Sunday, January 31, 2010

Comfort Cookies - PICTURES!

Check out the pictures of the samples that Comfort Cookies Inc sent me!


Now go order yourself some cookies!!!

January 31, 2010 - Comfort Cookies

Comfort Cookies started as a ‘fluke’ in 2006 with one flavor: Chocolate Chip. Friends had been telling them for years to try and sell their cookie because they thought it was delicious. After reading an article in the NY Times about home-bakers, they realized it was possible and so Comfort Cookies was born! Today Comfort Cookies has grown to 30 flavors…including Gluten Free varieties.

Gluten-Free Comfort Cookies came about because people said, “Your cookies look really good but I cannot have wheat.” So in the Fall of 2009, they started experimenting with wheat-free flours. They have gotten inspiring feedback and so this has sparked them to try to keep adding more flavors!

They love to do tastings/demos for their cookies because they love meeting people, listening to their ideas AND they want folks to sample before they buy. Also in meeting them, they can see who they are ‘supporting’ when they purchase a Comfort Cookie. They really do believe that the world is a big community and we need to put their efforts where their mouths are. They find a lot of people in Vermont think like them and that is one of the primary reasons they moved here last year. People talk about the cold weather in Vermont but they tell folks the ‘warmth of the people’ here more than makes up for it!

They believe in kindness, compassion and passion! They believe in volunteerism and advocacy and see their cookies as an avenue to continue supporting the fight against hunger, child abuse and pediatric cancer and other related childhood diseases.

Comfort Cookies also made a vow 3 years ago to continue sending ‘Care Packages’ overseas to the men and women who proudly support our country in war-torn places like Iraq and Afghanistan. So far, they have been able to keep that promise. If anyone has an APO/FRP address they can pass it along to and they will gladly add it to their list.

You HAVE to try their cookies! They are amazing! Very soft and scrumptious!

Don't forget that Valentine's Day is right around the corner... Be sure to order your cookies today!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010 - JC Money Bookkeeping
(802) 399-9414

"Balancing your Checks, Checking your Balances."

"Have You Called Jenny Money?"

As a small business you have more pressing things to do than to worry about the day-to-day accounting processes. JC Money Bookkeeping takes care of your books for you so that you can get back to the job of running your business!

A Budget for Every Size Company

* Are you worried about hiring a bookkeeper full-time and not having enough work to keep them busy?
* Trying to handle the books for your business yourself on the weekends and at night?

JC Money Bookkeeping services are available when you need them. You'll receive full-charge bookkeeping at part-time prices. And you can use as many or as few of the services as you need.

Get back to running your business. Call or email today!

JC Money Bookkeeping Services

Bank statement, credit card, and savings account reconciliation. Know how much you have for your business down to the penny.

Tax Preparation
Annual preparation of tax package for your CPA or tax preparer including profit & loss statement, balance sheet, and general ledger

Accounts Receivable
Detailed accounts receivable and payable tracking and analysis

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010 - Jeff Marcotte Photography
(802) 655-7211

Jeff Marcotte Photography offers a wide array of options for your photography needs. His works is amazing, he is very friendly and easy to talk to.

Some his work is displayed on his website at
High School Seniors

He values what his clients have had to say about him and his work. Please take a minute to view some testimonials - CLICK HERE.

Jeff has years of experience which his work reflects!

Call Jeff Marcotte Photography today (802) 655-7211

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What I made for dinner - a recipe from


Maple & Apple Braised Chicken

Serves 4

4 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts

Salt and ground black pepper

3 tablespoons grape seed oil

1 apple, sliced

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 bay leaf

1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

1/2 cup chicken stock or Apple Cider

2 tablespoon unsalted butter

1. Preheat oven to 425º.

2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

3. Heat a large oven proof sauté pan over medium high heat and add oil. When hot add chicken breasts skin side down. Brown the chicken on both sides then add apple slices.

4. Add vinegar, maple syrup, bay leaf, thyme, and stock to the sauté pan. Bring to a boil. Place pan in oven and roast until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165° F, 6-10 minutes.

5. Remove chicken from the oven. If needed reduce sauce 3 minutes to thicken over high heat. Turn heat off, add butter and adjust the seasoning.

6. Serve chicken with sauce and mashed potatoes!

This was super easy to make! I took one bit and was in heaven. I felt like a gourmet chef! My husband said that it was the best thing I have ever made!!! And wants to have this again for dinner... SOON!

Chef Contos - THANK YOU for sharing your great recipes and for the great services that you offer! You are amazing!!

January 28, 2010 - Chef Courtney Contos

I am so excited to be telling everyone more about Chef Courtney Contos
today! Chef Contos has a fabulous blog - be sure to check it out at Check out services offered by Chef Contos!

