Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Green Business

Appalachian Gap Distillery Becomes Country’s First Climate Neutral Certified Distillery

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- In response to the urgency of the climate crisis, Appalachian Gap Distillery is delighted to announce that it is officially Climate Neutral Certified. All of its brands -- AppGap, Split Spirits, and Vermont Creemee Liqueurs -- proudly share the certification.

"Doing the right thing has always been at the core of who we are across all of our brands," says distillery co-founder Lars Hubbard. "We love that our spirits are made from grains sourced as close as possible to the distillery and support our local farmers." These spent grains are then turned into clean power at a local biodigester, which supports the local green economy.

Lars adds that "when people come visit our tasting room, they pass six solar arrays that provide the majority of our electricity and symbolize our commitment to sustainability." These panels help to minimize emissions from direct operations.

The carbon footprint measurement process revealed there was an opportunity to reduce emissions from powering the steam system, which uses natural gas. As a result, Appalachian Gap Distillery has already made the switch to using renewable natural gas derived largely from local farms to further reduce its direct emissions.

"We've done a tremendous amount to make energy efficient decisions to keep our operation's' climate footprint small," says co-founder Chuck Burkins. "In order to give our customers the confidence of knowing that each bottle is truly carbon neutral from grain to glass, we rigorously measured emissions within our supply chain and offset those we cannot control directly."

Appalachian Gap Distillery offset 59 metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent by supporting nature-based projects like encouraging sustainable agriculture and protecting important ecosystems. In order to further reduce supply chain emissions, the distillery has switched to using 100% recycled glass bottles that have not had their natural greenish hue bleached with harmful chemicals and high heat processes.

Will Drucker, AppGap's Head of Hustle, was drawn to join Appalachian Gap Distillery because of the distillery's commitment to sustainability and the exceptional quality of their spirits. "It was evident that they adhered to the highest standards of quality and took great care throughout the entire spirit production process, and that this care extended to the natural environment and the community as a whole," says Will.

"Appalachian Gap Distillery and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a net-zero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions," says Climate Neutral CEO, Austin Whitman. "Our label helps consumers identify these brands. It's a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action."

Climate Neutral's certification is based on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, neutrality, and offsetting. Each brand must measure Scope 1, 2, and 3 cradle-to-customer greenhouse gas emissions for the prior calendar year. Then a brand must buy verified carbon credits to offset its entire footprint. This directs investment into critical carbon sequestration projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and carbon capture technologies. Finally, brands commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions within a 12-24 month timeline, reporting progress on those plans annually. All of the brand's data is publicly available on Climate Neutral's website. The process is repeated annually when companies must re-certify.

ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working with brands and consumers to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions. The label, Climate Neutral Certified, is the universal standard in carbon neutrality. It is earned by brands who measure, offset, and reduce their entire carbon footprint, making it easy for consumers to shop with concern for the global climate. Learn more about Climate Neutral and browse all of the certified brands at http://www.climateneutral.org/.

ABOUT APPALACHIAN GAP DISTILLERY

Appalachian Gap Distillery hand crafts sustainable spirits with Vermont character, in Middlebury, VT. Quality, creativity and a deep respect for the environment are the driving forces behind Appalachian Gap's products. To learn more about Appalachian Gap Distillery, visit https://www.appgap.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Appalachian Gap Distillery Contact: Will Drucker
will@appgap.com, 773.726.0954

Climate Neutral Contact: Torie Dye
torie.dye@purpleorangepr.com, 614.315.2042

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Insurance

Policy Inspector Partners with FIMC

STOWE, Vt. -- Policy Inspector Inc. is pleased to announce we have partnered with FIMC in their new Silver Safeguard benefit program. The Policy Inspector searches for lost insurance policies and annuities for members and their loved ones; including policies on living and deceased policyholders.

By finding lost policies, members avoid losing out on any potential benefits due to them.

FIMC seeks to provide a safety net to individuals and their families who wish to avoid the financial burden of common but unexpected life events. They exist to fill the gaps left by insurance and traditional auto club plans so their members can enjoy complete peace of mind in any circumstances.

