Husband and wife entrepreneurs leave Quincy and relocate businesses to Colchester
Vermont Business Magazine The State of Vermont has made a strong pitch to get business owners to relocate here; even offering an incentive of $10,000 if certain conditions are met. Although they didn’t qualify for the incentive, that did not stop the husband-and-wife team of Christine and Jeremy Baldwin from picking up stakes and leaving Quincy, MA (suburban Boston) and relocating to Colchester.
This husband-and-wife team of Jeremy and Christine Baldwin are each business owners. Christine is founder/principal at Redhead Media (http://redheadmedia.com), a media buying and marketing firm with clients throughout New England and beyond and which just celebrated its 15th anniversary. She is an experienced media strategist with more than twenty years working with clients both locally and nationally. The firm’s services include strategic planning, media buying and negotiating, marketing analysis, programmatic buying and more. Her clients come from the educational, medical, dental, technology, arts/cultural venues, and financial sectors. Her clients includes New England Conservatory, Northeastern University, Peabody Essex Museum, Clark University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Four Points Sheraton, Viessmann Manufacturing, Oxfam America, Welch & Forbes, Massage Envy and Exeter Hospital.
Jeremy and Christine Baldwin
For Christine, the relocation to Vermont is a homecoming. She is a native of Barre, and has strong roots here in the state. Her brothers, David and Steve Roy, are principals in the architectural firm Weimann Lamphere, located in Colchester. For her husband Jeremy, it’s a relocation to a place where he has visited many times with his wife during their years of marriage.
Jeremy’s business, J. Baldwin Photography (baldwinphotography.com), has been focused not only in his native Massachusetts (he is a native of Cape Cod) but his work has taken him across the United States, with a portfolio that includes people and places. He studied both at Cape Cod Community College (MA) and the Hallmark Institute of Photography.
For the couple, it’s the start of a new adventure. They sold their home in Quincy, MA and purchased a home in Colchester, which also serves as the virtual headquarters for both of their businesses. There are some logistical issues, which bring both of the Baldwins back to the Boston area based on photographic assignments and media meetings with clients. Their goal is to continue to service their existing clients in Massachusetts and elsewhere while seeking to build their clientele in Vermont.
They have begun to get involved in some business and networking groups, including Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (www.vbsr.org), Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, and for Christine, Vermont Womenpreneurs (http://vtwomenpreneurs.com).
Christine says, “We both love Vermont. I grew up here, have family here, and am thrilled to be back here fulltime. Jeremy, although a native of Cape Cod, has grown to love Vermont over the years and he’s eager to build his business here as well.”
She added, “In addition to the scenic splendor of Vermont, another big bonus is that there’s a lot less traffic here than we’re used to. We used to travel here to visit family and friends on many weekends. Now, our trips back to Massachusetts just serve to reverse the commute.”
Christine and Jeremy have both been encouraged by the networking opportunities they have found in the greater Burlington area. “This is a thriving community and we are excited to continue to meet our neighbors and fellow business owners,” said Jeremy Baldwin.
The offices of both Baldwin Photography and Redhead Media are located in Colchester, VT.
Source: COLCHESTER, VT, ISSUED APRIL 25, 2019…Redhead Media