Shop Small with Saint Michael's

This holiday season, the Office for Alumni & Family Engagement is once again proudly promoting alumni-owned small businesses. Shop local, shop small and patronize fellow Purple Knights! We hope you can find some wonderful gifts for your friends and family, whether they are local finds or online goodies.

Did you miss our submission window? You can still fill out our online submission form. Please note that we are looking for alumni-owned businesses that provide something tangible (i.e., arts and crafts, home goods, restaurants, clothing, photography, inns, etc.) that can be purchased as either as gifts or gift cards during the holiday season. The values and beliefs of the individual alumni and their businesses do not necessarily reflect the values and mission of Saint Michael’s College.

Please reach out events@ogmevents.com with any questions. The College reserves the right to not list all submissions, including multi-level marketing accounts.

The Arts & Artisans

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Cogliano LeatherworksDummerston, VTCustom leather goods like handbags, totes, and desk pads made 100% by hand. Created by Richard Cogliano ’06.
Homegrown JewelryJeffersonville, VTHomegrown Jewelry is a handmade jewelry and apparel business aimed to bring out the inner confidence of all of its wearers. Our jewelry is handmade using traditional metalsmithing techniques combined with modern designs, while our apparel features unique designs on a variety of pieces. Created by Francesca D’Elia ’20.Use code SMC for 15% off your entire order
Salt & Sand StudiosWarren, VTVermont’s only public access glass school and yoga studio where you can experience hands-on learning. Owned by Karen D. McPhillips ’84.
DJ Mitch NHConcord, NHDisc Jockey serving the Greater Boston region! Ben Mitchell ’12.10% SMC Alumni/Current Student Discount
EJL DesignsHollis, NHHand crafted gifts and custom collaborations! Top items: recipe cutting boards, ornaments, baby hats and more! Created by Emily Busby ’16.
PaintSizedManchester, NHSend me a picture and I’ll send you a painting! I paint custom portraits (and ornaments) of the ones you love the most: babies, pets, grandparents! Owned by Erin Mooney Martin ’08.SMC10 for 10% off any item! Offer good until 12/31/21
JingleNogArmonk, NYUnique hand crafted glass ornaments from Poland and Italy. Owned and operated by James Byrne ’82 and Emily Byrne ’18.Free Shipping on orders over $100.00
Books by Author Kristina Carmela ’11Westchester, NYGet lost in the fictional world of Nelsonville with the first 2 books of the series! Written by Kristina Iennaco (Kristina Carmela) ’11.SMC15 for 15% off your order. Offer expires 12/31/22
ColorfulCatchallsBourne, MAColorfulCatchalls offers fabric bags, pouches, table linens, holiday decor and other creations. Created by Carmel Watson ’83.
Jamie Palmer Keating Fine ArtWest Concord, MAArt that brings joy for all ages! Created by Jamie Palmer Keating ’04.HIYA for 10% off
Sarah Hiers DesignPortland, MESarah Hiers Design offers artwork and products that are happy, original, and bright. Her goal is to spread as much joy as possible through selling art, gifts, custom prints, and pet portraits. Created by Sarah Hiers ’14.PURPLEKNIGHTS10 – 10% off order code for Etsy checkout.
Moments & MovementPortland, MELifestyle photographer, focusing on family, portrait, and travel photography and Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor. Owned by Emily Wright ’10.
Studio TenKittery, MEStudio Ten is a Maine based studio and shop with a focus on outdoor design. My work is inspired by my travels through national parks and beyond. Those experiences materialize through my custom screen-printed bandanas/tapestries and illustrative art. Using reclaimed fabric and materials, and my own custom designs – the items in my shop are limited and unique! Beyond these goods, I offer branding, illustration, and logo design services! Check out my shop or Instagram @studio.ten. Owned by Nicole Anderson ’22.
Coco Clay EarringsPalm Harbor, FLI make and sell polymer clay earrings online and at markets around Tampa Bay. Created by Zoe D’Olimpio ’18.
Educators MusicCape Coral, FLWe are a retail musical instruments and accessories store and also provide music lessons. Owned by Christopher Durso ’80.Purple10
Creativity Coaching AssociationTelluride, COThe Creativity Coaching Association, CCA for short, is an international organization that trains and certifies Creativity Coaches around the world. We are the leading online Creativity Coach Training Program in the world. Owned by Heath Down ’09.
Book by Kevin Anglin ’08Petaluma, CAA misguided children’s book author, Kevin Anglin ’08.
S.V. Phoenix StudioNew EnglandA printmaking studio aboard a sailing vessel “Phoenix,” located on the East Coast.
ArtSmithSomers, CTArtSmith creates beautiful, functional & affordable art & keepsakes and specializes in custom pottery & portraiture of pets & people.

