**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


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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!  It’s scheduled for June 1st!

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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!