Road Pitch 2017

Road Pitch Finalists Announced! On August 4th four local entrepreneurs will “pitch” their creative ideas for an innovative product or unique business concept to an audience of business experts who will be riding into St. Johnsbury for Road Pitch 2017.  The public is invited to observe the competition at Catamount Arts Center at 10:00 am.  The four finalists seeking potential investors for their creative work … Continue reading Road Pitch 2017

Business MicroGrants

Grants for Small Businesses! Do you own or manage a small, emerging, or seasonal business that is based in St. Johnsbury? Do you need some support to help your business become established or grow? The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce now offers Business MicroGrants of $1,000 to help your business thrive. Business MicroGrants can be used to pay for web and graphic design, photography, a … Continue reading Business MicroGrants

Community Report

2016 Yearbook Published! St. Johnsbury has a lot going on. Thanks to active and engaged neighbors and friends, our community continues to show strength. The trends might not fit the mold of what you’d expect — most rural communities of 7,600 people are experiencing stress as we adjust to increasing pressure from online shopping and demographic shifts. However, St. Johnsbury’s high points are its close-knit … Continue reading Community Report

Back to Business

What’s new in our downtown? Have you noticed the new lights on Railroad Street? The freshly paved sidewalks are holding up under our winter weather, making it easier to park, shop, and dine downtown. Are there other improvements you’ve noticed or would like to see? Every year, the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce takes stock of the investments that contribute to the overall improvements in … Continue reading Back to Business

Free Business Workshops

Calling Women Entrepreneurs! For those who are considering applying for an ASPIRE! award for women whose businesses are in Essex, Caledonia, and Orleans counties, participation in one of the January workshops is REQUIRED to receive an application. Workshops are listed on the website and on Enrollment for application for an ASPIRE! award will close at the end of January, so please share this … Continue reading Free Business Workshops

USDA Announces Grants

St. Johnsbury Benefits from USDA Grant. Nineteen Vermont non-profits and municipalities will launch economic development projects aimed at building vibrant communities through job creation with the support of grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These competitive grants were announced on September 30 in Barre, when USDA officials were joined by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch to announce more than … Continue reading USDA Announces Grants

Road Pitch Roars into St. J

FreshTracks Road Pitch Tues, Aug. 4, 10:30 AM at Catamount Arts FreshTracks Capital’s Road Pitch sends a team of Business Bikers on the Road for a 4 day journey trip across Vermont in search of the best and brightest entrepreneurs. The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce working with our Town Offices secured a spot in this statewide entrepreneurial competition to celebrate the ingenuity, creativity, and … Continue reading Road Pitch Roars into St. J

Business Support

St. Johnsbury Businesses Receive Support through the Vermont Community Foundation The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce just received a $2,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. This grant will support the Chamber’s role as a resource for entrepreneurs and advocate for local businesses. The grant sources include the Brooks Family Fund and the Sustainable Futures Fund. With this support, the … Continue reading Business Support