Want to learn how to cook or brush up on your cooking
techniques? Contact Chef Contos:

Just picked a recipe for dinner from! Very excited!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 - Rent-A-Wreck (South Burlington)

Phone: (802) 318-4900

Rent-A-Wreck gets you on the road with low rates! They have daily, weekly and monthly rentals available with their dependable and clean vehicles. They have a wide selection on cars, trucks and vans - vehicles for business or personal use. They have superior service and the owner is local!
South Burlington's Rent-A-Wreck are recommended by major insurance companies.

Rent-A-Wreck converts almost all renters into repeat customers! They truly are friendly and reliable!

AND... They rent to 18 and up!!! This is a huge advantage to rent from Rent-A-Wreck!! They also welcome 'cash customers'. No credit card?!?! No debit card?!?! NO PROBLEM!

Stop in today! Rent-A-Wreck is located at 2071 Williston Road in South Burlington. Give them a call at (802) 318-4900 - BE SURE TO TELL THEM THAT promoteVT SENT YOU!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 - Unique Expressions by Sara

Phone: (802) 274-1683

Where custom, handmade invitations are created specifically for your event.
They will work with you to create the perfect invitations for whatever event you have planned.

Unique Expressions By Sara can fill your invitations needs, however big or small. Whether you are gearing up for the wedding you've always dreamed of or are getting a small group together for a dinner party, they can help you invite your friends and family in style. They take pride in our work and pay attention to every detail, they will work closely with you in order to make your invitations just as unique as you are.

Here are just a few of the events they can do invitations for:
Rehearsal Dinners
Bridal Showers
Anniversary Parties
Baby Showers
Graduation Parties

Unique Expressions by Sara doesn't stop there! They are able to customize invitations for any event you have in mind, contact them and they'll help you take your event to the next level!

For pricing, CLICK HERE.
For samples, CLICK HERE.

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Efusjon Energy Club

TJ Chelak Jr.
Phone: (802) 363-1541

efusjon is a brand new company. They officially launch Jan 30th when they kick off they International tour prior to the Winter Olympics in CANADA!! With this company being new (well, 67,000 people have walked through the doors so far) TJ's connection to the retired VP of Dean Witter Financials who brought him into the company, his friend Peter Hawks, has him positioned with only 1000 of those 67,000 people above him. Meaning, if you were on your way to a football game and waiting in line to get into the game and you were the 1000th person in line and those other 66,000 people had to pass a dollar up to you, that would make you very happy. That is what he is trying to offer his friends and family - a position in this company. Not if, but when, this company becomes hugely successful, it would be extremely safe to say the people who jump on board are really well off!!! That's the biz side of it...

What really matters, is the health side of it. Everybody we know should be consuming these antioxidants to prevent cancer and other disease!! How do you make people believers??? LISTEN TO THIS: TJ's close friend Eric who had inoperable brain cancer didn't hesitate - studies have shown just the Acai Berry alone kills 83% of cancer cells in test tube experiments.

Here's my take on the whole thing:
As far as the taste goes - I was SHOCKED! I am incredibly picky!!! So, when TJ first wanted me to try one of these drinks, I was actually quite nervous. But, to my amazement, they really are good. My husband and I tried 3 of them at first, and we both really enjoyed the taste. It's quite smooth and refreshing!

I'll be taking a couple of pictures today of me drinking efusjon! Stay tuned!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24, 2010 - Your Year of Transformation / Kimberly DuBrul Coaching

Your Year of Transformation / Kimberly DuBrul Coaching
Phone: (802) 985-2482

Monthly sessions plus access to monthly inspirational/motivational conference call. Perfect for individuals looking to reinvent themselves in life or business, or athletics. Remove obstacles, create breakthroughs.
Kim DuBrual Coaching / Your Year of Transformation gives each client the individualized attention, support, encouragement and strategy necessary to help them to make big changes, reinvent and transform themselves and create the best lives they can have.

Who would benefit from coaching with Kim DuBrul?
Just the fact that you decide to work with Kim as your coach means you are up to big things! You are stepping up to a higher level in your life, business, or your game. Kim’s clients have extremely high standards for themselves and are in the relentless pursuit to live their best life possible in all areas. They are playing a big game and are serious in their commitment to move forward and reach their goals.

Are you looking to define your spiritual and life purpose and get yourself on that path? Have you wanted to break free of patterns and habits that no longer serve you? Whatever your transformation may be — this is the program for you!

View Kim DuBrul's credentials by CLICKING HERE /credentials.htm

Kim has a passion for emceeing and facilitating events and customize 1, 3 and full day workshops that are inspiring for businesses and groups of all kinds. She is great at what she does and is very friendly and easy to talk to.

Please be sure to visit - it is full of great information!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23, 2010 -

Today we will be talking about - Based in VT, Tea New England is the online store for A.E.C. Specialty Food Products. To see what they distribute and sell, visit TODAY!

As a manufacturer of private labels, pays close attention to their customers' specific needs. Whether it is a medicinal formula certified organic, wildcrafted products or certified Kosher, their R & D team is dedicated to creating the right formula according to your specifications. Many conditioning machines are available, thus making it possible for TRANS-HERB e inc. to deliver the merchandise according to your expectations.

