June 14, 2019
Moderated by Markey Read
Calling all entrepreneurs! Join us for a one-day seminar hosted by some of Vermont’s leading food & beverage business owners. The seminar is designed specifically for those who are considering taking the next leap in business development. The day will be moderated by Markey Read of Career Networks Vermont and include discussions with the following panelists: Allison Hooper of Vermont Creamery, Sas Stewart of Stonecutter Spirits, Zoe Brickley of Jasper Hill Farm, Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders, and Louisa Schibli of Milk Money Vermont. Learn how to bring your business to the next level as our panelists share their stories of blood, sweat, tears and joy. Kristina Michelsen, a Small Business Attorney, will also provide workshops covering intellectual property and legal considerations when raising capital. The day will end in a culminating group discussion followed by a social hour. There will be plenty of time to network, share your personal stories and gain the confidence you need to take your business to the next level. Space is limited to allow for small workshop groups; coffee, snacks and lunch are provided.
The day will include the following sessions:
Session 1: Panel Discussion
Moderated by Markey Read
Panelists: Allison Hooper, Eleanor Léger, Sas Stewart, Kristina Michelsen, Zoe Brickley, and Louisa Schibli
Session 2: Workshops (choose one)
- The Toolkit of a Successful Entrepreneur with Allison Hooper
- Business Economics with Eleanor Léger
Session 3: Workshops (choose one)
- Marketing & Branding with Sas Stewart
- Legal Topics with Kristina Michelsen
Session 4: Workshops (choose one)
- Sales & Distribution with Zoe Brickley
- Raising Capital with Louisa Schibli
Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this workshop. In order to take full advantage of the opportunity, participants should have experience operating a small business and be well versed in the basic terminology of small business management.
Early Bird: Course fee reduced to $100 for registrations submitted before May 14, 2019.
Tuition & Fees: $125 covers the cost of the class, most course materials, and refreshments and lunch from our top-ranked Sterling Kitchen. Accommodations are not included in course pricing.
Housing Availability & Fees: On-campus housing is not available for this course. Please see our accommodations page for local recommendations.
Please email us if you have any questions about this course or others: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Founder, Vermont Creamery & Ayers Brook Dairy
Former President, American Cheese Society (ACS)
Founding President, Vermont Cheese Council
Co-Founder, Eden Specialty Ciders
Founder, Vermont Cider Makers Association
Eastern Region Chair, United States Association of Cider Makers
Principal Consultant, Career Networks VT
Author, Your Cast of Characters, a Leadership Development Toolkit
Chapter Coordinator, Women’s Business Owners Network
Owner/Principal Attorney, Law Office of Kristina I. Michelsen, PLLC
Founder/Operator, Claire’s Restaurant
Board Member, Heartbeet Lifesharing
Director of Marketing, Jasper Hill Farm
Certified Cheese Professional & Sensory Evaluator, American Cheese Society
Board Member, The Monger
Co-Founder and President, Stonecutter Spirits
M.S. Sustainable Planning & Development, Pratt Institute
Co-Founder, Milk Money
Founder, Moogle Vermont
Founder, The Xpat Xchange