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 »

Richard Alther: A Vermont Renaissance man

Richard Alther: A Vermont Renaissance man

On a recent Tuesday evening, 42 people gathered at The Flying Pig bookstore in Shelburne village to listen to author Richard Alther read from his latest novel, “Roxie and Fred.” Fiction writing is the most recent career turn for this entrepreneur-painter-master-swimmer and part-time Ferrisburgh resident. Alther has deep roots in Vermont, thanks to a home… Read More »