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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Online Course
Date: Tuesday, October 2 - Tuesday, February 13
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT



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Bone-Healthy Nutrition Presentation

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom offers free nutrition presentation.

Farryl Bertmann, PhD, a dietician and lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at UVM, will be giving a presentation about the impact of nutrition on bone health as well as suggestions to incorporate this information into healthy meals. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments are provided. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, or for more information, please visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org or contact Mary King at (802) 535-2011.

Location:  Community Room of the Community National Bank, 4811 US 5, Derby, VT

Contact: Mary King
Phone: 802-535-2011
Email: mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
Website: www.BetterBonesNEK.org



Excel Specialist Boot Camp for Business

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

You'll be prepared to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certificate of the end of this boot camp.


Learn to create professional-looking budgets, financial statements team performance charts, sales invoices, data-entry logs and more.  Instructor:  Stephani Giese. $299 with certificate, $179 course only.


Location:  Lyndon State College, ASAC 206, 100 College Road, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Ann Nygard, Director of Center for Professional Studies
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Excel Specialist Boot Camp for Business

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

You'll be prepared to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certificate of the end of this boot camp.


Learn to create professional-looking budgets, financial statements team performance charts, sales invoices, data-entry logs and more.  Instructor:  Stephani Giese. $299 with certificate, $179 course only.


Location:  Lyndon State College, ASAC 206, 100 College Road, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Ann Nygard, Director of Center for Professional Studies
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Microsoft Office Specialist and Intuit QuickBooks Certification Testing

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am

Certification Exam.


Anticipated testing time for both exams is one hour.  First exam at 10am.  Second at 11:45am.  All exam costs include a test voucher for the relevant exam and the opportunity to retake the exam.  Microsoft Office:  $115 per exam plus $15 registration and proctor fee.  Intuit User Specialist QuickBooks:  $149 per exam plus $15 registration and proctor fee.


Location:  Lyndon State College, ASAC 206, 100 College Road, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Ann Nygard, Director of Center for Professional Studies
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Wes Ward Auto Repair's Women on Wheels Car Care Clinic

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 11th @ 6pm - Care Care Clinic Sponsored by Wes Ward Auto Repair

Tuesday, April 11, 6 PM - Car Care Clinic, Sponsored by: Wes Ward Auto Repair Located at 1193 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT.   Wes Ward Auto Repair's Women on Wheels car care clinic with Q&A and demonstrations. There will be door prizes and refreshments. RSVP at 802-748-3636 or weswardautovt@gmail.com.


Location:  1193 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Wes Ward
Phone: 802-748-3636
Email: weswardautovt@gmail.com
Website: www.wesward.com



Training -> Adult Continuing Education

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Project Based Welding Workshop



Workshops on Saturdays 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.  Tuition is $120 (8 hours)



Location:  Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Douglas Pilotte
Phone: 802-535-3695
Email: doug.pilotte@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: www.lyndoninstitute.org



LEDC and VtSBDC Sponsoring Workshop on Branding for Small Businesses

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to unlock the brand story of your business.  We will show you who cares about your message and where you can find more of these people.  You will leave this workshop not only with a fresh perspective on your business and it's potential for success but will also have the tools to re-evaluate and immediately apply what you have learned to your own packaging, website and marketing communications.



Carol Degener of Elmore is the presenter along with and other industry leaders. The cost to attend is $49 and pre-registration is required. Visit our website and click on training to register and pre-pay on line or by email.



Location:  Community Room at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park on Route 15 West, VT
Contact: Vicki Blanchard
Phone: 802-728-9101(or John Mandeville 888-5640 for more info)
Email: dblanchard@vtsbdc.org.
Website: www.vtsbdc.org



Mud Season Climbing Jam

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Northern New Hampshire and Vermont Young Professional Networks to co-host the 1st Annual Mud Season Climbing Jam this Spring.



Climb with compadres from New Hampshire and Vermont to celebrate the kickoff of the Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network at the North Country Climbing Center in Lisbon, NH. Not only can you represent your side of the river at the interstate climbing competition, snacks will be provided by the Littleton Coop, music by Malcolm Budge and door prizes from Catamount Arts, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Kingdom Taproom, Kingdom Trails Association, Littleton Bike & Fitness, Northern Forest Canoe Trail and more! This event is made possible through the support of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and the North Country Climbing Center and help from the St Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Community Investment Corporation. To learn about the region’s Young Professionals Networks, RSVP to the event, or consider sponsoring the North of the Notch Young Professionals or the Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals visit their Facebook pages or email at northofthenotchypn@gmail.com or geoffrey.sewake@gmail.com.



Location:  North Country Climbing Center, 2572 US-302, Lisbon, NH
Email: geoffrey.sewake@gmail.com




Training -> Adult Continuing Education

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Introductory Spanish



Workshops Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-8pm. Tuition is $200 (20 hours)



Location:  Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Douglas Pilotte
Phone: 802-535-3695
Email: doug.pilotte@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: www.lyndoninstitute.org



Training -> Adult Continuing Education

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Programming & Set-up



Tuition: $315 (21 hours).



Location:  Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Douglas Pilotte
Phone: 802-535-3695
Email: doug.pilotte@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: www.lyndoninstitute.org



Training -> Adult Continuing Education

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic Welding



Tuition: $500 (30 hours).  Saturdays: 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm



Location:  Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Douglas Pilotte
Phone: 802-535-3695
Email: doug.pilotte@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: www.lyndoninstitute.org



Game of Logging Course

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn to be safe in the woods!

Level I (Saturday, April 29) Focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it.  Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safey features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood srenght. 

Level II (Sunday, April 30) focuses on maximizing chainsaw performances through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques.  Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced.

Courses must be taken in order. 



For more information call 802-877-2777 or info@vtcoverts.org



Location:  Derby, VT
Phone: 802-877-2777
Email: info@vtcoverts.org




Employers of Vermont Guard Members - Are you ready?

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us for breakfast and learn more about the future, increasing commitments of Vermont's ESGR at a meeting featuring Vermont's Adjutant General, Major General Steven Cray.

Attendance is free, and a breakfast will be provided at no cost, but please register/RSVP.

Location:  Everybuddy's Casual Dining, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: ESGR
Phone: 802-338-4187




Healthly Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Plan your healthy aging process using hands-on tools and recommendations.



This Alzheimer's Association is facilitated by Nancy Oakes of NEK Council on Aging.



Location:  Conference Room 126, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Nancy Oakes
Phone: 802-5182 or 800-272-3900
Email: info@nekcouncil.org




Forging Connections

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A free event to connect you with free and low-cost resources available to help you grow and manage your business.



The NEK, St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, and Burke Area Chambers of Commerce are uniting to host this event meant to connect local businesses with representatives from area organizations which provide free and low-cost assistance. Light refreshments included.  Please RSVP by April 28th.



Location:  Lyndon Outing Club, Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Laura
Phone: 802-626-4124
Email: burkechamber@burkevermont.com




Peacham Corner Guild Opening

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Peacham Corner Guild opening for season May 5 to October 15 from 10-5, closed Tuesdays. Beginning September 19 open every day.  Featuring antiques, handcrafted gifts and specialty foods.



Open in time for Mother's Day!



Location:  643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT
Contact: Carol
Phone: 802-592-3332
Email: PeachamCornerGuild@gmail.com




Caledonia Home and Garden Show

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Home and Garden Show with booths, demonstrations & exhibits by local businesses.


Thinking of doing some home improvements? Looking for local services? Need some tips? Come check us out Friday 4-8pm & Saturday 10am-6pm. (Information subject to change.)

Free Admission

Location:  Caledonia County Fairgrounds, Lyndonville, VT

Phone: 802-535-9599
Website: www.caledoniahomeshow.org



Green Up Vermont

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 am

Green Up Day in the Town of St. Johnsbury is Saturday, May 6th.  Barbeque for all of the volunteers will be held at St J Subaru on Memorial Drive in St. Johnsbury.  There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, and beverages for the volunteers.


Contact: Dennis & Donna Goodhue
Phone: 535-8370
Email: dennisgoodhue@gmail.com
Website: www.subaruofnewengland.com/green-up-vermont-2017.htm



Training -> Vermont Technical College, Continuing Ed & Workforce Development Training Series

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Three-Part Series: Communication Training - Communication, Managing Conflict & Team Effectiveness.



May 11, May 25 & June 15th from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.  We've taken our three most requested half-day professional trainings and developed an easy-to-manage series. Dust off the winter blues with engaging discussions and hands-on training to bring your skills to the next level. $149 per session or $402 for all three. Register now at: https://events.vtc.edu/Register/CCT



Location:  Community College of Vermont, St. Johnsbury
Contact: Laureen Gauthier
Phone: 802-879-2348
Email: laureen.gauthier@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/academics/continuing-education-workforce-development/programs/business-professional-development



Training -> Art of Cake Decorating Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to decorate fabulous cakes for weddings, birthdays, graduations, and other special events.



Career bakers to hobbyists, anyone with a love of cakes is welcome to join this course. Techniques in icing and decorating will include borders, string work, butter cream roses, basket weave and much more. Students will take home their creations. This workshop is facilitated by Chef Paula Bystrzycki, a veteran culinary instructor at St. Johnsbury Academy. $50.



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Marina Cole
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org
Website: www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education



Training -> Bridges Out of Poverty Trainings

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Green Mountain United Way is proud to be offering the highly acclaimed Bridges Out of Poverty training to our business community partners within our service area. Register: https://www.gmunitedway.org/bridges/



Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed to provide a new lens for understanding poverty and the barriers it can create, including barrier within the workplace. Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure and language. Addressing economic insecurity of low-income individuals and families is at the forefront of the minds of community leaders, including employers, social service providers, and government officials who want sustainable communities in which everyone can do well. This training is specifically geared towards business and human resource leaders, supervisors and managers and is the foundation to the United Way Working Bridges employer programs.



Location:  Gateway Center Newport, 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport, VT 05855
Contact: Carrie Stahler
Phone: 802-613-3989
Email: cstahler@gmunitedway.org
Website: https://www.gmunitedway.org/bridges/



Training -> Adult Continuing Education

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Landscaping: A Practical Approach Workshop



Tuition: $60 (6 hours).  Saturday: 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm



Location:  Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Douglas Pilotte
Phone: 802-535-3695
Email: doug.pilotte@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: www.lyndoninstitute.org



Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

90 minute session learn how to be a better caregiver. Led by Nancy Oakes from the NEK Council on Aging and Kathy Hemmens. Suggested donation is $25 to help defray the workbook's cost but no particpant is turned away.



(Rescheduled from May 1) First of 6 Sessions, 6-week-workshop. Registration is required. Free parking.  20 Church Street, Hardwick - 3rd floor meeting room of the Memorial Building

 



Location:  20 Church St., Hardwick
Phone: 802-751-0435
Email: info@nekcouncil.org




Northeast Kingdom Chamber Annual Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Vermont Tourism Commissioner Wendy Knight will serve as the featured guest speaker at the NEK Chamber's Annual Meeting. The chamber meeting will also feature updates from Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Resorts, including future plans for the mountains. The chamber will also honor representatives from the community and thank board members.



The NEK Chamber Annual Meeting has been held almost every year since its establishment in 1891 to celebrate the year's accomplishments of both the chamber and region, honor those who have assisted the organization and welcome any new trustees.

HELD IN: Moore Community Room, ASAC Building, Lyndon State College, Lyndon Center



Location:  1001 College Road, Lyndon Center, VT

Chamber members, business people and the general public


Contact: NEK Chamber Office
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: nekinfo@nekchamber.com
Website: www.nekchamber.com



Let's Talk Film: Local Motive

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Film, followed by a community conversation and refreshments.

The Local Motive: Our vast, globalized industrial food system has provided for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food. Lost, however, is the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. This program explores six aspects of Vermont’s local food system. Topics include Production, Processing, Distribution, Farm to Institution, The Consumer and Food Waste.

This Film is Presented in Partnership with Vermont PBS; made possible by the Vermont Community Foundation and the New England Grassroots Fund.

Location:  Heartbeet Lifesharing, 218 Town Farm Rd, Hardwick, VT 05843
Contact: Kaitlyn Bacon
Phone: 802-586-2200
Email: vista@vermontarthouse.org
Website: www.vermontarthouse.org



March for Babies

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 am

The March of Dimes is proud to present the March for Babies walks.



A fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!  Registration at the cafeteria.
Registration: 8 a.m.  Start Time: 9 a.m.  Distance: 3 miles



Location:  Wells River Savings Bank, 43 Main Street, Wells River, VT 05081
Phone: 1-888-274-3711
Website: www.marchforbabies.org



NEK Legislative Breakfast Series

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

These monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the Legislative session and concerns affecting the region.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.  The Northeast Kindom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.  Fee:  $3.00. 


Location:  St. Johnsbury House Dining Room, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEK Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Supervisor Skill Development

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Move valued employees into management positions by teaching them to communicate effectively, motivate employees, resolve workplace conflicts, and gain the respect, trust, and support of staff.


This semiar is appropriate for developing supervisors in all industries.  16 hours.


Location:  Lyndon State College, Classroom TBD, 100 College Road, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Ann Nygard, Director of Center for Professional Studies
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Business to Business Trade Show

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Northern New England's largest business-to-business trade show and organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.  Over 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors.  Exciting keynote speakers including the Senator Leahy Business Breakfast.  Seminars featuring trends shaping compelling content.



Free EXPO Trade Show Pass (Pre-Regisrants: FREE until Frideay, May 19th)  Onsidte registrants  $10.  Register at VTEXPO.com



Location:  Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center, 870 Willston Road, Burlington, VT
Contact: Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 1-802-223-3443
Email: info@vtchamber.com
Website: www.vtexpo.com



Vermont Chamber Business & Industry Expo 2017

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Northern New England's largest Business-to-Business Trade Show.



Attracting 3,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. Exciting keynote speakers including the Senator Leahy business breakfast (8am). Seminars featuring trends shaping the future of work.  Onsite registrations $10. Free registration until May 19th.



Location:  Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Website: www.VTEXPO.com



Supervisor Skill Development

Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Move valued employees into management positions by teaching them to communicate effectively, motivate employees, resolve workplace conflicts, and gain the respect, trust, and support of staff.


This semiar is appropriate for developing supervisors in all industries.  16 hours.


Location:  Lyndon State College, Classroom TBD, 100 College Road, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Ann Nygard, Director of Center for Professional Studies
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Training -> Guest Service Excellence

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Five-star service begins with your employees and service is more important than ever in a tough, tight, and competitive market.  Excellent guest service is not an expense, but an investment.  Move beyond the standard guest service training and get recognized for implementing and achieving guest service best practices



Professional Credential: American Hotel and Lodging Certified Guest Service Professional. $85 includes instruction, certification exam, and workbook (yours to keep).



Location:  Lyndon State College
Contact: Carrie Gendreau
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Guest Service Excellence

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Five-star service begins with your employees and service is more important than ever in a tough, tight, and competitive market. Excellent guest service is not an expense, but an investment. Move beyond the standard guest service training and get recognized for implementing and achieving guest service best practices.



Instructor: Dr. Todd Comen, Associate Professor of Business and Hospitality Management from Johnson State College. Cost: $ 85 with exam includes workbook (yours to keep) (4 hours)



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville,VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Hospitality Department Trainer

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This train- the- trainer program teaches department managers how to prepare and create staff trainings, communicate effectively as an instructor, and provide feedback in on-the –job training situations. The best practices shared in this course prepare managers to understand how adults learn and present information in an actionable and engaging way. Aimed at up-and coming- department trainer, this training gives confidence to managers who have taken on the additional responsibility of training others.



Professional Credential: American Hotel and Lodging Certified Hospitality Department Trainer (CHT®).  Instructor: Dr. Todd Comen, Associate Professor of Business and Hospitality Management, Johnson State College. Cost: $299 includes 16 hours of instruction, workbook (yours to keep), and exam fee



Location:  Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel, 25 Cherry St, Burlington, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Woodland Owner Cooperator Training

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you concerned about forest fragmentation or invasive plants?  Are you interested in the effects of climate change on our forests? Wondering how to improve your woodlands for wildlife?



Join us to learn how a healthy forest can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits.  This program allows you to connect with resources professionals ad other landowners just like you while learning how you can improve your woodland and share this message with others.  The spring dates are June 2-4 and will take place at the Common Ground Center in Starksboro, VT.  To learn more go to www.vtcoverts.org


Contact: Lisa Sausville
Phone: 802-877-2777
Email: lisa@vtcoverts.org




Bone-Healthy Nutrition Presentation

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, a National Osteoporosis Foundation education and support group, invites those interested in bone health to join them for a FREE presentation.



Dr. Farryl Bertmann, PhD, a dietician and lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at UVM, will be presenting, "Quick & Easy, Budget-Friendly, Bone-Healthy Cooking"¯ and sharing about the impact of nutrition on bone health as well as suggestions to incorporate this information into healthy meals. It is sure to be a fun and informative session and cooking demonstrations will be performed. All are welcome to attend and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org or call Mary at (802) 535-2011.



Location:  Community National Bank Community Room, 4811 US 5, Derby, VT
Contact: Mary King, RN, BSN
Phone: 802-535-2011
Email: mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
Website: www.BetterBonesNEK.org



Freshtracks Road Pitch

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm

Do you have an innovative product or a creative business concept you would like to develop? Do you need help producing your product or capitalizing your business? Want to meet with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who are combing Vermont’s highways and byways in search of a great idea? Who wouldn’t benefit from some presentation coaching in order to bring your pitch to perfection? This is your chance to test your concepts and talk through your business plan with business leaders who are eager to support your dreams.



Road Pitch 2017 is an opportunity for Entrepreneurs to win cash prizes, receive helpful feedback from experts, and seek investors and funding. A team of savvy business bikers will be traveling across Vermont in August looking for investment opportunities.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA), 36 Eastern Ave, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Lorna Higgs, NVDA; Irene Nagle, NVDA
Phone: 802-424-1421; 802-424-1423
Email: lhiggs@nvda.net; inagle@nvda.net




Vermont Chamber ServSafe/Certification Class & Exam

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Who should attend?  Managers, cooks, chefs, wait staff, bartenders, supervisors, owners, culinary teachers, dietary aides, catterers and anyone who prepares, handles, or serves food to the public.



What you receive:  Upon successful completion of the exam (a passing score is 75% or  higher) you will receive a ServSafe Certificate from the National Restaurant Accociation issued through the state partner, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.  Cerfificates are valid for five years. Cost: $135 for Vermont Chamber member; $185 for non-member.  Cost includes: textbook and exam; certificate upon completion; coffee, tea and water.  Deadline to register is five business days before the class.



Location:  Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, VT
Contact: Karen Foote
Phone: 802-262-2119
Email: kfoote@vtchamber.com




Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.  Also available July 5, Aug. 2, Sept 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

 


Phone: 802-828-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Training -> Small Business Success Online Conference

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on June 8th for the Small Business Success Virtual Conference powered by SCORE and Verisign. This half-day event offers educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, and networking chat rooms to give you the information you need to succeed as a small business owner.

Attend all or part of this conference to learn:
•How to build a strong credit profile to get funding for your business
•New trends in social media, websites, and technology
•New laws that will affect how you hire new employees
•Little-known factors to consider when choosing the right location for your business



This online training is FREE to businesses.

Click on link below to register for the seminar.



Location:  Online
Contact: SCORE
Phone: see link below
Email: see link below
Website: https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=39658&Referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.score.org%2Fevent%2Fsmall-business-success-virtual-conference%3



International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA)

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instuctor Certification Program: The IMBA ICP Level 1 course offers hands-on-training to prepare students for leading rides and mountain bike guiding in a group situation along with how to assess, demonstrate and instruct the fundamental skills.  In addition to comprehensive training on the fundamental elements of mountain biking, Level 1participants will create a foundation for future ICP training courses including personal riding skills, proper form, systematic methods and terminology.



Professional Credential: IMBA ICP Level 1  Certification. $495 USD for current IMBA members, $550 for non-IMBA members.  (18 hours). Location:  TBA Lyndon State College. You may register on line. First day: 5-8pm; second day approximately 8am-5pm outside.



Location:  Lyndon State College,1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 800-225-1998
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.


Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Solar Shine & Dine at Three Ponds

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy pizza and drinks on SunCommon while learning how you can go solar with no upfront cost at your home or your business.



Three Ponds is located at the corner of Routes 2 and 15 (next to the Hastings Store), West Danville.



Location:  Three Ponds, 12 VT Route 15, West Danville, VT
Contact: Ellen Gershun
Phone: 802-798-2648
Email: ellen@suncommon.com
Website: www.suncommon.com/solar-power-kingdom



Shine and Dine at The Freighthouse Cafe and Market

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join SunCommon at The Freighthouse for free appetizers and a drink while learning how you can go solar with no upfront cost at your home or your business.



Location:  The Freighthouse Cafe and Market, 1000 Broad Street, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Ellen Gershun
Phone: 802-798-2648
Email: ellen@suncommon.com
Website: www.suncommon.com/solar-power-kingdom



Community Listening Sessions at the Highland Center for the Arts

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 am

Come to the Highland Center for the Arts and learn first-hand about all that is happening at your new arts center - 4 sessions available.



Following a tour of this brand new facility, engage in a question and answer period with members of the staff and board. We want to hear your interests, ideas, hopes and dreams as we develop and operate a welcoming venue for assembly, artistic expression, entertainment, education and refreshment.

Thursday, June 15, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday, June 17, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Sunday, June 18, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Tuesday, June 20, 7:00pm-8:30pm

RSVP to info@highlandartsvt.org. Please note which day you would like to attend and how many people will be joining you. All sessions are free.



Location:  Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, VT, 05841
Contact: Katie Gilmartin
Phone: 802-533-9075
Email: katie@highlandartsvt.org
Website: highlandartsvt.org/event/community-listening-sessions-4/



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. Also available July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

 


Phone: 888-294-8505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Shine & Dine at the Foggy Goggle Osteria

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join SunCommon Community Organizer, Ellen Gershun at The Foggy Goggle Osteria for pizza and a drink on her while you learn how you can go solar at no upfront cost, eliminate your electric bill, and save as much as 20% on electricity costs in the first year.



Location:  Foggy Goggle Osteria, 66 Belden Hill Road, East Burke, VT
Contact: Ellen Gershun
Phone: 802-798-2648
Email: ellen@suncommon.com
Website: www.suncommon.com/solar-power-kingdom



Shine & Dine at the Peacham Cafe

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Stop by for coffee and a freshly baked muffin on SunCommon. Ellen will answer all of your questions about going solar and how it can work for you.



Location:  The Peacham Cafe, Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT
Contact: Ellen Gershun
Phone: 802-798-2648
Email: ellen@suncommon.com
Website: www.suncommon.com/solar-power-kingdom



SOLO Wilderness First Aid

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm

First Aid Course.



The two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is SOLO's most popular creating a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. This is a great course for mountain bikers, hikers, climbers, backpackers, backcountry skiers and other outdoor enthusiast who venture out for day and weekend trips.
Cost - $175.  June 24-25.


Contact: Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, LLC.
Phone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguide@gmail.com
Website: www.kamountainguides.com



Solar Q and A at Catamount Arts

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join your Kingdom neighbors who are taking control of their energy costs by going solar. Ellen from SunCommon will be at Catamount Arts with refreshments to answer your questions about going solar at your home or business. Please join her!



Location:  Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Ellen Gershun
Phone: 802-798-2648
Email: ellen@suncommon.com
Website: www.suncommon.com/solar-power-kingdom



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.  Also available Aug. 2, Sept 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

 


Phone: 888-294-8505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.



