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August 2019

Norwich University, Richard W. Schneider
Full Steam Ahead:A life well lived

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount,
We're selling ourselves short

Garrett Hotel Consultants, Christie Garrett, and David Garrett
Making Accommodations:Luxury lodging is their specialty

Little & Cicchetti, Tom Little and Bert Cicchetti
Brothers in Law:In more than one way

Shy Guy Gelato, Paul Sansone
Cool Customer:Ice-cold nirvana

Dining Out
Local restaurants with something special to offer.

July 2019

Fuse Marketing, Bill Carter, Issa Sawabini, and Brett Smith
Meme Team: Eyes on the youth prize

Farm to Fork
Loco for Local: Restaurants and farmers make it work, Farm to Table Roots (Not what you think)

Flood Financial Services, Richard W. (Ric) Flood, Meghan Flood, and Joseph D. Malboeuf
Making the Dough Rise: 51 years and counting

All About IT, by Eric Hart of NPI
Reducing IT risk: planning for quick recovery from disaster

June 2019

MacAuley's Foodservice, Roger MacAuley and Angela MacAuley
Lord of the Fries: An admired food wholesaler's company turns 50.

Barton Agency & Backgrounds Plus, Peter Barton and Anita Bobee
Inquiring Minds: Uncovering delinquent behavior.

Our 35th Birthday Retrospective, Mark Neagley, Brenda Torpy, and Adeline Druart
421 issues and Counting: Zuck, Prince Harry, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have nothing on us.

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso
Best practices for effective organization change-management (OCM)

May 2019

Northern Toyotalift, TJ Lash and Joe Rossetti
Their Business Is Picking Up: This company specializes in giving raises.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount, HR Law Changes for 2019

Jericho Settlers Farm, Christa Alexander and Mark Fasching
A Growing Family: Sprouting from Vermont Roots.

Oh My Dog, Troy-Vowell and Mia Troy
A Pet Project: More than just a job.

Act 250 Roundup 2018
Act 250 Rundown: Act 250 applications that were submitted in 2018 and approved before press time this year.

Under Construction
Under Constrtuction: A look at some recent construction projects.

April 2019

Lenny's Shoe & Apparel, Mark McCarthy and Todd McCarthy
Filling Their Father's Shoes: These brothers get a kick out of work.

Column from Christine Miller
Lack of salespeople? Lack of sales.

Sunset Vistas, Dan Girard
The Many Lives of Dan Girard: To this guy, retirement means another venture.

Lake Roundup
Lake Appeal: Our annual light-hearted look at the allure of Lake Champlain.

March 2019

VTDigger, Anne Galloway
The Beat Goes On: A 10-year journey to the largest newsroom in Vermont.

All About IT, by Eric Hart of NPI
Budgeting to avoid falling behind the technology curve.

Discovery Map International, Peter Hans
This Company's on the Map: 136 destinations and counting.

White Cap Business Park, VBT/Country Walkers, J. Graham Goldsmith Architects, Synergy Fitness, Dragonheart Vermont LCDBF, PT360
Wait a Minute!: White Cap Business Park is just one of J. Graham Goldsmith's bungee cord jumps.

February 2019, Business Women-Vermont

Business Women-Vermont
A tribute to 13 extraordinary women out of the hundreds we've featured over the years: Penrose Jackson, Nancy Lang, Hinda Schreiber-Miller, Lisa Lindahl, Linda Vail, Rosalyn Graham, Janice Ryan, RSM, Gretchen Morse, Mary Alice McKenzie, Melinda Moulton, Pamela Polston, Cathy Resmer, and Paula Routly.

Vermont Awards & Engraving, Margaret Brownfield Swett and Stephen Swett
Carving Out a Niche: Swett's customers say her business takes the prize.

Marketing Partners, Pat Heffernan
On the Rights Side of History: Heffernan has long championed women's rights.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Breaking the glass ceiling

January 2019

The UVM Health Network, John Brumsted
Care Corps: Brumsted leads a growing group of cohorts.

