Social Security claiming strategies for married couples

REGION – Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement because the age at which you apply for benefits will affect the amount you’ll receive. If you’re married, this decision can … Continued

Business Spotlight: Peabody Mountain Apiaries

Business Spotlight

Peabody Mountain Apiaries Weston 802-824-5469 honeybees@myfairpoint.net peabodymountainapiaries.com   Carol and Steven MacLaury started out with one hive of honeybees as a hobby 11 years ago, then turned the hobby into a retirement project. They now keep 16 to 32 hives, … Continued

August Chamber Corner

LUDLOW, Vt. – Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member this month. Willow Draws the World by Willow Bascom. She draws world Folk Art inspired by living in Saudi Arabia and Panama. … Continued

Can I save for retirement if I’m self employed?

REGION – The answer is yes…but how do you do it? You don’t have an employer retirement plan or a department to assist you. The responsibility falls entirely on you. Several surveys have shown that as much as 70 percent … Continued

Gem Starz: new owners, new name

dance studio

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Carrie Jewell and Kyla White of Gem Starz, formerly Le Studio Gymnastics and Dance. Gem Starz is a training and performance center located in Southern Vermont, specializing in … Continued

Pat Budnick July Member of the Month

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Marji Graf, CEO of Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce congratulates Pat Budnick of Motel in the Meadow in Chester for being chosen by her peers to be July Member of the Month. Pat has raised over $60,000 over the … Continued

Businesses in Greater Falls area pass compliance checks

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt – Ten local businesses in the Greater Falls area have passed their Department of Liquor Control (DLC) compliance checks in 2017. During the DLC compliance checks, investigators conduct retail inspections to prevent the sale and distribution of … Continued

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