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Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Springfield Medical Care Systems announces that Michelle Tavares, BN, RN-BC, is the recent recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Award for Distinguished Service.  Tavares was honored at the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association New England regional awards dinner, held at Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee. This honor recognizes Tavares’ ongoing contributions as the Vermont representative […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker

Small Business Center hosts workshop on starting your own business The Vermont Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop for entrepreneurs at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. in Springfield on Thursday, June 1. Debra Boudrieau, the business advisor at the Vermont Tech Center, will speak. The workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts, and resources […]

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 […]

Nine area businesses recognized for alcohol sales compliance

Nine area businesses recognized for alcohol sales compliance

©2017 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Retailers throughout Windsor County were recently recognized for passing alcohol compliance checks that help keep alcohol away from minors. Amy McMullen of Windsor Area Community Partnership and Courtney Hillhouse of Windsor County Prevention Partners presented Retailer Recognition certificates to the following retailers: Ascutney Market of Ascutney Cheese Board of Windsor […]

Plan for your aging self; safeguard against elder abuse

Plan for your aging self; safeguard against elder abuse

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older. The good news is longevity has been improving, with people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages. The bad news is cultural perceptions of “old” […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker

Country Creemee changes name and owners PERKINSVILLE Country Creemee, which has dispensed ice cream and burgers for many years at Downers Four Corners at Routes 106 and 131, is now in the hands of new owners, who have renamed it Villagers Restaurant. “Everything we’re doing comes back to the name  Villagers, ” said new owner […]

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Country Girl Diner in Chester may have changed hands, but the new owners are assuring their customers that further changes will be incremental and, then, only for the better. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, who have been managing and cooking at the diner […]

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 […]

Stratton Mountain resort parent sold in $1.5 billion deal

Stratton Mountain resort parent sold in $1.5 billion deal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Denver based Intrawest Resort Holdings, the parent company of Stratton Mountain, announced today that it is being sold to Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Partners in a $1.5 billion deal. According to the press release, Aspen Skiing Co. owns and operates four mountains in Aspen, Colo., – […]

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 […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker

Chester home furnishings firm announces spring collection Atelier Annex of Chester announced its 2017 Spring Curated Collection. Items in the collection include silk pillows and lambswool throws in warm neutrals to adorn furniture, fine art photography prints and watercolor-based greeting cards to ponder, ceramic platters, a live edge cheeseboard and table linens to enhance a […]

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 […]