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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


December 2012

Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry, Perry Sporn
Ring Leader: Burlington is headquarters to Perry Sporn's jewelry empire

Smitty's Sewing Machine Service, Bob and Penny Smith
Sew and Tell: Friendly chitchat and superior knowledge make Smitty's a village institution

Martial Way Self Defense Center, David Quinlan
Fancy Pants: Time-honored traditions in self-defense

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets 2012,
Warm Hearts: Do what you love, the good works will follow

The Manager's Corner by Emily Morrow,
The Best Listener Is The Most Charming Person


November 2012

Trow and Holden Co., Norman Akley and Lauren LaMorte
Heavy Metal Group: Forging a place in the community.

It's Arthur's Fault!, Arthur Shelmandine
Stir Crazy: Arthur Shelmandine is cooking up something good.

H.F. Grabenstein, Harry Grabenstein
All Strings Considered: Sleek and elegant, H.F. Grabenstein's bows are world renowned.

Blazing Design, Mike Van Buren
Fire Man: Playing with fire is a good thing for Mike Van Buren.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
How much should I pay?


October 2012

Encore Redevelopment, Chad Farrell
Power Play: A 21st-century approach to development.

Franklin County Industrial Development Corp., Tim Smith
Attested Development: Diversified agriculture is a key to Franklin County's economic strength.

1-800-GOT-JUNK, Aaron Fastman
Carried Away: Same-day carry-out service for extra odds and ends.

Vermont Building Supply, Dale Dingler
Glass Action: Vermont roots and years of experience keep this entrepreneur going.

Commercial Spaces 2012
A survey of available commercial space.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Social Selling to Your Clients


September 2012

Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, David and Debby Pearson
Hog Wild: Motorcycles are more than a business for this couple.

New England Federal Credit Union, John J. Dwyer Jr.
Dollar Store: Vermont is very much the focus for this establishment.

Sheldon Trucks, Mike Sheldon
Heavy Metal: Diagnosis and cure for Mack and Volvo trucks.

Kinneston and Associates, Don Kinneston
Game Plan: Don Kinneston has created investment-planning software that works like a game.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Gravitas: What It Is And Why It Matters


August 2012

Vermont Flannel Co., Mark and Linda Baker
In Stitches: These two are literally wrapped up in their work.

Shelburne Orchards, Nick Cowles
A Fruitful Labor: For Nick Cowles, fun is finding innovative ways to stretch his product line.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Ask your employees what they think.

Dining Out
Dining Out: Some of our favorite restaurants.

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Sandy Devine
Living on the Edge: Vermont's culture as seen through the history of its signature sport.

The Governor's House, Suzanne Boden
Just Her Cup of Tea: Boden has created her perfect life in Hyde Park.


July 2012

Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty, Leslee MacKenzie and Brian Boardman
By the Yard: Moving a revered family company forward.

Seville Appraisals, Linda Seville
Taking at Space Value: Business comes with the territory.

Champlain Housing Trust, Brenda Torpy
Title Match: Homes are where her heart is.

Polli Construction, Steven Polli
Wall in a Day's Work: No job is too small for this practical Scotsman.

Red Tape, by Gary Franklin, Primmer, Piper, Eggleston and Cramer PC,
Know and protect your secrets


June 2012

Vermont Law School, Geoffrey Shields
Legal Aid: Keeping Vermont Law School among the best.

L. Brown and Sons Printing, Larry and Diane Brown
Filling a Pressing Need: An astute approach to technology keeps this printer thriving.

Norman Blais Attorney at Law, Norman Blais
Aiming to Pleas: A neighborhood lawyer Vermont-style.

Metevier Electric Motor Service, Hank Metevier
Fine-Tuner: This business keeps on running.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
The Fine Art of Networking


May 2012

Harrison Concrete/Harrison Redi-Mix, James and Kevin Harrison
A Hard Day's Work: This family's job gets harder and harder.

Scott + Partners, Tyler Scott
Growing Wings: Elegant design for practical spaces.

Laurie's Certified Construction, Laurie Goldsmith
Edifice Complex: Building is bliss for this Colchester woman.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Reference Checking.

Act 250
Applications approved by the Vermont Environmental Board in 2011.


April 2012

Design Matters, Annette Besaw
Woman With a Mission: and a Country, and an Art Deco, and a Contemporary ...

Tom's Marine, Shelly and Tom Eriksen
Staying Afloat: This full-service marina is up a good creek

Vermont Canvas and Upholstery, Robert Dennis
Material Guy: Canvas is not the only thing this inventive entrepreneur wields

Lake Business Roundup,
The Year on the Lake: Lessons learned, progress made

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
How do you know when your advertising is working?


March 2012

Dee Physical Therapy, Mike and Justine Dee
Deeply Kneaded: Evidence-based protocols drive the treatments at Dee PT.

Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Marie Beatrice Grause
Pitcher of Health: Navigating the health care rapids.

The Memory Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care, William Pendlebury, MD
Brain Stormer: This specialist in brain diseases cares, in both senses of that word.

The Marketer's Basket, by Sara Blum, Acorn Marketing,
QR Codes: A Marketer's Dream Come True.

Colchester Technical Rescue, Mike Cannon
Life Is Swells: Swift-water rescues are just a day's work for this team.


February 2012

Claire's Rstaurant and Bar, Steven Obranovich, Linda Ramsdell and Mike Bosia
A Nosh Above: In partnership with the community, this restaurant thrives

Stowehof Inn and Resort, Christopher Grimes and Chris 'CJ'Grimes
Inn-Spiration: An inn crafted from the ancient Vermont landscape

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Joan Furchgott and Brad Sourdiffe
Where the Art Is: For these Shelburne businesspeople, art does more than imitate life

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Never on Friday

Dining Out
Fourteen of our favorite restaurants.

Brian Jones Woodworking, Brian Jones
Wooden It Be Nice: Creating future heirlooms


January 2012

Union Street Media, Ted Adler
Web Masters: Ted Adler's digital tour de force.

Burlington Communications, Todd Goad, Eric Field, and David Pray
Radio Flyers: A trio of Air Force vets keeps Vermonters in touch.

The Verterre Group, Rod Lindsay II, Steven Chase, and Martha Roy
Site Seers: Working to keep Vermont green.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Online Connections

VIDEOsyncracies, Paul Gittelsohn
Shooting Star: A playful approach has served this producer well.


December 2011

Burlington Business Association, Kelly Devine
Action Figure: This woman makes the term high energy seem wimpy.

Vermont Family Business Initiative, Dann Van Der Vliet
Family Man: Helping to ensure the transfer of entrepreneurial spirit across the generations.

In Full Bloom, Kris Engstrom
The Stalk Market: Flowers for the soul is what Kris Engstrom calls a visit to her shop.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Robust diversity and workplace teams.

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets,
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: Food for thought and action.


November 2011

Vermont Natural Coatings, Andrew Meyer
Whey Station: An effective yet odor-free wood-finishing product from a surprising source.

FoodScience Corp., Dale Metz
Dose- E-Dough: Riding the rise of the supplement industry.

Upper Access Books, Steve and Lisa Carlson
Durable Press: This Hinesburg micro-publisher reads every manuscript proposal.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
It's Planning Time.

After the Floods, Vermont
After the FLOODS: The year of extraordinary suffering and kindness.


October 2011

Community Health Center of Burlington, Paul Mendelsohn
Sharp-Sited Project: A grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has kept countless Vermonters on the job.

Vermont Business Brokers, Stephen P. Marsh
Matchmakers: The Beals find suitors for companies.

Pinnacle Properties, Matt Cohen
Ground Control: Weather or not, Matt Cohen is on the job.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Etiquette mistakes: how bad manners can cost business owners.

Commercial Space Roundup, 2011
An overview of available commercial space.


September 2011

Cover story: Windham Financial Services, Paul Mendelsohn
Right on the Money: When money talks, Mendelsohn listens.

Community National Bank of Derby, Stephen P. Marsh
Key to the Kingdom: 'Community' is the watchword in this institution.

Vermont Automobile Dealers Association, Marilyn B. Miller
Motor Driven: At the wheel of a 66-year-old institution.

Capitol Plaza, Brian Cain and Frederick Bashara II
Suite Dreams: A Montpelier family stepped in to save a venerable property.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Career transitions and the reluctant entrepreneur.


August 2011

Chef David Hugo, David Hugo
The Prince of Peas: From planning to prep to training the next generation of chefs, David Hugo yields a mighty crop.

Middlebury Snow Bowl, Peter Mackey
A Course of a Different Color: Middlebury boasts a ski area unlike any other in the state.

Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Bryant Watson
The VAST Expanse: This statewide organization keeps sliding along.

Birds in Wood, Jim Maas
Flight Engineer: Carving a niche in the Northeast Kingdom.

Dining Out,
Dining Out: Fourteen of our favorite restaurants.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Motivating the Next Generation of Workers.


July 2011

Attacca Realty, Barb and Curtis Trousdale
Sold Mates: This pair aims for quick and stress-free real estate transitions.

Leach Construction of Vermont, Andy and Todd Leach
Leach Field: The Leach family draws out the best in construction.

Advanced Property Investigation, Paul and Julie Lyman
Plot Checker: Paul Lyman gives homeowners a heads up on looming disaster.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Effective networking for business development.

Lindsay Jay DESIGNS, Lindsay Jaccom
Curtain Call: Lindsay Jaccom took on her first decorating project at age 10.


June 2011

Kohn Rath Blackwood and Danon, Roger Kohn, Eileen Blackwood, David Rath, and Beth Danon
Four-Part Harmony: This partnership has found a way to make beautiful music together.

Vermont Attorneys Title Corp., Andrew Mikell
Insured InDeed: Andy Mikell helps lawyers help homeowners.

Leahy Press, Montpelier, Deena and Steve Smead
Fine Print: Evidence of this family's work is on paper.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Executive coaching: alchemy or enhancement?