They are particularly proud of their training program specifically designed to assure top performance from each employee on the production line. That is why you can count on their quality products.

If you would like to have tea manufactured to your own specifications and under your own private label, you have come to the right place. Call at 802-868-5315 and they can discuss your project with you.

To view their Herbal products, CLICK HERE.
To view their Traditional products, CLICK HERE.
To view their Organic products, CLICK HERE.
To view their Green products, CLICK HERE.
To view their Maple products, CLICK HERE.

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010 - Deva Naturals

Contact info for
Deva Naturals


Deva Naturals makes 3 specialty fruit chutneys and Indian and Thai spices right here in Vermont.








Deva Naturals Products are made with 100% Natural Ingredients.

Their Freeze Dried Mangosteen is Gluten and Preservative FREE! No added sugar or salt!
In their Berry Medley, Peach & Mangosteen Chutneys, they use a special fusion of spices from around the world to create a unique flavor explosion!

To purchase products, CLICK HERE!

For comments and chat please visit :

Thursday, January 21, 2010

EXCITING NEWS for Tipped Cow Cookies!

Tipped Cow Cookies are going Hollywood! Integrity Casting has approached Tippy and Tipped Cow Cookies for product placement in several TV and movie projects - or should we say MOOOOOOOvies... :)

Tipped Cow Cookies is very proud to be working with Integrity Casting. So look for Tipped Cow Cookies on the big screen and your favorite TV shows this summer.

January 21, 2010 - Tipped Cow Cookies
(802) 524-4243

Go to Facebook and become a Fan of Tipped Cow Company for your chance to win.

Tipped Cow Cookies are delicious, homemade, baked daily and we never use frozen dough. Tipped Cow Cookies are made with what all cookie lovers want; freshness, incredible flavor, and the finest ingredients using Vermont quality products. These cookies are not for the faint hearted. Made with rich chocolate, real butter and sugar and without preservatives or additives, the way cookies should be made. The folks at Tipped Cow Cookies strive to make the best cookies you have ever tasted! Try one and you will see!

Their cookies measure over 3 1/2 inches across to satisfy that cookie craving. Cookies add the right touch to any occasion such as birthdays, holidays, or just a special gift for someone you care about. Treat yourself to a moo-licious dozen. Their cookies will remain fresh up to three weeks and longer if stored in a cool place or refrigerated. Cookies are shipped within 24 hours of baking.

Tipped Cow Cookies is proud to say, "Made in Vermont." Tipped Cow Cookies uses the highest quality ingredients and we are all lucky that Vermont companies produce some of the highest quality ingredients in the USA. Award winning King Arthur Flour, Cabot Butter, Callebeaut Chocolate, Shadow Cross Farm Eggs and Pure Vermont Maple Products are used in Tipped Cow Cookies. Vermonters have long been known for having a high level of pride in their work, their products as well as their state and Tipped Cow Cookies also carry these same beliefs.

For some of the fabulous cookies that Tipped Cow Cookies has to offer, CLICK HERE.

Special occasion?? Click here for more information!

Call (802) 524-4243 or visit and place your order for these 'moo-licious cookies! Don't forget to tell Tippy that promoteVT sent you!!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 - Fischer's Fancies

Gretel-Ann of Fischer's Fancies is a joy to work with. She is incredibly knowledgeable about what she does and designs beautiful cakes. I have been lucky enough to taste a few of her HOMEMADE cakes and they are FABULOUS! Literally the BEST cake that I have ever had!!! And yes, you heard me right - they are HOMEMADE! No box cake mix here! Well, the only boxed cake mix that she uses is for gluten-free cakes. She has tried many different recipes for her gluten-free cakes, but is not pleased with the taste. Therefore, that is the ONLY time she uses a box mix. But, it is good to know that the option is there for people who are taking the steps to live a gluten-free life.

Her cakes are made to perfection! Gretel-Ann takes her time in walking brides and other clients through the steps of what type of cake would be best for their event. She knows what types of cakes hold up in all types of weather. There's no point in having a cake of your dreams that is going to melt and fall apart in the summer heat! :) Gretel-Ann makes sure that you are fully aware of what would work best so you don't have to worry about that happening!

She specializes in wedding cakes, birthday cakes, ... cakes for ALL occasions. Her artistic ability shines through with the amazing cakes that she has made! It's hard to believe that her artwork is edible! AMAZING!

To see some of the wonderful cakes that Fischer's Fancies has made, click here!
Also, the testimonial page of their website is so great. You can really get a sense of how happy their clients have been! Click here to read some...

Her prices are also very reasonable. Click here to view her price list.

Contact Fischer's Fancies TODAY! Be sure to sign up fast for your next event before her schedule is full. Put your trust in Fischer's Fancies. You won't be disappointed!!!

(802) 598-9699

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010 - Sperry Tents of Vermont

Sperry Tents of Vermont
(802) 279-2646

One of a kind in wedding and party tents...
Sperry Tents of Vermont are elegant and functional companions to the New England Landscape. Sperry Tents are the natural choice for your wedding or special occasion. Hand sewn sailcloth sweeps from tall peaks while the stately wooden poles accentuate their graceful curves. From within, Sperry Tents are artistic, outside, with their ever present signature pennant flags, they are poetic.

