Author: 89N Admin

COVID protocols prevented the governor from meeting with Julie following her being awarded the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Award. Now that the coast is a bit clearer, he extended an invitation for Julie to attend coffee hour with him at the State House. The Governor asked a lot of questions about 89 North, its relationship with Chroma Technologies, its product line and customers, as well as the factors guiding the firms growth. Also in attendance were Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary of Agency of Commerce & Community Development, and Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The meeting ended with Secretary Kurrle and Governor Scott requesting an opportunity to visit 89 North in their Williston facility. So watch this space and we’ll keep you up to date!

It’s always nice to receive recognition. And that’s exactly what Julie Martin recently received in the mail: a letter from retiring Senator Patrick Leahy congratulating her on the STEP AWARD honors she recently received at a ceremony in D.C. Julie said “It was already pretty special to go down to our nation’s capital, and now I’ll always have this memento from a politician whose decades of service have meant so much to our State.”

We were pleased to see Vermont Business Magazine’s 35th Annual Book of Lists come out with 89 North flagged as one of the top Vermont growth firms over the past five years. That list puts us in the rarified company of some of Vermont’s most compelling high growth firms, including Mamava and OnLogic (formerly Logic Supply) – quite an honor. To see the magazine, you can use this link, and go to page 21:

We couldn’t have achieved this without our tremendous customers, first and foremost – our thanks to them! We also couldn’t have achieved this growth without the strong backing of our parent company, Chroma Technology, and our ever-talented and ever-flexible staff. Growing can be an enjoyable experience… but can also be a painful one. Here’s to celebrating all the ‘gain’ that’s come with the ‘pain’!

Greeting Julie on the steps of the Capitol was Congressman Peter Welch who congratulated Julie on her award and the role she has played in serving as a role model.
See our News other post which contains a press release that provides more detail on the STEP Ahead Award, presented by the Manufacturing Institute.
Julie was humbled by the outreach and support she received from the offices of Senator Leahy and Senator Sanders as well.  Senator Sanders was trying to make it to the Capitol Steps as well but was tied up negotiating a trillion dollar infrastructure package so we’ll give him a pass.  😀