March 26th Call (5:30 pm) for Local Business Owners

How to participate
  • Access Number: 1-605-472-5353

  • Passcode:  779519 #

  • You'll be automatically muted when you enter the conference. 

  • When the Q&A/Comments period begins, you can press *6 to raise your hand to be called on (you may have to then enter '1' to confirm you want to join the question queue). When it's your turn, you'll hear a voice say "You may now ask your question" and you'll automatically be unmuted.

  • In advance of the call you can email questions to and they will be addressed during the call.

  • Commercial lending programs for small businesses (Bill Dunn, Mascoma Bank; Jody Cole, People's Bank; Stephen Gurin, Bar Harbor Bank)

  • SBA EIDL emergency lending program (Darcy Carter, Vermont Director of the SBA)  

  • VEDA emergency lending program (Representative Charlie Kimbell)

  • Assistance in preparing your application (Denise Dukette, SCORE)

  • Legislative update on other benefit programs for business owners and employees (Senator Alison Clarkson and Representative Charlie Kimbell) 

  • Update from the Woodstock Chamber (Beth Finlayson)

  • Update from the EDC (Jon Spector)

The meeting will finish by 7:00 pm. 

Speaker Contact Info
  • Bill Dunn, Mascoma Bank (

  • Jody Cole, Peoples Bank (

  • Steve Gurin, Bar Harbor Bank (

  • Darcy Carter, Small Business Administration (

  • Representative Charlie Kimbell (

  • Denise Dukette, SCORE (

  • Beth Finlayson, Woodstock Chamber (, 802-457-3555)

  • Senator Alison Clarkson (

  • Jon Spector, Woodstock Economic Development Commission (


Chamber Contact Info
  • Beth Finlayson, Woodstock Chamber (, 802-457-3555)

  • Caitlin Christiana, Springfield Regional Chamber (

  • Carol Lighthall, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber (, 802-228-5830 or cell:802-591-0500)

  • PJ Skehan, Hartford Area Chamber ( or


Additional Information
  • Peoples Bank

    • For lending needs up to $1,500,000 please contact: Alice Baird, Business Banker,, 802-295-6416 (covers Springfield, Windsor, White River Junction, Ludlow, Woodstock, Chester)

    • For lending needs over $1,500,000 please contact: Debbie Boyle, Relationship Manager Middle Market, (covers the greater Brattleboro market north to White River Junction and over to Woodstock)


      David Estes, Relationship Manager Middle Market, (covers the greater Burlington market south to White River Junction)

  • Mascoma Bank

  • Bar Harbor Bank

  • Small Business Administration

    • Darcy Carter, District Director (

    • Susan Mazza, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist (

    • Chris Herriman Economic Development Specialist & Veteran Business Officer (

    • Kevin Morehouse, Lender Relations Specialist (

    • Danny Monahan, Public Information Officer (

    • Brian DeClue, Lender Relations Specialist (

    • Apply for disaster assistance:

  • Vermont Small Business Development Center (VTSBDC)


  • Alison Clarkson and Charlie Kimbell

    • State of Vermont Critical Business List can be found here


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