Business Notes: Oct. 4, 2015
White River Junction — Vital Communities, the White River Junction-based nonprofit, received a $15,500 business development grant to provide technical and marketing assistance to regional farmers. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the start-up or expansion of rural Vermont businesses. The program funds nonprofits or public entities that provide technical assistance to area businesses, business training and bolster rural job-creation. An estimated 36 Vermont jobs will be created or saved as a result of these grants. Nationally the USDA provided $18.3 million in Rural Business Development Grants this year.
Tullando Farm, of Orford, was recently selected as the 2015 New England Green Pastures Dairy Farm award winner for the state of New Hampshire at the Big E fair in West Springfield, Mass. The New England Green Pastures award is given every year to an exceptional dairy farm from each of the New England states. The Big E is the fifth largest fair in North America and features agricultural competitions, exhibits and entertainment for all ages.
Upper Valley chapter of SCORE is offering a workshop on promotions and advertising on Thursday, from 6-9 p.m., at 20 West Park St., Lebanon, Suite 316, in the Citizens Bank Building. This interactive workshop will address the tools required to identify and engage a target market and will cover selling and advertising products and services and introduce real business situations. Barry Rotman, a SCORE counselor since 2003 and small business owner, will facilitate the workshop. Rotman holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He brings a practical, down-to-earth approach to dealing with this vital subject. Cost is $30, two for $45. Veterans free. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.uppervalley.score.org or call 603-448-3491.
The 2015 Apples & Crafts Fair will be held next Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Bailey’s Meadow on Route 4 in Woodstock. The event will feature more than 100 juired crafters and speciality food producers. Admission in $4; children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 802-457-1502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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