Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop met with Senator Sanders to discuss Vermont's labor shortage and possible solutions, with an emphasis on funding for refugee resettlement programs in Vermont and flexibility with worker visa programs.
The Vermont Chamber has been advocating for the replenishment of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Lt. Governor Molly Gray joined the call for replenishment, recently sending a letter pushing for it to the Vermont Congressional Delegation.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers are reminded to apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the covered period. The Vermont Chamber and other business organizations tirelessly advocated to prevent the Legislature from taxing 2021 PPP loans.
Thanks to remaining federal stimulus funds and a surge in state revenues, Vermont is in a position to make unprecedented investments in its economic future. The Legislature is gathering ideas at planned open discussions to inform policy and budgetary work. You areinvited to weigh in.
This month's Member Spotlight features The Vermont Country Store. In 1946, Vrest and Mildred Orton printed and mailed The Vermont Country Store’s first catalog of 36 items to 1,000 people on their Christmas card list. Inspired by childhood memories of his father’s general store in North Calais, Vermont, Vrest, a frugal Yankee at heart, insisted that what they sold must be useful, work and make sense. Today the company is owned by Lyman Orton and his sons Cabot, Gardner and Eliot, 7th and 8th generation Vermonters and 4th and 5th generation storekeepers who still hold true to this principle. The Vermont Country Store is known as The Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find, serving customers online at www.vermontcountrystore.com, through its catalogs, and in their two retail stores in Weston and Rockingham, Vt., that are open daily from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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