Adapting Corporate Apologies For Use By Children

Corporate America seems to have a new formula for “apologizing” when they’ve done something bad and need to improve their PR.  We’ve seen it recently with Facebook and Starbucks.

“Even though we’ve done wrong,” they say, “trust us to make it better. You should expect more.” Note that this only comes after being caught.

It sounds great, doesn’t it? They realize the error and will make sure it never happens again.

If it works for CEO’s, then it should work for children.


Brattleboro Company Named VT Woman-Owned Business of the Year

MONTPELIER, Vt. – A construction management and consulting company has been named the 2018 Vermont Woman-Owned Business of the Year. Mel Baiser and Kate Stephenson, owners of HELM Construction Solutions, are being recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for employment growth, financial success, expansion and community involvement.

HELM Construction Solutions offers a wide range of services, but primarily works to help small business owners develop their companies and manage the construction of green buildings. With offices in Montpelier and Brattleboro, HELM Construction Solutions has over 50 clients throughout the country that include contractors, designers, institutions, homeowners and business owners.


Canadians Got To Start Growing Recreational Marijuana This Weekend – It Won’t Be Legal Until Summer Under Their Law!

Last night on AM talk radio I heard that Canadians had built a huge marijuana grow operation the size of 23 football fields. Today, I checked the internet news. Well, God Bless our relatives and neighbors to the north, they have gone all out! This gave me another idea: why don’t we, the Americans, apply ahead of time for Federal Farm Subsidies, because naturally marijuana will be legal soon under federal laws in the United States of America.


Spinout Startup from Bankrupt Business

was spun out of a bankrupt business. Many schools for the deaf have closed their doors—partly due to the development of cochlear implant surgery and partly due to mainstreaming of students with special needs in public schools resulting from the IDEA Act of 1975 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). One of them, the 100 year-old Austine School in Brattleboro, Vermont, went bust and closed it doors in 2014. However, the audiology department was still vibrant and had many adult clients in the community.


The Brattleboro Shop – Watches and Clock Faces

Continuing our tour through the online Brattleboro Shop, let me introduce you to some featuring familiar Brattleboro clock faces. There are also a few fine accessories here you might find useful. Perhaps best of all, you don’t have to leave your house to do some shopping.


The Brattleboro Shop – Mug Season

Now that it is finally getting chilly out, it’s safe to say we are approaching . The Brattleboro Shop, our online Brattleboro souvenir store, has many mugs for you. These mugs are great for tea, coffee, and cocoa, and make perfect gifts.


Rooster Flys Away

Tho not a breakfast person, I enjoyed several visits for coffee & to join friends who were breakfasting at a nice cafe on Elliot St called The Restless Rooster.  Just heard they lost their lease & are closing.  Thought that might be picked up on ibrattleboro, but not seen anything.  Facts needed.  But the place was cheerful and pleasant, & the times I was there seemed quite active with happy customers.  


5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO – Thursday October 19th, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm

The Windham County Workforce Development Network (Windham WorkNet) is hosting the 5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO and Career Social on Thursday October 19th, 2017. Representatives from area employers, employment agencies, and educational organizations will have booths set up at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Windham County residents of all ages and various employment needs will be able to connect with employers and learn about both full-time and part-time job opportunities or look ahead to explore careers pathways and the training needed to pursue them. The day will end with the Career Social, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Lounge, to meet and network with young professionals and successful business leaders.