Sunrise Cleaning Service, John and Karen Barry
Scrub Me Tender: A chance encounter led to a lifetime career.


May 2011

Vermont Heating and Ventilating, David Brown
Air Apparent: In its third generation, this family company is thriving.

Topcoat Finishes, Scott Burt
Spreading the Hues: Brushed-on beauty is this company's specialty.

Associated General Contractors, Cathy Voyer
Built by Association: Cathy Voyer fits right in with her hard-working membership.

Vermont chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Vermont Architects
Good Manors: A tour of some of Vermont's most amazing recent construction.

Act 250 May 2011, Act 250
Act 250 Rundown: Approvals of 2010 Act 250 applications by the Vermont Environmental Board.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Be Decisive


April 2011

Point Bay Marina, Todd Smith
Pier Pressure: This marina is moving far beyond staying afloat.

Lost Cove Yachting, Peter and Will Meyer
The Lease They Can Do: A father-and-son team are living the good life.

Vermont Stage Company, Mark Nash
Acting Class: Mark Nash has created a big pair of shoes to fill.

Marketing 101: by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
How to find new business? Five easy tips.

The Lake,
Vermont's Other Playground: A large measure of Vermont's quality of life proceeds from the fortunate contiguity of its mountains, valleys and Lake Champlain.


March 2011

RehabGYM, Sharon Gutwin
Middle Management: With three locations and counting, RehabGYM is working out.

Fletcher Allen's Center for Health Care Management, Paul Taheri, M.D., MBA
Doc Worker: A partnership between Fletcher Allen and the UVM School of Business might make health care more efficient.

Talent Skatepark, David and Hannah Deene Wood
Board Game: The region's only indoor skateboard and snowboard park is a family affair.

Norbeck Peters and Ford, Jim Peters, David Norbeck, and Peter Ford
Historical Records: St. Albans might be a center of musical culture.

The Manager's Corner by Emily Morrow,
"A bridge over troubled waters: conflict interventions in the workplace.


February 2011

MyWebGrocer, Rich Tarrant
Hunger Management: The scions of an entrepreneurial family are growing a venture of their own.

Green Mountain Inn, Patti Clark
The Artful Lodger: Creating a Stowe legacy.

The Tempest Book Shop, Rick Rayfield
The Book-Keeper: Much more than books can be found at this quirky, old-fashioned bookstore.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
A few mantras for business.

Restaurant Guide,
Dining Out: Eleven of our favorite restaurants.

Sadie Katz Deli, Glenn Walter
The Deli Lama: Sadie Katz Deli is not Glenn Walter's first business, and most likely won't be his last.


January 2011

Caleidoscope Communications Co., Loretta Roby
House of Connection: Loretta Roby has made the world of telecommunications her own

Bear Code, Michael Howe
Knowing Howe: A family bent for invention carried this entrepreneur into an international business

Network Performance Inc., John Burton
At Your Servers: NPI has got your back ... and your backup

Egan Media Productions, Joe Egan
In Tune: Music and video work from Egan Media Productions shows up in a lot of familiar places

The Sense of Security, by Douglas Babcock, Cygnus Security Consulting,
Security in the Workplace


December 2010

Vermont Retail Association, Tasha Wallis
The Sweet Buy and Buy: Tasha Wallis injected a shot of energy into a sleepy organization

Sweet Clover Market, Heather Belcher
Fare Trade: No ideology pushed here, only a desire to provide whole, organic, and local products in a friendly environment

Warm Hearts Deep Pockets,
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: Our annual roundup of generous Vermonters

Elaioladon-Contis Imports, Vasilios Contis
Oil Baron: Olives fill a pressing need for the Contis family

The Manager's Corner by Emily Morrow,
Optimal cultivation: home-grown, in-house leadership


November 2010

PocketWizard, Jim Clark and Tim Neiley
Shooting Stars: A college project, a friend with a problem, and a creative mind helped Jim Clark launch LPA Design and PocketWizard in 1990. Tim Neiley joined him a few years later.

Blue Spruce Farm, Eugene and Marie Audet
Power Driven: The first farm in the CVPS Cow Power program, at Blue Spruce Farm owned by Eugene and Marie Audet, has always operated with sustainability in mind

HRSentry, Dean Haller
Human Resource Resource: Dean Haller of HRSentry offers online HR help for small and medium-sized businesses

Island Ice Cream, Gary and Patty Sundberg
Cold Comfort: Island Ice Cream, little place in the islands owned by Gary and Patty Sundberg, offers sweet rewards

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Don't write off the older worker


October 2010

Commercial Real Estate Brokers
Space Race: Ten commercial real estate brokers, chime in on the state of the business in Vermont. Tony Blake, V/T Commercial, Greg Dirmaier, J.L. Davis Realty, Bob Bouchard, Pizzagalli Properties LLC, Esther Lotz, Esther Lotz, Broker, Steve Donahue, Donahue and Associates, Doug Nedde, Redstone, Melinda Moulton, Main Street Landing, and Nicole Senecal, Omega Realty.

KAS Inc., Amy King
Business a la King: Faced with joblessness, Amy King took charge

Century 21 Farm and Forest Realty, Daniel and Nicholas Maclure
Country Rockers: A sense of humor and a deep work ethic keep Century 21 Farm and Forest Realty humming

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Marketing 101: How you lose clients who love you(and it's not for the reasons you think)

Commercial Spaces 2010,
Commercial Roundup: Overview of Commercial Spaces 2010 available for sale or lease.


September 2010

Handy Toyota and Handy Chevrolet, Dan Luneau, Karen Handy Luneau, and Dan Handy
A Good Ride: At Handy Toyota and Handy Chevrolet, this family enterprise in its third generation is humming right along.

Rock Point Advisors, Mike Huffman and Todd Wulfson
Contrary to Popular Opinion: Sailing against the tide has kept Rock Point Advisors in friendly seas.

Linda Milne CPA, Linda Milne
Riding the Audit Trail: For Linda Milne, being a CPA for hire is the perfect job.

Jed Crystal Studio, Jed Crystal
Funk-tional Design: Jed Crystal Studio's designs are the cat's meow.

The Manager's Corner by Emily Morrow,
The fine art of influencing


August 2010

Green Mountain Beverage, Bret Williams
Draft Animal: When Bret Williams joined Woodchuck Hard Cider Co. (now Green Mountain Beverage) in 1996 as its first salesman, the company's signature beverage was bottled using a 1940s soda filler.

Trattoria Delia, Thomas and Lori Delia
That's Italian: A switch of college majors, a family tradition with food, and a chance encounter laid the foundation for acclaimed Burlington restaurant Trattoria Delia and Thomas and Lori Delia.

Vermont Ski Areas Association, Parker Riehle
Man of the Mountains: A background in law and politics and a love of the sport helped ski enthusiast Parker Riehle of Vermont Ski Areas Association carve the perfect turn.

The Valley Reporter, Al Benjamin
A Limited Edition: Al Benjamin is The Valley Reporter's type face.

Dining Out,
Dining Out: Ten of our favorite restaurants.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Coping With Employee Time Off


July 2010

Cedar Ledge Builders, John Skutel and Matt Jensen
It's All Relative: John Skutel and Matt Jensen appear to have found the ideal mix of work and family at Cedar Ledge Builders

Vermont Association of Realtors, Bob Hill
Conductor to the Real Estate stars : Bob Hill of Vermont Association of Realtors keeps Vermont's 12 local Realtor associations in touch with each other, the national association, and reality

Lafayette Painting, Paul Lafayette
Coats of Many Colors: Painting contractor Paul Lafayette does exteriors and interiors and gets the lead out At Lafayette Painting

Mountain Associates Realtors, Stu and Marion Baraw
First in Second Homes: Stu and Marion Baraw have spent 30 years building second-home sales and commercial sales at Mountain Associates Realtors


June 2010

Barr and Associates, Russell Barr
Barr Chart: Lawyer Russell Barr left 'the job of a lifetime' for the lifestyle of a lifetime at Barr and Associates

Dick Pepin Commercial Meat Slicer Repair, Dick Pepin
Any Way You Slice It: His might be a narrow specialty, but Dick Pepin's experience has covered the world

Law Offices of Fred V. Peet PC, Fred Peet
Good Deeds: Fred Peet's firm, the Law Offices of Fred V. Peet PC, has the title role in real estate transactions

The Manager's Corner by Emily Morrow,
Workplace superstars: abilities that sort the wheat from the chaff

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC,
Five simple marketing "must-haves" to survive a down economy


May 2010

Landshapes, Jeff and Jason Hutchins
Growth Business: These brothers, Jeff and Jason Hutchins, leave no turn unstoned at Landshapes.

Professional Construction, David Bogue
David Business, Goliath Dreams: Staying small and spunky is how David Bogue keeps his edge.

Connor Homes, Mike Connor
Happy Home Maker: Vermont manufacturer, Mike Connor of Connor Homes.

Kate Pond, Kate Pond
Woman of Steel: When Kate Pond plays with fire, art happens.

Act 250 Roundup 2009,
Approvals of Act 250 applications by the Vermont Environmental Board.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
What's In It For Me?


April 2010

ADD-ON Accessory Outlet, Cathe and Ryan McDevitt
Vehicle Beauty Shop: The McDevitts, a rocket scientist and an MIS professional run ADD-ON Accessory Outlet, the auto parts store of your dreams.

Shell Boats, Fred Shell
Boat in a Box: The winds of trade blow fair for this craftsman, Fred Shell, owner of Shell Boats.

Charlie's Boathouse, Charlie Auer
Bridging the Decades: Charlie Auer's family business, Charlie's Boathouse has served up fun for generations of lakeside revelers.

Marine Plus, Paul Eriksen
An Unsinkable Duo: Power boats, service, and accessories keep Paul Eriksen's company, Marine Plus, afloat.