RetroMotion Creative, Justin Bunnell
Videos, Branding, Print, and Fizz: The many expressions of Justin Bunnell.

Vermont Innovators, Roundup
The Seeds of Invention: Our tiny state has been a hotbed of innovation.

All About IT, by Eric Hart of NPI
Reducing IT risk: planning for business continuity

December 2018

Michael Molleur Tree Farm, Michel Molleur
Chop Shop: This Christmas tree wholesaler has deep roots in Vermont

Resonance, Steve Schmida and Nazgul Abdrazakova
World Solutions: Market-based answers to poverty.

Warm Hearts Deep Pockets
Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets: Include your employees, follow your interests.

Hot Products & Executive Gifts
Gift ideas for your favorite boss or client.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Help wanted

November 2018

S & H Underwriters, Betty Sikora, Patrick Sikora, and John Hull
Outside-the-box Protection: This insurance firm's clients are independent agents.

Potlicker Kitchen, Nancy Warner and Walter Warner
On a Jelly Roll: It started with an intriguing idea for using beer.

Church Street Marketplace, Homeport, Marketplace Fitness, Halvorson's, Monelle
A Hoppin' Place: A look at the Church Street Marketplace 38 years in and counting.

Hot Products & Executive Gifts
Gift ideas for your favorite boss or client.

Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Plan Your Success

October 2018

Farrell Properties, Eric Farrell
Thriving in the Space Race: Experience and a brother's advice has kept Farrell aiming high.

Dodge Ski Boots, Dave Dodge and Bill Doble
Snow Business: The only downhill trend for this company is skiing.

Property Management Associates, Scott Michaud
Land-Aid: Smoothing the way for condominium associations.

Commercial Space Roundup 2018
Commercial Space Roundup: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

An Entrepreneurs Perspective, by Christopher Loso
Benchmarking for continuous improvement

September 2018

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, Daniel C. Bridge and Mark McDonnell
Double Coverage: Shepherding a 190-year-old into the future.

Restoration & Performance Motorcars, Peter Markowski and Stephan Markowski
Preservation Trust: Since age 15, Markowski's love of cars has never waned.

DealerPolicy, Travis Fitzgerald and Jeffrey Mongeon
Auto Pilots: Driving an idea to make the car-buying experience easier.

Lowell's Moving & Storage, Bruce Lowell
Load and Lock: He moves, he stores, he delivers, he installs.

Tax Talk, Kaj Samsom, CPA, Vermont Tax Commissioner
Supreme Court puts an end to 'tax-free' online sales

August 2018

Greensea Systems, Ben Kinnaman and Joanna Kinnaman
Out to Launch: Guidance for robotic underwater vehicles.

Sunset Grille & Tap Room, Richard Haab and Nancy Haab
Grills Gone Wild: More than a rib place, a rib kind of place.

Jon's Darkroom and Frameshop, Jonathan Long
Well Developed: From film to digital, from photography to framing, this guy does it all.

Vermont Craft Distillers Roundup, need people and company names
Proof Positive: A stroll through Vermont's spirits community.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount

July 2018

Dell'Amore Enterprises, Frank Dell'Amore
The Sauce King: Using culinary wizardry inherited from his grandmother.

Steeple Market, Pierre Menard
At the Altar of Food: A former church is an apt place for Pierre Menard's dedication.

Pizzeria Verit, Leslie McCrory Wells and John Rao III
A Pizza the Action:These partners have moved beyond pizza.

All About IT, by Eric Hart of NPI
Technology investment strategies for business success

June 2018

Vermont Natural Resources Board, Diane Snelling
A Natural Resource: Diane Snelling follows her family's legacy.

ADA Traffic Control, Linda Murphy and Jim Murphy
A Driving Interest: Leading a multifaceted security business.

