Thank you local residents and spinners, Jessie Pecor and friends, the Valley Friendly Spinners Guild, and The Farm Store for making our first annual Distaff Day a community event of sharing, new friendships, and continuing lasting traditions.
We would like to thank John Ziperski from New Glarus, Wisconsin for his expertise and time dedicated to the development of our logo and brand. We greatly appreciate his generous sharing of talent and energy.
The Edgewood College MBA program, located in Madison, Wisconsin used our business idea as one of their Capstone Class projects in January of 2017. Eight MBA students and their instructors spent their semester researching the wool industry in Vermont and creating documents of substantial quantity and quality to support the creation of Two Sisters. This work was a kick-starter in bringing the retail shop into focus and eventually to fruition. Our gratitude goes out to the members of that class who worked so hard on this project: Laura Byrne, Ana Cecilia Delgado Galvan, Brian Garlock, Derek Helmer, Michelle Karn, Anna Oehler, Trisha Wollenzien, and Shilpa Yellapragada and their professors Mark Barnard and Raj Kamal. They definitely earned an A+ in our book!
Vermont’s Center for Women & Enterprise offers excellent classes and workshops supporting women entrepreneurs. We are grateful for the free business development workshops that CWE hosted that helped guide us in the business development of Two Sisters.
Kathi Richardson from Jeffersonville, Vermont spent many hours with us, educating us on the nuances of the knitting world. We would like to thank her for her knitting mentorship and generous support as a friend. She has also lent her woodworking creativity to the shop.