Click here for much more information about the fabulous tents that Sperry Tents has to offer!

Sperry Tents of Vermont offers more then just tents! Click here to view the accessories that they have to offer! Beautiful and magical!!

Contact Sperry Tents of Vermont today for a quote - (802) 279-2646 /

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18, 2010 - Liz Evans / Williston Mortgage Corporation

Liz Evans
(802) 310-5815

Liz Evans of Williston Mortgage Corporation has been in the mortgage industry 10+ years. She has been a member of the Better business Bureau for 4 yrs and has an A rating with the BBB with literally no complaints in 4 yrs.

She has helped thousand home owners finance there new homes and is an expert in refinancing. When buying a home there are numerous deadlines and rules, regulations and guidelines. Liz has an in depth knowledge of the mortgage industry and has an eye for detail that allows for a successful closing and happy customer.

Liz is now working on getting her CMP award from the Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association. This is a special award given to very few loan originators in Vermont.
The Certified Mortgage Professional designation identifies you as a professional in the mortgage finance industry.
The CMP is recognition of your education, VMBA participation, professionalism, and membership in other organizations given only to the elite in the mortgage industry, she has now completed ¾ of the necessary training to acquire this special certification.

The last year has identified a need to transition to a mortgage lender from being a mortgage broker. Due to heavy regulation, state and national testing and new RESPA guidelines the need for a proven system, processing support, state of the art technology and a wider array of products including FHA and VHFA, has forced Liz to transition to a National Lender. She quotes “This will only allow me to offer better service for my customers with less paperwork, delays, competitive rates at less cost and aggravation”. If you are seeking a mortgage do not hesitate to call Liz at 802-310-5815 or visit or email

Current products available are 100% financing for new home owners and you don’t need to be a first time home buyer. FHA loans with 3.5% down. Low, Low rates for the conventional buyer and VHFA loans. Please see her testimonial page on her site and for a no obligation and no upfront cost rate quote or pre-approval call today!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17, 2010 - Dorothea Alter Jewelry

Dorothea Alter Jewelry
"A little something different"

About the artist, Dorothea Alter:
A native Vermonter, a University of Vermont graduate, and currently a stay-at-home mom.
Passion for art and nature has been a part of her life for a very long time.
She loves spending time outdoors with her family!
She's always loved jewelry, so making art jewelry was a natural progression for her. Her pieces are deeply feminine yet have a definite organic feel (a byproduct of drawing her inspiration from nature.) All pieces are original and are limited editions or one of a kind. Dorothea uses sterling silver, meticulously chosen semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls and some crystal and gold accents (for "bling"). She is in a constant state of designing and creating new pieces.

Please be sure to visit her web site often.

Every person looks beautiful in

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010 - TJ's Dawg House

Contact info for TJ's Dawg House:
Phone: (802) 363-1541

"It's not just a hot dog!"

Tj's Dawg House uses only Chicago’s Vienna Beef. TJ's Dawg House is truly an amazing company! Not only bringing the taste, but doing it in the form of a "Pay it Forward" business!! At $3.00 for a 1/4lb'er dragged through the garden he becomes your personal chef...dragged through the garden meaning topped with yellow mustard, relish, chopped onions, quartered tomato slices, the notorious Mississippi sport pepper and a hearty sprinkle of celery salt all on top of a toasty Koffee Kup Roll. The sport pepper is the ingredient that sets the Chicago-style dog apart from other regional variations of this summer-time favorite. With all these toppings you have a full meal of iconic proportions that will capture your taste buds and have you saying "Wow...This is the Best Tasting Hot Dog I have ever had"!!

If you need something other than a dog, there is Vienna Beefs Spicy Polish Sausage, Sweet Italian Sausage and the Pork and Veal Bratwurst sauteed in Red Irish Beer with kraut or onions and peppers!! And we must not forget the Vienna Beefs Italian Roast Beef Marinated in the Ajou Sauce and now Maxwell Streets Polish Kielbasa...Smoked...Wow!!

So the next time you are in the neighborhood treat yourself to Chicago's finest, the Best Hot Dog in the whole United States! You can't go wrong!! At $3 YOU are actually making money when you add it all up and that's the whole idea!

T.J.'s Dawg House is Located in the Maple Tree Place Plaza next to The Christmas Tree Shop, Yankee Candle and Best Buy right on the Boxwood Walkway in Williston, Vermont!

Have questions? Call (802) 363-1541 or email

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 - Sweet Crunch Bakeshop & Catering Co.

Sweet Crunch Bakeshop & Catering Co.
(802) 888-4887
246 Main Street - Hyde Park, Vermont

Sweet Crunch Bakeshop & Catering Co. offers decadent cakes, tortes and stunning wedding cakes as well as wedding favors. Rachael Ray said "These cookies are good"! Their Vermont Maple Cookies were featured on the Rachael Ray Show.

