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Business Notes: VTC Program to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

Randolph Center — Vermont Technical College is launching a new program tomorrow to assist veterans who are attempting to launch or grow a small business.

The Vermont Tech’s Enterprise Center Business Incubator will be offering veterans space for office work, training and meetings to help support entrepreneurial goals.

The VTC program is modeled after a similar program that was successful at the Vermont Small Business Development Center. That program ended last June, but many of its resources and materials will be available at Vermont Tech, a news release says.

The incubator space includes high-speed internet service, copiers, video conferencing capabilities through Vermont Interactive Television and a hospitality area.

The space is free and will be available for one-hour increments by reservation.

“Our goal was to create a space that not only nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit of our military small business community, but also to say thank you for serving and that it’s our turn to serve you,” Chris Herriman, the former veteran business adviser at the Vermont Small Business Center, said in the news release.

The VTC Small Business Incubator Center was founded in 2002 and is hosting entrepreneurs in a wide range of fields.

Company News

The Concord accounting firm of Nathan Wechsler and Co. is merging with Robert E. Moses CPAs of Lebanon and is operating under the Wechsler name. The merger was effective on Friday. The merger will expand the services offered to Moses’ clients and establishes a Nathan Wechsler office in the Upper Valley.

Bob Moses is continuing with the new firm as a principal, and there will be no changes to staffing and all current personnel will remain assigned to all current clients.

Nathan Wechsler and Co. was established in 1957 in Concord to provide audit, accounting, tax and business advice. Bob Moses founded Robert E. Moses CPAs in 1987, serving the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. Moses and his wife, Shelly, were named the 2012 Lebanon Citizens of the Year.

Kristina S. Regan, of New London, has joined the investment advisory firm Taylor, Cottrill LLC as a senior research analyst and associate portfolio manager. Regan has 15 years of investment experience with Union Bank of Switzerland, Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown, Hutchens Investment Management Inc., and most recently CreditSights Inc.

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