Apple Pay is coming & I am grateful to a local organization! October 09 2016

Apple Pay is coming! Making it easier to pay online or at special events! 
Apple Pay - Caroline's Dream
I love this time of year, abundant gardens, colorful leaves and the crisp air makes it easy for me to be full of gratitude. This fall I am grateful for all the big leaps Caroline's Dream has been taking in 2016.  
The year started off with a $500 Green Energy Grant from ACEDC  that helped purchase Caroline's Cruiser - the bright red cargo bike seen above. It has literally changed the way I do business. Deliveries, picking up supplies, special events and promotions now center around my very special company vehicle.
 I took the time to design a full business plan with the Small Business Development Center (Thank you, Steve Paddock who is retiring this month).  
ACEDC again stepped up to the plate and sponsored Caroline's Dream to receive the first Kiva Zip Loan granted in Addison County, VT. Kiva Zip is a crowd lending platform where regular citizens are assembled to easily and safely loan money to vetted businesses.
I also ventured way out of my comfort zone by telling my business story to Vermont Life Magazine at an ACEDC sponsored pitching event. Doing this event was key in my saying "yes" when WCAX contacted me to film this "Made in Vermont" segment. 
Can you see a theme emerging yet?
I have made lots of big leaps this year and ACEDC has been right there cheering me on and helping me jump higher. My thanks to Executive Director, Robin Scheu (R) and her team, Jennifer Molineaux (Center) and Diane Stockton-Breese (L). 
You have made my year and it isn't over yet!