March 2010

Greater Burlington YMCA, Mary Burns
A Fit Assignment: Mary Burns' vision for the Greater Burlington YMCA was sparked in the crucible of her childhood in Burlington's Old North End.

Brookside Nursing Home, Thomas and Stephen Rice
Care Package: These apples have not fallen far from the tree at Brookside Nursing Home.

The Medical Store, Chris Henry
Following Doctors' Orders: High-end wheelchairs drive The Medical Store growth.

Richmond Upholstery, Michael Lemire
Restoration Service Station: Mike Lemire is proof that Vermont is still home to old-fashioned virtues of craftsmanship and precision


February 2010

Boundless Journeys, Matt Holmes
Cents of Adventure: Matt Holmes of Boundless Journeys is at home outside just about anywhere in the world.

The Sinclair Inn, Nimmie and Don Huber
Room at the Inn: Nimmie and Don Huber apply good humor and years of travel experience to make their guests feel at home at The Sinclair Inn.

Lunaroma Aromatic Apothecary, Leyla Bringas
Flower Power: There's no dichotomy between work and play for Leyla Bringas at Lunaroma Aromatic Apothecary.

McGuire Family Furniture Makers, Linda and Jack McGuire
Into the Woods: An eye for design, a knack for carpentry, and a longtime knowledge of antique, and a family focus keep McGuire Family Furniture Makers going, say Linda and Jack McGuire.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Salary Increase Primer for 2010

Restaurants,
Dining Out: Eleven of our favorite restaurants.


January 2010

groSolar, Jeff and Dori Wolfe
Light Energy: Jeff and Dori Wolfe see the road to energy independence as a huge economic opportunity at groSolar.

Off the Page Creations, Stephanie Raccine
Getting With the Program: Stephanie Raccine at Off the Page Creations uses color, texture, graphic design, and attention to detail creating Web pages for a diverse set of clients.

Words Worth Remembering,
Quotes from our stories in the last decade.

Vermont Film Commission, Joe Bookchin
Lights! Camera! Jobs!: A rapidly evolving and decentralizing new media industry may be custom-made for Vermont and Vermont Film Commission.

Planning Matters, by Stephen A. Unsworth and David A. Barra, Unsworth & Barra PLC, Essex Junction,
Facing the reality of planning for succession in a family business


December 2009

Hampton Direct, Steve Heroux
Grand Slam Winner: Former tennis star Steve Heroux serves aces in product sales at Hampton Direct.

Kaleidoscope Yarns, Jill Bujold
High-Fiber Operation: Kaleidoscope Yarns is one of the Web's leading retailers for knitters.

Russian Life, Paul E. Richardson
Found in Translation: A fascination with all things Russian, a family background in printing, and a chance encounter in Moscow brought Russian Life to Vermont.

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets, Education in Vermont
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets 2009: Education in Vermont gives as good as it gets.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow,
Beyond technical competency: What you don't know can hurt you


November 2009

MBF Bioscience, Jack Glaser
Microscopic Vision: Vermont is home to MBF Bioscience, a resource for scientists around the world.

Paul Perley Cellos, Paul and Melissa Perley
In Tune: Paul and Melissa Perley are matchmakers between instrument and musician.

Boyden Farm, Mark and Lauri Boyden
Here's the Beef: A small herd, a big barn, and a lot of heart at Boyden Farm.

Vermont Coin & Jewelry, Steve Edwards
On the Money: Steve Edwards' shop, Vermont Coin and Jewelry, does a brisk trade in coins, jewelry, gold, silver, and antiques.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Appraising Employee Performance


October 2009

Swanton Lumber Co., Gordon Winters
Boards of Trade: Lumber, hardware, and community service are key to Gordon Winters craft at Swanton Lumber Co.

Chris Brown Real Estate Advisor, Chris Brown
A Land Office Business: Chris Brown sees his job as situating people to take advantage of the coming wave

Omega Real Estate Associates, Nicole Senecal
The Alpha at Omega: Nicole Senecal of Omega Real Estate Associates has found, in real estate, an element of social work she can enjoy

Unsworth Properties, Karen Unsworth
Rent Control: Karen Unsworth, vice president of Unsworth Properties Inc., joined her father in the family business in 1985 after 11 years in regional planning. When he retired several years ago, she picked up the reins.

Commercial Spaces 2009,
Commercial Spaces: Area commercial real estate professionals gave us a hand with this overview of Commercial Spaces 2009 available for sale or lease.

On Guard, by Brian Lindner,
Know your obligations to your employees in the service


September 2009

Vermont State Employees Credit Union, Steven D. Post
Right on the Money: Being in the right place at the right moment makes all the difference at Vermont State Employees Credit Union.

Rotunda's Collision Service, Joe and Kim Rotunda
Iron Men (and Women): Anything with a throttle is all it takes to make life good for Joe and Kim Rotunda.

Yandow Sales & Service, Richard Yandow
Deere Camp: The farmer's iconic green and yellow is thriving in the Green Mountains at Yandow Sales and Service.

McSoley McCoy & Co., Peter L. McCoy and John F. McSoley
Taking Care of Business: Accounting firm McSoley McCoy and Co. helps clients meet the challenges of today's economic climate head-on.

The Prudent Startup, by Keith Roberts, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC,
Securities Happens


August 2009

Mad River Glen, Jamey Wimble
High on the Mountain: Mad River Glen knows what it is ... and what it isn't.

Tourism Roundup, Bruce Hyde, Dave Kaufman, Rick Milliken, Pennie Beach, and Brian Cain
The Coming Attraction: For a state so dependent on tourism in this economic climate, we're doing pretty well.

Willard Street Inn, Larry and Katie Davis
Good House-Keeping: Larry and Katie Davis have created a familyhood at Willard Street Inn.

Gracie's, Paul and Sue Archdeacon
Dog-Gone Good: Since its inception in 1991, Gracie's has gone to the dogs, say owners Paul Archie and Sue Archdeacon.

The Vermont Book Shop, Becky Dayton
Staying in Print: Middlebury's 60-year-old bookstore is in the good hands of Becky Dayton.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Personnel Files - A Necessary Evil


July 2009

Delta Marketing Group, David Houston and Cathy Houston
Form-Fitting:From Web design to order fulfillment, coffee cups to fishing poles, fancy brochures to branding services--it's all at Delta Marketing Group

True North Construction, Bryan Ducharme and Kelley DesLauriers
Sitting Tight: Each of True North Construction's new-construction projects has been Five Star energy-rated or better

Ann Roche Casual Furniture, Ann Roche
Made in the Shade: At Ann Roche Casual Furniture and Kasazza Kids in Shelburne, 17,000 square feet of relaxation and design potential exemplify Ann Roche's keen eye for quality

Building Energy, Scott Gardner
Staying Power: Commitment to conservation is starting to pay off for Building Energy

Attending to Details, by Victoria Brown, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC,
Protecting trade secrets


June 2009

Paw Print & Mail, Tom Brassard
Type Dream: Tom Brassard started Paw Print and Mail in 1990 with a used printing press and plate-maker

Spink & Miller PLC, James Spink and Elizabeth Miller
Sitting on Defense: Mediation and litigation are the linchpins of Spink and Miller PLC commercial practice

Green Mountain Reporters, Cindy Hall
Court Marshal: Cindy Hall of Green Mountain Reporters went to court-reporting school to show she could ... and she sure could

Natural Resources Board, Peter F. Young Jr.
Turfboard Champion: Vermont's Natural Resources Board keeps watch over the state's land and water

Attending to Details, by Victoria Brown, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC,
Protect your image


May 2009

Stewart Construction, Don Stewart
The House of Stewart: To Don Stewart, running a construction project is like conducting a symphony

TelJet Longhaul, Greg Kelly
Hot-Wired: This innovative telecommunications entrepreneur is expanding the state's fiber-optic capacity

Aquarius Landscape Sprinklers, Rick and Dick Villamil
Running Water: This father-and-son team are water bearers for thirsty terrain

Gulliver's Doggie Daycare, Pat Clark
Top Dog: It's all paws on deck for this entrepreneur

Act 250 Roundup 2008,
Act 250: Approvals by the Vermont Environmental Board of Act 250 applications

Under Construction,
Under Construction: Photos of recent construction projects in Vermont

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Planning for the Recovery


April 2009

Fletcher Allen Health Care, Melinda Estes
Medicine Woman: Melinda Estes, the president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, brought just what the doctor ordered

The BoatWorks, Brad Wright
Boat-Wright: Brad Wright's passion for fishing and a love of boats keep The BoatWorks business afloat

Whistling Man Schooner Co., Glen and Marie Findholt
Lake Effect: From the moment a neighbor recruited him for a racing crew, Glen Findholt has pursued his sailing passion with Whistling Man Schooner Co. on the 43-foot sloop, Friend Ship, with the help of his wife, Marie

PP & D Distribution, Bill Orleans
Paper Trail: Bill Orleans, the owner of PP and D Distribution, turned a volunteer job hanging posters into a thriving Burlington business

Creating Community, by Cal Workman,
Creating Community: Cal Workman demonstrates that Vermont is rich with "shovel-ready" benefits


March 2009

All American Fitness, Rick Poston
Action Figure: Rick Poston, owner of All American Fitness , gets a real kick out of work

ipCapital Group, John Cronin, Nancy Edwards Cronin, and Robert McDonald
Patent Medicine Man: John Cronin, the former top inventor at IBM helps other companies capitalize on their intellectual property at ipCapital Group

Eyes of the World, Gary Causer
The Sight Stuff: Gary Causer, a third-generation eye-care specialist has a niche with a switch at Eyes of the World

Green Mtn. Concert Services, Kevin Cheney
Tuned In: Kevin Cheney broke into song and dance and sports and traffic with a can-do attitude at Green Mtn. Concert Services

Marketing Essentials, by Veronica Williams, hmc2 Advertising
Marketing Essentials: Veronica Williams of hmc2 Advertising offers suggestions for smart marketing for uncertain times


