Small Business Loan Program
Brown and Sons is a fourth-generation Vermont business, working to provide its friends and neighbors with high-quality printing services.
With support from VEDA, the business has been able to keep its debt-to-income ratio as low as possible, which translates into fair and reasonable prices for its customers. Father and son, Jeff and Keith Blow, purchased the Barre-based company in 2020 in partnership with Community National Bank and VEDA’s Vermont Small Business Loan Program.
The duo said they would recommend VEDA and Community National Bank to anyone looking to secure business funding.
More than that, Jeff Blow said without VEDA’s involvement, L. Brown and Sons might not be here today: “It’s likely the operation would have closed and 12 people would have been left unemployed.”Brown and Sons is known for its in-house mailing services, and the Blows offer clients offset and digital printing, meaning they can bring to life a wide array of designs including books, brochures, newsletters, annual reports — even 60,000 envelopes per hour to ensure safe arrival.
“Working with Sandy at VEDA made it possible for us to be part of the Barre community for many years to come,” Jeff said.
“Without VEDA’s involvement, L. Brown and Sons might not be here today. It’s likely the operation would have closed and 12 people would have been left unemployed.” — Jeff Blow, Co-Owner