Members in the News

Oct
28

ECFiber Plans 2021 Expansion in New Towns

Royalton VT, October 21, 2020: ECFiber will build over 160 miles of fiber‐ optic network in  towns of Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, West Fairlee and Windsor in 2021, according to a proposed budget released to its member towns this week. The budget also provides funding for 75 miles of network in Hartford and 40 miles of construction […]

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Oct
13

Vanguard Renewables recognized with Energy Vision awards for advancing adoption of low-carbon fuel

[New York, NY – October 9] Energy Vision (EV), a non-profit research institute which studies and promotes viable decarbonization technologies for energy and transport, held its 14th annual awards event last night (virtually this year due to Covid).  EV presented its annual awards for leadership and innovation in sustainability to three organizations that have helped advance adoption of […]

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Oct
13

Lisa L. Keysar elected as first female President & CEO of Union Mutual Insurance Company

The Board of Directors of Union Mutual Insurance Company voted unanimously last week to elect Lisa L. Keysar to the role of President and CEO. Keysar is the fifteenth person to assume the role and the first woman to head the Company since its founding in 1874. Keysar succeeds Michael Nobles who passed away this […]

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Oct
13

Accessible Web Launches Suite of Digital Accessibility Tools To Help Organizations Discover, Understand & Resolve Web Accessibility Issues

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our flagship product–Accessible Web Console–a suite of tools designed to help teams discover, understand and resolve web accessibility issues.  Since our launch in 2018, we’ve recognized the challenges that organizations are having with navigating the complexities of online ADA compliance and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). So, we created […]

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Oct
07

Groennfell Meadery: How a Small Business Can Support their Employee’s Right to Vote

By Ricky the Meadmaker at Groennfell Meadery  Small business is the core of our economy and voting is the heart of our democracy. As a business, we believe that it is our duty to support our staff’s right and ability to vote, and it’s a duty that we take very seriously. At Groennfell Meadery, our policy has […]

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Sep
30

Fossil Fuel Divestment Q&A with SunCommon

Fossil Fuel Divestment Q&A The Divestment Movement has been in the news recently with schools such as the University of California and University of Vermont making firm commitments to remove fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. Meanwhile, advocates continue to pressure other schools, businesses, and investment groups to divest their financial investments from fossil fuels, as every day […]

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Sep
28

CCS short-listed for global impact award

Champlain Community Services (CCS), a VBSR member nonprofit based in Colchester, recently advanced to the short-list for the prestigious international Zero Project Award 2021, recognizing innovative practices and policies in employment for people with disabilities. Each year, the Zero Project finds and shares Innovative Practices and Policies that help improve the lives of persons with disabilities. CCS […]

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Sep
23

Local Organizations to Host Food and Necessities Drive for At-risk Neighbors

Montpelier, Vermont – National Life Group and The Vermont Agency are joining forces to help those who are struggling by hosting a food and necessities drive on the Maple Tree Place green in Williston. “We’re happy to come together with National Life to help our neighbors during this difficult time,” said Megan Hand, Financial Advisor […]

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Sep
16

Socially Responsible Financial Advisory Firm, Greenvest, becomes a Certified B Corporation

September 09, 2020 – Greenvest, a socially and environmentally responsible financial advisory firm, is proud to announce they have officially become a Certified B Corporation®.  Greenvest joins the rapidly growing movement of more than 3,400 Certified B Corporations from 150 industries, across 71 countries, including companies such as Seventh Generation, King Arthur Baking Company, Patagonia, […]

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Sep
16

Deadline Extended: Mortgage Assistance Program for Vermonters

The Vermont Legislature has approved $5 million for Vermont homeowners who have struggled to make their mortgage payments during the last few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide up to three monthly mortgage payments directly to the servicer of the mortgage with a goal of preventing future foreclosure. Vermont […]

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