RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Nov. 7, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has appointed Karianne Scott as the statewide organization’s Business Advisor for Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties in the Northeast Kingdom.
Like her counterparts throughout Vermont, Scott provides one-to-one, confidential, no-fee guidance to small business owners at any stage of their business, from start up through transition. As a 9th generation Vermonter with roots in the Northeast Kingdom, she brings lifelong knowledge of the region’s culture to enhance her new role.
“Thriving communities are the product of small businesses building alliances and offering exciting opportunities to its residents,” said Scott. “Supporting a small business through hands- on assistance, and offering best practice resources in many disciplines including financial and digital literacy will ultimately enhance our everyday lives here in the Northeast Kingdom.”
Prior to joining VtSBDC, Scott was an accredited advisor in insurance (AAI) at the Noyle-Johnson Group. She has also served as a Realtor for a major real estate broker, and as an education curriculum director for an early childhood center.
Scott graduated from Lyndon State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and attended a master’s program at Springfield College. She is a member of her local school board.
“I am energized when I meet with young entrepreneurs because of their commitment to do business in Vermont,” Scott added. “The perfect trifecta….playing, living, and working in Vermont, a dream I love to see become a reality for so many.”
“Karianne is a wonderful addition to our statewide team of advisors,” said Rossi. “Her diverse, in-depth business experience, her roots in the community, and her commitment to the state of Vermont are great enhancements to our organization and to entrepreneurs in the Northeast Kingdom.”
VtSBDC (Vermont Small Business Development Center), is funded in part by the SBA and the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce.