RUTLAND - Rutland Economic Development Corporation's (REDC) 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at Holiday Inn in Rutland.

The event will be a celebration of REDC's past and the vision for REDC's future.

Cocktails, dinner and special recognitions will be the order of the night.

The evening will conclude with dancing to area favorite band Satin and Steel.

REDC is pleased to announce its "Member of the Year" - GE Aviation.

"In recognition of our 75th Anniversary, REDC has chosen to honor GE's contributions to our regional economy since moving to Rutland in the 50's," said REDC's Executive Dirsctor Jamie Stewart. "They have been, and continue to be, a key to this region's success. And as REDC celebrates our anniversary, we want to acknowledge the importance of the role GE has played in the economic vitality of Rutland County."

The public is invited to attend the celebration.

The cost is $50 per person and RSVP is required. For more information, call REDC at 802-773-9147 or email info@rutlandeconomy.com.

REDC is a private, not-for-profit whose mission is to encourage and enhance business success in Rutland County. It offers assistance in areas such as financing, site location, business expansion, business recruitment, business counseling by the Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), and more.

Sponsors of the meeting include: Berkshire Bank; Casella Waste Systems, Inc.; Castleton State College; Ellison Surface Technologies; GE Aviation; Green Mountain Power; Heritage Family Credit Union; Kenlan, Schwiebert, Facey & Goss, P.C.; Merchants Bank; O'Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, PC; Omya; Rutland Regional Medical Center; Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. ; The University of Vermont; Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA); and Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO).

Additional: Foley Family of Companies, Holiday Inn Rutland, Hubbardton Forge, and Vermont Roots.