Vermont Chamber of Commerce announces Business and Industry EXPO schedule

first_imgJoin the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 27th Vermont Business and Industry EXPO. The May 25 & 26 trade show, held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, features a wide variety of seminars, special events, and award ceremonies. Check the schedule of events below. Register and learn more by going to www.vtexpo.com(link is external) or call Antonia at 802-223-0603.Wednesday, May 258 ‘ 9:45 am ‘ Senator Leahy Business Breakfast: The annual U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s Business Breakfast hosts U.S. Department of Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Graves. Learn about the Treasury Department’s efforts to expand capital to small businesses and have an interactive discussion with one of President Obama’s leading economic policy advisors. Diamond Ballroom, $35 SPONSORED BY VELCO10 am ‘ 5 pm ‘ The Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO : Visit northern New England’s largest business-to-business trade show featuring 200 exhibitors. Stop by the Technology Pavilion on the second floor. Lake Champlain Exhibit Hall (Level 1)Emerald Ballroom & Promenade (Level 2)10 ‘ 10:30 am ‘ Presentation of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award: Governor Peter Shumlin will present the award. Sheraton Conference Center Foyer, Free PRESENTED BY VERMONT BUSINESS MAGAZINE AND THE VERMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.12 noon ‘ 2 pm ‘ Let’s Do Lunch! Invite your current and potential customers to an informal networking luncheon. No presentations at this event, simply a time to network and relax. Diamond Ballroom, $10 advance/$20 door SPONSORED BY EWA GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS, INC2 ‘ 3:30 pm ‘ 7 Experts ‘ 7 Tips ‘ 7 Minutes Adding Value to your Brand and Business: Whether you are a small or large business, working ON your business rather than IN your business will help you begin to build value in your brand. A panel of experts will share tips that any company can implement to add value to their brand and business using social media, new marketing ideas and other brand building techniques. Amphitheatre, $25 MODERATED BY VERMONT FAMILY BUSINESS INITIATIVE5 ‘ 7 pm ‘ EXPO Networking Reception: An EXPO exclusive event that is FREE to all EXPO exhibitors and attendees. Come mingle and relax with your colleagues. G’s Restaurant, Free SPONSORED BY WAITSFIELD AND CHAMPLAIN VALLEY TELECOMThursday, May 269 am ‘ 4 pm ‘ The Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO: Visit northern New England’s largest business-to-business trade show featuring 200 exhibitors. Stop by the Technology Pavilion on the second floor. Lake Champlain Exhibit Hall (Level 1)Emerald Ballroom & Promenade (Level 2)9 ‘ 11:30 am ‘ Building Blocks Seminar Series: Attend one or stay for all four! These short seminars will give you news you can use and get you on your way in 30 minutes. Amphitheatre, $10 per seminar SPONSORED BY TD BANKPower Marketing: Ann-Marie Small, Safeguard Business Systems, will show you how to put your customer at the epicenter of your marketing strategy to boost sales.Search and Social Marketing: Bibi Mukherjee, Curve Trends Marketing, will address why a successful online marketing strategy mean creating a dynamic cycle of social and search interaction.21st Century Competition: Ken Cowman, Green Mountain ERP, will pinpoint three primary tools your company can implement to grow your customer base.Effective Ethics and Compliance:Dr. Michael Palmer, Ethics By Design, will explain how an effective ethics program builds trust, prevents fraud and contributes to the success of every company.12 noon ‘ 2 pm ‘Business Luncheon: Transforming Customer Engagement: Race to this lunch featuring Steve Phelps, Vice President of Marketing at NASCAR. Phelps will share lessons learned at NASCAR, which are applicable to any size company. He will focus on three key components to transform customer engagement to build relationships and drive your business. Diamond Ballroom, $40 SPONSORED BY COMCAST BUSINESS CLASS2’ 3:30 pm ‘ Power Pitches: Business Plans Meet the Experts: Six students have three minutes each to prove why their business plan is a viable investment and how their idea excels above the rest. A panel of experts will offer advice and determine if the plan should go back to the drawing board or is bound for success. Amphitheatre, FreeThe Vermont Chamber of CommerceThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

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Michael O’Neill keen for Kyle Lafferty to play more club football

first_img Lafferty scored seven times in nine games to help his country qualify for Euro 2016 – their first major tournament in 30 years – but has seen his club career stall at Norwich. Despite his heroics on the international stage he has managed only two substitute appearances for the Canaries all season. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has welcomed interest in star striker Kyle Lafferty. Press Association The 28-year-old remains key to O’Neill’s plans next summer and managed 54 minutes in Friday’s 1-0 friendly win over Latvia despite suffering an upset stomach. But his lack of game time has had a clear effect on his sharpness and with Leeds having registered an interest in taking Lafferty on loan, O’Neill is hoping that will soon change. Asked if he had discussed Leeds with the striker, O’Neill said: “I’ve had absolutely no involvement in that at all, but the most important thing for me is that Kyle gets playing. “It’s a hard situation. It’s November now and he hasn’t started a game for his club. That’s not an easy situation to deal with. “I thought he did extremely well given the circumstances. “But there’s no secret and he knows it himself, to be at his best he needs to be playing. “That applies to any player and I know that personally. There were times I played internationally when I wasn’t playing for my club and it’s a very difficult situation for a player to find themselves in.” Captain Steven Davis was the match-winner at Windsor Park, converting from close range after his initial header had been well saved. Having scored twice in the history-making win over Greece last month, he now has eight Northern Ireland goals to his name and five for club and country this season. Like so many of his team-mates, the Southampton midfielder has seen lean times in a green shirt but he admits things are currently better than ever. “It has been the best year in my career as a Northern Ireland player and it was fantastic to end it on a high with another win,” he said. “I have always said that I love playing in front of our fans at Windsor. They have always been great to me and they gave the team fantastic backing again. To get the standing ovation at the end was really special. “It was nice to score again but I won’t be getting too carried away. It was a great ball from Craig Cathcart and I got the rebound in. I had another few chances as well but to score again was great.” O’Neill’s side are now eight matches unbeaten and could find themselves moving to a new record high in the FIFA rankings when the standings update. They are currently 29th in the world, with a previous best of 27th under Lawrie Sanchez. “We wanted to keep the momentum going and keep that intensity and desire in our play,” said Davis. “We knew going into the game we were on a good run and we knew that the last Northern Ireland team to go unbeaten in eight matches was 30 years ago so we wanted to match that. “We will all keep in touch over the course of the next few months before we meet up again in March. “Now it is important now that everyone does well for their club. We want everyone to be coming into games next year with good fitness and feeling confident.” last_img read more

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