Universal Recycling Law & Meet VRGA conference April 27 & 28

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Featured Information Sessions
Universal Recycling Law - Be Compliant by the July 1st Deadline 
ALL Businesses will be required to comply with landfill bans on food scraps  

 recycled products over the course of the next three years. 

Larger businesses, such as supermarkets, and restaurants --are required to comply with the landfill ban on food scraps earlier than small businesses and residents, if they are located within 20 road miles of a composting facility that willingly accepts food scraps. See the Universal Recycling Timeline for details.

Hear from a panel of industry experts on the various channels of the system. They'll walk us through the changes necessary to be in compliance with Vermont law. The panel includes:

  • Moderator: Josh Kelly, Department of Environmental Conservation 
  • Mike Casella, Casella Waste Management
  • Carolyn Grodinsky, Grow Compost of Germont, LLC
  • Athena Lee Bradley, Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC)
  • Jason Maring, Vermont Foodbank

Social Media Strategies for Success: Quick tips for success at all experience levels. 

Do you know how to use social media to promote your business?

Whether you've got some experience or have thought about diving in, this session will provide you some quick tips to creating your social media identity, or bring you to the next level to reach more followers and get greater interaction. Hear from, social media extraordinaire Nicole Driscoll of Vermont Smoke and Cure!

To register or learn about other information sessions  

scheduled for Friday, visit: VRGA17.eventbrite.com  

Meet the 2017 Tradeshow Exhibitors

Friday, April 28th | 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Hilton Burlington Adirondack Ballroom & Prefunction


NEW exhibitors are highlighted in green.
  • Acana Northeast
  • Associated Grocers of New England
  • Al's Wood Syrup
  • Baby Bundts
  • Baker Distributing
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Cabot Cooperative Creamery
  • Capital Candy
  • Casella Waste Management
  • Clarity Juice
  • Coca Cola
  • Cold Mountain Maple
  • Consolidated Food Equipment Distributors
  • Creative Labels of Vermont
  • CSS Retail Systems
  • Department of Labor, Vermont
  • Doles Orchard
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • Farrell Distributing
  • Foley Distributing
  • Frito Lay
  • Hershey's 
  • Hickock & Boardman
  • ImageTek Labels
  • J Polep Distribution Services
  • Jon Jamieson Insurance
  • Klingers Bread Company
  • Koffee Kup Bakery/ Vermont Bread Company
  • LEDdynamics
  • McKenzie Country Classics
  • Mountain Grove Coffee
  • Pepsi
  • Retail Council of New York State 
  • Saratoga Sparkling Water Company
  • Snyder's Lance
  • Staples
  • SunCommon
  • Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Swedish Match
  • Taylor New England
  • The Richards Group
  • Upper Valley Produce
  • Vermont Coffee Company
  • Vermont Salsa Company
  • Vermont Tortilla Company
  • Yolo! Snacks
FREE for VRGA & VSFA Members
$5 for non-members online until 4/21 or $10 at the door 
Join us by registering at
This 2-day event is packed with:
NETWORKING with fellow retail industry professionals 
(Including events at Vermont Comedy Club, Nectar's, and local breweries)
INFORMATION SESSIONS to help you stay informed
(Hear what's happening with the cost of Healthcare in VT, Get Quick tips on social media strategies and more!)
An EXPO packed with NEW Vermont-made products and business-to-business services
FREE for VRGA & VSFA Members
$5 for non-members online until 4/21 or $10 at the door 
We hope you'll join us by registering at
This event offers a variety of ways to stand out from the competition and drive business to your company! Interested in sponsorship or advertising? Contact heather@vtrga.org  
Exhibitor space is sold out.
Connect with us #VRGA17
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm