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Crisis Management—Plan to Thrive, The Inside Story of How One Company Did It Right – Northeast Delta Dental President & CEO, Tom Raffio

CONCORD, N.H.: Northeast Delta Dental President & CEO, Tom Raffio, recently released Prepare for Crisis—Plan to Thrive, The Inside Story of How One Company Did It Right, a book he co-authored with Diane Schmalensee, President of Schmalensee Partners. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Northeast Delta Dental’s management decisions were made with the safety and health of […]

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Jan
07

Holiday Fundraiser to Provide More Than 20,000 Meals While Supporting Interest in Local Clean Energy

WATERBURY, VT — Every year during the holiday season, SunCommon hosts an annual Holiday Giving campaign to shine light on important issues in our local communities. While the company’s core mission is addressing climate change through the installation of commercial and residential solar, this annual campaign uses the business as a force for good beyond […]

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Jan
05

Article featuring VBSR member Outpatch discusses how tourism impacts local communities

Can tourists be doing more to ensure their travel dollars actually end up benefiting the communities that host them? It’s no secret that Vermont’s economy benefits greatly from and is arguably dependent on tourism. Besides obvious links to the ski and outdoor industry, which so many tourists come to Vermont to enjoy, an incredible multitude […]

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Jan
03

Grid Fruit Founders Focus on Refrigeration to Help Cool the Planet

Brattleboro startup provides tools for grocers to optimize energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By Kelly Nottermann, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Passionate about climate change and sustainability, Jesse Thornburg and Javad Mohammadi met in Pennsylvania through their respective research on ways to reduce energy demand on the power grid—the key, they felt, to reducing […]

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Dec
13

Upper Valley Residents Celebrate Completion of two Local Community Solar Projects

White River Junction, Vermont Dec 13, 2021 – Twenty-five Vermont residential customers and two local Impact Investors are the proud co-owners of two new 150 kilowatt solar projects in Norwich, VT. The 25 local homeowners will have lower electric bills by receiving the net metering credits from the projects as offsets on their Green Mountain […]

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Dec
09

Birdseye Announces Release of New Monograph

Richmond, VT:  Birdseye, an architecture and building company in Richmond, VT, has announced the release of a new Masterpiece Series monograph: Bank Barn / Birdseye. ⁠This 200-page architecture coffee table book showcases their design sketches, architectural renderings, construction drawings, scale models, construction progress, and completed photography of this award-winning Woodstock residence. “Bank Barn showcases the […]

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Nov
30

Darn Tough Vermont Hits 1 Million Meals Donated to Vermont Foodbank

Brand donates 100% of online profits for what is needed most – Food   Northfield, VT (November 30, 2021) – Today, Darn Tough Vermont® hit the 1 million mark of meals donated to the Vermont Foodbank. Their long time relationship kicked off in 2003 with Darn Tough donating turkeys to feed the community. In 2017, the partnership took […]

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Nov
30

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Donates Over $78,000 to Local Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday

32 Nonprofit Organizations Ranging from Mental Health Advocacy to Cancer Research and Affordable Housing  Waitsfield, VT. (Nov. 29, 2021) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids is continuing their tradition of charitable support this Giving Tuesday with a donation of $78,500 to 32 nonprofit organizations statewide as part of the company’s Social Impact Program (SIP). Giving Tuesday is […]

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Nov
29

Vermont Federal Credit Union donated over $14,000 in celebration of “Giving Tuesday”

Burlington, VT – In recognition of the “Giving Tuesday” movement, Vermont Federal Credit Union recently donated over $14,000 to a variety of local charities and non-profit organizations. “At Vermont Federal Credit Union, we believe it is incredibly important to support our communities, especially during these challenging times” said Jean Giard, CEO. “We are delighted to […]

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Nov
22

Norwich Solar: Danville School to Benefit from Local Solar — Right Next Door

Continuing its 10 year focus of providing solar power projects to Vermont schools, Norwich Solar is pleased to announce that the Danville School, Cabot High School and Twinfield Union School will be receiving Net Metering Credits from a 500 kilowatt solar project built next to the Danville School. The solar project will further enable the […]

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