Business Buzz

Friday November 9, 2012

Burton’s offers
free car wash
for veterans

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro’s burton Car Wash will offer a free car wash for veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11. "United We Stand -- United We Wash" is the trademark slogan for Grace for Vets, a program created in 2004 by Mike Mountz, CEO of Cloister Wash & Lube in Ephrata, Pa., to provide free car washes to all veterans on Veterans Day. This year the program will be available in all 50 states and three foreign countries.

Brattleboro’s burton Car Wash & Detailing Services joined the effort in 2007 and again this year is offering a free top-of-the-line car wash to all veterans and military service personnel. Washes will be given rain or shine at either of the burton locations -- 201 Canal St. or 873 Putney Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to an up-to-the-minute registration list, burton Car Wash is the only participating car wash in the state of Vermont.

Other details about the Grace for Vets program may be found by visiting To find out if this year’s goal of 150,000 was reached, visit the web site after Nov. 11.

For further information, call burton Car Wash at 802-254-2086.

Turning Point seeks
new trustees
for its board

BRATTLEBORO -- Turning Point of Windham County is looking for people who may be interested in serving on its board of trustees.

The board is made up of committed people in recovery and people who are supportive of people in recovery. The trustees oversee the work of the staff and guide the group’s mission. They do so by helping with fundraising, reaching out to the community, monitoring the financial picture, managing promotion, and more.

For those interested, the next board meeting is planned for Monday, Nov. 26, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in the Conference Room. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month. For further information, call Turning Point at 802-257-5600.

Scott Gordon-Macey
attains CFP Designation

BRATTLEBORO -- Scott Gordon-Macey, MBA of MetLife, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to use the certification marks CFP and Certified Financial Planner practitioner in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.

Gordon-Macey met the experience and requirements, completed financial planning coursework, and passed the CFP Certification Examination. CFP Certificants must also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning Standards.

Gordon-Macey is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., as well as the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and holds a Series 7, Series 65, Series 6, and Life Accident, and Health licenses. He is a member of the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary, as well as board member and treasurer of Neighborhood Schoolhouse in Brattleboro. He has worked in the financial services industry for seven years.

SPIL 2016
needs public input

BRATTLEBORO -- Input is needed about disability issues to help develop the 2014-2016 Vermont State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) and the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) Strategic Plan.

Public meetings around planned around the state and in Brattleboro on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the VCIL offices at 28 Vernon St., Suite 211.

Information is needed on: Housing, transportation, health care employment, education, family supports, assistive technology, trauma-informed services, legal system and protections, voting and citizenship, mental health services, developmental services, youth leadership and transition, information, referral and assistance, services/supports for older Vermonters and identification of underserved populations/areas.

For further information, contact Candace Stoumen at 802-254-6851 or

New sales team
announced for
Grafton Village Cheese

GRAFTON -- The Windham Foundation, parent company of Grafton Village Cheese, has announced the re-hiring of two former Grafton Cheese staff members. They are Meri Spicer, Sales and Marketing Director, and Wendy Brewer, Sales Manager. Both are now working at the company.

Spicer served as Director of Marketing at Grafton Village Cheese for two years, then moved to Maplebrook Farm Cheese as their Director of Business Development. Late this summer, she returned to Grafton Cheese. She, along with Windham Foundation President Bob Allen, are now leading the sales and marketing initiative at the company.

Brewer returns to Grafton Village Cheese as Sales Manager. She re-joined the team in late August, having worked at the company for seven years where she had served in various sales positions including new business development and sales. Prior to her return, Brewer was New England District Sales Manager for Emmi Roth Kase, makers of European-style specialty cheeses. A seasoned veteran in the dairy industry, she also served in sales at Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and as a buyer for Northeast Cooperatives, a distributor of national and specialty food products.

Both Spicer and Brewer are based out of the Brattleboro office.


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