Learn, Celebrate, & Connect on May 22: “She Means Business” event highlights women-owned business in the Rutland region
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RUTLAND, Vt. (May 4, 2023) – “She Means Business” will take place on May 22, 2023, at The Hub CoWorks located at 67 Merchants Row in Rutland. The second in a series of “She Means Business” events will provide opportunities to learn, connect, and celebrate Vermont’s women-owned businesses. 

Attendees will have the option to plan their day, selecting from two workshops, a QuickConnect networking session with lenders and resource providers, a business hop to downtown Rutland businesses, and an evening reception hosted by the Vermont Women’s Fund. Those who want to shop and support woman-owned businesses in the Rutland region can get an early start by visiting participating businesses during the weekend of May 20 and 21 in downtown Rutland, Killington, and other parts of the county.

The event is open to anyone who owns a business, is thinking of starting one, or just wants to see what Vermont’s small business community has to offer.

The schedule for the day includes:

  • 12-1:30 pm: Workshop

Building Your Business Model with Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont

  • 1:30-3 pm: Workshop

9 Steps to Increasing Awareness for Your Business & Ask Us Anything with Vermont Small Business Development Center

  • 3- 4 pm: Rutland Business Hop

Check out the area’s vibrant small business community. Pick-up a map at The Hub CoWorks (67 Merchants Row), and more details will be on the event website.

  • 4-5:30 pm: QuickConnect

Connect with lenders and statewide service providers offering insights and materials for small business owners. Start collaborations and conversations with lenders, business advisors, and experts.

  • 5:30-7 pm: Reception & Networking hosted by the Vermont Women’s Fund

A celebration of the day includes food, fun, and a continuation of networking conversations.

This event is hosted by Vermont Small Business Development Center, Small Business Administration Vermont District Office, Vermont Women’s Fund, CEDRR, Downtown Rutland Partnership, and Center for Women & Enterprise.

All activities are free. Walk-ins are welcome but guests are asked to register in advance for planning purposes. The link to register is: https://www.vtsbdc.org/she-means-business-rutland/

This event is in partnership with the Community Navigator Pilot Program, funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Media Contact:
Phyllis Ershowsky
Marketing & Communications Specialist
VtSBDC and Community Navigator Pilot Program
(802) 777-4977