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June 2017

Bauer Gravel Farnham, Joe Bauer, John Gravel, and Dan Farnham
Tyrannosaurus Lex*: *Powerful law.

Loso's Professional Janitorial Services, Harry Loso and Chris Loso
Cleaning Agents: Sweeping through Vermont with over 90 employees.

Marcotte Appliance Repair, Gary Marcotte
The Fixer: Whatever it is, if it breaks, he'll make it work.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Strategic planning: a practical guide for businesses.


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,
Mentoring.

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,
Leadership


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

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