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Welcome to the BDCC Blog, featuring stories from the BDCC Team about our work in the greater Windham Region.

New England Center for Circus Arts

Founder Focus March 21, 2017 Founders: Elsie Smith and Serenity Forchion Company: New England Center for Circus…

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Windham Movement Apparel

Founder Focus March 15, 2017 Founders: Francesca Bourgault Company: Windham Movement Apparel Description: The mission of…

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LineSync Architecture

Founder Focus March 14, 2017 Founders: Julie Lineberger and Joseph Cincotta Company: LineSync Architecture Description:…

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Whippersnappers

Founder Focus March 13, 2017 Founder: Amy Nelson Company: Whippersnappers Description: Whippersnappers is owned and…

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Storm Petrel

Founder Focus March 10, 2017 Founders: Christina Moore Company: Storm Petrel Description: Storm Petrel LLC…

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Peggy and Ken Farabaugh

Founder Focus March 9, 2017 Founders: Peggy and Ken Farabaugh Company: Vermont Wood Studios Description:…

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New Ground Creative

Founder Focus March 8, 2017 Founders: Carrie Simmons Company: New Ground Creative Description: New Ground…

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The Storymatic

Founder Focus March 7, 2017 Founders: Brian and Vaune Company: The Storymatic Description: My name is…

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O.W.L. Energy Bar

Founder Focus March 6, 2017 Founder: Allison Wright Company: O.W.L Energy Bar Description: Growing up, my mom…

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Vermont Gelato

Founder Focus March 3, 2017 Founder: Peter Solley Company: Vermont Gelato Description: After 30 years in the…

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Cultural Intrigue

Founder Focus March 2, 2017 Founder: Adam Gebb Company: Cultural Intrigue Description: Cultural Intrigue / Luna Bazaar…

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Stevens and Associates

Founder Focus March 1, 2017 Founder: Bob Stevens Company: Stevens and Associates Description: Building Meaningful Places: We start with…

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Flat Iron Exchange - Jana Bryan

Founder Focus February 28, 2017 Founder: Jana Bryan Company: Flat Iron Exchange Description: The Flat Iron Exchange…

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A conversation with Janice Warren, president of OneReport

A conversation with Janice Warren, president of OneReport A socially conscious entrepreneur helps corporations do…

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Meg Streeter Real Estate

Founder Focus February 27, 2017 Founder: Meg Streeter Company: Meg Streeter Real Estate Description: Meg Streeter Real…

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Mondo Mediaworks - Luke Stafford

Founder Focus February 24, 2017 Founder: Luke Stafford Company: Mondo Mediaworks Description: Why does Mondo do…

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True North Granola - Ingrid & Franklin

Founder Focus February 23, 2017 Founder: Ingrid & Franklin Chrisco Company: True North Granola Description: From Educators…

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EuropaIT - Aaron Howe

Founder Focus February 22, 2017 Founder: Aaron Howe Company: Europa IT Description: Europa IT is a community-based…

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Laura Zindel Design

Founder Focus February 21, 2017 Founders: Laura Zindel Company: Laura Zindel Design Description: Laura Zindel is an artist…

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Saxtons River Distillery - Christian

Founder Focus February 20, 2017 Founders: Christian Stromberg Company: Saxton's River Distillery Description: Located in Brattleboro,…

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Hermit Thrush Brewery

Founder Focus February 17, 2017 Founders: Chrisophe Gagne & Avery Schwenk Company: Hermit Thrush Brewery Description: Hermit…

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Sensation Products

Founder Focus February 16, 2017 Founders: Walter Hagedorn Company: Sensation Products Description: Established in 2000 by parent/inventor Walter…

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Founder Focus

Founder Focus celebrates the brave and creative entrepreneurs in our region whose passions are the products…

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Tavernier Chocolates

Founder Focus February 15, 2017 Founders: John Singer and Dar Tavernier-Singer Company: Tavernier Chocolates Description: Creating…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Adam Grinold

