By Danny Monahan
Small Business Administration Vermont District Office Public Information Officer
Chance, destiny, karma, whatever one may call it, a chance meeting is working out for two women who decided to move to Brattleboro to start small businesses.
Danielle Bochneak practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation in Chicago for five years before implementing the next step of her life plan, opening a bakery with a focus on organic and locally sourced ingredients. Bochneak chose Brattleboro due to its central location, access to environmentally responsible and high quality food suppliers, and a widely-accepted locavore culture. Mel Baiser, a seventh generation Vermonter, was living primarily in San Francisco as well as Latin America over the past 15 years before she decided to return to her home state and start a construction management business.
Both had the dream and the ambition to start a business, but neither had extensive... Read More