On July 9, over 120 Digger readers packed the Manchester community library for a lively discussion about economic development in Bennington County – watch a video of the event below, courtesy of Greater Northshire Access Television:
Photos below by Andrew McKeever of the Manchester Journal. Click on an image below to start slideshow.
Moderator Wayne Granquist
Wayne has a long career in business, finance and public service. He has also chaired several non-profit boards, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Wayne is the Chair of the Board of Civil Authority, Town of Weston, VT, where he is the long-time Moderator of the Town Meeting.
Chris is President of Northshire Bookstore, an independent, family-owned business with locations in Manchester Center, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY. Chris has long been involved in promoting locally-owned businesses and pushing for skillful economic development.
Dina is a theater professor at Bennington College and also serves as the Artistic Director at the Dorset Theatre Festival. She currently serves on various task forces representing the importance of the arts in economic development.
Trevor is the owner and founder of TAM Waste Management, growing it from an after school job to a regional company with 25 employees. A member of the State’s Solid Waste infrastructure Committee, Trevor has long advocated that resource recovery is a key component to building the local economy.
This event was sponsored by VTDigger in partnership with People’s United Bank, Berkshire Bank, rkMiles Inc., Southwestern VT Health Care, VSECU, The Manchester Community Library, VT Renewable Fuels and our media partners The Manchester Journal and Bennington Banner and GNAT- public, education, government and public access television.
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