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Introducing Montpelier’s Recovery Navigator


Montpelier Alive is pleased to partner with the Center for Women and Enterprise - a Small Business Administration partner - and the Montpelier Development Corporation to hire Jean Kissner as Montpelier’s Recovery Navigator. Jean will work with Montpelier Alive and Montpelier businesses over the next year as businesses help navigate recovery options, adapt to the new business environment, and reopen their doors for business.

In addition to being well-versed in the alphabet soup of PPPs and EIDLs and federal loans, Jean has over 20 years experience helping businesses smoothly grow their operations and respond to the demands of change. Jean’s speciality is in operations and business planning, and she is well-equipped to help businesses adapt their business models for the post-COVID world. Most importantly, Jean is kind, patient, and a good listener who you will feel comfortable working with. Thanks to our partnership with CWE, Jean can also refer people to other consultants whose services will be paid for, including e-commerce specialists, marketing consultants, etc. Jean can be reached at

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