Happy Anniversary!

We have a lot of traditions at Vermont Teddy Bear, from our holiday spirit week to our bocce league but our favorite is celebrating an employee’s 10-year anniversary with a custom Teddy Bear. With the help of the employee’s close colleagues our Bear Designer creates a Teddy Bear just for them to highlight their fun, unique and amazing personality. Here are just a few-

  • Whenever you have a chance to poke fun at your boss in front of the whole company you have to do it. I love that the people I work with know me well enough to create the perfect mini-me. And my bear has Giants tickets - so lucky!

    -Adam S., 12 Years at VTB

  • I enjoy exploring the beauty of Vermont by bike and I was a proud hockey mom for many years. Those might be the only reasons to have a bear dressed in bike gear and wearing hockey skates!!

    -Katie L., 16 years at VTB

  • My Teddy Bear is dressed this way to capture the many outdoor activities I enjoy. In the fall I combine my hiking pastime with foraging for honey mushrooms. The mushroom accessory is my favorite.

    -Jack R., 10 years at VTB

  • I'm a big GOT fan, as are many of my coworkers, and over the course of time a few began referring to me as the Mother of IC, which is why my bear is dressed like Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons. Instead of a dragon, my bear comes with a stuffed kitty because I have two cats. She carries a colorful notebook and pen to match my own collection of brightly patterned office supplies.

    -Emma L., 10 years at VTB

  • As an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast my Bear is dressed in on of my classic bicycle outfits. On the weekends and all summer long I love going on long bike rides in Vermont, during the week I jump on my bike and commute to work. My bear also includes a '2nd place' cross country ski medal, this medal represents my continuous 2nd place to my co-worker in the local Wednesday Night ski race.

    -Jason B., 15 years at VTB

  • My husband and I love to ride motorcycles and he owns a powersports vehicle sales and service shop called BC Motorsports to help fuel this love. So in my spare time, I help Brad run his business by doing all of the book keeping. This is why my co-workers designed an iconic motorcycle mama bear for me.

    When we purchased a Polaris dealership back in 2006, she accompanied me on the journey and has sat on my desk there every since.

    -Monique C., 23 years at VTB

  • I Survived Ten Years!

    The theme behind my bear was that I had survived the extremely busy Holiday sales peaks and Company milestones during my ten years here at VTB. Plus I was a fan of the TV reality show Survivor especially when there was a local contestant, Kathy O'Brien on the show to support.

    -Mary S., 25 years at VTB

  • Horses have always been my passion, so I am thrilled to have a Teddy Bear who resembles my horse and me at one of our events. I love how the fur matches the color of my horse and the bear's paw is embroidered with my horse's name "Wallace".

    -Cathy C., 22 years at VTB