Murdoch Hughes Twarog & Tarnelli, James Murdoch, Kurt Hughes, Frank Twarog and Michelle Tarnelli
True Conviction: Like much of the law it practices, this firm considers itself a family.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Why some employees are underproductive ... and what to do about it

May 2018

Wood's CRW Corp., Chris Palmer
Heavy Lifting: Fifty-six years of heavy construction equipment sales.

Blow & Cote, Marc Cote
Bridging Generations: For 71 years, this family business has helped shape the Vermont countryside.

Got That Rental & Sales, Scott Guay
If it's available, Got That has got that.

Under Construction
Under Constrtuction: A look at some recent construction projects.

Act 250
Act 250 Rundown: Act 250 applications that were submitted in 2017 and approved before press time this year.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Salary administration the time is now.

April 2018

Wendell's Furniture, Wendell Farrell and Ryan Farrell
All Springs Considered: Mattresses, couches, chairs, tables Wendell Farrell has it all.

The Town Cobbler, John Welsh
A Good Sole: The grump who saved Christmas.

Lake Roundup for 2018
The Year on the Lake: Our annual lighthearted look at business on Lake Champlain.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Speaking of strategy

March 2018

Community College of Vermont, Joyce Judy
A Can-Do Institution: ... with a can-do leader at the helm.

Gonzo's HD Sports, Stephen Gonsalves
Gaming the System: A life-long love of the links.

McGillicuddy's Irish Pub, David Nelson and Stacey Nelson
The Pluck of the Irish: An offhand remark led to a local empire of bars and restaurants.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
The fine art of billing: What you really need to know.

Web Trends, by Dave Gibson, Propeller Media Works
Website accessibility and the ADA.

February 2018

Citizen Cider, Bryan Holmes, Justin Heilenbach, and Kris Nelson
The Fruits of Their Labor: This trio is reaping rewards from their growing craft cidery.

Moose Meadow Lodge, Willie Docto and Greg Trulson
An Inn-Born Partnership: An association manager and an engineer ply their artistic sides.

The Business of Cheese
Wheys and Means: The business side of cheese. Interviews with Nate Formalarie, Cabot Creamery Co-operative; Andy Kehler, Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro; Tom Perry, Shelburne Farms; and Hannah Sessions, Blue Ledge Farm in Salisbury

Dining Out
Vermont's restaurant scene represents a panoply of regional and international flavors.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Now that pot is legal in Vermont ...

January 2018

Repro and Reprographics of New England, Chuck Siegel and Marilyn Siegel
A Man of Letters: A career in print

The Light Radio Network, Sean Troland
A Little Light Music: Minister, manager, and friend

Technology Consultants, Mike Servidio
Managed Care Provider: Servidio's mantra is prevent, protect, and maintain

All About IT, by Eric Hart of NPI
Data security: real risks, real results

December 2017

Jess Boutique, Jessica Pomerleau
Haute Stuff: No blue jeans here.

The Paper Peddler, Kathie and Dan Cooke
CARDiologists: A pair of IBM-ers took the leap

Carol MacDonald, Carol MacDonald
imPRESSive Art: Artist, advocate, teacher, leader

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets
There's no end of inventiveness when it comes to fund-raising

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
It must stop

Hot Products and Executive Gifts
Gift ideas for your favorite boss or client.

November 2017

Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Mark Redmond
Visible Light: A rainbow of options for 1,500 imperiled youths a year.

Super Thin Saws, John Schultz, Dave Strom, and Rob Bisbee
Blades of Steel: Precision is the name of the game here.

Burlington Record Plant, Justin Crowther and Randi-Lynn Crowther
Under-Cover Business: Riding the wave of vinyl's resurgence.

Personnel Points by Dave Mount
Recruiting from the other side.

October 2017

CCR Sales & Service, Casey Mathieu
Plow Man: A full complement of heavy equipment.

Ault Commercial Realty, G. Ray Ault
Commercial Heart: A 44-year relationship.

