Vermont Better Places Program Launch

Vermont District Office  - Jan. 28,  2022

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Better Places

Vermont Better Places Program Launch

Better Places is a community matching grant program empowering Vermonters to create inclusive and vibrant public places serving Vermont’s designated downtowns, village centers, new town centers, or neighborhood development areas. 

The program is led by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health, the Vermont Community Foundation, and Patronicity, our crowdfunding experts. The program supports community-led projects that create, revitalize, or activate community gathering areas that bring people together to build welcoming and thriving places across Vermont.

A Better Places webinar is at 11 a.m. Feb. 10. To register, click here

To learn more about the Better Places program, the website is:


The Art Of The Brand Feb 2 & 9

Join the Center for Women and Enterprise for a two-part workshop at 4 p.m. Feb 2 and 9 to discover or clarify branding by going back to brand basics. A strong brand is more than a logo, it’s how customers recognize and experience a business. Having a clear brand is fundamental for successful marketing and messaging. Through fun and interactive exercises and group discussions, the workshop will take the mystery out of creating a brand identity to help stand out from the crowd.

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Capability Statement

Create A Capability Statement Jan 31

Join the Vermont PTAC at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 for a virtual hands-on workshop creating a capability statement to open the door to new government contracting opportunities and set a business apart from the competitors. This interactive course will ask leading questions to help determine core competencies and differentiators to begin building a capability statement.

Discussion topics include:

  • Exploring personalized capability statement content
  • Spotting errors on capability statements
  • Capability statement templates and design

To register, visit