This page includes information and resources which we hope will provide some helpful tips while we all navigate this challenging time. We will continue to update this page as we receive additional information and resources.
Recent Press Releases and Letters
- April 27th Letter to Governor Scott re: Wedding Industry
- May 2nd Industry Press Release
- May 25th Letter to Governor Scott re: Rental Industry
- May 28th Letter to Governor Scott re: Deposit Refunds
- $400M Economic Relief Plan
- Economic Relief Plan Webinar
- They only have Restaurant Sector webinar available, but it goes over the main points of the plan. Venues and Caterers may take particular interest in the Q&A section.
- Fortune Article on PPP Flexibility bill, passed in House
~Letter to Governor Scott from Lindsey Leichthammer on behalf of VAWP to address the challenges facing the VT wedding industry
~VT Wedding Industry Press Release 5-2-20
~Please read the article below as it appears some companies and individuals are out there trying to take advantage of folks. Please be exceptionally careful on any contact unless the email is from SBS/gov.
Wedding Market Report for Vermont
PPP, EIDL Daily Webinar
The Vermont District Office is receiving a very high level of phone and email volume due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In response to this situation, a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday will be held to discuss SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance. The first webinar starts at 9 a.m. April 24. To join the webinar, visit https://meet.lync.com/sba123/sbmazza/6F6N4YK6. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 470177937#. Upon joining the call, mute the phone to cut down on the background noise and please do not place the call on hold as the hold music will be heard over the presenter. For more information, email email@example.com.
Important links for additional resources:
Vermont Department of Labor:
Most recent PPP application:
You MUST complete this one even if you already did another one beforehand only this will be accepted. Updated PPP Application
Main Street Alliance Vermont:
Upcoming Zoom Meetings
Zoom Meetings: Talena Companion and Jackie Watson have organized Zoom Meetings. Information on topics, dates and times will be coming soon.
Tim Ashe is the President of the Vermont Senate and a wealth of information on FB. He has been giving daily podcasts on his page. Very enjoyable and informative. https://www.facebook.com/TimAsheVT/
NBC News, April 29, 2020, Which States are opening up: Read Article HERE
Venue Closures and Projected Re-Open Dates