Seeking nominations for Vermont small business awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its annual small business awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Company, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company. The categories are as follows: Small Business Person of the Year Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business which has increased sales,… Read More »

36th Annual Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club Car Raffle

The Automaster will be raffling off a 2015 Honda Fit at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn on Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-9pm. Cucina Antica will provide food, and there will be music by DJ Chris Rice. With the purchase of a ticket, $275, attendees receive two dinners, one out of a hundred raffle tickets, entertainment,… Read More »

VHCB awards $3.65 million for affordable housing and land conservation

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) has approved $3,657,169 in grants and deferred loans to create, preserve or rehabilitate 152 affordable homes and to conserve 1,198 acres of farmland and working forest. VHCB Executive Director Gus Seelig said, “The Board is please to support these community-driven projects in all corners of the state. Housing developments… Read More »

Renewable NRG Systems’ Jan Blomstrann receives IWF Award

Renewable NRG Systems’ Jan Blomstrann receives IWF Award

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) has named Jan Blomstrann and eight other outstanding women leaders from around the world as “Women Who Make a Difference.” During the IWF 2014 World Leadership Conference on Oct. 31, the organization paid tribute to the contributions that awardees have made toward improving society, inspiring others, and building better leadership… Read More »

VBSR awards Hinesburg senator with Legislator of the Year Award

VBSR awards Hinesburg senator with Legislator of the Year Award

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will honor several legislators for their work in passing laws that support socially responsible businesses on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at its 22nd Annual Fall Conference at the Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow in West Dover. Sen. David Zuckerman from Hinesburg and Rep. Sarah Buxton from Tunbridge are the… Read More »

VermontObits.org offers free obituary posting service

VermontObits.org offers free obituary posting service

Hinesburg attorney Roger Kohn established a new website, www.VermontObits.org, to post and share Vermont obituaries after a conversation with his wife. “During our discussion I realized that that there was no one place to find out who died in Vermont. I thought a website that would help family, friends, and neighbors locate their loved ones… Read More »

Breakfast campaign

Breakfast campaign

Vermont State Senator David Zuckerman of Hinesburg discusses an issue with an attendee of the Get out the Vote event on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. The event, one of four held across the state, was planned as an effort to mobilize voter turnout for the Nov. 4 election.… Read More »

Old Lantern hosts March of Dimes benefit Nov. 2

The 14th Annual Champlain Valley Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes will feature culinary creations from many of the Burlington area’s most celebrated chefs. This gourmet gala will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Old Lantern in Charlotte, beginning at 5pm with a beer and wine tasting and silent auction,… Read More »

Charlotter opens psychotherapy practice in Shelburne

Charlotter opens psychotherapy practice in Shelburne

Last month Joanne Wolfe, MA, MEd. opened a new psychotherapy practice in Shelburne. After 12 years at Fletcher Allen Health Care University Pediatrics, Wolfe, a Charlotte resident, is excited to have a practice of her own. “I chose Shelburne for its location, charm, community services, and nice people,” she informed. As a clinical psychologist, Wolfe… Read More »

Financial Fitness: Scarcity and opportunity

Financial Fitness: Scarcity and opportunity

by Antoine Williams If you play fantasy football, you probably understand the economic principle of scarcity. Generally, there are a limited number of draft picks participants can use to maximize the talent on their teams. So, it’s essential to know which positions and players offer the greatest value. If there are a lot of great… Read More »

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