Main Street Alliance names Morgan Nichols new state director

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Main Street Alliance names Morgan Nichols new state director

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:22pm -- tim

Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) State Director Morgan Nichols

Vermont Business Magazine The Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) announced today that Morgan Nichols has been named State Director. Nichols, a Vermont native, Emerge VT graduate, Stowe Selectboard Member and Vice President of Stowe Vibrancy, comes to the organization with first-hand knowledge of local politics and community development. With a wide-ranging background including education, public-service, event production, and most recently in the field of leadership development, Nichols brings a breadth of skills along with a tenacious, creative, and curious mindset. 

MSA Board of Directors President Randy George says: "We are delighted to have Morgan as our new Director. She brings a wealth of passion, experience and local knowledge to this position. We feel that she is the very best person to represent this organization as MSAVT continues our work with small businesses around the state and lawmakers in Montpelier."

“It is an incredible opportunity to serve as the Vermont State Director of Main Street Alliance,” Nichols said of her new position. “To address the complex and intersectional issues that face Vermonters and to build upon the incredible work of our former Directors is an exciting and humbling prospect. ”

Main Street Alliance of Vermont is a chapter of The Main Street Alliance, a national organization that works with business owners on public policy issues across the country. 

"We are thrilled to have Morgan Nichols join the Main Street Alliance team," said Amanda Ballantye, Main Street Alliance Executive Director. "With her years of diverse experience, deep connections across Vermont, and commitment to supporting small businesses to create a more equitable local economy, we're confident that Morgan will be successful in driving our work at MSA-VT. We look forward to working with her to elevate small business voices to develop and pass meaningful policy in the state and federally." 

Since its founding in 2014, MSA-VT has been committed to bringing business owners to the table to engage in developing and advocating for policies that reflect the interconnected nature of small businesses and the communities they serve. Small businesses are at the core of Vermont’s communities and their voices have helped drive change in building healthier communities and a Vermont that works for everyone.

Source: 11.12.19 Montpelier, VT -  Main Street Alliance of Vermont