Paul Budnitz: successful serial entrepreneur

Paul Budnitz:  successful serial entrepreneur

It’s been one business venture after another for Shelburne’s Paul Budnitz. He started one clothing company while still in college, and that morphed into another venture involving collectable vintage clothing. He moved on to 16mm movies and then to customizing MiniDisc players for other filmmakers. His next venture was Kidrobot, which produced toys suitable for… Read More »

Lynne Bond: finding her voice in art

Lynne Bond: finding her voice in art

Lynne Bond loved crafts as a child, but she never considered herself an artist. “I wasn’t one of those kids who could draw something that looked like something and that’s how art gets defined,” she said. Instead, Bond focused on a career in psychology, but while getting her doctorate in Boston, she found time to… 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 »

Jim Marrier: A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier: A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier admits he and his wife Vicki aren’t getting rich off their business JV Embroidery. “We call it ‘surviving, not thriving’,” he said. Nevertheless, the couple thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work from their Charlotte home, providing custom-made products to a variety of corporate accounts, individuals, and sports teams. From 2000 to 2004, Marrier… Read More »

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