Vermont Business Magazine OnTuesday, July 31st, the fifth annual Fresh Tracks Capital Road Pitchwill cruise into Lowell, Vermont. Road Pitch is a four-day motorcycle tour of Vermont in which a gang of “business bikers” comprised of investors, entrepreneurs, and business advisors ride around the state and stop in eight Vermont towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business. The VIP reception,catered byBarton Baking Company,will open the event, with pitches coming from NEK businessesSweet Times Cupcakesout ofLyndonvilleandThe Floating Letter Cofrom Westfield. Additional pitchers includeBO2XfromBurlington,Synticosfrom Huntington, andVermont Evaporator Companyout of Montpelier.
Barn Pitch, the Northern Northeast Kingdom stop, is produced by NEKTI Consulting, led by Trish Sears and Steve Mason. Experienced in local business and economy, the pair will open their barn to 45 riders and VIP guests on the morning of the 31stto experience 5 Vermont businesses pitch to the riders, receive feedback and walk away with priceless connections in the business world. NEKTI Consulting is collaborating with Sunshine Silver Lining, LLC, led by Sunny Naughton, for event logistics.
In Vermont, we now live in a thriving small business economy. This is recognized by the larger businesses in the area who sponsor events such as Barn Pitch. 2018 Barn Pitch Hayloft Sponsors includeAll Earth Renewables,Center for an Agricultural Economy,Community National Bank,Consolidated Communications,Creative Workforce Solutions, Green Mountain Power,Jay Peak Area Chamber of Commerce, Jay Peak Resort,North Country Career Center,Pomerleau Real Estate,The Work Commons,VT Agency for Agriculture, Food & Marketsand theVT Department of Labor.
At each of the 8 stops the riders will award a “Riders Choice Prize” of $500 and a specialedition “Vermont Biker Bear” contributed by Vermont Teddy Bear. Each stop is open to public viewing.