**NEW!!**CVEDC Introduces it’s Microloan Fund! Click here to read our latest press release:  cvedc-announces-microloan-fund-for-2017-doc

Read about our 40th Anniversary Meeting here: 40th-annual-meeting-press-release-cvedc-10-25-16

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Central Vermont Job Fair on 4-5-17 at the Barre Auditorium from 10:00AM to 4PM.  Visit


Calendar of Events – CVEDC and Central Vermont’s Latest Events

May 13, 2017 Barre BBQ and Mini Maker’s Fare – CVEDC is a proud sponsor of this event. The inaugural event at the Vermont Granite Museum will have BBQ food vendors such as Back Road BBQ, Mo’s Backyard BBQ, Morse Block Deli and more. They have some great grill and smoker demos lined up through Nelson Ace Hardware and Ash Supply Co. Check out the newest Weber and Traeger. There will be makers from around the state including Filabot, Arcana Workshop and granite carving by Sean Hunter Williams from Barre Sculpture Studios.

And there’s more! Music will be provided by the VT Bluegrass Pioneers and Starline Rhythm Boys. The first 10 people to bring the FREE Eventbrite ticket in the check-in booth will become one of our BBQ contest judges! The winner of the BBQ competition will receive a granite plaque donated by Cochran’s Monuments. In addition, anybody with an Eventbrite ticket will be eligible for a raffle for a new Weber Q 1200 Grill donated by Nelson’s Ace Hardware!  Contact the Barre Partnership for more information at 802-477-2967.


JUNE 7th – CVEDC’s Leadership Seminar with Roseanna DeMaria from 7-9AM at Norwich University!

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Annual Meeting

CVEDC holds an Annual Meeting in mid October generally at 7:30 AM on the third Thursday of the month.  Our Annual Meeting draws crowds of up to 120 and features panel speakers on a current business venue.  It’s also a time for us to recognize an outstanding small business for the CVEDC Small Business of the Year Award.  We also recognize business men and women in our region with the Leo C. Laferriere Award and the President’s Award.

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Valarie Beaudet receives the 2012 CVEDC Small Business of the Year Award for for the Ladder One Fire House & Grill


Don’t miss our Spring Leadership seminar in June generally had at 7:30 AM at Norwich University.  This spring seminar has features an array of Vermont and National speakers on the topics of Leadership and Motivation.  In the past our 1 1/2 hour breakfast seminar has been accredited by the HRIC for continuing education credits.  For more information like our facebook page and stay tuned!

This year, it’s scheduled for June 7th, 2017!  We have Roseanna DeMaria coming to speak on the topic of “Failure + Learning = High Performance & Innovation” Do the Math! 6-7-17 Electronic Save the Date – DeMaria at Norwich University from 7:00-9:00AM!  Invitation coming soon!

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The Central Vermont Job Fair takes place on the first Wednesday in April in a Central Vermont location. (Scheduled for April 5, 2017 at the Barre Auditorium this coming year!)  Vendor and attendee information can be found on our dedicated website. For more information, please call or visit our site at : – We have had 500-800 attendees and over40 vendors for the past 4 years.  Our job fair has featured a live radio broadcast, on-site interviews, a resource room and workshops on how to start your own business and job readiness preperation.

Marketing Workshops in conjunction with the VtSBDC.  From time to time we hold joint marketing workshops with our VtSBDC Advisor.  Past topics have included Social Media and international marketing/sales.  Keep in touch to hear about the next workshop!