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Serving Lamoille County’s business community for more than 50 years.

LEDC Online Marketing Webinar Series

How to Improve Your Business Website to Increase Sales

Aug. 31, 2023
12 p.m. – 1:00pm

What are the elements of a successful website? How can you turn visitors into leads? Learn how to create trust, build authority and covert website visitors to customers. We will discuss copywriting and design, while examining your prospects’ needs and your solutions. Then we will look at the steps of the customers’ decision-making process and make sure your web pages have all the elements for success.

Measuring the Results of Your Marketing Efforts

September 14, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

How to calculate the ROI of your marketing efforts, measure results of your advertising dollars and create a marketing plan that increases revenue. We will address a critical aspect of marketing that many businesses struggle with and give you the knowledge and tools you need to measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts and make data-driven decisions to achieve better results.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your Business Website

Oct 5, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to structure your website for improved search engine rankings and performance, how to use keywords effectively, and how to create a google business profile for local search results. This can significantly impact a website’s visibility and organic traffic. We will look at SEO best practices and equip you with actionable strategies to optimize your business website for the best search engine rankings.

How to Attract Customers with Content Marketing

Nov 2, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Content Marketing can help your business drive customer engagement and sales. We will look at creating content in different formats for each target audience, using tools to assist in delivery, schedule and plan, and repurpose content. You will have the knowledge and tools you need to attract and engage customers for growing your business.

Business Trainings & Events

Lamoille Economic Development Corporation

LEDC's Annual Luncheon & Presentation by Vermont Futures Project, October 12th, 2023

Join the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation, the Lamoille Chamber of Commerce and our team members as we reignite our Annual Luncheon after years way due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This important event aims to provide Lamoille County’s business leaders and economic development cohorts a chance to review the status of the local and state economies, and discuss potential paths toward continued growth.

The event, headlined by keynote speaker Kevin Chu of the Vermont Future’s Project, welcomes LEDC and Chamber members, but will also be attended by Lamoille County municipal leaders, state delegates, economic development professionals and other Lamoille County stakeholders.

Thank you to our Luncheon Sponsor, Union Bank

Small Business and Individual Retirement Planning In Your 20s to 70s, October 25, 2023

Are you a business owner interested in starting an employer sponsored plan or improving a current plan? Or are you an individual investor who would like to learn effective strategies for investing in your personal retirement accounts? If so, making time for this short presentation could make a huge difference in your ability to build wealth over time. “Planning for Retirement in your 20’s to 70’s” will cover the following topics:

  • Types of employer sponsored retirement plans and the characteristics of each
  • Effective investment strategies for optimizing returns and reducing tax liability
  • The importance of diversifying assets
  • How to avoid high fees
  • How to increase returns
  • How to avoid investor mistakes

Join us to discuss these important topics and chart your path to the future.

Cultivating diversity in the workplace can be challenging. When approached thoughtfully, diversity challenges are valuable opportunities for workplace growth and inclusion.

Forward thinking diversity and inclusion training teaches learners how to develop an environment of inclusion and respect that generates high morale, productivity, and positively impacts company brand. This course allows business and organizations to address the challenges of diversity and inclusion, providing actionable examples of how your business an organization can benefit from a diverse workforce.

Live and recorded business skills online, workshops including: Start Your Own Business, Accounting & Finance, Bookkeeping, Branding, Business Plans, Communications Tech, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Funding & Loans, Government Regulations, Legal, Management & Operations, Markeing, PR/Media, Sales, Strategic Development, Tax Planning, Technology

The State of Vermont Economic Development has an array of funding and incentive programs. 

The State of Vermont offers an economic incentive for business recruitment, growth and expansion. The Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program can provide a cash payment, based on the revenue return generated to the State by prospective qualifying job and payroll creation and capital investments, to businesses that have been authorized to earn the incentive and who then meet performance requirements.

The VTP partners with employers and training providers to train Vermont’s employees for the jobs of tomorrow. VTP provides performance based workforce grants for: pre-employment training, training for new hires and incumbent workers.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included the creation of a new tax-incentive aimed at increasing private investment in low income census tracts. Investors in these zones will receive preferential tax treatment when they invest in a newly created “Opportunity Fund.” After undergoing a process that was recognized as a best practice, Governor Phil Scott designated 25 census tracts in 17 communities as Opportunity Zones .

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides funding assistance to eligible Vermont businesses to support entry into foreign markets or expand international export activities such as participation in trade shows, trade missions, market research, and export education seminars.

The Brownfields Revitalization Fund promotes the productive reuse of sites that are currently abandoned or not fully utilized due toncontamination on the site. By providing financial assistance forncleaning up these sites, Vermont continues its commitment to
environmental stewardship, community investment, and economic growth. 

The Vermont Legislature created relocation incentives to attract new residents to the state and grow the workforce as well as provide support to Vermont employers. The application is currently closed but stay tuned for information about additional incentives as they become available.

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We hope you will join us in our ongoing mission to promote and grow Lamoille County’s economy. As business owners and community members, we are stronger when we work together.