Move to Vermont Videos

Making a decision to move to Vermont, or to start a new business here is an exciting proposition. Even so, it is often helpful to hear from those who have forged the path to Bennington before you. That is why the Town of Bennington as well as the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce began to create a series of videos. Hear from some of the residents and business leaders who have already made the move to Vermont. Swap your congested parkway for a red covered bridge. Your pricey studio apartment for a darling mountain view cottage. Become a Vermonter.

Introduction to “Profiles in Bennington”

Profiles in Bennington is a series that was first launched by Bennington’s Office of Economic and Community Development in 2015 to highlight Bennington’s entrepreneurial spirit and its foundation as Vermont’s first chartered town. Titled “Profiles in Bennington,” these in-depth interviews showcase business and community leaders in Bennington. Most of the interviews are between 8-12 minutes long and discuss what it’s like to experience Bennington either as a community member of business owner. Each video has its own tone, but the overarching theme is that Bennington is a great place to build a business and raise a family.

Sheela Harden, Bennington Potters

Bennington Potters was founded in 1948 by a young potter named David Gill.  David had just graduated from Alfred University, renowned for its ceramics program and considered by many to be the finest in this country. David jumped at the opportunity to purchase a small barn near downtown Bennington, Vermont, where he began what would become his life’s work – designing and producing handmade stoneware pottery intended for everyday use, functional and affordable art for discerning individuals. So began the tradition of Bennington Potters.

Bennington: Vermont Begins Here

As the first chartered town in Vermont, Bennington has a rich history and a dynamic downtown. Conveniently situated in the southwestern corner of the state, Bennington is in the sweet spot between being easy-to get-to yet far enough away to be special. Come visit and see for yourself!