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May 2017

Vermont Wholesale Building Products, Phil Payne
Chairman of the Boards: Specialty lumber is his specialty.

Cx Associates, Jennifer L. Chiodo and Matt Napolitan
Verification Administration: Making sure the building works right.

Under Construction,
Under Constrtuction: A look at some recent construction projects.

Smith Buckley Architects, Cleary O. Buckley and Israel Smith
Architectonic Harmony: A fine bromance.

Rycandon Mechanical, Chuck Arel
Plumb Nice: Master of his trade.

Act 250,
Act 250 Rundown: Act 250 applications that were submitted in 2016 and approved before press time this year.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount,
Reinvent yourself.

April 2017

Snake Mountain Boatworks, Michael Claudon
Classic Action: From economics professor to antique boat restorer.

Lake Roundup
Water Works: Our annual roundup of folks who make their living on the lake.

Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design, Cynthia Knauf
Sites For Sore Eyes: Following a creative muse.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Common sales compensation plan issues

March 2017

Visiting Nurse Association, Judy Peterson
Care-Force One: In the pilot's seat.

Vermont Commons School, Dexter Mahaffey
Uncommon Commons: A place for learning to thrive in the world.

Bia Diagnostics, Thomas Grace, Robin Grace, and Hannah Grace
A Grace-Full Endeavor: This entrepreneurial family carved a niche.

Golf Course Roundup, Tom Ayer of Cedar Knoll Country Club, Jeff Brown of West Bolton Golf Club, Alex Kourebanas of Catamount Golf Club, and Jason Shattie of Burlington Country Club
Swing Shift: Spring is coming, can golf be far behind?

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Future proofing your business

February 2017

Mike Comeau's Markets, Mike Comeau and Catharine Timmer
Cornering the Corner Market: Five village groceries and counting.

Wineries Roundup, Lincoln Peak Vineyard, Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits, Due North, Snow Farm Vineyard, and Shelburne Vineyard
Romancing the Vine: The small world' community of Vermont's wine industry.

Vermont Folk Rocker, Jim Geier
The Art of Comfort: This chair's function follows form.

Mount Philo Inn, David and Jane Garbose
Not Just Another Pretty Place: A new life for a Charlotte landmark.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount,
Managing Uncertainty

Dining Out
A roundup of some of our favorites.

January 2017

SemiProbe, Denis Place, Mostafa Daoudi, and Doug Merrill
Fathers of Invention: Creating paths for exploration.

Hen House Media, Johnny Mendez and Bryan Agran
Focus Locus: These partners see themselves as makers for their clients.

Green Mountain Software, Lou Krieg and Ann Pettyjohn
Big Apps Small Package: From the Newton to the Palm Pilot to the iPhone, this company oils the wheels.

JDDesign, Justin Dennis
Image Conscious: These signs speak volumes.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI,
Technology investments for improved business success.

December 2016

The Russell Farm, Janet Russell and David Russell, The Russell Farm
A Growing Family: A desire to make memories sprouted this business.

Stowe Craft and Design, Stephen Fishman and Susan Bayer-Fishman, Stowe Craft & Design
Making Good Manors: Art is the foundation of everything this woman does.

Hot Products and Executive Gifts
Gift ideas for your favorite boss or client

Kevin Smith Sports, Kevin Smith and Joanie McGinn, Kevin Smith Sports
Teamship Navigators: A love of all things sports created the perfect opportunity for Kevin Smith 30 years ago.

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets
Participation makes small contributions large.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Reducing workplace stress: What really works?

November 2016

Leader Evaporator Co., Bradley Gillilan
Helping the Sap Run: Since 1888, this manufacturer has had the backs of North America's maple producers.

Mehuron's Market, Tom Mehuron
A Bread and Butter Business: A village institution for 75 years.

Buds and Roses, Sharon Niquette and Heather Hutchins
Flower Girls: These partners always have time to smell the roses.

