Discover Pownal & Pownal Business Network


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Discover Pownal developed out of the Empower Pownal Community Visit process, facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development in 2017. Other Discover Pownal initiatives include recreation, small business and conservation efforts, all intended to strengthen community and economic development for the area.

In the very southwestern corner of Vermont and nestled in the Hoosic River Valley, Pownal is a gateway to all of the state lying to the north and the east. It is home to a beautiful river valley, lush agricultural lands and rolling hills populated with the great recreational opportunities that come with a diverse and scenic rural landscape. In addition to a favorable town infrastructure, Pownal is also rich in human resources, with an active and engaged citizenry who care deeply about the town and its future.

We are in the process of registering Discover Pownal as a 501(c)3.

River, Recreation, and Trails Task Force:

Pownal Pride, Clean and Green:


Mission: To provide a comprehensive listing of all businesses, independent contractors, employment opportunities, and housing availability in our lovely town of Pownal, Vermont. While a resource for customers, our goal is to help give visibility and marketing assistance to the small businesses. Win-win as they say.

Welcome to Pownal Business Network. During meetings with the Economic Development Task Force (born from The Empower Pownal process of 2017) there was talk about a need for networking within the town. Rich Smith and I decided to take that on. We launched a networking community and I created this website.

The launch of the Pownal Business Network was a resounding success! What a wonderful evening at the fabulous American Legion Post 90 Pownal. Thank you to the Martels and to Julie for your generosity. Thank you to everyone who came and added their wonderful energy and entrepreneurial spirit.

The website is still and always will be a work in progress so I welcome and invite additional information and corrections. If you wish to have your business listed, just fill out the form.