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Southern Vermont Young Professionals Announce 4th Annual Creative Black-Tie Gala

Brattleboro, Vt – On March 16th from 7:30-10:00 pm the Southern Vermont Young Professionals will be hosting their fourth annual Creative Black-Tie Gala at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts
Center. This community-wide event last year welcomed almost 300 people from all over the region. Everyone is welcome to join the young professionals for an evening filled with great local
music and delicious local food and drink.

The Creative Black-Tie Gala attracts people from all walks of life and community members of all ages, professions, and interests. Proceeds from the event help provide programs, trainings, and networking events put on by the Young Professionals year round. Regional employers demonstrate their support for Young Professionals through sponsorships and by purchasing tickets for employees to attend. This year’s sponsors include Long Falls Paperboard, People’s United Bank, New Chapter Inc., Stevens & Associates, The Richards Group, Brattleboro Savings and Loan, Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Chroma Technology Corp, Green River Software, and Front Porch Forum.

“We are pleased to support the Southern Vermont Young Professionals and SeVEDS through Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation.” Said Business Banker, Aaron Rich, of People’s United Bank. “As a State we need to continue to support the growth of our young people and find ways for them to grow and prosper.”

The Southern Vermont Young Professionals is a workforce initiative of SeVEDS and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. Their mission is to attract and support Young
Professionals by providing engaging opportunities and community-minded events in a socially equitable way throughout Southern Vermont.

“Long Falls Paperboard is proud and excited to be part of the Brattleboro business community, and we’re looking forward to providing employment opportunities for young professionals in the region for many years to come,” said Diane Sherman, Customer Service and Marketing Leader at Long Falls Paperboard.

Tickets are available at , $20 for non-members and discount tickets for SoVTYP member. Not a member yet? It’s easy and free! You can sign up at . Tickets include admission, where there will be will be live music, local food and dessert, and a photo booth. Raffle tickets for locally
sponsored prizes can be bought at the event, and a cash-bar will also be available. Those who intend to purchase alcohol must provide ID.

The Southern Vermont Young Professionals is a workforce initiative of Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) and the Brattleboro
Development Credit Corporation (BDCC). Our mission is to attract, retain and support Young Professionals in Southern Vermont by providing engaging opportunities and
networking through social and educational events, and volunteer opportunities. The YP initiative is increasingly important to Southern Vermont’s businesses and communities
as a strategic approach to growing the region’s workforce and increasing the number of younger households. For more information please visit:

About BDCC and SeVEDS :
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 Developmen Corporation (RDC) for the greater Windham County area. BDCC is one of 12 RDCs throughout Vermont. For more information visit:

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: