• Vermont is fully open. All restrictions have been lifted and now serve as guidance.
    The State of Emergency has expired.
    Business owners and individuals are encouraged to follow the guidance that allows them the most comfort level and to feel free to set their own individual preferences and rules.
    Vaccines are still being distributed and are encouraged for those not yet vaccinated.
    The full plan, with all revisions and updates is outlined
    HERE.


    Masks

    Vermont has adopted the CDC Guidance around masks. Masks are not required if vaccinated in any setting not requiring a mask. Un-vaccinated people are still asked to wear a mask, until they are 2 weeks out from their second dose of vaccine. Business owners may set their own guidance as to the wearing of masks. The state Health Commissioner advises keeping a mask on hand to wear in large groups or crowds, or in situations that make one uncomfortable without a mask.

    For additional information, please visit the Vermont Department of Health website. or the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development website.

  • Chamber Office Hours

    The Chamber office is open Monday - Thursday from 9am - 3pm.
    For the time being, we are requesting that visitors wear masks in our office space.
    To reach Lisamarie email her directly.
    For the most updated statewide guidance, please visit our COVID-19 Resource page linked to the button below.

     

     

     

  • Snapshot of the Chamber

    Originally created in the 1880s as the St. Albans Board of Trade, the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce has long supported the commercial, economic and cultural growth of this picturesque Northeast region. Early, humble initiatives, such as the distribution of the 1930 pamphlet “Picturesque St. Albans, Vermont’s Best Paved City in New England,” helped launch the area’s reputation as a vacation destination. Region-wide children’s x-ray programs and public adult education courses in shorthand and typing strengthened the local work forces of the time. In the late 1940’s the Chamber even tried its hand at a beauty pageant, complete with a swimsuit competition and a concert presented by the high school band. The “Annual Maple Syrup Festival” stood the test of time. Now independently managed, today’s Vermont Maple Festival is a must-do event, bringing thousands of visitors to Franklin County every spring.

    Our community’s success remains a top Chamber priority. The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce provides members with simple, yet essential resources and benefits with which to strengthen and grow individual businesses and in turn, our local economy. Your Chamber is a go-to resource, whether you are learning to navigate our new healthcare system, looking for business information or recommendations from among our members, or simply looking for something to do in our beautiful community. The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce is here to help YOU!

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