Member News

Valentine’s Day – The MRV Way

January 23, 2023

Love is clearly in the air here in the Mad River Valley.  Heck we even have Mad River Romance (check…

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Ride to Ski on the Mad Bus

December 27, 2022

Mad River Valley visitors and residents are encouraged to utilize the free Mad Bus Service that is provided by Green…

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Welcome Center Volunteers

December 7, 2022

Do you want to share your knowledge of the MRV?  The Mad River Valley has a new Welcome Center in…

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Memory Tree

November 17, 2022

Honor Your Memory Today! $5 each or 5 for $20 The Mad River Valley Memory Tree provides a way for…

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#SHOPMRV – Shop Local This Holiday Season

November 17, 2022

The holiday shopping season is upon us and there are so many ways to give unexpected, genuine, unique and delightful…

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MRV Star Kits On Sale Now

November 15, 2022

Order Your Star Kit! Over the past 15 years or so beautifully lit stars have become a ubiquitous feature around…

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Support MRV Non-Profits with Meaningful Gifts This Holiday Season

November 14, 2022

The Holiday Season is always a good time to take stock and be more intentional with our gift giving. It’s…

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MRV Experiences are The Perfect Gift

November 14, 2022

With the holiday  upon us it’s a great time to think of ways to give meaningful gifts. A gift of…

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Financial tips for the self-employed

October 7, 2022

Being self-employed has some benefits: You get to choose your own hours, you don’t have to count “vacation days” and…

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Local Artists Participate in Open Studio Weekend

September 26, 2022

The Vermont Crafts Council’s 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend takes place on October 1st and 2nd, from…

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View the Foliage Like a Pro

September 26, 2022

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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MRV Chamber 2022 Annual Meeting

August 16, 2022

Please join us for the 2022 Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Hosted by Sugarbush Soaring at teh…

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Flags Fly Downtown

May 31, 2022

You may have noticed the new US and Mad River Valley flags fluttering along Route 100. These flags came about because…

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MRV Artisans Take Part in Vermont Open Studio Weekend

May 16, 2022

The 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place on May 28 & 29, from 10am to 5 pm.…

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Summer Events in Central Vermont

May 13, 2022

Many would argue that summer is the best season in Vermont. Even though a case for every season, it’s hard…

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Explore Classic Mountain Towns Along Vermont Route 100

February 13, 2022

Encounter the winter beauty of the East Coast at an unseen level this year. Named one of “The Most Beautiful…

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MRV Chamber Launches First Ever Stand Up for Safety Initiative

February 2, 2022

The Mad River Valley, a popular Vermont ski and mountain tourism destination, has launched Stand Up for Safety, a program…

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Mad River Valley Chamber Receives Grant to Bring Flags Back to Route 100

December 13, 2021

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce has received a $3,500 grant from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). This…

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Pre-season Ski Update – a Community Conversation

November 3, 2021

On Wednesday November 10th at 7 pm the MRV Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a Community Conversation involving the…

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Gearing Up for the Holidays in the Mad River Valley

October 21, 2021

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce and the retail business community  are working together to promote the holiday season. Instead…

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Chamber Hosts Service Industry Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop

October 11, 2021

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that they will be hosting a very important and…

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Signs of the Times – Back to Normalcy

June 8, 2021

It’s clear that things are really getting back to normal here in the MRV. The most obvious signs of our…

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Quirky Dining in the MRV

May 31, 2021

Quirky is defined as “characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits” and the Mad River Valley certainly fits the bill in…

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stewardMRV Aims to Care for Recreational Access Points

May 27, 2021

Memorial Day weekend marks the kick-off of stewardMRV, a new initiative spearheaded by the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce,…

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Valley Reporter Turns 50!

April 22, 2021

Happy 50th Birthday to The Valley Reporter! It is hard to imagine that our favorite, local news source is half…

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Community Conversation A Mid-season Update from the Ski Areas

February 10, 2021

Everyone in the MRV community is invited to an online Community Conversation presented by the MRV Chamber of Commerce involving…

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New Name for Local Arts Organization

February 9, 2021

An iconic local arts organization has a new name—and a new look. Mad River Valley Arts (MRVA) is the name…

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Snow People Contest

February 5, 2021

With all the new snow of late, the Mad River Valley has been turned into a winter wonderland. Residents and…

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Memory Tree Lighting

December 13, 2020

It’s Not Too Late to Dedicate Your Memory! The Mad River Valley Memory Tree will officially be lit on Friday,…

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It’s Time to Light up the MRV!

