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BENNINGTON — The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their inaugural golf tournament, the B2B (Business to Business) Golf Classic Sept. 30 at Mount Anthony Country Club.

The B2B Golf Classic will be 18 holes played at MACC with a 10 a.m. registration time and 11 a.m. tee time.

Participants will enjoy eighteen holes with carts, a golfers'gift, lunch in the clubhouse or on the go and a fun after hours networking mixer with Hors D' Oeuvres.

Contests include Hole-in One with a $10,000 prize provided by The Richards Group, as well as Longest Drive, and Closest To The Pin contests running throughout the day.

The Chamber of Commerce invites the public and business leaders to enjoy an afternoon of golf and networking while enjoying the fresh Vermont fall air. The event serves as a day out of the office and an opportunity to network with local business people in a relaxed setting.

The event also serves as a fundraiser for the chamber of commerce.

"We've all been hit hard by the COVID pandemic, including this chamber," said SVCC executive director Matt Harrington. "We've been focusing on how we can come alongside our members and larger business community throughout Southwestern Vermont during this time of need."

Mulligans will be available for purchase, as well as a raffle with prizes.

We thank prize sponsors: Church Street Hospitality, couch + cork, and Vermont Confectionery.

The "B2B Cup" will be presented to the winning team, provided by Tomasi's Sports and Awards. The winning team will also receive a 4-player pack to MACC donated by the club.

The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following sponsors: Matt Willey and Ramuntos, The Buck Stop and The Avocado Pit coming in as our Presenting Sponsor. Additionally, thank you to The Bennington Banner as our official Media Sponsor, The Bank of Bennington as our Par Sponsor, The Inn at Manchester as our Hospitality Sponsor, Hoffman Real Estate as our Putting Green Sponsor. Current Tee Sponsors include: Uncle Bob's Septic, People's Bank, Four Chimneys Inn, Shires Young Professionals, GSS Fire Extinguisher, Senator Brian Campion, Henry's Market, WT Martin, GVH Studio, Complete Bookkeeping (Vicki Dejnozka), couch + cork, and White Rocks Design.

MACC will donate lunch, waive fees and provide graphic design assistance for the event.

Sponsorship and branding opportunities still exist and can be found at: www.SWVTChamber.com/Golf

COVID guidelines and policies will be followed at the event including proper personal protective equipment like face masks being worn, sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the tournament, and social distancing is encouraged.

The cost to enter a team is $500 or $125 per player. All proceeds go to the chamber of commerce as a fundraiser for future program and business development. Included in the ticket are golf carts, lunch, after hours food, welcome bag and gift, as well as 18 holes of golf in beautiful Vermont. To learn more or enter a team visit www.SWVTChamber.com/Golf

The Chamber's B2B Golf Classic Committee is made up of chamber staff members Matt Harrington, Erika Floriani and Mikaela Lewis, as well Board Directors Matt Willey, Maru Leon Griffin, and William Deveneau.


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