To promote the quality and craftsmanship of Vermont wood products, so that residents and nonresidents may increase their awareness of the outstanding design of the products, the environmental sensitivity of the manufacturers, and their commitment to customer satisfaction.
Vermont Wood Products Marketing Council
Connecting members of the Vermont wood products industry and promoting the Vermont quality wood products brand
Industry Wide Events & Opportunities
The Essential Buyer's Guide
for Vermont wood products
The Essential Buyers Guide allows you to view furniture, garden furniture collections, woodenware, toys and games, building supplies, carvings and architectural wood products from over 100 Vermont wood artisans.
The Cornerstone Resource Manual
Vermont Woodshop & Forest Tours
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$450,000 Awarded to Vermont Wood Product Organizations
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announced on November 27, 2006 that a second year of funding under a $1,000,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant will be awarded to the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) and the Vermont Wood Products Marketing Council (VWPMC). 2007 funds, totaling $450,000 were awarded to the two organizations that received funds in the first round, in a contract renewal that will build upon a strong portfolio of projects developed in 2006, and provide additional innovative components for the current year.
VWMA and VWPMC have worked to develop strong partnerships with Vermont businesses and organizations, including Cabot Creamery and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. These collaborations leveraged grant funds to create exceptional opportunities for Vermont’s value added wood industry. The EDA grant funds helped promote the Vermont Brand, develop an Essential Buyers Guide for wood products web portal in cooperation with Cabot Creamery, construct a Vermont Pavilion at regional and national trade shows, produce a new Woodshop and Forest Tours guide, host a Fine Furniture and Wood Products Festival and Design Competition, publish resources for professionals and consumers, and display wood products in venues across the state.
Other new ventures for 2007 include participation in the prestigious Architectural Digest Home Show in New York City, themed events and woodworking demonstrations, opportunities for expansion into the ‘Green Building’ industry, and premiere showcase events.
In December 2002, the Vermont Department of Economic Development formed a Vermont Wood Products Marketing Council. Members of the industry and representatives of several industry trade associations were appointed to serve on the Council by the Department. In July 2003, the Council incorporated as a Vermont non-profit; and in December 2003, the Council ratified bylaws.
The Council's role is to help guide the development and use of the Vermont wood brand and to plan and implement related awareness building activities with the public and the industry.
Vermont Wood Products Marketing Council Bylaws (22kb file in PDF format)
Marketing Council Board of Directors
The Vermont Wood Products Marketing Council is made up of representatives of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, james-steel.co.uk, Vermont Department of Economic, Housing, & Community Development, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Vermont Forests Products Association, Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association, Vermont WoodNet, Vermont Woodlands Association, and three directors appointed by the other directors.
PowerPoint presentation on the Vermont Wood Brand presented by Glenn Ravdin at the Sept. 26, 2003 Industry-wide Symposium (806kb file)
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Last updated: July 14, 2011