Community Involvement and Advocacy

Community Involvement and Advocacy

Owner, Marc Sherman, has served on several non-profit boards and has advocated for fair employment and sustainable business practices at the local. state and federal levels.  Trudy Trombley and her daughter Denise have also served on local boards and participated in advocacy at the Vermont State House and in Washington DC.

Marc served as a board member for Stowe Area Association, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation, Vermont Arts Council, Stowe Vibrancy Events Committee and was Board Chair for Vermont Retail Association and Government Relations Chair for Vermont Retail and Grocers Association.

Marc has been recognized as Business Person of the Year by the Lamoille Chamber of Commerce and was recognized by The National Retail Association as a National Small Business Advocate.

Trudy Trombley served on the board of Stowe Vibrancy and was long time member of the events committee. She too has advocated for small business and in 2018, was awarded the Small Business Person of the Year award by the National Retail Association. The award was presented during the annual Small Business Advocacy event in Washington DC.  

Marc and Trudy jointly were awarded the retailer of the Year award by the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association in 2017 for their combined contribution to the organization, their leadership for small independent business owners and for their constant advocacy at the Vermont Statehouse.

Denise Early was honored by Lamoille County Chamber of Commerce in 2012 as Employee of the year for her leadership in managing and marketing our business.

Dontation to Lamoille Community Food Share

Stowe Mercantile Donation to Lamoille Community Food Share

Stowe Mercantile Award Case