Chelsea Felion and Jeremy Griffin have opened the Toy Factory in Rutland. The toy shop, at Diamond Run Mall, is located in the space formerly occupied by KB Toys. 46 Diamond Mall Run Place, Suite 550; 772-7410.
Maley and Maley
Father and son John P. Maley and Christopher J. Maley have launched a law firm, Maley and Maley PLLC. They will represent individuals who have been seriously injured or the families of those who have been killed due to negligence or medical malpractice. Both attorneys are Burlington natives. Both have received the highest peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and are listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America. John is the Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyer of the Year for medical malpractice law-plaintiffs. John is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Heather Moreau is firm manager and senior paralegal. 30 Main St., Suite 450, Burlington; 489-5258; www.maleyandmaley.com.
Myers Recycling Center
Myers Container Services opened the Myers Recycling Center in Colchester, a mixed construction and demolition materials recycling center they say is Vermont’s first. The center will accept mixed loads of construction and demolition debris from contractors and do-it-yourselfers, sort out what is recyclable and reusable, and send a much smaller stream of material to the landfill. Jeff Myers is the owner of Myers Container Services. 216 Red Can Drive; 655-4312; www.theredcanfamily.com.
Keith and Jackie Lorman announced the opening of Tan Heaven, offering advanced tanning technology with bed tanning, a standing booth, and organic spray tans. The company also has full waxing services and a private sauna. 170 N. Main St., Rutland.
Sterling Market opened in Johnson with a public ceremony celebrating the new downtown supermarket. Johnson had been without a grocery store since Tropical Storm Irene destroyed the former Grand Union. The space in the Pomerleau Real Estate–owned shopping center came about because of a collaborative effort by local, regional, and state agencies and officials; store proprietor Mike Comeau; and the Pomerleau team. Comeau also owns Richmond Market and Beverage and the Village Market of Waterbury. The store employs 40 people. 131 Lower Main St. West.
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pendleton Woolen Mills, an American Heritage apparel and home manufacturing company, opened a retail outlet at Essex Outlets in Essex. Hours: May 1 to Dec. 25, Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Dec. 26 to April 30, Sundays until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday until 7 p.m. 21 Essex Way, #416; 872-7501;www.pendleton-usa.com.
Vermont Occupational Health
Andrew Conte launched Vermont Occupational Health Consultants LLC, providing a full range of safety and health training, including OSHA training, to area businesses. In addition, VTOHC is an authorized drug testing consortium and provides mobile testing, collection, and program management services to Vermont businesses. 24 Stacy St., Milton; 881-5336; [email protected]; www.vtohc.com.
LaFlammes Furniture & America’s Mattress
Angela and Christopher LaFlamme announced the opening of LaFlammes Furniture & America’s Mattress in Rutland. Among the store’s offerings are furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics, accessories, and decor. The LaFlammes also have stores in Bennington and in Cambridge, Granville, and Whitehall, N.Y. 230 North Main St.; 772-7893; www.laflammes.com.
Barber & Waxman, Family Law Associates
Matrimonial and family law attorneys Amber L. Barber and Caryn E. Waxman announced the opening of Barber & Waxman Family Law Associates PLC in the Kilburn & Gates Building. The firm handles a broad range of matrimonial matters such as high–net worth divorce, divorce and separation, custody and child support, post-divorce matters, parentage, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and wills and estates. Both have practiced matrimonial and family law in Vermont since 1998 and are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 31 Kilburn St., Suite 224, Burlington; 864-3120; [email protected]; www.barberwaxman.com. •
The Hotel Vermont has opened at 41 Cherry St. in Burlington. The hotel features Juniper, a restaurant and bar, plus a Burlington location for Chef Eric Warnsted’s acclaimed Hen of the Wood Waterbury restaurant. It was developed by Charles DesLaureiers, Jay Canning, and Jack Wallace along with a team of local consultants. The six-floor hotel has 125 guest rooms, five meeting rooms (for 2,700 square feet of meeting space), an outdoor terrace, green roof, and LEED design, and features local materials, ingredients, and products. Its Vermont Spa offers natural products and a fitness center. Valet and on-site parking are available along with two plug-in electric vehicle spots. A limited number of dog-friendly rooms are available, and service animals are allowed. Hans van Wees is the general manager. 651-0080; toll-free (855) 650-0080; [email protected]; www.hotelvt.com.
