OVRCC Gather For 63rd Annual Meeting; New Board Members Also Announced

posted Sunday, August 2, 2020

Okemo Valley, VT: The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently gathered for their 63rd Annual Meeting held at the Echo Lake Inn located just north of Ludlow along the Scenic Route 100 Byway in the Tyson Village of Plymouth. Innkeeper Tom Gianola was thanked for hosting & sponsoring the event.

Gail Beardmore of Engel & Volkers in Ludlow was elected the incoming President of the Board. Former President Tom Gianola will remain on the executive committee serving as treasurer.

Attendees and those joining the meeting remotely had the opportunity to learn about the progress of the chamber in the past year and upcoming plans for the future. Members also voted on the following new Chamber Board members:

  • Brandon Durham T2B Fitness Athletics (Ludlow)
  • David Pisha Town of Chester (Chester)
  • Art Randolph People's United Bank (Ludlow)
  • Garrison Smith Smitty's Chester Market (Chester)
  • Alyssa Stewart Stewart Maple & Marketplace (Shrewsbury)

The following outgoing board members were also thanked for their service: Mike Bailey - Brewfest Beverage (Ludlow), Justin Hyjek - Homestyle Hotel & Main + Mountain Bar & Motel (Ludlow), Margaret Vincent - Vermont T's (Chester) & Brian Herndon - HB Energy Solutions (Springfield).

The guest speaker via Zoom was Molly Mahar, Executive Director of Ski Vermont the VT Ski Areas Association, who spoke about the challenges and opportunities for this industry in Vermont.

To view a photo album of the event, click HERE or go to the chamber's Facebook page.

The OVRCC is a not-for-profit, member-driven association and the voice of the business communities in South Central Vermont. OVRCC includes the communities of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Landgrove, Londonderry, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Weathersfield, & Weston along the Vermont Scenic Route 100 Byway. OVRCC provides advocacy, support, and regional marketing to promote and enhance businesses in the region as well as the four-season economy.

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