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Oct
16

Next Generation Wood-Based Textiles Offer Northern Forest Market Development Opportunities

The potential for wood to replace plastic in woven and nonwoven textiles is progressing rapidly, offering new market development opportunities across the Northern Forest region, according to a new Market Opportunity Assessment commissioned by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF).  Forest to Fiber: Next-Generation Pathways for Vermont and Regional Leadership in Wood-Based Fiber and Textiles, […]

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Oct
10

Food Connects: Creating a Regional Food System, One Warehouse at a Time

Food Connects in Brattleboro, Vt. is among a group of New England food hubs that are building a sustainable, regional supply chain. Richard Berkfield, executive director of Food Connects, has a vision that someday soon, Vermont farmers and food producers will be able to supply more food to more people in the region. In doing […]

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Sep
28

Fuse Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by American League of Bicyclists

Fuse Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by American League of Bicyclists The award-winning youth marketing agency in Vermont joins more than 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.  The League of American Bicyclists recognized Fuse in September 2023 with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it […]

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Sep
28

Gov. Scott Appoints David Epstein to the VT School Construction Aid Task Force

Governor Scott has appointed David Epstein, AIA, of TruexCullins, to the Vermont School Construction Aid Task Force, a group created by the Vermont Legislature to examine issues relating to Vermont school construction aid. David has been a longtime advocate for Vermont public schools and has worked for many years to reinstate a new Vermont school […]

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New England Federal Credit Union and VSECU Commit $250,000 in Grants for Flood Disaster Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2023 MEDIA CONTACTS: Simeon Chapin, Head of Social Impact NEFCU/VSECU 802-371-5123 schapin@vsecu.com New England Federal Credit Union and VSECU Commit $250,000 in Grants for Flood Disaster Relief Immediate Relief and Long-Term Support for Individuals, Families and Businesses Ravaged by Floods Montpelier, VT – In a coordinated effort, New England Federal […]

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NEFCU and VSECU Partner with the Vermont Community Foundation on Flood Disaster Recovery Loan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2023    MEDIA CONTACTS:  Simeon Chapin, Head of Social Impact  NEFCU/VSECU  802-371-5123  schapin@vsecu.com  Molly Walsh   The Vermont Community Foundation  802-388-3355 ext. 264 mwalsh@vermontcf.org       NEFCU and VSECU Partner with the Vermont Community Foundation on Flood Disaster Recovery Loan  Supporting Vermonters with Interest-Free Member Emergency Loans      Montpelier, VT […]

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May
02

Going for Gold: Restaurants with Local Flavor Shine During Gold Barn Month!

Going for Gold: Restaurants with Local Flavor Shine During Gold Barn Month! Vermont Fresh Network Announces Locally-Sourced, Limited Release Menu Items with Gold Barn Member Restaurants RICHMOND, VT –  Farm to table dining is a quintessential Vermont experience – and this May, Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) is celebrating their Gold Barn designated restaurants across the […]

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Apr
05

VSJF’s DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator selects Energy 2023 cohort

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2023 cohort of the Vermont-based DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator. Eight early-stage energy companies from across the U.S. and Canada will work directly with Vermont utilities to contribute to Vermont’s 90% renewable by 2050 and Burlington’s Net Zero by 2030 goals over three […]

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Apr
05

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund releases a Business Sense training series for entrepreneurs and small business owners

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) released the first set of modules of its new Business Sense series, next level tools for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Business Sense is a no-fluff source of information that gets right to the heart of what small business owners need: essential tools and relevant resources to help their […]

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Feb
22

Mickey Wiles Wins Recovery-Friendly Workplaces Award

Mickey Wiles, CEO and founder of Working Fields, has received the 2023 Tammy Bushell Award for making substantial contributions to creating recovery-friendly workplaces in Vermont. The award was presented by Tammy Bushell, the award’s namesake and a longtime Working Fields client, on Recovery Day. “This award is only possible because of all the work done […]

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