This Week | Startup Event | Concert | Tech Meetup | Cookout | Workshops

I hope you had a great weekend! Here are a few bits of info for this week and beyond:

a. Tuesday/Wednesday 6/17-18
We’re hosting the first leg of Vermont Council on Rural Development’s two-day board retreat starting on Tuesday at 1pm ( It shouldn’t be too noisy, but there will be about 30 people in the Event Space 1-3pm and we’re starting off with a panel presentation. I’m on the board, so won’t be available 12:30pm-ish on Tuesday through Wednesday night. You can totally text me if you need anything, but I probably won’t be able to get on the phone unless there’s an emergency. And I won’t be watching email too closely.

b. StartupVT Thu 6/20
StartupVT is starting up again on Thursday with a low key happy hour and business sharing at Arnold Block, the coworking space in Bethel. Free and open to all.

c. Busy/Noisy Saturday 6/22
During the day Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do is going to be using the Event Space for a meeting. We’re hosting a concert on Saturday night with cash bar. Members get in for $10. For more info:

d. Tech Meetup Thu 6/27
We’re doing another Tech Meetup with Anna. BYO beverage. Pizza provided.

e. Cookout Sat 7/13
Only a hand full of people responded to the poll, June flew by, and we have several new members who just joined or are joining. I’m going to plan on Saturday, July 13th at 5pm for the cookout. Will send more details, but mark your calendars. Family members are welcome! 🙂

f. CWE FREE Business Workshops
Put placeholders on your calendar for 5:30pm 7/10, 9:30am 8/1, and 5:30pm 8/1 if you are interested in business planning, remote/freelance, and growing your business workshops. Gwen Pokalo from the Center for Women in Business and Enterprise is going to be providing free workshops. More info shortly (I’m waiting on the descriptions to share).

g. Welcome
Welcome to new members John Maly, Alicia Kaye, and Liza Cohen!
And to new Sustaining Spark member, Phyllis Shea!
(More info on Sustaining membership here: