NORTH ADAMS — Small-business accelerator Lever has expanded its series of business challenge events to Vermont, with the Bennington Intrapreneur Challenge. The challenge will award $25,000 to an established business in Bennington County in Vermont with an innovative idea to grow revenue.

The challenge is open to any Bennington County company with less than $500,000 in annual revenue; proposed innovations must be aimed at growing revenue, not reducing costs.

The application deadline is Nov. 19. To apply, visit