Southwestern Vermont Chambercast
By Matt Harrington
Listen to the various programs of the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce including "Shirenomics," "Lunch and Learns," "Explore The Shires," and more! Partner, Connect, Advocate and Become a Catalyst!
GNAT's Shirenomics TV Show (Season #2, Episode #3): Interview with Dr. Joshua Sherman of Old Mill Road Record & Old Mill Road Media
In this episode our hosts Matt Harrington and Jonathan Cooper interview Dr. Joshua Sherman of Arlington, Vermont. Joshua Sherman is making a significant impact in Southern Vermont through his professional and artistic pursuits. In 2014, Sherman purchased an historic gristmill and two surrounding buildings in East Arlington. The Mill and the evolving campus (recording studio, gallery, farm, artist development program) and many more initiatives is a major contributor to Arlington’s revitalization. Old Mill Road Recording is now a state-of-the-art luxury destination recording studio and has featured in-house GRAMMY ® Winning Engineer Benjamin J. Arrindell. Sherman’s daytime job of being a medical doctor at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center hospital is equally impactful. He is active in theatre including developing a play about life of Norman Rockwell (Perfect Picture) that has been shown at Southern Vermont Arts Center. Sherman is also the owner of Old Mill Road Media which is the publisher of Vermont Magazine, Stratton Magazine, Manchester Life, and the Vermont News Guide. This episode dives into cultural production v cultural consumption. Our region is already well-known for the opportunities it gives visitors and residents to “consume” culture at playhouses, museums, historic properties, and the like, but how do you direct resources to produce culture. The ramifications here are pretty big: showing up on a different sort of map, and drawing the interest and attention of a different set of professionals (in this case, sound/audio engineering), and perhaps becoming a draw for emerging and established professionals in this and related fields. We talk with Dr. Sherman about this idea and more on this episode of Shirenomics. This audio is a production of GNAT-TV.
March 11, 2020
GNAT's Shirenomics TV Show (Season #2, Episode #2): Interview with Relocation Grant Recipient Beth Dow of the Beyond Gallery
In this episode our hosts interview Beth Dow who was one of the fortunate recipients of hte first round of Vermont's Relocation Grant program. Vermont's Relocation Grant program made national news in 2019 for offering anyone up to "$10,000 to move to Vermont." This episode focuses on the experience of that program and how The Shires region went a couple extra steps further to welcome the Dows. This show is produced by GNAT TV with sponsorship from Bennington County Regional Commission and the Southwestern Medical Center.
February 21, 2020
SHIRENOMICS: The Healthcare of Tomorrow in Southwestern Vermont
You’re listening to the Southwestern Vermont ChamberCast! This podcast platform is produced by the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce who’s mission is to promote, lead and advocate a unified effort, on behalf of its members, to maintain and improve a healthy business climate and rewarding quality of life for this region. This episode is based on the article series called SHIRENOMICS. Our SHIRENOMIC articles look to highlight and communicate the intersection between The Shires of Vermont region located in Southwestern Vermont and the economies and businesses that make the region work! SHIRENOMICS: THE HEALTHCARE OF TOMORROW IN SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT Regional agencies work to retain workforce and promote preventative health care outside the doctor’s office By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney in partnership with Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce In Southwestern Vermont, also known as The Shires of Vermont, residents are never too far without a health clinic of some sort, or knowing someone who is employed by the largest growing industry. Without a 24/7 rescue squad, full-service hospital, and numerous specialty clinics, residents of Bennington County wouldn’t have the quality of health that they do. It’s not just the rolling Green Mountains and maple syrup that keep everyone healthy, it’s on-the-ground and in the community prevention work.
February 07, 2020
Lunch & Learns: Paula Kamperman of Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance
Our Lunch & Learn series is geared towards hard working businesses that want ‘the edge’ when it comes to business innovation and growth. This one-hour, bring-your-own-lunch format is a power packed hour that delves into topics like media, healthcare, mindfulness, finances for small business and more with leading regional subject matter experts. This episode focuses on Paula Kamperman of Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance to discuss new laws and practices on waste, recycling and greening up the planet.
