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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

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  • 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

JULY 2017

SVEP Programming

  • July 11th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- “How do I find useful labor data on the new Department of Labor website?”
    • Topic: Navigating to useful labor data on the new Vermont Department of Labor website
    • Presenter: Kevin Stapelton, Vermont Department of Labor
    • Audience: municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, regional agencies, private entities
    • For more information: Click Here

 

  • July 25th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- “USDA Rural Development has housing programs, can you tell me more about them?”
    • Topic: USDA Rural Development housing programs
    • Presenter: Jon-Michael Muise, USDA Rural Development VT/NH Office
    • Audience: municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, regional agencies, private entities
    • For more information: Click Here

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AUGUST 2017

SVEP Programming

  • August 8th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- “How do I find an intern for my business/how do I become an intern?”
    • Topic: BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program
    • Presenter: Kristin Mehalick, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
    • Audience: Business owners in Windham county, college students/recent grads
    • For more information: Click Here

 

  • August (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- “How do I utilize the Windham Region Brownfields Reuse Initiative?”
    • Topic: Windham Region Brownfields Reuse Initiative (WRBRI)
    • Presenter: Susan McMahon, Windham Regional Commission
    • Audience: Windham region municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, regional agencies, private entities
    • For more information: Click Here

Other Programming

  • July 31- August 4th: Fast Tracks Road Pitch 2017
    • Sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers and BDCC
    • more than 40 motorcycle riders will be hitting the roads of Vermont and stopping in 10 towns to listen to at least 50 entrepreneurial pitches. Their goal is to find exciting opportunities for investment.
    • Towns: Brattleboro, Essex Junction, Rutland, Bennington, Barre, Randolph, St. Johnsbury, Lowell, Morrisville and Grand Isle
    • Apply here to pitch your idea!

SEPTEMBER 2017

SVEP Programming

  • September 12th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- TBD

 

  • September 26th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- “How to I utilize the State downtown/village designation to leverage funding and benefits?”
    • Topic: Utilizing the Vermont Downtown/Village Designation Program to leverage funding and benefits
    • Presenter: Gary Holloway, Downtown Program Coordinator, Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Audience: Municipalities who are interested in applying for the downtown/village designation and municipalities who already have designated downtowns/villages
    • For more information: Click Here

Other Programming

  • September 9th (all day): Young Professionals Summit of Vermont
    • Where: The Paramount Theater, Rutland, VT
    • For more information: Click Here

OCTOBER 2017

SVEP Programming

  • October 10th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- TBD

 

  • October 24th (12:00-12:30 pm): “Knowledge Bites” Webinar- TBD

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DECEMBER 2017

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JANUARY 2018

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FEBRUARY 2018

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MARCH 2018

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APRIL 2018

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MAY 2018

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