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Lindsays to close Chester Laundromat; Artisanal online shop expands with PR arm;Email marketing workshop to be held in Chester; Register now for free business succession workshop

Lindsays to close Chester Laundromat;
Artisanal online shop expands with PR arm;
Email marketing workshop to be held in Chester;
Register now for free business succession workshop

After 20 years, Lindsays to close Chester Laundromat After more than 20 years in operation, the Chester Laundromat will be closing its doors on Monday, March 27, owners Bill and Nancy Lindsay told The Chester Telegraph on Saturday. While the long-time Chester residents, now in their 70s, will retire from business, they will continue to […]

Vermont wood crafters sought for September show

Vermont wood crafters sought for September show

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival, to be  held on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 23-24, 2017 in Woodstock, Vt., at the Billings Farm & Museum, is seeking Vermont craftspeople interested in showing their and even demonstrating their crafts. Join the celebration of Vermont’s working landscape with your unique products that represent the best of Vermont. […]

Retirement alchemy: Turn after-tax contributions into Roth savings

Retirement alchemy: Turn after-tax contributions into Roth savings

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC In medieval times, alchemists sought methods for transforming ordinary metals into gold. Today, just about every adult searches for a means of transforming savings into a retirement’s worth of income. Recently, they received help from an unexpected source – the Internal Revenue Service. In 2014, our nation’s tax […]

Dr. Lord accepting patients at new Chester office; Merchants Bank raises $19,000 for Special Olympics

Dr. Lord accepting patients at new Chester office;
Merchants Bank raises $19,000 for Special Olympics

Dr. David Lord, clinical psychologist, has resumed his office practice at the Henry Office Building, 116 Main St., Chester. Recently retired as staff psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction,  Lord’s experience includes working with men and women struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, aging and PTSD, as well as problems […]

Weekend cannoli shop opens in Chester

Weekend cannoli shop opens in Chester

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Catherine Marino of Andover has opened the Vermont Cannoli shop in downtown Chester, serving up traditional Sicilian cannoli filled with homemade ricotta. The shop is located at 145 S. Main St., behind Chester Flowers and Village Children’s Shop. It is open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 11 […]

Wellness center celebrates 15 years; business startup workshop set for March 3; child-care facilities grants offered; and AmeriCorps workers available

Wellness center celebrates 15 years; business startup workshop set for March 3; child-care facilities grants offered; and AmeriCorps workers available

Wholistic Wellness Center celebrates 15 years The Wholistic Wellness Center is celebrating 15 years in Springfield. Back in 2002, a group of like-minded health-care practitioners got together to discuss working under the same roof. Although a few of the names and faces have changed, the underlying premise of providing quality, affordable, complementary health-care has continued. […]

Phoenix Books, owner of Chester shop, buys Woodstock store

Phoenix Books, owner of Chester shop, buys Woodstock store

The owners of Phoenix Books, a Vermont-owned bookstore with locations in Essex, Burlington, Rutland and Chester, have purchased Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop, the oldest continuously operated independent bookstore in Vermont. Phoenix’s Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner met with Susan Morgan – who bought the shop in 2001 – for the closing on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Yankee […]

Online business workshop in Chester; Ludlow Dental gets grants for dental laser

Online business workshop in Chester; Ludlow Dental gets grants for dental laser

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Small Business Development Center and Springfield Regional Development Corp. are sponsoring a workshop to help area small businesses get the most out of their internet presence. Titled Online Business Done Right the First Time, the session will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March […]

It's tax time, but don't pay more than you have to

It’s tax time, but don’t pay more than you have to

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC Who among us wants to pay the IRS more taxes than we have to? While few may raise their hands, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take tax deductions for which they are eligible. Here’s a quick look at the six most overlooked opportunities to manage your […]

Nominees sought for Business of the Year award

Nominees sought for Business of the Year award

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine are accepting nominations until March 4 for the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award that honors an outstanding Vermont business. The deadline for nominating a business is March 4, 2017. Nominees and applicants are encouraged to complete the 2016 Deane C. Davis Award […]

