Free seminar on basic business money management; SMCS honored by SEVCA; new nurse in Ludlow

Vermont Small Business Development Center and the TD Charitable Foundation are offering a free class in Chester on Tuesday, May 28. VtSBDC logo

Making Sense of Your Dollars and Cents: A Guide to Basic Business Money Matters is a 90-minute introduction to basic business financial literacy, and will teach participants how to read profit and loss statements and balance sheets and how to use cash flow reports to run their business.

Sarah Kearns will also cover what financing options are available for your business and what banks look for when loaning money.

This program is funded by the TD Charitable Foundation and is free to participants.

The class begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the conference room of TD Bank, 48 Main St. in Chester.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a non-profit partnership of government, education and business, organized to help Vermont small businesses succeed. For more information visit or contact Debra Boudrieau at (802) 885-2071 or

Pictured below (l to r) are Andy Majka, SMCS Interim CEO, Steve Geller, Executive Director of SEVCA, Steve Birge, Chairman of the Board of Springfield Medical Care Systems, and SMCS Board Members Sharon Bixby, Wilda Pelton, and Sarah Vail./Photo submitted

From left are Andy Majka, SMCS interim CEO, Steve Geller, executive director of SEVCA, Steve Birge, chairman of the board of Springfield Medical Care Systems, and SMCS board members Sharon Bixby, Wilda Pelton and Sarah Vail./Photo submitted


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honored by SEVCA

Springfield Medical Care Systems was honored at the Southeastern Vermont Community Action 48th anniversary event with a Community Catalyst Award.

The award is given to those who have shown an ongoing commitment to addressing the causes and burdens of poverty and improving quality of life in the community.

Interim CEO Andy Majka, past CEO Glen Cordner and the SMCS board were presented the award for establishing the SMCS Community Health Center Network consisting of seven federally qualified heath center locations in the Springfield Hospital area. These facilities make high quality health care service available to all, regardless of ability to pay.

SEVCA is Windham and Windsor counties’ community action agency established to address the needs of low-income residents. It  offers many programs including housing stabilization, weatherization, emergency home repair, food stamp outreach, micro business/workforce development, Good Buy thrift stores, parent education and Head Start. Additional information about SEVCA may be obtained from its website.

New nurse at Ludlow Health Center

Springfield Medical Care Systems announces that Stacy Flinn, RN, MSN, FNP-C, has joined its Ludlow Health Center staff.

Stacy Flinn RN/Photo submitted

Stacy Flinn RN/Photo submitted

Flinn earned her associates degree in nursing from Daytona Beach Community College and her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Adelphi University, Long Island, NY. She has broad experience in critical care, trauma and emergency medicine.

She previously had been director of the Emergency Department of Saint James Hospital, in Newark, N.J., and trauma nurse coordinator for Morristown Memorial Hospital, also in New Jersey. Most recently, she was family nurse practitioner at Llobet Medical Group in Margaretville, N.Y., and clinical coordinator/family nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at Margaretville Hospital.

“I look forward to joining the Ludlow Health Center,” said Flinn. “The health center and SMCS are transforming the delivery of health care with the goal of offering the highest quality care, while improving patients’ experience.”

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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