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Community Profiles 2016

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Recognizing those who make our communities vibrant

Community Profiles is dedicated to recognizing the important roles that individuals and businesses play in our local community. Through each of our efforts, we create a vibrant community in the heart of the Green Mountains. This section reflects on the importance of working together to make our towns, county and state a great place to live and work, and to recognize that one of the joys of living in small towns is getting to know one another, appreciating the contributions of our neighbors.

In our daily interactions we greet each other in many different settings: as customer and retailer, client and professional, neighbor and friend. Sometimes it’s an impromptu chat on the chairlift or at a school function; sometimes it’s a lively exchange at town meeting; sometimes it’s just a friendly wave or a nod at the post office or across the restaurant. It’s a common interaction, often overlooked, but it makes living here more personal, more intimate, more rewarding. That’s the root of Profiles in our Community.

This is the second edition of this special section and we plan to feature another in the fall due to the terrific response we received from readers who enjoy learning a little bit more about the people who play such a vital role in our communities. While the stories vary widely, each serves as a tribute to the hard-working employees and employers who make each business successful. We hope you enjoy these pages and that you take the time to reacquaint yourself with the businesses — and the names of the employees — in this spring’s Profiles in our Community. Our close-knit communities have much to offer, not only in products and services, but also in the smiles of those who greet us each day and the thanks we offer in return.

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