On May 20 and 21, business leaders from across Vermont, New England and Canada will converge on Northern New England s largest business-to-business trade show, the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO. The 25th annual exposition of business resources and networking opportunities will take place at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington. The featured guest will be Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality who will be the keynote speaker during lunch on Thursday May 21. The lunch is sponsored by Comcast Business Class.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the keynote speaker for EXPO s 25th Anniversary Luncheon. Van Jones, recently appointed by President Obama as the Special Advisor of Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will keynote EXPO s exclusive luncheon. Jones will speak about how building a green economy now can help Vermont businesses and workforce withstand any economic downturn. The lunch will take place on Thursday, May 21, at noon at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.”We are proud to partner with the Vermont Business and Industry EXPO to serve as a sponsor of the 25th Anniversary Luncheon,” said Jeff Freyer, Vice President of Comcast Business Services for the Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. “We are also excited to take part in the state’s premier business networking event and to showcase our Business Class suite of products.”The EXPO Trade Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The show features nearly 200 exhibitors and 3,000 business professionals, making this Vermont s premier networking event.A full schedule of events and more information about speakers, seminars and awards is available online at www.vtexpo.com(link is external).The Vermont Business and Industry EXPO is organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The EXPO Platinum Sponsors include FairPoint Communications, IBM and Vermont Business Magazine.
A mismatched look in on trend, as are muted statement pieces like big couches.DOES your home need a makeover? An interior stylist is no longer just the preserve of the stars with accessible and budget-friendly options now a reality.Furniture and homewares retailer Matt Blatt is among those with home styling services that cost as little as $500.For that amount, which is deductible on purchases over $5000, his customers receive an in-store consultation with a stylist, followed by a home visit to develop a personalised mood board, layout and help to choose appropriate piece.“The concept of hiring an interior stylist used to be something associated with socialites and the rich and famous but that’s no longer the case,” said Matt Blatt’s Brisbane home styling specialist Kellie Walsh. “More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoMs Walsh shared a few tips to liven up your home: 1. Embrace colour: Treat a statement furniture piece like you would a feature wall. In 2018, we’re loving deep jewel-tones, soft greens, sky blues and the new neutral — muted pink. Try adding tans and terracotta for a dash of drama. 2. Forget matching: When mixing patterns, to get that ‘thrown together’ look, repeat the same two or three key colours through various patterns. 3. Keep the table, change up the chairs: Mismatched chairs are still bang on trend, and are a fresh and funky way to update your entertaining zone without having to change the dining table. 4. Art and accessories are often the answer: A fresh print on your wall can alter the appearance, and the appeal, of any room, and is a simple summer update that anyone can achieve. Another easy update is restyling your credenza, coffee table or bookshelf with fun photo frames, bookends, temple jars, quirky faux animals and more.Matt Blatt has two showrooms in Queensland, one in Fortitude Valley and the other on the Gold Coast.