VAB Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet Saturday, December 4, 2021

After a global pandemic kept us all apart in 2020, we’re excited to get “Together Again” as we induct four members into the VAB Hall of Fame and recognize industry excellence award winners Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington!
View this year’s award winners here

On December 1st, Burlington City Counsel voted to enact a mask mandate in the City of Burlington. Since the Hilton Hotel where the VAB Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet is located in Burlington, this effects us. But exactly how, we are not sure because the city has not updated their website with the official language for this mandate.
 
Thankfully, Vermont media is reporting that there is an exemption for the fully vaccinated in restaurants and bars. Since our banquet is centered around eating and drinking and we are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test, it seems as though it could fall under this exemption, but until the city releases the guidelines, we don’t know.
 
So, at this time we are advising that you bring your mask with you Saturday night and we will give further instructions upon arrival.
 
To expedite the screening process at the event, you and your guest are encouraged to email a photo of your COVID vaccination card to vab@vab.org no later than Friday 12/3 at 5pm. You will then be emailed a “pre-checked” pass with your name on it that when shown to security upon arrival, will enable you to by-pass screening. A COVID PCR test must be administered by an authorized provider with your name included on the test result. Vermont PCR testing is free and locations can be found here.

Cocktail Reception: 5pm | Dinner & Awards: 6:30pm | After party in Presidential Suite: 9:30pm

3-course meal:
– Spinach Salad
– Grilled NY Strip Steak with Madeira demi, Potato Au Gratin & Seasonal Vegetables
Vegetarian/Vegan Risotto Cakes also available
– Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry sauce

Semi-Formal (“Cocktail Party”) Attire Encouraged


For those who are unable to attend, the event will be Streamed Live starting at 6:30PM at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215931212?pwd=WmZjdmFiTHBLZGNGU3pQeVFNeFdodz09

Meeting ID: 842 1593 1212
Passcode Required: 763633

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