November 17, 2020

Every holiday season, the Mad River Valley comes to life with a spectacle of illumination that is quintessential Vermont. While it…

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View the Foliage Like a Pro

September 28, 2020

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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Please Write Your State Senator!

September 24, 2020

We are pleading with you to encourage our representatives in the legislature to fully fund direct business relief grants currently being…

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VermonTouring – Scenic Drives in the MRV & Beyond

September 23, 2020

When Mad River Valley locals head out to explore and experience other parts of Vermont you might hear them say…

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Inaugural Win Smith Be Better Award Presented

September 10, 2020

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the creation and recipient of the inaugural Win Smith Be Better Award…

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August 10, 2020

Board of Directors & Officers/Nominations 2020 & Proposed Slate of Candidates Three Directors are retiring after serving six years. Also…

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Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce 2020 Annual Meeting

August 6, 2020

Please join us for the 2020 Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Celebration September 9, 2019 –…

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Community Fund Offers Bridge Grants

April 2, 2020

  The Mad River Valley Community Fund is accepting applications for Bridge Grants to help individuals and families who live…

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Public Health Alert

March 22, 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT Keep yourself and others safe during this pandemic. COVID -19 has a 2-14 day incubation, spreads person…

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Business Resources

March 19, 2020

Here are resources compiled to assist MRV businesses deal with the COVID-19 Crisis Unemployment Insurance Claims In an effort to…

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Business Education Series

February 26, 2020

Each month the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts our Business Education Series.  They are designed as away to…

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Leap of Kindness Day

February 23, 2020

So what will you do with the extra day we all get this Leap Year, on Saturday, February 29, 2020?…

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Talking Economic Development in the MRV

December 16, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Pat McDonald from Campaign for Vermont for a wide-ranging discussion about…

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Give the Gift of Giving

December 1, 2019

The holiday season is a great opportunity to give meaningful gifts that come back to support amazing local organizations that…

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Experiences are the Perfect Gift

November 25, 2019

These days many folks don’t want “things” as gifts. Instead they value experiences more. The MRV has so many great…

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Co-op Advertising to Promote the MRV

November 12, 2019

As I connect with local business owners I have noticed a growing desire to develop ways to work collectively to…

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Mad River Real Estate – It’s All About The Community

November 5, 2019

Mad River Real Estate is  certainly a premier agency here in the MRV. They are professional, knowledgeable and experienced. The…

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Buy Local – A Campaign for the MRV

October 28, 2019

Since I began working at the Mad River Valley of Chamber of Commerce I have made a concerted effort to…

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The “Almost World Famous” Warren Store

October 24, 2019

Valley visitors simply love the Warren Store! A recent social media post is typical; “One of my favorite places in…

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Country Christmas Events

October 11, 2019

Country Christmas is how the Mad River Valley celebrates the holidays. The Mad River Valley Chamber works in collaboration with the business…

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Country Christmas Planning

October 10, 2019

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce and the retail business community have been  working together to re-imagine the traditional…

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2nd Annual Mad River Valley Memory Tree 2019

October 10, 2019

The Mad River Valley Memory Tree stands as a bright and beautiful symbol of those we remember, honor, and celebrate this…

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Staffing Issues?

September 23, 2019

With unemployment rates at historically low levels filling job openings is one of the biggest issues facing local business owners.…

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MRV Barns & Bridges Festival This Weekend!

September 19, 2019

This Weekend!  The 2nd Annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival— September 20, 21 & 22.  This foliage kick-off Festival is…

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Sugarbush Season Passes! Discount for Chamber Members.