Palmer Lane Maple, Paul Palmer and Colleen Palmer
Branching Out: These maple wholesalers have launched a retail shop.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Independent contractors (again).

October 2016

Brickliners Custom Masonry and Chimney Services/Garage Outfitters, Jacob (Jake) Loeffler
Grate Expectations: Chimney sweep 2.0.

Hergenrother Industries, Adam Hergenrother
Designated Driver: Find the right people and give them the keys.

Catamount East Development Co./Cedric Electric, Cedric Demeritt and Gordon Demeritt
Space Men: Three generations guide this company.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC

Commercial Spaces 2016
Commercial Spaces Roundup 2016: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

September 2016

Wilkins Harley-Davidson, Barbara Wilkins, Ann Lyon, and John Lyon
The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Three generations of Wilkinses carry on a Barre tradition.

Absolute Pilates, Lynne Martens
It's a Stretch: Beautiful body movement is a lifelong interest for Martens.

The Emily Post Institute, Peter Post
To the Manners Born: Emily Post's work of teaching etiquette continues into the fifth generation.

Sheltra Tax and Accounting, Diana Sheltra
The ABCs of 123s: Sheltra tutors her clients as she tends to their finances.

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso,
An Entrepreneur's Perspective.

August 2016

GuitarSam, Kevin Crossett
Plucky Music Man: Savvy and persistence with a sprinkle of enthusiasm.

Vermont Home and Lodging Properties, John Nelson and Christine Fraioli
Homes Away From Home: Turning a love into a lifestyle.

The Innovation Center of Vermont
Building Directory: The Innovative Innovation Center.

Little House by Andre, Andre and Jamey Plouffe
Into Outbuildings: Building a second-generation family business.

Contributed Column from Dave Mount,

Dining Out
Dining Out: A roundup of some of our favorites.

July 2016

Former Gov. James H. Douglas, Gov. Jim Douglas
Doing It His Way: Vermont's 80th governor continues to serve.

The Uncommon Market, Sharon Allen and Peter Foote
Shelf Conscious: An atypical establishment.

One Federal Restaurant & Lounge, Erika and Marcus Hamblett
Northern Comfort: Frickles are a house specialty at One Federal.

Artist Lance Richbourg, Lance Richbourg
Covering the Bases: The charmed life of Burlington artist Lance Richbourg.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI,
How to avoid the mobile ransomware epidemic.

June 2016

Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, Wes Balda
In High Gear: A figurative and literal driver.

Joseph F. Obuchowski and Associates, Carole and Joe Obuchowski
Family Practice: Partners in law and in life.

Clean Green Sanitation, Tim Mack and Dave Koval
Talking Trash: Playmates to workmates trash to treasure.

Aaron's Tree Service, Aaron Sterling
Branch Manager: A man of many talents.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount,
New rules for employers.

May 2016

G.W. Tatro Construction Co., Greg and Dawn Tatro
It's All in the Family: In pursuit of longevity.

S.T. Paving Inc., John and Leslie Reynolds
Road Warrior: Forty-plus years of creative paving work.

Smart-Bracket Staging, Eric Kurtz
A Business on the Ascent: An inventive approach to safety on the job.

The Wall Doctor, Judy and Bill Galdi
Curtain Call: Everything for windows and walls.

Act 250 Rundown 2016
Act 250 applications that were submitted in 2015 and approved before press time this year.

Under Construction
Under Constrtuction: A look at recent construction projects.

April 2016

Lake Champlain Business Roundup, Play it Again :
This year early, last year late, playtime on the water always comes. Pat Ullom and Chip Ullom, Chipman Point Marina Jeff Lefebvre, New England Marine dba Vermont Docks Mark Saba, Saba Marine Jeremy Belchamber, Bay Harbor Marina Todd Smith, Point Bay Marina Dennis Fox, Fox Marine Robin Doyle, International Sailing School and more

Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic, Millie Armstrong
Thoroughly Modern Millie: A longtime veterinary practice moves up in the world.

