VtSBDC announces top five businesses
At its recent breakfast celebration and awards ceremony (November 18th - Sunset Ballroom, Burlington) for the Northwest Region (Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties), the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) announced the following winners in five categories. Ted Brady from Senator Patrick Leahy’s office and Brent Raymond from Congressman Peter Welch’s office, along with Steve Densham, Area Business Advisor with VtSBDC presented the awards to:
1. “Young Entrepreneurs” - Eric Lavigne and Dana Pontbriand
VT Meat & Seafood Market - Williston, VT - Offering:
Fresh Local Organic Meats, Fresh Seafood - from Boston, Local Produce - from around VT, Specialty Roasts & Marinated Meats and Local Breads & Cheeses
2. “Social Responsibility” - Janice Shade
True Body Products - Richmond, VT - Mission to make products that:
Contribute to a healthy lifestyle: are manufactured, packaged, marketed, distributed,
Used and disposed of in ways that are kind to the Earth; and are fairly priced/widely
3. “Strategic Growth” - Amy Johnston
Massage Envy - Williston, VT - Makes:
Wellness and massage therapy a part of everyday life – for a healthier lifestyle.
4. “Woman Owned Business” - Sue Bette
Blue Bird Tavern - Burlington, VT - Brings:
Local, sustainable, and delicious food grown by our friends - committed to bringing our guests the best offerings from the market and from the farm.
5. “Community Involvement” - John Perkins and Jay Kerch
Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn - Montgomery Center, VT - Hosts of:
2010 Most Pet Friendly Award by Pamela Lanier Guides, 2009 B&B Innkeepers of the Year by the VT Hospitality Council, and #2 Top Rated B&B/Inns for VT byTripAdvisor.com, “The Top 50” Great Getaways - by Frommer‘s
Several experienced business owners, nascent entrepreneurs, advisory board members, guests and
many sponsors of the event including: Community National Bank, Granite State Development, Opportunities
Credit Union, Paul Frank + Collins Attorneys, People’s United Bank, Pomerleau Real Estate, TD Bank,
Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont Economic Development, Vermont Federal Credit Union, Wicks and
Maddocks Attorneys were present to here the announcements, as well as here from featured guest speaker,
Ted Adler with Union Street Media.
The Vermont Small Business Development Center is a non-profit partnership of government, education and business, organized to help Vermont small businesses succeed.
For more information contact: Steve Densham, Area Business Advisor at: email@example.com
Attached photos of each winner:
From left to right in each photo:
• Steve Densham, Area Business Advisor VtSBDC
• Ted Brady, Senator Leahy Staff
• Winner (name listed on each photo)
• Brent Raymond, Congressman Welsh Staff
Source: Vermont Small Business Development Center. Burlington, VT – (November 22, 2010)