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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT Your Partner in Workforce Education

Highly skilled workers are the driving force behind a strong economy and business-sector growth. Whether in manufacturing, healthcare, finance, or construction, employees who hold professional certifications and credentials are better equipped to meet the demands of today’s workplace and help their companies grow. Community College of Vermont’s workforce education programs are designed around this core idea.

Champlain Valley Equipment: Celebrating 50 years

Since 1970, Champlain Valley Equipment has been serving Vermont — providing the farm, lawn & garden, and light construction equipment you need to get the job done right. We are locally-owned and we strive to be a true partner when it comes to your Agriculture, Landscaping, Light Construction, Residential, and Recreational needs. We’re proud to serve the greater Champlain Valley, Green Mountains, Central Vermont, and the Northeast Kingdom, as well as the Mad River, White River, and Connecticut River Valleys.

Buy local year round!

The first issue of the Holiday Gift Guide

Introducing Vermont Business Magazine’s first annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring ‘Made in Vermont’ products. The gift guide came about from our annual Made in Vermont Marketplace, which has taken place the past five years. This popular show, unfortunately now postponed until 2021, welcomes over 100 Vermont exhibitors showcasing their products to over 5,000 visitors throughout the weekend.

Strong relationships result in successful real estate transactions

I once read a quote about leadership and how leaders don’t set out to lead, they set out to make a difference. Nothing could be more true about how we at IPJ Real Estate, feel about the difference we try to make in our community. What we’ve learned about our community, and the people who live here, is that it’s an incredibly supportive and caring place. We feel incredibly grateful to live and work here, sharing in a locals-lifestyle supported by Middlebury College staff and faculty, town offi cials, police and fi rst responders, and by our teachers. We also fully recognize that the support we are able to provide (both fi nancially and through volunteerism) comes full circle.  We understand that our leadership position in the community goes well beyond real estate statistics; that our true role in this community is to do what we can to make it a better place to live, work and play. ~ Amey Ryan, Owner/Broker

We chose Mascoma.

Like just about everyone in Vermont, we started with two people in a pickup truck,” Sean Flynn said of Silver Maple Construction in New Haven. “Then it was three people in a pickup truck doing residential construction. And now, almost 15 years later, we  are 50 people, in a number of pickup trucks.”

Those vehicles advertise “fine home building and expert renovations” below the company’s leafy logo. “What it should say is: ‘Fine home building, expert renovations and the impossible,’” said 42-year-old Flynn, a New York native who came to Vermont by way of a job in the Adirondacks. “We get asked to do a number of very out-of-the-ordinary projects — unique and challenging things.”

National Bank of Middlebury: Thank you!

Serving the residents and businesses of our communities since 1831, National Bank of Middlebury remains an independent community bank and proud of it. For us, it means you come first and today we want to say thank you!


Not for the first time, Vermonters have stepped up to help one another with a truly resilient and generous spirit. We are honored to serve our communities and pay that generosity forward.

We focus on your IT so you can focus on what you do best

The Tech Group is one of Vermont's premier MSP / IT service companies, providing hands on care to its broad customer base throughout the State of Vermont. Tech Group recently celebrated its twenty eight years in business in October. President Steve Loyer has worked hard to grow the business while also honoring its founding principle: "The Human Side of IT". In other words, in this rapidly changing world of information technology, Tech Group believes the basic human principle of personal touch, open communication, and hands on care for its customers

Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Recognizes Supportive Employers for 2020

To our Vermont employers who provide exceptional support to their citizen-service members:

Through your support, your dual-career employees have no reason to fear loss of their jobs while serving in uniform. Your support is so important to our citizen soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. By valuing their military service, you are important partners in our Nation’s defense!

We prepare Vermont parents for careers in manufacturing

Working families are key to the success of Vermont’s manufacturers. That’s why we offer no cost training to eligible parents of young children.

The path to finding a good career can be difficult, especially if you have kids. As one student, Orin, recently shared, “Being a young parent makes it really hard to find time — and extra money — to further my education.”