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Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

National Small Business Week will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 22-24. The annual event is virtual this year and was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This […]

Juice bar opens in Chester; business recovery grants increased for certain sectors

Juice bar opens in Chester; business recovery grants increased for certain sectors

Aurora’s Fresh Juice & Smoothie Bah opens in Chester Aurora McCarthy, 42, has opened Aurora’s Fresh Juice and Smoothie Bah at Blair Books & More on the Green in Chester. McCarthy first visited Chester 22 years ago for a workshop retreat and said she felt drawn to return to this ‘special high-vibe corner of the […]

SBA holding free webinars on PPP, EIDL

SBA holding free webinars on PPP, EIDL

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office hosts a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday to discuss Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness and other changes. To join the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 237511921#. Upon joining the call, mute the […]

West River Farmers Market opens Saturday under new restrictions

West River Farmers Market opens Saturday under new restrictions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The West River Farmers Market will begin its 26th season on Saturday in a totally new format – just like everything else these days. The market must adhere to state guidelines to address the Covid-19 pandemic, which means that the music and social aspects of the market […]

GNAT-TV offers businesses video re-opening announcements

GNAT-TV offers businesses video re-opening announcements

GNAT-TV is offering local businesses the opportunity to film a one-minute message to update the community about reopening, what people should expect, where the community should look for updates and any other details the community should know. GNAT-TV serves Arlington, Dorset, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Stratton, Sunderland, Weston and Winhall. Local Business Video Announcement […]

SBA holding seminars on EIDL, PPP; offers aid to agriculture

SBA holding seminars on EIDL, PPP; offers aid to agriculture

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the SBA Vermont District Office is hosting a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday to discuss Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance, and any pertinent updates. To join the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and […]

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it has received authorization to utilize a portion of the Springfield Area Revolving Loan Fund to assist businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. SRDC has designated $173,000 of the RLF’s lending base for use in emergency loans to businesses. These funds are intended for use as gap financing […]

Survey: Vermont 4th hardest hit by pandemic effect on tourism

Survey: Vermont 4th hardest hit by pandemic effect on tourism

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont has been ranked fourth in the states hardest hit by the effects of Covid-19 on tourism, according to personal finance website Wallethub. Looking at a number of factors having to do with a state’s dependence on tourism as an economic driver, the website came up with a 100-point scale […]

State announces disaster loans for small business

State announces disaster loans for small business

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced Vermont small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans, following a statewide disaster declaration. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per business, providing economic support to overcome temporary loss of revenue. EIDLs may […]

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Business Ticker Telegraph donates $800 to Chester Rotary; SBA offers free 7-month business program

SBA offers free 7-month business course The Small Business Administration is seeking 20 business owners throughout Vermont to participate in a free business course from April to October at Vermont Technical College in Williston. This is the fifth year the SBA has held the course in Vermont. Emerging Leaders is a free executive-level training program […]

MacLaomainn's in Chester not closing or sold

MacLaomainn’s in Chester not closing or sold Name confusion may be behind rumor

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Neeps and Tatties fans do not despair. Rumors of the closing of  MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub in Chester are false. According to owners Deb and Alan Brown, they recently received a phone call from their trash hauler asking when they wanted to have their dumpster picked up. The […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker New manager Welcoming Day at Chester People's; Karner partner at Huntley group; Lenselink joins Twin State Psychological Services; One Credit donates $16,000 to Make-A-Wish

Chester People’s holds Welcoming Day for new branch manager Feb. 14 People’s United Bank in Chester, 57 S. Main St.,  will be holding an official Welcoming Day during its regular hours — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — on Friday, Feb. 14 to give customers a chance to meet the new branch manager, Tim Rumrill, […]

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it recently took title to the former Park Street School in Springfield from the Springfield School District. Park Street School is the headquarters for the Black River Innovation Campus, which opened earlier this year. Plans for the property include developing additional space for […]

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of the Black Line Quad took a giant step forward last week as Magic Mountain in Londonderry got some airlift support, said SkiMagic President Geoff Hatheway. The resort called on FairLifts, a national company that provides a number of helicopter services including aerial cranes. On […]

Magic works to install quad chair ahead of ski season

Magic works to install quad chair ahead of ski season

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s an old saying in the ski industry that goes “the season doesn’t start until Dec. 26.” And that leaves just over 11 weeks for Magic Mountain in Londonderry to install the fixed quad lift it bought from Stratton Mountain a year and a half ago, but […]

Mountain Valley funds dental care to Flood Brook kids; Hospital opens new women's center

Mountain Valley funds dental care to Flood Brook kids; Hospital opens new women’s center

Mountain Valley funds children’s dental care The Mountain Valley Health Council, with medical offices  in Londonderry, is funding a $5,000 grant to provide on-site dental services at the Flood Brook School in Londonderry once again this year. Appointments generally include a cleaning, oral hygiene instruction and topical fluoride varnish. Some children also receive additional services […]

South Central Vermont Realtors collect, donate supplies to 13 schools

South Central Vermont Realtors collect, donate supplies to 13 schools

Realtors in south-central Vermont have collected 35 bags of school supplies, with an estimated value of $1,750, for 13 area schools, including the Flood Brook School in Londonderry and Windham Elementary in Windham. “We realize that many of our teachers reach into their own pockets to purchase basic school supplies for their classrooms,” said Claudia […]

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit Union, headquartered in Springfield, has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates across Vermont and New Hampshire, including one to Chester resident Rachel Guerra. Brett Smith, president and CEO of One Credit Union, noted that to qualify applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate financial need, and be eligible […]

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Business Ticker Sugar Bob's sriracha takes home food honor; One Credit gets OK to expand in Vt., N.H.

Sugar Bob’s sriracha honored by Specialty Food Association Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind, a small, family-owned business owner by Londonderry residents “Sugar Bob” Hausslein and Andrea Ogden, took home another win last month from the Specialty Food Association for its Smoked Maple Sriracha. The winning hot sauce is a take on the spicy Thai condiment that […]

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Business Ticker Springfield Med to restore pay on Sunday; Manchester granola maker honored as Exporter of Year

SMCS to restore employee salaries after budget cuts Springfield Medical Care Systems has announced that it plans to restore employee salaries and wages effective May 5, 2019 with the reduction of its operating budget by more than $6.5 million on an annualized basis. Through implementation of a series of expense reduction strategies, including workforce restructuring, […]