Shumlin to attend general store summit

WARREN-Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will attend Vermont's annual Country Store Gathering June 1 in Warren.

The Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores and the Warren Store will host the "summit" in Warren village. The meeting will be held at the historic Pitcher Inn across the street from the Warren Store.

In addition to a session with Gov. Shumlin, Efficiency Vermont will present its money saving ideas for storekeepers to improve their bottom line. VAICs will coordinate a workshop on how stores can market thmeselves on the Alliance website.

The purpose of the meeting is for country and general store operators to share ideas and improve business and learn from one another.

Vermont is home to a number of older and historic country stores that still serve as important community centers in towns and villages throughout the state.

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