They specialize in cookies and bakery pastries that are unparalleled in taste. Baked fresh from scratch daily you can choose from their big 3" chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, Vermont maple, peanut butter, peanut butter cup, and triple chocolate or spice cookies.

Care packages are also available! Click here for more information.

Catering is also available. Visit the catering section of their website by clicking here.

Order candy items here!

Feel free to contact them by filling out a quick contact form!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010 - efusjon

At the efusjon energy club, they believe in healthy bodies and a healthy income. You can enjoy the delicious and nutritious virtues of their amazing energy drinks and reap the rewards from your very own successful efusjon energy club business...efusjon energy club products offer remarkable taste, pack tremendous energy and deliver health and vitality! efusjon's delicious and healthy energy drinks are created with you in mind. Whether you're 18 or 80, their energy drinks give your body exactly what it needs to thrive throughout the day and throughout your life!

Made from 100% all-natural ingredients and with no preservatives or additives, efusjon's energy drinks give you a rich, smooth flavor you can enjoy anytime - completely guilt-free. So start your day with the bolt of delicious, nutritious energy your body and taste buds will crave! And you can enjoy our energy drinks anytime your body needs an extra boost! Best of all, efusjon's energy drinks come loaded with the power of nature's best ingredients!

The efusjon energy for everyone!!!
Why not join them?!? What on EARTH would keep you from making a decision that will at very least improve your health if not create more wealth than you have ever seen???

Contact info for efusjon.:

TJ Chelak Jr.
Phone: (802) 363-1541

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010 - Wunder Bar & Co.

Wunder Bar & Co.
Cell: (802) 355-1485
Office: (802) 372-8755
Kendrick F. Bellows

Wunder Bar is excited to be your bar and service choice at your next event. No matter how big or small, how public or intimate the gathering, Wunder Bar will be honored to bring over 10 years of experience, their talent, their passion and customizable bar to your next function.
Wunder Bar is licensed and fully insured. They provide excellent customer service and a trained staff. Their bars are customizable to meet the budget and the function size and/or theme. They can help you with Weddings, Fund raisers, Corporate Events, Grand Openings, Reunions, Picnics, Private Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Anniversaries.
Their staff has the expertise and experience to provide a safe and professional party atmosphere for your guest -- no matter what the event.
Wunder Bar provides personal service to their clients and feel the same about a simple brunch or cocktail party as they do the glittering celebration that will be the talk of the town.
They can easily work within a budget.

Be a part of your own party! Make Wunder Bar your first and last choice.

Visit to see pricing and bar styles.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Visit the great facility of the Coaching Center of VT for the Campaign Kickoff Party - Doug Racine for Governor!
Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 3pm - 5pm at the Champlain Mill in Winooski.

January 12, 2010 - Coaching Center of VT

Coaching Center of VT, Inc
(802) 654-8787 / 877-619-2814

The Coaching Center of Vermont provides Coaching and Training to help people, businesses and organizations to thrive in both challenges and opportunities. Their mission includes educating the community about the value of professional coaching. The coaches at the Coaching Center are professionally trained and certified coaches who have a true passion for what they do. An example of what they offer is a Leadership and Executive Coaching, to help leaders get bottom line results from other people vs. just managing them. Other coaching specialties by coach members include parenting coaching, relationship coaching, career coaching and business start-up coaching.

As I mentioned, the coaches at the Coaching Center of VT have a true passion for what they do. Lea Belair, one of the coaches at the Coaching Center of VT, is on a mission to change the world. She wants to do this by unfolding awareness. She wants to help people gather the tools and gain the perspective needed to become more successful. One thing that Lea truly believes in is "Change your perspective, Change your life!".

Leading from the Future, BLOG:
Walk on Water, a book by Lea Belair:
Vital Business:

The Coaching Center of Vermont has an upcoming full-day workshop: 'Terrified AND Great!'. If you have a fear of public speaking, you must attend! It is on January 27, 2010 from 9am - 4pm and is located at 1 Main Street, Champlain Mill, Winooski, VT. The investment for this workshop is $599, which includes lunch, coaching support and a meet-up. **IF YOU MENTION promoteVT, you'll get a '2 for 1'! Bring a buddy to this great workshop!!**

The Coaching Center of Vermont has a BEAUTIFUL facility. It is located in the Champlain Mill in Winooski, Vermont.

WE HAVE A GIVEAWAY! Follow promoteVT on twitter by clicking here and learn more about our giveaway!

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010 - Tasty Persuasions Catering

Tasty Persuasions Catering

Tasty Persuasions Catering offers catering services at realistic prices. Their food quality is among Vermont's finest. Their menus are filled with entrees for all tastes. They have experience in catering all occasions from large corporate events and wedding receptions to small intimate engagements. Tasty Persuasions Catering provides a wide variety of catering services including wedding receptions, corporate breakfasts, board meetings, showers, holiday parties or company meals.