February 2009

Vermont Butter & Cheese, Allison Hooper and Bob Reese
The Curd Dimension: With Vermont Butter and Cheese, Allison Hooper and Bob Reese helped open the door to Vermont's artisanal cheese industry

1824 House Inn, John Lumbra
Rise and Dine: John Lumbra and historic 1824 House Inn in Waitsfield property offers fine dining to the general public and guests of its eight-room inn

Awake Coffee, Troy Griffis
A Brewed Awakening: Troy Griffis' Awake Coffee, is full of beans

High Mowing Organic Seeds, Tom Stearns
Seed Money: Tom Stears business, High Mowing Organic Seeds, is growing

The Bearded Frog, Michel Mahe
Hoppin' Good Eats: It's three restaurants and counting for Michel Mahe, a second-generation professional chef

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Terminating Employees

Dining Out,
Dining Out: Twelve of our favorite area restaurants


January 2009

Inntopia, Trevor Crist
Tour de Force: Stowe is home to Inntopia, a powerful travel services company with an international reach founded in 1998 by Trevor Crist

Place Creative, Steve Crafts
The Sense of Place: Steve Crafts' entrepreneurial genes and an affinity for design were the elements behind Place Creative

DominionTech, Brian Curtis
Scratching a Niche: Brian Curtis sensed a need and acted, forming DominionTech, an IT support and service company in Colchester

The New Office Furniture Exchange, Reg Cross
Cross-trade: For Reg Cross, owner of The New Office Furniture Exchange, it's easy being green

Office Furniture Exchange, The New, Reg Cross
Cross-trade: For Reg Cross, owner of The New Office Furniture Exchange, it's easy being green

Online Tactics, by Elaine Young, Champlain College,
How blogging and micro-blogging will help your bottom line


December 2008

Champlain College, David Finney
Liberal Artist: From academics to checkbook balancing to international travel and study, graduates will know how to face their world with guidance from David Finney, the president of Champlain College

Purple Shutter Herbs, Laura Brown
Leaf-Cutter: Laura Brown came to Vermont in 1988 to manage a Church Street bookstore, but her love of herbs led her to open Purple Shutter Herbs. Thirteen years later, she has relocated to Winooski and business is thriving

Burlington Guitar & Amp and Vermont Folk Instruments, John Creech and Steve Gentile
Fine-Tuned: John Creech and Steve Gentile bought their two Burlington musical instrument shops from their former boss, Burlington Guitar and Amp and Vermont Folk Instruments

Green Mountain Camera, Robert Ste. Marie and John Ste. Marie
Focus Locus: This father-and-son team headed by Robert Ste. Marie, the owner of Green Mountain Camera in Waterbury Center, maintains the right image

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets,
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: Consider incorporating philanthropy into your business planning

Burlington Guitar & Amp and Vermont Folk Instruments, John Creech and Steve Gentile
Fine-Tuned: John Creech and Steve Gentile bought their two Burlington musical instrument shops from their former boss, Burlington Guitar and Amp and Vermont Folk Instruments


November 2008

NEHP, Adam Tarr
A Clean Act: Adam Tarr of NEHP is making high-tech processes easier and faster

Hammerhead Sleds, Steve Luhr
Gravity Fed: Steve Luhr's Hammerhead Sleds thrives on a slippery slope

Amoskeag Woodworking, Kevin Hastings
Joint Maneuvers: Now,' says Kevin Hastings of Amoskeag Woodworking , is the best time of his life

Essex Rescue, Craig Butkus
Lifesavers: Craig Butkus' Essex Rescue is an anomoly: a nonprofit 911 medical emergency and rescue operation serving five communities, but not part of any municipality

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Keeping Vermont workers the envy of the nation


October 2008

Pizzagalli Properties, Mike Tomkowicz and Bob Bouchard
Structure Power : Brick by brick, Pizzagalli Properties has helped draw the face of Chittenden County and beyond

TFM Construction, Tom Mackin
Building on Experience : At age 50, Tom Mackin said, Enough waiting,' and took the plunge

Mount Mansfield Animal Hospital, Stephen Barningham
Creature Comforts : Lucky are the animals that find themselves in the custody of Veterinarian Stephen Barningham

Esther Lotz Commercial Real Estate Broker, Esther Lotz
Driving and Driven : Esther Lotz's office is on wheels, but she helps her clients get fixed in place

Commercial Spaces 2008,
Commercial Spaces: Our annual roundup of commercial property for sale or lease

Red Tape, by Gary Franklin, Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer PC,
Lock them out or go to court?


September 2008

UVM School of Business Administration, Rocki-Lee Dewitt
Doc Rock: No moss on Rocki-Lee Dewitt, dean of University of Vermont School of Business Administration

Bilodeau, Wells & Co. PC, Joseph Bilodeau, David Santerre, Brett Walker, and Alison Abry
One for the Books: Technology supports Bilodeau, Wells and Co. PC, while old-fashioned attention to detail keeps it a good place to work

Rovers North, Mark and Andrea Letorney
The Fix Is In: A passion for Land Rovers and a bit of ingenuity took Mark Letorney out of college and into a business with world-wide appeal

Northern Benefits, Allen Nassif and Jon Guyette
Recovery Agents: At Northern Benefits, Burlington native and Ethan Allen's great-great-great-great-great grandson help New England employers have the insurance they need at competitive prices

Navigating the New Media, by Sara Blum, PostScript Inc.,
Web site optimization and analytics


August 2008

Suicide Six, Chuck Vanderstreet
Good Sport: For Chuck Vanderstreet at Suicide Six, it's all action

Bayside Quick Stop, Bob deLaricheliere
Uncommon Market: Fuel for the hungry person, the empty car, and thought at Bob deLaricheliere's Bayside Quick Stop

Cultural Crossroads, Carrie McDougall
Field Guide: Carrie McDougall of Cultural Crossroads introduces travelers to the world's local cultures, up close and personal

Toscano Caf/Bistro, Jon Fath and Lucie Bolduc-Fath
Fare Trade: Jon Fath and wife Lucie Bolduc-Fath make tastebuds sing at Toscano Caf/Bistro

Lang House, Kim Borsavage
Stay-at-Home Business: Former university fundraiser Kim Borsavage is doing development of a different kind at Lang House

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Call Yourself Up

Dining Out,
Dining Out: Short reviews of some of our favorite area restaurants


July 2008

RE/MAX North Professionals, Bill Desautels
Home Office: Bill Desautels of RE/MAX North Professionals has come a long way in the real estate business since he was 18 and working for his brother

Prime Renovation Group, Mike Gervais
Refreshing Work: Mike Gervais is in a fine fix at Prime Renovation Group

Affiliated Customs Brokers USA, James Walsh
Trade Secrets: Jim Walsh at Affiliated Customs Brokers USA has seen the best and the worst of doing business at the border

Real Estate Market 2008, Kathleen Sweeten, David Raphael, Tom Heney
Home Economics: Three real estate experts address the vagaries of the Real Estate Market

Development Permitting, by Stephen A Reynes and Jesse L. Moorman, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC,
The Lay of the Land


June 2008

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, Cindy Bauer, William Piper, Jeffrey Johnson, and Anne Cramer
Uncommon Law: These lawyers at Primmer Piper Eggleston and Cramer freed themselves to do what they were trained to do

Fli-Rite Aviation, Shirley Chevalier
Winging It: A classic plane, a camera, and a can-do spirit lift Shirley Chevalier, the owner of Fli-Rite Aviation in Colchester, above the fray

Burton Cleaning Services Inc., Greg Burton
Sweep Stakes: Ex-banker Greg Burton, of Burton Cleaning Services Inc. in Essex Junction, is cleaning up

Vermont EPSCoR, Judith Van Houten
Teching Charge: Innovation motivation drives Judith Van Houten, the Vermont state director of EPSCoR at the University of Vermont


May 2008

Peregrine Design/Build, Tim Frost
Flying High: At Peregrine Design/Build, Tim Frost's secret is to pay attention

Artful Chimney Service, David Kehoe
Curing the Flue: David Kehoe is artist, tugboat captain, chimney sweep, gardener, extreme skier and the owner of Artful Chimney Service

Mad River Garden Center, Ed and Trish Read
Green Business: For Ed and Trish Read, work is like a walk down the garden path for at Mad River Garden Center

Culture Craft Sandblast Inc., Charles Day
Rock Culture: Charles Day, the president of Culture Craft Sandblast appreciates that not many companies' words are literally carved in stone

Act 250 Roundup 2007,
Act 250 Roundup: Approvals by the Vermont Environmental Board of Act 250 applications

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Working off the Books


April 2008

The Moorings, Julie Weaver, Peter Hill, and Jane and Moe Germain
Buoy Scouts: The Moorings: a home away from home, on the water

Boat Headquarters, Kevin Lothian
A Swell Vocation: Boat Headquarters, the last new-boat dealer in Franklin County keeps his head dry

Island Excavating, Tim and Dolly Parizo, and Randy Gover
Rolling Stones: Island Excavating grew out of a bad back and a friendship

Preservation Trust, Paul Bruhn
Past Perfect: Preservation Vermont guides the conservation of one of the country's 11 most endangered places

Red Tape, by Gary Franklin, Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer PC,
Watching the clock and your wallet: who gets overtime

Captive Insurance, by Jeff Johnson, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC,
Might captive insurance be right for you?