Bert's Boats, Kenneth Bert Roberts
Catching the Wave: A man of all seasons.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Why are you in business?.

March 2016

University of Vermont, Tom Sullivan
A Study in Green and Gold: From lawyer to university president

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School, Andrea and Steve Charest
Peak Experiences: The Charests have been to the mountaintop

The Shelburne Craft School, Sage Tucker-Ketcham
Earth, Fire, and Water: Joy and satisfaction through creating

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso,
Mentoring with a twist

February 2016

Shelburne Museum, Thomas Denenberg
Drawn to Art: A summer job that never really ended.

RLPhoto, Rick Levinson
Straight Shooter: Carving his own path.

The North Branch Cafe, Lauren Parker
Glass Action: Tea, wine, and a friendly face.

White's Bikes and Outfitters, Stephen White
Spokesman: White's Bikes and Outfitters.

Dining out
Some of our favorite purveyors of food and drink.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount,

January 2016

rb Technologies, Rubin Bennett
LAN Lord: A local connection helped launch this IT company.

Able Advertising, Jamie Leopold
The Power of One: Still solo after all these years.

The Fly Rod Shop, Robert Shannon
Central Casting: A passion for fly fishing has guided Bob Shannon since college.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
Small Vermont businesses benefit from big data

December 2015

Vermont Farm Table, Jessica and Dustin Glasscoe
Board-Certified: Glasscoe brings a lot to the table

Paine's Christmas Trees, Thomas Paine
A Green Industry: The Christmas tree business grew on him

Contributed column Emily Morrow,
Workplace culture: what it is and why it matters

Warm Hearts Deep Pockets 2015, Over 40 Vermont charities and donors from 2015
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: The sincerest form of flattery

Lane Press Cheese-Tasting
Sharing a Taste of Home: One company's way of supporting Vermont business.

November 2015

Advanced Illumination, John Thrailkill
Light Industry: Who knew light could do so much?

Vermont Woodworking School, Carina Driscoll
She's Nailed It: Helping to keep woodworking alive in Vermont.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
What about the 3 percent?

Paul Budnitz of Budnitz Bicycles, Ello, and Kid Robot
Intellectual Proprietor: The creative fire burns bright in Paul Budnitz.

Amarah's Chocolates, Angela and David Emerson
Sugar Work: Confectionary Sweethearts.

October 2015

RE/MAX All Seasons Realty, Rosemary Lalime, Russell Ingalls, and Steve Poulin of RE/MAX All Seasons Realty
Ground Crew: A sense of humor and a generous approach keep this team on top.

Black River Design, John Rahill and Jay Ancel , Black River Design, Architects PLC
Drawing on Experience: Reuse and sustainability have inspired this firm's approach from its beginnings

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Sales breakups: "It's not you, it's me"

di Stefano Landscaping, Chris and Jennifer di Stefano, of di Stefano Landscaping
Tuft Love: This Cabot native grew a history of planting trees and an eye for design into a full-fledged career.

Commercial Spaces 2015,
Commercial Spaces Roundup: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

September 2015

Affiliated Associates, Stefanie Pigeon
Not Just Horsing Around: Independent in life as well as profession.

Perfection Motorsports and Trailer Sales, Peter Mumford
Driving Ambition: Mumford's hitches are all welcome.

Eco Car Wash and Detail Center, Aaron Vincelette and David Soons
Cleanup Crew: Bringing back a childhood journey.

Garden Mats, Peter Comart
A fiery startup: Moonlighter Peter Comart.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Office retreats that really add value.

August 2015

Pete's Greens, Pete Johnson
Well Grounded: Since age 12, this transplant has been rooted in Vermont soil.

Swift House Inn, Michelle and Dan Brown
Artful Lodgers: Charm, history, and fine dining make a superb combination.

