Vermont Chamber of Commerce Economic Conference

01-25-2022 8:30 AM - 01-26-2022 11:30 AM

Over the last two years, Vermont's business community innovated to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Businesses are still being impacted by pandemic-related restrictions, economic factors, and concerns - and now face a labor shortage that spans across every industry.

Attend the Vermont Chamber's 2022 Economic Conference to learn about the national and state economic trends facing Vermont businesses for 2022 while also hearing how Vermont can become an economic leader by welcoming all, supporting and growing our diverse communities, and leaning into our state's strengths.



Please note the Vermont Economic Conference will be held virtually over Zoom at no cost.



8:30 am – 9:45 am

National Economic Trends: Labor, Inflation, and the Supply Chain

Gus Faucher, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, PNC Bank

Moderated by Phil Daniels, Vermont Market President, TD Bank


10:00 am – 11:15 am

How Diverse is Your Universe? Recruiting Strategies to Build a Diverse Workforce

Kuma Roberts, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Arrowhead Consulting

Moderated by Al Wakefield, Retired President of Wakefield Global LLC



8:30 am – 9:45 am

Supporting BIPOC Businesses and Vermont Professionals of Color

Tinotendo Charles Rutanhira, Co-Founder of Vermont Professionals of Color

Leslie McCrorey Wells, Co-Owner of Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia, and Sotto Enoteca

Gary Scott, Vice President of Hospital Services, UVM Medical Center

Moderated by Willie Docto, Co-Owner of Moose Meadow Lodge


10:00 am – 11:15 am

Where Did Vermont's Workforce Go?

Mat Barewicz, Chief Economist, Vermont Department of Labor

Moderated by Renee Bourget-Place, Partner, KPMG LLP



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