Dunkiel Saunders was founded by lawyers with a commitment to improve the world around us, and that commitment remains at the core of our practice today. Over the years we’ve built a national reputation for skillfully handling a wide variety of legal matters. Our practice focuses primarily on environmental, energy, health care, intellectual property, telecommunications, nonprofit, and business law, and we also provide legal services in a range of other related practice areas.
The attorneys that make up our team have extensive experience working in the public interest as government regulators, state agency administrators, and municipal attorneys. We have also served as nonprofit advocates, judicial clerks, and business advisors. We rely on our diverse experience to help clients better understand the law and its practical application, stay on the leading edge of change in their industries, and succeed in their respective business or mission.
In each matter we handle, our work is inspired by the good work of our clients, and we approach each case with a personal commitment to provide the highest-quality legal services available in our fields of practice.
As a testament to our commitment to balancing profit and purpose, we have become a Certified B Corporation® – having achieved rigorous standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. This accomplishment displays that the mission which our firm was founded on, to make our community and world a better place, has continued to develop and grow.
Founded in 2007 as Encore Redevelopment and renamed Encore Renewable Energy in 2015, our philosophy, since inception, has been to create harmony between the natural and built environments that foster sustainable economic growth, environmental awareness, and community enrichment. As a certified B Corp, we align our business practices with these values every day as we focus on clean, renewable energy and the development of undervalued land, including landfills, brownfields, parking lots and rooftops.
Encore specializes in the development, financing, permitting, construction management and O&M of renewable energy projects.
Encore has significant experience in reclaiming undervalued real estate and incorporating integrated clean energy services solar projects, and deploying creative and groundbreaking approaches to bring ideas from concept to commissioning. Encore has an unparalleled development record of complex projects across our home state of Vermont and along the Eastern seaboard, making the Company one of the leading clean energy companies in the Northeast.
Since inception, Encore has provided turnkey renewable energy development, construction and financing services to distributed generation project owners and investors in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Encore manages all aspects of these complicated projects including design, engineering, permitting, financing, construction and asset management.
Let’s Grow Kids is the statewide movement to secure affordable access to high-quality child care for Vermont families by 2025. Our work is rooted in the belief that equitable access to high-quality early childhood education is our single best opportunity to prepare all children for success in life. The current global health crisis has made even more Vermonters painfully aware of the critical role that child care plays in our society. It is becoming clearer to all that child care is not an economic accessory; it is an absolute necessity to a thriving society and economy. To that end, our Business Strategy team works directly with employers to understand and address their employees’ child care needs and elevate the importance of early childhood education by engaging business leaders as public champions. Together we can build a stronger, more equitable, and sustainable child care system that works for all Vermont families.
Mascoma Bank was founded in 1899 by community members seeking ways to establish a healthy local economy. For over 120 years, Mascoma Bank’s foundation of mutuality has continued to be a force for positive change supporting communities to reach thriving sustainability. As a Certified B Corporation® we continue on our mission to be Best for the World®, a company where we don’t answer to stockholders, but respond to the needs of our communities, where we also live, work, and play.
The Source and Recruit Company™ offers a variable-cost, demand based talent acquisition solution that leverages best-in-class process, technology, and training to recruit exceptional talent, while often reducing agency spend by 40% or more. We curate engaging advertisements that attract quality applicants, source passive talent if necessary, and use innovative tools to assess and qualify semi-finalists based on their thinking styles, behaviors, and interests, helping hiring managers improve their interviews, make objective hiring decisions, and manage hires for long-term retention.
Every year, we help thousands of non-traditional students continue their education at the University of Vermont. Through collaborations with UVM’s various colleges and schools, we offer courses and programs to help you explore your options, whether you’re planning a career change, looking for personal enrichment or professional development, or preparing for an undergraduate or advanced degree.
TruexCullins is an integrated Architecture and Interior Design firm that provides creative, comprehensive solutions for regional, national and international clients. The firm’s expertise extends across five design studios in Workplace, Education, Residential, Resort, and Interior Design.
Our guiding philosophy is built on the belief that design has the power to transform communities and improve lives. For over 50 years, TruexCullins has pursued this vision, offering design solutions that provide value, comfort, and beauty.
United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT) unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger region. We proudly serve Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community’s most pressing issues. The problems facing our region are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors. For more information or to get involved, visit unitedwaynwvt.org.
Vermont Business Magazine is Vermont’s only source for statewide business information. Since 1972, VBM has published the latest and most accurate information and economic data available in the state. VBM’s monthly magazine, along with their annual Business Directory and Book of Lists, focuses on subjects such as Vermont’s largest companies ranked by sales, the largest employers, technology, construction, health, and travel and tourism news, to name a few. VBM hosts several events a year, including the most anticipated Made in Vermont Marketplace, which showcases a variety of Vermont-made products. VBM also publishes free daily business e-newsletters and weekly e-newsletters focused on newsmakers, health and environmental news. Our website, vermontbiz.com, Vermont’s only business to business website, is receiving over 105K visitors a month with over 85,000 page views. According to our latest readership survey, 70% of our readers who visit vermontbiz.com share stories from our website with friends and colleagues.
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Montpelier, develops creative approaches and innovative models that help transform Vermont’s economy in ways that sustain the well-being Vermonters, communities, and the environment. No single organization, business, or government agency can fully address the economic, social, and environmental challenges within the sectors they serve. That’s why VSJF builds collaborative relationships with partners, mission alignment with funders, and supports clients who create sustainable jobs in communities throughout Vermont. VSJF takes the long view by exploring climate change solutions and examining emerging trends, markets, products and industry level opportunities, while working with businesses right now to accelerate a path forward. VSJF serves the needs and interests of Vermont businesses, organizations, and government partners who are working hard to strengthen Vermont’s local and regional food system, rebuild the forest products industry, meet Vermont’s renewable energy goal, and invent clean technologies that benefit society. They focused on helping our human and natural environments thrive together now and for future generations in the face of climate change.
VGS offers more than 53,000 customers in Addison, Chittenden and Franklin counties clean, affordable and reliable thermal energy service, award-winning energy efficiency programs, home and business energy equipment service and maintenance, and a first-in-the-nation renewable option for families and businesses.
VGS leaders have worked tirelessly to find innovative solutions that will aggressively address climate change for our customers and the communities we serve, as well as maintain the safety, reliability and affordability that our customers expect from us.
In November 2019, VGS announced an ambitious and comprehensive strategy to transform the company and eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The company outlined three key strategies to achieve the near-term goal of a 30% greenhouse gas reduction in customers’ homes and significantly expanding renewable natural gas (RNG) for customers; and strengthening partnerships to advance projects such as district energy in Burlington and Middlebury, and a net zero home pilot program.
Listener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont’s only statewide public radio network, VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of our region.
VTDigger is a statewide news organization that publishes in-depth news reports on matters of public interest, and the only daily news organization in Vermont that publishes exclusively online. We reach 400,000 individual readers a month and post daily news stories about state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy. Our work has been recognized by the American Journalism Project as a national model for independent journalism.