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The poster reads, “Setting a direction and taking action: The community store discussion continues @ Chelsea Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., May 22. Bring a small dish and your ideas. Input is needed re: type of business/store model; core functions of a store; store site location; funding, financing and resources; organizing a task force.” On Facebook @firstbranchcc; email jenna@vtrural.org.

From the Valley Calendar:

Chelsea community members are invited to work with a resource team of federal, state, business and nonprofit experts to identify next steps and resources to help envision a Chelsea community store. The meeting will be facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, in partnership with the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation.


This meeting is a follow up to a community discussion on April 21 during which attendees expressed ideas and vision points on the structure, need and functions a store might serve and how to make sure it aligns with Chelsea’s existing needs and assets.


For more information, contact the Vermont Council on Rural Development at 802-225-6091 or jenna@vtrural.org, or email local representatives at firstbranchcollaborative@gmail.com.