Limoge & Sons Garage Doors, Rick Limoge and Mike O'Grady
A Grand Opening: Garage doors keep these partners driving.

The Company Doctor, by Andrew J. Haig, M.D., Haig et al Consulting
Back pain: What's a boss to do?

Commercial Space Roundup 2017
Commercial Space Roundup: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Go for the ball

September 2017

Cheeseman Insurance Group, Douglas Cheeseman
Acing the Three-Pointer: Applying the intricacies of basketball to business and life.

Catamount North, Patricia and Thomas Frechette
A Cap-able Couple: From custom van interiors and aluminum caps to fiberglass truck tops and boat racks.

Hot Wheels, John DuBrul III, Bill Shearer, and Scott Foster
Hot Wheels: The world of automobiles is alive with technology.

Vermont Wealth & Retirement, LLC, Tim Carney
Cents and Sensibility: A personal finance coach and investment advisor.

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso
An Entrepreneur's Perspective

August 2017

Sleepy Hollow, Sandy and Dave Enman, Eli Enman, and Molly Peters
Snow Business Like Family Business: This close family makes playing fun for others.

Gone Solar
Business owners hitch their fortunes to a star.

Renoun Skis, Cyrus Schenck
Fast Company: A material that's changed the way we ski ... and more to come.

The Countryman's Pleasure, Hans Entinger and Kathy Entinger
Taste Buds: One cooks, one designs, both enjoy.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Managing a Remote Workforce

July 2017

Natural Provisions, Allison Lafferty, Peter Lafferty, and Terry Powers
Shelf Perpetuating: A family-owned St. Johnsbury store's Williston branch.

The Abbey Group FoodService Management Co., David Underwood, Sherry Underwood, and Abbey Underwood
Hunger Management: 30,000 meals a day and counting.

Maple Wind Farm, Beth Whiting and Bruce Hennessey
Raising the Steaks: First-time farmers met the challenge.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
Go with the flow to increase office productivity.

June 2017

Bauer Gravel Farnham, Joe Bauer, John Gravel, and Dan Farnham
Tyrannosaurus Lex*: *Powerful law.

Loso's Professional Janitorial Services, Harry Loso and Chris Loso
Cleaning Agents: Sweeping through Vermont with over 90 employees.

Marcotte Appliance Repair, Gary Marcotte
The Fixer: Whatever it is, if it breaks, he'll make it work.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Strategic planning: a practical guide for businesses.

May 2017

Vermont Wholesale Building Products, Phil Payne
Chairman of the Boards: Specialty lumber is his specialty.

Cx Associates, Jennifer L. Chiodo and Matt Napolitan
Verification Administration: Making sure the building works right.

Under Construction
Under Constrtuction: A look at some recent construction projects.

Smith Buckley Architects, Cleary O. Buckley and Israel Smith
Architectonic Harmony: A fine bromance.

Rycandon Mechanical, Chuck Arel
Plumb Nice: Master of his trade.

Act 250
Act 250 Rundown: Act 250 applications that were submitted in 2016 and approved before press time this year.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Reinvent yourself.

April 2017

Snake Mountain Boatworks, Michael Claudon
Classic Action: From economics professor to antique boat restorer.

Lake Roundup
Water Works: Our annual roundup of folks who make their living on the lake.

Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design, Cynthia Knauf
Sites For Sore Eyes: Following a creative muse.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Common sales compensation plan issues

March 2017

Visiting Nurse Association, Judy Peterson
Care-Force One: In the pilot's seat.

Vermont Commons School, Dexter Mahaffey
Uncommon Commons: A place for learning to thrive in the world.

Bia Diagnostics, Thomas Grace, Robin Grace, and Hannah Grace
A Grace-Full Endeavor: This entrepreneurial family carved a niche.

Golf Course Roundup, Tom Ayer of Cedar Knoll Country Club, Jeff Brown of West Bolton Golf Club, Alex Kourebanas of Catamount Golf Club, and Jason Shattie of Burlington Country Club
Swing Shift: Spring is coming, can golf be far behind?

