Startup Soon to Sprint

Vermont District Office  - Nov. 8, 2019

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Heather Dalton, CEO of StrollRunner

Startup Soon to Sprint

The Body is slouched, the hands are tightly gripped around the handlebars and the feet are constantly kicking the axle. It all looks so unnatural. It can be painful to witness.

"Twelve years ago I had a running stroller and it was terrible. I vowed one day I would find something better," said Heather Dalton, Founder and CEO of StrollRunner.

StrollRunner is a woman-owned startup based in Burlington, Vt. designing a steerable, hands-free running belt that attaches to jogging strollers.

"When I'd run years after having a baby, I'd see someone running with a stroller, they'd look miserable and I'd think 'I'm going to fix that,'" Dalton said.

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Doing Business with Veterans Affairs

A procurement small business specialist from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will join the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center for a presentation about the VA's procurement needs from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. The class will be held in the Education and Research Building Room 103.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the NCO1 Service Region
  • VA procurement strategies
  • Construction related services
  • Architect & Engineering opportunities
  • Procurement/solicitation vehicles
  • Forecast of upcoming 2020 projects

The Small Business Administration will also be available to discuss federal programs.

Event is free, but registration is required.

To register, visit

LEDC Workshop Nov 20

The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation is hosting a workshop about millennial and Generation Z employees thriving in the workplace from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 in the Community Center at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park.  The cost to attend is $49 and pre-registration is required.  Please visit and click on TRAINING to register and pre-pay on line or email Vicki Blanchard at  For more information call John Mandeville at 888-5640.