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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, Vermont, Saxtons River Distillery is owned and operated by Connecticut native Christian Stromberg. Christian’s family came to New England from Lithuania in 1906 and has passed down a tradition of distilling through the generations. While living in Vermont, Christian discovered the care and effort that goes into maple syrup production. It reminded him of distilling and inspired his unique line of Vermont maple spirits, Sapling. Unlike many “maple liqueurs” on the market which use artificial maple flavoring, Sapling contains the real thing.

Founder Focus - Christian Stromberg

Founder Focus – Christian Stromberg

Founder Focus celebrates the brave and creative entrepreneurs in our region whose passions are the products and services their companies provide.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

INSTIG8 the region’s center for quality entrepreneurship training, scale-up services, and innovation.

INSTIG8 is a BDCC initiative located in Windham Region and initially sponsored by the Windham County Economic Development Program (WCEDP).

This program strategically fosters a safe environment for creative entrepreneurs to try, fail, learn, build, explore, and connect to other like-minded individuals while developing their business concepts and models.

It’s a series of workshops, events, and co-working. INSTIG8 will be the catalyst for engaging, business-minded, creative community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and instigators.

Why is this work a benefit to the region?

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation leads to new businesses and job creation
  • Higher levels of entrepreneurship gives people employment choices
  • Ideas lead to new combinations of existing concepts which lead to business creation