VOBA IN THE NEWS

 

Vermont Business Magazine 

Vermont has long been home to some of the best-known outdoor recreation companies, including international brands such as Orvis, Burton, and Darn Tough. Now, a new initiative is underway to network, grow and raise awareness of Vermont’s diverse businesses, large and small, that help make the state a leader in outdoor recreation. That’s the mission of the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA), a new non-profit group of private-sector businesses.

Vermont Sports

Beyond buying Vermont kale and ales, why not consider shopping locally for your outdoor gear?

Spring is a time when Vermonters connect to the land and celebrate all things local in a way few other states can or do. We sign up for CSAs, start to shop at farmers markets and explore the new summer ales, the brewery down the road releases. Which got me to thinking, why don’t we take the same “local first” approach to buying our outdoor gear?

VT DIGGER

Outdoor recreation group tours the state to hear from businesses. A group of Vermont outdoor businesses is holding meetings around the state to hear from others in the industry about what will help them prosper.

The Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance was created last year. A roundtable discussion the group held in Burlington in November attracted more than 50 people, the group said. Another in Killington in early March drew 50 as well. It will hold similar meetings in June and in September and plans a statewide summit at the end of the year.

SGB Media

New Initiative Underway To Grow Vermont’s Outdoor Business. Vermont has long been home to some of the best-known outdoor recreation companies, including international brands such as Orvis, Burton, and Darn Tough. Now, a new initiative is underway to network, grow and raise awareness of Vermont’s diverse businesses, large and small, that help make the state a leader in outdoor recreation.

That’s the mission of the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA), a new non-profit group of private-sector businesses. “We’re working to educate Vermonters about outdoor recreation and engage businesses in development initiatives, collaboration opportunities…

SHOPeatSURF

New Initiative Underway to Grow Vermont’s Outdoor Business.