Members in the News

Oct
27

Want to have an impact? Three things small businesses may consider

Life in Vermont is pretty good. On average, we are a collective that appreciates a thoughtful approach to getting things done. From a business perspective, this may not seem profound, but there’s an extra layer to our businesses the P&L Statement doesn’t calculate – our intentions. As business owners, communicating our good intentions is a […]

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The Vermont Dept. of Health 2022 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open!

The 2022 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open! These awards recognize efforts by Vermont employers to promote employee wellness. All worksites are encouraged to apply, even if you are just starting with your wellness initiatives! Applications are due on January 31st, 2022. We will notify applicants by February 1st, 2022. Please email ashwinee.kulkarni@vermont.gov with any […]

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Oct
26

UVM Researchers Team Up with Casella to Uncover the Suitability of Packaged Food Waste for Organics Recycling

More than one-third of food waste in Vermont is still packaged—a sticky situation when it comes to mandatory diversion of food waste away from landfills under the state’s new Universal Recycling Law. Act 148 banned food scraps from landfills beginning in July 2020. Researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) have partnered with Casella Waste Systems to […]

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Oct
21

Vermont Federal Credit Union delivers food and supplies in celebration of International Credit Union Day

Burlington, VT – On October 21, 2021, Vermont Federal Credit Union will join over 56,000 credit unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day. ICU Day highlights the many ways that credit unions across the world help members improve their financial health and well-being. In celebration of International Credit Union Day, Vermont […]

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Oct
21

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Named “First-Generation Family Enterprise” Award-Winner by University of Vermont

Waitsfield brewery wins prestigious distinction from University of Vermont Grossman School of Business  Waitsfield, VT. (October 18, 2021) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids has been named the 2021 First-Generation Family Enterprise Award winner by the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business’ Family Business Institute. Established in 2011, the UVM Family Business Awards honor four local, […]

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Oct
21

Following national trend, Vermont brewery turns carbon emissions into beer bubbles

Fans of Heady Topper, one of Vermont’s first popular craft beers, can now consume the brewery’s carbon emissions. Carbon dioxide, a gas that contributes to global warming, is one of two main byproducts created during the brewing process. Brewers also need carbon to make the drink fizz. Many large-scale breweries have capitalized on that situation, using […]

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Oct
20

Green Up Vermont Receives $79,834.60 From the Chittenden Solid Waste District

Williston, VT – The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is pleased to announce that Green Up Vermont will be receiving $79,834.60 for the third and final Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) awarded by CSWD and approved by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. This project will fund a grant program to supply and install refillable water bottle stations in […]

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Oct
18

Hunger Free VT: School meal programs need your help! Sign up to Volunteer

Does your business support employees in volunteering? School meal programs need your help! Hunger Free Vermont recently heard from the Agency of Education that many School Nutrition Programs in VT are understaffed to the point where they have had to stop providing extra meals to children who are not enrolled (such as children being home-schooled […]

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Oct
16

VSECU Kicks off Annual Program Where Members Direct $50,000 to Vermont Non-Profts

Vermont non-profits are invited to apply for funds now through November 24  MONTPELIER, VT – VSECU is announcing the annual launch of We Care 2, a member-directed giving program that distributes $50,000 to Vermont non-profit organizations. Now through November 24, VSECU is accepting applications from Vermont-based non-profit organizations that make a positive and direct impact on […]

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Oct
13

Solar project with Encore Renewable Energy, Green Mountain Power, brings Middlebury College closer to 100 percent renewable energy goal

Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined representatives from VBSR Gold member Middlebury College, fellow member Encore Renewable Energy, and Champion member Green Mountain Power (GMP), the state of Vermont, and the town of Middlebury on October 12 to break ground on a new five-megawatt solar project in Middlebury that will provide the College with about 30 percent of […]

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