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Feb
01

VBSR Member News Roundup 2/1/23

These member news highlights were first featured in the 2/1/2023 newsletter. Little Patakha: On a mission to look beyond stereotypes by telling stories that celebrate people in all their nuances, Little Patakha’s products continue to expand their distribution in Vermont through specialty gift and bookstores across the state. Also available online, the company’s narratives celebrate […]

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Jan
19

VBSR Member News Roundup – 1/18/2023

These member news highlights were first featured in the 1/18/23 newsletter. Vermont Arts Council: The Vermont Arts Council has announced $3,692,500 in awards to 49 creative sector organizations and businesses in its first round of funding through the Creative Futures Grant Program. Supported by $9 million from Vermont’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act, […]

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Jan
06

VBSR Member News Roundup – 1/4/23

Champion Member VEIC’s CEO, Rebecca Foster, in a video address introducing the organization’s 2021-2022 Impact Report. (video still courtesy of VEIC) These member news highlights were first featured in the 1/4/23 VBSR Newsletter. VEIC: For 35 years, Champion Member VEIC has sought to make energy work harder – and smarter – for people and planet alike. They […]

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Get Outside and Have Fun During Blue Cross Snow Days

Get Outside and Have Fun During Blue Cross Snow Days Berlin, Vermont — Banish the winter blues this year by participating in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont’s Snow Days event, taking place at ten locations around Vermont from January 28 to February 12. Blue Cross, Vermont’s only local, non-profit health plan, holds its […]

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Jan
05

Working Fields Expands Unique Staffing Model to Massachusetts

Trailblazing Staffing Agency ‘Working Fields’ Expands to Massachusetts Mission-driven staffing agency Working Fields is expanding operations to Massachusetts, the organization announced this week. The company acquired Greenfield-based alternative staffing agency Harmon Personnel Services (Harmon) from Community Action Pioneer Valley (CAPV) on December 25, 2022. The acquisition will go into full effect in January 2023. “Our […]

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Dec
19

Datta, Hamilton, and Sibilia appointed to Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Board

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the appointment of Aditi Datta of Winooski, Jean Hamilton of Plainfield and Laura Sibilia of Dover to the VSJF Board of Directors. VSJF is a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development in the agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy and environmental technology sectors. […]

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How Can Upper Valley Businesses Survive in a Changing Climate? Climate Group Explores This Topic in December 7 Virtual Forum  

  How Can Upper Valley Businesses Survive in a Changing Climate? Climate Group Explores This Topic in December 7 Virtual Forum   November 15, 2022, White River Junction, Vt. – The changing climate is bringing many challenges for businesses, including extreme and more variable weather, water restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and measures by the government […]

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Nov
10

BED Announces ARC Industries Pilot to Pioneer Leading-Edge Wind Turbine at Burlington International Airport in Pursuit of Net Zero Energy

The Burlington Electric Department (BED), joined by Mayor Miro Weinberger, ARC Industries Founder and CEO Robert Monteith, and leaders from Burlington International Airport (BTV) and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, recently announced a partnership with ARC Industries to pioneer ARC’s new, leading-edge wind turbine – The Orb – at BTV in pursuit of Burlington’s goal […]

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Oct
24

DeltaClimeVT climate economy accelerator seeks entrepreneurs for Energy 2023 cohort

The DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator is seeking innovative, early-stage, energy companies addressing the decarbonization of buildings, transportation, heating and industrial processes through electrification, biofuels or other renewables.   Entrepreneurs 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 months of intensive […]

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Oct
06

Wheels for Warmth Enters 17th Year with a New Central VT Location; Aims to Keep Homes Warm and Usable Tires Out of the Landfill

For Immediate Release Contact:  Yvonne Lory, Capstone Community Action Phone: (802) 479-1053 Email: ylory@capstonevt.org Contact: Vicki Loomis, BROC Community Action Phone: (802) 665-1721 Email: vloomis@BROC.org Contact: Jason Rouse, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Phone: 802-862-2771 ext. 744 Email:  jrouse@cvoeo.org     Wheels for Warmth Enters 17th Year with a New Central VT Location; Aims to […]

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