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Future proofing your business

February 2017

Mike Comeau's Markets, Mike Comeau and Catharine Timmer
Cornering the Corner Market: Five village groceries and counting.

Wineries Roundup, Lincoln Peak Vineyard, Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits, Due North, Snow Farm Vineyard, and Shelburne Vineyard
Romancing the Vine: The small world' community of Vermont's wine industry.

Vermont Folk Rocker, Jim Geier
The Art of Comfort: This chair's function follows form.

Mount Philo Inn, David and Jane Garbose
Not Just Another Pretty Place: A new life for a Charlotte landmark.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Managing Uncertainty

Dining Out
A roundup of some of our favorites.

January 2017

SemiProbe, Denis Place, Mostafa Daoudi, and Doug Merrill
Fathers of Invention: Creating paths for exploration.

Hen House Media, Johnny Mendez and Bryan Agran
Focus Locus: These partners see themselves as makers for their clients.

Green Mountain Software, Lou Krieg and Ann Pettyjohn
Big Apps Small Package: From the Newton to the Palm Pilot to the iPhone, this company oils the wheels.

JDDesign, Justin Dennis
Image Conscious: These signs speak volumes.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
Technology investments for improved business success.

December 2016

The Russell Farm, Janet Russell and David Russell, The Russell Farm
A Growing Family: A desire to make memories sprouted this business.

Stowe Craft and Design, Stephen Fishman and Susan Bayer-Fishman, Stowe Craft & Design
Making Good Manors: Art is the foundation of everything this woman does.

Kevin Smith Sports, Kevin Smith and Joanie McGinn, Kevin Smith Sports
Teamship Navigators: A love of all things sports created the perfect opportunity for Kevin Smith 30 years ago.

Warm Hearts, Deep Pockets
Participation makes small contributions large.

The Manager's Corner, by Emily Morrow
Reducing workplace stress: What really works?

November 2016

Leader Evaporator Co., Bradley Gillilan
Helping the Sap Run: Since 1888, this manufacturer has had the backs of North America's maple producers.

Mehuron's Market, Tom Mehuron
A Bread and Butter Business: A village institution for 75 years.

Buds and Roses, Sharon Niquette and Heather Hutchins
Flower Girls: These partners always have time to smell the roses.

Palmer Lane Maple, Paul Palmer and Colleen Palmer
Branching Out: These maple wholesalers have launched a retail shop.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
Independent contractors (again).

October 2016

Brickliners Custom Masonry and Chimney Services/Garage Outfitters, Jacob (Jake) Loeffler
Grate Expectations: Chimney sweep 2.0.

Hergenrother Industries, Adam Hergenrother
Designated Driver: Find the right people and give them the keys.

Catamount East Development Co./Cedric Electric, Cedric Demeritt and Gordon Demeritt
Space Men: Three generations guide this company.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC

Commercial Spaces 2016
Commercial Spaces Roundup 2016: Our annual survey of commercial property for sale or lease.

September 2016

Wilkins Harley-Davidson, Barbara Wilkins, Ann Lyon, and John Lyon
The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Three generations of Wilkinses carry on a Barre tradition.

Absolute Pilates, Lynne Martens
It's a Stretch: Beautiful body movement is a lifelong interest for Martens.

The Emily Post Institute, Peter Post
To the Manners Born: Emily Post's work of teaching etiquette continues into the fifth generation.

Sheltra Tax and Accounting, Diana Sheltra
The ABCs of 123s: Sheltra tutors her clients as she tends to their finances.

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso
An Entrepreneur's Perspective.

August 2016

GuitarSam, Kevin Crossett
Plucky Music Man: Savvy and persistence with a sprinkle of enthusiasm.

Vermont Home and Lodging Properties, John Nelson and Christine Fraioli
Homes Away From Home: Turning a love into a lifestyle.

