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 »

FreshTracks Capital backs Kentucky-based Virtual Peaker energy firm

Shelburne-based FreshTracks Capital announced recently that it has joined other Vermont investors in supporting the Kentucky-based clean-energy firm Virtual Peaker as it grows. Virtual Peaker is a cloud-based energy management platform that is helping utilities build the grid of the future, according to a statement from FreshTracks. “It’s incredibly exciting and validating to receive funding… Read More »

Rice Lumber: Full steam ahead

Rice Lumber: Full steam ahead

  Construction is fully underway at the site of the new Rice Lumber operation on U.S. Rt. 7 just north of Shelburne Village. David Carroll, left, company sales manager and treasurer, said plans are on track to open the expanded facility later this year, replacing and expanding the 80-year-old retail and wholesale building supply store… Read More »

Two local companies win state grants

Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg and Shelburne Orchards are both recipients of funds distributed to Vermont businesses by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. The agency awarded $74,000 to nine Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. Money was distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible… Read More »

Tortilla maker wins business support

Shelburne’s Vermont Tortilla Company has been named a winner of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, a network of volunteer, expert business mentors. The Championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs along with training, networking and mentoring support and publicity throughout the year. To earn the distinction, the company had to describe how… Read More »

Medical spa and beauty boutique opens on Shelburne Road

Medical spa and beauty boutique opens on Shelburne Road

GlowAesthetics recently opened a medical spa and beauty boutique at the Shelburne Square Shopping Plaza in South Burlington on IDX Drive. Open six days a week, the business is owned by Maria Gould and Christine Keelan. Dr. Ashley Dimeola is the operation’s on-site medical director and licensed osteopathic physician. The spa offers minimally invasive non-surgical… Read More »