August 20, 2019

Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Member Benefit: Get a Discount on your Sugarbush Season’s Pass! Get ready for ski…

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Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting 2019: Details

August 13, 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Celebration September 10, 2019 –…

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First Impressions

July 3, 2019

My first few weeks on the job have certainly been interesting, eye-opening and frankly a whole lot of fun. Getting…

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Presentation to Jasmine Bigelow

Farewell to Jasmine Bigelow

May 22, 2019

At the Mad Mingle on May 21st at the Mad River Barn, also hosted by Jamieson Insurance, Chamber members wished…

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New Chamber Executive Director Announced

May 15, 2019

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to announce that following discussions with a number…

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Runners, Walkers, and Watchers… GET READY TO DASH!

May 7, 2019

The date is set: The Mad River Path’s 24th Annual Mad Dash is on Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2019! The event…

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Marketing Opportunity: State Subsidized MRV coop ad in Yankee Magazine

April 18, 2019

Our partners at the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing have offered us a generous subsidy to place a full-page…

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The Mad River Valley is ‘Capitol for a Day’ on Monday, April 29th!

April 18, 2019

All are welcome to join!  Roundtable Discussion on Tax, Tourism, Economic Development, and Finance in the State of Vermont. This…

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Vermont Top 10 Winter Events: call for nominations!

April 18, 2019

Nominate Your Favorites for Top 10 Winter Events 2019-2020! Annually, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce features the state’s best activities…

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Marketing Opportunity: Sugarbush Magazine 2019/20

April 18, 2019

Sugarbush is getting ready to publish the 2019/20 issue of Sugarbush Magazine.  Once again, they are offering a 10% discount…

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Search for new Executive Director is underway!

March 19, 2019

As reported via email on February 28th, the MRVCC Executive Director, Jasmine Bigelow is moving on at the end of…

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Peter MacLaren is 2019 Vermont Innkeeper of the Year!

March 14, 2019

Exciting News for our community!  The Mad River Valley’s Peter MacLaren, of West Hill House B&B, is selected as the…

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Registration Open: Vermont Tourism Summit

February 20, 2019

The Vermont Tourism Summit, one of the largest gatherings of tourism professionals in the state, is in South Burlington on…

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Results: Vermont Small Business Economic Outlook Survey

February 20, 2019

141 Vermont businesses from diverse industries completed the latest semi-annual economic survey in January regarding the outlook of Vermont’s small-…

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Ride to Ski: Our FREE MRV Bus

January 23, 2019

Get around the Mad River Valley on the GMT Bus, our FREE winter-seasonal bus service, operated by Green Mountain Transit. Daily…

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Marketing Assets for Mad River Valley Businesses

January 17, 2019

Hey there Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce members!  We can’t say it enough… your support and membership investment helps…

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Joan Gorman celebration

Congratulations, Joan!

January 16, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us at Mad River Glen on January 15th!  Thank you…

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MRV Next Steps for Housing: Survey

January 16, 2019

The Mad River Valley Planning District has put together a survey on Housing to be completed prior to the MRV…

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Sugarbush Announces Wall of Fame!

January 15, 2019

In celebration of their Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, Sugarbush Resort announces the opening of the nominating period for the Sugarbush Wall…

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Memory Tree

Thank you for making the Mad River Valley Memory Tree a success!

January 9, 2019

There are two things we do on a regular basis here at the Chamber: 1. Solve Problems. 2. Make Connections.…

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2017 Tourism Benchmark Study Results

January 9, 2019

The State of Vermont has released the results of its 2017 Tourism Benchmark Study.  The impact of tourism on Vermont’s…

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Mad Marathon Makes Runner’s World Bucket List!

January 8, 2019

For the 2nd year in a row, our own Mad Marathon was named to Runner’s World’s TEN BUCKET LIST MARATHONS…

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Ride the LOVE Bus!

