SVEP Webinar Series
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month at noon!
Starting July 2017, the Southern Vermont Economy Project at BDCC will be hosting a bi-monthly quick hit webinar series called “Knowledge Bites,” focused on providing introductory information about economic and community development tools, programs, and funding opportunities. These webinars will be held virtually at 12pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. The individual webinars will be 30 minutes long, including 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of questions from participants.
Through FreeConferenceCall.com (desktop app or web viewer)
Online Meeting Invitation Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/svep
Online Meeting ID: svep
If you need help connecting, call 802-257-7731 x222 up to 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time
When you RSVP through Eventbrite, it sends you a reminder two days prior to the webinar, gives you the details to connect, and gives us a good idea of who will be attending!
If there is a program or assistance that you would like to be a part of this series or learn more about, we’d love to hear your suggestions! Please follow the general guidelines below:
- Webinar must be conducted by representative of the program or expert on the topic
- Cannot focus on sales of product or service
- Must be applicable to CEDS objectives or SVEP Survey results
Send suggestions to Sarah Lang, SVEP manager, email@example.com
Here you will find details on each session: what the presentation will cover, who will be presenting, and who their target audience is.
When the session is complete, we will archive the presentation here along with any contact information or resources discussed.
Lightning Bold Icon signifies a webinar session that is additional to the typical Knowledge Bites series
Topic: Understanding Labor Market Information Data and Resources
Presenter: Kevin Stapelton, Vermont Department of Labor
Audience: Economic development professionals, grant writers, researchers and anyone who frequently uses data from sources such as Census or the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Download Power Point Here: KB1 Stapleton VTDOL
Topic: USDA Rural Development programs overview, in depth on housing or audience choice
Presenter: Jon-Michael Muise, USDA Rural Development VT/NH Office
Audience: municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, regional agencies, private entities
Download Power Point Here: Vermont USDA Rural Development Vermont Overview
Topic: Windham County Economic Development Program, RFP submission
Presenter: RT Brown, BDCC
Audience: Non-profit organizations
Download Power Point: 2017 WCEDP RFP Webinar
Presenter: Kristin Mehalick, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and Michelle Marrocco, Bennington County Regional Commission
Audience: Business owners in Bennington and Windham counties, college students/recent grads
Download Power Point: BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program – SVEP Presentation 8.2017
Topic: Engaging your state delegation
Presenters: Senator Jeanette White (D-Windham) and Representative Brian Keefe (R- Bennington)
Audience: Residents of Bennington and Windham Counties
Topic: Structured Problem Solving
Presenter: Jon Bates, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
Audience: People who manage people and people who manage processes
Download Presentation Here: KB_Problem Solving_Bates
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
Topic: Vermont Small Business Development Center
Presenters: Deb Boudrieau and Steve Paddock, VTSBDC
Audience: Vermont resident that is looking to start a small business
Power Point: BMC & FIN Knowledge Bites 10.4.17
Topic: Easing Pain Points for Growing Organizations
Presenter: Emily Blistein, Marlboro Center for New Leadership
Audience: Nonprofit and mission driven organizations that are at a crossroads and need to know what action to take to move forward. For example: what do do when your founder is ready to retire? How do you engage a board that doesn’t want to help fundraise? You’ve heard about B-Corps, but how does your mission driven business get certified?
Topic: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy project submission
Presenter: Laura Sibilia, BDCC
Audience: Anyone interested in submitting or updating a project to the region’s CEDS
Presentation: 11.7.2017 – CEDS Knowledge Bites Presentation
Topic: Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program
Presenter: Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Audience: Businesses contemplating investment in new payroll and capital in Vermont to by starting a new business, expanding an existing business, or relocating or expanding a business into Vermont.
Power Point: VEGI PPT 2017
Topic: Workforce Development Grants with the Vermont Training Program
Presenter: John Young, VTP
Topic: Windham Region Brownfields Reuse Initiative (WRBRI) and ACCD Brownfield Revitalization Fund
Presenter: Susan McMahon, Windham Regional Commission and Brett Long, ACCD
Audience: Municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, regional agencies, private entities who have a brownfield site or are interested in a brownfield site and how to remediate it
Topic: Town Officers Education Conference (TOEC)
Presenter: Briset Flores, UVM Extension
Audience: Municipal Leaders, Local government
Download PowerPoint here: BDC Webinar Presentation 1.9.18 Briset & Leslie
Topic: The Consumer Assistance Program, a small business initiative through the VT Office of the Attorney General
Presenter: Whytnee Bush, Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program
Audience: Small businesses
Audience: Business owners, municipal staff/leaders, general public
Presenter: Elaine Haney Sopchak, VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development
Topic: Marketing opportunities for Vermont’s tourism businesses
Audience: Hospitality, tourism and consumer goods businesses and organizations interested in reaching Vermont’s visitors
Presenter: Hilary DelRoss, Heritage & Recreation Specialist, Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
 Objective 1. Act regionally.
Objective 2. Create an entrepreneurial environment and culture to enhance existing businesses and grow new business.
Objective 3. Improve wage parity with the surrounding laborshed.
Objective 4. Increase the size and quality of the Workforce.
Objective 5. Retain and attract younger talent through engagement linkages, lifestyle amenities, and meaningful career opportunities.
Objective 6. Develop immediate VY-specific workforce and site mitigation strategies prior to the 2014 closure of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
 Developing/Sustaining Collaborations, Legal, Communications/Marketing/Social Media, Finance, Fundraising, Leadership, Organizational Development, Project Coordination, and Strategic Planning