Members in the News

Oct
16

VSECU Kicks off Annual Program Where Members Direct $50,000 to Vermont Non-Profts

Vermont non-profits are invited to apply for funds now through November 24  MONTPELIER, VT – VSECU is announcing the annual launch of We Care 2, a member-directed giving program that distributes $50,000 to Vermont non-profit organizations. Now through November 24, VSECU is accepting applications from Vermont-based non-profit organizations that make a positive and direct impact on […]

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Oct
13

Solar project with Encore Renewable Energy, Green Mountain Power, brings Middlebury College closer to 100 percent renewable energy goal

Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined representatives from VBSR Gold member Middlebury College, fellow member Encore Renewable Energy, and Champion member Green Mountain Power (GMP), the state of Vermont, and the town of Middlebury on October 12 to break ground on a new five-megawatt solar project in Middlebury that will provide the College with about 30 percent of […]

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Oct
13

Business Culture Consultants Chosen to Provide Executive Coaching, Services, to the UN High Commissioners for Refugees Office in Guatemala

Business Culture Consultants has been chosen to provide executive coaching, team facilitation, and skill-building services to the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees office in Guatemala. Business Culture Consultants Founder and Owner Flip Brown states, “It is a profound honor to be working with the world citizens of the United Nations as they support the […]

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Oct
12

Local Motion Bike Ferry Announces Opening Day

Burlington, VT – Local Motion Inc. is excited to announce the installation of two new interpretive signs on the Island Line Trail at the Allen Point Access Area on South Hero. The project is funded by a 2019 Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership Local Heritage Grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. The project was also […]

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Oct
12

New England Federal Credit Union Makes $3 Million Gift For BIPOC Homeownership

The lack of access to homeownership for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) has been no accident. In the United States several policies such as exclusionary zoning, discriminatory lending and real estate practices, redlining, and others based in racism prevented BIPOC homeownership. Vermont hasn’t been immune: white Vermonters are almost three times more likely […]

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Oct
12

Sign onto the Organizational Support Letter to Show Support for Universal School Meals

VBSR members believe that all children in Vermont deserve universal school meals because it is one of the easiest steps to take to ensure that all kids make the most of their education and are best prepared to positively impact their community! Business leaders, please sign onto our Organizational Support Letter to show your support […]

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Oct
08

Darn Tough Cuts the Ribbon on a New Knitting Facility, and Jobs, in Waterbury, Vermont

WATERBURY – Darn Tough is trying its best to keep up with the explosive growth it has seen over the past five years while remaining in Vermont. With that in mind the company opened a new sock knitting facility in Waterbury Thursday that will increase production by 35% when it’s fully up and running early next year. “Our new Waterbury […]

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Oct
07

Darn Tough Donates Proceeds to Vermont Foodbank

With cold weather coming, nothing feels better than a pair of warm sock and a hot meal. In Northfield, Vermont, the sock company VBSR Gold member Darn Tough Vermont is hard at work providing both. For years, the company has partnered with fellow VBSR member the Vermont Foodbank. During the pandemic, it began making special pairs […]

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Oct
07

Green Mountain Solar: Part of the solution to achieving 40% nationwide clean energy by 2035

Blog piece from VBSR member Green Mountain Solar: Vermonters never turn away from a good challenge, so when President Biden announced his national target renewable energy goal to increase from the current 5% to 40% by 2035, the Green Mountain state’s ears perked. According to the recent Solar futures study produced by the U.S. Department […]

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Oct
06

KSV Industry Expert Interview with Mamava’s CEO & Co-Founder Sascha Mayer

Earlier this year, VBSR member KSV sat down with fellow VBSR Champion member Sascha Mayer, CEO and Co-Founder of Mamava, Inc., a fellow B Corporation and women-owned company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding. Over the past several years, Sascha and her co-founder Christine Dodson have built a successful, mission-driven company that advocates for […]

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