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SAPA TV to hold annual meeting, community forum;  Grace Cottage Hospital honored

SAPA TV to hold annual meeting, community forum;
Grace Cottage Hospital honored

SAPA TV will hold its 2017 Annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the SAPA TV studios, located in the Springfield High School. There will be food and a SAPA TV studio open house starting at 6 p.m. The SAPA TV annual meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the community goal-setting forum. […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Milk House design showroom opens in Chester Home decor company Atelier Annex  is opening a showroom on Popple Dungeon Road, steps away from the studios of artists and Annex owners Katherine Henry and Harry Hudson. The new showroom, The Milk House at Atelier Annex, is in the former milking room of their beautiful old dairy […]

GMP warns of bill payment phone scam

GMP warns of bill payment phone scam

Green Mountain Power is warning customers about a bill payment phone scam that threatens customers with disconnection within 15 minutes if they do not pay immediately. In a new wave of calls, customers received calls claiming to be from GMP and giving the customer a fake toll-free number to call, which is answered by a […]

Ludlow Rotary offers business memberships; Moody's upgrades VSAC bond ratings

Ludlow Rotary offers business memberships;
Moody’s upgrades VSAC bond ratings

Ludlow Rotary kicks off business membership with Big Eyes Bakery The Ludlow Rotary Club initiated its new business membership policy at its recent luncheon meeting at DJs Restaurant by welcoming the Big Eyes Bakery of Ludlow into the club. This new membership procedure permits area businesses to become members of the Ludlow Rotary and Rotary […]

20 entrepreneurs to participate in Emerging Leaders program;  Vt. Chamber honors four with hospitality awards

20 entrepreneurs to participate in Emerging Leaders program;
Vt. Chamber honors four with hospitality awards

Twenty entrepreneurs throughout the state have been selected to participate in a free business course starting April 21 at Vermont Technical College in Williston. Emerging Leaders is a Small Business Administration training program specifically tailored for entrepreneurs looking to grow their small businesses. The program includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time, connects small business […]

Two promoted at Springfield Regional Development Corp.

Two promoted at Springfield Regional Development Corp.

Two  employees of Springfield Regional Development Corp. have been promoted to new positions. Executive Director Bob Flint has announced that Heather Hartford now serves as SRDC’s assistant director and Paul Kowalski has been named the senior project manager. Hartford is a native of Springfield and has been with SRDC since 2014, during which time she […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workshop to aid small business get federal contracts

Workshop to aid small business get federal contracts

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. Small Business Administration are holding a series of workshops around the state to help local companies understand what the new HUBZone Program expansion could mean for their business. One of those workshops will be held in Springfield from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 12 at […]

Workshop set on how to start a business

Workshop set on how to start a business

Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a four-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton Square, in the 1st floor conference room. The registration fee […]

Chester DRB holds hearing on Karass Inn proposal

Chester DRB holds hearing on Karass Inn proposal

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will be holding a site visit to 225 Pleasant St. at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 followed by a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. to address a Conditional Use Application permit (#491) Below is its agenda: Review minutes from […]

Promo products business opens in Springfield

Promo products business opens in Springfield

Established in May of 2016, Clever Cow Designs, owned by Kathy and Conrad McCroy, recently opened at 27 Main St. in Springfield. It’s a family-owned direct retailer that provides custom promotional product options such as T-shirts, hats, CAD-cut vinyl designs, wall signs, window clings, stickers, car details and embroidery digitizing services. The company got its […]