Their menu includes, but is not limited to, buffets, hors d'oeuvres, meal entrees, salads, starches, vegetables and desserts. Their services range from set-up buffets to full service catering.

From personal experience, I can tell you that Tina and her team is reliable, honest and a delight to work with! You won't be disappointed with the food or service!

Click HERE for menus.
They have a long list of references, and to view some testimonials, click HERE.

Call Tina at Tasty Persuasions Catering today to set up an appointment to go over the catering needs of your next event: 802-372-3123

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010 – Butterfly Studios

Butterfly Studios - Photographers

Visit to view some of the wonderful moments captured by Butterfly Studios.
Contact Butterfly Studios today:
Phone: (802) 370-8131

Butterfly Studios specializes in:
Wedding Portfolio
High School Seniors


Bronze Package: $1500
Two wedding photographers
High resolution DVD of all edited wedding images
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints
4X6 prints of all your images
Basic DVD slide show with music
Full day of wedding coverage (from getting ready to the last dance of the evening)

Silver Package: $2000
Two wedding photographers
High resolution DVD of all edited wedding images
Basic DVD slide show with music
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints
4 8X12 prints and 4 5X7 prints
Choice of (8X8 Montage Art, Cache, or Art Magazine) Wedding Album
Full day of wedding coverage (from getting ready to the last dance of the evening)
Custom Wedding calendar

Gold Package: $2500
Two wedding photographers
High resolution DVD of all edited wedding images
Deluxe slide show with music
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints
Choice of Montage Art, Cache, or Art Magazine Wedding Album (size choice 8X12 or 10x10)
Full day of wedding coverage (from getting ready to the last dance of the evening)
4 8x12 prints and 6 5x7 prints
Custom Wedding calendar

Platinum Package: $3000
Two wedding photographers
High resolution DVD of all edited wedding images
Deluxe slide show with music
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints
Choice of Montage Art, Cache, or Art Magazine Wedding Album (size choice 12X12, 10X15, or 11X14) or Custom Nebuck imprinted flush mount 11x8.5 collage photo book with Two 8X8 hard cover collage parent books
Full day of wedding coverage (from getting ready to the last dance of the evening)
6 8x12 prints and 6 5x7 prints
Custom Wedding calendar

Children, Maternity, Individual, or Engagement Portraits: $250
Three hour portrait photography session with studio background or outdoor location of your choice
3 5X7 prints and 2 8X12 prints
DVD slide show
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints

Family Portraits: Choice of option A or B
Option A: $300
Three hour portrait photography session with studio background or outdoor location of your choice
12X18 rolled canvas
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints
Option B: $250
Three hours portrait photography session with studio background or an outdoor location of your choice
3 5X7 prints and 1 13X19 print
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints

Senior Portraits: $250

Three hour portrait photography session with studio background or outdoor location of your choice
2 8X12 prints and 2 5X7 prints
8 4X5 prints in commencement folio
DVD with edited images
A secure online photo gallery where you can purchase additional prints

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 9, 2010 - Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta

Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta
112 Center Road, Essex Center, VT
(802) 879-4934
"The pizza you love by the people you know!"

Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta is a fabulous place. It's actually a personal favorite of our family! The people are so welcoming! They treat you as if they have known you for years and make you feel like you're right at home. Their menu has many options and great prices. Whether you are ordering out or choose to dine-in, the food is great!

Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta has everything from pizza to chicken quesadillas, from pasta to french fries, from calzones to salads and many other tasty options in between! Click here to check out a full menu of the great items that Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta in Essex has to offer! YUMMY!

Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta also offers options for catering. If you are hosting a party or event, call Hoagie's and ask them to help with the meal! (802) 879-4934

Be sure to stop in with you family and friends to Hoagie's Pizza and Pasta at 112 Center Road in Essex Center, Vermont. You'll be glad you did!
... And be sure to tell them that promoteVT sent you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 8, 2010 - Jesse Gedutis of

Jesse Gedutis of has over 10 years of professional experience in supporting home, small business, and enterprise computer users. He provides on-site/in-house computer repair and support as well as remote support. Every day Jesse Gedutis reads up on all of the latest news on advances in the industry, as well as security, hardware, and software updates. He then brings that knowledge to his customers.

Some of the services offered by Jessie Gedutis:
- Desktop and Laptop Computer Repair
- Virus, Spyware, and Malware Removal
- Computer Won't Start or Getting Strange Messages
- Network Setup, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
- Wireless Network Setup, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
- Web Site Design, Setup, and Maintenance
- New Computer Setup
- Hardware Installation (Network Cards, Video Cards, Hard Drives, Blu-Ray Drives, etc)

He is a strong proponent of open source software, which is free software used to replace paid for software.

Read about Jesse's experience - OVER 10 YEARS! Click here.
If you are in over your head with your computer or are getting error messages that are putting you on edge, call Jesse at (802) 309-5480!

Visit for more information.

