Randy George of Red Hen Baking Co. and Lindsay DesLauriers of Bolton Valley Resort have joined the state board of the Main Street Alliance of Vermont.
George succeeds Jen Kimmich, co-owner of The Alchemist, as board chair.
George and DesLauriers “have been key actors in shaping the organization and its successes over the past five years and I am looking forward to seeing what we all can accomplish moving forward,” said Ashley Moore, the organization’s state director.
Main Street Alliance of Vermont, a nonprofit, works to advance public policies that support small businesses, their employees and the communities they serve.
George and Eliza Cain founded Red Hen Baking Co. in 1999 and have offered organic, hearth-baked bread and baked goods throughout the state and at their cafe in Middlesex for the last 20 years. Both have been active with Main Street Alliance of Vermont since it was founded in 2014. In 2015, George was honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his efforts, both in Vermont and nationally, to improve the lives of working families and communities.
In 2018, DesLauriers, founder and former state director of Main Street Alliance of Vermont, began working for her family’s business, Bolton Valley Resort, where she is the president and chief operating officer. In the past year, DesLauriers has pushed for the passage of a universal family and medical leave insurance law, among other things.
Also on the board are Kimmich, Melinda Moulton of Main Street Landing, Sivan Cotel of Stonecutter Spirits, Eric Sorkin of Runamok Maple, Caleb Magoon of Power Play Sports and Waterbury Sports, Matt Birong of 3 Squares Cafe, Julia Rogers of EnRoute Consulting, Ricky Klein of Groennfell Meadery, and Eliza Cain of Red Hen Baking.