Vermont investors take to the road to hear pitches for next hit business venture

Vermont investors take to the road to hear pitches for next hit business venture

By Gillian English Any entrepreneur has dreams of pitching their business or product to enthusiastic investors who can give them a chance to launch their vision. This summer, several dozen Vermont small businesses got that chance with the fourth annual FreshTracks Road Pitch. Cairn Cross, co-founder of the Shelburne venture capital firm FreshTracks, came up… Read More »

Shelburne Village Dentistry announces name change, welcomes Dr. Susan Grimes

Shelburne Village Dentistry announces name change, welcomes Dr. Susan Grimes

The dental practice in Shelburne village announces two important changes with the addition of a new dentist and a name change from Shelburne Restorative Dentistry to Shelburne Village Dentistry. Dr. Philippe Charlebois and staff recently welcomed Dr. Susan Grimes to the practice. Grimes will expand the office’s comprehensive oral health care and add pediatric care… Read More »

New hire at The Residence at Shelburne Bay

LCB Senior Living, LLC, owner and operator of The Residence at Shelburne Bay on Pine Haven Shores Road announces the hiring of Bernadette Whitcomb as the community’s new sales & marketing director. Whitcomb has served in a variety of roles within the hospitality and tourism industries for over 20 years. Prior to joining LCB, she… Read More »

Demand for free toys overwhelms Vt Teddy Bear

Last Wednesday, Shelburne’s Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced an ambitious goal: to provide every four-year-old in Vermont with a teddy bear, free of cost. The venture, dubbed the Vermont Cub Project, is a way for the company to be socially responsible and give back to Vermonters, according to Bear Brand Manager Abby Temeles. But on… Read More »

Shelburne resident named to National Cancer Fundraising Board

Shelburne resident named to National Cancer Fundraising Board

Manon O’Connor of Shelburne was recently elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers. O’Conner, who is the senior director for development at the Cancer Center at the University of Vermont Medical Center, has been active with the organization for five years and now is the newest member… Read More »

Shelburne Craft School hires new manager for wood shop

Shelburne Craft School hires new manager for wood shop

The Shelburne Craft School announced this week that they have hired Ryan Cocina of Hinesburg to be the new manager for their wood shop. The announcement came shortly after the previous manager, Chris Ramos of Burlington, decided to step down from the position, which he has held for almost five years. Cocina has been a… Read More »

What comes next? Bull, Bear, Correction?

Contributed by Antoine Williams The bull market in U.S. stocks has been charging ahead for more than eight years. Since World War II, the longest bull market in U.S. stocks lasted for almost nine-and-a-half years. The shortest sputtered out after just 13 months. On average, bull markets last for slightly less than five years, according… Read More »

Shelburne resident helps coordinate Howard Center annual fundraiser

Shelburne resident helps coordinate Howard Center annual fundraiser

Shelburne resident and Howard Center Director of Facilities Ed Vizvarie recently helped coordinate the Vert-Mont Chapter of the International Executive Housekeepers Association 22nd annual golf tournament at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. The annual event benefits Howard Center, and this year’s tournament raised more than $9,000 for outdoor challenge activities that give youth the… Read More »

People’s United Community Foundation awards $82,500 in grants to Vermont non-profits

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $82,500 to nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont during its second grant cycle of 2017. Fifteen organizations received funding in support of activities that included basic needs services, affordable housing initiatives, education, and workforce development programs. Receiving organizations included Champlain Valley Office of… Read More »

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