Town planning as entertainment? Chester residents invited to video talk on small town revitalization

Town planning as entertainment? Chester residents invited to video talk on small town revitalization

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester residents and business owners are invited to a screening of an engaging and often humorous video talk by Orton Foundation trustee Ed McMahon Jr. titled Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness, about the transformation of small towns in America that embrace their own special qualities. Kelly Arrison, a member […]

Telegraph offers free listings in its business directory; Future Business Leaders seeks judges

Telegraph offers free listings in its business directory; Future Business Leaders seeks judges

The Chester Telegraph is offering area businesses a free listing in its Regional Business Directory,  which currently lists more than 100 businesses and organizations and is used thousands of times every year. Each business listing includes the name of the business and telephone number, a description of the business, photos, links to the company website […]

Vt. Wood Manufacturers set annual meeting for Jan. 27;  state hosts info day for current, startup brewers;  Grants offered for small business gardens;Telegraph donates to Chester Rotary

Vt. Wood Manufacturers set annual meeting for Jan. 27;
state hosts info day for current, startup brewers;
Grants offered for small business gardens;
Telegraph donates to Chester Rotary

The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association is holding its Annual Meeting at Andrew Pearce Bowls and the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The meeting will start with a tour of Andrew Pearce Bowls led by Andrew, on Route 4 in Hartland.  Using locally […]

Pull retirement funds from a number of solid sources

Pull retirement funds from a number of solid sources

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC Here’s a million-dollar question: How will you transform your savings into income that will last throughout your retirement? According to the Social Security Administration, at age 65, a woman can expect to live for 21.6 more years and a man for 19.3 more years. However, 25 percent of […]

Magic Mountain named 'Best in Snow' by Liftopia

Magic Mountain named ‘Best in Snow’ by Liftopia

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Liftopia, a ski and snowboard ticketing portal, has named Magic Mountain in Londonderry No. 1 among its Top 10 Best in Snow winners for 2016-17, according to a press release issued last week. Liftopia takes reviews from thousands of skiers who use its services to see which resorts are best […]

GMP warns of bill pay phone scamming directed at eateries

GMP warns of bill pay phone scamming directed at eateries

Green Mountain Power and Burlington Electric Department are warning customers about an ongoing bill payment phone scam. In a new wave of calls today, Burlington Electric and Green Mountain Power customers have been receiving calls threatening disconnection if payment is not made immediately. These calls have been targeting primarily restaurants, but other customers have received similar […]

Merchants Bank, employees donate $60,000 to United Way

Merchants Bank, employees donate $60,000 to United Way

For decades Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank employees have been pledging to the United Way throughout Vermont. This year, Merchants Bank continued its tradition of running a successful campaign, with individual employee pledges of over $24,000 and a corporate pledge of $35,000. Merchants Bank employee pledges combined with the Merchants Bank donation, contributed to over $59,000 […]

Chester planners send bylaw revisions for approval over some objections

Chester planners send bylaw revisions for approval over some objections

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly two years of work, the Chester Planning Commission voted – at the end of  Tuesday night’s public hearing – to send its revisions of the Unified Development Bylaws to the Chester Select Board for review. A number of residents and business owners spoke in favor […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Stone Hearth donates to Chester Rec Dept. Sheldon Ghetler and Francy Anderson, owners of Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern in Chester, donated $1,000 on Friday night to the Chester Recreation Department. Walker Farm theater construction under way Despite the chill and snow, construction work has begun on the new theater at Walker Farm in Weston, […]

No-interest loans offered to start-up, early stage farm, food businesses

No-interest loans offered to start-up, early stage farm, food businesses

The Vermont Community Loan Fund has announced the launch of SPROUT, a low-interest, deferred payment loan program for working lands entrepreneurs. The new financing program was created to meet the capital needs of Vermont farms, food producers and processors, foresters, forest products businesses and others in the start-up and early stages of operations. Earlier this […]