As part of a comprehensive package of premium services members of FIMC Silver Safeguard will have access to Policy Inspector services to search for lost and unclaimed policies. Because "No policy should be left unclaimed."

Learn more at: https://www.policyinspector.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Policy Inspector Inc.
Phil Bongiorno
Phil@policyinspector.com
802-355-6649

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Appalachian Gap Distillery Commits to Become Climate Neutral Certified

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Appalachian Gap Distillery is proud to announce it has committed to become Climate Neutral Certified. The company will be working with Climate Neutral, an independent non-profit organization that helps companies measure their carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety by purchasing quality carbon credits, and reduce emissions moving forward.

Climate Neutral has set rigorous certification standards that all companies must meet before being granted the Climate Neutral Certified status.

"Consumers today are yearning for evidence that companies are aware of their contribution to climate change and committed to erasing it," said Climate Neutral CEO Austin Whitman. "We're thrilled to have Appalachian Gap Distillery commit to this journey. Soon they will join our growing list of certified companies that are proving that we're living in a new era of leadership on climate by top brands."

For Appalachian Gap Distillery, the decision to join this movement was a natural next step in the distillery's journey to reduce the impact of making quality craft spirits. "Doing the right thing, whether making delicious spirits with integrity or distilling in a way that was easier on the planet, has always been part of our ethos as a brand," says distillery co-founder Lars Hubbard. "The first thing people see when they visit our distillery are six solar arrays that provide all of our electricity and are symbolic of our commitment to sustainability."

Other actions the distillery has taken to reduce its environmental impact are less visible but equally important. "We renovated the building with high-performance building standards in mind, by ensuring the distillery was highly insulated, installing efficient heating and cooling equipment, installing daylighting skylights and double-insulated windows, and equipping all lighting with motion sensors" co-founder Chuck Burkins explains. "Another thing we're proud of is that all our spent grains, which are mostly sourced from local farmers, are sent to a biodigester to be turned into clean power." The distillery has made its operations so clean that it is no longer required by the Town of Middlebury to have an industrial discharge permit; the distillery is adding less liquid waste to the system than a residence does over the course of a month.

The distillery still relies on natural gas to power a high-efficiency steam system for their processes, and this is an area the team has identified as an opportunity for further reducing its reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to climate change and are switching over to renewable natural gas (RNG).

The environmental case for reducing carbon has been well understood for years and now the business case for committing to climate neutrality is more compelling than ever. "Customers care about how products are made and are supporting brands that commit to operating responsibly," says Will Drucker, head of sales and marketing at Appalachian Gap Distillery. "I'm proud to work with a brand that has made sustainability a core value and am excited to offer our customers products that address the climate crisis in addition to being delicious to drink. Given the choice, more people want to do good by drinking well."

Over the coming months, the distillery will be compiling information about its carbon footprint, including direct operations, upstream sourcing and downstream shipping in order to create a comprehensive accounting of emissions. Once this is complete, Appalachian Gap will offset its emissions as necessary and commit to actions to further reduce its climate impact in the future. "We will be certified Carbon Neutral this year, which is the last step in our journey towards having our operations reflect our values, one of which is responsibility to the planet and its inhabitants." said Lars Hubbard. "It is the right thing to do."

ABOUT APPALACHIAN GAP

Appalachian Gap Distillery hand crafts sustainable spirits with a unique Vermont character, in Middlebury, VT. Quality, creativity and a deep respect for the environment are the driving forces behind Appalachian Gap's products. To learn more about Appalachian Gap Distillery, visit https://appalachiangap.com/.

ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL

Climate Neutral is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to decrease global carbon emissions by creating a trusted net-zero certification for consumer brands using a standardized process which makes it easier for companies to estimate their greenhouse gas footprint, identify credible carbon offsets, and prioritize measures to reduce their emissions. To learn more about Climate Neutral, visit https://www.climateneutral.org/.

