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Trade Show Assistance Grants Now AvailableVermont agriculture and forestry businesses can apply for financial support to exhibit at trade shows. Applications will be accepted through March 2, 2022.  
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Making a Case for Community-Scale ForestryWith a mindset of staying small, a sawmill in Fletcher sees wood products as the next “go local” movement.By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Tucker Riggs, owner of Laughing Stock Farm (LSF) Forest Products in Fletcher, is busier than he’s…
BNI founder Ivan Misner: Now is the time to develop a ‘hybrid’ approach to networkingVermont Business Magazine Networking is all about building relationships. And in the eyes of networking expert Ivan Misner, it is during tough stretches such as the one brought about by the COVID pandemic that business…
ELKTON, Md. (November 18, 2021) - Last week, new, clean, energy-efficient log treatment technology produced a test log shipment in Maryland, potentially making the state a global link in the veneer log market. The technology, developed for pre-shipment and quarantine log treatment, prepared a test shipment…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network When three friends at Middlebury College couldn’t find the perfect gift for their boss, they decided to make something special. Nathaniel Klein, Jacob Freedman, and Alex Gemme wanted to thank their supervisor at the Middlebury Snow Bowl for helping…
Nearly two years ago, as COVID-19 made its way into our State, we asked you, the business community, to suspend all non-essential operations. You stepped up in a big way to adopt new operational protocols, as the State worked to learn more about and respond to this new virus. No one knew how long this…
By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Brad Johnson would like to see wood products valued for the stand that’s left behind in the forest, not just the dollar value of the wood removed. “The lumber industry is sort of where the food industry was in the…
Another new business has recently joined the VWWC. The new arrival is Beyond Woodworks located in Rutland. Beyond Woodworks is a combo business offering full-service contracting and individual wood products. In terms of contracting Beyond Woodworks can handle home renovation, custom-designed interior…
MONTPELIER – A new report finds that Vermont’s vibrant forest economy directly employs over 9,100 people and has $1.4 billion in sales. Total contributions from the sector support nearly 14,000 jobs, with labor income over $500 million, and $2.1 billion in sales.   These are the findings of a 2020…
Trade Show Assistance Grants Now AvailableVermont agriculture and forestry businesses can apply for financial support to exhibit at trade shows. Applications will be accepted through March 2, 2022.  
January 2022 Marketing ReportDecember's Marketing ReportNovember's Marketing ReportOctober's Marketing ReportSeptember's Marketing ReportAugust's Marketing ReportJULY'S Marketing ReportJUNE's Marketing ReportMAY's Marketing ReportAPRIL's Marketing ReportMARCH Marketing ReportFEBRUARY Marketing ReportJANUARY…
Making a Case for Community-Scale ForestryWith a mindset of staying small, a sawmill in Fletcher sees wood products as the next “go local” movement.By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Tucker Riggs, owner of Laughing Stock Farm (LSF) Forest Products in Fletcher, is busier than he’s…
BNI founder Ivan Misner: Now is the time to develop a ‘hybrid’ approach to networkingVermont Business Magazine Networking is all about building relationships. And in the eyes of networking expert Ivan Misner, it is during tough stretches such as the one brought about by the COVID pandemic that business…
ELKTON, Md. (November 18, 2021) - Last week, new, clean, energy-efficient log treatment technology produced a test log shipment in Maryland, potentially making the state a global link in the veneer log market. The technology, developed for pre-shipment and quarantine log treatment, prepared a test shipment…
By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network When three friends at Middlebury College couldn’t find the perfect gift for their boss, they decided to make something special. Nathaniel Klein, Jacob Freedman, and Alex Gemme wanted to thank their supervisor at the Middlebury Snow Bowl for helping…
Nearly two years ago, as COVID-19 made its way into our State, we asked you, the business community, to suspend all non-essential operations. You stepped up in a big way to adopt new operational protocols, as the State worked to learn more about and respond to this new virus. No one knew how long this…
By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Brad Johnson would like to see wood products valued for the stand that’s left behind in the forest, not just the dollar value of the wood removed. “The lumber industry is sort of where the food industry was in the…
Another new business has recently joined the VWWC. The new arrival is Beyond Woodworks located in Rutland. Beyond Woodworks is a combo business offering full-service contracting and individual wood products. In terms of contracting Beyond Woodworks can handle home renovation, custom-designed interior…
MONTPELIER – A new report finds that Vermont’s vibrant forest economy directly employs over 9,100 people and has $1.4 billion in sales. Total contributions from the sector support nearly 14,000 jobs, with labor income over $500 million, and $2.1 billion in sales.   These are the findings of a 2020…

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