Work toward your own financial Independence Day


REGION – It’s our national Independence Day. This celebration may get you thinking of the many freedoms you enjoy. But have you thought of what you might need to do to attain financial freedom? Your first step is to define … Continued

Variable annuities

REGION – A variable annuity is a contract between you, the purchaser, and an insurance company, the issuer. In return for your premium payments, the issuer agrees to make periodic payments to you, beginning either immediately or at some future … Continued

Okemo Valley Chamber bids farewell to Marji Graf

Marji Graf

LUDLOW, Vt. – On Monday, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce shifted gears to welcome Carol Lighthall as its new executive director. Longtime CEO, Marji Graf, moves on to a new chamber opportunity in Rockland, Md. Marji Graf’s tenure spans … Continued

Business Spotlight: Walpole Creamery

532 Main Street, Walpole, N.H. 603-445-5700 Since 2006, Walpole Creamery has been a locally owned and operated, small batch ice cream maker. Using only local, organic, and all-natural ingredients, Walpole Creamery produces super premium ice cream in 14 … Continued

Business Spotlight: Springfield Printing

Springfield Printing 19 Precision Drive, N. Springfield 800-437-9244 Facebook @SpringfieldPrinting Located in North Springfield, Springfield Printing Corp. is a web-to-print company with over 100 years of experience for all your printing needs. Springfield Printing is dedicated to helping clients … Continued

Inflation-fighting TIPS

REGION – It’s easy to see how inflation affects your daily life. Gas prices are higher. Electric bills are steeper. Wallets are thinner. But what inflation does to your investments isn’t always as obvious. Let’s say your money is earning … Continued

Business Spotlight: Smokin’ Bowls

Smokin’ Bowls 831 Rockingham Rd. Bellows Falls, Vt. 802-463-9800 Don’t let the casual looking roadside shack fool you; Smokin’ Bowls has been serving the highest quality, gourmet soups and meals on the go, using the freshest local ingredients since … Continued

The Killarney is the OVRCC June member of the month


LUDLOW, Vt. – The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Mark Verespy, owner of The Killarney, the June Member of the Month award. Marji Graf says, “I have to say that Mark is the epitome of a chamber member … Continued

Mt. Ascutney Hospital event honors 33 staff members

Jean Martaniuk, 40 years of service, and Dr. Perras receiving their Employee Recognition Awards. Photo Provided.

WINDSOR, Vt. – On April 19 Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recognized 33 employees who have collectively served the hospital for more than 535 years. Staff members were honored at a special Employee Service Awards dinner in the hospital’s … Continued

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