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Vermont Company Jamaica Cottage Shop Ships 10 Thousandth Building

SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. -- Jamaica Cottage Shop has hit a milestone. After 25 years of being in business, it's excited to announce it just shipped its 10 thousandth building. And, considering the company's owner first started out building dog houses, that's a pretty impressive accomplishment.

Domenic Mangano, owner, Jamaica Cottage Shop, attributes the company's success to its direct to consumer model which keeps cost low and to its post and beam construction which keeps quality high. Shipping is free in the continental U.S. and eastern Canada which adds quite a bit to savings too.

The post and beam design uses rough hemlock and Eastern white pine, milled predominately in Vermont sawmills. Only superior hardware is used.

Jamaica Cottage kits ship in self-contained shrink-wrapped bricks and are designed for easy, onsite assembly. Lumber is American grown, sustainably harvested and native rough-sawn.

Perfect for every use, top sellers include the Vermont Cottage, a charming, one-room 16 x 20 building; the Vermont cabin, a 20 x 30 post and beam dwelling; the Gibraltar and the Xylia - both ideal candidates for a tiny home or cabin.

Vermont Cottage Company also makes the projects very affordable by offering fast financing in the checkout process.

"We try to make everything easy for our customers," Mangano says. "That's what sets us apart from the competition."

In addition to four season tiny homes and cottages for living, Jamaica Cottage Shop also offers storage, garden and livestock solutions. There are DIY kits with easy-to-follow, color-coded directions and pre-assembled options too.

"It's all about keeping it simple," Mangano says. "And, when you combine quality and savings, it yields success. It's time to start working towards the next 10,000 now."

About Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc.

Founded in 1995 by Domenic Mangano, Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. is a privately-held company. The name is derived from the town where it was first launched - Jamaica, Vermont. It's a group of premier builders of fine post and beam buildings such as tool sheds, cottages, wood sheds and livestock shelter. Built by Vermont tradesmen, each structure is crafted with a personality of its own creating a distinctive and aesthetically pleasing sight that will enhance any landscape. It offers complete design-to-finish solutions for clients searching for a special sanctuary.

To learn more about Jamaica Cottage Shop, visit: https://jamaicacottageshop.com/.

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Internet and Websites

VermontWeddings.com Celebrates New Ownership

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Weddings are a celebration of change, and today VermontWeddings.com, Vermont's leading online wedding planning resource, celebrates a change in ownership from Lorin Holmes to Tricia Cunniff.

Since 2011, Lorin Holmes has overseen the business's growth from a regionally-focused website to a robust, state-wide resource. She has personally worked with hundreds of wedding professionals across Vermont during her tenure, helping to gain exposure for their individual businesses. In addition, VermontWeddings.com has helped to raise the state's profile as a desirable wedding destination.

"Building Vermont Weddings has been a thrilling journey for me," says Holmes. "Today I'm excited to transition the site to such a strong, passionate marketing professional and watch the next chapter of Vermont Weddings unfold."

After working alongside Holmes for several months, Tricia Cunniff assumes leadership of the site. Cunniff brings with her a background in marketing and events along with her personal recent experience planning a Vermont wedding.

"I'm excited to further showcase what Vermont holds for couples planning a wedding," says Cunniff. "We are lucky to have so many amazing wedding professionals in our state. My hope is that by partnering with them, we can help to both simplify the planning process for couples and bring even more events to our state."

The site is currently accepting new advertising listings and real wedding submissions.

About Vermont Weddings:

VermontWeddings.com is Vermont's leading online directory of wedding venues and professional vendors. The website provides couples with tools to research, plan and share information about their Vermont weddings and celebrations.

Visit https://vermontweddings.com, and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vermontweddings), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lovevermontweddings) and Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/vermont_weddings).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tricia Cunniff
Owner, VermontWeddings.com
tricia@vermontweddings.com

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Taxes and Accounting

Reconciled named one of the 2019 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Reconciled, an online bookkeeping firm headquartered in Burlington, was recently named as one of the 2019 Accounting Today's Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting profession, benefiting its economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 firms.

To be considered for participation, firms had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be an accounting firm.
- Have a facility in the United States;
- Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States;
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

Firms from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine Accounting Today's Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.

