Campaign 2016: Candidates coming to Brattleboro


BRATTLEBORO >> Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to tackle economic development in southern Vermont.

The public and members of both organizations are invited to attend a candidate showcase and networking event at the American Legion in Brattleboro on Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Confirmed participants include gubernatorial candidates former Secretary of Transportation Sue Minter and Lt. Governor Phil Scott, as well as candidates for attorney general, Deborah Bucknam and TJ Donovan.

"We're thrilled to be teaming up with BACC for this candidate showcase," said Jane Campbell, VBSR's executive director. "As a business association, we support economic development but we always want to see sustainability be core to that work. The Brattleboro area understands this concept and we're pleased to help bring Vermont's candidates for Governor and Attorney General to Windham County to engage in this conversation."

"Southern Vermont faces economic challenges that are different from other parts of the state," said Kate O'Conner, BACC's executive director. "But our entrepreneurial spirit, dedicated workforce, and quality of life offer opportunities for economic growth. We are pleased to work with VBSR to give our members the chance to meet the candidates and hear how they will address the unique needs of Windham County and help us reach our full potential."

During the event, all four candidates are expected to say a few words about their vision for their time in office and southern Vermont and answer some questions. The evening will conclude with a networking event featuring a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. The event is open to public and is free for members of either organization, $10 for nonmembers. It is sponsored by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, TD Bank, University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education, and VSECU. Complete details and registration can be found at


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