Extra Point Business People VERMONT November 2011 Volume 28, Number 6 by Jack Tenney, Publisher hat with all the news coming out of Europe about economic problems (sure glad that stuff doesn’t affect us!) I am reminded of the chief differ-ence between them and us. No, it’s not money, Euro ver-sus Dollar, VAT taxes, parliamentary government or cultural issues, or language even. The chief difference is the age of stuff relative to the age of the individual. By the time I was 11 years old, I knew the differ-ence between old buildings and new buildings, for instance. As the years went by, I sorted stuff by age: the new library versus the old library; the new police station, new store, old school. However, I was not very good at making distinctions between old stuff, although clearly, some old stuff was older that other old stuff. Nor did it seem to matter. When I was a freshman in college there was a great building boom on campus: new hockey rink, new basketball gym, new football stadium. When I returned years later, all the buildings I thought of as new had been torn down and replaced. Think about the White House. Proudly, of course, it’s the official residence of the POTUS. It has been since John Adams and the lovely Abigail moved in after completion in 1800. Now think like a Brit and consider Windsor Castle, home of the royals since 1060. Get where I’m coming from on this? Harvard University is getting ready to celebrate its 375th birthday. Of course, 1636 was a long time ago, but did you know that BU (Bologna, not Boston) started classes in 1088? The Empire State Building is older than I am, but the palace of Versailles started out as a hunting camp in 1624, and 58 years later was where the Louies started holding court. Let’s see: Empire State Building was completed in 1931, the year my brother was born. How many of his grandfathers’ grandfathers would be tallied between that French hunting camp and the great American skyscraper? The Bennington monument was erected to com-memorate the centennial celebration of a battle waged and won in 1777, so that’s pretty old. Plus, America’s got Plymouth rock, you know. That was stepped on in 1620. That’s old, as in French hunt-ing camp old. So what’s Europe got for rocks, anyway? Oh, yeah, Stonehenge. Bit of controversy there, though. Some say 1400 to 2200 BC is about right; oth-ers argue 3000 B.C. See what I mean? W FEATURES 2 Whey Station An effective yet odor-free wood-finishing product from a surprising source. 2 Vermont Natural Coatings 6 Dose-E-Dough Riding the rise of the supplement industry. 12 Durable Press This Hinesburg micro-publisher reads every manuscript proposal. 6 FoodScience Corp. 18 After the Floods The year of extraordinary suffering and kindness. 12 Upper Access Books DEPARTMENTS 16 Personnel Points 24 New Business 25 Mergers & Acquisitions 28 Faces & Places 18 After the Floods 32 Honors & Awards Business People Vermont FORMERLY BUSINESS DIGEST OF GREATER BURLINGTON ©2011 Mill Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publisher Jack Tenney General Rebecca Manager Awodey Managing Virginia Editor Lindauer Simmon Editor Edna Tenney Production Matt Vachon Advertising Larry Brett Sales Alex Brett Photographers Jeff Clarke Brad Pettengill Copy Editor Jane Milizia Cover Photo Jeff Clarke Business People–Vermont (ISSN 1523-6781) is published monthly by Mill Publishing Inc., 237 Commerce St. Ste. 202, P.O. Box 953, Williston, VT 05495-0953. Periodical postage paid at Williston, Vt., and additional mailing offices. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any portion without written per mission of the publisher is forbidden. Postmaster: Send address changes to Business People-Vermont, P.O. Box 953, Williston, VT 05495-0953. Editorial material and photographs are solicited and should be mailed to the Editor, Business People-Vermont, P.O. Box 953, Williston, VT 05495-0953. Telephone: (802) 862-4109. Advertising rates available upon request. Subscription rates: $30 one year. Printed in U.S.A. Email: editorial@ vermontguides.com or customer. firstname.lastname@example.org.