Kick Start funds three new Midd businesses

Downtown Middlebury will soon boast three new businesses offering products ranging from women’s clothing to wine, thanks to a new round of startup grants offered through the Kick Start program.

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.

Six new businesses get Kick Start in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Art supplies, refurbished furniture, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor experience, home-and-lifestyle products, arts education and physical fitness are among the goods and services that will be offered by a half-dozen new enterprises setting … (read more)

Editorial: Keep the train moving

The high interest in Middlebury’s Kick Start campaign, run by the Better Middlebury Partnership, is encouraging news to a town that has seen its downtown eviscerated by the better part of four years of road and bridge construction. A half dozen entreprene … (read more)

Over $100K granted to businesses in downtown Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Six businesses are being awarded between $15,000 and $20,000 to bring new or expanding businesses to Middlebury after construction and the pandemic left several open storefronts.The Kick Start Middlebury program, created through a partnership … (read more)

Startups have eye on downtown Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — A competition for a handful of business start-up incentive packages has been whittled down from an initial 40 to 12 semifinalists, five of which will get a tremendous boost filling some of downtown Middlebury’s vacant storefronts. Kick Start … (read more)

Kick Start Middlebury fund reaches $110,000

MIDDLEBURY — A new incentive program aimed at filling Middlebury’s downtown storefront vacancies has thus far wooed five aspiring entrepreneurs, and organizers were thrilled to report on Monday that Kick Start Middlebury now has $110,000 with which to ass … (read more)

Kick Start Middlebury now accepting applications

MIDDLEBURY — The Kick Start Middlebury program, created by a partnership of property owners and government, economic development, educational and business entities, is now accepting Letters of Interest from those looking to establish, relocate or expand a … (read more)

$50,000 ‘kick start’ OK’d for downtown Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to allocate up to $50,000 in unspent economic development funds to help the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) fill vacant downtown storefronts with new businesses. “Kick Start Middleb … (read more)

Editorial: It’s a start, but is it enough?

Middlebury’s $50,000 appropriation to boost the downtown is a needed step in the right direction. The money will seed “Kick Start Middlebury,” an effort to fill downtown storefronts with viable businesses by way of offering $10,000 incentive packages for … (read more)

Middlebury aims to ‘kick start’ new downtown biz

MIDDLEBURY — Concerned about the many storefront vacancies in downtown Middlebury right now, the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) is seeking $50,000 in local economic development money to bankroll a recruitment program for business start-ups in the cor … (read more)