Category Archives: Business

Engineering Manager Cyril Brunner Strives to Keep Learning about Leadership

“Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”  ~Vince Lombardi What makes an effective leader? If you ask …

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Learning the Business of Craft Brewing

By Rachel C. Leslie For Renee Hamblin, a typical day at Queen City Brewery may involve bottling the latest brew, scheduling the week’s social media posts, or leading a focus group for market research. A food systems major with a …

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Lifelong Learning is the Key to Florence Smith’s Success

For Florence Smith, life is all about positivity and perseverance. The Chelsea native, who was the first person in her family to graduate from high school, is now a transportation legal program administrator and supervisor in the Senior Assistant Attorney General’s …

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UVM Drone Workshop to Highlight Safety, Planning & Data Collection

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs), commonly known as drones, made their debut in the military about a century ago. Only in the past few years have drones become more popular with increasing commercial interest. Researchers at UVM’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory are …

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Learning How to Market Yourself to Prospective Employers

By Kate Whitney If the prospect of searching for a job, interviewing, and negotiating a salary makes you break out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. We’re barraged with advice on what makes a successful resume, how to write …

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Exploring Crowdfunding as a Finance Model for Breweries

By Niels Burlund Opening a new brewery is not exactly cheap. With nine out of 10 breweries operating at annual outputs of 2,500 barrels or less, those opening new breweries are looking for alternative finance models. In a series of …

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UVM Is: Melissa Wright Creating Printed Pieces with Care

If you’ve ever needed a brochure or poster printed at UVM, chances are Melissa Wright helped make it happen. In her 17 years at UVM, the senior media technician at UVM Print & Mail has worked with a variety of …

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Business School Alumna Heads West and Lands at Avery Brewing

Emily Masi ’10 studied Business Administration at UVM and is now an accounting manager at Avery Brewing in Colorado. We talked to the Cape Cod native about her decision to move out west and career advice she has for UVM …

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Partnership Brewing: Pushing Small Breweries to Their Potential

By Ava Schwemler Small breweries are starting to join forces with state-of-the-art incubation breweries to expand their production and distribution operations without the expense of creating their own. According to Gregory Dunkling, director of UVM’s Business of Craft Beer Certificate …

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Harpoon Brewery CFO Warren Dibble ’89 Shares the Power of Employee Engagement

Alumnus Warren Dibble ’89 worked his way up through the ranks at Harpoon Brewery after graduating from UVM with a degree in political science. He started as a bottler and truck driver before moving into sales and distribution management. After …

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