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Alliance Mechanical

Jason and Shaun Patnaude are the leaders in the industry after starting the company just six short years ago with 7 employees, they have now grown the company to over 70 employees and three locations.  Providing service to all of Vermont, Western NH to Plattsburgh NY. There seems to be no stopping them now.

Alliance Mechanical Inc, was founded on the basis of customer service. They are not the typical construction company that does service as a secondary focus. They are a service company that does construction to support their customer’s needs. 

Building Automation

Alliance Building Automation was started just three years ago with one focus in mind, a building automation and energy management company that has customer service as its core value. 

At Alliance Building Automation we strive to employ the best people and offer the absolute best controls on the market today. We are now the exclusive Schneider Electric Partner and Authorized Alerton Controls Representative for all of Vermont and also an Authorized Systems Integrator (ASI) for Johnson Controls in Vermont, New Hampshire, and NY. Our technicians are also certified in:

The Barre Advantage

Business friendly full-service municipalities, Barre City and Barre Town, provide numerous economic opportunities for businesses in all sectors and great living with affordable housing, recreation, culture,entertainment and retail stores.

Need LABELS?…Ask the experts at Bertek Label & Card Solutions!

For those of you not familiar with Bertek Label & Card Solutions, Bertek has been printing labels in Vermont for over 40 years and is conveniently located in Fairfax, VT. Within the last 3 years, Bertek has focused heavily on growing digital label sales in the New England area – largely due to the efforts of Danielle Ryea Rabideau, Account Manager, with support from Peter Kvam, Digital Print Division President. “The digital print division has provided Bertek with the vehicle necessary to appeal to our Regional Customers” says Peter Kvam, divisional President.

Body Resolution celebrates 10 years of service and the opening of their second location

Body Resolution, LLC. is a health and wellness studio with the specific mission to provide Vermonters with the highest quality personal training, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling services available. "Over the past ten years, Body Resolution has created a vibrant and energetic community of heath-seeking groups and individuals who value our commitment to providing a scientific approach with a personal touch", said James Henley the owner of Body Resolution.

Service and support close to home. Let us help

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a Canon U.S.A Company provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the combined technology offerings of Canon and Océ, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve efficiency, be environmentally conscious, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions.

Group rates available to individuals

Employees of businesses that are members of local or regional chambers of commerce can obtain group rates even if other employees don’t want insurance. No employer contribution required. 

VACE Insurance has negotiated group rates with Northeast Delta Dental, Colonial, and VSP to provide group-rated policies to Chamber members. There are no minimum participation requirements. Any employee can purchase any policy regardless of what fellow employees do. And premiums are stable.

Northeast Delta Dental 

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care A new, convenient option in healthcare

What is urgent care? 

Urgent care is the treatment of non-life-threatening illness and injuries in people of all ages. ClearChoiceMD centers operate on a walk-in basis, are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week and offer convenient, exceptional care in its fully equipped state-of-the-art medical centers. 

Urgent Care Center vs. Emergency Department

CCV - Your Partner in Workforce Development

Business owners know the best way to strengthen their companies is to invest in their workforce. What’s the best way to do that in Vermont? With CCV.

Community College of Vermont is the leader in developing statewide workforce training programs to meet the needs of Vermont employers.  We know that trained employees are more efficient, better equipped to handle issues when they arise, and happier overall. And the dozens of companies we’ve worked with know that this investment works, and it works well.

Why CCV?

“Q&A: Succession Planning and Family Business Considerations”

By John Davis, CPA, CFP®, PFS, CVA

Transferring the family business must be addressed from both a financial and emotional perspective. This process may take several years and should start early in the business life cycle. In many cases the goal is to transfer the business to the next generation – although a noble thought, it may not always be an option.

Q: How do I know for sure when it is the right time to exit my business?

Delaney Meeting and Event Management


• Cost-e ective, providing  exible and customized menu of services to  t your needs and budget.

• Extensive experience, tools, and best practices developed over nearly 20 years.

• Conscientious, detail-oriented approach will alleviate much of the headache and burden of the event planning process.

• Seamless collaboration with your team, providing expertise to  ll in the gaps to ensure all elements are integrated for a successful result.


• Site Selection & Negotiation

Leading with Heart

The Vermont chapter of the American Heart Association has named local business and community leaders, Sandy Mayotte and Deb Loughlin as Co-Chairs of the January 28th Go Red For Women Luncheon. 

