Come & learn simple solutions to today's business challenges from our panel of experts

 

 

Grow Your Business      ver-Easy in 2013

 

A One-Day Seminar

Monday, March 25, Castleton College

Glennbrook Gymnasium

 

 

 

 

Schedule: Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Morning Session 9:00 - 11:45, Glennbrook Gymnasium

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome Remarks

Maureen "Kiki" McShane, VP, Business Development, Chris Fucci Associates, LTD./FarVision  www.fucciassociates.com

David Wolk, President, Castleton College www.castleton.edu

 

9:15 - 9:45

Morning Speakers

 "Why Rutland Region Makes Economic Sense Today"

Thomas Donahue, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce

 www.rutlandvermont.com

 

"Funding and Other Support Available Through REDC"

James Stewart, Rutland Economic Development Corporation, www.rutlandeconomy.com

 

"Rutland City, We Want Your Business"

Brennan Duffy, Director, Rutland Redevelopment Authority

www.rutlandvtbusiness.com 

 

9:45 - 10:20

"How to Minimize Risk in Business"

Stuart Meyer, Attorney & Partner, Intellectual Property Fenwick and West, LLP www.fenwick.com

 
10:20 - 10:30

Refreshment Break

 

10:30 - 11:05

"How to Grow Your EBITDA and the Value of Your Business "

Robert Buzzell, Jr., CPA & President, Siliski & Buzzell, PC www.vermontcpa.pro

 

11:05 -11:45

"How to Lead Your Team Through Uncertainty"

Kiki McShane, VP, Business Development, Chris Fucci Associates, LTD. /FarVision  www.fucciassociates.com

 

Lunch and Keynote Address 12:00 - 1:00

Keynote Speaker: Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Afternoon Session 1:00 - 2:30

Specialty Foods/Agriculture

Moderator: Jim Harrison, President - Vermont Grocers Association

www.vtgrocers.org 

Whitney Lamy, Senior Vice President - Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company and Castleton Crackers Specialty Foods www.castletoncrackers.com 

Bonnie Kelsey Quinn, Founder/President - Best of Vermont www.bestofvermont.com 

John Schramm, Founder/President - Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc.  www.eattalapia.com

Keith Dunn, Former Owner of Westminster Crackers

 

High Tech

Moderator: Cairn G. Cross, Co-Founder/Managing Director - Fresh Tracks Capital  www.freshtrackscapital.com

Marguerite Dibble, Founder - Birnam Wood Games www.birnamwoodgames.com 

Stuart Meyer, Partner - Fenwick and West www.fenwick.com 

Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs - Google www.mattedunne.com

Don Mayer, Co-Owner - Small Dog Electronics www.smalldog.com 

Brian Grady, Business Leader - GE of Rutland www.ge.com

 

Energy

Moderator: Mary Powell, CEO - Green Mountain Power, www.greenmountainpower.com

Matt Cota, President - Vermont Fuel Dealers Assoc. www.vermontfuel.com

Bradway Widing, Vice President - Energy Practice Hickok & Boardman  www.hbinsurance.com

Jeffrey Wolfe, Co-founder and Chairman, groSolar  www.grosolar.com

Gregory Johnson, President, Kilawatt Technologies, Inc. www.kilawatt.com

Town Meeting 2:45 - 3:45

This valuable one-day seminar will provide hands-on instruction on how to help growing businesses and start-ups succeed. Our distinguished group of presenters and panelists are prepared to "go deep" to assist you in finding solutions to your specific problems and challenges. These business leaders will share advice and practical knowledge that will benefit business owners, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. This forum will also focus on three specialty areas: High Tech, Specialty Foods/Agriculture, and Energy.

 

What You Will Gain

 

• Gain access to successful business owners who have experienced success and challenges.

• Support the growth of your business through idea sharing, education and learning from practical "how to" experience.

• Understand the need for calculated risk taking, hard work and commitment to building a sustainable business model.

• Showcase of the value of doing business in Rutland and regional assets such as Castleton College

• Networking with peers, potential clients and professional service providers

Presented by

Corporate Sponsors

Recap of the day's activities with Questions & Answers, led by presenters and panelists, in a unique Vermont style Town Meeting forum including peer-to-peer interaction, public discussion of personal challenges, sharing of "Aha" moments, and next steps for future conferences.

Closing Remarks 3:45 - 4:00

Rutland City Mayor Christopher Louras

 

Reception 4:00 - 5:00 (cash bar)

This is the perfect opportunity for networking among our attendees, sponsors and presenters.

www.growovereasy.com