Jason Howe and William Young have opened Windshield Works, a Williston company that does auto glass replacements and windshield repairs. They were longtime employees of Windshield World, which was purchased in January by a national chain. Their goal is to continue to offer locally owned auto glass services. Both Howe and Young are certified technicians. The newly renovated space features comfortable leather seating; clean, modern restrooms; laptop workstations; and free Wi-Fi. Refreshments include Green Mountain Coffee in various flavors, bottled water, soft drinks, and juice. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment. They offer free estimates and same-day service. 384 Boyer Circle, behind FedEx. 86-GLASS (864-5277); [email protected]; www.windshieldworksvt.com.•
Resurrected Arts & Antiques
Dan and Deb Murphy have opened Resurrected Arts & Antiques, a shop featuring antiques, collectibles, fine art, and pop culture favorites such as vintage toys, and trading cards. The range of products is from vintage to modern, classic to quirky. 1360 U.S. 4, Mendon, at Town Line Road; 772-7495; [email protected].
Kent Liker, the president of Copper Bottom Entertainment Group, announced the opening of X-Bar, an extreme sports bar and restaurant in Rutland specializing in “fun, food, and entertainment while hosting skate, surf, snow, and all sports raising the bar of the extreme.” The property is built from 100 percent recycled and reused materials. X-Bar is open daily from 11:30 a.m. Liker is also president of a property management and development company in Washington, D.C., which does residential and commercial development and construction. 46 Diamond Run Place, #100; 772-7129; [email protected]; www.x-barvt.com.
Curves of South Burlington
Christine, Jennifer, and Emily Guarino announced the opening of Curves of South Burlington at 1 Executive Drive. Jennifer and Emily are recent University of Vermont graduates with bachelor of science degrees in education. Christine is a Certified Public Accountant with an MBA and a background in other business ventures. All three will be fully involved with coaching. They are also Zumba Certified instructors and will offer weekly classes of “Zumba in the Circuit.” Open Monday through Saturday. 497-2492; www.curvesvermont.com.
Panera Bread opened its first “small market test” location in Berlin thanks to a collaborative effort spearheaded by Pomerleau Real Estate. Pomerleau partnered with the town of Berlin, state officials, and neighboring property owners to bring the bakery-café style restaurant to central Vermont. The Berlin Panera will employ approximately 30 people. 1450 Barre-Montpelier Road.
HIMSS Analytics, a nonprofit company that provides data and analytical expertise to health care organizations, IT companies, and consulting firms, announced the opening of the organization’s Burlington office in the city’s Innovation Center. HIMSS Analytics acquired CapSite, a Williston health care consulting and research firm, in October 2012.
University Mall announced that a 5,995-square-foot Charlotte Russe store will open in the south end of the mall in the former Borders Bookstore location. The company is a retailer of value priced apparel and accessories targeting young women in their teens and 20s, and operates more than 500 retail stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. It is owned by Advent International.
Ryder System Inc.
