advocacy in the shires

We believe that our partnerships with local, regional and state stakeholders provides us with the ability to influence, change and grow our economic and community outcomes.

Facilitating, leading and communicating to our legislative leaders what our members and community needs when it comes to small business reform, economic challenges, educational opportunities and creating a healthy community is a pillar of why this Chamber exists.

We also believe that we can provide the best pathways to important information that is crucial to today’s businesses and politics.

Whether it’s our access to legislators and lawmakers for our members, getting national attention about our misplace location on Google Maps, a member struggling with a unlawful accusation, our relationships with key subject matter experts in various industries or the intelligence of our staff and board, we are the go-to, one-stop-shop for both business and community leaders for keeping up to date on the things that matter.


Legislative Lunch with VT Chamber Betsy Bishop



Legislative Lunch with VT Chamber Betsy Bishop

Where: CDC

When: Thursday, Oct 26, 11:30-1:30

Why: To bring legislative updates and landscape of 2018 initiatives to business members of the Chamber from the VT Chamber's perspective


Fall Shires of Vermont Caucus:

Setting a Regional Voice for the Future


Fall Shires of Vermont Caucus: Setting a Regional Voice for the Future

Where: Fisher Elementary (504 E Arlington Rd, Arlington, VT

When: Wednesday, Nov 15, 6pm - 7:30pm

Why: To bring together both North Shire and South Shire delegation, stakeholders and concerned citizens together to develop a legislative voice for the area




Legislative Breakfast 2018

Where: Hampton Inn, Bennington

When: TBA

Why: With the Southern Vermont Supervisory Union (local education), to gather members of the Chamber together to discuss issues and create the "ask" for the State based on the needs of the area




Day Under the Dome

Where: State House, Montpelier


Why: To present the Shires of Vermont Caucus at the State House and learn more about the inner activities of our State.