Register for SBA Awards Ceremony June 13 in Waterbury

Vermont District Office  - June 4, 2019

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Register for SBA Awards Ceremony June 13 in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Vt. -- Join Vermont Business Magazine and the Small Business Administration to celebrate the 2019 Vermont SBA Award Winners from 4 to 7 p.m. June 13 at the Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury, Vt.

Cocktail reception is from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and the award ceremony is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Register here.

The Vermont award recipients are:

Small Business Person of the Year
Steve Gagner
14th Star Brewery Co. in St. Albans

Exporter of the Year
Lindsay Martin and Jack DeSario
Small Batch Organics in Manchester

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Julie Rubaud
Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg

Family-Owned Business of the Year
Lisa and James Myers
DJ’s Tree Service in Colchester

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Michael Ly
Reconciled in Burlington

Microenterprise of the Year
Nurbu Sherpa
Sherpa Foods in South Burlington

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Erin Ostreicher
Nectar & Root in Winooski

Start, Grow Your Small Business June 12

Owning a small business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. You may be asking yourself:

  • What characteristics do you need to be an entrepreneur?
  • What does it take to start and succeed in business?
  • What programs are available to help me finance my business?
  • What are ways I can grow or expand my existing business?
  • Does exporting or government contracting make sense for my business?

Advice from SBA staff about the agency’s guaranty loan program and available resource partner organizations such as the Small Business Development Center, Center for Women & Enterprise, SCORE, and Veteran Business Outreach Center and others can help guide you in the right direction.   Join us to learn more about the programs and services available to help your small business succeed and how to access them.

2-3 pm EST June 12


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+12027651264 (Dial-in Number)                  

Conference ID: 83652897

Pre-registration is NOT required.   For more information, please contact Rachael Roderick at or 603-225-1603.

Exploring Business Ownership June 5

Join the Small Business Administration for a webinar about the basics of starting a business from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. June 5. Topics include financing options, market research, business plans and other resources available to launch a small business. To join the webinar, log onto Participants are encouraged to access the webinar five minutes prior to the start time if accessing Skype for Business for the first time. To access the conference call, dial toll free 1-202-765-1264, when prompted enter the access code 47975374. For more information, email or call 202-868-3202.