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Money and Powder: The elevator pitch, Vermont-style, on the slopes

Words // Chea Waters Evans Photos // Bob LoCicero Vermont is known more for syrup and ski hills than technological innovations. But recent entrepreneurial successes (Ben and Jerry, Dealer.com, anyone?), and an ...

Women take the lead in Queen City pitch competition

Words // Keith Morrill In the spacious Juniper Hall & Common at Hotel Vermont, dozens gathered to munch hors d’oeuvres, sip drinks, and hear the ideas of some of Vermont’s most promising innovators—or ...

Leaning into Burlington’s waterfront history: Mastering the Segway with Rick Sharp

Words and Photos // Lynn Monty In the 1980’s Rick Sharp, 62, of Colchester, envisioned greater public access to Lake Champlain, and set out to help form the Burlington Bike Path, now ranked number one of 64 things ...

Vermont Technical College Closing the Skills Gap

Words // Lettie Stratton Photos // Ben DeFlorio & Andy Duback Vermont is no Silicon Valley, but it’s not just full of pitchfork-wielding, low-tech, back-to-the-landers, either. The Green Mountain State has ...

Gardener’s Supply Company:  Thriving with nearly 300 owners

Words // Lettie Stratton If you’ve spent any time in or around Vermont and like to farm, garden, or do anything that involves getting a bit of soil underneath your fingernails, chances are you’ve visited a ...

Ello: A Vermont business with Vermont values

Words and Photos // Sadie Williams Ello is at heart a Vermont company. Founded by Paul Budnitz of KidRobot and Budnitz bikes, the new social media network is clean, simple, and completely user driven. However unlike ...

seventh generation

WORDS // Lucy Higgins PHOTO // CRAIGTHOMAS.NET For most cleaning companies, social responsibility is not nearly as important as making a decent toilet cleaner. Seventh Generation, based out of Burlington, VT, begs ...

Wind Ridge Fjords and Friends ‘Grace Happens!’

words // Holly Johnson photos // Craig Thomas It was the epitome of serendipity. There was a barn with an indoor, heated riding ring that was quiet and unused. There were two friends and a conversation about a ...

Georgia Mountain Maples // the House that Sap Built

words // Lesley Snyder photo // Craig Thomas Kevin Harrison gestures toward a painting in his Milton sugarhouse. It hangs starkly alone—independent­— ­­­introduced only by its golden frame. It’s not the ...

Burton Snowboards

words Lesley Snyder // photo Craig Thomas Shreddin’, carvin’, tearin’ it up: it’s no secret that snowboarders have their own gnarly lingo. But there’s one word synonymous with snowboarding that has become ...