New Business



BTV Search

Kyle Bombardier and Matthew Olson have opened BTV Search, a Colchester company providing business owners with digital marketing services such as search engine optimization, paid search advertising, email marketing, and website design. 249 Aurielle Drive; 373-2365;

VSECU St. Johnsbury

VSECU opened its first physical location in the Northeast Kingdom in St. Johnsbury Center. The branch offers all VSECU financial products and services and includes remote teller machines and a fully accessible, 24/7 ATM. The branch is a newly renovated property designed as an environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient building to meet Energy Star certification standards. Amenities include a community room that can be reserved and used by area residents, and a tech center where members can access free WiFi with their personal devices or with ones supplied by the credit union. Marcel Dionne of St. Johnsbury was named market manager. 1036 Memorial Drive; (802/800) 371-5162;

Sellers Treybal Structural Engineers

Greg Sellers, P.E., LEED AP, and John Treybal, P.E., announced the opening of their structural engineering firm, Sellers Treybal Structural Engineers, with offices in Shelburne and Middlebury. Together, the partners have more than 28 years of structural engineering and project management experience on all types of building projects. 145 Pine Haven Shores Road, Suite 2091, Shelburne, 377-8330; P.O. Box 1229, Middlebury, 377-8330; •


Brennan Punderson PLLC

Attorneys Kevin T. Brennan and Ebenezer Punderson have opened Brennan Punderson PLLC, a general practice law firm in Middlebury with a branch office in Monkton. Brennan has maintained a solo practice in Monkton and will continue at that office as the Monkton branch of Brennan Punderson. Punderson heads the Middlebury office. 99 Maple St., Suite 10B, Marble Works, Middlebury; 989-8342. 1317 Davis Road, Monkton; 453-8400.

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores with headquarters in Oklahoma, opened its first Vermont location in Rutland. The 47,000-square-foot space that was formerly home to a Hannaford grocery, was renovated to house the business. 245 S. Main St.; 747-6165.


Cape Air

Cape Air, a JetBlue partner, has opened a downtown ticket office in Rutland next to Small Dog Electronics. The office is open six days a week for information and ticket purchases. It also acts as a call center for reservations on Cape Air, which operates three daily round-trip flights from Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport to Logan International Airport in Boston. 118 West St., Suite 104; 800-227-3247; •


InXpress of Vermont

Mike Coleman and Andrea DeLaBruere opened InXpress of Vermont, a shipping consultancy company offering businesses international and domestic shipping services and expertise in integrated online cart solutions. The goal is to streamline the shipping process. InXpress is an authorized sales partner for the courier company DHL. 233-5042; [email protected] or [email protected];

Winooski Circle Arts

Liza Cowan announced the opening of Winooski Circle Arts, a cooperative store featuring local arts, crafts, home and personal accessories, and comestibles. More than 35 Vermont artists and makers display their wares, among them, wooden bowls and utensils, handbags, ceramics, nail polish, millinery, lighting, and greeting cards, plus a hint of vintage pieces. Open from Wednesday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 41 Main St., on the roundabout; 399-2670; [email protected];

Raw Honey Apparel

Rebecca Buonadonna opened Raw Honey Apparel in downtown Rutland, a shop selling premium denim and fashion forward clothing in various styles, plus accessories, shoes, purses, and gifts. 5 Center St.; 776-4927.

IdleFast Events

Lance Ohlsson announced the launch of IdleFast Events, a cycling excursion and training company that develops and manages cycling events and domestic and international trips, hosts cycling sports events, and supports enthusiasts with pre-event training regimens. The coaching services bring over 27 years of experience to the business. 34 Cortland Ave., South Burlington; 703-835-4184; [email protected];

Hanson House

Cheryl Potter, the owner of Cherry Hill Yarn, announced the opening of Hanson House, a newly renovated 1800s farmhouse in Barton with five bedroom, four baths, and a large catering kitchen available to rent for retreats, weddings, reunions, and other gatherings, or just as a place to stay. Many of the original farm buildings remain. It sits on nine acres adjacent to the Orleans County Fairgrounds, and 15 miles from Burke Mountain. Hanson House is available to rent by the day, week, or month. 525-3311;•