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Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO 2014 - 5/21 and 5/22

With less than a week left before the 2014 Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO, we thought it was time to tell you a bit about the event and what we'll be doing there this year. The EXPO's official site provides the following overview of the two day event:
Get ready for the 30th anniversary of the Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO! This annual business to business trade show is scheduled for May 21 & 22, 2014.  EXPO creates the perfect platform to network face to face with over 3,000 business leaders.  Use this show to highlight your business and consider exhibiting.
Organized by the Vermont Chamber, the three decades old EXPO is the region's largest B2B trade show, with nearly 200 exhibitors - including Vermont Design Works, once again. Where and When:
May 21 & 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington, VT Show Hours:
  • Wednesday, May 21, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday, May 22, 9 am - 4 pm
In addition to facilitating business connections as the Vermont's premier networking event, the EXPO will play host to a number of free 20 minute presentations in the new "Momentum Center", as well as a variety of other panels, seminars and events geared toward helping local businesses become more successful.

8 Web Essentials You Need Before Social Media

Andrew Allen - Vermont Design WorksOur own Andrew Allen will even be leading one of these Momentum Center seminars at 11:30 on Wed. 5/12. In "8 Web Essentials You Need Before Social Media", he'll cover the 8 aspects of an online presence you'll need to have in place before jumping into the fray of social media. These include an optimized website, tools to regularly publish new content (and why that’s important), and clear business goals to measure. Without these basics, there is little point investing your time in social media. While posting on these platforms may be fun, there's little value if you aren't driving followers to a conversion optimized website. We highly recommend you attend this informative crash course on web basics for small business, but if you aren't able to attend, feel free to stop by booth 148 to pick our brains. We'll be there throughout the entire 2 day event. (link opens interactive Exhibitor Map in new tab). If you need help spotting us, keep your eyes peeled for these 2 banners: VDW EXPO 2014 Banners We're excited to be EXPO exhibitors again this year and hope you'll stop by to talk with us about your next web project. Whether you're simply in need of a modern refresh in the form of a responsive website for your business or a more complex custom web application, our experienced and knowledgeable development team has the skills and technology to make your vision a reality. And if you're ready to take your business to the next level, we'd love to talk to you about how our complete suite of online marketing, print design and branding services can help you drive more qualified leads to your site and convert them to customers. By the way, Friday, May 16 is the last day of free registration. Lucky for you we've got free passes if you'd like to attend the EXPO as our guest! VDW Expo Pass 2014 If you have any other questions about this year's EXPO, we're confident that the the official FAQs will have the answers. Otherwise, we hope to see you next week, and remember ain't no party like a VDW party...