Nicole Junas Ravlin has always had an interest in news and used to wonder why certain topics were covered and others were not. “I wanted to find a way to be involved in the news industry without being a journalist,” she said. Ravlin studied public relations in college and has worked in the field for over 25 years.
Jen Novak first started thinking about opening a home design and décor store last February, but when the pandemic hit, she put her plans on hold. With things looking up, Novak decided now was the time and opened the Gilded Elephant at Charlotte Crossing in mid-April.
What could we possibly love more in a small town than a family business that’s carrying on to its next generation? Not much, I’d say, and this is precisely what is happening at Darling’s Boatworks right now.
Opening Day at the Cookie Love creemee window had a different feeling this year, because the good cheer about the opening was dimmed somewhat by the uncertainty of the news that Cookie Love was for sale.
Take a ride down Mt. Philo Road, past the park entrance and the Mt. Philo Inn, up over the ridge, savoring the spectacular views in all directions, and down into the borderlands toward North Ferrisburgh.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
A visit to the Charlotte Berry Farm will only make you feel happy and warm despite the cold. Located on Route 7 across from Higbee Road, it is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Vermont is full of entrepreneurs. According to Jeff Barett of the business magazine Inc.com, “It’s a state with fewer people than Oklahoma City, yet it has a 40-year track record of creating billion-dollar exits.” Charlotte, despite its small size and population, is home to many of those businesswomen. Here are just two of them.
The August 1 Planning Commission meeting agenda was a continuation of several topics from recent meetings: Act 143 and accessory on-farm businesses and the East Charlotte Village (ECV) district boundaries. The commission also introduced its newest commission member, James Faulkner.
The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Inspiration and Innovation Award recognizes VBSR member organizations who have demonstrated innovative or inspirational achievement in environmental, social or economic fields within the past three years. This year, Milk Money, a Charlotte-based company that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners raise local, “patient” money to grow or expand their companies, received the award for small member organizations. Pictured with the award are Milk Money cofounders Louisa Schibli, right, of Charlotte, and Janice Shade of Jericho.