Beekeepers, Bill Mares, Mares Apiaries; Michael Willard, Green Mountain Bee Farm; Sheri and Marke Englert, Vermont Beekeeping Supply; and Scott and Valarie Wilson, Heavenly Honey Apiary
Sweet Endeavor: "The bees are the color, everything else is black and white."

Carved Solutions, Dawn and Mike Lancaster
Carving Artists: A proprietary technique gives this company an edge.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff, Overtime pay moves to the forefront
Overtime pay moves to the forefront

Dining Out,
Dining Out: Local restaurants with something special to offer.

July 2015

Clear Water Filtration, James Parker
Going With the Flow: A need to address water impurities led to a full-fledged enterprise.

Tech Vault, Steven P. Loyer
Safe Harbor: Vermont's first commercial-grade, carrier-neutral facility for Internet service providers.

Burlington Segways, Rick Sharp and Ruth Masters
A Tour de Force: A paragliding accident laid the path for this business.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI,
The Paradox of Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS).

Creative Intelligence, by Erik Glitman, Fletcher CSI,
How to leverage new trends as an exhibitor at a trade show.

June 2015

Robert Rachlin, Paul Ode Jr., and Allen Martin, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Law, Abiding: Vermont's largest law firm is one of its oldest

Christopher Kilian, Conservation Law Foundation
Water Bug: Lake Champlain has a champion in Kilian

Kimberly DuBrul, APC, GPC, Your Year of Transformation
High Jumper: This former track star still soars over hurdles

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Resilience and self-management

May 2015

Rabideau Architects, Gregory Rabideau
A Well-Drawn Career: Greg Rabideau's choice of architecture grew out of his early interest in art.

Vermont Paint Craftsmen, Peter Bates
Local Color: An eye for detail and a bent for perfection have helped grow this painting business.

Sandy Pines Boarding Kennel, Jim and Mary Roche
Pup Culture: There's seldom a dull (or quiet) moment at this business.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
So now you are in charge

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso,
An Entrepreneur's Perspective

Construction photos,
Under Construction: A look at recent construction projects.

Act 250,
Act 250: Act 250 applications approved by the Vermont Environmental Board in 2014.

April 2015

Chipman Point Marina, Pat Ullom
Lady of the Lake: A can-do approach grew this business.

Simpson Cabinetry, Andy and Betsy Cabrera
Counter Revolution: Thinking outside the box while staying within the confines of tradition.

Mekkelsen RV Sales and Rentals, Bruce Mekkelsen and Connie Mekkelsen Cherrier
Playmobiles: Recreation is the key principal at this dealership.

The Year on the Lake, The Lake
The Lake: The year on the lake 2015.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
What Jurassic Park taught me about sales and marketing.

March 2015

Essex Physical Therapy, Estelle and Jeff LeClair
Carriage House: Postural restoration has become one of Estelle LeClair's specialties.

Vermont Eye Laser, Juli Larson
The Sight Stuff: Vermont's first LASIK surgeon also created the state's first ambulatory surgery center.

Evergreen Family Health Partners, Paul Reiss
I.V. League: This doc has created a way for independent physicians to have a say in Vermont's approach to health care.

Real Good Toys, Chris and Jim Abrams
Toy Story: Real Good Toys makes tiny replicas of elegant homes.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow, The retirement vortex

February 2015

Butternut Mountain Farm, David Marvin and John Kingston
Sweet Talk: Riding the crest of the maple sugar wave.

Population Media Center, Bill Ryerson
Soap Merchant: This organization's soap operas produce more than just a good story.

Stone Hill Inn, George and Linda Fulton
Inn-siders: Couples only at this luxury Stowe getaway.

Doing Business in Vermont Roundup
Doing Business in Vermont: We asked Kelly Devine, Jack Glaser, H. Wright Caswell, H. Kenneth Merritt Jr., and Jamie Stewart how things are going and got an earful.

Dining Out, Local restaurants with something special to offer.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
What About Internet Recruiting?

