• Time to talk about business in Rutland
    March 18,2013
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    The following is the Business Summit agenda:

    8:30 – 8:40 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction, Brennan Duffy, RRA, and Mike Coppinger, DRP.

    Rutland City market overview and opportunities

    8:40 – 9:05 a.m. — Overview of current Rutland City market conditions. Trip Muldrow, Arnett Muldrow and Associates.

    9:05 – 9:30 a.m. — National franchising opportunities in the Rutland market. Dan Dukeshire, The Entrepreneur’s Source.

    9:30 – 10:00 a.m. — Local commercial real estate conditions and opportunities. Ray Ault, Ault Commercial Realty.

    10:00 – 10:10 a.m. — Break

    Small Business resources and funding sources

    10:10 – 10:25 a.m. — Resources and incentives the state can offer to small business. Ken Horseman, Department of Economic Development.

    10:25 – 10:40 a.m. — Vermont Economic Development Authority funding resources and brief New Market Tax Credit overview. Representative from VEDA.

    10:40 – 10:55 a.m. — Rutland City HubZone creates opportunities in government contracting. Joanne Spaulding, Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

    10:55 – 11:05 a.m. — Rutland Economic Development Corp., regional assistance and funding. Jamie Stewart, REDC.

    11:05 – 11:15 a.m. — Rutland City tax stabilization. Brennan Duffy, RRA.

    11:15 – 11:25 a.m. — Downtown Rutland business incentives. Mike Coppinger, DRP.

    Small Business counseling services and local educational opportunities

    11:25 – 11:45 a.m. — SBDC small business counseling services. Brian Declue, VtSBDC.

    11:45 to noon — Local educational opportunities and business training representatives from the College of St. Joseph and Community College of Vermont.

    Noon — Wrap up and adjourn

    Noon – 12:30 p.m. to Opportunity to network with service providers.

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