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Vermont Chamber Launches Building Bridges Fund to Support Small Businesses
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has launched a Building Bridges Fund to help impacted businesses continue to participate in important advocacy, education, and promotion programs. Contributions benefit small businesses and the Vermont Chamber, allowing businesses to continue participating in Chamber programming and helping the Chamber maintain their powerful advocacy voice, which helps move all businesses toward economic recovery. Many restaurants, inns, and retail stores are struggling to pay ongoing expenses. Actions taken today will ensure businesses and communities across the state thrive in a post-pandemic Vermont. Throughout the crisis, the Vermont Chamber has provided critical guidance to businesses and helped advocate on federal and state levels for financial and legislative relief to keep Vermont businesses on solid ground. Vermont Chamber State House coverage makes certain that legislators and government officials understand the issues affecting small businesses from Newport to Brattleboro. “While nearly every Vermont business has been impacted by COVID-19, some have certainly been hit harder than others,” Drew Richards, Vice President of The Richards Group, a 2020 Building Bridges Fund contributor, said. “We are looking to help those businesses that have been disproportionately impacted. Thanks to the Vermont Chamber for corralling this much-needed economic support.” At a time when businesses are hurting, the need for support is greater than ever. Make a contribution to the Building Bridges Fund now at vtchamber.com.