January 6, 2019

Enjoy a romantic evening out with your sweetheart, and let the LOVE BUS drive! Our FREE Mad River Valley bus…

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Marketing Opportunity: ABC22 / FOX44 / mychamplainvalley.com

December 11, 2018

The folks at ABC22 / FOX44, and mychamplainvalley.com have offered us an opportunity to put together a ‘Visit the Mad…

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Marketing Opportunity: VT Ski + Ride

December 9, 2018

Have you seen the Holiday edition of VT Ski + Ride magazine?  The editorial is a 60-year retrospective of Sugarbush,…

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Sugarbush Festival of Lights & Memory Tree

December 3, 2018

The Sugarbush Festival of Lights is a Mad River Valley holiday tradition!  Businesses and residents in the Mad River Valley…

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Marketing Opportunity: Ride-the-Bus Punch Pass

November 2, 2018

Promote your business {for free!} to GMT Bus riders this winter! For the 3rd year, the Mad River Valley Chamber…

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Benefit of Membership: Health Insurance Plans!

October 31, 2018

We are excited to announce that Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce member businesses, with between 1 and 100 employees,…

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Now Accepting 2019 Event Grant Applications

October 30, 2018

We love events in the Mad River Valley!  They introduce new people to our special place, create a vibrant environment,…

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Country Christmas in the Mad River Valley

Participate in Country Christmas 2018 – 20th Anniversary Event!

October 30, 2018

The first few flakes of snow have drifted down and winter is right around the corner. With the early days…

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Vote for Mad River Valley!

October 28, 2018

We’ve got two local businesses up for USA Today’s 10 BEST ‘Readers Choice’ awards!  Let’s show them some love, and…

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

October 25, 2018

Sean and Karen Lawson have announced the official opening of Lawson’s Finest Liquids‘ brewery, taproom, and retail store at 155…

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Marketing Opportunity: VT Ski + Ride

October 17, 2018

The Holiday edition of VT Ski + Ride magazine will feature the Mad River Valley!  The editorial will be a…

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Our Volunteers Are The Best!

October 17, 2018

Okay, we need to brag for a minute. The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce operates the Mad River Valley…

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MRV Community Forum: A Conversation with the Ski Industry

October 11, 2018

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce presents a new community conversation series! A groundswell of positive energy is spreading…

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Did you miss out on our business roundtable with Vermont Main Street Alliance?

October 11, 2018

On October 2nd, we hosted Molly Gleason from Vermont Main Street Alliance (MSA-VT), for our monthly ‘Coffee & Conversation’ event.…

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Vermont Adaptive Announces a New $1.7 Million Facility at Sugarbush

October 11, 2018

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports has announced that the organization is officially underway with the final phases of its Home…

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame Induction of Peter Oliver

October 11, 2018

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is excited to be awarding the Paul Robbins Journalism Award to Peter Oliver this year…

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Results of Business Economic Survey

September 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:               August 27, 2018 Contact:         Jennifer Krause Phone:            802-878-1963 E-mail:            Jennifer@dh-cpa.com WILLISTON, Vt., August 27, 2018 – Over 140…

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Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is this weekend!

September 12, 2018

It’s here!  It’s here!  The 1st Annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is this weekend — September 14, 15 &…

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Sugarbush Season Passes! Discount for Chamber Members.

August 26, 2018

Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Member Benefit: Get a Discount on your Sugarbush Season’s Pass! Get ready for ski…

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Annual Meeting 2018: Details

August 5, 2018

Please join us for the 2018 Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION! Thursday, September 6 at…

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Marketing Opportunity: Boston Herald

July 25, 2018

Hi everyone! We’re working with our friends at the Boston Herald on a special Mad River Valley coop in the…

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Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Celebration!

July 18, 2018

Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Members, Please SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, for a fun evening, including a…

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Warren 4th of July Parade & Festivities!

June 27, 2018

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…

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MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK: A New Summer Event Featuring Tours, Tastings, and Teachings

April 19, 2018

Mad River Food Hub announces Mad River Taste Week, a 7-day celebration of the food and beverage makers and growers…

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New Fall Event Announced: Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival

March 21, 2018

Valley Arts and the Mad River Valley community announce the first annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival will take place…

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Mad Marathon Makes the Bucket List

March 8, 2018

Runner’s World has published the top 10 Bucket List Marathons to run in 2018, and the Mad Marathon made the…

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New Member Services Coordinator Joins the Chamber

October 30, 2017

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ginger Berkelhamer has joined the staff as the…

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Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Announces Strategic Plan

June 2, 2017

Anyone who has spent time in the Mad River Valley knows this is a unique and wonderful place.  With its…

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