Members in the News

Nov
18

Champlain Investment Partners becomes a VBSR Gold member

Champlain Investment Partners is an independent, employee-owned asset management firm headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. Champlain has a charitable ventures program with a mission to partner with exceptional organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Chittenden County and the greater Vermont Community through high impact philanthropy in the following areas: education/child care, substance abuse, […]

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Nov
18

Vermont Federal Credit Union becomes a VBSR Gold member

At Vermont Federal, we are passionate about making a difference in the communities that we serve, and we continue to be an active participant and contributor to a variety of charitable initiatives such as Feed Your Neighbor with the Vermont Food Bank, Pitchin’ for a Purpose with the Lund Family Center, and Vermont Special Olympics. […]

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Nov
18

Downstreet Launches New Podcast – Community Pulse with Eileen Peltier: A Localized Beat on Social Progress in Vermont

Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet), Central Vermont’s premiere non-profit affordable housing and community development organization, has launched a new podcast, Community Pulse with Eileen Peltier. The show features in-depth conversations with community members, partners, influencers, and leaders about exciting initiatives, local news, and the future of Central Vermont through the lens of social progress. […]

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Nov
17

VBSR Champion member VEIC has released their 2019 Impact Report

In May 2020 we introduced the new VEIC—a corporate commitment to make an impact, and a response to the pivotal social and environmental changes that are shaping how we deliver on that commitment. This report is one way we’re putting our commitment into practice. We begin with our performance in 2019, demonstrating how we held […]

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Nov
12

VSJF Project – Local Food Resiliency in Vermont

 Our project Communities all around Vermont are creating, discovering and revisiting strategies for building a more secure, accessible and resilient local food system. These projects showcase thoughtful planning and community connection. They are rooted in place-based thinking. We invite you to draw on these ideas and collective wisdom as you think and plan around food, […]

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Nov
11

Getting to Know Aqua ViTea Founder, Jeff Weaber

Meet Jeff Weaber, founder of Aqua ViTea Kombucha in Middlebury, Vermont. Jeff’s vision is to bring naturopathic principles of vitality and wellness to the masses. Learn about the early days of the Kombucha industry circa 2007 and Jeff’s journey from craft beer brewer to Vermont entrepreneur. Craft Beer Brewing in the Post-Grunge Heyday In 2004, […]

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Nov
11

National Life and Sodexo Work to Provide Hundreds of Thanksgiving Meals

Montpelier, Vermont – National Life Group and Sodexo are joining forces to provide a free Thanksgiving meal to those who need one in Montpelier. The team is working with Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club which led this tradition for the past 47 years. “Thanksgiving looks a lot different this year,” said Mehran […]

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Nov
09

Cookies for Good Celebrates 10 Years and Over $100,000 for Homeless Prevention – with Sugarsnap, Cabot

by Abbey Duke of Sugarsnap It all started with a cookie. Well, nine of them. Plus three creative, forward-thinking local organizations: one large business, one small business and one non-profit. Now, 10 years and over 300,000 cookies later, Cookies for Good has raised more than $100,000 for the Committee on Temporary Shelter’s homeless shelter and prevention […]

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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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