Vermont investors take to the road seeking new business ventures to finance

Vermont investors take to the road seeking new business ventures to finance

By Gillian English Any entrepreneur has dreams of pitching their business or product to enthusiastic investors who can give them a chance to launch their vision. This summer, several dozen Vermont small businesses got that chance with the fourth annual FreshTracks Road Pitch. Cairn Cross, co-founder of the Shelburne venture capital firm FreshTracks, came up… Read More »

Shelburne Village Dentistry announces name change, welcomes Dr. Susan Grimes

Shelburne Village Dentistry announces name change, welcomes Dr. Susan Grimes

The dental practice in Shelburne village announces two important changes with the addition of a new dentist and a name change from Shelburne Restorative Dentistry to Shelburne Village Dentistry. Dr. Philippe Charlebois and staff recently welcomed Dr. Susan Grimes to the practice. Grimes will expand the office’s comprehensive oral health care and add pediatric care… Read More »

New hire at The Residence at Shelburne Bay

LCB Senior Living, LLC, owner and operator of The Residence at Shelburne Bay on Pine Haven Shores Road announces the hiring of Bernadette Whitcomb as the community’s new sales & marketing director. Whitcomb has served in a variety of roles within the hospitality and tourism industries for over 20 years.  Prior to joining LCB, she… Read More »

Vermont seeks to woo young professionals

Vermont seeks to woo young professionals

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott held a press conference Monday in the brewing room of Fiddlehead Brewing Co. in Shelburne, amid the sounds of ventilators whirring, tanks being opened and the smell of the fermenting beer lingering in the air. The microbrewery, one of Vermont’s hippest thriving industries, provided the backdrop for Scott to make a… Read More »

Local businesses: sign up for Shelburne Day booths

Local businesses: sign up for Shelburne Day booths

Friday is the deadline for local vendors to sign up to take part in Shelburne Day on Aug. 19. The annual event is best described as an expansion on the Shelburne Farmers Market. A project of the Shelburne Business and Professional Association, Shelburne Day is a chance for local businesses to get out and meet… Read More »

South Burlington couple buys Sojourn bicycle company

Raja and Bibi Mukherjee recently acquired Charlotte-based Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations from Susan Rand, who started the company in 2004. “Sojourn is one of the leading active vacation companies in the country, and specializes in boutique, personalized bicycling vacations throughout the U.S. and Canada, winning accolades from Frommer’s, Fodors, and Forbes, among many more,”… Read More »

People’s United Community Foundation awards grants to Vt. non-profits

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $82,500 to nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont during its second grant cycle of 2017. Fifteen organizations received funding in support of activities that included basic needs services, affordable housing initiatives, education, and workforce development programs. Receiving organizations included Champlain Valley Office of… Read More »

Sugarmakers can get grants for wood-pellet evaporators

The Clean Energy Development Fund at the Vermont Public Service Department is offering an incentive program for Vermont’s maple sugar makers to install pellet-fueled evaporators, offering grants up to $20,000 for the installation of evaporators that use bulk wood pellets or wood chips as fuel. The cash grants will be available to all Vermont-based sugar… Read More »

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