No other news organization in Vermont offers a more engaged, affluent and influential audience than VTDigger. Your message will reach our avid readership of business and nonprofit leaders, state agency officials, lobbyists, lawmakers and informed citizens. Our underwriting team works closely to develop packages that can be tailor-made to meet your business’s specific needs.
IPJ Real Estate was started in 2006 by Ingrid Punderson Jackson with a boutique office on Main Street in Middlebury, VT. The objective was to make sure that our clients and customers were well-educated about the market, kept informed throughout a transaction, and completed their process of buying or selling in a timely manner and under terms that were acceptable to them.
Crises don’t just happen when you’re at home. And they don’t always happen on weekdays between 9 and 5. We know people may need our help anytime, anywhere, and we’re ready for the call.
First Call for Chittenden County One team. One number. 802-488-7777.
Our commitment to help people when they are most in need is the foundation of our enhanced crisis program, First Call for Chittenden County.
G.W. Tatro Construction, Inc. is one of Vermont’s leading heavy civil construction companies. They build roads, ski areas, wastewater facilities, snowmaking systems, penstock for hydroelectric dams and many other infrastructure projects used by tens of thousands of people.
For more than 15 years, FirstLight Fiber has tended to the telecommunications needs of carriers and enterprises throughout Northern New England and New York. FirstLight is a leading provider of high-speed data, Internet, data center and voice services in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York over the company’s fiber optic network. FirstLight also provides connectivity to Canada, connecting more than 2,200 locations, with nearly 15,000 additional locations serviceable by the company’s 275,000-mile fiber network.
Managed WLAN: The FairPoint Advantage
FairPoint Communications’ Managed Wireless LAN (WLAN) Service offers a robust, secure, and cost-effective solution that extends an organization’s LAN without the additional cost of wiring or the complexity of additional management. It provides high availability, performance, efficiency, and monitoring capabilities via a customer portal, while offloading the day-to-day management of the wireless LAN to FairPoint.
FairPoint’s Managed WLAN solution comprises:
EastView is Middlebury’s Premier Non-Profit Senior Community. Nestled on 40 acres with tremendous views, Eastview offers Independent Living, Residential Care, and Memory Care. We foster independence and freedom, promote a high quality of life, and pride ourselves on providing the highest quality senior living environment while responding to the changing needs of those we serve.
As the New Year approaches, Dinse is preparing for a very important milestone - its centennial anniversary.
By Bret Hodgdon, CPA, CFP®, CFE, CGMA
Many business owners shy away from putting a succession plan into place because they do not intend to retire in the next 2-5 years. In actuality, having a detailed succession (or exit) plan in place is essential to the future profitability of the business you’ve worked so hard to build and should be started at least 5 years out.
Q: How do I know for sure when it is the right time to exit my business?
Citizen Cider was founded in 2011 by three friends, Justin Heilenbach, Bryan Holmes and Kris Nelson. All discontented with their day jobs, together they set out to make authentic craft cider the way it's always been made on farms in New England for hundreds of years.
Employees of businesses that are members of local or regional Chambers of Commerce can obtain group rates even if other employees don’t want insurance. No employer contribution required.
VACE Insurance has negotiated group rates with VSP and Northeast Delta Dental to provide group-rated policies to chamber members.
There are no minimum participation requirements. Any employee can purchase any policy regardless of what fellow employees do.
And premiums are stable.
Vision Care for Life
Business owners know the best way to strengthen their companies is to invest in their workforce. What’s the best way to do that in Vermont? With CCV.
Community College of Vermont is the leader in developing statewide workforce training programs to meet the needs of Vermont employers. We know that trained employees are more efficient, better equipped to handle issues when they arise, and happier overall. And the dozens of companies we’ve worked with know that this investment works, and it works well.
