Environment

Middlebury Grads Return to VT to Start Woodworking Business

Middlebury Grads Return to VT to Start Woodworking Business

Photo by Erica Houskeeper | Treeline Terrains co-founder Nathaniel Klein starts a piece in a workshop in Middlebury. Each mountain is made with laminated hardwoods, carved with a CNC router, and ...
Meet the Maple Sugarmaker: Baird Farm

Meet the Maple Sugarmaker: Baird Farm

Is there anything more Vermont than making maple syrup?  We all look forward to those warmer winter days and cold nights because we know the maple sap will be running.  The history, the ...
Landscape Architect Designs His Own Business

Landscape Architect Designs His Own Business

By Amanda Kuhnert When Jay Miller decided to start his own business, he didn’t write a business plan. Instead, he developed a Business Model Canvas, a tool that helps entrepreneurs visualize ...
Glass Action: A Burlington Startup Aims to Turn Recyclables Into Building Material

Glass Action: A Burlington Startup Aims to Turn Recyclables Into Building Material

By MOLLY WALSH | Photo by OLIVER PARINI Burlington entrepreneur Rob Conboy has high hopes for the object in the palm of his hand. The gray nugget he held on a recent afternoon looked like a ...
Clear Water Filtration, Warren

Clear Water Filtration, Warren

It’s tempting to rest on your laurels, especially when you’ve been in business for over 35 years. But complacency isn’t what enabled Jim Parker, founder of Warren-based Clear Water Filtration, to
Town Forests Bring Vermonters Together, Even While Social Distancing

Town Forests Bring Vermonters Together, Even While Social Distancing

In the era of COVID-19, Vermonters are particularly fortunate to live in a rural state where access to the outdoors is abundant. Even people living in Vermont’s largest city and the epicenter of ...
Montpelier Granite Works Site Cleans Up

Montpelier Granite Works Site Cleans Up

Brownfield clean-up will soon be underway at the former Montpelier Granite Works (MGW) site. This clean-up is made possible by the revolving loan funds (RLF) of the Agency of Commerce & ...