The uncovered costs of increased longevity

In the 1970s, a TV episode of “The Odd Couple” taught viewers never to assume. It’s a lesson we appear to have forgotten. Many Americans assume Medicare will provide financial assistance to help with long-term care costs in retirement. In fact, when asked, more than one-third (38 percent) of Americans age 40 and older put… Read More »

Wake Robin wins Green Award

A multifaceted approach to sustainability, including environmentally friendlier laundry facilities and controlling pests with beneficial insects, has earned Wake Robin a prestigious environmental wellness award. The International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) announced that the 2016 winner of the ICAA Innovators Green Award is the older-adult community of Wake Robin. The community received the award for its… Read More »

Shelburne Field House now offers child care

Shelburne Field House now offers child care

Shelburne Field House recently answered the call of parents who want to work out, but who, until now, have not had an option for child care. A new babysitting service is now being offered at Shelburne Field House for children ages six months to six years during the hours of 8am to noon weekdays, and… Read More »

The Business Exchange

Beware of the elephants in the room They exist more than we often identify. When we begin a new client adventure, one of the most interesting things we observe is all of the big elephants in the room. Often easily overlooked by those living with them, when the elephants are not getting addressed, they are… Read More »

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 »

Vermont Tortilla hosts SBPA mixer

Last Wednesday, at their bi-monthly mixer, a group of local businesspeople from the Shelburne Business and Professional Association had the opportunity to meet the owners of the new Vermont Tortilla Company. The gathering was held at Sage Court in Shelburne Green at the southern edge of town. Located in the Shelburne Green, Vermont Tortilla owners… Read More »

Teddy Bear lands on top 10 stops to make in Vermont

Teddy Bear lands on top 10 stops to make in Vermont

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company was named as one of the “10 stops to make on a Vermont road trip” by US News & World Report. “We are so proud to make this list with our fellow Vermont businesses,” says Chief Executive Officer Bill Shouldice. Other Vermont companies included in the article are Ben &… Read More »

New café opens at Bread and Butter Farm

New café opens at Bread and Butter Farm

By Sheramy Tsai Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. As such, it is no surprise that Vermont ranks as one of the healthiest states in America. Fortunate enough to live where food grows in abundance, appreciation for that which is local and sustainable… 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 »

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