Ryder System Inc., a company offering commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, opened a state-of-the-art Fleet Management Solutions facility in White River Junction. The facility will provide maintenance services for commercial transportation customers that lease and rent their fleets from Ryder. It also features a full-service rental counter for businesses needing heavy-duty vehicles on a short-term basis. It will service about 50 local customers from this location. 1103 N. Main St. •
Green Pasture Meats
Mark Smith has opened Green Pasture Meats on U.S. 7 in New Haven. The retail store has a full-service butcher shop offering high-quality local meats and other Vermont-made products. At the same location, the company will focus on increasing meat processing services in the state by using mobile units to bring slaughter to a state-of-the-art centralized processing and distribution center. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Present were Andy Mayer, Addison County Chamber of Commerce; Robin Scheu, Addison County Economic Development Corp.; Smith; Green Pasture Meats employees Suzanne Atherholt, Jim Blais, Lorri Blais, and Greg Cousino; and Harvey Smith, Smith Family Beef. Corner of Campground Road and U.S. 7. 453-5107. www.greenpasturemeats.com
The opening of Accuworx USA, a 24-hour emergency oil and chemical spill response company, was announced by Jeffrey Simone, vice president. The company is the fledgling sister of a Toronto-based environmental services firm and will employ six people to start. Services also include environmental drilling, monitoring well abandonment, vactoring, and industrial cleaning services. 21 Metro Way, Unit 2, P.O. Box 7240, Barre; 522-1306; www.accuworx.com; [email protected]. •
Mansfield Hall, a comprehensive college support program and residence for young adults who will benefit from an academic, social, emotional, and vocational approach to higher education and transition, has opened in Burlington. The mission is to assist students with disabilities to earn a college degree, develop living skills, and begin a productive career and independent lifestyle. Perry LaRoque is the president and founder, and Grant Leibersberger is executive director. 371 Pearl St.; 870-0862; www.mansfieldhall.org.
S.W. Cole Engineering
S.W. Cole Engineering Inc. announced that it has opened a Vermont office in White River Junction. Alan Brown, a former vice president with Advance Testing Co. Inc., joined S.W. Cole as a construction services manager and managed the company’s materials testing division out of a temporary office in the Upper Valley until the new office opened. The firm’s first office in Vermont and the eighth overall will house a concrete and soil testing laboratory. Brown has more than 25 years’ experience in construction materials testing. He is a Master of Special Inspections and holds desirable certifications and registrations. 230 South Main St.; www.swcole.com.
Turner Toys & Hobbies
Turner Toys & Hobbies, a Vermont company that specializes in selling classic, wooden, and educational toys, announced the opening of its warehouse store in Essex Junction. Turner Toys will feature the toys it has been selling online since 1998 and is expanding its hobby selection to offer materials that can be used across multiple hobbies. Many of the company’s products are American made. Peter Sloan, company president, bought the company in 2011 with his wife, Elizabeth Skinner. 57 River Road, #1004; 871-5513; (800) 955-4097; www.turnertoys.com.
University Mall announced the opening of a 1,700-square-foot Sephora store inside JCPenney. Sephora USA Inc. owns and operates a chain of beauty stores around the world. The new store is managed by Kelly DePaul.
Cat Cutillo and Ross Sheehan announced the opening of Outerlands Gallery Inc., a contemporary art gallery in downtown Vergennes. The gallery has an eclectic mix of large abstract paintings, distinctive landscapes, innovative metal sculptures, traditional blacksmithing, photography, wearable art, and handcrafted furniture in traditional and contemporary styles. 37 Green St.; 870-7228; www.outerlandsgallery.com; [email protected]. •
Small Dog Electronics
Don Mayer, the owner of Small Dog Electronics, announced the grand opening of a store and showroom in Rutland. The day-long celebration featured special events and hourly giveaways including speakers, hard drives, and an iPod touch. 116 West St.; www.smalldog.com/rutland.
Susan Goehring Bailey announced the launch of The EcoHub Inc., an online benefit corporation devoted to crowdfunding eco-friendly projects and nurturing healthy relationships between people and the planet. The founders are three women with Vermont Law School ties: Shannon Clarke, Brianne Fischer, and Bailey. Clarke and Fischer are JD candidates at the law school, and Bailey is a master’s program alumna. Burlington resident Casey Lyon is chief technology officer. Two projects are ready for funding. 382-0851.
