New Business



TLC HomeCare Services

TLC HomeCare Services, which provides personalized home care services, opened in Rutland. TLC offers in-home personal senior care, homemaking, companionship, medication management, and nursing supervision plus other services in the hospital, nursing homes, and other places of residence. The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce organized the opening celebration. 65 North Main St., Suite 1; 353-3333;

Serene Country Cabins

Craig and Jennifer Fowler are the builders and owners of Serene Country Cabins in Hyde Park. They have worked three years preparing their 12-acre wooded property for vacation rentals. The staff at Capstone Community Action’s Micro Business Development Program helped with the business plan process. Vermont Economic Development Authority and the Vermont State Employees Credit Union V-BIZ provided financing. Two cabins are ready for guests, and two more are under construction. 302 Brook Road; 793-4995; •


Blue Cottage

Blue Cottage, a home décor and gift store, opened in Hinesburg near the Bristol Bakery and Kinney Pharmacy. Offerings include vintage furniture, lighting, mirrors, stained glass windows, curios, and hand-crafted products from 18 Vermont artisans, such as jewelry, pottery, cards, knitwear, cloth bags, woven goods, candles, and herbal personal care products. The owner is Ginny Couture. Open Wednesday through Sunday. 30 Kailey’s Way; 799-2168; •


Hampton by Hilton St. Albans

American Resort Management will open the Hampton by Hilton St. Albans in the spring with 84 guest rooms. It will feature Hampton Inn’s signature free hot breakfast, a 24-hour business center, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and meeting space. Maureen Brown, former president of the Franklin County Chamber, was hired as general manager. 42 Lake St.; 528-5020. •