Location:   Webinar
Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Ethnocuisine

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

100% Online course:  Explore the complex roles of food from an anthropological perspective.  Study at your own pace.  Explore the complex roles of food from an anthropological perspective. Food is a universal aspect of the human experience with specific cultural, symobolic, economic, and historical corollaries. Revew the ethics and implications of food and illustrate how the peasant food of Third World nations and hunter/gatherer cusine is far superior to a fast-foot diet. 



Assignments include preparing a varity of food in your own kitchen from produce you buy locally in your region.  Cost:  $379.  Presented by Janet Bennion


Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



4th Annual Jeezum Crow Festival 2017

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm

2 days of live music at Jay Peak Resort



Named by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as a Top 10 Summer Event in 2016, join us in the Stateside Amphitheater for two days of live music from bands like, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pink Talking Fish, The Infamous Stringdusters, Eric Gales, Soule Monde, Barika, Balkun Brothers, and more. Eleven bands in two days; what’s not to like? Tickets are all-ages and $35 for one-day; $65 for both days. Children 6 and under get FREE admission. Doors open at 5:30, music starts at 6 pm

Main stage located in the Stateside Amphitheater at Jay Peak | Second stage located at Bullwheel Bar (after-parties only)

No on-site camping available, but ticket & on-site lodging options are available



Location:  Jay Peak Resort, 830 Jay Peak Road, Jay, VT.
Contact: Jay Peak Resort
Phone: 800-451-4449
Email: jjtoland@jaypeakresort.com
Website: jaypeakresort.com./things-to-do/events/jeezum-crow-festival-2017#.WVao0lGQwdU



Stonewall Building Workshop

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Charles MacMartin of Queen City soil and stone, will be teaching an introductory workshop for homeowners and trades people to promote the beauty and integrity of stone.



He will focus on the basic techniques of creating dry-laid garden retaining walls and free standing walls using field stone. During the workshop we will be working on an existing but falling down stone wall here at the museum.

Cost $100 or $80 for museum members, please bring a lunch. Pre-register for class.



Location:  Old Stone House Museum, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington, VT
Phone: 802-754-2022
Email: edassistant@oldstonehousemuseum.org
Website: www.oldstonehousemusuem.org



Springfield College Open House

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet faculty and staff.  Tour the campus.  Talk to students.  You can even stick around to complete your application.



Offered:  Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Optional concentrations in:  Addiction studies, criminal justice, and early childhood education.

Master of Science in Human Services with concentrations in:  mental health counseling and organizational management and leadership.

11am - noon and 1pm - 2pm.



Location:  Springfield College, 347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Springfield College
Phone: 802-748-5402
Email: stjohnsbury@springfieldcollege.edu




Introduction to Word

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Condensed boot camps are the fastest and most convenient way to become a Microsoft Office specialist.  Learn the tools and techiques you need to make professional documents quickly and efficiently.  Get certified after just two classes.



Price start at $89 a class.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu




American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instruction and Certification Assessment

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 am

This course teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting.  THE SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States.  It was developed to fit the AMGA Rock program.  The program is for current, active rock climbers who have a real desire to teach rock climbing in a single pitch setting.



Optional Professional Credential:  AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification.  Cost: $485 for instruciton, $325 for assessment.  Instructor:  Ben Mirken.  (27 hours instruction, 16 hours assessment)  Meet at ASAC 214 on first day of class.



Location:  Lyndon State College,1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 800-225-1998
Website: www.LyndonState.edu/Professional



Microssoft Word Advanced Boot Camp

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Condensed boot camps are the fastest and most convenient way to become a Microsoft Office specialist.  Learn the tools and techiques you need to make professional documents quickly and efficiently.  Get certified after just two classes.



Price start at $89 a class. Also July 21st.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu




Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. Also available Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

 


Phone: 802-828-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Microssoft Word Advanced Boot Camp

Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Condensed boot camps are the fastest and most convenient way to become a Microsoft Office specialist.  Learn the tools and techiques you need to make professional documents quickly and efficiently.  Get certified after just two classes.



Price start at $89 a class. Also July 21st.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: credirector@lyndonstate.edu




Springfield College Open House

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet faculty and staff.  Tour the campus.  Talk to students.  You can even stick around to complete your application.



Offered:  Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Optional concentrations in:  Addiction studies, criminal justice, and early childhood education.

Master of Science in Human Services with concentrations in:  mental health counseling and organizational management and leadership.

11am - noon and 1pm - 2pm.



Location:  Springfield College, 347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Springfield College
Phone: 802-748-5402
Email: stjohnsbury@springfieldcollege.edu




Astronomy

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Passionate about the stars?   Mathematics or physics?   The truths of the cosmos? Ready for some late night exploration of the stars using some of Vermont’s most powerful telescopic equipment?



Astronomy Institute students will learn about our fascinating universe, and all about how astronomers conduct research.  Students will not only explore the universe using the observatory facilities at the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham, VT, but interact with professional astronomers, and learn about their current research.



Location:  Lyndon State College, Lyndon, VT
Phone: 802-865-4448
Email: kelsi@giv.org
Website: www.giv.org



Legal Considerations for New Business Owners

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Workshop provides high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepeneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company.



Cost is free.  After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one consultation regarding their specific business through the CWE consulting program.



Location:  Northeastn Vermont Development Association, 36 Eastern Avenue, Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Center for Women & Enterprise
Phone: 802-391-4871
Email: info.vermont@CWEonline.org
Website: www.cweonline.org



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.  Also available Sept 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

 


Phone: 888-294-9505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



2017 Road Pitch – St Johnsbury @ Catamount Arts Center

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Road Pitch is a statewide event and St. Johnsbury is one of ten host locations. A local committee was formed in April to encourage entrepreneurs to step forward and participate. Free business training with individual coaching was offered. For an emerging business or an existing business looking to grow, the training component provided a valuable opportunity to reach a business milestone. Polishing and refining a 5-7 minute presentation for Road Pitch is giving local entrepreneurs access to professional advice, networking, cash prizes and the possibility of capital investment.

Road Pitch was created in 2014 by Cairn Cross, co-founder of Fresh Tracks Capital. The annual event gathers a group of motorcyclists with expertise in investing, business consulting, and entrepreneurship for a week-long ride around Vermont to support existing small businesses and promising start-ups. There will be a final event in October at Champlain College for the winners from each of the ten host towns to compete for a grand prize and extensive mentoring from the Road Pitch Riders.



On August 4th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am, four local entrepreneurs will “pitch” their creative ideas for an innovative product or unique business concept to an audience of business experts who will be riding into St. Johnsbury for Road Pitch 2017. The public is invited to observe the competition at Catamount Arts Center at 10:00 am. The four finalists seeking potential investors for their creative work are:
1.Jason Shafer, Northwind Weather Technologies
2.Donna & Roger Pion, Biochar Waste Management
3.Andrea Kane, Shamdanna, Eco Bandana
4.Regan Pride, The Freezer Butler.



Location:  Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts Center
Phone: 1-888-757-5559




SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.


Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. Also available Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

 


Phone: 888-294-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.  Also available Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

 


Phone: 888-294-8505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

16 hours.  ONLINE.  This intensive training teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application. Instructor: Stephanie Giese.



Provides an opportunity for national-recognized certification.  Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User Certificate, $299 course only.  Also Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, and 30.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Free Osteoporosis Presentation

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, a National Osteoporosis Foundation education and support group, kicks off their fourth year.



Dr. Rebecca Crow of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will be giving a free presentation on osteoporosis for anyone interested in learning more about osteoporosis or bone health. It will be held in the community room of Community National Bank in Derby.



Location:  Community National Bank, 4811 US Route 5, Derby, VT
Contact: Mary King
Phone: 802-535-2011
Email: mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
Website: www.BetterBonesNEK.org



Project Management Fundamentals

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

23 hours.  ONLINE.  This training offers tactices to manage resources and time effectively, keep the budget under control, and provides methods for trouble shooting to solve common problems.Optional weekly call-in forum provides opportunity to share your insights and learn from other class participants.  Instructor:  Kathy Bertone.



NEW THIS FALL - class includes preparation for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Certificate exam. Visit website for details. Study at your own pace in this 100% online course.  $598 for single course.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This first workshop is regarding College:  Getting There From Here, which discusses establishing a college savings goal, strategies to help achieve the goal and the features and benefits of 529 savings plans.



Open to the public and free.  Room 224, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional HOspital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Make Social Media Your Ally

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Make social media work to your advantage to drive more customers to your business, increasing visiting frequency and spending. Learn hands-on tools to create a clear and concise message for your business or organization, your brand, and your product or service.



Monday evenings.  (No class on October 9 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday)  Cost:  $469 includes instruction, customized assessment, access to software, and your social media tool kit upon course completion.  Instructor is Tim Egan.

 



Location:  ASAC 315, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.



Location:   Webinar
Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Annual Green Mountain Payroll Association Conference

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm

7:30am - 8:15am:  Registration, networking and breakfast.

8:15am-8:30am: Welcome from the President

8:30am-9:45am:  We Need to Talk - Critical Employee Conversations. Presented by Kerin Stackpole, Attorney, Director, Employment  & Labor Law Group, Paul Frank & Collins.

9:45am - 10am:  Break

10am - 10am-11am: Unconscious Bias and Its Role in the Employee Life-cycle. Presented by Maribeth Spellman, J.D.LL.M, Director, Hidkok & Boardman HR Intelligence.

11:00am-12:15pm:  Payroll, Human Resources and Accounts Payable.  Three groups in the Same Sand Box, Can't We Just Play Together?  Presented by Dan Dycus, CPP. Senior Director, Education Services, American Payroll Associates.

12:15pm - 1:15pm:  Lunch

1:15pm-2:30pm:  Managing People Who Go Beyond Being Difficult. . .Dealing with Beastly People.   Presented by Jack Agati, Enfcouraging Concepts Associates.

2:30pm-2:45pm:  Closing remarks & raffle.

 

 



Tickets. GMPA members - $75. ($10 late fee); Non-member - $90 ($10 late fee). Register before Friday, Sept. 1st to avoid late fees.



Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
Email: webmaster@greenmountianpayroll.org; dalies@stjacademy.org




QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

16 hours.  ONLINE.  This intensive training teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application. Instructor: Stephanie Giese.



Provides an opportunity for national-recognized certification.  Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User Certificate, $299 course only.  Also Saturdays, Sept. 23, and 30.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Nunsense

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm

A musical and comedy.



Location:  Haskell Opera House, 93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, VT/1 Church Street, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2, Canada
Contact: Haskell Free Library and Opera House
Phone: 802-873-3022 ext 205 or 819-876-2471 ext 205; 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
Website: www.haskellopera.com



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This second workshop is regarding Demystifying Investing, rules for investing - develop a strategy, choose quality investments, diversify portfolio, invest for the long term and focus on what you can control.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional HOspital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Farmhouse Training -

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Two exciting one-day workshops with John Schraven to introduce aspiring storytellers and communicators of the Magic of Story.  This workshop is for the storyteller to claim their voice and explore the process that helps us understand ourselves and others.  In this supportive  environment, participants will be welcomed into the process of seeing and understanding themselves as storytellers.



This interactive/participatory experience is for anyone who has ever had a wish to be comfortable sharing a story with others. Cost:  $125 for Day 1; $125 for Day 2.  $199 for both days - limited scholarships available.  Accomodations: A list will be sent to registrants which includes some low cost sleeping arragements on the farm and nearby motels and B&Bs. Included:  welcoming cofffee, snacks, light lunch.



Location:  High Reach Farm Farmhouse, 2847 Tampico Road, Danville, VT
Contact: High Reach Farm
Phone: 802-748-3512
Email: sterry@highreachfarm.com




Farmhouse Training - "The Magic of Story"

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Exciting one-day workshop with John Schraven to introduce aspiring storytellers and communicators of the Magic of Story.  This workshop is for the storyteller to claim their voice and explore the process that helps us understand ourselves and others.  In this supportive  environment, participants will be welcomed into the process of seeing and understanding themselves as storytellers.



