VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Mamava

Feb
18

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Mamava

Mamava joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet and Prosperity Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that Mamava 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 Vermont professional community for protecting […]

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Feb
10

Agency Will Employ Blockchain Tracking Technology For 2020 Hemp Season

Vermont company Trace will deploy first-in-the-nation hemp tracking system The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) recently finalized a strategic contract with Vermont based company Trace, to utilize the company’s blockchain-based platform with a secure soil-to-shelf hemp registration, licensing and enforcement tracking system.  This first-in-the-nation hemp tracking system will allow the Agency to […]

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Feb
06

Union Mutual Triples Plunge Fundraising Record

Union Mutual was proudly represented by over 60 employees, independent agency partners, vendors, friends, and family members in the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Burlington Waterfront. With the widespread support of hundreds of donors, the “Union Mutual Popsicles” were able to set yet another new high-water […]

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It’s time to walk the walk – let’s launch paid family leave

By Jen Kimmich, Co-founder & CEO, The Alchemist and Sascha Mayer, Co-founder & CEO, Mamava We’re at a pivotal point in Vermont on paid family leave. We have a bill that has passed both chambers of the Legislature and today it is sitting on Governor Scott’s desk. As we wait to see what the Governor will […]

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Jan
27

At the Root is turning ONE!

We’re celebrating ONE year of AT THE ROOT!!! Just about a year ago, on January 25, 2019, I launched my business; At the Root! A big thank you to all who came to the opening; it was a lot of fun, and wonderful to start this adventure with new and old friends. Since then, At the Root has been […]

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Jan
23

Vermont Companies Support Employees’ Call for Urgent Climate Action

More than 100 workers descend on State House, press lawmakers to act on climate Some of Vermont’s most iconic companies gave employees time off today to lobby policy makers at the Statehouse in Montpelier.  More than 100 employees met with elected officials and called on the Governor and the legislature to make climate change a […]

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Jan
21

‘Making Spaces Safer’ Workshop and Book Discussion Feb. 18, Fletcher Free Library

Big Heavy World, the Fletcher Free Library, and the Vermont Department of Libraries invite you to read ’Making Spaces Safer’ a handbook that empowers people of any age to be helpful in the face of public harassment that is gender or LGBTQ-related. Author Shawna Potter sings in the Baltimore punk band War On Women and […]

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Jan
15

Happy Vermonters: Kate McCabe Reinvents Her Career and Finds Sweet Success

Kate McCabe’s love for maple sugaring began when she was a child growing up in New Hampshire. Her neighbors were hobby sugarmakers in the town of Moultonborough near Lake Winnipesaukee. Whenever the steam was billowing from the sugarhouse, nine-year-old Kate would walk over after school for a Dixie cup of syrup. On weekends, her family would visit […]

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New State Government Resource to Help Vermonters Address Sexual Harassment and Workplace Discrimination

Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, announced new resources available today from the Workplaces For All public education program, workplacesforall.vermont.gov, to make workers, employers, and all Vermonters aware of laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, where to find information, strategies for prevention, and ways to address sexual […]

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City Market Moves to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags

Starting April 20, 2020, City Market Will Remove Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags City Market is excited to share that as of Monday, April 20, 2020, they will eliminate single-use plastic carryout bags at both store locations. In years past, they have temporarily removed all single-use carryout bags during Earth Week and distributed 25,000 free, reusable […]

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