This special edition business directory features local businesses from our 37th Annual Meet Your Franklin County Business Community publication. Click to view the online directory where businesses are listed by category.
SWANTON VILLAGE –– Creative as she is, Dawn Marie Thurston could have conjured any number of snazzy names for her Swanton Village shop. Even “A Seamstress on Merchants Row” has an historic, small-town ring to it.
ST. ALBANS –– In late August, college freshman Alyssa Wieland officially launched her business, Lillybelle Bakes, at Local Fare, a new, year-round farmers market on St. Albans City’s Main Street.
SWANTON –– Hip hop, jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary dance are just some of the offerings that a pair of familiar faces to dance students are teaching at a new studio for children and adults.
ST. ALBANS CITY –– With its high ceilings, marvelous checkerboard floors, and tall windows that let in tons of natural light, it’s no wonder Robin Lebel has operated her salon out of an historic railroad building in St. Albans for most of her career.
ST. ALBANS –– Mike Mashtare has a long row of three-ring binders sitting on a shelf above his desk at BFA-St. Albans; they are the annual results of his cross country teams – more than 30 years of BFA runners and records dating back to the 1980s.
ST. ALBANS CITY –– Much of what you must know about Patrick Decelles’ services is explained in a four-minute video called “The 2GIG Experience,” found on the homepage of www.2gig.com.
ST. ALBANS –– When local author J.P. Choquette moved to a new home in the area with her family in the summer of 2011, her husband noticed an absence of people outside throughout their neighborhood.
ST. ALBANS –– The free-roaming black cats in the Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS) lobby were having a lazy Saturday morning when a young woman in a red shirt entered and announced, “I’m looking for a friend for Teddy.”
ST. ALBANS CITY –– Instead of making a cake for her young daughter’s birthday parties, Christina Howe has always opted for cupcakes – “because they’re easier to hand to kids,” she says – but her cupcakes have never been boilerplate.
ST. ALBANS TOWN –– Not only is Julie Cowles the only sewing machine dealer in Franklin County, she is the only New England dealer of the Holy Grail of equipment for quilters: the long-arm machine.
ST. ALBANS – There’s working, and then there’s Rose Bedard, who is equally as passionate about every one of her four jobs: after-school program coordinator, dance instructor, coach, and server.
ST. ALBANS CITY – As more and more businesses work toward becoming paperless, they still find a need to shred paper, especially when it comes to medical records, legal documents, and similar forms of red tape that require careful handling and privacy.
ST. ALBANS – To understand why Gillian Ireland does what she does – outside of raising a family and cultivating her creative side as a photographer – consider her childhood home on a back road, in northern Franklin County.
GEORGIA – Justin Holmes carved his niche among Franklin County civil engineers by keeping small projects affordable, and helping clients find cost-effective and time saving ways to navigate Vermont’s regulatory process.