March 2008

Wake Robin, Allie Stickney
Company Town: There's never a dull moment in Allie Stickney's workday at Wake Robin

Champlain Valley Urgent Care, Dr. Timothy Fitzgerald
Care Package: Champlain Valley Urgent Care is there when you need it, as is Osteopath Timothy Fitzgerald

Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, Cayce Ludwar
Song and Dance: Cayce Ludwar is uning up to the latest music and choreography at Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center

Living Well, Dr. Tiffany Renaud
Basic Kneads: A well-rounded life keeps Dr. Tiffany Renaud of Living Well on the ball


February 2008

Otter Creek Brewery, Morgan Wolaver
Home Brewed: Morgan Wolaver of Otter Creek Brewery led the way for organic beers in the United States

Blue Ledge Farm, Greg Bernhardt and Hannah Sessions
Whey Station: Greg Bernhardt and Hannah Sessions have mastered the art and soul of cheese-making at Blue Ledge Farm

The Dog School, Jamie Shaw
Paw and Order: At The Dog School, Jamie Shaw's life has gone to the dogs, and that's just how she likes it

The Kitchen Table, Steve and Lara Atkins
Savory Characters: Owning a restaurant is no piece of cake, but Steve and Lara Atkins of The Kitchen Table makes it work well

TreeWorks, Bill DeVos
Branching Out: To hear Bill deVos of TreeWorks talk about his work, one might think he's a minister, that's not far from the truth

Online Tactics, by Elaine Young, Champlain College,
Developing a a social media strategy

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Employee or contractor? You'd better know


January 2008

Smart Communications, Gerianne Smart
Smart Cookie: Gerianne Smart's first big triumph was selling herself

ClearBearing, Zach Chambers and Sam Hooker
Binary System: Computer stars Zach Chambers and Sam Hooker were meant to work in tandem

Franklin Telephone Co., Kim Gates
A Family Calling: Treating a community like family has been good for Franklin Telephone Co

Vermont Wine Merchants, Joerg Klauck and Mike Stolese
Kindred Spirits: Disparate backgrounds add spice to Vermont Wine Merchants Joerg Klauck and Mike Stolese

Local Matters, by Erik Filkorn, consultant,
What Buying Local Really Means To The Business Community


December 2007

University of Vermont, Dan Fogel
Well Schooled: Part of Dan Fogel's aspiration for UVM is to see that the university is recognized among the finest small research institutions in the nation

Flying Pig Bookstore, Elizabeth Bluemle and Josie Leavitt
Winged Vocation: For its founders, opening the Flying Pig Bookstore represented the granting of an unattainable dream

Scheer & Hickey, John Scheer and Bob Hickey
Tax Masters: There are good reasons why accountants Sheer and Hickey chose a narrow focus

Original General Store, Michal Kukola
Re-Storing Pittsfield: The Original General Store is once again a center of community in Pittsfield

Profit Strategies, by Josh Patrick, Stage 2 Planning Partners,
A yardstick for growth


November 2007

Cotswold Furniture, John Lomas
Artistic Timber: Yankee magazine's list of America's 100 best craftsmen inspired John Lomas to bring his furniture-making skills from England's Cotswolds to Vermont

Draker Laboratories, A.J. Rossman
Following the Sun: Draker Laboratories grew out of its founder's tinkering around with solar power

Imported Car Center, Arlo Cota
Riding High: Arlo Cota's run has been a roller coaster ride, and just as fun for him

Organized by Knight, Porter Knight
Pile Driver: Porter Knight creates order from chaos


October 2007

Country Business, John Stimets
The Rural Connection: By the time John Stimets of Country Business is ready to help a client, he has burrowed into every aspect of that client's life and work

Redstone, Doug Nedde and Larry Williams
Still Rolling: Redstone gathers no moss

VIS Construction Consultants, Brian Haas
Keeping an I on Construction: The I in VIS Construction Consultants stands for inspection, and that's what the company does, but in many forms

Rebecca G. Olson & Associates, Becky Olson
Writing Her Own Book: Becky Olson pursued the law the way she pursues life: with gusto!

Commercial Spaces 2007,
Commercial Spaces: Our annual roundup of commercial property for sale or lease

Olson & Associates, Rebecca G. , Becky Olson
Writing Her Own Book: Becky Olson pursued the law the way she pursues life: with gusto!

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Hiring the Legal


September 2007

A.M. Peisch & Co, Todd Burgess, David Wood, Aaron MacAskill and Glen Bolster
It All Adds Up: Vermont companies have counted on A.M. Peisch and Co. for 87 years

Granite Hills Credit Union, Susan Poczobut
Lending a Personal Touch: Granite Hills Credit Union in central Vermont has lots of heart

Fresh Tracks Capital, Cairn Cross, Lee Bouyea and Tim Davis
Adventuring Group: Good performing and potential rewards keep FreshTracks Capital center-stage

Affectionately Cats, Denise Kessler, DVM
Kitty Corner: No dogs allowed at Affectionately Cats, an all-feline veterinary hospital and boarding facility

Straight Talk, by Will Patten, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility,
Investing in Social Responsibility and Measuring the Return


August 2007

Sugarbush Resort, Summit Ventures and Win Smith
How Sweet It Is: In 2001, Win Smith's Summit Ventures partnership brought a Vermont institution back into local hands

Silver Palace, Ken Wong, Ed Lee, and Ting Ng
The Palace for Palates: The menu might be Asian, but the ingredients at Silver Palace are true Vermont

Laggis Brothers Farm, Chris, John and Johanna Laggis
Milk Money: Hard work, brain power and savvy risk-taking have made the Laggises as contented as their cows

Media 2.0,
Media 2.0: An introduction to a few of the new media for savvy business owners

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Alan Jordan
Making Beautiful Music: Alan Jordan helps the beat go on

Meet the Press,
Meet the Press: Tips on what you can do to have a better chance that your press releases will find a way into print


July 2007

McLure Moving & Storage, Jamie Dolan and Bill Brady
Making the Right Moves: Jamie Dolan and Bill Brady of McLure Moving and Storage traded Lear jets for 18-wheelers

Champlain College Conference & Event Center, Linda Wheeler
Conference CALL: Linda Wheeler of Champlain College keeps her eye on the prize: a well-executed event

Hinesburg Auto Sales, Paul MacCluskey
Irish Ayes: Paul MacCluskey's luck appears to emanate from his quick mind and his ability to say yes when the time is right

Meeting and Convenion Business,
Meets and Potatoes: Promoting our state to tourists and meeting planners helps keep Vermont's economy well fed


June 2007

Langrock Sperry & Wool, Peter Langrock
A Man of Many Colors: Peter Langrock's second rule of thumb at Langrock Sperry and Wool is: Never turn down a case that's fun

Propeller Media Works, David Gibson and Russ Scully
Pixel Jockeys: Propeller Media Works stays fresh by embracing the vagaries of life

Let's Pretend, Barb Bardin
Life in Technicolor: Barb Bardin of Let's Pretend turns fantasy into cash, with a lot of spectacle along the way

SB Signs, Steve Boutin
Encouraging Signs: Some of the most creative graphics around come from the folks at SB Signs

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
A Case for Telecommuting


May 2007

Vermont Energy, Mark Stephenson
In the Flow: Mark Stephenson of Vermont Energy is energized about energy

Cummings Electric, Glenn Cummings
Well Grounded: Following in his father's footsteps, Glenn Cummings continues to influence lives at Cummings Electric

Planet Hardwood, Peter and Diane Nazarenko
Floored by the Forest: Green is way more than a color for the Nazarenkos and Planet Hardwood

Capitol Earthmoving, Mike Pitonyak
Digging It: Mike Pitonyak has Capitol Earthmoving exactly where he wants it

Architect William Truex, Bill Truex
Act II: Architect William Truex retired March 21, but don't expect him to disappear for long

Act 250 Roundup 2006,
Act 250: During 2006, the Vermont Environmental Board approved 674 Act 250 applications for projects totaling $408 million


April 2007

Lake Champlain Shoreline Cruises, Mike Shea
A Willing Spirit: Mike Shea's boat floats: Lake Champlain Shoreline Cruises

Champlain Bridge Marina, Ray, Francine and Bryan Giroux
The Stream Team: Affordable waterfront property is what Ray and Francine Giroux and their son, Bryan, the owners of Champlain Bridge Marina say they provide

Bibens Ace, Rick Bibens
Aces Up: Rick Bibens has dealt himself four Aces, and he's pretty sure there are more in his deck

Upon This Rock, Mark Austin
Taken for Granite: Mark Austin's business, Upon This Rock, is on solid ground

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Where Have All the Workers Gone?


March 2007

Central Vermont Medical Center, Daria Mason
Good Medicine: Daria Mason has put the last 30 years to good use in the service of the people of central Vermont

American Red Cross, Rob Levine
Keeping Watch: Relief starts here at Red Cross

Associates in Physical Occupational Therapy, Sally Dye
Flex Appeal: Long before the current fitness craze, Sally Dye was motivating people

L. Randolph Amis, Esq. PC, Randy Amis
Plea Enterprise: Randy Amis knows what law school doesn't teach

Bank On It, by Gary Avery, Chittenden Bank,
Preventing Fraud in Your Business


February 2007

Stephen Huneck, Stephen Huneck
Puppy Love: A lot of luck, a ton of hard work, a fearless approach, a savvy intuition and an affinity for dogs these are the qualities that have helped Stephen Huneck carve his niche

Birds of Vermont Museum, Bob Spear
The Flight Stuff: Tucked into a Huntington hillside, the Birds of Vermont Museum is carver Bob Spear's gift to the world

Golden Eagle Resort, Carol and Neil Van Dyke
Inn KeepingWith Tradition: Two generations of innkeepers and a crew of longtime staff keep The Golden Eagle flying high

Shelburne Vineyard, Ken and Gail Albert
Grape Expectations: Ken Albert has planted his roots deep in Shelburne soil

Vermont Pub and Brewery, Greg Noonan and Steve Polewacyk
Tap Dancing: Greg Noonan wrote the book on microbrewing really

Savvy Relations, by Meg Smith, Meg Smith & Co.,
It's OK to say no and feel good about it


January 2007

Burlington Telecom, Tim Nulty
Casting a Wide NET: Burlington got lucky with Tim Nulty when it went looking for help with its plan to create a municipal telecommunications service

HMC2, Brian Harwood and Veronica Williams
E(nergy)=HMC2: Changing of the guard at a Stowe advertising agency, from Brian Harwood to Veronica Williams

