Vermont Community Foundation hires Stacie Fagan of Shelburne

The Vermont Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Stacie Fagan as a senior philanthropic advisor serving central and northwestern Vermont. Fagan joined the Foundation at the beginning of May. Fagan will work with new and existing clients to establish charitable funds, advise their grant making, track progress on outcomes, and achieve meaningful results… Read More »

Otter Creek Awnings gets new owner

Kristopher and Sarah Larson of Charlotte have purchased Otter Creek Awnings in Williston. Kristopher has worked at Otter Creek Awnings for the past five years, most recently as sales manager. Sarah was employed with the University of Vermont Medical Center for 10 years. “It’s always been a vision of mine to own a small Vermont… Read More »

Two village landmarks get new life

Two village landmarks get new life

Two village landmarks on Shelburne Road are getting new life as one expands its already iconic offerings and the other puts a new spin on an old space. Village Wine & Coffee is getting bigger while and Peg & Ter’s is taking over the iconic Café Shelburne space. Johnny and Tina Helzer bought the Café… Read More »

Sexual harassment silencing banned in workplace

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill (H.707) to outlaw workplace policies that tend to silence those who try to come forward with sexual harassment claims. The measure, already approved by the House and supported by Gov. Phil Scott, also provides educational resources to help reduce harassment in the workplace. The legislation bans two common practices… Read More »

Business bikers to storm Vermont this summer

FreshTracks Capital announced this week that its fifth annual summer FreshTracks Road Pitch will happen July 30 through Aug. 2 with stops in eight Vermont communities to meet entrepreneurs who will pitch their businesses to the biking investors. The four-day motorcycle tour of Vermont will feature a gang of “business bikers” comprised of investors, entrepreneurs… Read More »

Social responsibility business conference set for Tuesday in Burlington

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s annual conference is Tuesday, May 15, at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Registration is still open for “Leading with Values, Finding Your Opportunities” featuring 15 workshops designed to help professionals find new opportunities in socially responsible organizations. Participants will enjoy a localvore lunch sponsored by… Read More »

Wake Robin hires new health director

Wake Robin recently announced its hire of Meagan Buckley as director of health services to oversee operation of the Linden Health Center, Wake Robin’s nursing facility. “We are pleased to welcome Meagan to the Wake Robin team,” said Patrick McKee, president and chief executive of Wake Robin. “Her passion and commitment to her field, the… Read More »

Clemmons Family Farm hires new managing director

Shanta Lee Gander is the new managing director for the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Gander is working to help curate and manage a the multicultural arts and heritage program coming together as part of the “A Sense of Place” project, funded by ArtPlace America. She will co-plan, co-develop and lead the coordination of African-American/African… Read More »

Mercy Connections names Falcone next executive director

Mercy Connections names Falcone next executive director

Shelburne resident Lisa Falcone has been named the next executive director of Mercy Connections, board chair John Bossange announced last week. “[Falcone] brings experience, wisdom, and an understanding of the mission of Mercy Connections,” Bossange said in the announcement. Falcone joins Mercy Connections from United Way of Northwest Vermont. She is also a founder and… Read More »