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ASPIRE Kickoff Event!

November 30, 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

ASPIRE! is a new USDA Rural Business Development Grant


of Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia counties

You are invited to the kickoff !

In Newport at the Eastside Restaurant, November 30th, noon-3 pm.

Luncheon, speakers and sign-up for:

Award applicants! * Circle of Support Members! * Financial Partners!

Please attend and bring your business cards - your ideas - your enthusiasm

For building women-owned businesses AND the Northeast Kingdom economy.

Enjoy an action-packed program:


Meg Smith, Director, Vermont Women's Fund: Empowering Women to do More.

Keynote Presentation

Tiffany Bluemle

Change the Story:

Women-Owned Business in the Vermont Economy

Women in Socially Responsible Business

   Jane Campbell, Executive Director of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility         


Joe Patrissi, Executive Director, NEKCA

The Story of ASPIRE!

Amy Robinson, Head of NEKCA's Micro-Business Development Program

How the ASPIRE! grant works and who may win its awards

Diana Henry, Project Manager

Dessert hour:

Stay from 2-3 p.m. to mingle and sign up for your participation:

ASPIRANTS! - apply for a $2,000 award - prepare for the $5,000 pitch.

Circle of Support - be a skill-sharing and empowering community.

Business Partners - let us know your interest!

RSVP by November 28 to 802-334-7054

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