Membership Renewal Kick Off

KPAA Community Message 
September 8, 2023
“A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.” – Yehuda Berg
Many of you have already received our Membership Renewal email! Keep an eye out for it. It feels great to be back to our regular membership period of October 1st – September 30th. We truly believe that membership in our organization will strengthen your business, our town, and the region. Complete your Investment Worksheet.Did you know that the KPAA offers members access to a plan for
Dental and Vision Insurance? This is available to you and your employees through VACE. Visit or reach out to us for more info.

Tuesday night’s mixer at the Birch Ridge Inn was truly outstanding with upwards of 80 people in attendance. Dave McComb and Jacob McGrath were superb hosts with a smorgasbord of delights from Rollin’ Rooster, Yama Raman, and Dream Maker’s Bakery! The beverages and conversations flowed and we all enjoyed the music of Nick Bredice. They have worked tirelessly on renovations both inside and out, and it shows!

Between the great room, the metal moose head above the fireplace and the shiplap on the walls, the renovations look fantastic and it has a Vermont chic vibe. Not to mention that the covered bridge looks fantastic in red! It will be an excellent venue for a wedding, anniversary or any large event.

Merchant Pass
We are excited to once again offer the Merchant Pass Program to our members and and their employees for the winter season. As we did last year, we have streamlined this program to make it easier for your employees to access. This popular program is merely one of the many perks that come with being a KPAA member. The details for the 2023/2024 season will be available in the coming weeks.

If you have not fulfilled your Merchant Pass Hours for 2022/2023 there are many opportunities for you to do so in September. They must be completed by October 15th in order for you to be eligible for the local pass for the 2023/2024 season. See the Volunteer Opportunity section below or email us at [email protected].

This Sunday be sure to stop by Moguls for Sal’s Annual Pig Roast and the after party of Cowboy’s Ride – a benefit to raise money for the Rutland County Humane Society. Members of our community will ride to honor our friend Chip and his dog Cowboy, who left us too soon a few years back. They were well-loved in our community, and raising money for the RCHS is a great tribute to them.

Have a great weekend!

Kelly, Beth and the KPAA Team

Kelly MorrisseyKPAA Director
Beth Sarandrea

KPAA Board President