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February 11th, 2016

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New Barre ReSource Store Manager Always Looking to “Give Back” to Community

Bob Kershaw has always been the kind of guy who stands up for the underdog and looks to give back to his community, which is just what the ReSOURCE Nonprofit store in Barre needed. “A perfect fit,” said Kershaw, who had volunteered at the Barre location for six months­—after being one of those customers who visits daily—before accepting the positio...

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Hilltop Inn Of Vermont Announces Exciting Changes

Nearly three quarters of a million dollars in renovations are underway at the Hilltop Inn of Vermont located at the “hospital hill” intersection in Berlin. And quite possibly an exciting new franchise owner will be announced in the coming months. “This will be a good thing for the hotel and the growing central Vermont destination market,” said mana...

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Help Fund a Community Bike Revolution

By Aaron Retherford By this coming April, Barre will be home to the Vermont Bicycle Shop. Owner Darren Ohl has experience working at bicycle shops in nearly every corner of the United States – a passion that formed as a child. While he’s dreamed of opening up his own shop for years, he doubted it would become a reality. But once he and his wife, Gi...

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Bob’s Camera & Video Has New Owner with New Excitement

Kaitlyn Mesler, an employee at the highly respected Bob’s Camera & Video in downtown Barre, has become its new owner. Bob Sager, who started the camera and photo accessory business in 1986 with wife, Susan, is 68 today and “needed to retire.” “I did not want to just close the store, but possibilities to sell were not materializing,” explained...

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool Provide Over $13,000 of Socks and Support to Homeless

By Aaron Retherford Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel has found a couple of solid partners in Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool in its support of the homeless. Lenny’s completed its fifth annual Charity Sock Sale from Sept. 17-19 and provided a cash donation of $1,222 and 600 pairs of socks to four homeless shelters. In the five years of the fundraiser, over...

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America’s smartphone obsession extends to mobile banking

There’s no denying it — smartphones have become essential to daily life. From the smallest to the most complex of tasks, we’ve adopted a mobile-first mindset. For an increasing number of adults, this means their smartphone is never too far out of reach. In fact, if you’re like most Americans, your smartphone is your first an...

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Be Juicy!! Montpelier’s Mobile Juice Bar

Wow! You have never had a drink like Charlotte Root in Montpelier makes for customers each day. It is a real power drink combining nutritious organic blends of vegetables, seasonings and fruit into a balance meal. “All drinks are made from scratch,” says Root, who graduated from U-32 in 2002 and is pursuing her masters in Nutrition and Holistic Hea...

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Pump & Pantry Doubles Size Much To Liking Of Williamstown Community

With a name like Sam Adams, you can only expect great things and that’s exactly what the long time owner of the Pump & Pantry in Williamstown has done. For over 15 years, Adams has operated the main store and hub of activity in vivacious Williamstown. Now he has more than doubled (from 5,000 square feet to 11,000 square feet) the size of Pump...

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Liberty Chocolates Owner Weaves Business with Passion for Women’s Spirituality

By Aaron Retherford When Katrina Coravos worked with a marketing specialist to help with rebranding her Liberty Chocolates company at the end of last year, Coravos was told to share her personal story through her company. Five minutes into speaking with Coravos and you realize she has a story to tell. Although not a native Vermonter, it didn’t take...

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Ormsby’s Computer Systems to Hold Open House May 27 at New Facility

Now centrally located on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Ormsby’s Computer Systems has officially moved from its huge complex in downtown Barre and opened last October at 1755 US Rte. 302 in Berlin. It had been an important business in downtown Barre since the 1980’s, but the opportunity came to move into newer, more updated offices, offering convenienc...

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