January 2015

Vermont Public Radio, Robin Turnau
Airmanship: VPR plots a steady course.

EnSave, Craig Metz and Amelia Gulkis
Milk Money: Helping farmers save energy and dollars.

Eaton's Fine Jewelry, Jeff and Vickie Eaton
Engaging Couple: Faith and family keep this pair on course.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI,
The Internet of Things a life-changing trend

Meet the Press, by Virginia Lindauer Simmon,

December 2014

Leunig's Bistro, Bob Conlon and Donnell Collins
Table Talk: Burlington's slice of Europe

Vermont Foodbank and Community Kitchen Academy, John Sayles
Prep School: This stellar example of job training boasts a 91 percent overall success rate

Play It Again Sports, Duncan Macdonald
Second-Hand Rows: Recycling is a way of life here

Warm Hearts Deep Pockets 2014, Vermont Bar Foundation, Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA)
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: Our annual guide to creative ways to make life better for somebody in need

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso,
An untapped resource pool

November 2014

Liquid Measurement Systems, George Lamphere
Totally Tubular: Liquid Measurement Systems creates fuel measurement systems for commercial and military aircraft.

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, Bob Zider
Makers' Mark: VMEC helps Vermont makers hit the mark.

Harry Bliss, Harry Bliss, illustrator, author and cartoonist
Funny Money: A passion for providing comic relief.

Boyer's Orchard and Cider Mill, Genny and Dave Boyer
Farmacists: A visit to Boyer's Orchard and Cider Mill is just what the doctor ordered.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount,
Firing Employees

October 2014

Pomerleau Real Estate, Yves Bradley
Attested Development: Whether promoting a sailing crew, painting ski lifts, selling makeup, or dealing in commercial property, Bradley puts his mind and heart into the work

The Fucci Co., David Fucci
Unit Commander: David Fucci says he goes to work every day with a fire hose

Ramsay Gourd Architects, Ramsay Gourd
A Space Odyssey: Ramsay Gourd says architecture is in his DNA

Lamoille Economic Development Corp., John Mandeville
Big Wheel: Turning the wheels of progress or his motorcycle, John Mandeville keeps on turning

Commercial Spaces 2014,
Commercial Spaces Roundup: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Become a Sales Cowboy

September 2014

Barrett Trucking Co., Joe, Brian, and Scott Barrett
Rock and Roll: This 80-year-old family company helps keep us on the road.

Hadley Financial Group, Scott Hadley
Stretching The Dough: Guiding clients through the pitfalls of finance.

Stone's Service Station, Michael W. Stone
Motor Driven: 'Fill 'er up?' is still asked at this family service station.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Networking: What it is and why it matters.

Vermont Insurance Agents Association, Mary A. Eversole
Swimming in the Risk Pool: Eversole helps keep independent agents competitive.

August 2014

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, John Killacky
A Shot Through the Art: Art is Killacky's driving force.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Michael Creasey
Wild at Heart: Creasey caught his wild bug on a threemonth road trip through the West over 30 years ago.

The Inn at Buck Hollow Farm, Brad and Jacquie Schwartz
Rest Area: Brad Schwartz pulled off the highway of big-city life and decided to buy a Vermont inn.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff, Promoting Cathleen

Doing Business in Vermont, Bob Conlon of Leunig's Bistro & Caf, Frank Cioffi of Greater Burlington Industrial Corp., Katy Lesser of Healthy Living Market, Don Mayer of Small Dog Electronics, Dave Mount of Westaff, and Matthew Nadeau of Rock Art Brewery
Doing Business in Vermont: We asked a few folks how things are going of Vermont.

Your Business Energy Dollar, by David Corliss, Efficiency Vermont, Vermont business owners' top 5 questions on energy costs

Dining Out,
Dining Out: Local restaurants with something special to offer.

