91st AIV annual meeting: Building Prosperity out of Turmoil and Change

For Immediate Release
October 17, 2011

William Driscoll
[email protected]

Tuesday, November 8 ▪ Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier

Sponsored by:

Central Vermont Public Service ▪ Green Mountain Power ▪ VELCO

AIV will hold its 91st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier . AIV’s annual meeting is the state’s leading forum for bringing together state and industry leaders on issues critical to manufacturers and other key Vermont businesses.

With continued uncertainty over the course and pace of economic recovery as well as the future of federal and state fiscal policies that could significantly impact our business climate, we will be focusing this year’s meeting on the theme of “Building Prosperity out of Turmoil and Change: A Path Toward Confidence in Government, Community, and Economic Wellbeing.”

We will hear from native Vermonter Bruce M. Lisman, retired Chairman of the JP Morgan Global Equity Division and previously a senior managing director of Bear Stearns Companies. Mr. Lisman, who has recently founded Campaign for Vermont , will share his view of the fundamental economic transformation underway and outline opportunities to embark upon a bold path with clarity of purpose and mission to pursue economic prosperity without abandoning our social values and traditions.

We will also hear from Joseph Henchman, Vice President of Legal & State Projects and Vice President of Operations at the Washington-based Tax Foundation, on the significant changes that could take place in federal fiscal policy and their impact on the states.

Lt. Governor Phil Scott will address attendees and give them an opportunity to ask questions about the issues that interest them most.

Both members and non-members are welcome to register by faxing or mailing the registration form available on the homepage of the AIV website, www.aivt.org, or email [email protected] to request a form be sent to you. Registrations are due by November 4. Contact Angelina Beardsley at (802) 223-3441 or [email protected] for more information.


11:30 am Registration

12:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks; Lunch Served

12:15 pm Lt. Governor Phil Scott

12:45 pm Joseph Henchman, VP, Legal & State Projects and of Operations, Tax Foundation

1:30 pm Bruce Lisman, Founder, Campaign for Vermont and Retired Chairman, JP Morgan Global Equity Division

2:30 pm Concluding Remarks

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