistas, the history of the villages, the creativity of the people, and the genuinely independent nature that all…

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Sugarbush Festival of Lights & Memory Tree

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The Sugarbush Festival of Lights is a Mad River Valley holiday tradition!  Businesses and residents in the Mad River Valley towns of Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston, and Moretown LIGHT UP THE VALLEY with beautiful decor.  Some of the light displays are quite elaborate, some are traditional, some are eccentric, and all are a twinkle of cheer…

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Marketing Opportunity: Ride-the-Bus Punch Pass

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Promote your business {for free!} to GMT Bus riders this winter! For the 3rd year, the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mad River Valley Planning District, and Green Mountain Transit are partnering on a Ride-the-Bus incentive program for winter 2018/19. The RIDE-THE-BUS PUNCH PASS is designed to increase GMT Bus ridership, and bring…

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Benefit of Membership: Health Insurance Plans!

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We are excited to announce that Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce member businesses, with between 1 and 100 employees, are eligible to enroll in VACEplus association health insurance plans for 2019! There are 3 simple, competitive, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont plans offered.  View details here >> Here’s a quick summary of eligibility highlights: You…

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Now Accepting 2019 Event Grant Applications

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We love events in the Mad River Valley!  They introduce new people to our special place, create a vibrant environment, and give us more to talk about.  That’s why the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce reserves money in its marketing budget in order to award cash grants to events that attract visitors and media…

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Mad River Glen: Eat It If You Can.

Mad River Glen Fish Fry video

Mad River Glen’s fish fry menu is almost as iconic as it’s single chair (which, ahem, happens to be the fastest fixed grip lift in North America traveling at a speed of 600 feet per minute)! Watch as we head on up to Mad River Glen before the snow flies, and get a behind-the-scenes look…

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Vote for Mad River Valley!

Vote for Mad River Valley for USA Todays 10 Best Awards

We’ve got two local businesses up for USA Today’s 10 BEST ‘Readers Choice’ awards!  Let’s show them some love, and VOTE. General Stark’s Pub at Mad River Glen: Best Après-Ski Bar Click here to VOTE The Pitcher Inn: Best Ski Hotel Click here to VOTE You can vote once per day for the next 3…

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Beer is here! Lawson’s Finest Liquids is Open!

Lawsons Finest Liquids Taproom

Sean and Karen Lawson have announced the official opening of Lawson’s Finest Liquids‘ brewery, taproom, and retail store at 155 Carroll Road in Waitsfield.  Their highly skilled team of employees is already serving up some fresh beer and smiles.  And, we’re all smiling too because this. news. is. exciting! “We couldn’t be happier to finally…

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Marketing Opportunity: VT Ski + Ride

Vermont Ski and Ride magazine

The Holiday edition of VT Ski + Ride magazine will feature the Mad River Valley!  The editorial will be a 60-year retrospective of the Valley dating back to the early days at Sugarbush and Mad River Glen.  This issue releases Thanksgiving week, and 25,000 printed copies are distributed around New England through mid-January. If you…

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MRV Community Forum: A Conversation with the Ski Industry

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The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce presents a new community conversation series! A groundswell of positive energy is spreading across the MRV!  In these community forum style events, local leaders will address the current environment of their industry and how it relates to the MRV’s progress toward sustainable economic vitality.  The goal of this…

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Vermont Adaptive Announces a New $1.7 Million Facility at Sugarbush

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports has announced that the organization is officially underway with the final phases of its Home Sweet Home Permanent Homes Campaign and plans to break ground on a new state-of-the-art $1.7 million adaptive sports facility at Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush Resort in Spring 2019. Friends and participants of Vermont Adaptive’s programs…

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Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is this weekend!

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It’s here!  It’s here!  The 1st Annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is this weekend — September 14, 15 & 16.  This foliage kick-off Festival is brought to you by Valley Arts, with support from Jamieson Insurance, and the efforts of many Mad River Valley businesses and organizations who are hosting events! Please click here…

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Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival: FALL FUN FOR ALL!

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It’s almost here!  The Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is September 14-16.  We are picking out our party outfits, and getting our cameras ready.  This is going to be one heck of a photogenic Festival.  Barns.  Bridges.  Vermont foliage.  Smiling faces.  We can’t wait to capture every moment.  As this is the very first year…

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Annual Meeting 2018: Details

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Please join us for the 2018 Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION! Thursday, September 6 at the 1824 House We are very excited about this event!  We have a memorable evening planned, including some important business, a fantastic speaker (coming all the way from NYC), and a lot of fun! 5pm…

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Mad River Taste Week: TOP 10 REASONS TO GO

Mad River Taste Week

The first Mad River Taste Week kicks off on August 4th with the famed Waitsfield Farmer’s Market and a community pig roast. We’re already salivating in anticipation….  The week’s going to be a whole-heck-of-a-lot of true Vermont foodie fun.  And, while there’s always a whole-heck-of-a-lot of Vermont foodie fun to be had in the Mad River…

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Marketing Opportunity: Boston Herald

Boston Herald feature

Hi everyone! We’re working with our friends at the Boston Herald on a special Mad River Valley coop in the September 6 issue, ‘Roadtrips’ section.  Just in time to lure additional leaf peepers to the Valley.  Our friends at the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing are subsidizing! The cost to participate is $600, and…

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Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Celebration!

Chris Miranda of Redpoint

Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Members, Please SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, for a fun evening, including a little important ‘business’, and a lot of social camaraderie! Our 2018 Annual General Meeting & Celebration event, held at the 1824 House, will begin at 5:30pm, with our Annual General Meeting — agenda to come. …

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Warren 4th of July Parade & Festivities!

Warren Vermont 4th of July Parade

It’s here!  For the 70th consecutive year, we celebrate our independence with Warren’s famous wild, wacky, and wickedly fun parade,street dance, and family festivities! Wednesday, July 4th, in the village of Warren.  The parade starts at 10am!  Be there for all the fun!  Click here for all the details.

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New Fall Event Announced: Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival

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Valley Arts and the Mad River Valley community announce the first annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival will take place September 14 – 16, 2018. The event stems from the interest in—and success—of Valley Arts’ annual Barns & Bridges Tour, traditionally a one-day self-guided tour that’s been immensely popular with both local residents and visitors…

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Mad Marathon Makes the Bucket List

Runner’s World has published the top 10 Bucket List Marathons to run in 2018, and the Mad Marathon made the list, putting the Mad River Valley of Vermont on the same stage as Paris, Hawaii, and the Great Wall of China. “As a small rural marathon in a quaint Vermont valley, I am thrilled to…

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New Member Services Coordinator Joins the Chamber

Ginger Berkelhamer

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ginger Berkelhamer has joined the staff as the Member Services Coordinator. The Member Services Coordinator is a new position at the MRVCC, and a critical part of implementing the organization’s new strategic plan, which outlines how the organization will be relevant, effective, and…

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Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Announces Strategic Plan

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Anyone who has spent time in the Mad River Valley knows this is a unique and wonderful place.  With its staggering natural beauty, vital working lands, abundant and diverse all-season recreation opportunities, fabulous locally grown food and arts and its long history of creativity, hard work and innovation, the MRV is a one of a…

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