VT Wood Works Council Meet-Up

The Vermont Wood Works Council invites you to attend our
first in-person meet-up since the annual meeting in January 2020.


Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Place: ClearLake Furniture, Rte 100, Ludlow, VT

Through the shutdown and into the opening, the Council has been bringing virtual opportunities for members to network with their colleagues and stay connected via Zoom. Using Covid-recovery funds through Restore Vermont, we are now opening shops for in-person tours as a return to networking – with our new normal guidelines.
Brent Karner of ClearLake Furniture in Ludlow is our first business to host a tour. His shop is large enough to accommodate approximately up to 40 visitors practicing social distancing and wearing masks.  We ask that everyone be responsible for adhering to the guidance to make this event a success.
The afternoon programming includes:

  • Tour of ClearLake Furniture shop: showroom, workshop, & wood storage.
  • Panel presentation followed by “roundtable” discussion: How has your business fared and what have you learned during Covid?
  • Informal networking, food, and entertainment: safely packaged edibles, libations (bring your own beer, soft non-alcoholic drinks available) and storytelling by Bill Torrey.  Bill is a sixth generation Vermonter who spent 40 years logging our forests. The author of two books, The Ta Ta Weenie Club and Cutting Remarks, Bill has a flare for the dramatic and sees a story behind every tree. He will regale you with several of his stories while you enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues.

Registration is required for this event to appropriately manage the number of visitors. Please email info@vermontwood.com to sign up by Monday, October 12th.
If you just are not able to attend, not ready for public gatherings, or we hit maximum numbers, we will be “Zooming” the meet-up as well. Please note that this is fairly new technology for us to use in conjunction with a tour so you must bring along some patience.  This will work best if you log in with your computer or other mobile device. Please email info@vermontwood.com for zoom information.

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