New CEO at the helm of Vermont Soap

Nichole Faulkner, a 16-year veteran at Vermont Soap, has been chosen to lead the Middlebury soap maker. She recently relinquished her post as COO to become the new CEO of the socially responsible company she worked so hard to make successful. 

Vermont Soap founder retires

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Soap Company founder and long-time CEO Larry Plesent, 61, is retiring from the Middlebury company. Plesent, who took Vermont Soap from “a twinkle in daddy’s eye” to its status today as one of Vermont’s iconic manufacturers of healthy, … (read more)

Local businesses are making hand sanitizer for Porter Hospital

MIDDLEBURY — What do you do when a global pandemic tightens the market for your product so much that it forces you to pare back on manufacturing? If you’re the leaders of three Middlebury businesses, you plow your resources into making a hand sanitizer, a … (read more)