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Dec
07

From Chocolate to Chili Peppers

5 minute read Butterfly Bakery of Vermont Finds Inspiration in the Working Landscape What do goat’s milk caramel, ginger cashew granola, maple hot sauce, and raspberry almond cookies all have in common? Aside from the fact that they’re all made at Butterfly Bakery of Vermont, there is a common thread. “Everything we make is inspired by Vermont’s working […]

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Dec
05

Letting his voice be heard: From commercials to videos, Kris Brown creates the sounds for many small businesses

3 minute read Against a backdrop of a 10,000-sticker collage in his studio, voiceover artist Kris Brown’s radio-perfect voice resonates deeply across the airwaves. He explains that his journey to this career didn’t come early – in fact, it took years of hearing compliments about his voice before he decided to make a career of it and start […]

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Dec
04

Mother-Son Business Duo Gives New Life to Local Wool

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert When Laura Jacoby moved back to her home state of Vermont as an adult, she was dismayed at the number of farms that had shuttered in recent years. So she began researching ways to support Vermont’s farm economy and soon discovered that local farmers who were raising sheep for milk and meat […]

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Nov
28

Registration is open for a free virtual event for students: 15th Annual Vermont Entrepreneurship Day “Vermont Entrepreneurs – Finding Your Groove”

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Nov. 28, 2023) – Registration is open to join Vermont educators, government officials, business advisors, business leaders, and students on Feb. 7, 2024 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for the free 15th annual and fourth virtual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day. In the spirit of bringing forward-thinking Vermonters together to encourage exploration of […]

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Nov
21

Knitting a Business Together

7 minute read Junction Fiber Mill founders blend quality and tradition with the “punk rock side of knitting” at their custom processing mill in Vermont.  By Emily Bradbury Peggy Allen likes to knit. Amanda Kievet likes to knit. The two met over a skein of yarn Peggy was selling at the Norwich Farmers Market in 2018 and struck […]

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Nov
01

First-time Entrepreneurs Purchase Bakery in Brandon

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Matt Lewis doesn’t shy away from new challenges. In fact, he embraces them. “If someone else can do it, I figure I can do it too,” he said. “I do my very best to learn everything I can.” His career includes stints as a carpenter, rock-climbing gym manager, sailing instructor, and most […]

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Oct
10

Creating a Regional Food System, One Warehouse at a Time

6 minute read Food Connects in Brattleboro, Vt. is among a group of New England food hubs that are building a sustainable, regional supply chain. Richard Berkfield, executive director of Food Connects, has a vision that someday soon, Vermont farmers and food producers will be able to supply more food to more people in the region. In doing […]

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Oct
04

Friendship Turns Into Business Partnership

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Longtime friends Deb Emerson and Emily Rinkema both had family members living with different forms of dementia and struggled to find meaningful ways to connect with them. After their loved ones passed away, Emily reached out to Deb with an idea to start a business that would help other people in the […]

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