Virtual Policy Series
Monday afternoons: A three-month series
Monday, October 19 - Monday, December 14, 2020
Presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Virtual Policy Series will bring together government and business leaders to get questions answered, provide personal access to key Vermont leaders, and bring attendees up to speed on important policy.
This event series will explore federal and state actions impacting our business community, economic relief, and other topics. Our guest speakers will answer questions from members of chambers of commerce across the state and our staff will moderate.
Please feel free to register for your favorite topics and submit your questions. Each event will feature a 25 minute presentation by our guest speaker(s) followed by 35 minutes of Q&A. This event is free to attend but registration is required.
Agenda of Upcoming Events:
November 2, 3 p.m. - The State of Vermont's Workforce
Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington, Director of Economic & Labor Market Information Section Mathew Barewicz, and others from the Department of Labor will discuss the condition of Vermont's workforce, including an overview of unemployment numbers and trends, the UI trust fund, UI employer experience ratings, and other topics impacting employers and employees. Register
November 9, 3 p.m. - Election Results & Economic Impact
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley will discuss election results and the impact of national results on Vermont's business community.
November 16, 3 p.m. - Broadband Now and Beyond
Department of Public Service Commissioner June Tierney and Representative Laura Sibilia will discuss broadband investments made in 2020 and expectations for broadband infrastructure improvement in the future.
November 23, 3 p.m. - Economic Outlook for the Road Ahead
Department of Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Executive Director Adam Grinold will discuss Vermont's economic outlook, provide an overview of existing relief programs, and discuss other economic development issues.
November 30, 3 p.m. - Act 250 Reform
Natural Resources Board Chair Diane Snelling and Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore will discuss developments related to Act 250, reform progress made during 2020, and expectations for changes in the future.
December 7, 11 a.m. - Legislative Preview
Vermont Public Radio's Peter Hirschfield, VTDigger's Anne Galloway, and Seven Days' Kevin McCallum will discuss the post-election legislative outlook for 2021, including issues the Legislature is expected to return to or beigin work on when the new session begins in January. Please note this event is at 11am.
December 14, 3 p.m. - TBA
Details about this upcoming event and registration will be available soon.
October 19, 2:45 p.m. - Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch was our first guest in the Virtual Policy Series. He discussed economic relief available for Vermont businesses and federal actions impacting Vermont.
October 26, 3 p.m. - Elections During a Pandemic
Secretary of State Jim Condos will provide an overview of the Secretary of State's work and discuss navigating Vermont's election system in 2020.
Submit your questions during the registration process. Registrations for each individual event will close by the date of the event at 8:00am. All registered attendees will receive an email confirmation with instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Bertenshaw, Director of Events, at email@example.com or (802)262-0147.
Audio and Photo Release:
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and its legal representatives and assigns, retain the right and permission to publish, without charge, photos and audio recordings taken at their events. Photos and comments may be used in publications, including electronic publications, or in other similar ways. In registering, you agree to these terms.