World Maple Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017! The sweetest festival comes to St. J, a longtime sugaring center in New England. According to Scott Beck, the Festival organizer, “The St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival celebrates the history and heritage of the Maple Syrup Industry, and St. Johnsbury’s status as the Maple Center of the World.” What that means for thousands of us who enjoy the music, food, and … Continue reading World Maple Festival

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

KCP Presents: Momix

Feb 17 – Lyndon Institute “They are inspired vaudevillians, creating slapstick, science fiction and improvisational surprise. Such quick, bright explosions of theatricality are delightful tricks and crowd pleasers. Their audience floats out on a dizzying high of pleasure.” – Chicago Tribune Celebrated for its exceptional inventiveness and ability to conjure a world of surrealistic images and stunning physical beauty, MOMIX is a captivating company of … Continue reading KCP Presents: Momix

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 ASPIREforwomenentrepreneurs.com website and on https://www.facebook.com/NEKCAAspire. Enrollment for application for an ASPIRE! award will close at the end of January, so please share this … Continue reading Free Business Workshops

Downtown Update

Tax Credits for You. Do you own a business or property in downtown St. J? One benefit of our Designated Downtown status is access to tax credits for certain eligible investments to infrastructure, façade, technology and accessibility. The most recent project to receive tax credits is the building at 190 Eastern Avenue, currently home to Armstrong’s Better Hearing, All About Flowers, The Law Office of … Continue reading Downtown Update

December 2

Downtown Sparkles! Herald the Holidays with Lights and Good Cheer on December 2, starting at 5 p.m. Get thee and thine to downtown St. Johnsbury for a holiday lighting event to kindle the spirit of the holiday season. Shops will be open until 7 p.m., restaurants and theaters even later, to bask in the light from the newly installed street lamps and the glittering festoons … Continue reading December 2

Celebrating Holiday Traditions

St. Johnsbury Welcomes Winter! “This is an incredible community, especially around the holidays,” says Tara Holt, director of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce.  “There are many terrific events, activities, and surprises that celebrate many traditions from now through the end of the year.”  The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce works with local businesses and residents to support the cultural and commercial success of our … Continue reading Celebrating Holiday Traditions