The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is 107 years young! We have moved a few times over the years but our current location is downtown on historic Main St! The Chamber office is a resource and referral center. We get visits, phone calls, and emails about places to visit, events in the area, and where is the best place to grab a bite. We also get questions about housing, employment, and relocation opportunities. We always recommend our Chamber members to meet the needs of these requests. We are proud of the businesses and organizations we represent and can’t wait to share information about them with visitors and our community. Our Chamber as an organization has many roles. We not only act as liaisons and promoters but focus on networking and marketing opportunities, education, and advocacy on the local and state level for our members. These are only a few of the benefits to being a Chamber member. Give our office a call or stop in to find out what we can do for you!
What does the Chamber do:
Promotion of economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all business within the trade area.
Promotion of programs of a civic, social and/or cultural nature.
Development and support of educational programs for the business community.
Representation of the business community at the county, state and national level, including legislative and political matters.
Discovering and correcting obstacles to business expansion and community growth.
How does the Chamber support business?
Welcome new businesses with ribbon cuttings and introductions to the community.
Provide information to prospective businesses regarding Secretary of State Registration, State Tax Registration and other new business information.
Runs programs that recognize businesses for their community contributions.
Promote the region through tourism related activities such as Apple Festival, Big E and through Vermont Travel and Tourism initiatives; as well as participation in regional and state initiatives.
We Publish the Springfield Community Guide and the Springfield Area Map and other tourism media to attract visitors to town.
We Work to promote the regional resources from the following areas which coincide with the State of Vermont’s official marketing themes: Agricultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage, Natural Heritage, Four-Season Outdoor Recreation and Vermont-Made Products.
Provide referrals, brochure distribution and respond to requests for travel information.
How the Chamber supports the community:
Drive beautification efforts that will enhance the community image and help to develop a sense of community pride.
Respond to requests for community and relocation information.
Support cultural and artistic opportunities and organizations in the community.
Work to develop programs that will advance a mutually beneficial relationship between businesses and schools in the region. The business community has the opportunity to shape the workforce of the future and educators are encouraged to utilize the resources and expertise of the business community.
Identify the needs of, and sponsor educational programs for businesses and their employees.
Identify and support mentoring opportunities with member businesses and area schools.
Meet the Chamber
Membership & Events Director
Past President: Julie Hayes
Vice President: Michael Schmitt - Black River Coffee Bar
2nd Vice President: Cas Krupinsky - Pearl Street Creatives
Secretary: Amy Duffy - Edward Jones
Treasurer: Sue Dana - Senior Solutions
Mike Dion - Indelible Inc.
Chris Maggiolo - Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC)
Marlo Maro - Mascoma Bank
Noah Vittum - Claremont Savings Bank
Who is on the board?
The Board of Directors includes owners, managers, and staff of local businesses. We understand the challenges that face businesses and are working hard to help our neighbors and fellow business people to succeed. Each board member serves on multiple committees to meet the needs of our members. Together we are an enthusiastic and positive group who enjoy having fun while working hard to improve our organization!
Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the Month - 1:00pm