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  • October 21, 2014 6:10 PM | Kathryn Baccaglini (Administrator)

    Need more clients?

    Want timesaving ideas?

    Need streamlining?

    Want new markets?

    Learn a replicable process for solving real life problems. Experience breakthrough thinking that gets results.  Marriane Mullen is offering a 5 week course that includes FourSight Thinking Profile assessment and materials.

    Date: Tuesday evening 6-7:30PM - Starting October 21st

    Cost: $395 (WBON Members can receive a 10% discount)

    Visit: for details

    Call 802-476-4012 to register TODAY!

  • October 18, 2014 8:00 AM | Kathryn Baccaglini (Administrator)

    Franklin County Women's Expo

    Saturday, October 18th

    BFA St. Albans

    Registration begins at 8AM

    For more details:

  • October 01, 2014 2:33 PM | Kathryn Baccaglini (Administrator)

    Did you know that the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce has an eLearning Center?

    This on-line platform was designed for small businesses and now has an entire Center dedicated to Entrepreneurship.  The Center focuses on topics such as:

    • Business Planning Essentials,
    • Business Execution
    • Voice of Leadership
    • Setting and Managing Organizational Priorities
    • Generating Creative & Innovative Ideas
    • Professional Networking,
    • Customer Focus, and
    • Communicating Effectively with the 'C' Level
    If you are a small business and are interested in any of these topics, contact Cari Kelley at the Chamber for more information.  All of these courses are offered on-line, and on-demand, at a price that is truly affordable for small businesses.  Take advantage of this program and start to look at education as a necessity, not a luxury.  Contact Cari at or call her at 802-863-3489, ext. 227.
  • June 08, 2014 4:47 PM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)
    Please join us for this:
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 10 AM to 5PM with a party and prize drawing at The Highland Inn in Greensboro from 5:30 until 8:00.

    Open Studio maps can be found at Millers Thumb and Willeys Store in Greensboro as well as in all the artists studios. When you go to www.HCTV, Buffalo Times, you may see Nancy Schade's interviews of several of the artists studios you may want to visit and meet with a particular artist, they will have maps and can direct you onward to other studios or places of interest in the "Gate Way of the North East Kingdom", come up for the day and stay for a fun party with delicious refreshments and when your ticket is drawn the opportunity to chose from one of the artists works of art, tickets will be given to you from every studio you visit so chances are good to win an art work of your desire.

    Take Off Tuesday, enjoy a ride into the country, bring your bathing suit and swim in Caspian, have some ice cream, visit Willey's Store and Greensboro's beautiful surrounding villiages of Hardwick, Craftsbury, Albany and Glover, we look forward to seeing you.
  • May 28, 2014 3:48 PM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)

    Please join us on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30-7:30PM at the Lake & College Building at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

    The evening will feature a small showcase of WSBP alum businesses and business support providers, hors d’oeuvres & cash bar, remarks by WSBP founders and participants, and plenty of opportunity to reconnect with old and new friends.

    All current & former supporters of WSBP are invited: Students, faculty & staff, presenters, reviewers, advisors, collaborators!

    Please kindly let us know by June 2 if we can look forward to seeing you. RSVP here.

    Thank you for your support of WSBP!  We hope to see you June 5!

  • May 27, 2014 9:55 AM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)
    An Evening for the Ladies
    Friday, May 30th at 6:30pm

    All women are welcome!
    Sign up and find out more at

    The Gallery at Main Street Landing
    60 Lake Street
    Burlington, VT 05401
  • May 22, 2014 3:27 PM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)
    Karen Kane, at Paris by Design, spent much of May in Paris leading art and garden tours. Here's a bit of press she received on a Paris blog:

  • May 22, 2014 3:13 PM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)
    Create a blueprint that is personalized for YOU!
    1. Learn how to identify your best customers, know what they have in common and what to do with this valuable information.
    2. Learn what to do to make your business stand out and surpass your competition.
    3. Create a loyalty program that costs little or nothing that keeps your best customers coming back for more.
    4. Create an effective system that you can implement immediately to get your A+ customers to help you grow your business.
    Amy Mattinat is a successful small business owner. Her business, Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier, is an ASE Blue Seal Shop, AAA Approved Repair Shop, & BBB Accredited. She manages her business, writes a monthly Car Care Newsletter, is the author of “How to Buy A Great Used Car" and teaches women car care clinics. Amy is a dynamic speaker, marketing expert and co-author of the book “Whatever Happened to Outstanding Customer Service.” She is part of ‘The Women's Automotive Speakers Bureau.’

    JUNE 2 | 9 AM - 12 PM
    $49 /person

    TO REGISTER: Visit (click on the training tab and choose this workshop)

    For Questions, contact Debra Boudrieau: or 257-7731

    LOCATION: Marlboro College, Brattleboro, Vermont

    This workshop is for small business owners and anyone who is in charge of arketing a company, organization or non-profit.
  • May 12, 2014 9:49 AM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)
    An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

    Sheltra is President of the Vermont Chapter of National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). Sheltra has been a member of NATP since 2003. She joined the Vermont board in August 2011 as Vice President and Education Chair.

    Sheltra owns and operates Double Entry Bookkeeping, LLC located in Essex Junction, specializing in accounting, payroll, and income tax preparation. She has been in private practice for over eleven years in Essex Junction, is now an Enrolled Agent, and has worked in the tax and accounting field for over twenty-five years.

    Sheltra is originally from New York City and relocated to Vermont in 1995. She lives in Fairfax with her husband, Tom. She has a bachelor's degree in management from St. John's University and an associate degree in accounting from Champlain College.

    Diana Sheltra, EA
    Enrolled to Represent Clients before the IRS
    QuickBooks Pro Advisor
    Double Entry Bookkeeping, LLC.
  • April 29, 2014 4:12 PM | Beth Robinson (Administrator)
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    Follow the pathway to realize work/life balance so you can live a life of peace and prosperity.

    Cornelia Ward 
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