Welch to speak at first BDCC/SeVEDS joint meeting

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) President Dan Normandeau and Southeast Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) Chairman Adam Grinold have announced the first joint annual meeting of their two organizations.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, BDCC members and the public are invited to join the two organizations at the Vermont Foodbank, 22 Browne Court.

The meeting will begin at 4 p.m., when BDCC will elect members and officers and approve the annual treasurer's report.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch will offer comments following speakers from two of the region's businesses - Nancy Cain of Against the Grain Gourmet and Peter Yost of Building Green.

BDCC will announce the recipient of the 2014 Founder's Award.

The winner of this award is an individual who makes things happen in the community, is known for creating value-added jobs, and who promotes a climate that enhances the region's economic vitality.

SeVEDS will present the 2015 SoVermont Leadership Award for Excellence in Economic Development.

This award is presented annually in recognition of sustained and effective efforts to mobilize leadership in the development of programs and projects, planning and designing of new and creative economic development activities, and deep commitment as a leader and advocate for economic development.

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