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Rutland entrepreneur opens early learning center

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert This fall the Rutland area has a new child-care center, thanks to the vision and determination of business owner Lacy Hall. Previously, Hall operated a registered daycare program out of her home. She loves her work and is passionate about the importance of early childhood education. But as an at-home provider, she […]

From Books to Bakeware: First-Time Business Owner Purchases Kitchen Store

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert “I had been wanting a place for a long time,” said Chris McDonald, who recently purchased Capital Kitchen, a small kitchen supply store in downtown Montpelier. “I’m in my early 50s, and I felt like this was my last opportunity to do something on my own.”  McDonald had been eyeing Capital Kitchen […]


Keynotes, State Stars, and a Touch of Magic

2 minute read More than 1,400 attend America’s SBDC National Conference State Director Linda Rossi, business advisors Nancy Shuttleworth and Sarah Kearns, along with Associate State Director Heather M. Gonyaw and administrative assistant Elke Billig represented Vermont’s Small Business Development Center at the America’s SBDC National Conference which took place in San Diego Sept. 6-9, 2022. Attended by […]

Rossi elected for second term as national Board Chair for America’s SBDC

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Sept. 21, 2022) —  At the annual national America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conference in San Diego, the board of directors re-elected Linda Rossi, State Director of Vermont’s Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), as national Board Chair for a second term. Rossi was elected at last year’s national conference which took […]


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