Members in the News

Sep
14

With Planned Growth on Hold, the Skinny Pancake Doubles Down on Strengthening Local Food Systems

Benjy Adler turned 39 on Friday, March 13. It was an ominous time. Six days earlier, the state of Vermont announced its first case of the coronavirus. Three days after Adler’s birthday, Gov. Phil Scott ordered all restaurants in the state to stop offering in-house dining, effective the next day, to curb the spread of […]

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Sep
09

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals Launches Women in Food Systems Webinar Series

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals program launches 6-part webinar series celebrating women leaders in Vermont’s food system ShiftMeals announces “A Force to be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT’s Food System” a webinar series running from September 10th to October 15th. The 6-part series will highlight the work, leadership and experiences of women in Vermont’s food system […]

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Sep
09

Feeling into the DNA of Racism

by Rae Carter, Founder, EmpowR, and VBSR Board Member This summer has been one of listening to BIPOC voices and feeling how racism unintentionally manifests in my thoughts and behaviors. White centering, saviorism, and optical ally-ship are some of the behaviors I need to be mindful of and how they can show up as micro […]

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Sep
09

VBSR Welcomes Gardener’s Supply Company as a new Champion Member

VBSR is pleased to welcome the employee-owned, mission-driven enterprise, Gardener’s Supply Company as a new Champion Member. As a founding member of VBSR, Gardener’s Supply not only believes that social, environmental, and human policies are essential for a regenerative economy but that a business has the responsibility to drive change with their own business practices and platform. […]

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CATMA Telework Tools to Assists Now & In the Future

At this time, employers are faced with redefining, adapting and rebuilding their work places and work force. Many employees, including essential workers, have continued to commute to work. There is also a large employee population who have been working from home for months and will likely continue to do so indefinitely. As employers move forward with an increase in employees working remotely, CATMA has been evaluating how we can best support businesses […]

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Sep
01

UP for Learning’s Getting to Y (GTY) Program Awarded National Best Practice Designation

UP for Learning is proud to announce that Getting to ‘Y’ (GTY) has received national designation as a Best Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has also recognized GTY as an Evidence-based Practice. The AMCHP Review Panel, comprised of experts in public health and […]

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Aug
31

Sugarsnap’s Emergency Feeding Operation

An update from Sugarsnap, by Abbey Duke: We recently received a voicemail that has given me perhaps more satisfaction than any other feedback I’ve gotten in my 16 years of running Sugarsnap. The anonymous caller, who is currently living in one of the hotels where we are delivering meals, phoned to thank us for providing “quality […]

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Aug
25

CVOEO ANNOUNCES HIRE OF RACIAL EQUITY DIRECTOR

CVOEO ANNOUNCES HIRE OF RACIAL EQUITY DIRECTOR Burlington, VT: The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) is proud to announce that the organization has hired, Virginie Diambou, formerly of the Republic of Congo as their Racial Equity Director. Diambou will lead and facilitate the work of CVOEO’s Racial Equity Committee made up of board […]

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Aug
18

Lake Champlain Chocolates Launches New Chocolate Bar Collection inspired by Nature

Chocolate Preserves & Protects Life’s Restorative Moments BURLINGTON, VT: Indulge. Restore. Repeat.  This is the mantra of Lake Champlain Chocolates’ (LCC) new line, the Restorative Moments Chocolate Bar Collection.  Inspired by nature and crafted from organic and fair trade certified extra-dark chocolate, the Vermont chocolatier’s line was born from the desire that chocolate should preserve and protect restorative […]

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Aug
11

Ursa Major Announces B Corporation Certification

Ursa Major, a clean skincare company making forest-infused, adventure-inspired essentials, proudly announced its newly-earned B Corp certification, solidifying the company’s ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on people and planet. By joining the Certified B Corp community, Ursa Major becomes part of a global movement of for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a […]

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