Two VBSR Members Working Together to Deliver Meals to the Homeless during Stay Safe, Stay Home

Mar
30

Two VBSR Members Working Together to Deliver Meals to the Homeless during Stay Safe, Stay Home

An update from Anna Grearson at Union Mutual: Union Mutual, a property-casualty insurance carrier founded in 1874 in Montpelier, VT on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors, has been purchasing 100 meals/week from two local restaurants: Pinky’s on State and Langdon Street Tavern. These two well-loved establishments have then donated the meals to our neighbors […]

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Mar
27

Generator, OVR Technologies and partners rapidly prototyping PPE for medical community

BURLINGTON: Generator, a makerspace in Burlington’s South End, is prototyping personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to requests from the UVM Medical Center. Generator and some of their medical, educational, manufacturing, and engineering partners are working to immediately start producing equipment including face shields, N95 masks, and ventilators to protect medical professionals on the frontlines of […]

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Mar
27

Vermont Glove shifts production to make masks

RANDOLPH, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Glove is waving goodbye to gloves for now. The Randolph company stepped up to help in the wake of the coronavirus, shifting its production to make masks for health care workers and first responders. The 100-year-old company is getting orders from local and state police, Vermont’s corrections department and private companies. […]

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Mar
25

VSECU offers Emergency Loan for Members

As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, we are aware that many of our members are facing financial difficulties due to loss of work. This Member Emergency Loan is designed to specifically help members who are struggling financially as a result of the crisis. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME TO APPLY Thanks to a unique partnership with The Vermont Community Foundation, […]

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Mar
24

Caledonia Spirits is on its Way to Leading the Effort to Equip Vermont with Hand-Sanitizer

Below is an update from Caledonia Spirits: How this got started:  1. Small distilleries like Barr Hill are wondering how we’re going to get through this now that restaurants and bars have closed. We sent our entire team home last week but have continued to keep everyone on payroll with full benefits. 2. Making hand sanitizer […]

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Mar
24

Help Sugarsnap Vermont Provide Lunch to the COTS Daystation

Sugarsnap is mobilizing our staff and resources to provide meals for people in need in our community. And we are asking individuals and businesses to help us do it. To start, we will be providing a nutritious, hearty lunch for COTS’ Daystation. For $6 per meal ($300 per day; $2,100 per week), Sugarsnap can provide this […]

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Mar
24

Free Help For VT Business Owners

If you want help for your business with how to weather the coronavirus and even come out of it stronger, VBSR members Sam Markewich and Brendan Coyne, Business Coaches and owners of Downtown Up, LLC, are offering a free 30-minute strategic planning session by phone – no salesy stuff, just real help. The free call […]

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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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SBA Announces Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Non-Profits

The Small Business Administration has made disaster assistance available to businesses and non-profit organizations in the following Vermont counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Grand Isle, Orange, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor. These counties have been declared in association with SBA disaster declarations in adjoining states. Earlier this week, Governor Scott requested that the SBA declare […]

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Mar
20

VBSR Offers Webinar Series for Business and Organization Leaders

VBSR is pleased to share a webinar series designed to provide businesses with resources and tools as they respond to the impacts of the developing Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. These webinars are open to VBSR members and non-members alike. Upcoming VBSR Webinars:   Organizational Restructuring During COVID-19 part of leadership development webinar series with Hickok […]

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