This interactive/participatory experience is for anyone who has ever had a wish to be comfortable sharing a story with others. Cost:  $125 for Day 2- limited scholarships available.  Accomodations: A list will be sent to registrants which includes some low cost sleeping arragements on the farm and nearby motels and B&Bs. Included:  welcoming cofffee, snacks, light lunch.



Location:  High Reach Farm Farmhouse, 2847 Tampico Road, Danville, VT
Contact: High Reach Farm
Phone: 802-748-3512
Email: sterry@highreachfarm.com




Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. Also available Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

 


Phone: 888-294-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

16 hours.  ONLINE.  This intensive training teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application. Instructor: Stephanie Giese.



Provides an opportunity for national-recognized certification.  Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User Certificate, $299 course only.  Also Saturday Sept. 30.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This third workshop is regarding Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts, teaching basic information to help investors evaluate if stocks fit into their overall strategy.  Discusses common versus preferred stock, dividends, investment strategy and different ways to own stock.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional HOspital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Vermont Outdoor Economy Public Forum

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) invites you to participate in this public forum. Seven of these Forums will be hosted around the state in September and October, and we hope that you can attend one.



All meetings are open to the public, and take place from 6-8 pm. Open House style, so come when you can!  Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, September 12th: The Best Western, 45 Blush Hill Rd, Waterbury, VT
Monday, September 25th: Island Pond Town Hall, 49 Mill St, Island Pond, VT
Tuesday, October 3rd:  Community College of Vermont,  60 West St, Rutland, VT
Tuesday, October 10th:  City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans, VT
Monday, October 16th:  The Evening Star Grange 1008 East-West Rd, East Dummerston, VT
Monday, October 23rd:  Hartford Town Hall 171 Bridge St White River Junction, VT
Tuesday, October 24th: The West Mountain Inn, 144 W. Mountain Inn Rd, Arlington, VT

We will be looking for feedback and ideas on how Vermont might achieve the following principal objectives:

  • Promote business opportunities.
  • Increase participation opportunities.
  • Strengthen the quality and extent of our recreational resources.
  • Strengthen the stewardship of our recreational resources.

For those who cannot attend an in-person meeting, an online survey will go live on September 12th on our webpage, www.fpr.vermont.gov/VOREC.



Location:  Island Pond Town Hall, 49 Mill St, Island Pond, VT
Website: www.fpr.vermont.gov/VOREC



Starting Your Own Business

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Topic:  Start-up Assistance. This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time busniess owner.  Hightlights include using the "Business Model Canvas" to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your "unique selling propositions", consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more.



Cost:  $129 which includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Speaker is Ross Hart.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Development Association, 36 Eastern Avenue, Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Development Association
Phone: 802-748-5181




Business Planning: Getting Started 10 Weeks, 1 Plan, Great Business

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn small business management skills, gain confidence in yourself, build the plan for your business.  At the end of this program, you will have completed the business plan to guide you in the launch and growth of your new company.  You will have access to continued one-on-one business counseling to help keep you moving.



This course meets once a week for 10 weeks.  No business experience is necessary, though access to a computer and knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel is strongly recommended. Free to residents of the Northeast Kingdom.  Must register to attend. Room 127. Tuesdays Sept. 26 - Nov. 28.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital,1315 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Gwen Pokalo
Phone: 802-391-4871
Email: gpokalo@cweonline.org




QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

16 hours.  ONLINE.  This intensive training teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application. Instructor: Stephanie Giese.



Provides an opportunity for national-recognized certification.  Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User Certificate, $299 course only. 



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This fourth workshop is regarding Investors Tour of Mutual Funds, a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to mutual fund selection.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional HOspital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Excel Specialist Boot Camp for Business

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8 hours.  One day of dedicated instruction empowers you to create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks.  This course is designed for those who want to gain the necessary skills to produce, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 3016 worksheets.



Cost:  $299 with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate exam, $170 course only. Instructor is Stephanie Giese. Course is also available October 5.

 



Location:  LAC 204, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 602-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.  Also available Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

 


Phone: 888-294-8505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Excel Specialist Boot Camp for Business

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8 hours.  One day of dedicated instruction empowers you to create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks.  This course is designed for those who want to gain the necessary skills to produce, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 3016 worksheets.



Cost:  $299 with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate exam, $170 course only. Instructor is Stephanie Giese.



Location:  LAC 204, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Agile Project Management

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am

ONLINE. (16 hours). Today organizations are scrambling to become lean and agile for meeting changing customer needs and expectations, and for efficiently producing high-qaulity products, services, and solutions. Like any change, the transition to agile is hard and requires not only organzational and personal commitment but also people with knowledge and experience in agile methodologies.  Optional weekly call-in forum provides opportunity to share your insights and learn from other class participants.



Study at your own pace in this 100% online course. Cost is $498 for single course.  Instructor is Kathy Bertone.



Location:  LAC 204, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This fifth workshop is regarding Know Your Retirement Plan Options: Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It, Options for what to do with money from a previous employer sponsored plan -- pros and cons of taking a lump sum, leaving assets in a plan or moving to another plan, rolling over to a traditional or Roth IRA or receiving annuity payments from a pension.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.


Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Jay Peak Job Fairs

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're a team of good-natured folks at the heart and soul of a growing resort community. Our co-workers are our friends, so we happily go the extra mile for each other and our guests. We're rewarded fairly for our collective efforts and encouraged to pursue individual goals. We're a family, one that gets to choose its members.



Location:  East Side Restraunt 47 Landing Street, Newport
Website: jaypeakresort.com/resort/community-employment/employment



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This sixth workshop is regarding What Happens After the Paychecks Stop?  A Retiremenht Income Primer, discusses the need to define retirement goals, determine savings needed to reach those goals (using the rule of 25) and how to use the power of 3 (time/money/return) to reach those goals.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. Also available Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

 


Phone: 888-294-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Adobe Photoshop Boot Camp

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

20 Hours. Saturdays. This Photoshop class is an entry level but essential for all levels of Photoshop users.  Learn how to properly use Photoshop's tools, discover how to retouch and color correct photographic images, and receive an introduction to professional imaging workflows.  Tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundation skills are covered thoughout this class.



Cost:  $899.  Instructor is Harry Muller.  Where:  HAC l32.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This seventh workshop is regarding Standing Guard:  Protect What You're Worked For, shares strategies designed to help guard valuable assets and protect pre- and post-retirement income.  Discusses impact of longevity, withdrawal strategies, anticipating rising costs, reviewing insurance/LTC protection, and healthcare cost concerns.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Jay Peak Job Fairs

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're a team of good-natured folks at the heart and soul of a growing resort community. Our co-workers are our friends, so we happily go the extra mile for each other and our guests. We're rewarded fairly for our collective efforts and encouraged to pursue individual goals. We're a family, one that gets to choose its members.



Location:  The Abbey Restraunt, 6212 VT Route 105, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
Website: jaypeakresort.com/resort/community-employment/employment



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This eighth workshop is regarding Script You Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan, discusses asset transfer, incapacity protection, guardian for minors or dependents, charitable intent and/or tax control.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.  Also available Dec. 6.

 


Phone: 888-294-8505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Celebrating Northern Vermont University

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 11:30 am

Hear remarks by President Collins and student representatives, view a premiere of our new NVU video, and enjoy refreshments and giveaways.



Attend either campus:

Lyndon - Twilight Theatre at 11:30am

Johnson - Bentley 207 at 4pm



Location:  Lyndon State College, Lyndon, VT
Contact: Darcie Miles (at Lyndon)
Phone: 802-626-6404
Email: darcie.miles@northernvermont.edu




Training -> Intro to Excel Course at SJA

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Harness the power of Excel to create dangerously good-looking spreadsheets of data and to make automatic calculations with a tap of the enter key. Introduction to Excel 2013: Nov 1 - Nov 15, M/W 6-7:45 p.m. (9 hrs); $150.



This beginner-level course is designed for professionals and community members comfortable with computers but new to Excel. Students will learn how to create and save worksheets, modify the appearance and structure of worksheets, and prepare worksheets for printing using headers, footers, and gridlines. Students will also learn how to use formulas to complete calculations in a worksheet automatically. Register online at https://www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education/adult-education-registration-form or call Marina Cole at 748-7738 for more information.



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy's Streeter Hall
Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: 802-748-7738
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org
Website: www.stjacademy.org/adult-education



Professional Certification with American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hospitality Certification Program Fall 2017.  Seminar to provide hospitality learning experiences that conform to the best practices in the hotel and lodging industry.  Learn to move beyond the standard guest service training and get recognized for implementing and achieving service excellence.



Professional Credential: Certified Guest Service Professional.  Cost:  $85 includes four hours of instruction, workbook (yours to keep) and exam fee.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: https://lyndonstate.edu/academics/center-for-professional-studies/



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This nineth workshop is regarding Time Matters: A Women's Retirement Outlook - Women Only, a women focused seminar discussing retirement income, Social Security, withdrawal rates, preparing for the unexpected, inflation risks, and costs of health care and long-term care.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




Excel Expert for Business

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8 hours.  Learn to create professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, data-entry logs and more.  Link your learning to a credential valued by employers and gain an important edge in today's competitive job market.



Cost:  $299 with Microsoft Office Specialist certificate exam; $179 course only..  Instructor is Stephanie Giese. Where:  LAC 204. Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, November 9. 



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Hospitality Trainer Development

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

16 hours.  This program teaches department managers how to prepare and create staff trainings, communicate effectively as an instructor, and provide feedback in on-the-job training situations. Also to prepare managers to understand how adults learn and present information in an actionable and engaging way.



Professional Credential:  Certified Hospitality Department Trainer. Cost:  $299 includes 16 hours of instruction, workbook (yours to keep), and exam fee.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: https://lyndonstate.edu/academics/center-for-professional-studies/



Microsoft Office Specialist and Intuit QuickBooks Certification Testing

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Intuit QuickBooks and/or Microsoft Specialist Excel Certification Exam. Antidipated testing time for both exams is one hour.  Note the last exam start will be 11:45am. 



All exam costs include a test voucher for the relevant 3xam and the opportunity to retake the exam.  $115 per Microsoft Office Specialist exam; $149 per Intuit QuickBooks exam. A $15 proctor and access fee applies. LAC 204.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: https://lyndonstate.edu/academics/center-for-professional-studies/



Financial Wellne$$ and You

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an ongoing series of educational workshops, open to the business community, designed to assist you with finding that peace of mind.  This tenth workshop is to be determined.



Open to the public and free.  Room 126, Business Administration Building.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Phone: 802-427-3504




SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.


Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Supervisor Skill Development

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

16 hours.  Learn how to move valued employees into management positions by teaching them to communicate effectively, motivate employees, resolve workplace conflicts, and gain the respect, trust, and support of staff.  Learn how to enable your new supervisors to see themselves as leaders by gaining the the level of self-awareness neede to be successful.



Professional Credential:  Certified Hospitality Supervisor.  Cost:  $349 includes 16 hours of instruction and workbook (yours to keep).



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT




Contact: Lyndon State College
Phone: 802-626-6200
Website: www.Lyndon.State.edu/Professional



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. Also available Dec. 20.

 


Phone: 888-294-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Homebuyer Education Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Making a dream of homeownership your reality planning to purchase your first home?  Not sure what your credit score is, or what you can afford? Whether you have already found the home you want to buy, or just starting to think of buying a home - this class offers newcomers much needed and helpful tips for navigating the difficult and challenging home buying process.

Our Homebuyer Education Workshops cover the A-Z steps of buying a home, including talking with a lender, purchase and sales, the mortgage process, homeowner’s insurance, the pros and cons of talking with a real estate agent, as well as examining and evaluating your finances.



Students will receive a Certificate of Completion and learn about incentives offered by local lenders. Registration fee:  $85 per class if students preregister, or $100 at class. (We recommend preregisration to ensure there is space in the class) Classes may be taken online through eHome America.



