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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; <br> state hosts info day for current, startup brewers; <br> Grants offered for small business gardens;<br>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 […]

BF restaurant for sale; hospital gets $20,000 pharmacy grant

BF restaurant for sale; hospital gets $20,000 pharmacy grant

Bellows Falls restaurant for sale Krissie and Drew Pelletier, owners of the Valley Cafe in downtown Bellows Falls, are selling their three-year-old business because of family illness, according to those close to the situation. A small group of regulars is actively helping to find an experienced restaurateur interested in taking over the business and carrying […]

Chester invites community to Master Plan workshops Oct. 22; <br>FOLA eyes live streaming at Ludlow Auditorium in 2017

Chester invites community to Master Plan workshops Oct. 22;
FOLA eyes live streaming at Ludlow Auditorium in 2017

Chester holds Master Plan workshops for artists, businesses, community The Town of Chester invites all residents to participate in a community focus group discussion for its ongoing development of the Chester Village Center Master Plan from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. This all-day workshop will […]

Phoenix Books giving away pocket-sized Constitutions

Phoenix Books giving away pocket-sized Constitutions

Two thousand pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution will be given away by Phoenix Books at its locations in Chester, Rutland, Essex and Burlington. The Phoenix Books-Misty Valley is located at 58 Common St. on the Green in Chester. “Phoenix Books is in the business of disseminating ideas to our customers,” says co-owner Mike DeSanto. […]

Jiffy Mart closes, Jiffy Mart opens

Jiffy Mart closes, Jiffy Mart opens

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the clock ticking up toward a 2 p.m. closing time yesterday, employees at the Jiffy Mart at Main and Depot streets in Chester were telling each customer that the store would be locking its doors for good shortly, but the new store at Main and Pleasant streets would be […]

Phoenix Books goes mobile; surgeon joins Springfield Hospital

Phoenix Books goes mobile; surgeon joins Springfield Hospital

Phoenix Books to take its stores on the road Phoenix Books, with stores in Chester, Rutland, Burlington and Essex, is ready to hit the road with its new book van. Owner Mike DeSanto said, “There is an untapped market for increased sales to off-site customers and we need a vehicle to get the books to […]

Workshop on starting a business to be held;<br> Women business owners hold conference</br>

Workshop on starting a business to be held;
Women business owners hold conference

The 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, Oct. 14 at the Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton Square in Springfield, in the 1st floor conference room. […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

GMP seeks rate hike Green Mountain Power has filed a new rate plan that calls for a .93 percent increase in electric bills. The filing, which is subject to Public Service Board approval, would take effect on Oct. 1, 2016. According to the company, this follows two consecutive years where customers have seen bills decrease.  […]

Six Loose Ladies opens to brisk business in Chester

Six Loose Ladies opens to brisk business in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Six Loose Ladies, the popular fiber arts co-op that recently moved from Cavendish to a Main Street storefront in Chester was “not quite open” last Friday, according to member Suellen Slater,  and business is “already like a weekend day.” Slater was working the register while still trying […]