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Jul
15

Blumenthal Enterprises Empowers Innovators to Transform Concepts Into Successful Ventures

4 minute read As the founder of a Burlington-based consulting company, Blumenthal Enterprises, Will Jeffries’ work and his passion are aligned on the goal of empowering visionary innovators to transform their ideas into successful businesses or impact. Acting primarily as a venture strategy consultant and “catalyst” for launching innovative ideas, Will helps founders and other leaders develop and […]

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Jun
05
Jun
03

At Blackback Pub, a Sense of Community is on Tap

2 minute read In the heart of historic Waterbury, Ehren Hill and Cory Swafford took the leap in 2023 to purchase Blackback Pub, a welcoming, well-known gathering place that nurtures a sense of community. This is the place where locals and visitors alike forge friendships, share stories, and celebrate life’s moments. From the outset, the new partners’ goal […]

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May
15

What’s brewing in downtown Rutland: New Tea & Gift Shop provides a welcoming gathering place

3 minute read Filled with light, warmth, and many cozy cups of tea, Loose Loona Gifts + Tea House embodies the Scandinavian concept of “Hygge,” a calm and comfortable atmosphere to spend time with friends and family. Opened last September, the family-owned shop in downtown Rutland offers a vast and varied selection of hot and cold brewed teas […]

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Apr
22

Non-extractive storytelling workshop presented by award-winning, international film maker Jay Austin

2 minute read BURLINGTON, Vt. (Apr. 18, 2024) – A refreshing way for storytellers to change the narrative is coming to Burlington on May 2. Those seeking to tell stronger, truer stories will have an opportunity to attend a candid, uplifting free workshop presented by award-winning filmmaker Jay Austin on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon […]

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Mar
26

Rick Daniell joins VtSBDC as Business Advisor for the Northeast Kingdom

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 26, 2024) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has appointed Rick Daniell as the statewide organization’s Business Advisor for Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties in the Northeast Kingdom. Like his counterparts throughout Vermont, Rick provides one-to-one, confidential, no-fee advising to small business owners at […]

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Mar
25

Car Repair, Reimagined: Auto repair specialist brings services right to the customer’s location

2 minute read Living in Vermont typically means driving from here to there, and back again. Which also means that we depend on our vehicles to work when we need them. That’s what prompted auto repair specialist Allen Laberge and his partner Kayla Chabot to take their long-imagined idea and turn it into a business: Pro Mobile Automotive. […]

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Mar
14

March 20 is National SBDC Day: VtSBDC to share stories and celebrate clients, business advisors, and community partners

< 1 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 12, 2024) – America’s SBDC Day is set for March 20, 2024, a day that will unite nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they’ve served in their 43-year history.  On March 20, Vermont’s Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), along with […]

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