Time to talk about business in RutlandMarch 18,2013The 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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