Back in 2005, Jake Loeffler, founder of Brickliners Custom Masonry and Chimney Service had many different ideas on the type of business he dreamed of starting. As Jake said, ‘Nobody plans to be a Chimneysweep!’ Thankfully for Jake, his entrepreneurial spirit led him on the right direction; now more than ten years later, Brickliners has evolved to be the highest rated chimney service across Northern Vermont. As you would expect, they offer typical chimney inspections and cleaning services, but they also are known for doing custom masonry repairs, as well as dryer vent cleaning services.
Mental illness & addiction can affect anyone.
In recent years Vermont has seen a 66% increase in deaths involving heroin usage.
1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any year.
Ring, ring, ring PHONE CALLS received each month by the Brattleboro Retreat for assistance with mental health or addiction issues. 6,000
It’s why we’re here for everyone.
For those of you not familiar with Bertek Systems, Bertek has been printing in Vermont for over 40 years and is conveniently located in Fairfax, VT. Within the last 4 years, Bertek has invested heavily in growing digital print sales in the New England area, “The digital print division has provided Bertek with the vehicle necessary to appeal to our Regional Customers” says Peter Kvam, V.P of Sales.
When the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) was founded in 1881, it was one of just 14 schools of pharmacy in the country. Today, there are more than 130 pharmacy programs across the United States, and ACPHS is recognized as a leader in contributing to students’ outcomes. In 2015, the Brookings Institution ranked us the #1 Value-Added college in the nation.
When we founded Agilion five years ago, our goal was to create simple web applications to help businesses do more with less. We have worked with over 40 successful companies to develop and evolve their ideas and offerings through modern web technology. We’ve learned many lessons that we continually feed back into our process, but above all, this experience has led us to our four core values: Simplicity, Effective Communication, Care and Accountability, and Proactivity.
Aegis Renewable Energy was founded by Nils Behn in 2011. As a native Vermonter, Nils grew up surrounded by the unique natural beauty that can only be found here. At an early age Nils forged what would become a lifelong connection and commitment to reducing the impact we have on the natural environment. Nils’ accomplishments, during his 17 years in the business of renewable energy, is clear testimony to the resolve behind his commitment.
Over 40 years serving Vermont
Kinney Insurance Agency has been protecting Vermont families and businesses for over 40 years. Three generations of the Kinney family have built the agency by taking the time to get to know our clients and being active in the local community.
We Are Here For You
2016 marked a year of milestones for Morrisville-based Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (MSI). It not only designated the company’s 20th anniversary, but it was a year with record revenue with projected double-digit growth to continue. In fact, MSI was awarded the VBM Growth Award the past two years. But at this point, crushing expectations, delivering high-quality services, and attaining new stages of success is nothing new for MSI.
A member-owned credit union for everybody who lives and works in Vermont, VSECU offers more than traditional financial products and services Our vision, as a not for profit financial cooperative, is
to inspire a movement that brings people together to empower the possibilities for greater financial, environmental, and social prosperity.
With our organization empowered to drive for impact over activity, we strive to maximize the positive effect we have on our members’ lives and Vermont communities.
Give New England organizations a competitive edge through superior leadership and teamwork.
Practicing out of Chittenden County for more than fifteen years, our coaches have over sixty years of combined experience with specialties in healthcare, utilities, marketing, legal, finance and manufacturing.
Picking up the phone recently I heard, “Well, you do answer the phone!” It turned out that was the reason the executive director of a non-profit in Philadelphia had called. Looking through various websites he saw the note on ours (vermontawards.com) that we have no menus and personally answer our phones. That ended up being a good order and a new relationship as well.
Vermont Insurance Agents Association is the leading statewide trade association representing 150 independent insurance agencies in Vermont and nearly 1,000 members.
Vermont Insurance Agents Association’s was founded in 1906. Our mission is to be an advocate for independent insurance agents and help them succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
Members have access to a wide variety of products, services and knowledge. Resources include advocacy, award winning education programs, networking, agency products, and market access.
