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Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;<br>Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual; <br>WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;
Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual;
WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage seeks funds for defibrillators on Giving Tuesday TOWNSHEND After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on Dec. 1 to help raise funds to […]

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp.  announced that it has received a $300,000 investment from the Vermont Community Foundation to support ongoing pre-development work at the former Park Street School in Springfield. SRDC Executive Director Bob Flint said that the funds would help to complete architectural and engineering work for redevelopment of […]

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

Springfield Regional Development Corp.is the recipient of two grants to support a pair of economic development projects in the region. The awards were part of the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, administered by the Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is promote stimulation or retention economic opportunities in the state. […]

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets state regional stimulus grant The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a Restart VT Regional Marketing & Stimulus Grant from the state Department of Tourism. This successful application was the result of a regional collaboration with joint applications from  partners including the communities of Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow and Weston. Individual community grants […]

Artisans Alley Indoors opens in Chester; Atelier Annex artists hold pop up gallery in Grafton

Artisans Alley Indoors opens in Chester; Atelier Annex artists hold pop up gallery in Grafton

Pop up gallery by Atelier Annex artists set for Grafton this weekend Atelier Annex is planning a pop up gallery in Grafton in the Mountain Mind and Movement Yoga Studio, Windham Cottage Annex, 76 Main St. in Grafton, which is currently not in use due to Covid 19. The event will be held from 11 […]

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free digital courses Springfield’s Black River Innovation Campus has partnered with the Center On Rural Innovation to bring rural residents in Southern Vermont the Future Is Digital Challenge. It includes free, 40-hour courses and scholarships for 3-month Nanodegrees (project and skills-based credential programs) along three tracks: Digital Marketing, Business Analytics and Front-End […]

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 […]