The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and determined the final ranking.

"The firms on this list represent the best workplaces in the accounting profession," said Accounting Today Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hood. "They are outstanding places to build a career."

"We are honored to receive this award," said Reconciled CEO Michael Ly. "We could not have built such an amazing place to work without the engagement of all of our employees and amazing work they do for our customers."

Reconciled has been nationally recognized for their innovative approach to accounting services, including a focus on remote workers and providing flexible work from home opportunities that allow their team members to live their best lives.

For more information on Accounting Today's Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, visit http://www.bestaccountingfirmstoworkfor.com/.

About Reconciled:

In 2015, Reconciled opened in Burlington, VT using the most innovative, best-in-class digital tools to provide online bookkeeping services to entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the U.S. and beyond. Reconciled's dedication to innovative technology use made them Intuit's 2018 U.S. Firm of the Future. Our team of U.S.-based accounting professionals have a broad range of proven industry experience. Reconciled now employs a growing team of 20+ dedicated professionals, and has offices in Burlington, VT, Charlotte, NC, Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA.

Learn more at: https://getreconciled.co/

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches, Travel and Tourism

Country Walkers Debuts New Travel Option, Destinations and Itineraries

WILLISTON, Vt. -- With growing demand from travelers to discover and experience the best of the world on their own terms, Country Walkers, the leading provider of walking adventures, today announced the addition of a new travel option: Flex-Guided tours.

These guided trips with time built in for independent exploration complement the brand's iconic Self-Guided and Fully-Guided tours, offering travelers more opportunities to be spontaneous while experiencing a country like locals - without the uncertainty of planning and organizing the trip on their own.

"For 40 years, it's been our mission to help travelers actively experience the best of the world, so we are pleased to introduce our new Flex-Guided travel option as well as new itineraries in new destinations," said Timo Shaw, President of Country Walkers. "We are confident our guests will enjoy these meticulously planned, unique itineraries that put travel's many benefits, including expanded horizons, physical health, new friends and fresh ideas, within reach more often."

The new Flex-Guided adventures are perfect for travelers who like the camaraderie of a group, the comfort of having all important details planned, and opportunities to be spontaneous and get away on their own for a few afternoons or evenings. The maximum group size is 20, and local guides accompany the group for most of the trip to provide local context and point out historic sites and the best spots to eat, relax and explore. As with all Country Walkers tours, boutique accommodations and home-hosted meals with the group are included, and travelers also receive recommendations for independent dining at their leisure.

Flex-Guided tours are available on 16 Country Walkers itineraries in 2020, including many popular North American trips in Vermont, Maine, Wyoming and Quebec; iconic walks in Spain, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Peru, Croatia and Portugal; and the unique Danube River cruise, walking and hiking tour. In addition to the new Flex-Guided travel option, Country Walkers' popular Fully-Guided and Self-Guided adventures ensure travelers have access to tours that perfectly match their travel style.

Country Walkers also added new tours for 2020 in some of the most sought-after destinations around the world, as well as expanded departures for the company's more popular tours, including:

* Slovenia & Croatia - Lake Bled, Rovinj and Istria (Fully-Guided)
* Iceland - Reykjavik, Borgafjord and Lake Myvatn (Fully-Guided)
* Scotland - The Highlands (Fully-Guided)
* Morocco - Marrakech, Foothills of the High Atlas and Essaouira (Fully-Guided)
* Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany - The Danube River (Flex-Guided)
* Switzerland - Zurich, Wengen and Zermatt (Self-Guided).

For more information on Country Walkers' new itineraries for 2020 as well as the new Flex-Guided travel option, visit https://www.countrywalkers.com/ or call 800-234-6900.