Retail Stores & Online Shops

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Cogliano LeatherworksDummerston, VTCustom leather goods like handbags, totes, and desk pads made 100% by hand. Created by Richard Cogliano ’06.
The Postpartum PantryHuntington, VTThe Postpartum Pantry creates nourishing and hydrating foods and body products for the fourth trimester. We make lactation cookies, herbal sitz bath, rasberryleaf tea, and more! Owned by Morgan Evarts ’13.“SMC” for 10% off
Homegrown JewelryJeffersonville, VTHomegrown Jewelry is a handmade jewelry and apparel business aimed to bring out the inner confidence of all of its wearers. Our jewelry is handmade using traditional metalsmithing techniques combined with modern designs, while our apparel features unique designs on a variety of pieces. Created by Francesca D’Elia ’20.Use code SMC for 15% off your entire order
Live-N-ComfortJeffersonville, VTThe sweetest gift shop around, with something for everyone and every age. Local pottery, soaps, candles, toys, baby clothes and the best card selection around. Owned by Pat Delaney ’04.
10 Ring LLC, DBA Pelkey’s ArcherySt. Albans, VTFull service archery pro shop with indoor & outdoor ranges. Sales, Service and Instruction Service. Only Vermont JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program, which was developed in order to provide this country’s youth with a safe, disciplined archery training program. Owned by John Fleury ’10.
Salt & Sand StudiosWarren, VTVermont’s only public access glass school and yoga studio where you can experience hands-on learning. Owned by Karen D. McPhillips ’84.
EJL DesignsHollis, NHHand crafted gifts and custom collaborations! Top items: recipe cutting boards, ornaments, baby hats and more! Created by Emily Busby ’16.
JingleNogArmonk, NYUnique hand crafted glass ornaments from Poland and Italy. Owned and operated by James Byrne ’82 and Emily Byrne ’18.Free Shipping on orders over $100.00
ColorfulCatchallsBourne, MAColorfulCatchalls offers fabric bags, pouches, table linens, holiday decor and other creations. Created by Carmel Watson ’83.
Jamie Palmer Keating Fine ArtWest Concord, MAArt that brings joy for all ages! Created by Jamie Palmer Keating ’04.HIYA for 10% off
Sarah Hiers DesignPortland, MESarah Hiers Design offers artwork and products that are happy, original, and bright. Her goal is to spread as much joy as possible through selling art, gifts, custom prints, and pet portraits. Created by Sarah Hiers ’14.PURPLEKNIGHTS10 – 10% off order code for Etsy checkout: http://sarahhiersdesign.etsy.com
Moments & MovementPortland, MELifestyle photographer, focusing on family, portrait, and travel photography and Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor. Owned by Emily Wright ’10.
Studio TenKittery, MEStudio Ten is a Maine based studio and shop with a focus on outdoor design. My work is inspired by my travels through national parks and beyond. Those experiences materialize through my custom screen-printed bandanas/tapestries and illustrative art. Using reclaimed fabric and materials, and my own custom designs – the items in my shop are limited and unique! Beyond these goods, I offer branding, illustration, and logo design services! Check out my shop or Instagram @studio.ten. Owned by Nicole Anderson ’22.
E. Frances PaperNewport, RIA positive paper goods company that creates meaningful, personal connections by expressing love, gratitude and kindness. Our goal is to provide pure customer delight to everyone, aged 1 to 101. Owned by Jenni Caiazza Laundon ’97.Please use code SMCalum for 15% off!
MichLs Treasure TrovePortsmouth, RII sell Vintage Chenille Bedspreads and clothing. I’ve repurpose recently purchased vintage chenille bedspreads and women’s clothing. Owned by Michele Anne Dube Polselli ’76.Get 15% at checkout!
The Trail HouseFrederick, MDWe carry clothing, footwear, gear and accessories for all your outdoor adventures from brand like Patagonia, North Face, Keen, Altra, Salewa, Merrell, and more. Owned by Drennan Hicks ’11.Code for 10% off: SMCVTAlum10 Valid Until 1/31/23
Coco Clay EarringsPalm Harbor, FLI make and sell polymer clay earrings online and at markets around Tampa Bay. Created by Zoe D’Olimpio ’18.
Educators MusicCape Coral, FLWe are a retail musical instruments and accessories store and also provide music lessons. Owned by Christopher Durso ’80.Purple10

