Banner introducing new team at Chamber mixer

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Banner will introduce its new advertising and newsroom leadership at 5:30 p.m on Tuesday at the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly mixer.

The event will be held at A Time For Yourself at 160 Benmont Ave. in Bennington.

The newspapers will formally welcome Erik Smelser, the new advertising director for the Banner, the Journal and Brattleboro Reformer; Dave LaChance, who was recently appointed news editor of the Banner; former Banner reporter Cherise Madigan, who has been appointed editor of the Manchester Journal; and new advertising representative Deborah Towslee.

The event is open to Chamber members and those interested in exploring membership with the Chamber.

Light snacks and a cash bar presented by Madison Brewing Co. will be available.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to Marie Shutts at the Chamber at, or at 802-447-3311.


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