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 »

The Automaster appoints new Honda finance manager

The Automaster appoints new Honda finance manager

The Automaster has named Beth Grady to the position of finance manager for the dealership’s Honda franchise. Prior to joining The Automaster, Grady worked as finance manager at another local car dealership where she also spent six years in sales. Automaster General Manager Dale Fillion said Grady’s experience is valuable in the new position. “She’s… Read More »

McClure Foundation board announces leadership transition

The board of the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, has elected Lois McClure as president emerita, Barbara Benedict as president, and Rebecca Henry as vice president. The transition brings together three generations of the McClure family to lead the foundation and its work to make career and… Read More »

Fatten up your retirement savings

Fatten up your retirement savings

Wouldn’t it be something if you could plump up your retirement savings as easily as you can put on a few pounds eating fast food? Here’s one way to do it: Open a health savings account (HSA). It offers a triple tax advantage and you can contribute the maximum every year. HSAs are like side… Read More »