Location:  Lyndonville Public Safety Building, 316 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: RuralEdge
Phone: 800-234-0560 or 802-473-3917
Email: homeownership@ruraledge.org
Website: www.ruraledge.org



Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the NEK Food Cycle Coalition, the Northeast Kingdom Waste District and the St. Johnsbury Chamber or a special screening, followed by a panel discussion, focused on food waste. "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" is a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food. The film showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. The panel discussion will immediate follow in the Cabaret Room. Locally prepared refreshments will be provided by Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.



Location:  Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury




Pain Management Presentation

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, an osteoporosis education and support group, welcomes pain management specialist, Dr. Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH, of the Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute, as guest speaker for their next meeting.



Held in the Community Room of the Community National Bank in Derby. Dr. Caudill is the author of Managing Pain Before It Manages You, 4th edition, a patient workbook in print for over 20 years and translated into 6 languages. All are welcome to attend this free presentation which will focus on coping skills for chronic pain management. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register for this event, please visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org or contact Mary King at (802) 535-2011.



Location:  Community Room of the Community National Bank in Derby
Contact: Mary King
Phone: 802-535-2011
Email: mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
Website: www.BetterBonesNEK.org



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414. 

 


Phone: 888-294-8505
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Landscape Design for Pollinators Presentation

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jane Sorensen, UVM Adjunct, farmer, and grower and seller of native plants for pollinators will share her extensive list of habitat plants and suggest where gardeners can find seeds, plants, and more information to empower gardeners to enhance their pollinator landscape.



This event is open to the public and will be of interest to any gardeners interested in creating habitat for pollinators in their own landscapes. the will learn about what makes a good pollinator habitat and the various forms they can take, from meadows to formal gardens.



Location:  East Burke Community Library, 368 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT
Contact: Annie Holdridge
Phone: 802.323.9978
Email: annepatrice12@gmail.com




SBA Business Loan Clinics

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about SBA's lending role and how a SBA loan can benefit your business. Learn how to prepare a loan application.  Learn lender credit requirements for loan approval along with answers to many other questions.



Participate from your home or office via a webinar. As a virtual attendee you use your phone to hear the presenter while viewing the presentation on your computer.  This a free clinic.  Also noon - 1pm.


Contact: SBA
Phone: 802-828-4422
Email: Vallerie.Hamel@sba.gov
Website: wdww.sba.gov/vt



Exploring Business Ownership Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

 A one hour webinar about the basics of starting a business and where to locate resources to help with your business.



Participate from your home or office via webinar, or just dial in by phone.  No registration required.  How:  On the phone dial toll-free 1-888-294-8505.  When prompted enter access code 6168414.  On the internet go to http:www.connectmeeting.att.com and use number 8882948505 with access code 6168414.

 


Phone: 888-294-4422 x206
Email: Chris.Herriman@sba.gov
Website: http:www.sba.gov/vt



Homebuyer Education Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 am

Making the dream of homeownership your reality. This workshop offers new homebuyers much needed and helpful tips for navigating the diffcult and challenging home buying process including talking with a lender, purchase and sales, the mortgage process, homeowner's insurance, the pros and cons of talking with a real estate agent, as well as examining and evaluating your finances.



There is a registration fee of $85 per class if students preregister, or $100 at class.  (We recommend preregistration to ensure there is space in the class.    Students will receive a Certificate of Completion and learn about incentives offered by local lenders. Classes can also be taken online through eHome America. 



Location:  RuralEdge, 48 Elm Street, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: RuralEdge
Phone: 802-535-3555 ext. 1304 or 802-473-3917 or toll free at 800-234-0560
Email: homeownership@ruraledge.org
Website: www.ruraledge.org



QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This intensive training (16 hours) teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application as well as provides an opportunity for nationally-recognized certification through Intuit.  You will come away with a solid foundation in the leading accounting system, practical knowledge you can apply daily, and the tools to evaluate a company's financial status so you can make business decisions with confidence.



Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User certificate exam; $299 course only.  Instructions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 9th to 18th. In Classrom ASAC 206 on the Lyndon State College Campus.  Instructor:  Stephanie Giese.

 



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College (Northern VT University)
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: ann.nygard@NorthernVermont.edu




QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This intensive training (16 hours) teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application as well as provides an opportunity for nationally-recognized certification through Intuit.  You will come away with a solid foundation in the leading accounting system, practical knowledge you can apply daily, and the tools to evaluate a company's financial status so you can make business decisions with confidence.



Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User certificate exam; $299 course only.  Instructions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 9th to 18th. In Classrom ASAC 206 on the Lyndon State College Campus.  Instructor:  Stephanie Giese.

 



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College (Northern VT University)
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: ann.nygard@NorthernVermont.edu




QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This intensive training (16 hours) teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application as well as provides an opportunity for nationally-recognized certification through Intuit.  You will come away with a solid foundation in the leading accounting system, practical knowledge you can apply daily, and the tools to evaluate a company's financial status so you can make business decisions with confidence.



Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User certificate exam; $299 course only.  Instructions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 9th to 18th. In Classrom ASAC 206 on the Lyndon State College Campus.  Instructor:  Stephanie Giese.

 



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College (Northern VT University)
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: ann.nygard@NorthernVermont.edu




Exploring Business Ownership

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm

A Small Business Administration webinar about the basics of starting a business.  Topics include financing options, market research, business plans and other resources available to launch a small business.



To join the webinar, log onto http//www.connectmeeting.att.com and use the meeting number 8882948505 and the code 6168414.  Participants are encouraged to access the webinar 10 minutes prior to the start time in case of software upgrades.  To access the conference call, dial toll free 1-888-294-8505, when prompted enter the access code of 6168414.



Location:  Small Business Administration, 87 State Street, Montpelier, Vt
Contact: Chris Herriman
Phone: 802-828-4422 ext. 206
Email: chris.herriman@sba.gov




QuickBooks Boot Camp

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This intensive training (16 hours) teaches the fundamentals of Intuit's QuickBooks.  Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application as well as provides an opportunity for nationally-recognized certification through Intuit.  You will come away with a solid foundation in the leading accounting system, practical knowledge you can apply daily, and the tools to evaluate a company's financial status so you can make business decisions with confidence.



Cost:  $449 with Intuit Certified User certificate exam; $299 course only.  Instructions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 9th to 18th. In Classrom ASAC 206 on the Lyndon State College Campus.  Instructor:  Stephanie Giese.

 



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College (Northern VT University)
Phone: 802-626-4867
Email: ann.nygard@NorthernVermont.edu




NEK Legislative Breakfast Series

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

These monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the Legislative session and concerns affecting the region.



The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.  The Northeast Kindom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.  Fee:  $3.00.  Light breakfast included.



Location:  St. Johnsbury House Dining Room, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEK Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Homebuyer Education Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 am

Making the dream of homeownership your reality. This workshop offers new homebuyers much needed and helpful tips for navigating the diffcult and challenging home buying process including talking with a lender, purchase and sales, the mortgage process, homeowner's insurance, the pros and cons of talking with a real estate agent, as well as examining and evaluating your finances.



There is a registration fee of $85 per class if students preregister, or $100 at class.  (We recommend preregistration to ensure there is space in the class.    Students will receive a Certificate of Completion and learn about incentives offered by local lenders. Classes can also be taken online through eHome America. 



Location:  RuralEdge, 48 Elm Street, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: RuralEdge
Phone: 802-535-3555 ext. 1304 or 802-473-3917 or toll free at 800-234-0560
Email: homeownership@ruraledge.org
Website: www.ruraledge.org



Community-Based Public Hearings on the Governor’s recommended FY2019 State Budget

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the FY 2019 Governor’s Proposed State Budget and will hold community-based public hearings across the state.



Hearings will each be at the same time at the 5 locations listed below.

Johnson State College
Rutland Public Schools
St. Johnsbury House
St. Albans City School
CCV in Winooski



Location:  St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Phone: 802-828-5767 or toll-free 1-800-322-5616
Email: askjfo@leg.state.vt.us
Website: www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/budget_fy2019.aspx



NEK Legislative Breakfast Series

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

These monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the Legislative session and concerns affecting the region.



The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.  The Northeast Kindom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.  Fee:  $3.00.  Light breakfast included.



Location:  St. Johnsbury House Dining Room, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEK Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Donations needed for Dressed for Succes at Lyndon State College

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Seeking clothing donations for Lyndon State College's Dressed for Success!



Seeking donations of gently used, clean shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, suits, shoes and accessories. Donations may be dropped off at the Lyndon State welcome desk M-F, 8am -4pm, or at Palmer Brothers Cleaners or JCPenney in St. Johnsbury and Moore's Dry Cleaners in Newport. Donations accepted through March 7, 2018

Donated clothes will be used to provide a free business-ready outfit to each Lyndon State College student who attends the event. These clothes become a foundation for the student's professional wardrobe and may be worn to interviews, presentations, internships and in other professional circumstances. All LSC students are welcome to participate.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndon Center, VT
Phone: 802-626-6441
Email: careers@lyndonstate.edu
Website: lyndonstate.edu/event/dressed-for-success-3/



Homebuyer Education Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 am

Making the dream of homeownership your reality. This workshop offers new homebuyers much needed and helpful tips for navigating the diffcult and challenging home buying process including talking with a lender, purchase and sales, the mortgage process, homeowner's insurance, the pros and cons of talking with a real estate agent, as well as examining and evaluating your finances.



There is a registration fee of $85 per class if students preregister, or $100 at class.  (We recommend preregistration to ensure there is space in the class.    Students will receive a Certificate of Completion and learn about incentives offered by local lenders. Classes can also be taken online through eHome America. 



Location:  RuralEdge, 48 Elm Street, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: RuralEdge
Phone: 802-535-3555 ext. 1304 or 802-473-3917 or toll free at 800-234-0560
Email: homeownership@ruraledge.org
Website: www.ruraledge.org



Vermont Tech Ag Institute Winter/Spring 2018 Trainings

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

YOGURT PRODUCTION.This three-day training is a practical, comprehensive, and technical guide to yogurt production and the principles governing the fermentation of milk to make yogurt. 



Days 1 and 2 will be held in a classroom environment making yogurt. Participants will make and prepare six types of yogurt in bench top incubators that they can keep for further experimentation.

Day 3 of the training includes visits to three yogurt production facilities where participants can interact with entrepreneurs.

Cost:  $500.



Location:  Vermont Tech Norwich Farms, 723 Turnpike Rd., Norwich, VT
Contact: Molly Willard
Phone: (802) 535-5315
Email: molly.willard@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses



2018 Legislative Breakfast Schedule

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Bill Davies will serve as moderator. 



Presenters will be Senator John Rodgers, Representatives Sam Young and Mark Higley.  Light breakfast items will be available for $5 per person.  (Presenters listing subject to change.)



Location:  Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT
Contact: NVDA
Phone: 802-334-5861




NEK Legislative Breakfast Series

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

These monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the Legislative session and concerns affecting the region.



The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.  The Northeast Kindom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.  Fee:  $3.00.  Light breakfast included.



Location:  St. Johnsbury House Dining Room, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEK Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Vermont Tech Ag Institute Winter/Spring 2018 Trainings

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

WOOD-MIZER SAWYER TRAINING.  In this course, the student learns the principles of tree harvesting for wood product production. Choosing, cutting, and milling of common types of lumber in Vermont are discussed and practiced. Emphasise will be placed on operation of portable Wood-Mizer.



Cost:  $400.



Location:  Vermont Techical College, 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, VT
Contact: Molly Willard
Phone: (802) 535-5315
Email: molly.willard@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses



Vermont Tech Ag Institute Winter/Spring 2018 Trainings

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

DIESEL and GAS ENGINE MECHANICS. This 3 day training is a broad introduction to all gasoline and diesel engines, with the goal of demystifying them. Starting with the parts that make up an engine and the overall theories of how an internal combustion engine works and progressing to identifying parts of actual engines commonly found on a farm and learning maintenance tasks, basic repairs, and troubleshooting theory. There will be classroom discussion as well as hands-on work on actual engines. Most work will be done on small simple engines, but connections to larger more complicated engines will be discussed and work will be done on common diesel tractors and other diesel machinery will be discussed as well.

 



Cost:  $375.

