How does a 401(k) plan work?

REGION – With a 401(k) plan, you elect either to receive cash payments from your employer immediately, or defer receipt of a portion of that income to the plan. The amount you defer isn’t currently included in your income; it’s … Continued

Business Spotlight: Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe


Crows Bakery & Opera House Cafe 73 Depot Street, Proctorsville, Vt., 05153 802-226-7007   Owners George and Robin Timko have lived in Cavendish for almost 40 years and are proud that their café serves as a popular gathering … Continued

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Bellows Falls area (including Rockingham, Saxtons River and Westminster) restaurants and shops will hold their annual Thanksgiving Weekend Open House from Friday Nov. 24 to Cider Monday Nov. 27. Starting with Plaid Friday where everyone wears … Continued

Designing a benefit package for your small business

REGION – As a small business owner, when your primary goals are managing costs and increasing revenue, how do you entice new recruits and reward current staff members for continually putting their best efforts forward? One way is ensuring that … Continued

Business Spotlight: Hopkins Chimney Care, LLC

Hopkins Chimney Care, LLC 2071 Main St. Cavendish, Vt. 802-546-1467 Hopkins Chimney Care, LLC is a licensed and insured professional chimney cleaning and maintenance service. The business is also registered with the Vermont Department of Fire Safety. Michael and … Continued

Area retailers honored by MAPP as partners in public health


WINDSOR COUNTY, Vt. – With a mission to inspire community action that promotes health and positive environments for youth, Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP) recently recognized area retailers for passing the Vermont Department of Liquor control tobacco compliance checks. Retailers … Continued

Tina’s Hallmark celebrates Healthcare Appreciation


  SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – For the second year, Tina’s Hallmark, located in the Springfield Shopping Plaza, celebrated healthcare appreciation week. From Oct. 19 to Oct. 26, the store held a raffle for any healthcare professionals who came to the store … Continued

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