‘Doing work that has a purpose’
Jul16

‘Doing work that has a purpose’

Valley News Staff Writer/Enterprise Editor Ben Canonica, of Chelsea, has always liked playing in the dirt and being out in nature. In 2007, he started his business, Canonica Farm & Forest Services, where he focuses on trail building, general excavation, stonework and riverbank and habitat restoration. “A lot of times I think it’s like being a little kid. A lot of little kids enjoy playing in the brooks and as little boys we always...

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Viva Revolution
Apr28

Viva Revolution

Several of the independent designers who sell their creations at Revolution, the North Main Street retail shop owned and managed by Kim Souza, or who participated in last month’s fashion show at the Main Street Museum, said they face many of the same challenges as any other business, including planning, time management and marketing. “Reflecting often on your business and goals is really important,” said Eve Winslow, of Woodstock, who...

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Dressing Up Downtown
Apr28

Dressing Up Downtown

Kim Souza opened the doors of Revolution in June 2002, at a time when the clothing store’s neighbors included a strip club called The Wrap and an accompanying adult novelty store. Occasionally, workers from the club would try to consign some of their costumes at Revolution, but they wanted more money than Souza was willing to pay. “That’s a little bit of a change right there,” said Souza, owner and manager of the shop, as she folded...

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