Day 1 will focus on Gas Engines

Day 2 will focus in Diesel Engines

Day 3 Participants are welcome to bring engines with issues for 'show and tell" and the class will work on them.

At the end of this training, a participant should be able to indentify parts and discuss engines with more confidence, and will leave with the ability to perform basic repair and maintenance tasks correctly on their own engines and machinery.



Location:  Vermont Techical College, 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, VT
Contact: Molly Willard
Phone: 802-535-5315
Email: molly.willard@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses



Homebuyer Education Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am

Making the dream of homeownership your reality. This workshop offers new homebuyers much needed and helpful tips for navigating the diffcult and challenging home buying process including talking with a lender, purchase and sales, the mortgage process, homeowner's insurance, the pros and cons of talking with a real estate agent, as well as examining and evaluating your finances.



There is a registration fee of $85 per class if students preregister, or $100 at class.  (We recommend preregistration to ensure there is space in the class.    Students will receive a Certificate of Completion and learn about incentives offered by local lenders. Classes can also be taken online through eHome America. 



Location:  RuralEdge, 48 Elm Street, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: RuralEdge
Phone: 802-535-3555 ext. 1304 or 802-473-3917 or toll free at 800-234-0560
Email: homeownership@ruraledge.org
Website: www.ruraledge.org



Vermont Tech Ag Institute Winter/Spring 2018 Trainings

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welding 102- Beyond Basics.  An intensive, two-day, hands-on workshop that will further explore MIG, Stick, and Oxy-fuel welding. Introduction to Plasma-air cutting and TIG welding for those interested. Ample stock available for practice. Participants are welcome to bring small projects for repair/fabrication. Must already have taken the introductory welding course or have some prior welding experience. Leather boots and natural fiber clothing are required. All other safety equipment provided..

 



Cost:  $350.



Location:  Vermont Techical College, 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, VT
Contact: Molly Willard
Phone: (802) 535-5315
Email: molly.willard@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses



New Advances in Osteoporosis Treatment

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Edward Leib, MD, medical director of the Osteoporosis Center at the University of Vermont Medical Center will be giving a free presentation, titled New Advances in Osteoporosis Treatment.



The presentation will take place in the Community Room of the Community National Bank in Derby. Dr. Leib will be presenting a multifaceted approach to the treatment of osteoporosis to include the following:

Pharmacologic medications

Exercise and Osteoporosis

Calcium and Osteoporosis (including recent controversies)

All are welcome to attend this highly informative presentation. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, or for more information, please visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org or contact Mary King at (802) 535-2011.



Location:  Community National Bank, Route 5, Derby, VT
Contact: Mary King
Phone: 802-535-2011
Email: Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
Website: www.BetterBonesNEK.org



2018 Legislative Breakfast Schedule

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Bill Davies will serve as moderator. 



Presenters will be Senator Robert Star, Representatives Michael Marcotte and Paul Lefebvre.  Light breakfast items will be available for $5 per person.  (Presenters listing subject to change.)



Location:  Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT
Contact: NVDA
Phone: 802-334-5861




35TH ANNUAL VERMONT TOURISM SUMMIT

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 am

The Vermont Tourism Summit draws one of the largest gatherings of tourism professionals in the state including owners, managers and employees of the many businesses connected to this important segment of the economy. This event is held annually in the beginning of April, and rotates around the state.



Strengthen your business with expert insight from leading consultants
•Master the latest tools, technologies and tactics
•Learn smart strategies from marketing and media practitioners

Full conference and one day only options are available. Registration rates increase after April 6; sign up early and save!

By April 6th - $275; April 7 - $300.  Starting times are different. Check website.



Location:  Equinox Resort, Main Street, Route 7A, Manchester, Vermont
Contact: Vermont Tourism Summit c/o Delaney Meeting & Event Management
Phone: 802-865-5202
Email: info@delaneymeetingevent.com
Website: www.vttourismsummit.org



The Northeast Kingdom's World of Food: From Policy to Plate

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This panel discussion focuses on food systems in the NEK through the lens of five local women who work within and impact these systems. Come join the conversation and listen to these practitioners' experiences in a food-focused dialogue around economic impact, the locavore movement, education, and federal food policy.



Featuring: -Catherine Cusack, Assistant Director of Green Mountain Farm to School -Sarah Danly, Network Manager of Vermont Farm-to-Plate -Eloise Girard, the farmstand manager of Pete's Greens Farmstand in Craftsbury, and co-founder of the Craftsbury Saplings Children's Community Center -Annie Myers, founder and CEO of Myers Produce -Hannah Pearce, Farmer from Hillside Farm in Albany. $5



Location:  HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Contact: Caitlin Strong
Phone: 802-533-2000
Email: boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org
Website: highlandartsvt.org/event/the-northeast-kingdoms-world-of-food-from-policy-to-plate/



St. Johnsbury Job Fair

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The St. Johnsbury Job Fair is the NEK's premier job hiring event, featuring over 50 business and education vendors, many of whom conduct on the spot interviewing and hiring.



The goal of this event is to connect job seekers and employers. This event is open to the public. Vendors must register ahead.



Location:  St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Ave, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Todd Gratton
Phone: 802-424-6910
Email: Tgratton@vabir.org
Website: https://saintjohnsburyjobfair.weebly.com/about.html



Wilderness First Aid

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2-day course. Basic training for outdoor enthusiasts and trip leaders.



This course will forcus on response and assessment, musckuloskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, medical emergencies, and survival skills.  Cost:  $175 or $210 with CPR certification. Pre-registration and payment requried by 4/16/18.  Lunch included both days. April 22nd (second day) is 8am-5pm.



Location:  Lyndon Outing Club, 1580 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Sue Teske
Phone: 802-274-2951
Email: suetopia.ent@gmail.com




Workshop for Women at all Stages of Their Career

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Salary Negotiation: This workshop is designed to teach you how to negotiate with confidence.



Free.  Choosing not to negotiate is leaving some serious money on the table. Over 50% of women say they are apprehensive abvout negotiating and only 30% of women negotiate salaries.  Event is sponsored by Vermotn Commission on Women. Workshop to be held in the Business Center Room 127.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NVRH
Phone: 802-748-8141




Introduction to Excel

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This beginner-level course is designed for students comfortable with computers but new to Excel.

 



Students will learn how to create and save worksheets, modify the appearance and structure of worksheets, and prepare worksheets for printing using headers, footers, and gridlines.  Students will also learn how to use formulas to complete calculations in a worksheet automatically.  Tuition: $150.  Tuesdays & Thursdays April 24 - May 10th.



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: 802-748-7728
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org




Training -> Game of Logging Levels 1/2

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sharpen your skills and stay safe in the woods with the nationally acclaimed Game of Logging courses!



Sawyers of any ability will learn and practice bore cutting, trigger-release tree felling, saw maintenance, safety precautions and more under the watchful eye of instructor David Birdsall from Northeast Woodland Training.

Pre-registration required; space is limited and these courses fill early. Contact forestry@northwoodscenter.org for registration or more information.



Location:  NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Dr., East Charleston, VT
Contact: Sam Perron
Phone: 802-723-6551
Email: forestry@northwoodscenter.org
Website: https://www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/event/game-logging-levels-12/



2018 Legislative Breakfast Schedule

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Bill Davies will serve as moderator. 



Presenters will be Senator John Rodgers, Representatives Vicki Strong and Brian Smith.  Light breakfast items will be available for $5 per person.  (Presenters listing subject to change.)



Location:  Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT
Contact: NVDA
Phone: 802-334-5861




NEK Legislative Breakfast Series

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

These monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the Legislative session and concerns affecting the region.



The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.  The Northeast Kindom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.  Fee:  $3.00.  Light breakfast included.



Location:  St. Johnsbury House Dining Room, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEK Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




1st Annual VT State Lands Timber Purchasers Meeting

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meeting at the Red Schoolhouse.



Location:  Vermont Technical College, 1 Main Street, Randolph Center, VT
Contact: Paul Frederick
Phone: 802-777-5247




Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Annual meeting to feature new elements. This meeting has been held almost every year since its establishment in 1891 to celebrate the year's accomplishments of both the chamber and region, honor those who have assisted the organization and welcome any new trustees. The chamber will also honor representatives from the community and thank board members at this gathering.



Guest speaker will be Ted Brady, deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce, presenting economic development initiatives within the state and region, now and going forward. Also, short presentations from the NVRH CEO, Paul Bengston, and Irene Nagle, from Northern Vermont Development Assoc., on the state of healthcare and economic development in the area, respectively.



Location:  Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com
Website: www.nekchamber.com



Joe Robinson: Guitar Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Virtuoso guitarist Joe Robinson is offering a guitar workshop preceding his show on the Main Stage.



The workshop can be attended separately from the show, but if you attend both, you'll save $5 and have the option to select and reserve your seat at the show. Topics covered at the workshop include, but aren't limited to: Left Hand Dexterity Building, Right Hand Pick Techniques, Arranging Bass & Melody Independence, and The Scales You Need to Know.

Pricing Show: $25, Workshop Only: $40, Workshop + Show with reserved seat: $60. (Discount applied when both show and workshop are in shopping cart at checkout. We'll contact you via email after your ticket purchase to reserve seat.)



Location:  HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Contact: Caitlin Strong
Phone: 802-533-2000
Email: caitlin@highlandartsvt.org
Website: highlandartsvt.org/event/joe-robinson-guitar-workshop/



Vermont Tech Ag Institute Winter/Spring 2018 Trainings

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Craft Distilling as a Profession: The Vermont Experience.  Vermont is one of the leaders in the nationwide boom in microdistilling. This training brings students into direct contact with a variety of processes involved in building, operating, and working in a distillery and the distilling industry. Lectures, labs, visits from experts, demonstrations, and hands-on experience at distilleries introduce distilling and still design, fermentation, distillery economics, and basic business and marketing skills. An emphasis is placed on production of high-quality spirits from local ingredients and how to bring these successfully to market. The training also covers such details as licensing, environmental concerns, permits, and reports for the TTB, safety, and quality control. Led by Duncan Holaday, a pioneer in micro-distilling, he is the owner and operator of Dunc’s Mill and consults on distillery and still design. Visiting lecturers and distillery visits expose participants to a variety of products, business models and scales, and construction types for distilleries. Each partcipant will complete and present a project that reflects his or her particular interests and draws from topics covered in the training.

Opportunities for direct observation and hands-on work during the training will be at Dunc’s Mill in St. Johnsbury, Shelburne Orchards Distillery in Shelburne, and Hooker Mountain Farm in Cabot, Wild Hart Distillery located in Shelburne, and Mad River Distillery located in Waitsfield. The class will also tour other distilleries in Vermont. Farmers markets have served as a key venue for producers to expand sales of their Vermont made spirits. During the training visits will be made to two different markets to experience this one-on-one marketing first hand.

 

 



Cost:  $1,200.



Location:  Vermont Techical College, 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, VT
Contact: Molly Willard
Phone: (802) 535-5315 cell; (802) 728-1525 office
Email: molly.willard@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses



Social Media Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Catch up with your fellow business owners & . . .Learn about "Tagging."  Kathelyn White, Marketing Manager at NCIC, will tell you all about tagging, when to use, where to use, and most importantly how to use.



Coffee and pastries will be provided.  Come and enjoy the coffee and snacks, conversations with your fellow business owners, learn a little and take a break from the daily grind . . .Come with questions . .. ideas for topics for future gatherings.  Cost: $5.



Location:  Cafe Lotti, 603 VT RTE ll4, East Burke, VT
Contact: Kathelyn White
Phone: 603-788-2700 x2143
Email: kwhite@ncic.org




Shred 'Em & Forget 'Em

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Passumpsic Savings Bank invites you to safely dispose of your sensitive documents containing personal information, at our free Shred 'Em and Forget 'Em event.



