People in Business: July 2017
Jun27

People in Business: July 2017

Judith Soules, of Springfield, Vt., has been appointed chief financial officer at One Credit Union. Soules has more than 20 years of financial management experience and has worked in marketing, sales, human resources, information technology and operations. Most recently, she served as CFO at Edgartown National Bank and Randolph National Bank. Soules holds undergraduate degrees from Cedarville University in Ohio and graduated from the...

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Career Coach: Your Success Likely Depends on People You Don’t Know — Yet

I am writing this article with an assumption that you want to grow in your career. It is impossible for you to accomplish this without other people. These people could be collaborators, teammates, customers, suppliers, bosses, advisors, mentors, family, friends and most likely people you do not yet know. Yes, you read that correctly. Much of your growth should also be coming from people you do not know today. By the way, you are also...

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Changing the Game: Simbex Evolves from Measuring Head Impacts to Developing a Variety of Medical Devices
May30

Changing the Game: Simbex Evolves from Measuring Head Impacts to Developing a Variety of Medical Devices

The athletes with vacant stares caught Rick Greenwald’s attention. While pursuing a doctorate in bioengineering at the University of Utah in the 1991, Greenwald was at a party one night in Park City when he noticed that members of the U.S. Freestyle aerials team “did not look well. … They’d sit in the corner staring into their beers,” he remembered. Greenwald asked what was wrong with the skiers. “Oh,” a friend explained,...

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The HR Pro: Learning by Doing
May30

The HR Pro: Learning by Doing

Colleges are out for summer break, and students are arriving back home. Many have lined up summer jobs to build up their bank accounts for the fall and at the same time give much-needed help to employers who are starving for extra staff. Still others are lucky enough to have found a structured, challenging internship at a local employer, perhaps in a field or career that they hope to continue with after their education. Additionally,...

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People in Business: June 2017
May30

People in Business: June 2017

Mark Moran, of Strafford, was recently promoted to senior scientific technical manager at the Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. In his new role, Moran will help furnish advanced scientific and technical guidance, perform and manage research and development, and carry out technical planning and oversight. Moran most recently served as ERDC’s technical director for...

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Women and Business: Upper Valley Entrepreneurs Share How They Made Their Dreams Into Realities
May30

Women and Business: Upper Valley Entrepreneurs Share How They Made Their Dreams Into Realities

Passion, perseverance and adaptation were the dominant themes at a recent breakfast meeting hosted by the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce that included a snapshot of the status of female-owned businesses in Vermont and personal stories from four Upper Valley entrepreneurs. The event, Women in Business: Confronting the Challenges and Defining Success, was the last in the chamber’s business breakfast series until next fall. Event...

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SCORE Stories: Open Door Integrative Wellness Holds the Key
May30

SCORE Stories: Open Door Integrative Wellness Holds the Key

Kate Gamble, founder of Open Door Integrative Wellness in White River Junction, is a physical therapist and movement specialist who believes stress is a contributor to health problems and medications aren’t always the answer. “Our culture has become overreliant on medications to solve even the smallest problems,” said Gamble, who opened the practice in January 2015. “We address how to manage stress in an optimal way and on a daily...

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The Exit Interview: Michael Whitman
May29

The Exit Interview: Michael Whitman

Michael Whitman has been a consumer advocate for 35 years and a volunteer educator with the nonprofit Funeral Consumers Alliance for 10 years. The Lyme resident gives twice-yearly funeral planning workshops at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Aging Resource Center — and also employs his woodworking skills to make a few simple wooden caskets each year. Whitman discusses why funeral arrangements are so important, why they often are...

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Company News: June 2017
May29

Company News: June 2017

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Tracy Hutchins succeeded Janet Rebman, the former longtime director who stepped down in February. Hutchins, who grew up in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, will be moving to Orange, N.H., where she recently bought a house. “Everything just really fell into place,” she said in a telephone interview. “After an extensive nationwide search, we found a perfect fit in our own...

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The Business of Agriculture: Woodstock Farmers’ Market Marks 25 Years of Business
May29

The Business of Agriculture: Woodstock Farmers’ Market Marks 25 Years of Business

When Patrick Crowl started Woodstock Farmers’ Market in 1992, it was a small roadside stand off a dirt road. He didn’t imagine that, 25 years later, the farmers market would be a full-service grocery store grossing more than $8 million in annual sales. “Back then, it was about just getting through the daily grind,” Crowl said. Although he didn’t have a business plan when he started, Crowl did have a commitment to delivering...

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