January 29, 2020
GNAT's Shirenomics TV Show (Season #2, Episode #1): Paul Carroccio Interview
Back in the GNAT studio for season 2 of Shirenomics, Matt and Jonathan connect with Paul Carroccio, local real estate agent and investor, on why he's so bullish on Bennington the county. This podcast is produced in partnership with GNAT-TV.org
January 10, 2020
Explore The Shires: Centerline Architects & Planners
On this episode of Explore The Shires we take a look at Centerline Architects & Planners in Bennington, Vermont. For over 30 years now, Gary and his team of architects and designers have been fusing historic with modern, old with new and creating some of the iconic buildings of our region. Explore The Shires is produced by Catamount Access Television
October 17, 2019
Lunch and Learn: Using Video To Promote Your Business and Brand
Our Lunch & Learn series are geared towards hard working businesses that want the edge when it comes to business innovation and growth. This one-hour, bring-your-own-lunch format is a power packed hour that will delve into how to use video and social media to its highest potential for your business. Hosted by Matt Harrington of the Chamber and local media business CAT-TV, this Lunch & Learn will take place at the The Lightning Jar in Bennington from 12-1 pm. This event is free for members of the chamber and participation is encouraged!
October 09, 2019
Explore The Shires: Bromley Mountain - Summer Mountain Adventure Park
The Mountain Adventure Park at Vermont's Summer Adventure is packed with family fun for all ages. Our Explore The Shires team caught up with some of the staff to explore riding the fast track on the triple-track Alpine Slide, tackling the Giant Swing, and taking a 360 spin in the Space Bike! Explore The Shires is produced by Catamount Access Television
July 15, 2019
Lunch & Learn: Stress Management for your business and daily life with Mindful Paths Counseling
Our Lunch & Learn series is geared towards hard working businesses that want ‘the edge’ when it comes to business innovation and growth. This one-hour, bring-your-own-lunch format is a power packed hour that delves into topics like media, healthcare, mindfulness, finances for small business and more with leading regional subject matter experts. Stress can be a big disruptor in your business, as well as your personal life. Deb Lewis of Mindful Paths has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for over twenty years. Her focus is to help you become aware that, 'there is more right with you than wrong'. By incorporating positive attitudes, changing perspectives, and honoring the body, you can attain a major transformation in your life and your business!
July 12, 2019
Lunch & Learn: Small Business Financial Health with William C Deveneau
Our Lunch & Learn series are geared towards hard working businesses that want the edge when it comes to business innovation and growth. This one-hour, bring-your-own-lunch format is a power packed hour that will delve into tips for making sure your small business is on the right track financially. This specific Lunch and Learn featured Bill Deveneau of Veracity Financial.
May 08, 2019
Lunch and Learn: Saving Your Business Energy with Grassroots Solar
Our Lunch & Learn series are geared towards hard working businesses that want the edge when it comes to business innovation and growth. This one-hour, bring-your-own-lunch format is a power packed hour that will delve into ways to save energy within your business. This episode is with Grassroots Solar teaching businesses about the multiple options they have as they conserve energy and explore renewable resources.
