Jeff Finkelstein: Designing tech details for businesses for 20 years

Jeff Finkelstein: Designing tech details for businesses for 20 years

In you ask Jeff Finkelstein about what his high-tech company Microprocessor Designs does, you will hear an explanation that a low-tech person can easily understand. Finkelstein describes his business as product design and development with a specialty in microcomputer hardware and firmware. It is best known for its embedded firmware, also known as “smarts,” including… Read More »

Meg Smith: Helping women help themselves

Meg Smith: Helping women help themselves

Meg Smith recalls her excitement when she was offered the job of Director of the Vermont Women’s Fund in the fall of 2013. A women’s studies major at Hampshire College, she had worked in communications and served on the boards of several nonprofits, and was thrilled to find a job that checked all of her… Read More »

Leyna Jackson: A rising star at Vermont Teddy Bear

Leyna Jackson: A rising star at Vermont Teddy Bear

Leyna Jackson thinks her friends from high school would be surprised at how she earns a living. Back then, she wasn’t very involved in social media, but the 26-year-old currently serves as the senior digital marketing specialist at Vermont Teddy Bear. She’s so good at her job that Vermont Business Magazine named her one of… Read More »

Tom O’Brien: Work/life balance and a beautiful silver pen

Tom O’Brien: Work/life balance and a beautiful silver pen

Tom O’Brien jokes that the reason he purchased The Wallet Pen from its founder, Burlington jeweler Timothy Grannis, was that he couldn’t keep a job. Self-deprecatory comments aside, O’Brien seems to have found a great work/life balance crafting small, sterling silver pens by hand in Charlotte. O’Brien used to own a commercial woodworking business in… Read More »