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Page 2 Tel: 802-773-7800 P O Box 514 . Rutland, VT 05702 White Birch Realty, LLC “Specialists in Selling General & Country Stores” Over “ 200 ” Stores Sold Since 1977 ! Te legislature passed the increase along with urther increases each year till 2018, at which point the wage will be $10.50. Following that, the wage will increase annually based on CPI. Vermont law requires all employers to post the minimum wage rates. Up - dated posters or both the minimum wage and meals and lodging allowance will soon be available at the Vermont Department of Labor’s website. ( www. labor.vermont.gov) Information about the minimum wage or other wage and hour regulations impacting Vermont’s workforce can be ound on the Vermont Department o Labor website at www.labor.vermont. gov or by contacting the Department o Labor Wage and Hour Program at 802-828-0267. Please note that Vermont’s minimum wage does not apply to high school students, however ederal minimum wage law ($7.25) does. Specialty Food Fall Meeting – November 6 Te Vermont Specialty Food Fall Meeting at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conerence Center in Montpelier. Fol- lowing up on another record gathering at the group’s annual meeting in June, the association has added its third annual all meeting or members o the trade. A number o important sessions are on tap including: Social Media and Utilizing Blogging Sandra Lafame has worked doing social media strategy and content creation for Pete and Gerry’s Or - ganic Eggs as well as writing the blog. Currently she writes a blog called Organic Runner Mom ( www.organi- crunnermom.com ), a healthy living and endurance sports blog. Sandra will discuss how you can use a blog to reach your consumers. She will discuss the blogging platorm Wordpress and tools such as picmonkey, lucidpress to create original content or blog. Sandra will also highlight how to use social media and your blog too highlight your brand/product . Kosher Certifcation With Rabbi Moishe (Moe) Lebovits, KOF-K Kosher Supervision. Te ses- sion will cover the benets o going kosher and why this will increase your bottom line. What Traits are Possessed by the Best Entrepreneurs? With 38 years’ of experience in the specialty ood trade and the last 13 as a consultant and coach, Deb Mazzaerro has seen many dierent personalities succeed. In this conversation, she’ll

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