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May
12

Vermont General Assembly Establishes Covid Paid Leave Grant Program

Montpelier, Vt. (May 12, 2022) – The small business community and members of Main Street Alliance and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility applaud the Vermont General Assembly on the passage of S.11, a workforce and economic development bill that would establish a program to provide wage replacement for workers experiencing loss of work for reasons […]

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May
09

VNRC, VPIRG, VCV and VBSR Respond to Governor Scott’s Veto of the Clean Heat Standard

Montpelier, Vt. (May 6, 2022) – With a late-Friday swoop of the pen, Governor Scott’s veto of the Clean Heat Standard (H.715) disregards years of hard work to design an approach to strategically and equitably transform the fossil fuel heating sector, undercutting implementation of Vermont’s first legally-required Climate Action Plan, which identified this policy as pivotal […]

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Apr
20

32nd Annual VBSR Conference Set for May 11th at Hula

Participants to Explore The New Workforce, Humanity & Belonging, and The Purpose Economy Burlington, Vt. (April 20, 2022) – Registration is open and the keynote speaker is set for the 32nd Annual Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Conference, “Rising Together,” which will be held on May 11th at Hula, the award-winning lakeside coworking and […]

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Apr
11

Immerse Yourself in an Inspiring Cohort Experience; Apply to the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2023

March 31, 2022 – As Vermont transitions away from the pandemic, leaders who value a strong network of support to move forward will find the greatest success. After such a challenging, exhausting, and at times isolating, two years, there is strength now to be gained from comradery. Strong leadership rooted in the value of peers […]

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Apr
04

A Burlington Entrepreneur Plans to Launch an Amazon Rival With a Buy-Local Mission

Bill Calfee had no work experience in the tech sector when he dreamed up Myti. Founded in 2020, the e-commerce platform will soon enable online shoppers to buy from retailers in their own communities and get their products delivered in two days or less. Consumers will have no membership dues, while local retailers — or “shopkeepers,” […]

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Mar
31

BIPOC Business Roundtables Coming in April and May

Brattleboro — Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity will host a series of virtual BIPOC Business Roundtables during April and May of this year. These Roundtables will inform recommendations on how the State of Vermont, technical assistance providers, and the BIPOC business community itself might best serve the needs of this growing segment of Vermont’s […]

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Mar
24

Union Mutual Raises Over $85,000 for Special Olympics Vermont

MONTPELIER – Union Mutual was proudly represented by nearly four dozen employees, independent agency partners, and family members at the Burlington Waterfront for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Vermont on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The Union Mutual Popsicles were the event’s leading fundraiser for the fourth year in a row, with a grand […]

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City Market Awards $35,000 in Co-op Seedling Grants to 5 Vermont Non-Profits

Burlington, VT — City Market is excited to invite members of the media to visit our South End store on Friday, March 25th at 10am to congratulate our 2021 Co-op Seedling Grant recipients and launch our 2022 Grant process. This year’s Co-op Seedling Grant program was funded through City Market’s successful Rally for Change program. […]

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Mar
22

Press Release: Reaching Energy Equity Goals with GreenSavingSmart

For Immediate Release         Contact: Kelsey Gibb, Capstone Community Action Financial and Energy Coaching Initiative Statewide Team Lead Email: Kgibb@capstonevt.org Cell: 802-249-2184 Main Line: 802-479-1053   Reaching Energy Equity Goals with GreenSavingSmart New Program Maps the Way to Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings for Eligible Vermonters (Barre, VT) – Capstone Community Action launches GreenSavingSmart, a new […]

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Feb
08

Governor Scott Recognizes Salvation Farms

Vermont’s Executive Department Recognizes Salvation Farms for lighting the way and being a ray of kindness and goodwill. In a letter dated December 21st 2021, Vermont’s Governor Phil Scott thanked Salvation Farms for its efforts to spread joy and kindness. Accompanying the letter was an official Executive Department Recognition for the organization’s work to reduce […]

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