SOH Wind Engineering
Svend Ole Hansen, the principal of SOH Wind Engineering, announced the opening in Williston of the world’s largest wind tunnel for wind sensor calibration. The facility will be used to calibrate wind sensors such as those made by NRG Systems in Hinesburg and will test the effects of wind on large structures like bridges and buildings. The tunnel will also serve as an educational resource for University of Vermont students. Two of the four planned closed return-flow wind tunnels are in operation. Each tunnel measures about 10 feet tall by 10 feet wide and 125 feet long and includes two 125-horsepower fans capable of producing wind speeds up to 65 miles per hour. SOH secured a grant under The Vermont Economic Growth Initiative for about $150,000. Together with its sister company, Svend Ole Hansen ApS in Copenhagen, the company has more than 25 years’ experience in wind engineering and boundary layer wind tunnel testing. 999-3309; www.sohwind.com; [email protected].
Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Central Vermont Medical Center announced the opening of a second location for Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at 246 Granger Road in Barre, within Central Vermont Primary Care. Licensed Acupuncturists Kerry Jenni and Joshua Singer are providing acupuncture services at Montpelier Integrative Family Health, Monday through Friday, and at CVPC on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 223-0954; www.integrativeaom.com. •
Nedde Real Estate
Doug Nedde, co-founder and previous co-owner of Redstone, has launched Nedde Real Estate, a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in acquisitions, development, brokerage, and property management. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the business. 620 Hinesburg Road, Suite 220, South Burlington; 651-6888; www.nedderealestate.com.
Alicia Cunningham, M.D.
Alicia Cunningham, M.D., has opened a concierge medical practice in South Burlington. Concierge practitioners offer a prepaid, personalized, one-on-one medical service with office times available early or late and direct contact with the physician by phone or email. Cunningham graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy in 1997 with a bachelor of arts, cum laude. She graduated in 2002 from Harvard Medical School, where she served as the class community service chair, and served her medical internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also earned a master of public health with a concentration in occupational and environmental health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was named one of the nation’s 60 Truman Scholars in 1996. 43 Timber Lane; 881-9019; [email protected];
Chris Grimes, the owner of the Stowehof Inn, has launched MySightSee LLC, to produce and sell an iPad digital information guide for high-traffic hotel lobbies. MySightSee provides information about local area restaurants, retailers, events, and activities as a green alternative to traditional rack cards and brochures. The sleek, compact stations are located near the front desk. 455 Mountain Road, Unit 7, P.O. Box 1455, Stowe; 234-3748; (888) 320-0042; [email protected]; www.mysightsee.com.
Chris Middings announced the opening of NPG, a consulting group specializing in creating and administering Google Grants accounts for nonprofits. Middings is the founder and president. Google Grants provides qualifying nonprofits with $120,000 a year in in-kind AdWords advertising. 441 St. Paul St., Burlington; 864-0525; [email protected].
Champlain Medical Associates
Champlain Medical, a full-service urgent care center, has opened in South Burlington. The founder and medical director is Dr. Josh Schwartzberg, a board-certified osteopathic physician with 40 years of family practice and emergency medicine experience. The facility provides immediate access to medical care and prompt treatment for a wide range of illnesses and non-life-threatening injuries for individuals, families, and employers. Individuals may establish a primary care physician at the center for preventive and ongoing care. Occupational medical services include physicals, workplace injury care, drug and alcohol testing, DOT exams, and other OSHA testing. Open Monday through Friday; weekend hours are being established. 150 Kennedy Drive; 448-9370;
Vermont Employers Law Center
Shelburne lawyers Jane Osborne McKnight and Robert W. Scharf have established the Vermont Employers Law Center Inc., a subscription-based legal service offering the full range of employment law solutions to employers. Each annual subscription provides access to an array of services such as experience-tested contracts and employment policies, consultations, research, and attorney problem-solving. Other legal services are available on an hourly basis. The company also offers assistance with federal or Vermont regulatory proceedings and investigation. McKnight has practiced in Vermont for 16 years and is admitted to the bars of California and Vermont. Scharf is a business owner and attorney focusing on business and employment law, real estate, and estate planning. 207 Webster Road, Shelburne; 497-3027; [email protected]; www.vtemployerslaw.com.