Hospitality & Entertainment

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Simple Roots Brewing Co.Burlington, VTSimple Roots Brewing is a 3 barrel brewery located in the new north end of Burlington. We brew classic, accessible beers that anyone can enjoy. We offer pints, flights and cans and growlers to go. Owned by Kara Pawlusiak ’00.
Voila! Let’s Party!Colchester, VTWe’re full-service event planners and designers serving Vermont. We will do it all, from invitations and decorations to customizations and setup. Let us help make your next party memorable! Owned by Gabrielle Blow and Jenna Heney, both class of ’08.
DJ Mitch NHConcord, NHDisc Jockey serving the Greater Boston region! Ben Mitchell ’12.10% SMC Alumni/Current Student Discount
Gipfel Coffee CompanyAverill Park, NYCoffee roasters in Upstate NY sustainably sourcing coffees from around the world. Custom roasted to order in small batches. Owned by Christine Kehn ’08.SMCVT10 End date: 1/3/2023
ONEHOPE WinesHurley, NYDirect customer business that provides award winning wines from Napa Valley while making an impact in the community. With each purchase 10% of the sale is donated to a nonprofit of your choice. Owned by Meg Gruner DiDonna ’02.
BillKoBakerSea Cliff, NYCookie baker using local ingredients baked in small batches just for you! Owned by Bill Kocis ’86.Mention Saint Mike’s alumni in the order and I’ll get 5% discount… Through 12/15/22
Benson’s Ice CreamBoxford, MAThis famous gourmet homemade ice cream shop, open seasonally April – October, is run by the 4th generation family owner and SMC alum. Support this woman-owned small, local business making ice cream the same way my Great Grandmother did 90 years ago when she started the business by visiting in the summer and buying gift cards at our website. Owned by Tina Benson de la Cruz ’05.
Blue Moon Bagel CaféMedfield, MALocal, family owned bakery. Owned by Alex Monohan ’08.
Wildrose Baking CompanyWorcester, MAWildrose Baking Company creates artistic, custom cakes, cookies, and treats! Owned by Jessica Larsen ’08.
Back East Brewing LLCBloomfield, CTCraft brewery and tap room. Owned by Tony Karlowicz ’00.
Center Street Brewing CompnayWallingford, CTFamily Owned Brewery. Owned by Tim Ford ’83.
Pineapple Ketch Sailing ChartersKennebunkport, MEWe offer sailing charters along the Kennebunkport coast. Owned by Justin Troiano ’10.
Durso’s Delite Bakery and CafeCape Coral, FLLocal coffe shop and eatery. Owned by Christopher Durso ’80.Purple10
La Vie Estate WineryBlanco, TXAward winning Texas Hill Country winery. 100% Texas wine. Owned by Kara Cleaver ’91.I have a holiday bundle posted, with free shipping. Order before 12/10.

Business & Consulting

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Hehir Law Office, PLLCBurlington, VTProviding legal services related to real estate, land use / zoning and permitting, by Brian Hehir ’82.
VermontBizSo Burlington, VTVermont’s only statewide business magazine and digital news, owned by John Boutin ’79.Buy one Give one Free annual gift subscription
Northeast Kingdom Tamarack, Inc.(NEKTI Consulting)Lowell, VTPatricia “Trish” Sears and Steve Mason take great pride in their passion for helping communities, individuals, businesses and organizations be all they can be. Their past is a sprinkling of government, institutional, corporate, non-governmental, and non-profit work. Co-owned by Steve Mason ’73.
Kline Law OfficeMeredith, NHGeneral law practice by Derek Kline ’04.
Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, Inc.Kingston, NYFull service independent Insurance Agency NY only! Owned by Bob Ryan ’84.
Recognition CenterHolliston, MAFor over 30 years, we have been providing high quality products which not only promote your business but also help you create an atmosphere that that assists the relationship building with your customers and clients. Owned by Phillip Reeves ’06.SMC
George AssadMethuen, MAFinancial services by George Assad ’65.
Storybook RoadLynnfield, MAKristin Archambault ’13 owns and operates Storybook Road Creative Agency, a small one-stop-shop creative agency that specializes in brand design, copywriting, and videography. Her Instagram handle is @storybookrd.
Strengths Performance CentreGorham, ME and Ottawa ONT CanadaWe are a Clifting Strengths Based Training Company. We work with clients to indentify and undertand personal strengths so that they can find the success that they deserve. Owned by Colleen Conway-Nobert ’95.
EHJ-Solutions (Consulting), LLCDurham, NCConsulting/Advisory in working with the Federal government by Ed Johnson ’79. Also, a variety of business focuses including resource management, organizational design/performance, emergency management, and others (see LinkedIn page).
Staab Law, P.A.Weston, FLBoutique estate planning law firm located in Weston, Florida. Licensed in FL, VT, DC and NY by Matthew Staab ’93.10% Discount off Standard Rates to SMC Alumni (1/1/23 to 6/30/23).
Goodscience ConsultingDunedin, FLI consult with both individuals and companies alike in developing and evaluating their pre-clinical drug discovery research. I also specialize in protein structural biology and can assist in protein design, expression, purification, and crystallization efforts. Owned by Thomas Sawyer ’10.
Strange Design LLCPortland, ORI provide interim leadership and consulting services for consumer brands. My work includes organizational and process design, digital transformation and eCommerce growth, by Greg Adams ’02.

