WORKSHOPS – Diamond Ballroom

Go Vermont (VTrans)

Debra Sachs

Mary-Claire Crogan

10 a.m.   

Stay Connected: Transportation Solutions that Support Aging in Place

Mary-Claire Crogan is a Community Relations Manager at Tri-Valley Transit of central Vermont.  Based at the organization’s Addison County offices, she manages marketing, fund raising, community relations and program development for Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR).

Debra Sachs, Go! Vermont’s Business Outreach Manager, supports Vermonters, businesses and service providers with access to convenient, affordable and more efficient transportation options for everyday needs.

Your young adults have not quite launched from the nest and your parents are starting to need a little extra help. Sound familiar?  Juggling work and family responsibilities can be a lot, especially in rural Vermont. Go! Vermont and its partners, offer transportation services to local travel options including public shuttles for everyone as well as specialized rides for those aged 60+ or living with a disability. Vans to senior meals, adult day care and door to door Dial-A-Rides.  Learn about these accessible, affordable and often free options or how to be Volunteer Driver who might get a lift from giving a lift.


VT Dept. of Financial Regulation

Scams! What to do when it happens to you! 

11 a.m.
Presenter: William R. Carrigan, CFE, Deputy Commissioner Securities Division and Associates

Representatives from the VT Dept. of Financial Regulation offer pointers on how to avoid being the victim of a scam. They’ll give a concise overview of some of the current scams Vermonters are experiencing, what to look for, what not to do, the right questions to ask and who to tell if you think you’ve been targeted. Join us for fun, facts and door prizes!    


Vermont Heat Pump

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Title:  Saving Energy Costs for Heat and Cooling with Heat Pumps

1 p.m.

Presenter:  Patrick Miller, Fujitsu Representative

Heat Pumps, once considered only for Air Conditioning in the Northeast, are now being used as a primary heat source in Vermont down to -15F.  The advanced technology is saving Vermonters a lot on their energy cost.  Patrick Miller, factory rep for Fujitsu, and Vermont Heat Pump, LLC, Elite dealer for Fujitsu; will review how heat pumps work and the options for your home and businesses.