Hinesburg woman recognized for growing her plant business

Hinesburg woman recognized for growing her plant business

Julie Rubaud’s Red Wagon Plants is named the 2019 Vermont Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration for its financial success, expansion and community involvement. Located on Shelburne Falls Road, the nursery grows and sells a variety of plants and flowers year-round. Rubaud grew up in a home with vegetable gardens and… Read More »

Hinesburg agency owner forms partnership

Hinesburg agency owner forms partnership

Allstate Insurance Company announced that Kris Luce of Isle la Motte, agency owner in Essex Junction, has partnered with fellow Allstate agency owner Walter Hausermann of Hinesburg to form the Hausermann & Luce Allstate Agency on Williston Road in South Burlington. “I am very excited about starting this next chapter with Allstate,” said Luce. “Our… Read More »

Vermont Smoke & Cure awarded training program grant

The Vermont Department of Economic Development announced that Vermont Smoke & Cure, a Hinesburg-based maker of smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962, was granted more than $15,000 in Vermont Training Program funding. The department reports the company’s steady growth of 30 percent annually pushes toward the need for 10 new hires as the company… Read More »

Charland joins C2

C2 (Competitive Computing), a Vermont-based technology consulting firm in Colchester, announced Jacob Charland has joined its team as support engineer. He will provide dedicated C2 helpdesk support at a local college. A recent graduate of Northern Vermont University with a degree in computer information systems, Charland has five years of professional experience. He worked as… Read More »

Vermont unemployment rate declines to 2.7 percent

The Vermont Department of Labor announced last week that the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.7 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised October rate for the state and one full point below the national rate for November of 3.7 percent.  As of the prior… Read More »

Credit union offers nursing scholarships 

New England Federal Credit Union is accepting Nursing Scholarship applications for 2019. Three scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded each year to applicants who qualify. Applications are online at nefcu.com, at any branch, or by calling 802-879-8790.  Applicants must be members of NEFCU who are applying to or are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate… Read More »

Allstate office helps land grant for annual holiday toy drive

Allstate office helps land grant for annual holiday toy drive

Allstate agencies throughout New England recently teamed up with the Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children for the holidays. Between October and December, participating agencies received over 5,500 donations from community members. Chittenden County agency owner Walter Hausermann of South Burlington participated in the drive, which won a $30,000… Read More »

Nominations needed for small business awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Company and Mamava, the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year winner. Since 1963, the SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their… Read More »

Dr. Joseph Lasek appointed co-president of American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Joseph Lasek appointed co-president of American Psychiatric Association

Charlotte resident Dr. Joseph Lasek, the Howard Center’s Medical Director for Adult Services, was recently appointed co-president of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lasek is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University’s Graduate Program in Clinical Mental… Read More »

Hinesburg jeweler consultant receives certification

Hinesburg jeweler consultant receives certification

Hinesburg jeweler consultant Phillip Bosen of Bosen Associates has completed the annual American Gem Society recertification exam. The exam was developed to maintain professional credentials, demonstrating ongoing commitment to consumer protection through continued education and upholding the high ethical standards. It covers topics on gemology, business, technology, legal regulations and more. Bosen also is the… Read More »

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