BDCC Staff Member Name: Adam Grinold Position Title: Executive Director Program(s): All of them Where…

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A conversation with Wilbur Rice, the owner of Equipe Sport

Artistry, energy and a passion for excellence took him from southern California to southern Vermont…

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INSTIG8 - Digital Marketing Workshop Series

The Modern Marketer's Toolkit is the first in a monthly series of digital marketing workshops as…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Sophie Zschirnt

BDCC Staff Member Name: Sophie Zschirnt Position Title: Grant & Administrative Assistant Program(s): Most of…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Laura Sibilia

BDCC Staff Member Name: Laura Sibilia Position Title: Director of Economic and Workforce Development Program(s):…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Kristin Mehalick

BDCC Staff Member Name: Kristin Mehalick Position Title: SeVEDS Project Manager Program(s): SeVEDS (which includes…

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Vermont Down and Customer Discovery: a necessary journey

My journey toward customer discovery needs to start today. But how? Lately, I've been reading…

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BDCC Staff Profile: RT Hamilton Brown

BDCC Staff Member Name: RT Brown Position Title: Windham County Economic Development Program (WCEDP) Project…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Santina "Sunny" Leporati

Santina "Sunny" Leporati shares what she loves about working to support the formation of a region-wide network, systems thinking, and hiking with her niece.

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BDCC Staff Profile: Devin Green

BDCC Staff Member Name: Devin Green Position Title: Collaborative Internship and Communications Coordinator Program(s): Internship…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Bobbi Kilburn

BDCC Staff Member Name: Bobbi Kilburn Position Title: Director of Finance and Grant Management Program(s):…

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Entergy Development Funds are Aiding Growth

Program has committed $4.8 million in grants, loans, and incentives so far. Read full article…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Chris Reynolds

BDCC Staff Member Name: Chris Reynolds Position Title: Maintenance Program(s): All of them Where were…

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A Conversation with the Founders of New England Center for Circus Arts

They came. They soared. We were conquered. Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion brought the…

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A Conversation With Frank Wadelton, Owner/director, Frank The Welder

A conversation with Frank Wadelton, owner/director, Frank the Welder

Artistry, energy and a passion for excellence took him from southern California to southern Vermont…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Dutch Walsh

BDCC Staff Member Name: Dutch Walsh Position Title: Property Manager Program(s): Work with all BDCC…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Alex Beck

BDCC Staff Member Name: Alex Beck Position Title: Workforce and Education Specialist Program(s): Fast Tracks…

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A Disaster-recovery Business Blooms In Irene’s Wake

A disaster-recovery business blooms in Irene's wake

Software guides local governments through federal regulations maze By Mike Faher/The Commons HALIFAX—Christina Moore’s resume…

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CEDS Vital Project, Wheelpad Set for Prototype Demo Tour

  Wheel Pad Norwich Model Tour Wheel Pad is an ecofriendly 200 square foot accessible…

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BDCC Staff Profile: Lisa Stevens

BDCC Staff Member: Lisa Stevens Position Title: Office Manager Program(s): All of them Where were…

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GEIH Spotlight: Andrew Dey

What is your primary work at Unity Homes? We tend not to be too concerned…

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GEIH Spotlight: Laura Sibilia

What is your primary work at BDCC/SeVEDS? I’m the Director of Economic Development. I work…

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A Conversation With Lisa Sullivan, Owner Of Bartleby’s Books

A conversation with Lisa Sullivan, owner of Bartleby's Books

An entrepreneur turns the pages from English major to startup executive to marketing pro to…

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A Conversation With Michael Knapp, Founder And CEO Of Green River

A conversation with Michael Knapp, founder and CEO of Green River

An academic discovers his entrepreneurial spirit, and a full-tilt Brattleboro web software development business blossoms…

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A Conversation With Dr. Samantha K. Eagle

