In This Issue

Learn about positive steps taken to strengthen Vermont's aerospace sector, what to know about the reopened PPP portal, and more in February's Commerce Connection.
We also spotlight our member Mobile Medical International Corporation.

February 2021
Join Us at Our Vermont Economic Conference

Please join us in February for the last three seminars in our Vermont Economic Conference: Funding Vermont Through the Crisis tomorrow morning, A Changed Vermont Workforce on February 10, and The COVID Opportunity: Keeping Your Business Relevant on February 17.

Positive Steps for Vermont's Aerospace Sector 

In Skies Magazine this month, our Vice President of Business Development Chris Carrigan shares about positive steps taken in Vermont to strengthen our state's aerospace, aviation, and defense sectors and the U.S.-Canadian trade corridor. To learn more, please reach out to Chris Carrigan by email.

Civility: Is it Too Much to Ask? Not in Vermont

As we ushered in a new legislative session this month, the stark contrast of cooperation in Vermont vs. DC was clear. Civility is not too much to ask for under the Golden Dome. It's our shared belief.

Working Bridges Launches to Support Restaurant Workforce

United Way of Northwest Vermont, Vermont Independent Restaurants, and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to support Vermont’s restaurant workers through United Way Working Bridges – an initiative that helps working Vermonters statewide deal with life challenges.

Presentation on 2021 Priorities

The Vermont Chamber’s advocacy team met this month with the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development to share the Vermont Chamber’s mission and introduce legislative priorities for 2021.

Nominate an Outstanding Business by March 5

Nominations are now open for the 31st annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award! Learn more and nominate an outstanding business by March 5.

Woodstock Inn & Resort Recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Congratulations to Chamber member The Woodstock Inn & Resort, recognized among the 10 top hotels in North America by Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2020 I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards. It is one of just 38 hotels honored globally across four regional categories within Preferred Hotels & Resorts more than 750 hotels, resorts, and residences.

PPP Loans Available

In January, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal to all participating PPP lenders, including community banks, credit unions, farm credit institutions, and more.

Staples Discount for Chamber Members

Staples is offering a Chamber Discount Program for Vermont Chamber members: 10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services.

Member Spotlight

This month's Member Spotlight features Mobile Medical International Corporation. MMIC provides temporary healthcare facilities which provide a full line of U.S. healthcare code compliant on-site solutions for hospitals. They strive to improve the health and well-being of people through creative design of temporary medical facilities and support systems that enable their customers to deliver the highest standard of care. They have a demonstrated history of bringing innovative products to market and introduced the world’s first Mobile Surgery Unit (MSU), a US healthcare code compliant temporary medical facility designed to provide an on-site solution for hospitals experiencing downtime.

Why MMIC? Because they never stop caring. From surgical to sterile processing to water quality, their solutions are backed by decades of unequaled performance. 
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