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Vermont Economic Conference

January 25, 2022 @ 8:30 am - January 26, 2022 @ 12:15 pm

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day, free virtual  2022 Economic Conference. January 25 and 26, 2022.  The sessions are an opportunity to learn about the national and state economic trends facing Vermont businesses for 2022, while also hearing how Vermont can become an economic leader by welcoming all, supporting and growing our diverse communities, and leaning into our state’s strengths.


January 25
8:30 am – 9:45 am
National Economic Trends: Labor, Inflation, and the Supply Chain
Gus Faucher, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, PNC Bank
Moderated by Phil Daniels, Vermont Market President, TD Bank

10:00 am – 11:15 am
How Diverse is Your Universe? Recruiting Strategies to Build a Diverse Workforce
Kuma Roberts, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Arrowhead Consulting
Moderated by Al Wakefield, Retired President of Wakefield Global LLC

January 26
8:30 am – 9:45 am

Supporting BIPOC Businesses and Vermont Professionals of Color
Tinotendo Charles Rutanhira, Co-Founder of Vermont Professionals of Color
Leslie McCrorey Wells, Co-Owner of Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia, and Sotto Enoteca
Gary Scott, Vice President of Hospital Services, UVM Medical Center
Moderated by Willie Docto, Co-Owner of Moose Meadow Lodge

10:00 am – 11:15 am
Where Did Vermont’s Workforce Go?
Mat Barewicz, Chief Economist, Vermont Department of Labor
Moderated by Renee Bourget-Place, Partner, KPMG LLP

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January 25, 2022 @ 8:30 am
January 26, 2022 @ 12:15 pm
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