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Can You Construct or Donate N95 Masks?

N95 Masks Are Desperately Needed N95 masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are needed by medical facilities throughout Vermont. If your company has the capacity to  construct – or donate – N95 masks, please call call the State Emergency Operations Center as soon as possible at (800) 347-0488. For other information related to […]

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Mar
20

VBSR Offers Webinar Series on Coronavirus Response Resources for Businesses

VBSR is pleased to share an upcoming webinar series designed to provide businesses with resources and tools as they respond to the impacts of the developing Coronavirus pandemic. These webinars are free for VBSR members and $20 for non-members. VBSR Webinar Series: Coronavirus Response Resources for Businesses   Transitioning your Business to a Remote Workplace […]

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VT Digger offers free Underwriting Package to VBSR members for COVID-19 communications

VTDigger has been working around the clock to deliver the most timely updates on COVID-19. It is crucial that Vermonters be informed on new developments. It is also important for Vermont businesses to be able to communicate and inform their customers on closures, services, etc. As an extension of our reporting as a public service, we […]

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Mar
17

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Union Mutual

Union Mutual joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet and Prosperity Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that Union Mutual will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 730 members who work to foster a business ethic that sets a high standard within the […]

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Utilities halt disconnections during coronavirus crisis

Three of Vermont’s largest electric utilities, and its sole natural gas utility, will stop disconnections through the end of April, citing potential financial hardships customers may face from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Green Mountain Power, which provides electricity to approximately 266,000 customers, announced Sunday evening that it would be “suspending collections activities” through April […]

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Mar
17

GMT COVID-19 Update: Stay home if possible, Free bus fare until April 1st, Some service suspended

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, GMT would like to offer the following updates to our passengers. To begin, if passengers are able to stay home, please do so. We’re here to get nurses, doctors, child care workers, first responders, transit workers, and anyone else who needs us where they need to go, safely. […]

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Mar
16

STERLING COLLGE’S SCHOOL OF THE NEW AMERICAN FARMSTEAD LAUNCHES FOUR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN WINE, CHEESE, SUSTAINABLE FOOD CRAFT, AND FARM & GARDEN MANAGEMENT

Sterling College’s School of the New American Farmstead Launches Four Professional Certificate Programs  Wine, Cheese, Sustainable Food, and Farm & Garden Management All On The Menu for Professionals and Individuals; Credits for Dietitians Offered CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––March 10, 2020— A cheese cave, a castle vineyard, a hotel on the Point Reyes National Seashore, a Vermont […]

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Mar
13

VBSR Offers Resources & Webinar for COVID-19 Planning & Practices

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is offering suggested employer practices, employee practices, organizational planning resources and other resources related to planning and preparation for the effects of COVID-19. The primary goals of the organizational approaches are: caring for employees and their families taking actions necessary to maintain mission-driven organizations. VBSR has developed a planning checklist […]

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Windham Grows Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Next Cohort 

Windham Grows Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Next 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 spring/summer 2020 program. Windham Grows is part of Strolling of the Heifers, whose mission is connecting people with healthy local food, […]

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Feb
19

Members Championing Change: Villanti Printers

Since Villanti Printers opened our doors in 1959 we have been committed to doing business the right way: producing vibrant, high quality print and mail, sustainably. In addition to producing dynamic, impactful work for our clients, Villanti believes that ensuring the health of the planet and cultivating a high-quality team and workplace is simply the […]

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