ASPIRE! is a new USDA Rural Business Development Grant
TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org