Bongo & Blanket’s Bakehouse
Tyce Light launched Bongo & Blanket’s Bakehouse, a “dog barkery,” working out of his home in Montpelier. Bongo & Blanket’s produces wheat-free, preservative-free, handmade gourmet dog biscuits. The biscuits are made from human-grade, nutrient dense ingredients, free of corn, wheat, soy, added refined sugar, or salt. There are no byproducts, fillers, preservatives, or additives that might trigger dog allergies. 4 Isabel Circle; 498-3685; www.bongoandblanketsbakehouse.com; [email protected].
Argento Laraine Fine Jewelry
Jayson Argento and his wife, Krista Laraine opened Argento Laraine Fine Jewelry in Williston. Argento is a filmmaker and the lead singer of the band Pleasuredome. The shop specializes in custom design, bridal jewelry, repairs, estate and antique jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones. Argento also launched a photography business. 135 Talcott Road; 871-5115; www.ArgentoLaraine.com; www.lakechamplainphotography.com. •
Stacey Rousseau announced the opening of Timeless Paws, a pet funeral services business, in Williston. In addition to death care services for families with pets, Timeless Paws offers pet hospice, pet loss support for owners and families, treatment for surviving pets, and funerals at the company’s location or other chosen sites. Rousseau’s family has had a pet cremation business in the Champlain Islands since 2005. 4540 Williston Road; 497-1226.
Vermont Custom Closets
Elizabeth and Todd Warren announced the opening of Vermont Custom Closets Inc. in Williston. The company is an outgrowth of the merger a year ago of Otter Creek Custom Closets and Closet Crafters. The Warrens will continue to own and operate Otter Creek Awnings & Sunrooms, which is located next door to their new business. Custom Closets has opened a showroom and design center and claims to be the state’s largest closet and organization showroom with vignettes featuring closets of all kinds in addition to mud rooms, entertainment centers, garage organization, home offices, pantries, and laundry rooms. 17 Echo Place; 658-0000; www.VTCustomClosets.com. •
Vermont Sweet Maple Kindling
Paul Ralston, the founder of Vermont Coffee Co., has launched Vermont Sweet Maple Kindling in Middlebury. The company sells 10-pound boxes of slow kiln-dried maple hardwood kindling that is chemical-free and sterilized to be bug- and mold-free. The kindling is available in grocery stores and markets throughout Vermont and several in New Hampshire and northern New York. 1197 Exchange St., 398-2776; www.vermontsweetmaple.com.
Waite-Heindel Environmental Management
Craig Heindel, CPG, senior hydrogeologist and former co-owner of Heindel & Noyes, joined Miles Waite, Ph.D., owner and senior hydrogeologist to form Waite-Heindel Environmental Management in Burlington. The firm offers various professional disciplines to engineers, municipalities, institutions, law firms, realty agencies, general industry, and residential and commercial property owners. Wendy Krembs, project scientist, and Chris Page, staff scientist, also of Heindel & Noyes, have joined the new firm. P.O. Box 4602; 860-9400; www.waiteenv.com.
Tim Heney of Heney Realtors announced the opening of an office in Barre. Heney joined forces with Town & Country Associates and is operating from Town & Country’s former location. Broker Carol Ellison of Town & Country, will continue in an advisory position, and Michelle Gosselin and Moe Fortier will continue to serve clients. Ray Mikus, a broker with Heney in Montpelier for four years, will be the broker in charge. 135 Washington St.; 476-6500.
Karen Nielsen announced the opening of Cafe Latina in Stowe. The cafe, which is open seven days a week, is the first in the country to be part of the Thrive Farmers coffee concept, a Costa Rican coffee initiative in which family farmers participate in the supply chain, in a farm to table concept. In addition to Costa Rican coffee, the cafe offers breakfast, baked goods, and lunch daily. Lunch dishes were inspired by Nielsen’s three Costa Rican restaurants. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 407 Mountain Road; 253-6777; www.cafelatinastowe.com. •