Free Vermont Teddy Bear for every Vermont 4-year-old

SHELBURNE — Vermont Teddy Bear is proud to announce its newest initiative, The Vermont Cub Project. The goal of the project is for every four-year-old in Vermont to receive his or her very own Vermont Teddy Bear. Vermont Teddy Bear recognizes the importance of giving back to Vermonters and being socially responsible, which it has striven to do during its 36 years in business. “We love living and working in Vermont,” says Bill Shouldice, CEO of The Vermont Teddy Bear Company. “Not only are we surrounded with views of the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, we are also surrounded by an amazing community filled with the friendliest people.

Spend an evening with Rutland firefighters

Join us for an evening with some of Rutland’s bravest — the Rutland City Fire Department. Tour the station and fire trucks, learn about fire safety from Fire Chief Lovett and enjoy a BBQ from the firefighters. Plus, great door prizes as usual. FREE and open to all!

White + Burke negotiates lease at 1820 Shelburne Road

BURLINGTON – Tim Burke, of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors Inc, in Burlington, is pleased to announce the recent signing of a 2,725 sf lease at 1820 Shelburne Road in South Burlington. Burke represented the tenant, Peak potential Fitness, LLC, in the lease negotiations. Dave Kelly of Highpoint Realty represented the Landlord, 1820 Shelburne Road, LLC. White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors specializes in commercial real estate development services, asset management, permitting, and brokerage.

S. W. Cole announces new hires

WILLISTON — S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (S.W.COLE) is pleased to welcome Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Thomas Morgan, P.E. to their Burlington area office in Williston, Vermont. Tom earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a M.S. in geotechnical engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He has over 12 years of experience. Morgan will join the geotechnical team, who provides services to the firm’s clients, which include engineering firms, architects, developers, contractors, utilities and government agencies. The firm is unique in that a subsidiary, S.W.COLE Explorations, LLC, provides geotechnical test borings to obtain soil and rock samples for investigations.

White River Junction’s Tip Top Cafe has become Thyme

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — After more than 15 years as a premiere dining destination in White River Junction VT, the Tip Top Café has changed its name to Thyme. To correspond with the name change, owner Eileen McGuckin, who purchased the restaurant in 2013, will begin offering the summer menu. Hours and staff will remain the same. The new name is an acknowledgement that the restaurant has grown over the years in ways that make it more than a café. It has become a full-fledged restaurant with professional service and a sophisticated menu.

White + Burke negotiates lease in the Ethan Allen Shopping Center

BURLINGTON —  Tim Burke, of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. in Burlington is pleased to announce the signing of a lease for 1,200 sf with Burlington Telecom at the Ethan Allen Shopping Center on North Avenue in Burlington. Burke was the listing broker representing Hauke Building Supply, Inc. in the lease transaction. White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors specializes in commercial real estate development services, asset management, permitting, and brokerage.

Caliendo Joins Mobius’ statewide board of directors

BURLINGTON — Mobius is excited to announce the addition of Sarah Caliendo to its statewide Board of Directors. Caliendo brings a passion for supporting young people and seven years of experience in the youth mentoring field to the Mobius Board. “When I started my journey at DREAM I had no previous experience with mentoring, and wasn’t sure how effective it could be,” said Caliendo. “Since then, I’ve witnessed countless moments that prove the short and long-term positive impacts of mentoring, and with every example I feel more and more passionate about the power of this field. I’m really excited to join the Mobius Board and view it as a great opportunity to advocate for mentoring in the state of Vermont.”

For the past five years, Caliendo has served as the Vermont program director for the DREAM Program, a Village Mentoring organization that matches college students as mentors for youth living in local affordable housing communities.

Celebrate Rutland Young Professionals

Help us celebrate four years of RYP! Join us at Vermont Sport & Fitness as we highlight leadership transition within the organization and the Rutland region. Free and open to all. Guest speakers: Sara Gilbert, The Leadership Project and Dan Doenges, co-owner of Vermont Sport & Fitness

Apps by Noels Catering // Cash Bar // Door Prizes

*** FREE DAYCARE will be available during the mix ***

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Free class on securing capital for businesses, July 14

Grow Your Business with Outside Capital
July 14, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3rd Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701

Consider all your options and secure the right kind of capital for your business. Business financing expert Janice St. Onge, President of the Flexible Capital Fund, L3C, will discuss financing options from the conventional to the creative for start-up, scale-up, and managed growth. The Flexible Capital Fund, L3C provides creative financing in the form of near equity capital to Vermont’s growth stage companies in strategic sectors. RSVP to

Pet Cage has new owner

Bennett Geovjian Crowley is the new owner of the Pet Cage, a pet food and supply store at the corner of Grove and Crescent Streets in Rutland. Ben brings his dog and cat experiences from previous employment at the Rutland Veterinary Clinic. The Pet Cage has served pet owners in the Rutland area for over 18 years. It is well known for a wide assortment of quality dog and cat foods as well as friendly small town service. Long term employees Lynn Blanchard and Sandy Creed round out Ben’s team as knowledgeable advisors.