Author Archives: Darcie McCann

Chamber Made Column-Feb. 9, 2013

We Will Not ‘Holla For A Dolla’ If you are a chamber of commerce official, you are not getting much sleep these days. Until the most recent storm, we were worried we would face yet another winter without precious snow, … Continue reading

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NEK Chamber February Legislative Breakfast on Feb. 25

VERMONT TOURISM COMMISSIONER GUEST SPEAKER AT FEBRUARY CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST Megan Smith, Vermont’s Commissioner of Tourism & Marketing, will serve as the guest speaker at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber legislative breakfast to be held Monday, Feb. 25, at the St. … Continue reading

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January 2013 Chamber Legislative Breakfast

VERMONT CHAMBER PRESIDENT GUEST SPEAKER AT JANUARY CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST Betsy Bishop, president of the Vermont Chamber, will serve as the guest speaker at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber legislative breakfast to be held Monday, Jan. 28, at the St. Johnsbury … Continue reading

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Chamber Made Column-Jan. 12, 2013

I was at work in early December when I received a call, asking me whether I had heard the news about the layoffs at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum & Art Gallery. Faced with a growing operational debt, the athenaeum trustees … Continue reading

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Chamber Made Column-June 2, 2012

Summers of Beautiful and Lasting Memories It was almost two weeks ago today that I found myself in the South Street Seaport District of New York City. It was a brilliant sunny day, sturdy tugboats soundly moored in their slips, … Continue reading

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Chamber Made Column-April 21, 2012

The New Planetarium Puts On a Great Light Show There was a time when I was a little girl that it seemed a summer day would never end. Soon after we awoke, my brothers, sisters and I would hastily throw … Continue reading

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April Chamber Legislative Breakfast

LEGISLATORS TO UPDATE LEGISLATION AT CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST ON APRIL 30  Local legislators will update legislation and define their priorities and committee assignments at a legislative breakfast to be held Monday, April 30. The session will last from 8 to … Continue reading

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Citizen of Year Dinner on May 4

ROBERT SWARTZ SELECTED NEK CHAMBER CITIZEN OF YEAR A man who has devoted three decades of service to Catamount Arts and health education causes has been selected the Northeast Kingdom Chamber 2012 Citizen of the Year, one of the region’s … Continue reading

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Chamber Made Column-April 7, 2012

How a Region Recovers After Such a Terrible Tragedy When I woke up the morning of March 26, little did I know that the Northeast Kingdom I knew would change forever. While driving to the chamber legislative breakfast, I heard … Continue reading

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Chamber Made Column-Feb. 25, 2012

Behind the Scenes of the Chamber’s Biggest Event You would think after almost 17 years on the job that the Northeast Kingdom Chamber annual meeting would be routine by now. Not so. I still get butterflies each and every year, … Continue reading

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