July 2014

Cover story: SecurShred, Eric Flegenheimer and Ken Miller
Paper Tigers: Recognizing an opportunity, these entrepreneurs leapt.

Sugarbush Real Estate, Cynthia B. Carr and Brian T. Shea
Property Lines: Land, residential, resort, rentals. Sugarbush Real Estate does it all.

Joyce's Noodle House, Joyce Fong
Wok and Roll: Authentic Chinese dishes in Essex since 2003.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI,
The Personal Side of Technology Security.

Hamlin Glass, Tom Hamlin
Taking Panes: Hamlin has been a 'glass act' most of his life.

June 2014, 30th Anniversary Issue

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell, William Sorrell
Lawyer in Chief: Sorrell is our state's longest-serving attorney general.

Vermont Custom Closets and Otter Creek Awnings and Sunrooms, Elizabeth and Todd Warren
Under Cover Business: Whether closets or awnings, the Warrens have you covered.

Vermont and Technology, Interview with Jeff Couture
Full Circle: How Vermont became a center of technology innovation.

Business PeopleVermont Online, Business PeopleVermont
Business PeopleVermont and The Internet

Infrequently Asked Questions, Business People-Vermont
A short list.

Timeline, Business People-Vermont
A Look Back: 30 years and counting.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Teams and working at the speed of trust

May 2014

Alliance Mechanical, Jason and Shaun Patnaude
Air Base: Keeping air systems humming.

Royal Design & Construction, Roy Rabideau
All Wings Considered: Design and construction have always been part of Rabideau's life.

ReSOURCE Barre Granite Shed, Beck & Beck Granite Co.
Building a Reputation: ReSOURCE's restoration of its 1898 Barre granite shed.

Burnett Scrap Metals, James P. and Mark J. Burnett
Heavy Metal: Salvaging the American work ethic.

Act 250 Roundup 2013
Applications approved by the Vermont Environmental Board in 2013.

Under Construction
A look at recent construction projects.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
Hiring new employees revisited.

Creative Intelligence, by Erik Glitman, Fletcher CSI
Using Win/Loss to build value and competitive insight.

April 2014

Vermont Sailing Partners, Bill Fastiggi
Sailsmanship: Riding with the wind.

The Skinny Pancake, Benjy and Jonny Adler
Crêpe Expectations: Who knew you could build a mini empire on pancakes?

Vintage Jewelers, Dolores Kurjan
Puttin' on the Glitz: Shiny baubles, bangles, and beads.

The Year on the Lake, The Lake
Waiting for Summer: The year on the lake 2014.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
"Everybody" is not a target.

March 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Don George
Singin' the Blues: Vermont's Blue Cross and Blue Shield is ready for the changes ahead in health care.

Charlie Miceli at Fletcher Allen, Charlie Miceli
Piece Movement: Supply-chain economics in action.

PHIT Performance, Julie and Ernie Roick
Pace Makers: Phat action.

Nutty Steph's, Stephanie Jaquelyn Rieke, Cecilia Leibovitz, and Josie Green
Sweet Satisfaction: Nutty granola, chocolate, and Bacon Thursdays.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Difficult personalities in the workplace

February 2014

The Last Resort Farm, Eugenie Doyle and Sam Burr
Berried Treasure: Inventiveness, variety, and hard work keep this farm growing.

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant, Bruce Hyde and Margaret DeFoor
Not Just Another Pretty Place: This property has been hailed as having the best menu reinvention of the year.

Above the Clouds, Lisa Kumari Conlon and Steve Conlon
Taking the High Ground: This father-daughter team specializes in treks to the world's Alpine regions.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
How do we make them happy?.

Dining Out
Dining Out: Local restaurants with something special to offer.

Vermont Arts Council, Alexander L. Aldrich
Artistic License: The nonprofit Vermont Arts Council is the country'sonly state arts council not a part of state government.

January 2014

IBM, Janette Bombardier
Blue Chip Leader: Big Blue's Vermont facility has evolved with the times and the markets.

