Buy local Vermont program update

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Buy local Vermont program update

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 5:29pm -- tim

Agency of Commerce & Community Development ACCD is encouraging interested businesses to sign up now for the #BuyLocalVermont program, intended to drive more sales at local restaurants, retail stores, entertainment and performing arts venues, lodging and tourism-related businesses through savings offerings. Businesses can enroll to take part in the program now, which will launch to consumers September 8th. For full details on the process to sign up, and to find an informational slide deck and webinar, visit the ACCD Recovery Resource Center.

Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Applications

ACCD recently launched the Restart Vermont Regional Marketing and Stimulus Grant Program, and is offering grants to organizations for efforts and activities related to economic recovery, consumer stimulus, marketing, or tourism projects to support businesses that have suffered economic harm due to COVID-19. Applications are due August 31, 2020. Learn more at the program’s website and from a previously-recorded webinar.

Tourism and Hospitality Survey

A reminder that the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) is looking for businesses to help quantify the impact of COVID-19 across the tourism industry – from lodging to retail and restaurants to the arts – through your participation in a survey. VDTM hopes you will take a moment to help us understand the economic loss and seasonal trends by filling out the survey and sharing it with industry partners or businesses to fill out as well. Responses are requested by Friday, September 4, 2020.

Business Impact

ACCD wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use the ACCD Business Impact Form to help us continue to assess the full impact as we work toward additional solutions.