In This Issue

Learn about $75 million secured to help local businesses, our 2021 Economic Conference, a new beer for Vermont restaurants, and more in December's Commerce Connection. We also spotlight our member KAD Models and Prototypes, Inc.

December 2020
Additional $75 Million for Vermont Businesses

The Vermont Chamber helped secure $75 million in additional relief for Vermont businesses. These funds will help address the overwhelming unmet financial need lodging properties and restaurants continue to face because of COVID-19.

2021 Vermont Economic Conference

Our 2021 Economic Conference kicks off on Jan. 13 with Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine and Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak, who will discuss the impact a COVID-19 vaccine will have on Vermont’s businesses and workforce and share their predictions for the year ahead.

December Events in Our Virtual Policy Series

The next event in our Virtual Policy Series, on December 7 at 11 a.m., features VPR's Peter Hirschfeld, VTDigger's Anne Galloway, and Seven Days' Kevin McCallum. The final event in the series is on December 14 at 3 p.m. and features the Vermont Chamber’s four-person lobbying team.

Legislative Updates Across Vermont

Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop and Government Affairs Director Charles Martin joined chambers across the state to discuss legislative priorities and expectations for the 2021 session.

December Hospitality Webinars

The Vermont Chamber and On The Fly Vermont are hosting a free webinar series presenting practical resources and advice that you can apply immediately to your hospitality business.

Vermont Chamber Supporting Workforce

The Vermont Chamber co-signed and sent a letter urging Congress to lift the federal ban on Pell grants for people in prison. Removal of this ban will strengthen our workforce by increasing the availability of skilled workers, while also positively expanding reentry opportunities for formerly incarcerated people.
Thank You for Your Support

The most important thing we can ask is that you continue supporting the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as we support you and your fellow businesses across Vermont. We are in this together.

New Beer Supports Vermont Restaurants

Newly announced Adventure Pants is an IPA brewed by Zero Gravity Craft Brewery exclusively for Vermont restaurants. 100% of profits from this beer will be donated to Vermont Independent Restaurants.

Upcoming Webinars From PTAC

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center is hosting December webinars, including on fundamentals of indirect rates and Enhanced JCP Certification.

New CityPlace Burlington Plan

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and The Vermont Futures Project are supportive of more housing for Vermonters and the new CityPlace Burlington plan, which calls for 426 new apartments with 84+ affordable units.

Member Spotlight

This month's Member Spotlight features KAD Models and Prototypes, Inc. KAD has been in the business of Advanced Adaptive Manufacturing, providing engineers and line of business with rapid turnaround machining of plastics, metals and hard to machine materials with high-end precision and quality since 2012. As an OEM and Tier 1, 2, & 3 supplier to OEM’s and prime contractors, KAD serves clients leading in technology and consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive, industrial, marine, and medical industries. KAD manufactures products directly from 3-D models and inspects every order – ensuring consistently high quality for every part made. Learn about KAD’s services.
Learn about The Skinny Pancake, Marble Trail Financial, and KAD Models and Prototypes, Inc. Visit our membership page for benefits and staff contacts.
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