Eastman Benz, Dan Eastman and Karl Benz
Board Game: It all began at the kitchen table.

Kilawatt Technologies, Gregory Johnson
Energy Hounds: On the trail of energy management.

Found Line, Jason Pelletier and Bradley Holt
Art Work: Creative design for Web and print.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
The risky business of online reputation

December 2013

St. Michael's College, John J. Neuhauser
Intellectual Property: A wry sense of humor, an impeccable resume, and an appreciation of community.

Village Wine and Coffee, Kevin Clayton
Mug Shot: A "marriage" of two of America's favorite beverages.

Show me the Biscuit, Amy Haskell
Pet Project: A lifelong interest that's gone to the dogs.

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: Our annual guide to creative ways to make life better for somebody in need.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Giving, getting, and digesting feedback.

November 2013

commando, Kerry O'Brien and Ed Biggins
Sheer Numbers: Lingerie that hasn't stayed hidden

Boucher Family Farm, Daniel Boucher and Dawn Morin-Boucher
Life on the Wedge: Value-added products have kept this farm thriving

Contour Dental Arts, Pam Chicoine
Nothing But the Tooth: Artists in dental design

Words Worth Revisiting
Quotes from enterprising Vermonters.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
Time for Change

October 2013

Engineering Ventures, David Boehm
The Raiser's Edge: Civil engineers make sure buildings don't fall down.

Green Mountain Economic Development Corp., Joan Goldstein
Support Staff: GMEDC serves 30 towns in east central Vermont.

Fead Construction Law PLC, Sandy Fead
Match-Maker: Finding an agreement point in the midst of conflict.

VEDA Loans, Jo Bradley
Money Talks: VEDA's wide net of assistance helps an eclectic array of endeavors.

Commercial Spaces 2013
Commercial Spaces Roundup: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Sales and marketing: two great teams that should work together

September 2013

Foster Motors, Ed, David and Scott Foster
Foster Care: Riding the wave.

Girlington Garage, Demeny Pollitt
Girl Power Tools: Pollitt's can-do approach matches her logo, which evokes Rosie the Riveter.

Trade Shows, Erik Glitman
Creative Intelligence: Making the Most of a Trade Show.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
High-trust professional relationships

Accu-Rite, Gerry Lawrence
Rite on the Money: Accountant by day, DJ by night.

August 2013

Cochran's Ski Area, Barbara Ann Cochran, Lindy Kelley, Bob Cochran, and Marilyn Brown
Higher Education: For over 50 years, thousands of Vermont kids, regardless of ability to pay, have learned to ski and snowboard and race on the Cochran family's hill in Richmond.

Danform Shoes, Dave and Helen Bailey
Sole-full Business: A shop making Danish-style clogs grew to a thriving group of shoe stores.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
An angry place to work.

Dining Out
Dining Out: A baker's dozen of our favorite eateries.

Amann Fine Leather, Ken and Pat Amann
Hide and Chic: Ken and Pat Amann handcraft beautiful leather goods in the Mad River Valley.

English Rose Inn, Gary and Mary Jane Bouchard Pike
Eat, Sleep, Jay: This charming bed and breakfast just three miles from Jay Peak serves up quite an experience.

July 2013

Lang Farm Nursery, Debbie and Jonathan Lang
Branching Out: Growth is all around for this business.

RE/MAX Champlain Valley Properties, Bonnie Gridley and Nancy Foster
SOLD Mates: These women have been business partners since 1995.

Vorse Construction and Design, Brian Vorse
Sites for Sore Eyes: High-end custom design and construction are this company's specialty.

Bundy's Sewer and Drain, Deanna and Bradford Fischer
Drain Surgery: Family and a strong work ethic guide this couple and their work.

Big Rewards for Small Businesses, by Karla Giardino, New England Automotive
The fast track to earning five-star reviews.

