Cannabis retail store proposed in Middlebury

Middlebury voters’ decision last year to open the town’s doors to recreational cannabis ventures has led to two such applications being filed this month.

Ferrisburgh eyes pot shop panel

With Ferrisburgh residents in March backing legal retail cannabis sales in their town and Vermont law allowing that activity to begin in October, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday began considering the town’s permitting process.

Middlebury kennel eyed for cannabis business

Childhood friends Max Eingorn, Ronald Williams and Zachary Tyson had often talked about going into business together.

Sugarmakers celebrate the art of boiling sap

After taking two years off because of the pandemic, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association has brought back its popular maple open house weekend events.

Shoreham farm acquires high-end butter business

Twenty-two years after founding Animal Farm Butter in Orwell and making it into one of the most celebrated farmstead butter operations in the country, Diane St. Clair has passed the torch to a new generation.

Young duo brews up budding coffee empire

When Bud’s Beans came up for sale, Daniel Gutierrez and Grace Futral figured it would make sense for them to buy it and consolidate their percolating coffee empire under one roof.

Cannabis sales approved in three towns

Bristol voters on Town Meeting Day overwhelmingly approved a measure that will permit licensed cannabis retailers to operate in town.

Area businesses offer webinars

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corp. have planned a series of business webinars in 2022.

Sign up now for agricultural business coaching

Registration is now open for the 2022 Business Coaching Sessions, offered by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension for Vermont farm, forest and maple businesses.

More Kick Start money available for business startups

The Better Middlebury Partnership is making $35,000 in unused Kick Start grants available to a new round of applicants seeking to open businesses in vacant storefronts in downtown Middlebury.

Rigney joins Community Barn to lead HR branch

As small businesses grapple with labor shortages, recruiting needs, rising benefit costs and retaining employees, the ability to access human resources support in a cost-effective manner is becoming more and more essential.

Bristol to weigh in on retail cannabis

If voters approve the measure on March 1, retail sales of cannabis (most often referred to as marijuana) could begin in the town as early as October.

CVE to purchase Essex business

Middlebury’s Champlain Valley Equipment this week closed on a deal to buy Essex Equipment’s Kubota Dealership. The transfer wrapped up on Feb. 15.

ACEDC approves new members

At the Annual Meeting of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation on Nov. 12, the membership approved four new members to the Board of Directors.

Prescott tapped as MNFC general manager

Greg Prescott will take over as general manager of Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op in late March.

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