Members in the News

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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Aug
06

Apply. Nominate. Run.

Right now, there are three ways you can get involved and participate along with us in creating and sustaining a dynamic community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce. APPLY for a Community Grant The Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund grants provide financial support to central Vermont businesses, organizations, and initiatives […]

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Aug
05

Union Mutual a 7-time Best Places to Work honoree

MONTPELIER – Union Mutual is proud to announce it was recently named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Company has received this award, achieving its highest-ever overall rank of third out of 13 winning organizations within the Medium (100-249 employees) category. The 14th annual list […]

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Jul
29

VBSR Welcomes Chroma Technology as New Champion Member

Bellows Falls-based Chroma Technology Corp. is not just a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the photonics industry, but a 30-year leader in social justice, employee ownership, community service, and people-first workplaces. Paul Millman, who co-founded Chroma in 1991 and recently retired, received VBSR’s Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business in 2016 to honor both his commitment […]

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Jul
22

Windham Grows Helps Food and Agriculture Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19 Economic Fallout

  In response to the COVID crisis and with the help of sponsors like Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, TD Bank, The Thompson Trust, and WhistlePig we have launched a one to one business consulting program with a focus on recovery and resiliency. The most immediate help we can offer is business counseling to rebound, recover and regain momentum. Over […]

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Jul
08

CVOEO Announces New Executive Director

PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING CVOEO’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAUL DRAGON Over the past 15 years, Paul has worked at the Agency of Human Services in several roles, including the Deputy Secretary for the Agency, the Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and currently as the Director for Field Services. In each of these […]

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Jul
06

Commercial Space Available in Montpelier

RENOVATED IN 2015! This 1592 sq. ft. commercial space has just been vacated and is ready for your business! Previously used as a child care center, this space includes a kitchen area, bathroom, and beautiful pebble patio in the back. This is a great location on Barre Street in Montpelier close to Main Street and […]

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Jul
01

In collaboration with Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity, The Alchemist has released an Action Plan to dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond.

The Alchemist brewery, based in Waterbury and Stowe, Vermont, has made public an Action Plan to help dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond. Jen and John Kimmich, co-owners of the world renowned craft brewery, have acknowledged the part that businesses have historically played in upholding and enabling systems of institutional racism. The Alchemist team “has made a […]

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