June 2013

Collins McMahon and Harris PLLC, John Collins, Kathleen McMahon, and Michael Harris
In Your Court: This light-hearted partnership works.

Vermont Agency of Education, Mark D. Oettinger
Counsel With ELAN: The Agency of Education's lead lawyer performs con brio on and off the job.

The Glass Connection, Robert and Joseph Sicard
Glass Action: This company's path is clear.

Maple Leaf Carpet and Tile Cleaning, Clint West
A Partner in Grime: If it covers a floor, West will clean it.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Optimal Delegation

May 2013

ReSOURCE, Tom Longstreth
Jamb Session: Doors are far from the only thing recycled, at ReSOURCE.

Vermont Concrete Cutting and Concrete Solutions, John Anderson
Blade Runner: This family business works on the literal cutting edge.

Bianchi Stone Crafters, Frances, Eric, and Caitlin Bianchi
Rock Stars: Three generations and 145 years of solid experience.

Under Construction
A birds eye view of recent construction projects

Artisan Tileworks, Mark Parent
Clay Trader: Finding a niche ... made of tile.

Act 250
Applications approved by the Vermont Environmental Board in 2012.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
The Vermont business forecast: sunny with a strong chance of clouds.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
What to do when you hire a new employee.

April 2013

Darling's Boatworks, George and Pam Darling
Rigging the Rigging: Keeping things shipshape.

Sea Dog Boating Solutions, Steven Charlebois
Salty Ventures: Helping you float your boat.

Redmond Interior Design, Cecilia Redmond
Designing Woman: This Irish transplant brings an education in philosophy and interior architecture and design to her work.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Sell Like You're on QVC.

The Year On The Lake
The Year on the Lake: Sailing Into Summer.

March 2013

COVER STORY: BioTek, Briar and Adam Alpert
Microbe-Managers: This Vermont company is a world leader in analytical analysis of molecular chemistry.

Franklin County Home Health Agency, Janet McCarthy
Care Force: At-home health care support for every age range.

Four Seasons Dermatology, M.D.s Anita Licata and Steven Partilo
Saving Hides: These docs get under your skin.

Bear Pond Books, Rivendell Books, Claire Benedict and Robert Kasow
Shelf Help: Creating a literary dynasty.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Going The Distance: Long-Term Professional Success.

February 2013

National Bank of Middlebury, National Bank of Middlebury, G. Kenneth Perine
The Accidental Banker: This is no "podunk country bank."

Rabbit Hill Inn, Rabbit Hill Inn, Leslie and Brian Mulcahy
Suite Location: The Mulcahys offer peace and tranquility in Lower Waterford.

Stewart's Bakery, Stewart's Bakery, Stewart Ruth
Filling Kneads: Provider of our daily bread.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff
A look at employee turnover

Dining Out
Dining Out: Fourteen of our favorite eateries.

Etsy Crafters, Katharine Watson, Shop Katharine Watson, Hyde Park, Joanne Kalisz, Happy Fantastic, Burlington, Jessica Schatzman, This Good Earth, Waterville , Leslie Fry, FryDay, Winooski, Berry Carroll, Moxie B's Closet, Waitsfield, and Emily Stoneking, aKNITomy and The Crafty Hedgehog, Burlington
Where the Art Is: Online sales for crafty Vermont small businesses.

January 2013

Nathaniel Group, Joel Melnick and Barbi McDonald
Light Manufacturing: Optics, light, microprocessors, and electronics are the Nathaniel Group's four elements.

Logic Supply, Roland and Lisa Groeneveld
Small Product, Big Effect: The demand for this company's rugged, embedded computer devices keeps growing.

Earthlogic, Chris Kesler
Graphic Control: Chris Kesler studied management information systems before most people knew what it was.

Rose Computer Technology Services, David Rose
Teching Charge: A case study in college sparked David Rose's approach to the world of computers.

Special Needs and Your Business, James A. Caffry, Caffry Law PLCC
Employing people with disabilities

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