January 7, 2010 - Five Star Remodeling & Home Repair

Five Star Remodeling & Home Repair offers FREE estimates for your home remodeling and repair needs. Ted Harriman of Five Star Remodeling & Home Repair is friendly, reliable and honest. He provides excellent work within and outside of the home. He has many references available and is also fully insured.

Just a short list of the work that he performs:

- Kitchens
- Bathrooms
- Tiling
- Painting
- Drywall
- Doors
- Windows
- Weatherization
...and of course General Household Repairs

"No job too small!"

Take a look at some of the before and after pictures of Five Star Remodeling & Home Repair by clicking here!

Call Ted Harriman of Five Star Remodeling & Home Repair TODAY at (802) 263-5720 or send an email to

Be sure to tell him that promoteVT sent you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6, 2010 - Hausermann Insurance Agency

Hausermann Insurance Agency is located at 18 A Maple Street in Essex Junction, Vermont. Water Hausermann has 25 years of experience assisting customers to choose the correct insurance for their home, vehicle, boat and more. Walter understands that loyalty, honesty and true commitment is very important to Vermonters and he has proven himself over and over again. Providing excellent customer service and helpful information, Walter looks forward to providing even more Vermonters with answers to their questions about insurance.

If you have not reviewed your insurance in a while, be sure that you are not paying too much and have the correct coverage as your lifestyle may have changed. Walter goes over all of your options in detail, and in a way that you can truly understand.

Also, be sure to contact Hausermann Insurance Agency for options about your financial goals.

Whether you are buying a new home or vehicle, want to be sure that you have correct coverage to protect yourself, your family and your investments, or just want to be sure that you are not paying too much for your insurance, contact Walter Hausermann of Hausermann Insurance Agency at(802) 878-7144 or There's many more options for insurance these days, so be sure to contact Walter TODAY!

Check out some of the Allstate Products that Hausermann Insurance Agency offers by clicking here.

promoteVT on WCAX!

WCAX did a great job covering our story and getting the message across about what we are up to. Take a look at it here!

A big THANK YOU to Molly Smith of WCAX for being so friendly and getting the message across in a correct and positive way!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010 - VT Web Properties

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'Carbon neutral web design, development and hosting in Vermont.'

VT Web Properties consistently delivers creative, scalable web designs and solutions that reflect the personality, needs, and vision of our clients. The success of your online branding, communications and marketing strategy is our goal.

VT Web Properties create websites that work for you! They work with their clients to understand their business model before making assumptions about what solution to provide. Their web development process is a proven method to get a full understanding of their clients business model, strategy and goals and to create a site to match them.

They also create websites that work for the environment.

The websites VT Web Properties create do more than meet the needs of their clients - they reflect their values as well.

VT Web Properties couples great design with a commitment to the environment. Everything they do from design to hosting is carbon-neutral. VT Web Properties purchases carbon offsets to be a zero-emissions web development firm.

To learn more about their commitment to the environment, click here.

Be sure to explore VT Web Properties' outstanding portfolio, highlighting a few examples of their work by clicking here.
(802) 431-0284

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010 - Chef Courtney Contos

Today we will be highlighting a great chef in Vermont, Chef Courtney Contos. Chef Contos is an experienced culinary coach and is available to coach you in the comfort of your own home. Set up a session with her today for either a face to face session, or remotely! Take a look at her very informative website:, or her blog:

On the website or blog, you can sign up for newsletters and get more great information delivered right to your inbox. Along with her coaching sessions, many other culinary services are available. Click here to take a look!

Chef Courtney Contos, executive chef for the Cook Academy at The Essex Resort & Spa since 2006, loves to teach people how to cook. Chef Contos has a hospitality and culinary arts degree from Chicago's Kendall College. After she graduated from college in 1998, Chef Contos was recruited by Charlie Trotter to become a full-time chef. Charlie Trotter recognized her talent, passion and creativity with new dishes. Trotter went a step further and recognized her by having Chef Contos assist him with his national cooking show. Following her position at "Trotters", Chef Contos opened her very own business. She traveled throughout the US with a mission of preparing gourmet parties for well-known clients. Her work included flower arranging, table decorating, providing experienced wait staff, wine paring and importantly, menu development and flawless meal preparation. The services that Chef Courtney Contos offered, are still called upon today. No matter how large, small or intimate these parties were, Chef Contos was delivering excellent services and her passion continued to grow for all things culinary.
Chef Courtney Contos has even tested recipes for Martha Stewart's magazine "Every Day Food" - 2002 while she was in New York City.

In addition to her business, Chef Contos was the culinary instructor at The Chopping Block Cooking Schools in Chicago from 2003 through 2006. She enjoyed teaching cooking classes, with a hands-on demonstration environment, for approximately sixteen attendants.

Chef Courntey Contos didn't stop with the above accomplishments. Along with her own business, she further went on to join the blogging world in 2006. In 2008, she wrote the initial "Cooking Fresh" article in Edible Green Mountains Magazine. Stay tuned to a national "Edibles Cookbook", in print 2010, for some of her own recipes.

