Expansion of the Welcome Center Hours

Applicant Name

Elizabeth Finlayson

Applicant Organization

Woodstock Area Chamber Of Commerce

Phone Number

802-457-3555

Mailing Address

PO Box 486

Woodstock

Vermont

05091

Organization Website

Grant Request Summary

The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates and staffs the Woodstock Welcome from 9AM until 5 PM, 363 days a year. Obviously, this means there are no facilities available for locals and visitors if they are out for an after-dinner stroll, ice cream or shopping. We are proposing that the EDC fund, on a 1 year trial basis, expanded hours for the Welcome Center to stay open until 8PM. We are proposing that from July 1st, through October 20th and the weeks of Wassail through December 23 that the Welcome Center stay open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday until 8PM. This additional 18 weeks will cost $3610.

Project Budget

$2,500 - $4,999

Desired Grant Amount

$2,500 - $4,999

Other Funding Sources

The Chamber will continue to recruit, hire and train any new employees on an in-kind basis.

Project Timeframe

December 23, 2022

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

We believe that having the facility open may encourage businesses to expand their retail hours. It is also an enhanced service for locals who enjoy walking through the village after dinner.

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Attracting New Businesses (Attracting businesses to Woodstock), Downtown Physical Rejuvenation (Improving facilities and public spaces in the downtown area)

Other Objectives

Project Collaborations

We will work with the Village merchants and restaurants and encourage them to expand their hours.

Additional Comments