Rosalie J. Wilson Business Development Services

Specializing in marketing, business planning, and business development for farms, non-profits, and small businesses.

Rose Headshot
Since 2004 Rose has provided business plans, strategic plans, feasibility studies, market research, market development, and marketing plans, and provided grant writing services for over 200 farms, businesses, and organizations. Rose’s mission is to make a difference on a local level: helping build a strong, sustainable, local economy; encouraging a sense of community; and minimizing our collective impact on the environment.  Rose’s passion is working with agricultural producers, small businesses, and non-profits and seeing them succeed.

Prior to founding her business, Rose was Business Development Manager for Harpoon Brewery, stewarding the launch and growth of Harpoon Brewery in northern New England, including starting the Harpoon Brewery Beer Garden, the Harpoon Point to Point Tour, and the Harpoon New England Barbecue Championships.  She was also a National Sales Manager and Vertical Market Supervisor for Geographic Data Technology, and led the company’s vertical market segmentation.

Stanstead baccalaureate speech

Stanstead College Baccalaureate 2008

Rose presented the 2008 Baccalaureate address at her high school alma-matter, Stanstead College, and has presented on business planning and marketing at numerous conferences.

Rose has served on several boards and committees.  She is on the NOFA Loan Committee, was a Trustee for Stanstead College, and sat on the Board of Directors for the Upper Valley Community Credit Union. Rose is a member of NOFA-VT, the Vermont Fresh Network, Rural Vermont, and the VT Council on Rural Development.

Rose holds her BA from Dartmouth College, and is a citizen of both Canada and the United States.

Key Assets

  • Relationship building
  • Team approach
  • Optimism and enthusiasm
  • Listening skills
  • Long-lasting results
  • An appreciation for community, nature, animals and farms
  • A genuine concern for client success and satisfaction

Notable Highlights

Preserve America Grant

Preserve America Grant

Rose was selected to participate in “Moving Vermont Agriculture Forward,” an effort created by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the John Merck Fund to provide a succinct process of identifying key leverage points to advance the Business Development for Vermont agricultural products, 2008

Rose represented the town of Windsor, accepting a Preserve America grant from First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush and U.S. Secretary of the Interior, the honorable Dirk Kempthorne in the Cannon House Capitol Building, Capitol Hill on July 12, 2007


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