About Country Walkers:

Celebrating 40 years in 2019, Country Walkers provides active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Williston, Vt., the company's unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking and Self-Guided Walking. All walking trips highlight local cuisine, authentic accommodations, and immersive cultural experiences. Country Walkers is recognized as one of the leading providers of Walking Adventures worldwide, having garnered countless awards including National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" and Travel + Leisure's "World's Best" Awards.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

National Disability Provider Association Names Nicole Dufour and Marian Mulba-Poquee Recipient of 2019 DSP of the Year Award

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- This morning, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) announced that Nicole Dufour and Marian Mulba-Poquee, both Direct Support Professionals at The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc., have been named the recipient of the 2019 DSP of the Year award.

Dufour and Mulba-Poquee join more than four dozen other recipients of ANCOR's 2019 Direct Support Professional of the Year awards, chosen from a field of nearly 350 outstanding nominees.

"IPPI is overwhelmingly proud of Nicole Dufour and Marian Mulba-Poquee for their award recognition of course, but more importantly for their dedication and commitment to true community inclusion for the individuals we support," said Lou Giramma, IPPI CEO. "We cannot think of two people who more clearly demonstrate the power of person-centered supports, and we're so grateful that ANCOR has recognized both Nicole and Marian with this high-profile honor."

Awarded annually since 2007, ANCOR's Direct Support Professional of the Year awards recognize outstanding professionals who provide long-term supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The awards and the accompanying presentation at ANCOR's Annual Conference were created to celebrate the important role Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) play in ensuring individuals with I/DD can be included and empowered in their communities, and to raise awareness about a direct support workforce in crisis. Nationally, turnover rates near 50 percent amount to a significant shortage of DSPs.

"I started my career in the field of disability supports as a DSP, and so I know just how critical DSPs are to supporting individuals in their quest to live their best and most fulfilling lives," said Robert Budd, President of ANCOR and Chief Executive Officer at FREE, Inc, in Old Bethpage, New York. "DSPs rarely receive the recognition they deserve, and for that reason I'm proud of our association for recognizing Nicole Dufour and Marian Mulba-Poquee and all of their significant contributions to the lives of the individuals supported by The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc."

Barbara Merrill, ANCOR's Chief Executive Officer, added: "I often describe DSPs as 'community navigators.' Far more than just caregivers, DSPs do it all. From navigating civic life to supporting individuals to create a sense of community around them, DSPs make magic in their communities every single day. These awards represent just a fraction of the recognition that individuals like Nicole Dufour and Marian Mulba-Poquee deserve."

The 2019 Direct Support Professional of the Year awards will be presented in a ceremony in Portland, Oregon, on May 8, 2019, at ANCOR's Annual Conference, Bridges to Better Outcomes. Members of the press interested in attending the awards presentation should contact Sean Luechtefeld, ANCOR's Director of Communications, at sluechtefeld@ancor.org or 703.535.7850, ext. 100.

About ANCOR:

For nearly 50 years, the American Network of Community Options and Resources has been a leading advocate for the critical role service providers play in enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). As a national nonprofit trade association, ANCOR represents 1,600+ organizations employing more than a half-million professionals who together serve more than a million individuals with I/DD. Our mission is to advance the ability of our members to support people with I/DD to fully participate in their communities. Learn more: https://ancor.org/.

About The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. (IPPI):

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. provides services and supports to individuals of all ages who experience developmental disabilities. Founded nearly 40 years ago, IPPI's mission to build strong communities by empowering individuals permeates the work of the agency, providing highly individuated care to everyone who turns to IPPI for support. IPPI's service footprint spans throughout New England and in Maryland. Learn more about the transformational work happening in a community near you at https://www.ippi.org/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Taxes and Accounting

Reconciled Wins Small Business Association’s (SBA) Minority-Owned Business of the Year Award

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Local cloud-based company Reconciled is honored to join a long list of outstanding small businesses as the winner of Vermont's Small Business Association's Minority-Owned Business of the Year award.

CEO Michael Ly started Reconciled in 2015 after moving to Burlington and discovering that many clients weren't keeping good financial records. Michael realized he could solve the problem - on a local level and beyond - with cloud-based accounting tools.

In under four years, Reconciled has grown to a staff of over 20, serves over 100 customers monthly, and has surpassed the seven figure mark in revenue. The company has also opened offices in Charlottesville, Los Angeles and Denver. "I would not have guessed it would have gotten this big or grown this fast at all," Michael says of Reconciled's extraordinary growth.

