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VAWP’s Upcoming Annual Meeting November 13 and 14, 2019

The VAWP Annual Meeting will be held on November 13-14 at Town & Country in Stowe, VT. The Progressive Mixer will begin in the late afternoon on Wednesday, November 13 and the Annual Meeting will be an all day event on Thursday, November 14. The Progressive Mixer stops on the 13th will include: The Golden Eagle Resort, Idletyme Brewing, The Lodge at Spruce Peak, Spruce Camp, and Town & Country. Transportation for the Mixer will be provided by Snowflake Taxi.


Kate Paine- Keynote Speaker
at VAWP’s Annual Meeting
Presentation Topic: Leverage LinkedIn for Your Personal Brand & Business Success
Do you think LinkedIn is just another annoying social media platform where you just receive irrelevant invitations to connect? Do you wonder if your presence there can be meaningful and help you in your professional efforts? Are you skeptical it can actually bring you business? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then my strategic work session about how to build a robust LinkedIn presence is for you. And, yes, LinkedIn is a great tool for relationship building with your tribe, showcasing your expertise in your field, and even for warm lead generation to find prospective clients. You’ll walk away with some immediate tools to take your LinkedIn presence to the next level.
Bio: Kate helps executives and entrepreneurs stand out online so they become a recognized authority in their marketplace, and a respected asset to their company and clients. She uses her journalism and marketing skills to tease out her clients’ compelling story and position themselves as an expert or thought leader both online and off.
Discovering an individual’s story makes her expertise uncommon in the world of online personal promotion. She’s a LinkedIn expert and uses the tool as a powerful personal branding platform. Kate also speaks at national marketing conferences about personal branding strategies and social media and teaches LinkedIn for corporate sales training.
Kate is also a volunteer traveling faculty member – teaching how to leverage LinkedIn – for The Honor Foundation ( in Virginia Beach and Wilmington, NC. THF is a nonprofit, which provides an intense career development program for Navy SEALs and individuals in the Special Operations Forces community who are transitioning from their active duty military service and into their civilian career.


The Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals is the only non-profit association of Vermont wedding professionals in the state.  We are primarily member-driven with a limited part-time staff, keeping our costs down so that we can dedicate the vast majority of our resources to marketing our incredible members.   We consist of roughly 160 businesses throughout the state of Vermont who are dedicated to providing the best, highest quality service and products to brides and grooms available.  We also offer educational seminars and business networking events for our members.  To learn more about our organization or to join, see our Member Page or contact our office at