Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Stellar Venue for VBA’s 140th Annual Meeting

Survey responses so far confirm that the Equinox in Manchester is the place to be!  

Surrounded by stunning mountains, the luxury resort definitely delivered in the quality department for our 140th Annual Meeting.  The food was excellent, the rooms were luxurious, and the atmosphere was awesome. If you weren’t there, just try to keep your envy in check for this blawg installment!

With an overarching wellness theme, the event was full of wellness CLE’s and activities like Mindfulness, yoga, life coaching, depression awareness and hiking options.  We even had a massage chair and therapist at the ready for 4 hours on Friday, brought to our attendees by the VBA and Pinnacle Financial!  The massage therapist from the Thrive Center of the Green Mountains was extremely busy with literal back-to-back, back massages all afternoon!

From our Ethics Reception on Thursday right through to 5pm on Friday, the CLE line-up was well attended, fun and informative.  Missed out? Don’t worry.  Our videographer was there to make sure our online digital library stays fresh. Digital recordings of many of the programs will be available soon. 

Special thanks to all of our sponsors and exhibitors, our extremely generous and knowledgeable presenters and of course all of the attendees who made the event THE place to be for networking.  Congratulations also to our newly ‘crowned’ Emeritus members Joe Bauer, Frank Kochman and Robert Farrar (not pictured) and to our VBA President’s awards and service awards recipients: Lisa Maxfield, Andy Mikel, Jim Knapp and Robert Pratt (and Kurt Hughes and Susan Murray not pictured).

Enjoy all the smiles and camaraderie shining through in this blawg’s Annual Meeting in Pictures, with the cuteness award going to Baxter Cassidy, who despite lacking opposable thumbs is a renowned photographer, baker, counselor and scholar.


  1. Great venue. Great meeting. Becky, Baxter and I enjoyed it!

    1. Thanks! And thanks for coming (and presenting)!