Business networking group creates quality referrals

Business networking group creates quality referrals

Last October, business people in Shelburne started a chapter of Business Networking International, and in just twelve months they have attracted 28 members. The BNI concept is a simple one: professionals meet weekly to network and refer business to one another. Erik Kolomaznik, an independent benefits consultant, is the new president of the Shelburne BNI.… Read More »

Jim Marrier: A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier:  A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier admits he and his wife Vicki aren’t getting rich off their business JV Embroidery. “We call it ‘surviving, not thriving’,” he said. Nevertheless, the couple thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work from their Charlotte home, providing custom-made products to a variety of corporate accounts, individuals, and sports teams. From 2000 to 2004, Marrier… Read More »

Natural Mattress opens its new store on Shelburne Road

Natural Mattress opens its new store on Shelburne Road

Those looking for a good night’s sleep can find a new place to shop on Shelburne Road. Michael Hassenberg has opened Natural Mattress, expanding on the organic resources he has been offering at his other venture, The Green Life, in downtown Burlington. Hassenberg is proud to offer mattresses that are free of chemicals. They are… Read More »

Mark Boedges: Fine art close to home

Mark Boedges: Fine art close to home

After three years in Burlington, Shelburne’s Mark Boedges has moved his gallery closer to home. Earlier this month, Boedges put the finishing touches on his new space in the red barn next to Wind Ridge Publishing. “It’s a little less room,” he said. “It’s more of a studio than a gallery but that’s perfect because… Read More »

Crossfit now at Shelburne Field House

Crossfit now at Shelburne Field House

Nick Mead has been the General Manager of Field Operations at the Shelburne Field House for five years. Intrigued by the possibilities the space presents, he just added CrossFit to the list of activities available there. On Oct. 1, he held his first introductory class with 19 people taking part. “This is something I’m passionate… Read More »

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino’s interest in coffee growers began in 2003 when she started working for Grounds for Health, a group that provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. The Shelburne resident spent five years with the nonprofit in a variety of roles, including site selection, strategic planning, donor outreach, and monitoring and… Read More »

Drew Slabaugh: Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh:  Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh was working in a butcher shop in Philadelphia and his wife Brittany was about to start an accelerated nursing program at Drexel when they realized that neither of them was thrilled with what they were doing. They loved gardening and growing things, and when they talked to a friend who had interned on… Read More »

Kim Johansen: Sharing her love of horses

Kim Johansen: Sharing her love of horses

For as long as she can remember, Kim Johansen loved horses. “When I first started talking that’s all I wanted to talk about,” she recalls. Johansen started riding when she was five years old and took her horses to shows well into adulthood, only stopping when she handed the reins down to her daughter. These… Read More »

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