RSSAll Entries in the "Business & Personal Finance" Category

VEDA offering short-term forgivable loans to all business sectors

VEDA offering short-term forgivable loans to all business sectors

As of Nov. 1, 2022, the Short Term Forgivable Loan Program application is open to all business sectors. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees, operating since March 13, 2020 and suffering economic harm from Covid-19 may apply. The application deadline is 4 p.m.,  Friday,, March 31, 2023. For application and guidelines visit the VEDA website. […]

AARP addresses frauds, scams and con artists on Jan. 19

AARP addresses frauds, scams and con artists on Jan. 19

From draining a victim’s bank account to opening new lines of credit, swindlers have several methods of using your personal information to steal from you. Join AARP Vermont and Elliott Greenblott, state volunteer coordinator for the AARP Fraud Watch Network, at Neighborhood Connections, 5700 VT Route 11, Londonderry, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 […]

Heel to toe: Wood carver Pinske nails a giant workboot

Heel to toe: Wood carver Pinske nails a giant workboot

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester wood carver Barre Pinske — best known for his bears of many sizes — has been doing some sole-searching to create a gigantic workboot for a shoe and clothing shop in northern Massachusetts. His transition from bear carver to Paul Bunyan cobbler began when he was contacted […]

Challenges in journalism hit small rural communities: Prairie, Williams on GNAT's 'Press Pass'

Challenges in journalism hit small rural communities: Prairie, Williams on GNAT’s ‘Press Pass’

On Thursday, Dec. 16, Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, sat down with Terry Williams, president and chief operating office of The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel and GNAT-TV news director Andrew McKeever for a discussion on the current state and challenges of journalism for McKeever’s Press Pass program. We thought our readers would […]

Springfield Hospital Hearts of Hope campaign brings in $9,000

Springfield Hospital Hearts of Hope campaign brings in $9,000

Springfield Hospital and its volunteers thanks all those individuals that supported this year’s Hearts of Hope campaign. The Hearts of Hope campaign is an opportunity to remember, and honor loved ones, friends, or co-workers in a very special way, while supporting Springfield Hospital. Individuals who contributed $15 or more have a handmade heart ornament placed […]

Chester board adopts short-term rental ordinance

Chester board adopts short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Beginning in April of next year, property owners who offer dwellings in Chester for short-term rental will have to register with the town by paying a fee and abiding by a set of health and safety regulations that are already in state law but sparsely enforced. The unanimous […]

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Shop local this season and win. Plaid Friday, Nov. 25, marked the official kick-off of the 5th Annual Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty Program. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce brings this fun, collaborative program to the community again this year. With so many area merchants participating in the rewards stamp program, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

'Giving Tuesday' at Grace Cottage Hospital

‘Giving Tuesday’ at Grace Cottage Hospital

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude, which falls on Nov. 29 this year. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend asks its friends and neighbors to help it cross the finish line and raise $50,000 for a much-needed expansion of its […]

Vermont Professionals of Color seeks to put more BIPOC people on nonprofit boards

Vermont Professionals of Color seeks to put more BIPOC people on nonprofit boards

Vermont Professionals of Color Network  has announced that it has launched its Civic Engagement Listings, with a goal of providing access to previously exclusively white spaces like nonprofit board of director positions, for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The new Civic Engagement Listings page is designed to increase visibility of nonprofit board- and other […]

District governor visits GM Interact Club

District governor visits GM Interact Club

On Monday, Nov. 7, Rotary District 7870 District Gov. Randell Barclay visited the Chester Rotary Interact Club at Green Mountain Union High School to discuss its participation in the KIVA program. Interact is a Rotary-sponsored high school leadership program that adheres to the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.” KIVA is an international nonprofit […]

SAPA TV celebrates new location

SAPA TV celebrates new location

SAPA TV has moved into its new studio at 335 River St. in Springfield, a building that they purchased in 2021 when access to its former studio at Springfield High School became curtailed during the pandemic. The public access station was founded by community members in 1998, and ever since has been providing the towns […]

Michael Alves, M.S. licensed as Master’s Level Psychologist

Twin State Psychological Services of Springfield announces that Michael Alves, M.S. has recently received his license as a Master’s Level Psychologist in Vermont. Alves, a Springfield resident, received his Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. Alves is a candidate for licensure in New Hampshire as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health […]

Springfield Hospital opens Pain Clinic

Springfield Hospital opens Pain Clinic

Springfield Hospital announces the opening of the Springfield Pain Clinic. Located on Level D at Springfield Hospital, 25 Ridgewood Road, the Pain Clinic’s goal is to assist patients with chronic and acute pain issues and develop a treatment plan that meets patient’s needs and expedites their recovery process. The clinic offers pain management for medical […]

Bonanno joins board of Neighborhood Connections

Bonanno joins board of Neighborhood Connections

Neighborhood Connections announces that Charma Bonanno of Weston has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Bonanno is the director of Development, Marketing and Community Relations at Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital in Townshend. Prior to this, she was the director of development at the Weston Theater Company. She and her husband, actor David Bonanno, […]

Grace Cottage RN featured at national herbalist conference

Grace Cottage RN featured at national herbalist conference

Grace Cottage Family Nurse Practitioner Juliette Carr was a featured speaker at the American Herbalists Guild National Symposium in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 22. Carr holds an M.S.-FNP degree from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is Board Certified as an FNP, as well as a Maternal & […]

Holey mission: Bonny Hudson finds the holy grail of apple cider doughnuts

Holey mission: Bonny Hudson finds the holy grail of apple cider doughnuts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you want the doughnuts up front by 8, you have to start at 4:30,” says Bonny Hudson as the deep fryers bring the soy oil up to temperature in the kitchen of Smitty’s Chester Market. It’s a little after 7 on a recent Saturday morning in […]

North Star Health to dedicate mobile unit to Dr. Barbeau

North Star Health to dedicate mobile unit to Dr. Barbeau

North Star Health invites the public to the dedication of its new mobile health unit, named after beloved local physician and steadfast healthcare advocate Dr. Dolores Barbeau, or “Dolor” to the people and communities who loved her, who passed away in 2021. The dedication and ribbon-cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. […]

Raveis Real Estate seeks donations for Coat Drive

Raveis Real Estate seeks donations for Coat Drive

William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties is seeking donations to the 2022 Coat Drive. Clean outerwear garments in good condition and with working zippers can be dropped off at the office, located at 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow, through Thursday, Dec. 1. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and […]

Grace Cottage adds three health care providers

Grace Cottage adds three health care providers

Three new providers are now seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. Nurse Practitioner Caroline (Carly) Dormer is accepting new patients 18 and older. She graduated from St. Lawrence University and State University of New York at Binghamton’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dormer holds an M.S. as an Adult Gerontological […]

Smokeshire Design celebrates 5 years in Chester

Smokeshire Design celebrates 5 years in Chester

Set back on a busy stretch of road between Ludlow and Chester sits Smokeshire Design. The completely renovated historic building houses a retail space like no other. From a partnership that began and flourished in Vermont, Nancy Pennell, and her husband, master craftsman Hugh, are curators of an amazing space. Their thoughtfully selected items fit any lifestyle, never lose […]