Partner Events


Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) annual conference – June 11 (virtual) and August 18 (Burlington) This statewide organization, whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs and many other valuable assets, has made the decision to move its annual in-person conference from June to August but will offer 3 virtual sessions marking the original June date.

SBA Emerging Leaders The Vermont Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting applications for the 2020 VT Emerging Leaders program, seeking 20 entrepreneurs throughout the state to participate in this free business course.  In seven months, entrepreneurs will learn to create a three-year strategic growth plan to build a sustainable business of size and scale.  Firms must be for-profit enterprises, been in business for at least three years and have at least one full-time employee.  To submit a brief application, please visit SBA Emerging Leaders Application no later than March 20. (NOTE: This deadline date has been extended, exact date TBD, based on COVID-19.) All applicants will be contacted.  For more information, visit SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative, email Darcy Carter, District Director, Vermont District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration at [email protected] or call (802) 828-4422 ext. 203.

University of Vermont Extension Food Safety training programs – ongoing, Statewide UVM Extension partners with many agencies and institutions such as the Vermont Department of Health, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Alliance, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Better Process Control Schools Network, to offer training and certification for food processors.  Contact Omar Oyarzabal, University of Vermont Extension Food Safety Specialist, [email protected] or (802) 651-0054 x503, for upcoming programs and registration information.

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – ongoing, Statewide VT PTAC will be hosting many exciting and valuable workshops and events this year. Check out their calendar for complete information and to register.

Vermont Technical College Continuing Ed opportunities – ongoing, Statewide  CEWD designs and delivers workforce education and training through customized workshops, and courses that can lead to certificates, degree programs, and more.  We also partner with respected national vendors to provide online, non-credit training opportunities with an open-enrollment format.  CEWD classes are available to everyone! We have courses that serve healthcare facilities, state agencies, non-profits, small businesses, manufacturers, service industries, educators, municipal government, builders, and contractors, as well as those interested in gaining new life skills.