Success stories

Success stories

  • I Get to Work With Robots All Day

    Along Route 14 South in East Randolph lies a nondescript commercial building. It is more than 90 years old but in good shape, with a fresh coat of paint. There is no business sign outside, so...

  • Just 29, She’s ‘Off to a Pretty Good Start’

    The name of the restaurant is not exactly a common word, and pronouncing it correctly is a challenge for many of its patrons. It’s mangled so often, in fact, that owner and founder Maria Lara-Bregatta...

  • It Takes a Global Village

    In seven years, a small business in White River Junction has transformed itself from a single restaurant to a company that offers its African cuisine in more than 200 stores throughout New England...

  • Best Chocolate. Period.

    Word of mouth may be the most inexpensive and flattering form of advertising. An individual becomes so enchanted with a product, she can’t help but tell her friends to try it. The friends try it, and...

  • It Started With Carmen’s Ice Cream. The Rest Is History.

    She is in her 30s, college-educated, and has already logged more than 20 years working at the same place. And it’s the only job she has ever had. Meet Bonnie Paris, president of Freighthouse Market &...

  • Beauty and the Sheep

    Tucked away on a hilltop in Hartland, VT, sit five stand-alone cabins offering breathtaking views of the Green Mountain State. It is rare for one to be unoccupied. But the owners of these cabins, Todd...

  • The Road To Success Is Paved

    Ten years ago, a newly established business didn’t have trucks, employees, or even a paver, which seems like it would be pretty important if that new business is a paving company. “But we did have...

  • Specialty Foods Are Their Jam

    Raspberry with Wild Bergamot Flower, and Jalapeño & Lime may not seem like typical jam flavors, but it is unique offerings like these that have made a Windsor Vermont jam maker a consistent national...