Letter to the editor: ACEDC thankful for funding from county voters

ACEDC is the county’s regional economic development nonprofit, with the mission to create an entrepreneurial and innovative business environment, nurturing businesses to launch, grow, and thrive.

ACEDC aids two Bristol business projects

The Addison County Economic Development Corp. recently helped two Bristol businesses to secure financing for commercial development projects.

ACEDC announces new staff hires

The Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) has announced the addition of two new staff members: Project and Grant Manager Dana Hanley and Office Manager Barbara Richardson.

American Rescue Plan brings billions to Vt.

VERMONT — Congress has passed and the President on March 11 signed the next COVID relief legislation allocating $1.9 trillion for relief. The new law is known as the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch spoke to the Vergennes … (read more)

Wholesale bakery on the upswing in Bristol

BRISTOL — Kevin Harper started out as a hopeful entrepreneur in 1977, making organic lip products in his kitchen in Ripton. Over the next 24 years, Harper expanded his idea into what became Autumn Harp, a multi-million-dollar company with more than 75 ful … (read more)

Loan program gives a boost to local mechanic

ADDISON — At age 14, Jacob Birchmore began working on cars just a mile down the road from where he would open  his own shop in Addison, Birchmore Sales & Service, seven years later.  Learning the ropes from Justin Almedia, Addison-based diesel mechanic an … (read more)

Wooden Hammer grows into new digs with help from ACEDC

MONKTON — Ben Raphael’s passion for woodworking began long before he started Monkton-based Wooden Hammer, his carpentry business that specializes in custom cabinetry and furniture.  As a young boy, Raphael made tree houses in the woods near his childhood … (read more)

Is your EIDL in the mail? Expectations vs. reality

So, you’ve applied (or will soon apply) for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). What happens now? Be sure to retain a screenshot of the Application Confirmation number that appeared at the end of the application, or at least write it down in a sa … (read more)

ACEDC gets new board members

MIDDLEBURY — At the Annual Meeting of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. on Nov. 8, the membership elected Christopher Wilson, senior director at Collins Aerospace in Vergennes, to serve on the ACEDC Board of Trustees. Wilson replaced Mark Bell … (read more)