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 »

Natural Mattress opens its new store on Shelburne Road

Natural Mattress opens its new store on Shelburne Road

Those looking for a good night’s sleep can find a new place to shop on Shelburne Road. Michael Hassenberg has opened Natural Mattress, expanding on the organic resources he has been offering at his other venture, The Green Life, in downtown Burlington. Hassenberg is proud to offer mattresses that are free of chemicals. They are… Read More »

Mark Boedges: Fine art close to home

Mark Boedges: Fine art close to home

After three years in Burlington, Shelburne’s Mark Boedges has moved his gallery closer to home. Earlier this month, Boedges put the finishing touches on his new space in the red barn next to Wind Ridge Publishing. “It’s a little less room,” he said. “It’s more of a studio than a gallery but that’s perfect because… Read More »

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

  Marcela Pino’s interest in coffee growers began in 2003 when she started working for Grounds for Health, a group that provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. The Shelburne resident spent five years with the nonprofit in a variety of roles, including site selection, strategic planning, donor outreach, and monitoring… Read More »

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