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Ted E. Bear for Lake Monsters Mascot!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Okay, so I have nothing against Champ. Great guy (uh, monster?) and he is somewhat cuddly and lovable (for a monster, that is). And yes, he has a great history in the state, being in Lake Champlain for ever and ever. But isn’t it time to look at the other animals in Vermont that are […]

Back to School!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Every teacher I know feels a little bit of dread in the pit of their stomach when August rolls around. There’s no doubt that most teachers love their jobs and love making a difference in students’ lives, but the effort to gear up for the new school year requires an abrupt shifting of gears out […]

Going the Distance, Again and Again

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

…So how was your weekend? For Sarah Pribram, our Vice President of Marketing Services, and Jason Baer, our Director of Analysis and Forecasting, it was a good one, indeed. As you may remember, Sarah and Jason were psyched to compete on Saturday, August 20, in the USA Triathlon Age Group and Sprint National Championships taking […]

Two Bear Crew Triathletes to Compete in National Championships

Friday, August 19th, 2011

    To put it mildly, being a triathlete’s not for everyone. You have to be able to swim, bike, and run for miles. You have to commit to the training time, which is a part-time job in itself. And, if you want to compete in a National Championship triathlon, you have to travel to […]

Hang Ten!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Vermont has no shortage of natural beauty (it is called the Green Mountain State, after all), but one thing it doesn’t have is ocean coasts with surfable waves. Ahh, but that means nothing to Surf’s Up Bear, our laid-back king of the surf. Clad in black shades and blue board shorts (a/k/a baggies) with a […]

Reminder: Don’t Feed Wild Bears

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

This just in: Two days ago, a family vacationing at the grandparents’ house in nearby Bedford, New Hampshire, beat a hasty retreat from their back deck when they couldn’t help but notice a member of Ursus americanus joining them in the back yard. Yes, they were being visited by a wild black bear, who had […]

Bringing Relaxation to a New Level

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Some Vermont Teddy Bears work hard. Some play hard. And some…just kick back and sink into a blissful state of perpetual relaxation. That would be Spa Day Bear. If there were an Olympics of chillaxin’, she’d take home the gold every time. This pampered Bear is luxuriously adorned in terry slippers, a terry bath robe […]

Keeping Customers Happy and Loyal

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

“Keeping Customers Happy and Loyal” is the motto of Maeve Naughton’s blog, Customer Reference Programs, and she writes it as a growing resource for other customer reference professionals. These are the people whose job it is to make sure a business that wants to provide a good or service to another business get the customer […]

We Heart Gold Heart

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Three sisters and a dream of bluegrass stardom. That’s Gold Heart, a Virginia band featuring the Gold sisters Analise on mandolin, Jocelyn on guitar and Shelby on fiddle along with dad Trent on upright bass. Though barely old enough to vote (or, in Shelby’s case, to drive), these sisters sing together with the kind of […]