We extend a special thanks to our supportive Vermont employers, agencies, and individuals who received an ESGR award this past year for their outstanding support of Vermont’s National Guard and Reserve Service members and their family:
Bennington Police Dept – Chief P. Doucette, D. Dutcher, J. Stemp, and R. Harrington - Bennington
Bill Lohsen Plumbing & Heating – William Lohsen – Wallingford
Drummac Septic – Mike Medor - Highgate
Essex County Sheriff’s Department – Trevor Colby – Guildhall*
VCCICC supports Vermont’s children, families, communities, schools and businesses by promoting the highest quality child care for young and school-age children through the recruitment, training, development, mentoring and retention of qualified child care professionals.
Wills ~ Trusts ~ Estate Planning ~ Medicaid ~ Elder Law ~ Probate
Help protect your Employees and Clients: Call to set up your Free Estate Planning Seminar at your Office
Since 1874, Union Mutual has been providing our neighbors quality property-casualty insurance products with service that is truly second to none. As a mutual insurance Company founded on the promise of neighbors helping neighbors, Union Mutual is proud to offer friendly and personalized service even in this technology-driven age, responding to what our independent agents and policyholders need from their local insurance carrier.
The Tech Group is a locally owned, (South Burlington, Vermont) business dedicated to setting new and higher standards of community and customer service, motivated by pride in our work and a hands-on friendly approach. We are guided by the precepts of planning, professionalism and proficiency.
We are all familiar with the term "The Comfort Zone".
It's safe, it's easy, it feels good. And it can be necessary to stay there for a while. Yet, as we all know, Richard Branson or Serena Williams wouldn't have gotten where they did by spending very much time there.
This is not profound, but it is profoundly easy to forget.
Deepening their commitment to repowering Vermont with clean energy, SunCommon, of Waterbury, expanded this year by offering new solar options to meet both residential and commercial business needs. SunCommon recently introduced solar home energy storage, a small business solar program and a new innovation allowing Vermonters to go solar over their driveway, parking lot, patio or create a functional outdoor space with a beautiful, timber frame structure called the Solar Canopy.
Generate Leads Using Digital Advertising
A RETROMOTION CASE STUDY
In the past, our client relied on traditional advertising and word of mouth referrals to bring in new business. However, in 2016, their growth requirements forced them to become more aggressive with their advertising and promotional efforts.
by Gerianne Smart, Marketing & Public Relation Manager, Rutland Regional Medical Center
firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-747-1608
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional Medical Center has grown from its humble beginnings to Vermont’s largest community hospital. Today Rutland Regional delivers award-winning patient care to over 228,000 patients a year with the expertise and dedication of over 250 medical staff and 1,300 additional personnel.
YOU CAN FEEL THE OPTIMISTIC VIBE THE MOMENT YOU WALK INTO THE ONEDIGITAL BURLINGTON OFFICE:
THIS YEAR WE'RE CELEBRATING:
2017 will be a storied year for our family-owned group of dealerships as we celebrate 1 00 years - and currently four generations - in the truck dealership business. In honor of our centennial celeoration (including 41 years in the•state of Vermont), here's a snippet of the story of how we came to serve the Greeh Mountain State.
LET US SET THE SCENE ...
MEMIC has grown from its roots in Maine to the leading workers' compensation insurer in Northern New England and is among the nation's fastest growing carriers. Not surprisingly, MEMIC's focus on injury prevention has proven that the best way to keep insurance affordable is to partner with employers and employees to prevent injuries through safety training and best practices. That's why the company's safety experts provide hundreds of hours of free training each year for our policyholders all across Vermont.
Our beginnings & Well Drilling Services
In 1959 Howard Manosh purchased a backhoe and started the H. A. Manosh Company as a one man operation. In 1965 he purchased his first well drilling rig.
Since that time The H. A. Manosh Company has drilled thousands of domestic, agricultural & municipal wells. We also offer specialized drilling services for business, industrial and agricultural customers. Services range from test drilling of major building sites to boring for elevator shaft bases.
Advanced Commercial Construction Institute Programs : 250 hours of hands on training, 5 days a week, 10 hours a day, for 5 weeks