We’re proud to offer a full range of government and business relations services to our clients and partners. We also provide services in two specialty areas: professional regulation and association management.
All the services below can be tailored and customized to fit your unique needs. Please contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help create opportunities for you.
Our services include:
Legislative & Government Relations
Lobbying and advocacy: Our team has over 40 years of experience creating and executing effective legislative and regulatory strategies directed at lawmakers from inside and outside the building. Not only are we your eyes and ears, but we’ll also speak directly on your behalf ensuring that your positions are front and center with top decision makers and leaders.
Monitoring and reporting: Things move quickly during the legislative and regulatory processes, and you need a professional team that knows what’s happening, the moment it happens. We can monitor all committee meetings and public hearings for you and will instantly report back instantly to you when something shifts. You can choose the frequency of our communications together, such as daily or weekly reporting. And we also offer a customized, weekly electronic round-up of all relevant bills on your issues, with links to the most current drafts, so you always know the status of your bills.
Guidance, training, and political support: Our team will provide you with expert advice on testimony before legislative committee hearings, and will assist your allies to successfully testify on your behalf. We’ll also provide you with in-depth background on committee members and the executive branch to ensure you’re fully prepared before any meeting or hearing. We also can advise you on the key message points to make for various audiences.
Advice and counsel on public messaging: We can work with your public relations team or one of our strategic allies to ensure that relevant, effective messaging is created in support of your legislative goals. Whether amending legislation to address unintended consequences, defeating harmful legislation, or proactively pursuing legislative and regulatory relief, we can ensure our clients are well positioned in all debates.
Relationship-building with lawmakers: As successful participants in the Vermont legislative process for 40 years, we maintain close working relationships with statewide elected officials, state legislators, and the executive branch. We can help to coordinate meetings between you and important decision-makers, and help prepare you for these meetings.
Licensure & Professional Regulation
Support and guidance on licensure and professional regulation: Our firm specializes in helping clients successfully navigate the professional licensure and/or certification process at the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. We can also assist with advising and developing a strategy for making changes during any rule-making processes.
Association management: Our firm offers association management for large and small organizations. We’ll take on the role of executive director and will handle all administrative duties of running the organization such as tax filings, running board of directors meetings, organizing and hosting conference calls, and writing and submitting bylaw changes. We also provide event organization, management and promotion for associations.