Health & Wellness

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Transitions Physical TherapyEssex Junction, Jericho, Shelburne, VTSean, Class of 2002, and I started Transitions Physical Therapy to provide quality physical therapy services in the communities of Essex Junction, Jericho and Shelburne, VT. We also support the communities where we treat which means a lot to us! Owned by Kristin Fitzgerald ’91.
The Postpartum PantryHuntington, VTThe Postpartum Pantry creates nourishing and hydrating foods and body products for the fourth trimester. We make lactation cookies, herbal sitz bath, rasberryleaf tea, and more! Owned by Morgan Evarts ’13.“SMC” for 10% off
Northern Trails Counseling Services, PLLCLebanon, NHWe offer counseling services to people of all ages. Owned by David Kells ’89.
Willow Eye Care & OpticalManchester, NHEye care services and goods. Owned by Guy Lessard ’84.
Betsy Naughter, LICSWArlington, MAIndividual Adult Psychotherapy by Betsy Naughter ’95.
Isabelle R. CarterPortland, MEI am a Certified Reiki Practitioner based in Portland, Maine. Owned by Isabelle Carter ’15.
Strengths Performance CentreGorham, ME and Ottawa ONT CanadaWe are a Clifting Strengths Based Training Company. We work with clients to indentify and undertand personal strengths so that they can find the success that they deserve. Owned by Colleen Conway-Nobert ’95.
Natural Medicine InstituteThe Villages, FLNatural Healthcare Without Harmful Drugs. We provide you and your family with a safe, natural health care alternative that won’t require harmful drugs or painful surgeries. Owned by Dr. John Andrew Podlaski ’79.
Creativity Coaching AssociationTelluride, COThe Creativity Coaching Association, CCA for short, is an international organization that trains and certifies Creativity Coaches around the world. We are the leading online Creativity Coach Training Program in the world. Owned by Heath Down ’09.

Home Repairs & Home Improvement

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Micro Apps Group Inventions (MAGI)Colchester, VTHi-tech solutions to the personal safety pandemic in America. We patent and license safety innovations. Owned by Jack Scully ’69.
Otter Creek AwningsWilliston, VTEstablished in 1976, Otter Creek Awnings provides shading solutions to residential and commercial clients in Vermont, Upstate New York and Western New Hampshire. Owned by Sarah Kerr Larson ’04.
AMX Cooling & HeatingPleasantville, NYWe are residential and commercial Heating and Air Conditioning contractors with 24/7 service capability. Owned by Tony DiGuglielmo ’90.
Plumbing Solutions, Inc.Dedham, MAWe have proudly been providing residential plumbing & heating services to the Metrowest area of Boston for over 35 years. Owned by Chandler Smalling Sullivan ’06.$25 off any service call for SMC Alumni. Please give our office a call at 781-326-6004.
Fine Home Solutions by Brady LLCMadison CTWindow and door sales and installation featuring Pella, Marvin, Andersen and Therma Tru brands. Owned by John Brady Jr., ’70.Cost plus 10% on window and door materials until 6/30/23
Fish Window CleaningWallingford, CTResidential and Commercial Window Cleaning Services. Owned by Kevin O’Rourke ’76.
Leese Flooring Supplies, Inc.Manchester, CTLeese Flooring Supplies, Inc. is a third generation family owned business that sells professional quality machines and supplies specifically for installing, sanding and refinishing hardwood floors. Owned by Daniel Connors ’14.

Education

BusinessLocation About the BusinessSpecial SMC Coupon
Theater Plus!Marshfield, MAWe offer after school and summer camp programs to actors and techies from preschool through high school. Owned by Stacey Erikson Shanah ’93.
10 Ring LLC, DBA Pelkey’s ArcherySt. Albans, VTFull service archery pro shop with indoor & outdoor ranges. Sales, Service and Instruction Service. Only Vermont JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program, which was developed in order to provide this country’s youth with a safe, disciplined archery training program. Owned by John Fleury ’10.
Educators MusicCape Coral, FLWe are a retail musical instruments and accessories store and also provide music lessons. Owned by Christopher Durso ’80.Purple10