A conversation with Dr. Samantha K. Eagle

By Jerry Goldberg/The Commons BRATTLEBORO—THERE ARE two kinds of people in the world: those who…

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A Conversation With Luke Stafford, Founder And Chief Of Mondo Mediaworks

A conversation with Luke Stafford, founder and chief of Mondo Mediaworks

For one would-be newspaper reporter, the medium indeed became the message — and it's digital…

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A Conversation With John Meyer, Holstein Association USA

A conversation with John Meyer, Holstein Association USA

By age 6, he was already fascinated with dairy farming and the folks doing it.…

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GEIH Spotlight: Abi Abrash Walton

The Education and Training Consortium Action Team, is focused on researching and developing strategies to…

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GEIH Spotlight: Candace Pearson

What is your primary work at BuildingGreen? My title is officially “Research Analyst,” which is…

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Instig8ing Shared Leadership

On Thursday, July 21st, INSTIG8 hosted Global Round Table Leadership (GRTL at http://globalroundtableleadership.com) for a workshop…

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Southern Vermont Economy Project Director

Job Title: Project Director – Southern Vermont Economy  Reports to:  Executive Director Program Objectives &…

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Job Opening - Grant Management & Administrative Assistant

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) Job Title: Grant Management & Administrative Assistant Reports to: Executive Director…

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A Conversation with Lisa Sullivan, Owner of Bartleby’s Books

By: Jerry Goldberg, The Commons ROBERT F ROST wrote in 1920: “Some say the world…

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Instig8 Idea Jam Off to an Innovative Start

Posted May 17, 2016 / RT Brown, WCEDP Project Manager On May 5th, the region’s…

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Building Excitement for Our Green Economy Cluster

Posted April 18, 2016 / Adam Grinold, BDCC Executive Director and Frank Knott, ViTAL Economy…

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A Conversation with Adam Gebb, Owner of Cultural Intrigue

Call me awestruck, but if there’s ever been a more alluring business name than Cultural…

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Growing Windham Region Workforce Program Awarded Funds

Growing Windham Region Workforce Program Awarded Funds

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation was recently awarded $48,000 for the continued implementation of their…

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Manufacturers' Round Table: Focusing on Workforce Development

Posted April 4, 2016 / Adam Grinold, BDCC Executive Director On March 9 the Brattleboro…

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Shoes Say A Lot About A Person: An Exploration of Priority Setting

Posted March 28, 2016 / Bobbi Kilburn Shoes say a lot about a person…… BY…

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SeVEDS 2016 Town Meeting Summary

Posted March 22, 2016 / Jodi Clark SeVEDS 2016 Town Meeting Summary Town Meeting season…

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YP Gala Highlights Creativity, Innovation, and Collaboration

Posted March 1, 2016 / Luke Stafford, Mondo Mediaworks/SeVEDS Board Member & RT Brown, WCEDP…

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CEDS In Action Spotlight: Growing a Regional Green Economy Cluster

Posted February 29, 2016 After years of preparatory work, the BDCC and SeVEDS has launched…

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Spend a day @ Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) wearing my shoes ….

Posted February 15, 2016 / By Bobbi Kilburn, Grants Manager Keep in mind, I’m a…

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Business opportunities abound!

Posted February 8, 2016 / Adam Grinold, BDCC Executive Director It is a great time…

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Building Excitement for Our Green Economy Cluster

Posted April 18, 2016 / Adam Grinold, BDCC Executive Director and Frank Knott, ViTAL Economy…

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BDCC Launches INSTIG8 with an Idea Jam @ The Vermont Jazz Center on May 5th

For Immediate Release April 20, 2016 Contacts: R.T. Hamilton Brown WCEDP Program Director Brattleboro Development…

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In Honor of Sandy Otero

A Note from Adam Grinold, BDCC Executive Director Here at the BDCC, we have seen…

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Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Accelerating The Green Building Cluster

Request for Qualifications – Cluster Support/Coordination Resource Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) on behalf of …

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