• Brave New Worlds: A Conversation about Independent Publishing

• Brave New Worlds: A Conversation about Independent Publishing with author and VPR commentator Bill Schubart, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-8pm, $30 Bill Schubart writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and… Read More

Keynote Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership

My first exposure to the idea that Burlington’s shoreline had any other significance than as a large body of water was when I was 15 and my mother gave me… Read More


Below are comments delivered by former chair, Bill Schubart (1998-2000) during Chairmen’s Circle panel at VBR’s 2012 Summer Membership Meeting on June 14, 2012. At 67, and barely able to… Read More

Mt Abraham Academic Excellence Night Comments

Thanks for inviting me to join you in this celebration. It’s always a pleasure to return to Mount Abraham. I enjoyed my time here greatly and my children Steve and… Read More

VT Bus. for Social Responsibility Comments 5/12/2011

I’d like to wind up the day by saying a few words about the social contract. I think we can all agree that the social contract is an agreement between… Read More

Myths of Economic Development & Taxation in Vermont

Before I get down to economic development, let me make a few general remarks that may unsettle your thinking: All too often, economic development is defined not by its opportunities… Read More

Economic Development Speech Green Mtn. Business Expo

I’d like to talk with you today about the new reality of economic development in Vermont. Historically, I don’t believe we’ve been very strategic in our business development initiatives, choosing… Read More

*Champlain College Graduation Speech ’08

Thank you. I am honored to be here today and am mindful that I am here because of you all and what you have accomplished. You have made today possible… Read More

*Key Note: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

A month ago, I was standing in the Sala della Pace in the Palazzo Publico in Siena, Italy, looking up at a fresco by Ambrogio Lorenzetti depicting the virtues of… Read More

*Vermont and The Creative Economy

First, I want to thank the Vermont Council on Rural Development, both for convening us today, but also for the great community-level work they are doing around the State to… Read More