Kids VT, Kimberly Kropf and Susan Holson
It's Their Baby: Kimberly Kropf and Susan Holson publish news to use for parents

Ladd Research Industries Inc., John, Rita and John David Arnott
A Hole Life: John Arnott's guiding principle is this: Victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is an orphan

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Recruiting Online


December 2006

House Mouse Designs, Ellen Jareckie and Barry Percy
EEKMICE: Dealing with mice has been anything but frightening for Ellen Jareckie and Barry Percy of House Mouse Designs

Church and Maple Glass Studio, Bud Shriner
A Glass Act: Peace lover, mentor, gardener, philosopher, bee-keeper, physician, Bud Shriner brings a lifetime to his art at Church and Maple Glass Studio

John's Shoe Shop North, Cindy Feloney
In the Family's Footprints: Cindy Feloney has come full circle with her family's shoe business, John's Shoe Shop North

Matt Hayes, Hayes Group Inc., Retail Marketing Refresher
Marketing Demystified: Retail Marketing Refresher by Matt Hayes, Hayes Group Inc

Omega Optical, Robert Johnson
Through a Glass Brightly: From inner space to outer space, Omega Optical's technologies make life better for all of us


November 2006

Cabot Hosiery Mills, Ric Cabot
In Stitches: The only remaining sock manufacturer in Vermont, Cabot Mills, is doing quite well

Jan Marinelli, Chittenden Bank, Bank On It
Bank On It: Jan Marinelli of Chittenden Bank writes about practical avenues your businesses can take to be more socially responsible

Paul Henninge industrial designer, Paul Henninge
Drawing on Experience: Beautiful, functional design is Paul Henninge's product

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, Gail and Mark Elvidge
Sweet Spot: Gail Elvidge survived a frightening moment by making chocolate. She and husband, Mark, run Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

Tom Moore, Builder, Tom Moore
The Secret's in the Details: Beauty and efficiency are the bywords for Tom Moore, builder and woodworker


October 2006

Rutland Regional Planning Commission, Mark Bulcher
Attested Development: Rutland has a genuine champion when it comes to economic development: Mark Bulcher of Rutland Regional Planning Commission

Grandview Farms, Billy Mauer
Mauer Power: When luck doesn't cooperate, Grandview Farms' Billy Mauer gets creative

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Ramifications of competitive raiding

PhotoGarden, Bill Forsyth
Photo-Synthesis: When Bill Forsyth of PhotoGarden takes on a hobby, it can become a permanent part of his picture

Attorney George Faris, George Faris
Practice Makes Perfect: George Faris entered law school to relax


September 2006

Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA), Chris Cole
Riding High: For Chris Cole, it's all about CCTA ridership

Jamieson Insurance, Jon Jamieson
All in the Family: Helping to maintain a solid community

Sue Wainer, Chittenden Bank, Bank On It
Bank On It: With more than 6,000 Vermont health savings accounts opened just at Chittenden in one year, there's definitely a lot of interest around the state in HSAs

Green Mountain Credit Union, Ginny Fleischman
Change for the Better: Ginny Fleischman of Green Mountain Credit Union learned long ago to follow her heart and her own good sense

Bob's Auto Service, Bob Amos
Keeping In Tune: Whether plying a tune or a tune-up, Bob Amos keeps his customers coming back to Bob's Auto Service


August 2006

Killington Mountain Resort, Allen Wilson
COVER STORY: At the Top of His Game: Allen Wilson first skied at Killington in the '70s, now he runs the place

East Hill Farm, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen, Kathie Moulton and Jeannette Hogan
Not Just Horsing Around: Three women with a love of horses have a reach far beyond themselves at East Hill Farm

Ethnic Markets,
Ethnic Markets: Immigrants to Vermont make sure they have choices for finding the foods of their home countries at these ethnic markets

Jeff's Restaurant, Jamie West and Marie Anne West
Sea Fare: A young St. Albans chef rallied his family to follow his calling at Jeff's Restaurant

Thatcher Brook Inn, Lisa and John Fischer
The Fischers of Thatcher Brook: This husband-and-wife team of innkeepers knew what they were getting into when they fell for buying Thatcher Brook, a Vermont country inn

Thinking Green, by Marge Keough, Chittenden Solid Waste District,
An Integrated Bottom Line


July 2006

American Rail Dispatching Center, Tom Murphy
On the Right Track: Tom Murphy is paid to keep an eye on trains across the country

Dealer.com, Mark Bonfigli, Ryan Dunn, Rick Gibbs, Jamie LaScolea
The Wheel Deal: Chances are good that anybody who's shopped a car dealer online has come in contact with Dealer.com

Meeting and convention business,
Sweet Meets: The meeting and convention business brings welcome cash to the state. Also, a meeting planner

VEMAS, Jon and Lucia Leber
Completing the Circuit: VEMAS' customers are companies large enough to outsource component manufacture, but not yet large enough to send their business overseas

Champlain College, Melissa Hersh
Workforce Development: Maximizing your return on investment by Melissa Hersh of Champlain College


June 2006

Unsworth Barra & Jarrett, Stephen A. Unsworth, Glenn A. Jarrett and David A. Barra
The A's Have It: These three lawyers at Unsworth Barra and Jarrett stick together because they like each other and love what they're doing

Audiobooks Online, Larry and Sally Bohen
When Larry Met Sally: Larry and Sally Bohen of Audiobooks Online caught the wave of an emerging market

Green Mountain Messenger, Matt Kozlowski
Speedy Delivery: Same-day courier service is the niche carved out by this can-do company, Green Mountain Messenger

PKC (Problem-Knowledge Coupler), Larry Weed
The Symptom Sleuths: Larry Weed created a remote diagnostic program so good, the military licenses everything his company produces

Words to the Wise , by Andrew Mikell
Words to the Wise by Andrew Mikell:


May 2006

E.F. Wall & Associates, Bob Lord
Bob The Builder: Since 1969, when Bob Lord 's father co-founded E.F. Wall and Associates, the company has encouraged family participation

Act 250 Roundup 2005,
Act 250 Roundup:

Hegeman Electric Inc. , Mark Burnham
The Way to a Bright Future: Mark Burnham of Hegeman Electric Inc. knows that for a plan to come together, one first must have a plan

Penro Custom Compounding, Neal Peas
All Mixed Up: Capsules, flavors, lollipops, liquids, suspensions, lozenges, sprays, injectables Penro Custom Compounding makes sure the medicine goes down

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Recruiting

Northern New England Tradeswomen, Tiffany Bluemle
Rosie's Descendants: Rosie the Riveter is the inspiration for the many programs of Northern New England Tradeswomen, whose aim is to train, encourage and support women in nontraditional careers


April 2006

Northland Boats , Paul and Anne Clark
Ship Mates: With roots deep in the Champlain Islands, Paul and Anne Clark of Northland Boats stay connected to their community

Where the Living Is Easy, Busy people are turning to home
Where the Livin' Is Easy: Busy people are turning to home for solace

M. Kraus & Co., Missy Kraus
Dial M for Money Management.: The letter M is important to Missy Kraus for many reasons

Vermont's Other Playground, Lake Champlain
Vermont's Other Playground: A large measure of Vermont's quality of life proceeds from the fortunate contiguity of its mountains, valleys and Lake Champlain

Marketing Demystified, Matt Hayes
Marketing Demystified by Matt Hayes:


March 2006

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Bill Milnes
Singing the Blues: Bill Milnes found his niche at the St. Louis Blues

Armistead Inc. Assisted Living Services, Rachel Lee Cummings
Care Driven: Rachel Lee Cummings believes that care is a two-way street

Athletic Club of Vermont, Kelly Short
Short Work: Kelly Short, owner of the Athletic Club of Vermont, wants to help people see fitness as a lifestyle instead of a New Year's resolution

Succession Planning, by William A. Mason and Margaret L. Montgomery of Gravel and Shea
Future Perfect: William A. Mason and Margaret L. Montgomery on Family-owned and family-managed businesses

The Islander, George Fowler
Island Type: If it's news in the Islands, George Fowler knows it


February 2006

Vermont Frame Game, Joel and Beth Bradley
They Were Framed: Somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 Frame Game frames are hanging on Vermonters' walls, and the count is rising

Roland's Place, Roland Gaujac
Keen Cuisine: A preponderance of fresh and locally found products inspire this French chef's culinary creations at Roland's Place

The Store, Jacqueline Rose
Waitsfield's Merchandise Mart: Elements of designer boutique, country store and antiques shop combine to make The Store in Waitsfield a one-of-a-kind place to shop

The Inn at Montpelier, Rick and Rita Rizza
Inn-Spiration: Rick Rizza's corporate experience and engineering aptitude combined with his wife's background in decorating have made The Inn at Montpelier a draw to those seeking an elegant place to relax

Local Motion, Chapin Spencer
Man on the Move: Chapin Spencer uses the same method to meet his neighbors that he uses for his daily commute to work at Local Motion


January 2006

Clear Channel Communications, Karen Marshall
Radio Flyer: Karen Marshall of Clear Channel Communications has more than proved the moniker of Up-and-Comer given her by this magazine 17 years ago

Community College of Vermont, Tim Donovan
A Course Line: Like a choreographer, Tim Donovan has guided the evolution of the Community College of Vermont through a rapidly changing environment

Creative Sound, Roger Phelps and Cris Folley
Finding Their Groove: Roger Phelps and Cris Folley of Creative Sound make perfect music for their business and clients

Panurgy Vermont, Diane Kerbaugh
The IT Girl:Twenty years ago, Diane Kerbaugh was the receptionist, now she owns the company, Panurgy Vermont

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
When You Have to Fire an Employee


December 2005

Anichini, Susan Dollenmaier
Woven with Passion: Anichini. Susan Dollenmaier 's love of her grandmother's textiles was the fabric of an international enterprise

