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Feb
16

Baby Bonds Proposal is Government Working at its Best

This commentary is by Kristin Warner, Public Policy Manager for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact. Sources for claims made in this essay can be found here. Vermont sets the national standard for […]

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Jan
31

Vermont Farm to Plate Releases Food Security in Vermont: Roadmap to 2035

For two years, over 600 Vermonters contributed their personal expertise on food security to develop a Food Security in Vermont: Roadmap to 2035. The Farm to Plate Network’s Food Security Priority Strategy Team led the Roadmap development presented the completed Roadmap on January 24, 2024 to the Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Vermont […]

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Jan
24

Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Welcomes High School Students for A Summer Learning Adventure

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is now accepting applications for the 2024 offerings of its residential summer programs. Passionate and curious Vermont high school students are invited to apply and can attend for as little as $10. This year, GIV will be offering eight different summer Institutes including Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & […]

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Jan
16

VBSR member agency helps youth with disabilities aim high

A “sponsor spotlight” article recently uploaded to VTDigger reports that, “For too long, opportunities and expectations for youth with intellectual disabilities and autism – and the expectations they set for themselves – were modest. Strong and expanding partnerships between Vermont Care Partner network agencies, schools, state government, and Vermont employers have opened the door for […]

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Jan
02

Matthew Bushey Named Managing Principal of TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

TruexCullins has announced that Matthew Bushey, AIA, LEED AP is advancing to the role of Managing Principal of the firm as of January 1, 2024. He will succeed David Epstein, AIA, who has served as Managing Principal for the past 11 years. Epstein will remain with the firm and will continue to lead the Education […]

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Dec
13

New England Food Vision Prize Awards Funds to Salvation Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Theresa Snow Salvation Farms, Executive Director 802-888-4360 Info@salvationfarms.org MORRISVILLE, VT New England Food Vision Prize Awards Funds to Salvation Farms Preserving surplus produce to aid sourcing local food for schools Photo Caption: Jeff Brynn, Director of Food Service for Lamoille South Supervisory Union received a sample of frozen product from Salvation […]

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Nov
16

An Impact Investor’s Musings: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Investing in Rural Communities

By Janice St. Onge, President, Flexible Capital Fund, L3C Since 2011 I’ve been running the Flexible Capital Fund, L3C (the Flex Fund), a for-profit, impact investment fund and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). The Flex Fund provides flexible, patient risk capital in the form of revenue based financing, debt and equity, to growing companies in […]

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Nov
16

MACLAY ARCHITECTS WILL BECOME VERMONT INTEGRATED ARCHITECTURE – MACLAY STUDIO

Maclay Architects and Vermont Integrated Architecture, P.C. (VIA) are excited to announce that Maclay Architects will become “VIA – Maclay Studio” as of January 1, 2024. The staff at Maclay Architects will become VIA employees at that time. Nationally-recognized as a pioneer of sustainable architecture, Bill Maclay has been practicing in the Mad River Valley […]

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Oct
31

DeltaClimeVT climate economy accelerator seeks entrepreneurs for Energy 2024 cohort

The DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator is seeking innovative, start-up and/or seed stage, energy companies offering innovative products or services aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to help Vermont meet its climate goals. During Energy 2024, entrepreneurs will work directly with Vermont utilities who are looking to deploy innovative services and technologies […]

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Oct
16

Next Generation Wood-Based Textiles Offer Northern Forest Market Development Opportunities

The potential for wood to replace plastic in woven and nonwoven textiles is progressing rapidly, offering new market development opportunities across the Northern Forest region, according to a new Market Opportunity Assessment commissioned by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF).  Forest to Fiber: Next-Generation Pathways for Vermont and Regional Leadership in Wood-Based Fiber and Textiles, […]

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