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Not only is the SVEP’s mission to strengthen the economic development network in Southern Vermont but it is also to build capacity for those organizations. SVEP aims to increase capacity through workshops, events, trainings, and forums.

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MAY 2017

SVEP Programming

  • May 3rd: “Federal Policy Changes- What We Currently Know” Forum
    • Federal delegation staffers talk on potential changes to laws, policies, and procedures that would possibly affect economic development. Staffers will talk on expected relevant changes and audience will have time to ask specific questions.
      – 10 am, Putney, Landmark College (RSVP: Here)
      – 2 pm, Bennington, Oldcastle Theater (RSVP: Here)
  • May 8th-13th: National Economic Development Week
    • The International Economic Development Council has designated MAY 8TH-13TH as National Economic Development Week!
    • Visit their website to learn how your community or organization can participate! IEDC provides templates on press releases, advertising, resolutions, social media marketing, and event ideas! Use #EconDevWeek or #EDW2017 to highlight your community or organization’s economic development achievements!
  • May 10th (10a-12p): Quarterly SVEP Steering Committee Meeting 
    • GFRCC in Bellows Falls, VT
    • Housekeeping Items: Invoices, Progress Reports, Proposal Submission
    • CEDS projects overview
    • Mini-workshop: Leveraging Facebook to increase your organizations visibility (Mondo Mediaworks)
  •  May 12th (10a-12p): Economic Development for Town Leadership Quarterly
    • Putney Volunteer Fire Station, Putney, VT
    • Includes Town Managers, Town Admins, Select Boards
    • Ever feel like your definition of economic development is different than you neighboring town’s definition? Ever feel like there is a disconnect between the community leaders and economic development organizations? Ever feel like you have a vision for your town’s economy but aren’t sure how to get there? Ever feel like if only you had more capacity you could accomplish your projects? Then this meeting is for you!
    • RSVP Here
  • May 24th (all day): Southern Vermont Economic Development Summit
    • Stratton Mountain Base Lodge, Stratton, VT
    • A daylong event that will focus on the key projects and perspectives affecting economic development throughout the Southern Vermont region. Attendees will hear from experts on economic and workforce patterns affecting Vermont in general and Southern Vermont in particular; review innovative responses to emerging issues in community and regional development; and examine the ongoing partnership between planning and development groups in Bennington and Windham counties.
    • Registration: $30
    • Find more information at the SoVTED Summit website: (currently under construction

Other Programming

  • May 9th (5-7pm): FREE Intro to Adobe Photoshop
    • Hosted by Bennington County Regional Commission
    • Bennington, VT
    • RSVP or Questions: Michelle Marrocco, BCRC,[email protected]
  • May 11th (5-7pm): FREE Intro to Illustrator 
    • Hosted by Bennington County Regional Commission
    • Bennington, VT
    • RSVP or Questions: Michelle Marrocco, BCRC,[email protected]
  • May 18th (7pm): Facilitating Economic Development in Villages and Downtowns
    • Hosted by Windham Regional Commission
    • RSVP or Questions: Susan McMahon, WRC, [email protected]

JUNE 2017

SVEP Programming

Other Programming

  • June 8th (all day): Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference
    • Hosted by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Keynote speaker: Joe Minicozzi, Urban3
    • White River Junction, VT
    • To register or for more information, click here.
    • Contact/Questions: Gary Holloway, [email protected], 802-828-3220

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