Sandy Mayotte is the Sr. Vice President/Secretary at A.N Deringer, Inc. and Deb Loughlin is the Managing Principal at Digital Benefit Advisors.

Howard Center: Serving the community for 150 years!

Last year, we revitalized our brand to more fully encompass the essence of our work. Our new logo and tagline embody our continued commitment to serving our community and speak to the core spirit of our organization: Help is here. Each year we help more than 16,000 individuals who benefit from the support we provide as they face a variety of mental health challenges in their lives.

“iSystems LLC – One of the fastest growing technology companies in Vermont”

iSystems, LLC was established in 1991 as a payroll and tax management software development company servicing the service bureau industry, which encompasses small payroll and HR businesses across the country.  With the shift in market demand for a fully integrated Human Resource Information System coupled with new investment and support from private equity company Silver Oak Services Partners in 2014, iSystems embarked on the journey of developing a fully integrated Human Capital Management (HCM) software application for its service providers across the U.S.

LEDdynamics: What a Bright Idea


Innovative products, solutions, and services for your LED lighting needs.

The LUXdrive family of LED system components, by LEDdynamics, oers a wide variety of drivers, light modules, optics, and control systems to many LED lighting applications. Contact one of our LEDdynamics application support team members to see which product best solves your LED lighting needs.

LED Driver Modules:

Showcasing Vermont Products at the 3nd Annual Made in Vermont Marketplace

The Made in Vermont Marketplace is the only trade show in Vermont that showcases the wide variety of quality products made right here in the Green Mountains. From wood producers to specialty food products to Vermont’s finest spirits and so much more.

Three reasons to attend:

Buy & Support Local!

Meet Vermont Producers

Sample Vermont Food & Spirits

NEW Hours and NEW features this year inlcuding:

Two Day Show - April 16-17th

For well over a half century it's been Manosh by gosh!

Our beginnings & Well Drilling Services

In 1959 Howard Manosh purchased a backhoe and started the H. A. Manosh Company as a one man operation. In 1965 he purchased his first well drilling rig.

Since that time The H. A. Manosh Company has drilled over 18,000 domestic and municipal wells. We also offer specialized drilling services for business, industrial and agricultural customers. These range from test drilling of major building sites to boring for elevator shaft bases.

Mansfield Place: Assisted Living and Memory Care

Exceptional senior living.

The apartments. The dining. The amenities. The choices.

Here are just some of the many benefits available at Mansfield Place:

• A variety of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments.

• Welcoming common areas including living room, dining room, private dining room, country kitchens, gathering room, cocktail lounge, exercise room, salon/barber shop, patios, walking paths and lush gardens.

• A team of dedicated care professionals, 24 hours a day.

• Delicious chef-prepared meals and snacks.

A Bank Chartered to Help You and Our Community Succeed

Mascoma Savings Bank is different from most banks. To customers, Mascoma Savings Bank represents the marriage of small-town courtesy and friendliness with the highest level of banking sophistication and financial expertise. However, the true reasons a regional bank with nearly 1.5 billion dollars in assets is almost inevitably first thought of as a local, community bank lie just below the surface.

Mutally Owned and Not for Sale

Milne Travel American Express...Buy Locally~Travel Globally

Forty years ago, Gerald Ford was America’s president, Tom Salmon was Vermont’s  governor, and ……on November 8, 1975, after some urging from her husband Don Milne, and a loan from Barre’s Granite Bank, Marion Milne opened a travel agency.  

In a small office on Main Street in Barre, Vermont, Milne Travel was borne as a one-person, women-owned business.  Milne Travel has grown since then, but has managed to retain the family concept that the company was founded upon.  

NBT Bank

During 2015, NBT Bank continued to build upon its commitment to exceptional customer service, well-rounded product offerings and support of its local communities.

Global Energy from a Vermont Base: The Evolution of Renewable NRG Systems

If you visit the Renewable NRG Systems website, you may notice a very large number on the homepage: 2,000,000,000,000 (and counting). This number reflects the total kilowatt-hours of renewable energy that the company’s products have helped generate since 1982. From humble beginnings in Vermont, the business has grown into a global company with a sense of community still strongly rooted in Hinesburg.  


Renewable Energy: Then and Now

Put our efficiency experts to work for you

About RJ Murray Company, Inc.