Michael's parents immigrated from Cambodia, and most of his family members are entrepreneurs. He credits his entrepreneurial and consulting background for getting Reconciled off the ground so quickly. But what really keeps them growing, he believes, is their ability to earn - and keep - client trust.

"Accounting itself is not sexy, but what is is when entrepreneurs can feel that they are thriving. That's what our team does: we make sure that they're able to make educated financial decisions because of accurate numbers," says Michael. "The feedback we get from our customers is that they actually love our bookkeepers, which is a rare thing to hear."

The SBA award recognizes the impact of entrepreneurs who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, community initiatives and commitment to local economic growth. Ly and other local winners will receive their awards at the 2019 Vermont Small Business Awards Ceremony in June.

About the U.S. Small Business Association:

National small business week has been running for over 50 years with the purpose of highlighting outstanding contributions of American entrepreneurs from all 50 states. Winners of the SBA awards join the ranks of some major household names, including ben and jerry's and Tom's of Maine. For more information on the National Small Business Week Awards, visit the U.S. Small Business Association website: https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week/national-small-business-week-awards.

About Reconciled:

In 2015, Reconciled opened in Burlington, Vermont, using the most innovative, best-in-class digital tools to provide online bookkeeping services to entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the U.S. and beyond. Reconciled's dedication to innovative technology use made them Intuit's 2018 U.S. Firm of the Future. Their team of U.S.-based accounting professionals have a broad range of proven industry experience. Reconciled now employs a growing team of 20 dedicated professionals, and has offices in Burlington, Vermont, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California. Learn more at: https://getreconciled.co/.

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Jamaica Cottage Shop Appears on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. -- Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. provides business to consumer wood manufacturing, Internet marketing and online retail. It's also one of the fastest growing businesses according to Inc. 5000.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been competitive within their markets, but the list, as a whole, shows staggering growth compared with prior lists.

In 2018, Jamaica Cottage Shop ranked 3,967, overall, and number two in Vermont. In 2017, its revenue was 3.7 million which yielded a three-year growth increase of 89 percent ( https://www.inc.com/profile/jamaica-cottage-shop ).

When asked about businesses who make the Inc., 5000, James Ledbetter, Inc.'s editor-in-chief said, "If your company is on the Inc. 5000, its unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice. The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn't change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives."

"We're excited to be one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and are confident we'll continue to grow," Domenic Mangano, owner, Jamaica Cottage Shop, says.

A Vermont-based retailer of prefab buildings, plans and kits, with customers throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada, the Jamaica Cottage Company manufactures and sells kits from native rough sawn Vermont post and beam timber frame for tiny houses, cottages, cabins and sheds. Elegant cottage designs are available for all shelter needs.

There are currently five kit formats available: DIY, frame only, pre-cut kit (PCK - most popular), 3 season and 4 season PCK and fully assembled. These fully-assembled structures are delivered as one unit to areas in the Northeast only.

About Inc. 5000:

Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 list has honored the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It's the most prestigious honor for growing private businesses and business leaders.

About Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc.:

Founded in 1995 by Domenic Mangano, Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. is a privately-held company. The name is derived from the town where it was first launched - Jamaica, Vermont. It's a group of premier builders of fine post and beam buildings such as tool sheds, cottages, wood sheds and livestock shelter. Built by Vermont tradesmen, each structure is crafted with a personality of its own creating a distinctive and aesthetically pleasing sight that will enhance any landscape. It offers complete design-to-finish solutions for clients searching for a special sanctuary.

To learn more about Jamaica Cottage Shop, visit: https://jamaicacottageshop.com/.

Watch our videos here: https://jamaicacottageshop.com/about-jamaica-cottage-shop/.

To request more information, email: design@jamaicacottageshop.com.

VIDEO (YouTube) - Factory Tour Jamaica Cottage Shop Vermont Shed Post and Beam: https://youtu.be/CRNhTrVRoIw

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