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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 […]

Marketing workshops for small businesses to be held

Marketing workshops for small businesses to be held

The Vt. Small Business Development Center and Springfield Regional Development Corp. are sponsoring a Marketing Bootcamp Workshop series, starting Friday July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The workshops will include a panel of marketing professionals who will discuss their own experiences and answer any questions. What […]

Small Business center hosts social media workshop; <br>SAPA-TV joins VTelevision channel

Small Business center hosts social media workshop;
SAPA-TV joins VTelevision channel

Vermont Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a workshop — Social Media for Small Business — at Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2E, in Brattleboro from  10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Social Media is here to stay, yet with so many sites to choose from, determining which is best for your business and […]

Marketing pro to speak at Rotary event; <BR>Crown Point Board of Realtors hosts Golf for a Cause, BBQ; <BR> Springfield Buick sponsors anti-bullying school event

Marketing pro to speak at Rotary event;
Crown Point Board of Realtors hosts Golf for a Cause, BBQ;
Springfield Buick sponsors anti-bullying school event

Marketing pro to speak at Chester Rotary evening event On Thursday, June 2, at 5:15 p.m., Kim Dixon, owner of Insights LLC, a marketing business, will address the Chester Rotary’s First Thursdays meeting at the Fullerton Inn, on the Common in Chester. Dixon has provided valuable information about effective marketing through free community workshops throughout […]

Business events: May 25 through June 7

Business events: May 25 through June 7

Leadership program holds info mixer in Springfield Leadership Southeast Vermont will be holding an informational mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Hartness House, 30 Orchard St. in Springfield. Enjoy complementary appetizers and a cash bar while learning about the Leadership program. Connect and socialize with other leaders in our region. […]

Low-income heating program benefits from bank's challenge

Low-income heating program benefits from bank’s challenge

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Merchants Bank and the Champlain Valley Office for Economic Opportunity have announced the results of their fundraising for WARMTH, a program to help low-income Vermonters pay home heating bills. The statewide fund received a $40,000 challenge grant from Merchants Bank and went on to raise a total of $107,000. The […]

Weston seeks volunteer for Windham Regional Commission

Weston seeks volunteer for Windham Regional Commission

The Town of Weston is looking for someone to fill a one-year term as representative to the Windham Regional Commission. The commission is the link among the 27 towns of the Windham region, state and federal governments.  Those 27 towns are located in Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties. Promote economic development, increasing jobs and income; […]

Chester businesses invited to 2016 brochure kickoff

Chester businesses invited to 2016 brochure kickoff

The Chester Economic Development Committee invites those who own businesses in Chester to join the CEDC and other owners from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, to kick off the 2016 Chester brochure. The event will be held at the Free Range Restaurant, 90 the Common on the Green in Chester, to also  celebrate […]

Marketer recognized for efforts; electric vehicles can charge up in Manchester

Marketer recognized for efforts; electric vehicles can charge up in Manchester

Kim Dixon of Waterbury-based Insights LLC was recently recognized as the 2015 Small Business Marketing Solution Provider of the Year – Northeast, by online marketing company Constant Contact Inc. Dixon received the award at a conference in Las Vegas in October where she was recognized as 1 of 5 recipients among hundreds of marketing professionals […]

SBA women’s business pitch contest set for Burlington

InnovateHER, a program co-sponsored by the Small Business Administration, is aimed at unearthing products and services that empower women and families through local business competitions that culminate in a live pitch in Washington, D.C. Mercy Connections is hosting a competition from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 255 South Champlain St. #8 […]

Springfield Hospital seeks funds to install solar hot water system

The departments of engineering and development at Springfield Hospital are joining forces to install solar hot water at the hospital, the first ever at a Vermont hospital. Springfield Hospital is recognized as an Energy Star rated hospital – one of 200 in the nation, and one of only two in the state of Vermont. This […]

Small business workshops target veterans

A free small business event with the focus on veterans is being held from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6 at 14th Star Brewing Co., 133 N. Main St., in St. Albans. It includes two workshops: Financing a Veteran-Owned Business and Doing Business with the Government. Registration and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. The […]

Workshop to aid business startups; GMP offers grants for solar charging stations

Workshop to aid business startups; GMP offers grants for solar charging stations

Starting Your Own Business workshop 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 on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton St., in the first floor […]

Forum on economic effects of climate change

What’s Next for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy? is addressed in a forum to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The forum focuses on the opportunity to create jobs while developing innovative solutions to stem the impact of climate change. Presented by the Brattleboro […]

VEDA secures $1M loan fund for small business growth

VEDA secures $1M loan fund for small business growth

Rural entrepreneurs will continue to have access to vital capital through the Vermont Economic Development Authority thanks to a $1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The loan from USDA’s Intermediary Relending Program will recapitalize VEDA’s Vermont Small Business Development Corp. to provide capital to growing Vermont businesses. “Vermont’s rural businesses, from farms […]

Chamber legislative breakfast to be held in Chester

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Legislative Preview Breakfast with lobbyists from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce to address its upcoming agenda. The agenda should be of interest to the business community. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Newsbank Conference Center, 352  […]

Protecting intellectual property subject of workshop

Do you have an idea or innovation you’re preparing for the marketplace? Learn how to protect it during a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The session is from 10 a.m. to noon and will focus on “How to Protect Your Intellectual Property.” This is the second […]