Working With Narcan on the Job

The opioid epidemic has shaken the country over the past five years, and New Hampshire and Vermont have been among the states affected most deeply. Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co. Executive Vice President Ronald Bauer said the company hasn’t seen a big impact from the epidemic. Nevertheless, in 2016, after Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center reached out to the company, Trumbull-Nelson began stocking Narcan on its job sites and...

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Is the Construction Industry Leaving LEED?

Like many environmental initiatives, going “green” in the construction industry has been full of starts and stops. Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co. is certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, or LEED, a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. However, Ronald Bauer, executive vice president of Trumbull-Nelson,...

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Chamber Profiles: Hanover Improvement Society Works to Make People’s Day
Sep25

Chamber Profiles: Hanover Improvement Society Works to Make People’s Day

When Jeff Graham graduated from Hanover High School in 1977 and left for college at the University of Maine, he never dreamed he’d return to his hometown to live. As the end of college approached, Graham and his girlfriend, Pamela (who is now his wife), were eyeing Portland, Maine, and Burlington as sites for their future home. But life has a way of disrupting the best-laid plans. “My dad got sick my senior year in college so I came...

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From the Editor: Details Matter

A couple of years ago, while my mom was battling the cancer that would soon kill her, she spent some time in a treatment facility near her rehabilitation center. The staff there was efficient and friendly and the nurses and technicians showed real concern for my mom’s comfort, bringing her blankets and ginger ale and, most important, a positive demeanor. But there was a problem: Every time one of the doors in this small facility...

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The Exit Interview: Jamie Hess
Sep25

The Exit Interview: Jamie Hess

When Jamie Hess was growing up on Cape Cod, he didn’t think much about energy consumption until he heard a speech by Jimmy Carter in 1977 and a lightbulb (probably incandescent) went off and he made major changes in his energy life. An Upper Valley resident since 1988, Hess, 63, worked in the software industry before launching the ski and skate shop Nordic Skater in Norwich, which he sold in May. He spoke with Enterprise about...

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Company News for October 2017
Sep25

Company News for October 2017

Kibby Equipment Inc., the White River Junction-based municipal and construction supplies company, closed Sept. 15 after 60 years in business. William Shambo Sr. started there as a parts salesman in 1957, just after Gil Kibby founded the company, and Shambo and his wife, Phyllis, bought the business after Kibby died in 1985. Business had slowed, particularly in the past three years, Phyllis Shambo said, as buyers increasingly turned to...

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At Quechee’s Strong House Spa, Self-Care and Sustainability Are Connected
Sep25

At Quechee’s Strong House Spa, Self-Care and Sustainability Are Connected

Many people still think of going to a spa as a luxury for “ladies who lunch” who want a pedicure or a facial. Sure, the treatments are relaxing, but they are indulgences and not really essential. Sheila Armen, 63, and Shelly Yusko, 56, owners of the Strong House Spa in Quechee, are on a mission to change that assumption. “Name one thing that’s not necessary,” Armen said during an interview in the waiting area of the spa, housed in a...

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Beyond the Farm: Supporting Vermont’s Food System Involves a Lot More Than Agriculture
Sep25

Beyond the Farm: Supporting Vermont’s Food System Involves a Lot More Than Agriculture

When most people hear about Vermont’s Farm to Plate Network, they assume that it is focused on supporting farms and restaurants. However, Sarah Danly, who was named network manager of Farm to Plate food system plan in April, wants people to know that the network is much larger. “It goes way beyond that,” she said. “The Farm to Plate Network is looking at the food system comprehensively.” Danly, who lives in Royalton, is a 2015...

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The HR Pro: Age 50-Plus Employees a Growing and Untapped Resource
Sep25

The HR Pro: Age 50-Plus Employees a Growing and Untapped Resource

Is your business struggling to find employees to fill all the open positions? Are your college students and interns going back to school and leaving you short staffed? Are you ready to think creatively and outside the box to find employees? Are you willing to be a little flexible in scheduling? Can you break some work into short term projects? Then the solution may be hiring employees from a fast-growing group — whether you call them...

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