Stop by Passumpsic's Lancaster, New Hampshire branch or their Newport, Vermont branch. Bring old bills, files and other sensitive documents to be safely destroyed and recycled. Donations to local charities will be made on the volume of shredded paper we do at each location. Visit Passumpsic Bank.com to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

PSB Branches:

Lancaster NH: 117 Main Street, Lancaster NH 03584

Newport Vt: 1 Gardner Street, Newport Vt 05855



Location:  1 Gardner Street, Newport Vt 05855
Contact: Barbara Schoolcraft
Phone: 802-751-4215
Email: bschoolcraft@passumpsicbank.com
Website: www.passumpsicbank.com



Farmaganza

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm

Celebrating & featuring local farmers and vendors.



Noon:  Vendors:  nurseries, artisans, fire pits and more.

2pm: Fishing Derby

3pm: Backroad BBQ and music.



Location:  Harry's Hardware, 3087 Main Street, Cabot, VT
Contact: Harry's Hardware
Phone: 802-563-2291




2018 Legislative Breakfast Schedule

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Bill Davies will serve as moderator. 



General Discussion (Open to all Legislators) Light breakfast items will be available for $5 per person. 



Location:  Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT
Contact: NVDA
Phone: 802-334-5861




NEK Legislative Breakfast Series

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018 - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

These monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the Legislative session and concerns affecting the region.



The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.  The Northeast Kindom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.  Fee:  $3.00.  Light breakfast included.



Location:  St. Johnsbury House Dining Room, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEK Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Vermont Tech Ag Institute Winter/Spring 2018 Trainings

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wetland Delineation Training: In this 40-hour training you will learn how to properly identify the key factors that determine wetlands, based in part on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, 2012 Supplement for Northeast Region, and the most recent National Wetland Plant List and NRCS Hydric Soils guidance. Federal regulations, State regulations and appropriate permitting in relation to wetlands will also be covered. This certificate course offers professional experience and applied field experience.



Lecture topics include science of wetland hydrology; hydric soils; hydric vegetation; wetland development; and current VT regulations. Field practicals will include soil and plant identification, and wetland delineation in accordance to the ACOE Field Delineation Manual. Qualifies for 8 VT DEC NonSoil and 8 Soil Credits.

Cost:  $800.



Location:  Vermont Tech Campus, Williston, VT
Contact: Molly Willard
Phone: cell: (802) 535-5315 office: (802) 728-1525
Email: molly.willard@vtc.edu
Website: www.vtc.edu/meet-vtc/centers-institutes/ag-institute/short-courses



Starting Your Own Business Seminiar

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors, designed as a guide for the first-time business owner.



Fee of $129 includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. 



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Development Association, 36 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Vicki
Phone: 802-728-9101
Email: dblanchard@vtsbdc.org




Vermont/New Hampshire 30th Annual Marketing Conference

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of bringing together the best speakers who will share their knowledge & expertise which will enable you to move your business to the next level.   Two day conference.



Whether you are trying to grow your customer file, maintain your current customers, considering launching a new business, or just want to hear the latest in marketing tools & trends, you will find this conference will provide relevant content to help you with your business goals.

We have gathered speakers from around the country who have agreed to share their secrets for success in Branding, Content Marketing, Innovations in Printing, Mobile, Digital , how to take on the challenges that Amazon presents and much much more.

Member rates:  early bird (postmarked by May 4th) - $399,after May 4th - $499;  Non-member rates: early bird (postmarked by May 4th) - $449, after May 4th - $549; NEMOA member rates:  early bird (postmarked by May 4th) - $469, after May 4th - $519.

 

 



Location:  Courtyard Marriott Hotel/Event Center, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH
Contact: Vermont/New Hampshire Marketing Group
Phone: 802-457-2807
Email: vtnhmg@vtnhmg.org
Website: www.vtnhmg.org/2018conference



Business Expo 2018 Conference & Trade Show

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors. Matt Thornhill from the "Institute for Tomorrow"       to keynote the Senator Leahy Business Breakfast.



Free seminars on marketing trends, professional development and business growth.  Free networking reception after party with spirit tastings from 4-6pm.



Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (formerly the Sheraton), 840 Williston Road, Burlington, VT
Contact: Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Website: www.VTEXPO.com



Free Salary Negotiation Workshop presented by the Vermont Commission on Women

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

VCW is sponsoring this free workshop, facilitated by Lindsey Lathrop, Career Coach at FromWithin Coaching. This event is aimed at women in the workforce or just launching careers. All are welcome.



Choosing not to negotiate is leaving some serious money on the table. Over 50% of women say they are apprehensive about negotiating and only 30% of women consistently negotiate salaries. For many of us, even the thought of negotiating makes us nervous. How much do I ask for? When is the best time to do it? What if I don't feel like I deserve more? Let's answer these questions and more! This workshop is designed to teach you how to negotiate with confidence. Avoid the traps many of us fall into and get in plenty of time for practice.



Location:  Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, Newport, VT
Contact: Lindsey Lathrop
Phone: 802-734-2802
Email: lindsey@fromwithincoaching.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1048659488621393/



Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The first class is 'Intro to QuickBooks.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



20th Annual Log Home Seminar

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discussions and demonstrations.  Learn about log home construction.



For:  builders, applicators, new and existing log home owners.  No charge.  Reserve your space and workshop materials. (also being held on June 3rd).  Co-hosted by Goodridge Lumber, Inc. and Perma-Chink Systems. Inc.



Location:  Goodridge Lumber, Albany, VT
Contact: Goodrich Lumber
Phone: 802-755-6298




20th Annual Log Home Seminar

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discussions and demonstrations.  Learn about log home construction.



For:  builders, applicators, new and existing log home owners.  No charge.  Reserve your space and workshop materials. Co-hosted by Goodridge Lumber, Inc. and Perma-Chink Systems. Inc.



Location:  Goodridge Lumber, Albany, VT
Contact: Goodrich Lumber
Phone: 802-755-6298




Training Your Palate

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm

Sterling College will be hosting a series of public talks and sensory evaluation workshops this summer through its School of the New American Farmstead. They will be June 28 - August 16th.



This is the first of the series, Charcuterie: a sensory evaluation workshop led by Adele Berrier, a Sensory Evaluation Specialist.  Participants will sample foods during a sensory evaluation to learn the vocabulary used to describe elementary tastes, flavors, aromas and textures.  Fee: $10 person for food supplies and registration is required. Will be held at the Common House.



Location:  Sterling College Campus, 16 Sterling Drive, Craftsbury, VT
Contact: Sterling College
Phone: 802-586-7711 x 163
Website: www.sterlingcollege.edu



Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The second class is 'QuickBooks Online.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The third class is 'Payroll.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



48th Annual Antiques and Uniques Festival

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Antiques and Uniques Festival continues over 40 years of tradition with the amazing dedication of volunteers from Craftsbury and surrounding towns. Over 100 antique and "unique" vendors dot the Common in the most quaint and picturesque country way while live folk music and roaming buskers add to the ambience. This year the festival will offer a specialty foods area and antique car owners are asked to drive to the event for special parking and viewing!

A great day of shopping, socializing and picnic-ing! Vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry makers, quilters, potters, woodworkers, specialty foods,  live music and barbeque tent... There is no better way to spend a Vermont summer Saturday!



Book sale, farmers market, kids games, tented outdoor cafe.



Location:  Craftsbury Common, Craftsbury, VT
Website: https://www.townofcraftsbury.com/antiques-uniques



Training -> VtSBDC Advising and Training

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vermont Small Busines Development Center is presenting a public workshop series: Hiring Right: It's a Journey.



A hands-on clinic, where participants will learn about effective recruitment strategies and spend time developing tools to enhance what you are currentrly using or develop the tools you don't have at your fingertips. An Additional Resources will be provided to enable you to continue the "Hiring Right Journey."  Fee:  $49.00.



Location:  Northeastern Vermont Development Assoc.,36 Eastern Ave, Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: VtSBDC, Vicki Blanchard
Phone: 802-728-9101
Email: dblanchard@vtsbdc.org
Website: www.ic.vtsbdc.org/Events.aspx



2018 NEK Chamber Super Raffle & Silent Auction

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce sponsors its Annual Super Raffle & Silent Auction - the chamber's largest fund-raiser!



The Chamber will be offering a grand prize of $1,500. Our committee members are hard at work collecting the 100+ great prizes that our ticket holders will win. Once again we will also be offering a silent auction throughout the evening. The silent auction offers more of our usual great prizes...you just name the price!

Only 100 tickets will be sold to this event. A $130 ticket provides you a wonderful buffet dinner for two, an evening of fun with friends and great prizes for everyone. Additional dinner tickets are available at $35 per person. Please RSVP.

Funds raised from this event help support worthwhile chamber programs that directly help our membership and region. We hope that a fun evening, as well as helping the chamber, will encourage you to buy a ticket. Every ticket holder wins a prize!

REGISTRATION FORM



Location:  Northern Vermont University, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: nekinfo@nekchamber.com




5th Annual Jeezum Crow Festival 2018

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm

Full day of live music at Jay Peak Resort



Named by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as a Top 10 Summer Event, join us in the Stateside Amphitheater for a full day of live music from bands like, Gov’t Mule, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Seth Yacovone Band, Electric Sorcery, and more. Tickets are all-ages and $45 for General Admission. Children 6 and under get FREE admission.

Where: Main stage located in the Stateside Amphitheater at Jay Peak | Second stage located at Bullwheel Bar (after-parties only)



Location:  Jay Peak Resort, 830 Jay Peak Road, Jay, VT.
Contact: Jay Peak Resort
Phone: 800-451-4449
Email: jjtoland@jaypeakresort.com
Website: jaypeakresort.com./things-to-do/events/jeezum-crow-festival-2017#.WVao0lGQwdU



Training Your Palate

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm

Sterling College will be hosting a series of public talks and sensory evaluation workshops this summer through its School of the New American Farmstead. They will be June 19 - August 16th.



This is the second of the series, Fermented Foods: a sensory evaluation workshop led by Adele Berrier, a Sensory Evaluation Specialist.  Participants will sample foods during a sensory evaluation to learn the vocabulary used to describe elementary tastes, flavors, aromas and textures.  Fee: $10 person for food supplies and registration is required. Will be held at the Common House.



Location:  Sterling College Campus, 16 Sterling Drive, Craftsbury, VT
Contact: Sterling College
Phone: 802-586-7711 x 163
Website: www.sterlingcollege.edu



Ham Dinner

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ham, baked beans, pineapple coleslaw, roll and dessert.



Eat in or take out.  By donation.  Proceeds help fund building maintenance projects.



Location:  Passumpsic Bapist Church, Route 5, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Sue Montague
Email: susan.montague@gmail.com




Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The fourth class is 'Accounts Payable/Billing.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



Second Annual Vermont Hemp Fest

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Vermont Hemp Fest is a day-long event at Burke Mountain that provides educational resources and community connections for those with an interest in Agricultural Hemp in Vermont, including landowners, entrepreneurs, farmers, artisans, and investors.



Ten hours of interactive panel presentation. Agricultural, hemp and CBD exhibitors, investors forum, food trucks, live music, outdoor bar and lawn games. Also September 9th.



Location:  Burke Mountain Resort, 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., East Burke, VT
Contact: Burke Mountain Resort
Phone: 802- 626-7400
Website: headyvermont.com



Second Annual Vermont Hemp Fest

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Vermont Hemp Fest provides educational resources and community connections for those with an interest in Agricultural Hemp in Vermont, including landowners, entrepreneurs, farmers, artisans, and investors.



Ten hours of interactive panel presentation. Agricultural, hemp and CBD exhibitors, investors forum, food trucks, live music, outdoor bar and lawn games.



Location:  Burke Mountain Resort, 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., East Burke, VT
Contact: Burke Mountain Resort
Phone: 802- 626-7400
Website: headyvermont.com



Training -> Marlboro College's Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

A renowned 80-hour series to help nonprofit leaders gain and refine the skill needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions.



This 10 week, full-day course is designed to busy professionals who are interested in a vibrant learning community, rich in opportunities for person and professional learning.  The course begins Wednesday September 12th and runs every Wednesday through November 14th.  Tution cost is $1500 with financial aid available.



