According to Brewer’s Dictionary of 20th-Century Phrase and Fable (1991), “Say it with flowers” was an advertising slogan coined in 1917 by a Major Patrick O’Keefe for the National Publicity Committee of the Society of American Florists. Many things can be “said” with flowers, in St. Johnsbury, we are telling the world that we are proud of our town, and seeking to convey a welcoming … Continue reading Say It With Flowers
Last week I spoke at Breakout Bakery, a start-up Social-Entrepreurial venture, with plans to provide job training and life skills to formerly incarcerated individuals through the operation of a local and wholesale bakery. One of the bakery’s founders, Darryll Rudy, was recently featured in Bess O’brien’s documentary, Coming Home. Coming Home tells the story of participants in the Circle of Support & Accountability program, a … Continue reading What’s Brewing in St. Johnsbury?
St. Johnsbury’s Victorian heritage gives our community a distinctive charm. Buildings and roads that were designed during a period of parasols and horse-and-buggy traffic give our neighborhoods a sense of place. And the enduring legacy of many families who gave back to this community during the Victorian era means that we can enjoy easy access to world-class arts, education and culture. StJ is an unusual … Continue reading Victorian Holiday – Saturday, December 8
St. Johnsbury is experiencing tremendous change. New businesses moving in as old favorites move on. Fresh owners of historic buildings are redefining our streetscape. Our Town Plan helped planners apply for and receive grant support that aligns community efforts to access the riverfront and connect the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail with our Welcome Center. Things are coming together. These and other community project happen because … Continue reading StJ Chamber Is Here for You
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is thinking big — biggest ever — and you can join the stargazing fun. On August 10 (August 11, if it rains) the Museum will host a huge block party to set the Guinness World Record for the largest astronomy workshop anywhere, ever. The Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party is more than a star party — we’ll have food trucks, … Continue reading Stargazing Party
St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce Seeks Businesses Ready to Grow! Apply now to be a St. Johnsbury Road Pitch Contestant! On August 2 at 11 a.m., the Fresh Tracks Capital Road Pitch motorcycle-riding investors will roll into downtown St. Johnsbury in search of businesses that are positioned for growth. For the fourth year, St. Johnsbury will host this pitch event, giving local businesses the opportunity to present … Continue reading Road Pitch 2018
Go here to register… https://squareup.com/store/st-johnsbury-chamber-of-commerce/ The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate success and learn how you can make St. Johnsbury an exciting destination on Thursday, May 3, 5:00 to 7:30 PM in the Kingdom Taproom. Please join our annual meeting as we honor our sponsors, share collective accomplishments of 2017, and look to the future of St. Johnsbury with planned initiatives for 2018. … Continue reading St. Johnsbury Chamber Annual Meeting