Bennington - Where Vermont Begins

Supporting Local Businesses This Holiday Season


The Better Bennington organization might have said it best, “When the holiday season rolls around we all hold fast to personal sentiments that make the season so special to each one of us.” Since our best memories are usually the times we’ve spent with our families, friends, and neighbors, the Better Bennington organization, which works so hard to drive economicRead the Rest…

Your Hometown This Season

Home for the Holidays Celebration


The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Veteran’s Home invite locals and visitors to participate in “Bennington’s Home for the Holidays Celebration” which includes the annual lighting of the community tree at the Vermont Veteran’s Home on Wednesday, December 7th. Starting at 5:30pm, the public is invited onto the Veteran’s Home front yard to enjoy the lighting ofRead the Rest…



Nothing says traditional Americana-slash-New England than a good ol’ fashioned hamburger.  Right in the backyard of where the nation was founded, you’ll find some tasty, juicy burgs sure to warm your belly (and soul).  If you’re swinging through and visiting our historic town, make sure to taste some of these juicy delights: JC’s Tavern: Full Bar/Kitchen. Live Entertainment. Volleyball/Corn Hole/Billiards & Darts.Read the Rest…

Always Onward Column

Winning and Losing


I thought in the midst of the post election results, I would share a little bit about winning and losing.  Winning is winning, but losing is hard.  Really hard in some cases. As I was sitting with someone I care deeply about discussing the post election results, we began to talk about the sadness and depression that ultimately comes withRead the Rest…

Business & Legislation 2017


This past week we had the pleasure of hosting our annual legislative luncheon, something we’ve rebranded as Business and Legislation. Betsy Bishop and her team from the Vermont Chamber joined us at the CDC, as did 30 other people. The topic the Chamber wanted to address was what did 2016 look like in the legislature specific to business and economicRead the Rest…