Events and Education
Advocacy Zooms — Member-to-Member Zooms — Educational Zooms. A series of legislative updates, educational and networking events designed to help your business.
The schedule of 2021 Member Zoom meetings will be updated regularly, so check back often.
Monday Meetup || All Property Member-to-Member Zoom
Monday, August 16, 2021
Noon – 1 PM
Come share ideas and discuss the issues that are on your mind with fellow innkeepers and operators, large and small. Ask questions, share advice.
This is a members-only event. Join Now to participate.
Small Property Facebook Forum
Small properties can keep the conversation going through our Facebook Forum for small properties with fewer than 50 rooms. The VLA Small Property Forum. This private Facebook group is the perfect place to share information and get connected with your fellow small property operators.
As the only organization in Vermont dedicated solely to the Vermont lodging industry, we would be remiss to not hold at least a few social gatherings. After all, hospitality is what our members are all about.
VLA Annual Meeting
Our exciting first Annual VLA Meeting is coming up in early Sept. Make your reservations TODAY to take advantage of the special industry rates. (See below for links.) It will be all fun and games including our annual meeting, round-table discussions, guest speakers from both the industry and the Statehouse, featuring Rep. Peter Welch and others, and an opportunity to share ideas and stories while engaging in some outdoor activity and indulging in culinary delights.
Location (in person!)
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Monday, September 6, 2021
12:30 p.m. Golf Networking Tourney
6-7:30 Welcome Reception (for those who want to stay over)
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
8:30-10:00 Breakfast Sponsored by Vermont B&Bs
10:30-11:30 Legislative Process/Advocacy Panel
12:00-1:30 Lunch Panel Discussion/Q&A with members of the Governor’s Administration
2:00-3:30 Breakout Rooms
Immigration attorney Keith Pabian of Seasonal Connect will dive into hotels and resorts’ staffing struggles and issues and provide an update on the world of international staffing. E. Scot Fuller-Beatty of ThinkReservations will provide an update.
4:00-5:30 Roundtable discussions for B&B/Inns, Hotels/Resorts
6:00 Reception with Congressional Delegation
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The Woodstock Inn & Resort has put together a most generous rate package for lodging and meals.
Register for meals/events HERE; first come, first serve!
You must book your rooms at the Woodstock Inn & Resort separately. Their special room rates for VLA Members/Guests is $109 plus $35 resort fee plus tax per night; call 800-448-7900 or email RSVP@woodstockinn.com. Be sure to mention “VLA Event.” Note: limited room availability at this rate so BOOK SOON!
Other Events from Sponsors and Friends of the Industry
AHLA Lodging On Demand Series
This AHLA Video Series lets you sit in on digital roundtables where hospitality leaders throughout the country discuss the issues that are most pressing to our industry. Recent topics include “Getting Groups back on the Books”, ” How Hoteliers can Cut Costs during Covid-19″ or “Re-onboarding Staff after the Pandemic”. Listen on YouTube or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Stay safe — Stay healthy!