Say It With Flowers

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

What’s Brewing in St. Johnsbury?

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?

Victorian Holiday – Saturday, December 8

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

StJ Chamber Is Here for You

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

Road Pitch 2018

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

St. Johnsbury Chamber Annual Meeting

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

Rhiannon Giddens Brings Her Genius to St. Jay

KCP Performing Arts Series presents Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, Friday, June 22, 6:30 PM in St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall. Rhiannon Giddens is a 2017 MacArthur “genius” award and the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T … Continue reading Rhiannon Giddens Brings Her Genius to St. Jay

$20k Grant Awarded to StJ

The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce received $20,000 to revive one of our most central public spaces, historic Depot Square, impacting everyone who lives, shops, works and plays in St. Johnsbury. Tara Holt, director of the Chamber, comments “We envision a series of creative elements designed to enliven the park, which will in the process powerfully impact our entire downtown. Creating a dynamic and attractive … Continue reading $20k Grant Awarded to StJ