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No Blues for Michelle

Monday, September 17th, 2007

She showed up to work with a cool hat, rockin’ shades, and an attitude. She strikes fear in the hearts of the unworthy, respect in everyone else. (Note: Can you actually strike respect in someone. Hmm. Have to work on my writing…) You know her as Rock Goddess. We know her as Michelle Delisle. She’ll […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Smorgasbord

Friday, September 14th, 2007

What? Smokin Gun’s available for private parties? Hmm…that’d make a nice wedding anniversary gift (assuming the couple already have their Vermont Teddy Bears, of course). Here’s a prime Smokin Gun gig tale from our own Cynthia Sullivan. If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s good to be a rock ‘n’ roller, well…read on… (Hint: Yes. Yes […]

Random Karl Kemerait Picture

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Karl Kemerait is many things: A gentleman, a scholar, a software engineer specializing in Visual Basic .NET. But today he’s someone very special, very important to me. He’s “The Guy Who Was Willing to Let Me Take a Random Picture of Him for the Blog”. Thanks Karl!    

Bearvolution Signage

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I don’t know if they’ve made it up to the Newport Factory, but here in Shelburne little signs have begun popping up in such places as copiers and bathroom mirrors. It’s the run-up to a significant branding campaign called Bearvolution, and it’s been in the works for a while. Part of the effort included asking […]

Factory Tour de Force 2

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Here’s the promised follow-up video for a recent Vermont Teddy Bear Factory tour led by Katie Pelkey (KP). Watch the video to learn about the birth of Vermont Teddy Bear and the evolution of our Teddy Bears. When I asked KP whether it would OK to post the video, she said, “Sure, as long as […]

New Site Search for VTB 2

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Some news on the site search front: We’re temporarily going back to the default Yahoo! Store site search tool while we gear up to try another tool. You may recall that we had been checking out a site search tool from one vendor. It was pretty rockin’, but didn’t quite do everything we needed it […]

Demo Bears on Tour

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Here’s another picture from a recent Factory Tour. These guys are waiting to be used to demonstrate stuffing and parts assembly. If you look carefully at the larger image, you’ll see what appears to be a Teddy Bear hard at work in the background. What’s he doing? Operating machinery? Doesn’t he need a badge? With […]

Doctor Bear Inna “House”

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Thanks to eagle-eyed Michelle Delisle for spotting a special co-star in a recent trailer for the new season of “House M.D.” No, it’s not Robert Sean Leonard. OK, here’s how the preview looks to the rest of the world… …aaaaaaand here’s how it looks to me: Studious Be Bear readers will recall that this is […]

Pilates of the Calibbean

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Anita Germain just sent out email to everyone on the Shelburne list that there won’t be any Pilates today. I’m all like, “Oh man, I really wanted to see that movie, ‘Pilates of the Calibbean’.” (Note: The joke only works if you mispronounce “Pilates”.) That got me thinking: Has there ever been a Pirate Bear […]

Lost ‘n’ Found: Car Key

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

You know that awful, panicked feeling you get when you realize you can’t find something important, like…your keys? QC/CS Coach Anthony D’Andrea recently had that experience, and wrote to the Shelburne site email list. Here’s the complete exchange: * * * * * * From: Anthony DAndrea Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 3:45 PM Have […]

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