How can you help your kids pay for college?

REGION – It’s still summer, but we’re getting close to a new school year. One day though “back-to-school” will mean “off to college” for your children. Will you be financially prepared to help your kids cope with the costs of … Continued

Business Spotlight: Silver Forest Jewelry

        40 Industrial Drive, Bellows Falls, Vt. 800-922-9946 Facebook @Silver Forest   Silver Forest creates handcrafted earrings and jewelry, or “wearable art,” made with quality materials, and designed to be as timeless unique as you … Continued

The new estate tax rules and your estate plan

REGION – The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 included new gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions. The 2010 Tax Act provided that in 2011 and 2012, the gift and estate tax basic exclusion … Continued

Business Spotlight: Clever Cow Designs

Clever Cow Designs

Clever Cow Designs 27 Main Street, Springfield, Vt. 802-885-4388   Kathy and Conrad McCroy opened Clever Cow Designs in May of 2016 in Springfield, Vt., offering quality custom designs at fair prices, “strengthening the relationship between entrepreneurs and … Continued

Business Spotlight: Moose Creek Adirondack Chairs

Moose Creek Adirondack Chairs 217 Main Street, Grafton, Vt. 802-380-3579 Woodworker Randy Antinarelli is the owner of Moose Creek Adirondack Chairs. He produces custom-made Adirondack chairs and tables at his Grafton Village shop. All of his furniture is … Continued

Business Spotlight: Dellamano Glassware

Dellamano Glassware

Dellamano Glassware 17 Rockingham St. Bellows Falls, Vt. 802-376-3264 You may have seen Dellamano Glassware around at the Chester Fall Festival or other arts festivals in the area. Cathy Tretler, owner of Dellamano Glassware, has been painting for … Continued

Business Spotlight: Meditrina Wine and Cheese

Meditrina Wine and Cheese 295 Main Street, Chester, Vt. 802-875-9463 Meditrina is attracting new locals and enjoying the energetic vibe in their high foot-traffic location near the Chester green. The wine, beer, and cheese shop moved in late May … Continued

Next Start Your Own Business workshop, July 26

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Vermont Small Business Development Center would like to announce an upcoming workshop for those thinking about starting their own business. This workshop, titled “Starting Your Own Business,” is aimed at helping future entrepreneurs turn their passions … Continued

Don’t let your investments go on vacation


REGION – Summer is here – and so is vacation season. Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways – more than $100 billion in 2017 alone, as reported in Travel and Leisure magazine. When you hit the road, you … Continued

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