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Happy Birthday, Milena Horozovic!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

If you’re walking around the Old Factory building here in Shelburne and you hear someone exclaim, “You can do it, Peanut!”, one of the people you can thank is Milena Horozovic. I think the phrase was introduced to us by Lisa Martelle, but Milena’s one of the people who, as far as I know, really […]

New! Design Your Own Vermont Teddy Bear Page

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

As we learned recently, there are many different ways you can customize your bear. If you’re really ambitious, you can fire up your sewing machine and make your Bear’s outfit at home. But even if you have superstar mad seamstress skillz, can you create a tattoo? And embroider it? And change the fur color? How […]

Scarecrows Gettin’ Down

Monday, October 15th, 2007

(Cue Bee Gees.) Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, stayin’ aliiiiiiiive! That’s what I heard in my head the other day when I came to work and saw Gerry Blair’s latest handiwork: Two scarecrows added to the harvest display, their fingers pointing skyward as if in a disco dance competition. When I first saw it two weeks […]

The Sweetest Day for Everyone

Friday, October 12th, 2007

I’m an East Coast boy, so when I heard that we were getting ready for Sweetest Day, I didn’t know what to expect. Do I have to be extra-nice to my coworkers? Do I brace myself for a mandatory feast of sugary treats? Do I walk around talking like a snowboarder? “Dude…sweet! That’s soooo sweet!” […]

Scary Bear’s-Eye-View Ends Well

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

You’re a black bear. You’re on the trail of something tasty, just following your instincts, when you suddenly realize that you’ve wandered onto something like a long, strange rock, and now there are all these scary creatures charging at you from ahead and behind. What do you do? What one bear did, on a Saturday […]

Bake Sale Shares the Honey 2

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Maybe we should just get out of the gift delivery biz and do bake sales 24/7. I mean, I was just floored by the amount and variety of food available at yesterday’s bake sale benefitting United Way of Chittenden County. In addition to the complement of cookies, pastries, muffins, and breads, the Bear Crew pushed […]

Bake Sale Shares the Honey

Monday, October 8th, 2007

(Post title I wanted to go with but changed my mind at the last minute: “Bake Sale Raises Dough.”) As a follow-up to last Thursday’s bake sale fundraiser for United Way of Chittenden County, here’s an update from Jessica Proctor, taken from an email she sent to the Bear Crew. “The bake sale was a […]

New Duds for a Fuzzy One

Friday, October 5th, 2007

OK, so here are four different ways you could personalize a Vermont Teddy Bear. 1. Order a specially personalized gift teddy bear with custom embroidered clothes or tattoos. 2. Choose from any of the dozens of bear outfits and accessories we offer. 3. Have us make a unique, one-of-a-kind custom bear (think unusual occupations or […]

Buses, Bears ‘n’ Bake Sales

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The Fourth of October. Nine separate bus tours. One bake sale. It’s leaf-peeping season here in Vermont, and we welcome hundreds and hundreds of visitors to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory. Today we’re expecting nine tours, and each tour can have more than one bus. In the spirit of making it better together (a major […]

Thoughts on the Environment

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

As a Green Team member, I take my committment to “greening” VTB very seriously, sometimes, almost too seriously. I acknowledge that I can get edgy when I see recyclable materials being tossed out. For me, it’s become a habit to recycle anything that I see. I don’t think it’s a bad habit to have but […]

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