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Central Vermont Community Action Council , Inc.
195 US RT. 302 Berlin
We are 117 committed individuals working on CVCAC's staff and Board to bring 17 programs and services to low income Vermonters, primarily in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties.
Those programs and services include:
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Kym Maynard named Vermont and New England Regional SBA Home Based Business Champion for 2010 - Micro Business Development Program
Kym Maynard named Vermont and New England Regional SBA Home Based Business Champion for 2010
named Vermont and New England Regional SBA Home Based Business Champion for 2010
Central Vermont Community Action Council
congratulates Kym Maynard
on being chosen to receive the Vermont and New England Regional Home Based Business Champion for 2010 awarded by the Small Business Administration.
Kym Maynard, Vendor Liaison for the Gallery at L.A.C.E. (Local Agricultural Community Exchange,) is a whirlwind.
arrived at L.A.C.E.
, the gallery had not yet been built.
"When we first arrived, it was one huge warehouse.
There were no walls, no lights - it all had to be created within the old space that used to house a department store.
worked with the contractor to design the space."We had to figure out where everything was going to go, how it was going to work, and how traffic was going to flow through the space.
It was challenging, but it came together!"The work paid off - the space is as beautiful as it is bountiful.
"As part-owner of L.A.C.E.
," says Crystal Zevon, "I was present the first day Kym
walked through our doors....She quickly took stock of the disheveled space left over by the old department store that had once occupied the building.
In a matter of weeks, Kym
had a viable design that both considered budgetary concerns and the aesthetics necessary to fit and display a wide variety of artists' works in the new L.A.C.E. Gallery
She has been a true role model, showing by way of example how to create your own business, manage a complicated retail operation, and provide customer service."The Gallery at LACE was made possible by a collaborative effort between LACE and CVCAC (Central Vermont Community Action Council.) Hal Cohen, Executive Director of CVCAC, says, "CVCAC has been fortunate to employ Kym two separate times as a micro business development counselor.
In only two years, Kym
has successfully build this new artisan gallery from the ground up - working hand-in-hand with arts and craft vendors to develop affordable access to the marketplace.
It is easy to spend an hour looking over the variety of the merchandise, and Maynard
knows a little something about each of the 100+ vendors whose works are on display.
"We have something for every taste, and something for every budget," Maynard
says, noting that there are many small items for sale for only a few dollars and fine sculpture and furniture items on display for several hundred dollars.
For artisans and the public alike, Maynard's work is paying off.
"This is a wonderful way for people to get started in realizing their potential, to make their dreams into something tangible and supportable.
We have so much to offer as a resource for people, and it's exciting to be a part of the growing downtown revitalization in Barre.
The mission of the Micro Business Development
Program is to strengthen the economic self-sufficiency of low to moderate income Vermonters and the economic vitality of our communities.
or more information about the Micro Business Development
Program, please call Cecile at 802-476-8493.
As Vermont's SBA Financial Services Champion, Kym Maynard
will be honored along with the Small Business of the Year and other Champions by the SBA at a special ceremony presented by Vermont Business Magazineon June 17, 2008, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.The public is invited.
cost is $35 a person.
or more information call 802-865-5202.
Kym Maynard, Vendor Liaison ...
Kym Maynard, Vendor Liaison for LACE Arts Gallery
Central Vermont Community Action Council, Barre
Rutland Herald: Rutland Vermont News & Information
Not all seniors should sign up for Part D, according to Kym Maynard of the Central Vermont Council on Aging, who says some will be better off with their existing private coverage.If they should sign up, that still leaves the difficult task of choosing from the 44 plans, which offer a slew of brain-numbing permutations for drugs covered, monthly premiums and deductibles.
"Part D is a really good benefit for people who have not had any prescription drug coverage in the past and who couldn't qualify for the state program," says Maynard
."The key is helping people understand how to take advantage of it."
Vermont already offers prescription drug coverage to its seniors, according to Maynard
CVCAC's Kym Maynard was honored on June 17th as the Vermont and New England 2010 Home-Based Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration at a ceremony presented by Vermont Business Magazine in Shelburne, Vermont.
Maynard was selected based on business development assistance she provides to home-based art and craft entrepreneurs on site at the Local Agricultural Community Exchange (LACE) in downtown, Barre, VT. As a CVCAC Micro Business Development specialist, she provides technical assistance relevant to the particular needs of this sector including managing inventory, pricing, display and marketing.
Because she has been a home-based artisan and business owner (jeweler), she is a tireless advocate for these businesses.
She sees the value that they bring to the lives of the owners; she knows that the jobs and income they create for their families and communities have real impact.
• Vermont and New England Regional ...
• Vermont and New England Regional Home-Based Business Champion: Kym Maynard, vendor liaison for LACE Arts Gallery, Central Vermont Community Action Council, Barre.