Join Vermont outdoor recreation businesses at the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA) Roundtable on Thursday, November 1st from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the HULA Campus in Burlington (44 Lakeside Drive).
Hear from industry leaders about the state of the outdoor recreation industry in Vermont. Participate in discussions on opportunities to support and grow the sector, specifically in the areas of access to capital, workforce development, infrastructure, and sector branding. Stay for networking with food and beverages provided by Foam Brewers.
Your ideas for developing outdoor recreation business opportunities and collaborations will define VOBA's priorities and initiatives for strengthening, expanding, attracting, and retaining outdoor recreation economy businesses in Vermont.
The agenda for the event includes:
Welcome, Russ Scully & Robert Lair, HULA Team
The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) Story, Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Forest, Parks andRecreation
The Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA) Story, Lindsay DesLauriers, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Bolton Valley Resort
Panel on Emerging Business Development Priorities: Financing, Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Sector Branding
Moderator: Kelly Ault, VOBA Director
Panelist: TJ Whalen, Managing Director, FreshTracks Capital
Panelist: Justin Worthley, Vice President, Human Resources, Burton Snowboards
Panelist: Corinne Prevot, Chief Executive Officer, Skida
Panelist: Steve Charest, Co-Owner, Head Guide, Petracliffs
Panelist: Walter Frame, Director, Executive Vice President, Trapp Family Lodge
Panelist: Drew Simmons, President, Pale Morning Media
Wrap Up, Mark Yardley, Vice President of Sales, Darn Tough Vermont
Business Development Networking / Food and Beverages, Beer provided by Foam Brewers, Burlington