Location:  Fairbanks Museum, Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Jean D'Agostino at 802-748-2372 or Kim Lier at 802-251-7690
Email: jdagostino@fairbanksmuseum.org or Kiler@marlboro.edu
Website: www.marlboro.edu/community/cnl/nonprofit



Nonprofit Management Certificate - St Johnsbury

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Nonprofit Management Certificate course is offered annually by the Center for New Leadership at Marlboro Grad School. This is the first time we've hosted in in the NE Kingdom since 2011!



Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders like you gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen your organizations and achieve your missions. The certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in the core competencies of nonprofit management.

For nonprofit employees who want to build their management skills and for those rising up within mission-driven or nonprofit organizations. The program combines the best of face-to-face learning with ongoing discussion via online learning portals and delves into such important topics as Leadership, Evaluation, Communications, Financial Management, Fundraising, and more.



Location:  Fairbanks Museum, 1302 Main Street, St Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Kim Lier
Phone: 802-251-7690
Email: klier@gradschool.marlboro.edu
Website: https://www.marlboro.edu/community/cnl/nonprofit



Northeastern VT Development Association 2018 Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You are invited to attend this Annual Meeting. The theme is "Collaboration! 



Jody Fried, Executive Director of Catamount Film & Arts, will speak about the organizations, businesses and individuals working collaboratively to raise community awareness of the region's cultural and entrepreneurial assets, and move the creative sector forward to improve the quality of life for NEK residents. Dinner reservations for NVDA board members are complementary.  $35 for non-board members. 



Location:  Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Stret, Greensboro, VT
Contact: Tina Gonyaw
Phone: 802-748-1220
Email: info@nvda.net
Website: www.nvda.net



Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The fifth class is 'Sales & Invoicing.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



Conversational French Online Course

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This instructor-led course is on Thursdays and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $120.  Instructor will be Ann Sparrow.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Quickbooks Fundamentals Online Course

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on M/Th and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $390.  Instructor will be Todd Cubit.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Welding Online Course

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on M/Th and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $600.  Instructor will be Jesse Perrone.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Intermediate Excel Course

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This course is designed for students familiar with the fundamentals of Excel who want to explore more features of this useful program.



Intermediate Excel: Oct 2 - Oct 18, T/TH 6:00-7:30 p.m. (9 hrs); $150.

Topics include: manipulating worksheets; creating linked formulas; using absolute cell references and named ranges; financial and date functions; creating and modifying charts; using tables, filters and sorting; data validation; protecting a worksheet; and using styles and templates. Prerequisites: Excel 2013 Introduction or equivalent skills. Must be able to create, open, save, format, and print a worksheet and copy, move, and delete values and formulas. Should be able to create formulas and use the SUM function. Register online at https://www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education/adult-education-registration-form



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy's Streeter Hall, Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: 802-748-7738
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org
Website: www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education



Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Online Course

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on M/Th, S and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $775.  Instructor will be Jennifer Piette.  M/W: 6-9pm; S: 8am-4pm.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Workplace Communication Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workplace Communication: Oct 4 & 9, TH/T 1-4 p.m. (6 hrs); $150 two-session workshop.



In this workshop, participants will examine recommended practices to be a good communicator, discuss the consequences of counterproductive practices, develop some key ideas about effective communication to take back to the workplace, and gain strategies for communication in difficult situations. Participants will also examine the art of asking questions to promote successful conversations, gain strategies for powerful, active listening to make conversations meaningful for everyone involved, review the benefits of paraphrasing and summarizing to ensure that everyone walks away with the same understanding, and learn ways of dealing with aggressive communicators. Register at https://www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education/adult-education-registration-form



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy's Fuller Hall Conference Room, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: 802-748-7738
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org
Website: www.stjacademy.org/adult-education



MSA-VT Small Business Roundtable Series

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Share your ideas about how Vermont state policy could support locally-owned small businesses, vibrant downtowns, and help foster local economy.  Your participation will inform the development of the Main Street Alliance of Vermont's 2019/2020 legislataive agenda.



Free and open to all Vermont business owners. Light fare provided. Other places series will be held are White River Junction: September 26th, 3:30pm-5:30pm at Piecemeal Pies; Rutland: October 3rd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Phoeniz Books; Brattleboro:  October 9th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Whetstone Station; Bennington:  October 10th, 8am - 9:30am at Bennington Museum.  Check out the series on the MSA-VT Facebook page.



Location:  Catamount Arts, Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Molly Gleason
Email: molly@mainstreetalliance.org
Website: www.mainstreetalliance.org



Small Engine Course

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This instructor-led course is on Thursdays and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $200.  Instructor will be Pedro Grondin.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



16th Annual Paul Sweeney Memorial Coat Drive

Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Give the gift of warmth. Donate new or clean, gently used child and adult coats and outerwear.



NVRH, Community National Bank (St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville locations) and Passumpsic Savings Bank (St. Johnsbury, Lyndonville and Danville locations) will be collecting gently used outdoor winter clothing from October 8 to November 2. Stop by at any of the locations listed above and drop donations off and help keep your neighbors warm this winter.

Coats will be distributed at the Good Shepherd School, Maple Street, St. Johnsbury, on Nov. 3 from 9am to noon.

 



Location:  Good Shepherd School, Maple St, St Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Passumpsic Savings Bank
Phone: 802-748-3196
Website: https://www.passumpsicbank.com



Workplace Communication Workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workplace Communication: Oct 4 & 9, TH/T 1-4 p.m. (6 hrs); $150 two-session workshop.



In this workshop, participants will examine recommended practices to be a good communicator, discuss the consequences of counterproductive practices, develop some key ideas about effective communication to take back to the workplace, and gain strategies for communication in difficult situations. Participants will also examine the art of asking questions to promote successful conversations, gain strategies for powerful, active listening to make conversations meaningful for everyone involved, review the benefits of paraphrasing and summarizing to ensure that everyone walks away with the same understanding, and learn ways of dealing with aggressive communicators. Register at https://www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education/adult-education-registration-form



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy's Fuller Hall Conference Room, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: 802-748-7738
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org
Website: www.stjacademy.org/adult-education



Google for Educators Course

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This instructor-led course runs on Tuesdays and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $60.  Instructor will be Dawn Walls-Thumma.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Basic Professional Cooking Course

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on Tuesdays and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $120.  Instructor will be Sky Bohannon.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Board Roles & Responsibilities Course

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This instructor-led course runs for six weeks on Wednesdays and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  FREE.  Instructor will be Steve Mason.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



OSHA-10 Construction Training

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm

Students will learn safe work practices and earn their OSHA-10 Construction industry cards.



OSHA-10 Construction: Oct 12 & 13, F/SA 3-8 p.m/8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (10 hrs); $110 includes dinner Friday and OSHA card. This course is perfect for anyone employed in the manufacturing or construction trades.



Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy's Streeter Hall, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Marina Cole
Phone: 802-748-7738
Email: mcole@stjacademy.org
Website: www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education/



NCIC Annual Meeting Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

Many hundreds recognize NCIC's Annual Meeting as the leading networking and regional economic event. Explore the State-of-the Art in Financing & Assistance for Businesses and Commuties.



Solutions we will consider:  Optimal financing of capital equipment and real estate, workforce readiness, and community infrastructure. Meeting will be followed by a buffet luncheon.



Location:  Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park Street, Lebanon, NH
Contact: Northern Community Investment Corporation
Phone: 802-748-5101
Email: info@ncic.org
Website: www.ncic.org



Prepare to be a Paraeducator Course

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This instructor-led course runs for six weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays to be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $155.  Instructor will be Jennifer Theroux.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The sixth class is 'Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



Lead Paint (EMP) Training Course

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on Saturday and to be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  FREE.  Instructor will be Erica Holub.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



ServSafe Food Handler's Course

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on Saturday and to be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $25.  Instructor will be Sean Dobbin.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Candidate Forum

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The League of Women Voters in the NEK and the Caledonian-Record will be co-hosting a candidate forum for the candidates running for State Representative in St. Johnsbury (Caledonia-3).



Candidates are Rep. Scott Beck, Brendan Hughes, Scott Campbell and Jane Pompeo. Moderated by Regina Hazel. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! The event will also be recorded and streamed by KATV.



Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Phone: 802-748-6313
Email: lwvnek@yahoo.com




Intermediate Excel Online Course

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This instructor-led course is on Wednesdays and can be completed on your time from your home or worksite.



Cost:  $100.  Instructor will be Todd Cubit.



Location:  North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT
Contact: Gwen Bailey-Rowe, North Country Career Center
Phone: 802-334-5469 ext. 3305
Email: Gwen.bailyrowe@ncsuvt.org
Website: www.Nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education



Annual Open House

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open House prospective students and their parents/guardians to come to Lyndon Institute and learn more about LI.  Learn about humanities, world languages, science, technology, engineering, math, and technical education.  This is a great chance to meet teachers, coaches, staff and fellow students.



Registration is now available either online, by phone or email.  Please RSVP by Monday, November 5th.



Location:  Lyndon Institute, l68 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Lyndon Institute
Phone: 802-535-3700
Email: admission@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: www.bit.ly/L120180penHouse



A Place at the Table: Film + Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

50 Million Americans - 1 in 4 children - don't know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat.



Presented by WonderArts, Let's Talk Film is a documentary series bringing community members together to talk about socially relevant themes. A panel discussion will follow the film featuring representatives from Green Mountain Farm to School, Salvation Farms, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, the Center for Agriculture Economy and a local state legislator.

$5 - $10 suggested donation (proceeds to benefit the Hardwick Area Food Pantry). To RSVP for an event, please visit https://fs10.formsite.com/wonderwisdom/form14/index.html.



Location:  St. John Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick, VT
Contact: Skye Livingston
Phone: 802-533-9370
Email: skye@wonderartsvt.org
Website: www.WonderArtsVT.org



Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The seventh  class is 'Financial Reporting.'  (The following classes listed above will follow at later dates.) View this website for the dates. ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html



Training -> NORTHEAST KINGDOM BUSINESS RESOURCE FAIR

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This fair will allow you to talk, one-on-one, with the people, agency and organizations that can assist you in planning, starting, developing and growing your business.



Topics include: Business Support, Employee/Job Services, Financial, Health Care/Insurance, Marketing/Promotion, Permitting/Regulations and more to come! Workshops to be determined. The Business Resource Fair coincides with our Annual Business Celebration, from 12 to 2 p.m., in the Burke Mountain Hotel Ballroom. ($25/pp to attend luncheon celebration.)



Location:  2559 Mountain Road, East Burke (Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center Day Lodge, located on second floor)

All businesses, whether you are looking to start up, grow or need help in various aspects of your company. The event is FREE and open to the public, including businesses from ALL OVER the Kingdom.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Vendor Spaces also still available. Registration Form.


Contact: Northeast Kingdom Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Northeast Kingdom Business Celebration

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This marks the 24th year of the Business Celebration, an event that celebrates business accomplishments, startups, expansions and achievements of companies in the Kingdom.



Each year, about 15 speakers talk about honors or distinctions they have achieved in the past year. Additionally, employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty at their respective businesses are often honored as well.

Held in the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center Ballroom, 2nd floor. $25 per person. RSVP required. Registration form.



Location:  Burke Mountain Hotel, 2559 Mountain Road, East Burke, VT
Contact: Northeast Kingdom Chamber
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com




Intuit QuickBooks Free Training Workshops

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free classes to give you the support you need to begin or to learn new tricks regarding: Intro to QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Billing, Sales & Invoicing, Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them, Financial Reporting, and Performing Year-end Tasks.



The last class is 'Performing Year-end Tasks.'  ProAdvisors, Tammy Letson and Elise St.Cyr, are presenting with free workshops.  Computers and training materials will be supplied.  Registration is required.



Location:  Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH
Contact: Lisa Stinson at Crane & Bell, PLLC
Phone: 603-788-4928
Email: lisa.stinson@craneandbellcpas.com
Website: www.craneandbellcpas.com/upcoming-events.html

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