Otter Creek Awnings gets new owner

Otter Creek Awnings  gets new owner

Kristopher and Sarah Larson of Charlotte have purchased Otter Creek Awnings in Williston. Kristopher has worked at Otter Creek Awnings for the past five years, most recently as sales manager. Sarah was employed with the University of Vermont Medical Center for 10 years. “It’s always been a vision of mine to own a small Vermont… Read More »

Mary Powell wins Audubon Society National Environmental Conservation Award

Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell was awarded the 2018 Rachel Carson Award Medal from the Audubon Society for her environmental conservation work. The national award honors women who have greatly advanced conservation locally and globally. Audubon honored Powell’s ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost, highly reliable power to Vermonters. Under Powell’s… Read More »

Wake Robin hires Amy Caldwell as marketing and resident services director

Wake Robin hires Amy Caldwell as marketing and resident services director

Wake Robin, Vermont’s first lifecare community, announced recently that Amy Caldwell has been hired as director of marketing and resident services. Prior to joining Wake Robin, Caldwell was director of development and communications at Vermont Works for Women, and director of marketing and individual giving for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Caldwell joins the team during… Read More »

Two Shelburne landmarks find new life

Two village landmarks on Shelburne Road are getting new life as one expands its already iconic offerings and the other puts a new spin on an old space. Village Wine & Coffee is getting bigger while and Peg & Ter’s is taking over the iconic Café Shelburne space. Johnny and Tina Helzer bought the Café… Read More »

Social responsibility business conference set for Tuesday in Burlington

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s annual conference is Tuesday, May 15, at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Registration is still open for “Leading with Values, Finding Your Opportunities” featuring 15 workshops designed to help professionals find new opportunities in socially responsible organizations. Participants will enjoy a localvore lunch sponsored by… Read More »

It’s nomination time for the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27. Presented annually since 1961, the award honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners… Read More »

Two local companies win state grants

Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg and Shelburne Orchards are both recipients of funds distributed to Vermont businesses by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. The agency awarded $74,000 to nine Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. Money was distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible… Read More »

Landscapes as award-winning art

Landscapes as award-winning art

The Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association/Green Works recently announced its winners of the 2017 Industry Awards Program. Charlie and Elizabeth Proutt of Charlotte each received accolades for their work on residential projects. Charlie Proutt won an excellence award for distinctive landscaping. Elizabeth Proutt received an honor award for distinctive landscaping. Winners were judged by a panel… Read More »