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Capstone Community Action Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Fuel Your Neighbors

Capstone Community Action Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Fuel Your Neighbors A campaign providing emergency food and heating assistance for central Vermonters this winter (Barre, VT) Capstone Community Action’s Fuel Your Neighbors campaign, in partnership with VSECU, exceeded its fundraising goal by raising $300,000 to support emergency food and heating assistance to vulnerable Vermonters, surpassing the […]

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Small Business Member Spotlight: Big Heavy World

Photo: Big Heavy World volunteers, high school students Mollie Allen and Cadence Gentley, interviewed author Shawna Potter on 105.9FM The Radiator in 2020. Shawna Potter is a Baltimore-based musician who gives workshops that offer a better understanding of gender, LGBTQ, and identity-related harassment in public spaces and how to prevent and address it when it […]

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Mar
15

VBSR Board Member Launches Healing and Social Justice Enterprise

Plainfield, VT — Rae Carter, a cancer and trauma survivor, announces the launch of EmpowR, a healing and social justice enterprise centered in co-creating personal and cultural transformation. Services and educational programs are designed to empower and affect heart-centered change in our personal lives and cultures to make space for healthier bodies and a more […]

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Small Business Member Spotlight: WANDERNESS

Hullo! I’m Amanda, and I live in Montpelier with my partner and two kiddos. At the end of 2020, I launched a travel-themed candle brand, WANDERNESS. As an avid globetrotter and returned Peace Corps volunteer, I wanted to create a business that celebrated travel. Scent is a powerful trigger of nostalgia, so I decided to build […]

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Mar
02

Casella Honors Sustainability Leaders

CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS RECOGNIZES SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS Eight customers honored across seven areas of excellence   RUTLAND, VT – (February 25, 2021) Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CWST) is pleased to announce that eight of its customers were recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony. The customers were […]

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Jan
19

Trabulsy, Billings Join Professional Financial Associates

COLCHESTER, VT, January 19, 2020 – Professional Financial Associates, LLC (PFA) in Colchester is pleased to announce the addition of financial representatives Abraham Trabulsy and Kylie Billings to its team. Abe Trabulsy is a recent graduate of the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont. During his four years at UVM, Abraham was […]

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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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