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Vacationers to the lake region of Willoughby, Parker and Seymour will find wonderful rental locations through Carol Davis. She is a one-of-a-kind business, with private homes and cottages available to rent through predominantly the summer season. Several year-round homes are also available for short-term periods. There is a variety of rental units that will provide renters a special place in the Northeast Kingdom to play and relax. These lakes are majestic, dramatic and unique.
Experience a memorable Vermont vacation with Carol’s help. Personal attention is given to each inquiry seeking a rental property that is suitable, affordable and fits their needs. As a member of the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce, Carol is aware of the vacation opportunities, the environment and local activities that can make a vacation at a lake be one that you will return to every year.
For the absentee homeowner, Carol offers them a sense of security knowing she is taking care of their property in their absence. When emergency repairs are needed she can respond immediately and with the help of her husband, Darryl, who has been a local resident and a contractor all his life. Accounting is provided with a year-end report for rental income and expenses.
See Carol’s properties listings at her new website.
(802) 525-4132 • www.willoughbylakerentals.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Orleans Family Education Center (COFEC) is the home of the Orleans Central Supervisory Union offices and the Orleans Central Early Childhood Program. Approximately 40 people work at COFEC, which also provides space for monthly WIC clinic appointments for the VT Department of Health and the weekly Early Head Start Play World, a free playgroup for children age birth to six. Play World is held on Friday mornings during the school year from 9:30 to 11: 30 a.m. and snacks are provided.
The Orleans Central Early Childhood Program operates in collaboration with Head Start to provide preschool services to approximately 85 OCSU children, including a classroom at Albany Community School. There are three colorful preschool classrooms at COFEC, as well as two playgrounds and a large multi-purpose room with a kitchen.
The Orleans Central Supervisory Union administrative offices are located at COFEC, including the offices of the superintendent and the director of instructional services. OCSU Support Services are located there, which include the support services coordinator, the achievement assessor, the district’s school psychologist, and the speech and language pathologist. The OCSU Business Office is home to the business manager, as well as payroll, accounts payable/receivable and benefits personnel.
Wild Branch Solutions, which provides technical support for OCSU and the seven local schools, has a work station at the COFEC and various community organizations frequently use the COFEC for meetings and events. Central Orleans Family Education Center is an integral part of the community and a very busy place!
130 Kinsey Rd., Barton, VT 05822 • (802) 525-6253
Community Financial Services Group (CFSG) offers investment, brokerage, trust, life insurance and long-term care insurance services. CFSG is jointly owned by Community National Bank, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and Middlebury National Bank. CFSG has 15 employees. The group’s roots date back to 1926, when National Bank of Derby Line began providing trust services.
What sets your business apart from your competition? CFSG provides unbiased, comprehensive financial advice through its asset management service.
What is new about your business? Recently CFSG’s financial assets under management surpassed $400,000,000. Assets under management have more than doubled during the last four years.
What would you like your business to be noted for? Helping people achieve their financial goals.
How do you make your customer service memorable? We make sure we completely understand a client’s financial situation, goals and risk temperament before we provide investment advice. Then we regularly follow up and adjust financial strategies as client needs and circumstances change.
How did you get into this particular line of work? Completing college I moved from Lincoln, NH to Boston, MA to work at State Street Corporation. After 22 years of fixed income trading and institutional sales I decided to pursue an opportunity at CFSG to help small business and individuals.
Describe your products and who you think they would appeal to: CFSG provides investment advice to individuals ranging from new investors with just a few thousand dollars to family relationships worth tens of millions of dollars. We also provide life insurance, long-term care insurance, IRAs and employee benefit plan investment management.
100 Main Street, Suite 260 (Hebard Building), Newport, Vermont 334-1677 or 877-334-1677
Do you have an indoor air quality problem or safety issue? Do you need an inspection for lead paint or asbestos? Do you have a permitting issue? EverGreen Environmental Health and Safety can help with all the above plus more. EverGreen provides environmental health and safety consulting services to
Vermont and northern New England. Its experienced staff develops individual solutions to your worksite health, as well as occupational safety concerns in manufacturing, industrial, commercial and residential settings.
