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Learn about our partner organization The Vermont Futures Project's Economy Talks campaign, nominate a rising star, and more in our August Commerce Connection.

August 2021
Inspired Discussions About Vermont's Economy 

Our partner organization The Vermont Futures Project has launched a public campaign to humanize and simplify complex economic topics, increase all Vermonters’ opportunities to engage in shaping Vermont’s narrative, and spread public interest in Vermont’s future. Learn about The Vermont Economy Talks, and watch a summer interview series with guests including Vermont Chamber members Lake Champlain Chocolates, Casella, Passumpsic Bank, and more.

2 Questions in 2 Minutes

In two minutes, learn about the Economic Recovery Bridge Program and what businesses can be helped.

Vermont Chamber on NPR

Vermont Chamber Government Affairs Director Charles Martin was interviewed on NPR's show, Marketplace, for their report on employment trends and economic recovery. Vermont has long struggled with a worker shortage, and the gap between demand and workforce has only grown.

Find & Grow Your Workforce at Our Annual Manufacturing Summit

To help address the workforce labor shortage and skills gap in manufacturing, at our 2021 Manufacturing Summit the Vermont Chamber is partnering with Vermont Technical College and the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences to match students and soon-to-be-graduates in advanced manufacturing, engineering, and STEM with participating employers for jobs and internships. Register today to participate and get workforce with our Find Your Future Workforce initiative.
2021 Annual Meeting Notice

In accordance with the bylaws, this shall serve as notification of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting, which shall take place virtually on September 8 from 11:45 a.m. until noon. The slate of nominees to the 2022 Board of Directors will be presented and voted on at the Annual Meeting.
Burlington Business Leader Presented Award

In honor of her work as a business leader and community advocate, Leslie McCrorey Wells, co-owner of restaurants Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia, and Sotto Enoteca, and a member of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Independent Restaurant Leadership Council, was presented with the Catherine McAuley Award.

One-Question Survey: Employer Vaccine Mandate

The Vermont Chamber is surveying statewide employers on their plans related to mandating vaccines for employees, in light of recent Covid-19 news.
Green Mountain Power in Time Magazine

Vermont innovation is leading the way and delivering results for customers. Learn about our member Green Mountain Power's forward-thinking work, in Time Magazine.

Nominate a Rising Star

Vermont Business Magazine will again honor Vermont's most accomplished young leaders in November's issue! The nomination process is open from July 1 to September 3, 2021.
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