News


After 30 Years, Teago General Store Changes Hands
01.15.18

A week after signing the store away, Chuck Gundersen sat in his blue apron at the butcher block near the dry goods shelves, describing how others viewed him during his 30-year tenure as proprietor of the Teago General Store.

 

“It always sounds to me like I’m the antithesis of what a general store owner should be,” Gundersen said, his freckled skin and white hair a testament to his 73 years. “People will say, ‘The guy never talks. He doesn’t smile very much. He’s very reserved.’ ”

more...

Member Spotlight: Dan & Whit's Store
12.28.17

Dan Fraser is the manager/owner of Dan and Whit’s in Norwich, VT and he does it all, from working the cash register to scheduling to customer service. Dan and Whit’s offers everything you can imagine, from food to hardware, and even a justice of the peace who can marry you right in the store!

 

more...

Country Stores Provide Timeless Taste of Vermont
12.28.17

Not every state holds dear to its old-fashioned stores the way Vermont does.

Chances are pretty good if you get off the interstate and drive through just about any part of Vermont, including the Northeast Kingdom, most every town still has an operating country store.

Some are local in nature, catering to mainly local people, but others attempt to attract tourists. However, most, if not all, feature a mix of locally made products and practical items, and are always a good measure of fun, too.

more...

October is now Employee Ownership Month in Vermont.
10.04.17

Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation on Wednesday 10/4 recognizing the value of employee ownership to Vermont’s economy and in creating opportunities for Vermont workers.

more...




After 30 Years, Teago General Store Changes Hands

A week after signing the store away, Chuck Gundersen sat in his blue apron at the butcher block near the dry goods shelves, describing how others viewed him during his 30-year tenure as proprietor of the Teago General Store.

 

“It always sounds to me like I’m the antithesis of what a general store owner should be,” Gundersen said, his freckled skin and white hair a testament to his 73 years. “People will say, ‘The guy never talks. He doesn’t smile very much. He’s very reserved.’ ”