Over the years, you may have seen Chef Contos on many TV cooking segments. She takes great pride in also appearing on local TV to provide seasonal recipes, including those with ingredients of farm fresh foods from Vermont. Her enthusiasm has also spread to bee keeping, maple sugaring, and organic vegetable and fruit gardening. Chef Contos is in the process of developing her first cookbook, yet unnamed, as her passion for food writing has also been never-ending.

So, where did Chef Courtney Contos begin her passion for all things culinary?
When Chef Contos was very young, she admired the work of her father while being at his side at one of Chicago's finest restaurants, Chez Paul, a family restaurant open from 1948-1992. There is where her love for culinary began and her understanding of the restaurant businesses developed.

All in all, Chef Contos is incredible experienced, and overall, enjoys what she does as a chef. Let her bring her passion to you through her coaching.

Click here to contact her today!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

More about Sarah Bove Studio

Here's some more information about Sarah Bove Studio located in Sola Salon - Williston, Vermont (right near Tafts Corners).

Sarah moved to Sola Salon a little over 2 months ago. She wanted to be able to work more independently, take more client suggestions and wanted to be able to supply organic and natural products to her clients. Her clients love the privacy of this interesting and unique salon setup. Each stylist within Sola Salon has their own individual salon. Each salon is in a separate, large room with sliding glass doors and curtains if privacy is requested. There is no need to walk around and for everyone to see you with foils on your head when getting highlights! All can be done in the privacy of one room.

Sarah appreciates that Vermonters are understanding to organic products. She uses organic/natural/biodegradable products throughout her salon from the garbage bags to the laundry detergent to the soap and plastic bags. Sarah uses organic color which is ammonia free and has a low percentage of PPD's (which some people are allergic to). She loves Vermont and will be here for a long time.

Walk-ins are always welcome!
Sarah Bove Studio hours of operation:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 8pm
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
*Keep in mind that Sarah Bove Studio is very flexible regarding hours. If something comes up and you need a haircut, or other service last minute, give her a call and she will see what she can do to work around your schedule.

Sarah Bove Studio is also available for wedding parties. Please call (802) 662-1455 for more details.

Please be sure to call Sarah Bove Studio or stop in for a tour. You will love the modern set up of Sola Salon. It's truly a unique experience.

Phone: (802) 662-1455
Address: 2141 Essex Road, Studio 6, Williston, Vermont 05495

January 3, 2010 - Sarah Bove Studio

Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks for stopping in to learn more about Sarah Bove Studio, located in Sola Salon right near Tafts Corners in Williston, Vermont.

Need a haircut? Wax? Color or highlight? Up-do for a wedding? Contact Sarah! (802) 662-1455 or email

Hours are:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 8pm
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
*If you need an appointment because something comes up last minute, or you can't make it during her regular hours, give her a call!

Sarah at Sarah Bove Studio believes in all things organic and natural. She dedicates herself to using only organic and natural products whenever possible, including within her Studio as well as her home life. Her hair products are chemical free and/or organic. She takes pride in her slogan 'Organic Color. Natural Products.'

Check back a little later today for more great information about Sarah Bove Studio! In the meantime, call (802) 662-1455 to set up an appointment.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pictures from VIP Consulting

We'll be posting pictures onto throughout the day. Pictures that will be posted are from VIP Consultings Marketing Division and Events Division.

Please be sure to check them out!

January 2, 2010 - VIP Consulting, LLC

Today, we will focus on VIP Consulting, LLC based in Jericho, Vermont.
VIP Consulting, LLC has two divisions:
Marketing Division
- Small Business Marketing, Design, Print and Websites -
Events Division
- Event Planning, Wedding Planning, Coordination, Design and Consultation -

"You can put your trust in VIP Consulting!
We provide exceptional quality and customer service. All of our services and products are guaranteed. If you're not happy, we're not happy!
Our unparalleled service, competitive prices, and overall value are why our loyal customers won't go anywhere else."

Visit to learn more!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Our first video! - January 1, 2010 -

Here is our first video! Some FAQs answered about


January 1, 2010 - promoteVT


Welcome to the big launch of promoteVT!!! Today, the featured business of the day is... promoteVT! We figured, what better way to get our feet wet, kick off the big launch and explain more of what we are doing for Vermont businesses then to just promote ourselves?!?! The more that people are aware of what we do and know about promoteVT, the better that does for other businesses who will be promoted with us throughout the year.

Please take a look at our FAQs on our website:

Our contact information: (802) 324-1201,,,

We look forward to promoting one different Vermont businesses each and every day of 2010 through social media, such as twitter, facebook, our blog, etc. Some days we will even post videos through YouTube and post pictures on Flickr. We are so excited to get to know more businesses and more people within Vermont, as well as those who live in other states but may visit Vermont. We are so happy to be able to spread the word about the great businesses that we have right here in Vermont.

Check back later for more information about promoteVT!

We're glad that you made a visit to our blog for our big launch. We really appreciate it!