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Nov
10

VSECU, FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF BOSTON AWARD $100,000 IN GRANTS TO VERMONT NONPROFITS

[PHOTO CAPTION] Paul Costello leads a Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) community visit. VCRD is one of the recipients of a Jobs for New England Recovery Grant. Seven Vermont nonprofits receive Jobs for New England Recovery Grant Program funding MONTPELIER, VT—VSECU is distributing $100,000 in grants to seven Vermont nonprofits significantly impacted by COVID-19. […]

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An Election Day Message from VBSR

As our country carries out the 2020 election in the midst of a pandemic and Vermonters brace for what will surely be an eventful week, VBSR calls for unity, civility, and patience as state and local officials take the time to count all votes during this unique election season. Over these last few months, Vermonters […]

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Sep
28

CCS short-listed for global impact award

Champlain Community Services (CCS), a VBSR member nonprofit based in Colchester, recently advanced to the short-list for the prestigious international Zero Project Award 2021, recognizing innovative practices and policies in employment for people with disabilities. Each year, the Zero Project finds and shares Innovative Practices and Policies that help improve the lives of persons with disabilities. CCS […]

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Sep
21

Windham Grows Farm & Food Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for BIPOC-focused 2020-2021 Cohort

BRATTLEBORO, VT — Windham Grows, a food and agriculture business accelerator that connects entrepreneurs with mentoring, industry connections and support, is accepting applications for its winter 2020-21 program. This upcoming program is geared toward growing the businesses of BIPOC entrepreneurs. “In the interest of creating equity in our food systems, and our continuing work to […]

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Vermont House Overrides Governor’s Climate Veto

September 17, 2020 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Vermont’s House of Representatives successfully voted to override Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act today. The bill will require Vermont to reduce its climate-damaging emissions while simultaneously creating jobs, improving community resilience, and reducing energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities. A coalition of groups in support […]

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Sep
09

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals Launches Women in Food Systems Webinar Series

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals program launches 6-part webinar series celebrating women leaders in Vermont’s food system ShiftMeals announces “A Force to be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT’s Food System” a webinar series running from September 10th to October 15th. The 6-part series will highlight the work, leadership and experiences of women in Vermont’s food system […]

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CATMA Telework Tools to Assists Now & In the Future

At this time, employers are faced with redefining, adapting and rebuilding their work places and work force. Many employees, including essential workers, have continued to commute to work. There is also a large employee population who have been working from home for months and will likely continue to do so indefinitely. As employers move forward with an increase in employees working remotely, CATMA has been evaluating how we can best support businesses […]

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Sep
01

UP for Learning’s Getting to Y (GTY) Program Awarded National Best Practice Designation

UP for Learning is proud to announce that Getting to ‘Y’ (GTY) has received national designation as a Best Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has also recognized GTY as an Evidence-based Practice. The AMCHP Review Panel, comprised of experts in public health and […]

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STERLING COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS

STERLING COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS Craftsbury Common, Vt. –– Aug. 14, 2020 –– Six members of the Sterling College Board of Trustees have been elected to serve as officers. Peter Chehayl, MBA, CPA; Chair. An alumni parent, Chehayl was first elected to the board in 2005, and served four terms as treasurer before […]

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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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