What better way to experience a story than from the person who wrote it. These are the authors of Bennington and here are their profiles.
Introduction to "Profiles in Bennington"
Profiles in Bennington is part of the “Vermont Begins Here” campaign that was launched by Bennington’s Office of Economic and Community Development at the start of the year, and is designed to highlight Bennington’s entrepreneurial spirit as Vermont’s first chartered town and the gateway to the state.
Titled “Profiles in Bennington,” these in-depth interviews showcase business and community leaders in Bennington. Most of the interviews are between 8-12 minutes long and discuss what it’s like to experience Bennington either as a community member or business owner. Each video has its own tone, but the overarching theme is that Bennington is a great place to build a business and raise a family.
Sheela Harden, Bennington Potters
Bennington Potters was founded in 1948 by a young potter named David Gill. David had just graduated from Alfred University, renowned for its ceramics program and considered by many to be the finest in this country. David jumped at the opportunity to purchase a small barn near downtown Bennington, Vermont, where he began what would become his life's work - designing and producing handmade stoneware pottery intended for everyday use, functional and affordable art for discerning individuals. So began the tradition of Bennington Potters.
Tom Dee, Southwestern Vermont Healthcare
Our next profile interview is with a local resident who is also the chief executive officer for Bennington's largest employer. His organization has been recognized multiple times for excellence in customer service. This industry is ever-changing and in the interview, he explains where Bennington falls in relation to the rest of the country.