Jim Billado Roofing, Jim Billado
Working on Top of the World: Jim Billado Roofing . Views of an enthusiastic roofer

As The Crow Flies, Michele Bessett and Bob Iwaskiewicz
Birds of a Feather: As The Crow Flies. Far from eating crow, Michele Bessett and Bob Iwaskiewicz fly with it

Futura Design, Steve Alexander and Phyllis Bartling
By the Letter: Futura Design. Steve Alexander and Phyllis Bartling discover the fine art of a business partnership

Education Roundup, Colleges in Vermont
Education Roundup: Vermont's institutions of higher learning draw students from all over the world

Sales Smarts, by John Von Bargen, Von Bargen's Jewelry LLC,
A Holiday Policy That Lasts All Year

Marketing Demystified, by Matt Hayes, Hayes Group Inc.,
In The Beginning


November 2005

Centrodyne Corp., Byron Corcoran
Meter Leader: Byron Corcoran's product can tell what kind of ride he's had

Black River Produce, Mark Curran and Stephen Birge
An Overnight Success: Twenty-seven years ago, the self-confessed ski bums opened a farm stand selling natural foods in Ludlow

New England Federal Credit Union, David Bard
Bridge Builder: David Bard makes sure his institution maintains links to the community

Winooski Insurance Agency Inc., Joe Burkhard
He's Got You Covered: Joe Burkhard found insurance and then insurance found him

Tending to the Future, by S. Tracy Braun, president of NPS,
Coming Attraction in 2006: Roth 401(k)


October 2005

William Maclay Architects & Planners, Bill Maclay
COVER: Zealous by Design. A passionate architect keeps his focus on a better planet. In both personal and business life, Bill Maclay of William Maclay Architects and Planners in Waitsfield follows the principles of sustainability and environmental consciousness

Bluehouse Group, Greg Brand
Web Spinners: These guys play in the traffic at the intersection of creativity and technology. Greg Brand is the owner of Bluehouse Group , a Richmond Web-site design and custom software development firm

The Changing Marketplace, Frank Cioffi
The Changing Marketplace: by Frank Cioffi, president, GBIC

Central Vermont Economic Development Corp., Dick Angney
Nurture's His Nature: Fostering entrepreneurs is business as usual for Dick Angney. As executive vice president of the Central Vermont Economic Development Corp. in Montpelier, Angney uses his experience in commercial lending to help create jobs

Health Resolutions, Molly Fleming, N.D., LAc., and Donna powell, N.D., LAc.
A Pair o' Docs: Molly Fleming, N.D., LAc., a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, shares offices with Donna Powell, N.D., LAc., at Health Resolutions Main Street in Burlington. Fleming was active in the effort a few years ago that led to the licensing of naturopathic physicians by the state

Commercial Real Estate Offerings,
Commercial Real Estate Offerings : Our annual listing of commercial property for sale and/or lease


September 2005

Hubbardton Forge, George Chandler, Reed Hampton and Don Merkle
Men of Iron: An accidental artist and a tinkerer joined forces to create a product that combines the best of handcrafting and manufacturing at Hubbardton Forge , with George Chandler, Reed Hampton and Don Merkle

Writer Chris Bohjalian, Chris Bohjalian
The Write Stuff: Novelist Chris Bohjalian turns the events of ordinary life into extraordinary literature. His work has been translated into 18 languages, and has been published in 21 countries

Ehler's RV, Peter Beauregard
A Home on the Road: Peter Beauregard, the owner of Ehler's RV in Essex, is riding the wave of increasing interest in recreational vehicles fueled by aging baby boomers

Hettena Wright & Horton CPAs, Judith Hettena Wright, Chris Horton and Ken Nussbaum
Attitude Is Everything: Humor is serious business at Hettena Wright and Horton, CPAs, PC , in Williston. Judith Hettena Wright, Chris Horton and Ken Nussbaum

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Hire With Passion

The Shipping News, by Lindsey Lefebvre, A.N. Deringer,
From Shanghai to Shelburne, Qingdou to Quechee


August 2005

Vermont Fresh Network, Meghan Sheradin
A Home-Grown Niche: The Vermont Fresh Network has created an outlet for specialty farmers, food producers and restaurateurs to support each other as they feed the community

Catamount Family Center, Jim and Lucy McCullough
A Land for All Seasons: A Williston institution, Catamount Family Center has moved beyond cross-country skiing to encompass the four seasons and a new generation

Benware Enterprises, Denny's Restaurants, Jim Benware
A Grand Slam Hit: According to Jim Benware , the fast-food/family-style restaurant is the wave of the future

Rock Art Brewery, Matthew Nadeau
Brewing Up a Storm : Good planning has helped Matt Nadeau create the little brewery that could

Accommodating Places,
Accommodating Places: A menu of outdoor activities off the beaten path


July 2005

Law Specialists, Allen Webster, Lisman, Webster, Kirkpatrick and Leckerling, Gail Haefner, Paul Frank + Collins, Paul Ode Jr., Downs Rachlin Martin
COVER STORY/Breaking (Up) the Law: Three specialists give us a peek into their practices. Allen Webster of Lisman, Webster, Kirkpatrick and Leckerling, Gail Haefner of Paul Frank + Collins and Paul Ode Jr., Downs Rachlin Martin

Geer Sound & Communications, Dave Geer
Wired for Sound: Dave Geer has carried his sound business far beyond concert setup

National Center for the Study of Counterterrosrism and Cybercrime, Phil Susmann
The IT Man: Norwich University is the hub of a far-reaching effort to, among other things, find ways to fight terrorism and cyber-crime

Education Matters, Education Matters: Our Greatest Natural Resource, by Lisa Ventriss, Vermont Business Roundtable
Education Matters: Our Greatest Natural Resource


June 2005

Business Interiors, Jim Baker
COVER STORY/Beyond the Vinyl Frontier: Jim Baker of

Comprehensive Claims Services, Paul Meacham III
The Value of PI: Paul Meacham turned his gift of gab and interest in law enforcement into a full-time career

Northland Janitorial, Art and Sheila Seoane
A Brooming Business: Wanting to leave the corporate retail world, Art and

Renaissance Information Systems Inc., Carl Lorentson
He's With the Program: A cross-country bike trek opened the door for Carl Lorentson to make a major shift in his life

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, Westaff,
Employee turnover


May 2005

Benoure Plumbing & Heating, Robin Benoure
Plumb Local: A master plumber and his extended family take care of business

New Market Press, Ed Coats
A Good Sport: Ed Coats applies the lessons he learned as a star athlete to the challenges of growing a publishing enterprise

Spates Construction Co., Grant, Dana and Lee Spates
Builder at the Grant: Spates opted out of college to join his father's construction business so he could buy a sugarbush and make syrup, now he runs both businesses

Vermont Housing Finance Agency, VHFA, Sarah Carpenter
Sarah Carpenter's offices as executive director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency , is a short walk from the house where she was raised

The Zoning Game, by Barbara G. Ripley, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC,
Enforcement: the other side of permitting

Act 250 Roundup 2004,
Act 250: A list of approved Act 250 applications throughout Vermont with costs higher than $250,000


April 2005

Ladds Landing / Tudhope Marine, Kim and Richard Surprenant
COVER STORY/The Wind at Their Backs: Collaboration has made smooth sailing for Rick and Kim Surprenant's business, Ladd's Landing

Lake Champlain Committee, Lori Fisher, Lori Fisher
The Basin Beat: In the 20 years since Business People was launched, a lot has been learned about our beautiful lake

Fox Marine, Dennis and Nancy Fox
Power Brokers: A pair of savvy Foxes have found their calling at Fox Marine

Hanson Mortgage, Bob Hanson
The Loan Arranger: A background in banking and finance, a nose for opportunity and a sense of loyalty have served Bob Hanson well at Hanson Mortgage

Shelburne Athletic Club, Rayne Herzog
Sweat Rewards: It's full steam ahead for Rayne Herzog, owner/general manager of Shelburne Athletic Club


March 2005

Porter Medical Center, James Daily
Daily Rounds at Porter Medical Center: James Daily learned early that 'Mother knows best.'

Champlain Valley Area Helath Education Center, Rob Trachtenberg
Sowing Resources: Rob Trachtenberg tends the garden of rural health care: Champlain Valley Area Health Education

MVP Health Care, Jim Hester
Better Than Rocket Science: MVP Health Care's Jim Hester applies engineering skills to social systems

Restaurant Perspective, Restaurateurs Burr Vail, Jack Hurley, Gene Cenci, Danielle Ducrot, Zeke Church, Tony DiRuocco, Greg Premo, Emily Church and Andre Ducrot
No Reservations Here: A retrospective on restaurateurs we featured 20 years ago, plus a look at where chefs go to dine out

Eye on Banking, by Jim Keyes, Citizens Bank,
Adjusting to a changing landscape


February 2005

Magic Hat Brewery, Alan Newman
Brew Ha Ha: A man of many interests turned his attention to beer, with amazing results

Circus Smirkus, Rob Mermin
Rob Mermin left home to join the circus, then he created one: Circus Smirkus

North Hero House, Walt Blasberg
Northern Star: The North Hero House is a jewel in the crown of the Lake Champlain Islands

Junior's Italian, Frankie Salese Jr.
Raising Dough: With a family history steeped in pots of luscious sauce, Frankie Salese Jr. carries on an Italian tradition

Umiak Outfitters, Steve Brownlee
Paddle Peddler:

Travel Bug, by Ted Child,
Travel Bug: 20 years of change in the travel industry by Ted Child of Child Travel

Dining Out,
Dining Guide : Our favorite area restaurants


January 2005

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, Eleanor Haskin
Following Her Calling: Eleanor Haskin's family has owned this Waitsfield telephone company for 98 of its 100 years

Photographer Jeff Clarke, Jeff Clarke
Jeff Clarke : How the guy behind the camera sees the world

Truex Cullins & Partners, Tom Cullins
Tom Cullins is leaving some big shoes to fill and some big footprints in the landscape with his name on them