“We strive to help small businesses create a safety program that complements your operation, streamlining compliance requirements to fit your specific manufacturing sector. EverGreen has a proven record for minimizing workers compensation costs through sound environmental, health, and
safety practices,” says owner Terese Churchill. EverGreen provides occupational health and safety and environmental program development and implementation, compliance, auditing, and inspections for small businesses. They can coach
your staff to manage programs for your business. And they can support your environmental permitting needs for air, stormwater, and Act 250 permits.
EverGreen has been in business for four years in Vermont. However, Ms. Churchill has more than 23 years of experience in the field of environmental health and safety. She got her start as an OSHA compliance officer for the state of Vermont. She’s a licensed lead paint consultant with inspectors and risk assessors on staff. EverGreen is certified by the Vermont Housing Conservation
board to provide essential maintenance practice training for landlords and others. They offer, and certify training in, a variety of fields, including chemical safety, emergency response, and hazardous waste.
“There are no other environmental, health and safety service providers in northern Vermont who know the safety regs like we do,” Ms. Churchill says. “Our mission is to deliver exemplary environmental health and safety consulting services to businesses, manufacturing, and community groups. We promote a sense of social appreciation, a pay-it-forward mindset, and show that through creating educational opportunities for those interested in learning about the environmental consulting business.”
345 May Farm Rd., Barton, VT 05822 • (802) 239-4696 • (802) 673-3369
Michelle Frawley believes that the person who can read well can do anything. She has 16 year’s experience in tutoring, homeschooled her own children, and worked for 21 years for an attorney. She’s taught several students how to read and can work with a variety of learning styles and needs. Above all, she believes that her dedication to her line of work, as well as her friendly persistence, can work wonders to turn a reluctant reader around.“So many students are no longer enjoying books and are more interested in electronics,” she says. “However, reading is an essential skill that can benefit everyone. Reading is the foundation of a good education and is used in every single profession. To have this great skill at a young age is so vital and gives the students a fantastic start to the rest of their lives.” Frawley Tutoring offers flexible hours and locations.Continue reading
Michelle Frawley believes that the person who can read well can do anything. She has 16 year’s experience in tutoring, homeschooled her own children, and worked for 21 years for an attorney. She’s taught several students how to read and can work with a variety of learning styles and needs. Above all, she believes that her dedication to her line of work, as well as her friendly persistence, can work wonders to turn a reluctant reader around.“So many students are no longer enjoying books and are more interested in electronics,” she says. “However, reading is an essential skill that can benefit everyone. Reading is the foundation of a good education and is used in every single profession. To have this great skill at a young age is so vital and gives the students a fantastic start to the rest of their lives.” Frawley Tutoring offers flexible hours and locations. Ms. Frawley will work with your child in the library, at home, after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. Her prices are lower than the average tutor, and her standards are high. She guarantees 100 percent customer satisfaction. Some of her own best memories with her children include reading time, and she hopes to pass that joy on to other students and their parents. She teaches phonetic reading, a solid way of learning that also helps with spelling and writing. “My professional experience working for an attorney and my personal experience teaching my own children make me a perfect candidate to teach other children how to read,” Ms. Frawley says. “I am looking forward to working with students and seeing them excited about learning how to read.”
96 Meadowbrook Dr., Newport, VT 05855 • (802) 334-7215
Insuring Vermont offers all types of insurance sales and service. The team includes owners Martha (CIC) and Scott Noel.Continue reading
Insuring Vermont offers all types of insurance sales and service. The team includes owners Martha (CIC) and Scott Noel, agent Marsha Correia (CISR), and Amy Provost.
Martha started working in the insurance business through a high school co-op program when she was 16 years old, working at a local insurance agency. Scott has a background in construction and handles site photos and measuring. Martha works in sales and service. The Insuring Vermont team is made up of native Vermonters and understands that people are looking for value in this economy. They know what value is and what value means.
The Noels’ agency has been in business since about 1947 (previously known as Couture and Gingras); they have owned Insuring Vermont since 2012.
Customers are given special individualized attention so they receive the best product for the best price to fit their needs. Service is professional and friendly. They have business, home, auto, life, and farm insurance. They also specialize in insuring emergency services and organizations through VFIS programs. They represent the Cooperative Insurance Company and many other companies.