Family-owned and operated since 1933, the RJ Murray Company, Inc. is a third-generation, wholesale heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
distributor. The company provides
everything commercial and residential HVAC contractors need including:

Gas and oil furnaces and boilers

Cold-climate heat pumps

Ductless split systems

Air conditioners


Geothermal systems

Packaged rooftop units


Fan coils

Air handlers

Tankless water heaters 

The Rehab GYM

The RehabGYM is unlike any other business. It is not a physical therapy clinic and not a gym. Just as its name, it is a seamless hybrid allowing for physical rehabilitation in an unrivaled environment, with a much wider array of rehabilitative tools than typical, while providing fitness where medical guidance is  embedded within. No other business in the state of Vermont or even country, offers services of rehab and fitness more naturally and effectively in one shared space. 

Help protect your Employees and Clients: Call Unsworth Law to set up your Free Estate Planning Seminar at your Office

Stephen A. Unsworth and Ellen B. LaPlante focus exclusively on Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Medicaid Planning. Unsworth Law is the only Vermont member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Unsworth and LaPlante are also members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Unsworth is president of the Vermont Chapter.

Preparing tomorrow's business leaders

The Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont prepares students to become business leaders in a complex and dynamic global environment. To accomplish this, we cultivate awareness of the importance of creating profitable and innovative businesses that have positive economic, social and environmental impacts. We infuse innovation and leadership into our curriculum to develop graduates who are skilled at identifying problems and opportunities, and who make decisions based on astute analysis.

Vermont ESGR would like to thank their supporters

Thanks To So Many Vermont Employers Who Have Supported Vermont’s Citizen Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines and their spouses

In doing so, you have served in your own way, by ensuring their ability to perform their military service!

We extend special thanks to the following supportive Vermont employers, agencies and individuals who received special recognition and an ESGR award  during 2015:

* indicates repeat award recipients

• Biogen – Hartland


A Long History of Textile Innovation

Mark Baker has been a national leader in textile creativity going back forty years to 1976. Mark was one of the first individuals to promote T-shirts as a legitimate form of advertising. Mark has put together successful textile ad campaigns for such companies as Coca-Cola™ and Burger King™. He was also the official textile promoter for the America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island in 1980 and 1983.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders is Transforming Health Care with Technology

VITL’s Role in Health Care

Vermont Information Technology Leaders Inc. (VITL) is working toward a transformed health care system where health information is secure and readily available when people need it. Central to this mission is the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE)—a data network operated by VITL—which gives health care providers in Vermont the ability to electronically exchange and access patient data. 

Vermont’s Original Bag Balm

New ownership to expand opportunities for a legendary Vermont brand

In the 115 years since Bag Balm was invented for use on dairy cows, it has come to be known as the "Rescue Balm." Its ability to moisturize, soothe and help heal a wide variety of skin afflictions has earned the product a dedicated following, and is unmatched by imitations. With additional sizes and an expanded product line, new owners Vermont’s Original will make Bag Balm even more accessible, and, if possible, even more versatile. 

Q&A with Vermont Trophy & Engraving

Q: How many trophies do you make?

A: What we think of as trophies (figure on a base, or resin statue) make up 10% of our business but we make thousands and thousands of them and medals as well.

Q: What is the other 90%? 

A: Most of our business is with companies, organizations and universities and we do loads of custom work, crystal awards, plaques, name pins, door plates - that’s why our website is  

Q: Aren’t trophies how you started? 

Advertising on radio gets RESULTS!

Even in today’s multimedia world and digital age radio reaches over 93% of the U.S. population each and every week. Whether it is your goal to build brand loyalty, drive traffic to your store, phone, or website, or to educate listeners on your product or service, Vox AM/FM can customize an effective radio marketing campaign to grow your revenues. 

Radio continues to expand its reach and has seen the least decline in usage compared to traditional mediums such as  television and print. The facts prove radio thrives, engages and influences listeners like never before. 

WhistlePig Whiskey began with a name

Founder and CEO Raj Peter Bhakta was hiking a mountainside in Colorado years before he even considered entering the whiskey trade when a lone bicyclist, speeding downhill and lacking all manner of protective gear, asked of him, “Could it be a whistle pig?”  Raj was dumbfounded.  He didn’t know what the word meant, or what the eccentric traveler was talking about, but he would never forget his bizarre encounter.