The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven organization of businesses and professionals who are committed to developing a vibrant community and improving the economic well-being of the Woodstock area by marketing and supporting our members and our town.
The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce is a link to the greater Woodstock community. The Chamber, founded in 1949 manages the Welcome Center and Information booth on the Green along with staffing the administrative office.
With your membership you have the opportunity to reach over 245 colleagues and businesses throughout the area. You can host a mixer to showcase your business. Join us at a mixer to network with other professionals in a relaxed setting, or get your business information to over 5,000 by contacting the office and getting it in our E-news.
As a member you can also bring awareness of your business to the Village, by sponsoring or participating in the Maple Madness, Woodstock Summer Festival, the Woodstock Art Festival or Wassail Weekend. Give the office a call and ask us how!
History of Woodstock VT
Woodstock Vermont was chartered by New Hampshire Royal Governor Benning Wentworth on July 10, 1761,. It was named the Shire Town of Windsor County in 1766 and quickly became a prosperous manufacturing and commercial Center. The town has been home to George Perkins Marsh, environmentalist; Frederick Billings, railroad empire builder; Senator Jacob Collamer, advisor to President Abraham Lincoln; and Laurence Rockefeller, conservationist and philanthropist. It was the birthplace of Hiram Powers, noted sculptor of "Greek Slave". From 1826to 1856, it hosted one of only six medical colleges in New England, the Vermont Medical College.
Woodstock was the terminus of the Woodstock Railway,1877-1933, which connected the town to the Central Vermont Railroad in White River Junction. Travelers coming to Woodstock via the railway established the town's reputation as a tourist destination, still prevalent today. It has been called the "prettiest small-town in America" by a national publication. Woodstock is famous for the architecture of its houses and churches. It is the site of the first ski-tow in the United States, 1934; home to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, the only National Park in Vermont and remains the only town in America with 5 church bells cast by Paul Revere & Co.