BDCC’s INSTIG8 Collaborates with Wilmington Works on Small Business Resource Workshop

Connecting Business Owners with Regional Resources

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s program, INSTIG8, and Wilmington Works have collaborated to develop a workshop for businesses in the deerfield valley. “Often, business owners just don’t know who can answer their questions on a wide range of issues,” R.T. Brown, BDCC’s Head Instigator. “By bringing together a variety of resources, people can get some quick answers, but also walk away with a contact who might be able to help them in the future.”

Participating resources include: BDCC, Wilmington Works, VtSBDC, The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC), Piechak & Company Accountants, and Dunkiel Saunders Law Firm.

“Many of our area businesses are facing a transition in the next few years mainly due to retirement. We need to help businesses understand their options as they face some challenging and potentially exciting decisions,” Meg Staloff, Wilmington Works Program Coordinator.

For more information, send an email to Register online at The workshop’s location is the Old School’s Meeting Room, 1 School Street, Wilmington Vermont. The workshop will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. on January 23rd. Participants will rotate between three stations where the various resources will provide a brief overview of their services followed by questions and answers. The workshop will conclude with some time for networking and general questions.

See the official press release here.



INSTIG8 is a developing suite of services and programs at the BDCC focused on small and emerging businesses. This work has evolved out of the 2016 EDA funded Business Accelerator Feasibility Study and focuses on the region’s CEDS Objective 2: Create an entrepreneurial environment and culture to enhance existing business and grow new business. More details can be found at,,  or contact R.T. Brown, to schedule an appointment.

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, and Weston. BDCC serves as the State of Vermont’s certified Regional Development Corporation (RDC) for the greater Windham County area. BDCC is one of 12 RDCs throughout Vermont.

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Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is an affiliate of BDCC that grew from a 2008 grassroots effort, initiated by BDCC, to reverse the economic decline of the Windham Region and plan for the economic impacts from the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In 2014, after multiple years of regional input, education and data gathering, SeVEDS submitted the Windham Region’s federally recognized S.M.A.R.T. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for federal approval. For more information visit: