Vermont Family Owned Business Transitions for Continued Future Success
Newport, VT -Al's Snowmobile is an international leader in the sales of new and used snowmobile, ATV and UTV parts, as well as complete machines. Al Briere and his family have worked tirelessly since 1984 to grow the rural company into a remarkable global business and a critical piece of Newport’s economy.
Recently the time came to transition the business to the next generation. In September 2014 NCIC partnered with Community National Bank and Vermont Economic Development Authority to provide a lending package for Al’s son Scott Briere, his wife Carole, and Al’s daughter Denise. This purchase was key to keeping this in the Briere family.
"NCIC's variety of services including financing and Business Support Services, have been vital during this very critical transition period for our business."
-Scott Briere, Co-owner of Al's Snowmobile
It was also time to upgrade and redesign the website to include improved online ordering, accurate inventory control, mobile-device capabilities and search engine optimization. NCIC was able to help with this as well through the Cost-Sharing Business Support Services Program.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to help Scott, Carole and Denise purchase Al's Snowmobile and stay with them to help advance their impact through the website. It is exciting to structure a means to help ensure their success moving forward," stated Dave Keenan, NCIC Business Resource Manager.