March 13, 2019
Explore The Shires: Lil Britain Fish and Chip Shop
This is the first episode of the spinoff show produced by the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Catamount Access Television. On the first episode the ‘Explore the Shires’ team visits small fish and chip shop Lil' Britain to see how the make their out-of-this-world fish and chips (don't forget the amazing burgers, chicken and other snacks)! Explore The Shire is produced by Catamount Access Television
March 12, 2019
GNAT's Shirenomics TV Show (Episode #2): State of the Commerce
Matt Harrington and Jonathan Cooper discuss regional economic initiatives and progress especially as it pertains to the recent 2019 State of the Commerce in Southwestern Vermont survey the chamber just completed. This podcast is produced in partnership with GNAT-TV.org
August 07, 2018
GNAT's Shirenomics TV Show (Episode #1): Regional Economic Development Strategies and Initiatives Happening in The Shires
Join Matt Harrington of the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Jonathan Cooper of the Bennington County Regional Commission as they discuss regional economic development strategies and initiatives happening in The Shires. This podcast is produced in partnership with GNAT-TV.org
May 01, 2018
Made In The Shires: Dion Snowshoes
Our Made in the Shires team meets up with Bob Dion of Dion Snowshoes in this episode. They make the best quality snowshoe possible and operate right here in The Shires! Made in The Shires is a production of Catamount Access Television
February 06, 2018
Bennington Made: Henry's Market
The Bennington Made team meet up with Gene of Henry's Market to see how he makes some of the best meats, cheeses and dishes in all of Southern Vermont! Henry's Market has fresh-cut, ground and smoked meats, as well as sausages made fresh in house! Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
October 09, 2017
Bennington Made: The Apple Barn
Our Bennington Made team explore The Apple Barn on this episode. Make your Vermont experience complete with a visit to The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop. Browse their large red barn packed with Vermont products and souvenirs, and of course our famous baked goods and apples! Pick-your-own seasonal berries, maple ice cream, and much more awaits.
September 11, 2017
Bennington Made: Ramuntos Pizza
Our Bennington Made team explores Ramuntos Pizza in Bennington as they achieve their mission of making great pizza, serving wonderful customers, and creating an atmosphere for family and friends to gather, drink, eat, and be merry! Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
August 16, 2017
Bennington Made: The Village Chocolate Shoppe
The Bennington Made team explore The Village Chocolate Shoppe in downtown Bennington. Vermont's most mouthwatering chocolates, fudge, truffles and buttercrunch made fresh in their candy kitchen, host Matt Harrington discusses with the family how they make some of the best chocolate in Vermont. This show was produced by Catamount Access Television
July 05, 2017
Bennington Made: Mount Anthony Country Club
Foreee! Our Bennington Made team joins the crew at the Mount Antony Country Club as they prepare for their season of golf. Learn how they make the grounds ready for the next season! Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
June 06, 2017
Bennington Made: GVH Studio
The Bennington Made team connect with Greg Van Houten and his company GVH Studio on this episode. GVH Studio is a large format graphic printing company dedicated to bringing ideas to life. Working with the region’s top designers, architects and marketing firms, they've created memorable displays of all kinds. GVH has been serving our cultural, commercial, retail, banking, industrial, healthcare, government, and education based clients since 2007. Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
May 01, 2017
Bennington Made: NSK Steering Systems Manufacturing
Check out our team's tour of NSK Steering Systems America based in Bennington, Vermont. Learn how our workforce is transforming the steering column and component industry and why NSK picked Bennington as its premier spot! Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
April 24, 2017
Bennington Made: TAM Waste, Recycling and Compost
Ready to get dirty? Join our Bennington Made crew as they explore how local waste management company, TAM disposes of your trash, recycling and now compost! Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
February 15, 2017
Bennington Made: Madison Brewing Company
In this episode of Bennington Made we take a look at the microbrew craze that's happening in Southern Vermont with a special tour of locally owned and operated Madison Brewing. We join Head Brewer Will as he shows us how the Madison family has been brewing beer for the last 20 years. Bennington Made is produced by Catamount Access Television
January 03, 2017
Bennington Made: Bennington Potters
Our first episode of "Bennington Made" brings us to Bennington Potters. Have a look at how this beautiful pottery is made from clay to final piece in the store. This was show is in partnership and produced by Catamount Access Television.
April 08, 2016
Bennington Made: Bennington Lanes
This bowling/indoor golf experience is family-owned and always inventing. We join Brooke as she leads us through her family's 40-year old facility to show us how Bennington Lanes actually works.
March 28, 2016