In This Issue

Watch our recorded Virtual Policy Series discussions with key leaders, learn about efforts to stop UI changes that would harm economic recovery, and more in our April Commerce Connection. We also spotlight our member Hayward Tyler.

April 2021
Future of Remote Work in Vermont

Last month marked the first anniversary of Covid-19’s arrival in our state. An op-ed from Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop explored how Vermont employers are embracing change. Tomorrow morning, Betsy joins Johan Maitland of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC to discuss the future of remote work in a post-pandemic workplace.

UI Changes Would Harm Economic Recovery

The Vermont Chamber opposed proposed bill S.10 that would delay Vermont’s progress toward economic recovery. Several news outlets reported on our advocacy, including WCAX-TV, Vermont Business Magazine, and WDEV Radio.

Welcoming New Membership Engagement Director

We are pleased to announce Sophia Yager as our new Director of Membership Engagement. With Sophia’s background in workforce development, she is gathering information about innovations in hiring, multimedia career marketing examples, starting wages, and skill sets.

Manufacturing Summit Registration Open for Suppliers

The Vermont Chamber invites you to attend a unique, 100% virtual, and reimagined Annual Manufacturing Summit with a theme of “The Future of Adaptive Sourcing” on Thursday, September 9. Registration is now open to companies that meet the supplier criteria.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with over 20 OEMs and prime contractors, Tier systems integrators, suppliers, partners, and students for new contacts, business opportunities, contracts, and workforce to rebuild and strengthen your supply chains.

Recovery Steps for Employers

The business community plays a critical role in combatting the pandemic. Now that safe and effective vaccines are available, every business must rally around a common goal: accelerate vaccinations, reopen safely, and defeat the pandemic.

Spring 2021 Job & Internship Fair

The Vermont State College System is hosting a Spring 2021 Virtual Job and Internship Fair. Please register if you’ll be recruiting for internships, full- or part-time jobs, seasonal jobs, continuing education, community engagement and volunteer opportunities, or would be willing to do informational interviews with students.
Norwich University Leadership in The New York Times & Seven Days

Col. Mark Anarumo, President of Norwich University, showed inspiring leadership when he made the decision to support students forced to quarantine during the pandemic by moving into their dormitory.

Read the story in The New York Times and Seven Days
99% of 2020 Vermont Tech Grads Find Jobs Despite Pandemic Economy

99% of Vermont Technical College graduates in the Class of 2020 found jobs within six months of graduation. “We provide the workers that enable the economy to really crank along," Vermont Tech President Patricia Moulton said.

Member Spotlight

This month's Member Spotlight features Hayward Tyler. Hayward Tyler designs, manufactures, and services performance-critical electric motors and pumps for high-pressure, high-temperature applications in the harshest environments across the global energy, chemical, and renewable industries. They have a robust knowledge base and offer advanced engineering expertise. They take great pride in how they support their clients. Learn more about pump and motor services at
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