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recently moved to 389 East Main St., Newport, VT 05855
(800) 689-1445 or (802) 334-1443
Shipping “almost anything to almost anywhere.” For more than 75 years, Norman G. Jensen, Inc. has provided U.S. and Canadian customs brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and consulting services to thousands of international importers and exporters. Give Norman G. Jensen, Inc. an opportunity to earn your business — stop by anytime to visit friendly employees and tour the facilities. The Derby Line office is the regional hub, managing services for all ports of entry in Vermont and Maine. Browse their website and feel free to call or e-mail any questions you might have! Warehousing activities include pickup and pack services, storage, and shipping and receiving for small parcels and LTL shipments! They are the #1 Northeastern Vermont parcel and freight receiving facility with dock availability and forklift services for your convenience. If you live in Canada they also receive parcels of most any size for a minimal fee; they have hundreds of customers with a well-established system. If you shop on the internet or have a Canadian business — have your items sent to their warehouse and save on International shipping fees! Call for more information. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Find them on facebook.
395 Caswell Ave., Derby Line, VT 05830
(802) 873-4527 • Fax: (952) 229-2760
E-mail: email@example.com • www.ngjensen.com
Poulos Insurance, Inc., can help with all your insurance needs: home, auto, recreational vehicles, life, health, disability, worker’s compensation, as well as your commercial insurance needs. Poulos Insurance also has a financial advisory division that will assist with any financial planning and retirement needs. Two locations in this immediate area make shopping for insurance more convenient. The Newport location at 408 Western Avenue, and the Orleans location at 21 Water Street both have dedicated staff that is ready to help you with your insurance needs and questions.Continue reading
Poulos Insurance, Inc., can help with all your insurance needs: home, auto, recreational vehicles, life, health, disability, worker’s compensation, as well as your commercial insurance needs. Poulos Insurance also has a financial advisory division that will assist with any financial planning and retirement needs. Two locations in this immediate area make shopping for insurance more convenient. The Newport location at 408 Western Avenue, and the Orleans location at 21 Water Street both have dedicated staff that is ready to help you with your insurance needs and questions. Their staff works with over 30 insurance companies to make sure their customers have the appropriate coverage at the most competitive price. The company currently has 18 locations in Vermont and New Hampshire. Poulos Insurance was originally established in 1919 and is a leader in the
industry in Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Poulos’ philosophy is to be a consumer advocate and maintain the highest standards of professionalism. Poulos Insurance strives to provide excellent customer service. For a free automobile insurance quote, visit their website or feel free to contact any of their staff to obtain a free quote for any of your insurance needs.
21 Water St., Orleans, VT 05860 • (802) 754-6930
408 Western Ave., Newport, VT 05855 • (802) 334-3003
Celebrating our 50th year!
Royer Camp Insurance, Inc., in Newport, Vermont, has provided commercial and personal insurance to customers throughout the Northeast Kingdom. They are celebrating their 50th year in business this year! Royer Camp has developed long-term relationships with their customers, some who have been with the agency since it opened for business in 1963. Roland Royer founded Royer Insurance and was joined two years later by partner Ed Camp and they changed the name to Royer Camp Insurance. The two created a local agency that has become known over the years for its commitment to its customers. Ed Camp, the face of the agency, is in his 48th year with Royer Camp and continues to provide insured’s with the knowledge and confidence they need in today’s ever changing insurance business. Annette Lantagne joined the Agency in 1989 as office manager and is now in her 24th year of helping Royer Camp customers with her insurance expertise. Craig Barry brought over 20 years of sales/customer service background to Royer Camp beginning in 2008. Their newest agent, Odessa Sumner, joined them in May 2011, bringing her ten years of insurance knowledge and experience, including her ACSR and AAI designations. Joan Camp, Ed’s wife of 51 years, works in the office part time and along with her strong clerical skills brings a warm smile, sense of humor, and also manages to keep Ed in line! Royer Camp can help with all of your insurance needs including Home, Auto, Business, Workers Compensation, Umbrella, Life, Health, and Bonds. It’s a full-service insurance agency with a deep background and a knowledgeable, licensed staff that promises immediate follow-up for your insurance needs. Please visit our website and our Facebook page!
325 East Main St., Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6727 • (888) 334-6727 • fax: (802) 334-2061 • www.royercamp.com