Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA) Roundtable on Thursday, November 1st


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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