The Innovation Center of Vermont
Building Directory: The Innovative Innovation Center.

Little House by Andre, Andre and Jamey Plouffe
Into Outbuildings: Building a second-generation family business.

Contributed Column from Dave Mount

Dining Out
Dining Out: A roundup of some of our favorites.

July 2016

Former Gov. James H. Douglas, Gov. Jim Douglas
Doing It His Way: Vermont's 80th governor continues to serve.

The Uncommon Market, Sharon Allen and Peter Foote
Shelf Conscious: An atypical establishment.

One Federal Restaurant & Lounge, Erika and Marcus Hamblett
Northern Comfort: Frickles are a house specialty at One Federal.

Artist Lance Richbourg, Lance Richbourg
Covering the Bases: The charmed life of Burlington artist Lance Richbourg.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
How to avoid the mobile ransomware epidemic.

June 2016

Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, Wes Balda
In High Gear: A figurative and literal driver.

Joseph F. Obuchowski and Associates, Carole and Joe Obuchowski
Family Practice: Partners in law and in life.

Clean Green Sanitation, Tim Mack and Dave Koval
Talking Trash: Playmates to workmates trash to treasure.

Aaron's Tree Service, Aaron Sterling
Branch Manager: A man of many talents.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount
New rules for employers.

May 2016

G.W. Tatro Construction Co., Greg and Dawn Tatro
It's All in the Family: In pursuit of longevity.

S.T. Paving Inc., John and Leslie Reynolds
Road Warrior: Forty-plus years of creative paving work.

Smart-Bracket Staging, Eric Kurtz
A Business on the Ascent: An inventive approach to safety on the job.

The Wall Doctor, Judy and Bill Galdi
Curtain Call: Everything for windows and walls.

Act 250 Rundown 2016
Act 250 applications that were submitted in 2015 and approved before press time this year.

Under Construction
Under Constrtuction: A look at recent construction projects.

April 2016

Lake Champlain Business Roundup, Play it Again :
This year early, last year late, playtime on the water always comes. Pat Ullom and Chip Ullom, Chipman Point Marina Jeff Lefebvre, New England Marine dba Vermont Docks Mark Saba, Saba Marine Jeremy Belchamber, Bay Harbor Marina Todd Smith, Point Bay Marina Dennis Fox, Fox Marine Robin Doyle, International Sailing School and more

Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic, Millie Armstrong
Thoroughly Modern Millie: A longtime veterinary practice moves up in the world.

Bert's Boats, Kenneth Bert Roberts
Catching the Wave: A man of all seasons.

Marketing 101, by Christine Miller, Miller Consulting LLC
Why are you in business?.

March 2016

University of Vermont, Tom Sullivan
A Study in Green and Gold: From lawyer to university president

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School, Andrea and Steve Charest
Peak Experiences: The Charests have been to the mountaintop

The Shelburne Craft School, Sage Tucker-Ketcham
Earth, Fire, and Water: Joy and satisfaction through creating

An Entrepreneur's Perspective, by Christopher Loso
Mentoring with a twist

February 2016

Shelburne Museum, Thomas Denenberg
Drawn to Art: A summer job that never really ended.

RLPhoto, Rick Levinson
Straight Shooter: Carving his own path.

The North Branch Cafe, Lauren Parker
Glass Action: Tea, wine, and a friendly face.

White's Bikes and Outfitters, Stephen White
Spokesman: White's Bikes and Outfitters.

Dining out
Some of our favorite purveyors of food and drink.

Personnel Points, by Dave Mount

January 2016

rb Technologies, Rubin Bennett
LAN Lord: A local connection helped launch this IT company.

Able Advertising, Jamie Leopold
The Power of One: Still solo after all these years.

The Fly Rod Shop, Robert Shannon
Central Casting: A passion for fly fishing has guided Bob Shannon since college.

All About IT, by John Burton of NPI
Small Vermont businesses benefit from big data

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