Vermont Print and Mail, Garin Frost
Stop the presses is not something Garin Frost considers doing at Vermont Print and Mail

Internships, by Business's Educational Role, by Tim Donovan, Community College of Vermont,
How to gain the most benefit for your company and your intern

Red Tape, by Gary Franklin, Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer PC,
A Primer on Permit Reform


December 2004

Danforth Pewter, Fred and Judi Danforth
A New Spin on Tradition: The Danforths have expanded on the work of their Colonial artisan ancestors

Association of Vermont Independent Colleges, Wendy Koenig
An Independent Thinker: With a law degree and a background in lobbying, this college president's daughter feels right at home leading the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

Formula Ford, Mark Saba
A Winning Formula: What began as a way to gain management experience before entering medical school became a life's calling for Mark Saba

Jamie Two-Coats' Toy Store, Lin Stone
Play's the Thing: Lin Stone 's 9-year-old toy shop sells more than product

Marketplace, by Nancy Wood, Burlington Business Association,
From Cash and Carry to Charge and Click 20 Years of Retail


November 2004

Zutano, Uli and Michael Belenky
Sew Cute: A strong design vision keeps the Belenkys in stitches

Harrington's of Vermont, R.B. Klinkenberg
20-YEAR REPRISE: Smokin' R.B. Klinkenberg heeded his father's call to take a cut in pay and return to Vermont

Associates in Accounting, Michael LeBoeuf
A Man for Two Seasons: Michael LeBoeuf's life swings between extremes

Questech, Roger Questel
Carving a Niche: Artist Roger Questel 's creative solution to a casting dilemma gave birth to a booming enterprise


October 2004

Alpine Shop reprise, Peg and Scott Rieley
Board Silly: The Alpine Shop keeps on sticking

BCK Real Estate, John and Marcia Biondolillo
Trading City Suits for Rural Roots: John and Marcia Biondolillo decided central Vermont was the perfect place to go into commercial real estate

Commercial Space Roundup,
Commercial Real Estate Offerings : Our annual listing of commercial property for sale and/or lease

Meeting-Planners' Guide,
Meeting-Planners' Guide: Vermont Convention Bureau

David G. White & Associates, David G. White
White on White: David White tells a spirited story, from his tale of choosing a college to the angst of moving into the private sector

It's Been Quite a Ride, by Brad Worthen, REM Development,
20 years of commercial and industrial development.


September 2004

New England Financial Vermont, Bryan Cressy, Sarah Nelson, Linsa Walker, and Dan Webster
A Different Drummer: The managing partner of New England Financial Vermont marches to his own beat

Northfield Savings Bank, Thomas Pelletier
Branching Out: A small, 136-year-old bank from a little Vermont town is well on the way to its goal to build five branches in Chittenden County within a 30-month period

Spherion, Kenneth J. Ballard and Ray LaBerge
Hire Power: How the passage of 20 years has affected the staffing business

Small Change, Evolution of banking over the last 20 years
Small Change: The evolution of banking over the last 20 years by Jack Tenney

Lane Press, 100th Anniversary
Lane Press turns 100: To celebrate its 100th birthday, Lane Press chose to present a gift to the community

Silver by Tish, Tish Chamberlain
Silver Belles: South Hero is the unlikely (or not) home of a thriving little jewelry business


August 2004

Stowe Mountain Resort, Hank Lunde
Going Downhill Pays Off: Hank Lunde has led Stowe's premiere mountain company back to prominence and profit

Above Reality, Jeff Snyder
Up, Up and Away in his beautiful balloon: It's hard to say which, if either, of Jeff Snyder's jobs is moonlighting. Certainly his first love is his Underhill hot-air balloon company, Above Reality.

Champlain Valley Exposition , David Grimm
Love A Fair: A farm background and an eager enthusiasm helped David Grimm turn the Champlain Valley Exposition into one of the best-used fairgrounds in the United States

Dick Mazza's Store, Sen. Dick Mazza
Grocer On Call: Dick Mazza and the store he helped his father build 50 years ago continue to evolve with the times

The Storm Cafe , John and Karen Goettelmann
Dine-amite Duo: An enthusiasm for food and a creative approach have allowed the Storm Cafe to prosper

Vermont Tourism, Paul Kaza of Paul Kaza Associates talks about tourism
Vermont Tourism: 20 years of change Fortunately, the more things change, the more some things stay the same


July 2004

Lake Champlain Transportation Co., Trey Pecor
Uncommon Carrier: Trey Pecor had big shoes to fill, and it looks like a perfect fit

Moonlighters, Gordon White
Gordon White: Black Belt by Night: From 9 to 5, Gordon White is immersed in the high-tech world of computer networks, high-speed communications, connectivity and security services

Learning for Earning , ReCycle North, Champlain College, University of Vermont's Business Center, Woodbury College, Norwich University, St. Michael's College, VSAC
Learning for Earning: Vermont educators offer varied programs for employers and their workers

Vermont's Partner in Education , IBM
Vermont's Partner in Education: IBM walks the talk


June 2004

20th Anniversary Issue, Celebrating 20 years
Who's Been Minding Our Business: The people who make the magazine possible

Fast Forward , 20 years of changes in the Vermont marketplace: Tim Williams, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Pat Robins, Michael Kehoe and more.
Fast Forward: Twenty years have brought dramatic changes to the workplace

Moving Forward, Looking Back , Highlights of 20 years of the magazine
Moving Forward, Looking Back: Time flies when you have 240 issues to recap

Seven Times 20 , Highlights of North Country Tile, A&B Beverage, AC Performance Center, Advance Music, PrimeTime, Mountain Air Systems, Closet Crafters
Seven Times 20: How seven companies have fared for 20 years

Sustainable Woman , Madeline Kunin
Sustainable Woman: One would expect Madeleine Kunin to seek respite after so many years of public service

The Market Basket, by Eric Hanson, Hanson Investment Management,
Then and now: prices and the economy

Class of 1984, Tim Williams, Karen Behney, June Heston, Joan Nelson, Dina LaTourneau and more
Fast Forward: Twenty years have brought dramatic changes to the workplace


May 2004

Architect David Sellers, David Sellers
Prickly Mountain Boy: With an eye to the future and an affinity for the past, David Sellers imbues his work with exquisite grace and presence

The McKernon Group, Jack McKernon
Jack Be Nimble: Jack McKernon knows that thriving in business in Vermont requires a willingness to embrace versatility

Brown & Jenkins Trading Co. and Witness Tree Landscaping, Jay Michaud and Glenn Gale
Out of their South Burlington headquarters, brothers-in-law Jay Michaud and Glenn Gale run two companies that cover the seasons for them: Brown and Jenkins Trading Co. , an organic coffee business, and

Precision Balancing, Tim Carrier and Pete Mitchell
Survival Training: Two wary and weary partners tell how they came through a crisis, and their attorney, William Congleton , adds to the tale

Attorney William Congleton, William Congleton
A Lawyer's Tale: Attorney William Congleton toasted Carrier and Mitchell, calling them "two of the best clients I ever had."

Act 250 Roundup 2003,
Act 250: A list of approved Act 250 applications throughout Vermont with costs higher than $250,000


April 2004

St. Johnsbury Paper Company, Bill Tremblay
Paper Tiger: Bill Tremblay knocks on opportunity's door

Cobb's Corner, Rebecca Samanci
Rebecca's Kitchen: A world traveler came home to the farm and put her skills to work

Earl's Cyclery and Fitness, Roger Frey
Yankee Pedaler: Roger Frey is dedicated to keeping the world friendly to cyclists

Vermont Custom Woodworking, Rick Schneider
Stairways to Heaven: It could be said that Rick Schneider starts in heaven his love of woodworking to build his stately staircases


March 2004

Visiting Nurse Association, Church Hindes
The Care Connector: Church Hindes steers the business and the heartfelt mission of Chittenden County's fourth-largest employer

SB Electronics, Inc, Ed Sawyer
Capacitor Ambassadors: This Vermont manufacturer is going places, but not offshore

Hall Communications, Dan Dubonnet
A irman: Dubonnet left the corn behind when he entered the broadcast booth

JSmart Technologies, Inc., Justin Siegel
Market-savvy best friends identified games for handheld, mobile, wireless devices such as cell phones, PDAs and pocket PCs as the next big thing. The result is JSmart Technologies.


February 2004

Miguel's Stowe Away, Michael and Adrienne Henzel
Some like it Hot!: Salsa makes beautiful music for this couple

Old Brick Store, Carolyn and Rolf Sennhenn
Old-Time Store: ... With a 21st-century heart

Raven Tech, Chas Salmon
Seasoned Salmon: This Salmon's a fisherman, and oh, so much more

Mrs. B's B & B, Steve and Frances Boucher
Crafty Inn-spiration: Steve and Frances Boucher make a home away from home for travelers

ECHO at the Leahy Center , Phelan Fretz
The Water Works: Phelan Fretz heeded the Siren's call to come to Lake Champlain


January 2004

Saint Michael's College, Marc vanderHeyden
Small Is Beautiful: Marc vanderHeyden knows the importance to St. Michael's College of a world-practical curriculum steeped in a liberal arts education

Permit Reform, Vermont Business Roundtable, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce/Greater Burlington Industrial Corp.
Vermont Business Roundtable, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce/GBIC: The state's top business advocates tackle the issues

Full Stride, Aimee Vieira and Dan McFall
Their Holiday on Ice: Aimee Vieira and Dan McFall launched their South Burlington business, Full Stride, to turn their skills and enthusiasm for ice skating and hockey into a full-time endeavor

Pioneer Environmental Associates LLC, Jeffrey Nelson
Mother Nature's Helper: Jeff Nelson often spends his days 'looking at bugs from the bottom of streams'

Moonlighters, Larry Brett, Larry Brett's Jukebox
Hats Off to Larry: With apologies to Del Shannon

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