BFDDA launches shop local program

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance introduces BF Bucks! This is a shop local program funded by an economic stimulus grant offered by the state of Vermont with a quick turnaround. BFDDA is disbursing BF Bucks … Continued

Okemo Valley awarded regional marketing grant

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a Restart VT Regional Marketing & Stimulus Grant from the Department of Tourism. This successful application was the result of a regional collaboration with joint applications from … Continued

Coping with market volatility: avoid rash decisions

During periods of market volatility, avoid making investment decisions based on emotions.

REGION – If you’ve been watching the market lately, perhaps the first question on your mind is, “Should I make a big change in my investments?” In reality, a volatile market isn’t the best time to do a complete makeover … Continued

Coronavirus concerns? Consider past health crises

Putting current market volatility into historical perspective can help you stay the course during turbulent times

REGION – During the last week of February 2020, the S&P 500 lost 11.49%—the worst week for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis—only to jump by 4.6% on the first Monday in March. By all accounts, the drop was largely … Continued

Claremont Savings Bank VP graduates from New England School

Tasha Shute, vice president of retail services

CLAREMONT, N.H. – Claremont Savings Bank is proud to announce the graduation of Tausha Shute, vice president of retail services, from the New England School for Financial Studies. “This program has allowed Tausha the opportunity to develop a broad range … Continued

Kokopelli’s decor and more business opens in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Tanya L. Nichols and her husband Ron have launched Kokopelli’s, a new retail business in Bellows Falls specializing in a variety of southwestern décor, rugs, and handbags, jewelry, and gemstones, Shearling products, and handmade items from … Continued

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks Vermont Timberworks reopening after rebuild


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Almost a year after a devastating fire destroyed this Springfield timber frame company, Vermont Timberworks officially reopened their new building with a spirited and Covid-conscious ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. The September 2019 fire, which was … Continued

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