Full 2017 Spring Seminar Schedule Announced!

Each year we partner with a number of local economic development organizations and the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development to present a series of seminars around the state addressing ownership succession, and we're happy to announce our full Spring schedule for 2017! In addition to featuring a number of insightful business advising professionals as co-presenters, we're excited that a number of the sessions this round will feature live stories from local business-people who have successfully navigated succession. All the seminars are free, but have limited seating, so please pre-register ASAP if you are interested in attending!

Tuesday, March 21, 3-5pm - Brattleboro
"Selling a Small Business to a Worker Co-op"

Co-presenters: Adam Trott of the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives, Business Advisor Corey Greenberg
Business Guest: Deirdre Kelley, Member-Owner of the Brattleboro Holistic Health Clinic worker co-op

Tuesday, April 18, 2-5pm - Burlington
"The Search for a Good Exit: Intro to Ownership Succession Planning"

Co-presenter: Lynne Silva of the Silva Group
Business Guest: Steve Birge, Co-Founder of Black River Produce

Wednesday, April 19, 2-5pm - Vergennes
"The Search for a Good Exit: Intro to Ownership Succession Planning"
Co-presenter: John Davis of Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs
Business Guests: Bill Cherry, Co-founder of Switchback Brewing Company & Mark Boudreau, Co-founder of Lewis Creek Company

Tuesday, May 2, 2-5pm - Springfield
"The Search for a Good Exit: Intro to Ownership Succession Planning"

Co-presenter: Jeffrey Graham of Graham & Graham, P.C.
Business Guest: Steve Birge, Co-Founder of Black River Produce

Wednesday, May 3, 3-5pm - Burlington
"Selling a Small Business to a Worker Co-op"
Co-presenter: Mark Saunders of Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC
Business Guest: Elias Gardener, worker-owner at the New School of Montpelier co-op.

Thursday, May 4, 6-8pm - St. Albans
"Selling Your Small Business to Staff"
Co-presenter: Lynne Silva of the Silva Group