Members Championing Change: Northfield Savings Bank

Jul
31

Members Championing Change: Northfield Savings Bank

Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867 and the largest independent bank headquartered in Vermont, not only has a legacy of servicing the community but remains deeply engaged to this day. In 2018, donations totaled more than $600,000 to local nonprofits, and they proudly donate 10% of their annual earnings to Vermont communities. This tremendous support […]

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Jul
29

Capstone Community Action hires New Director of Community Economic Development

Capstone Community Action hires New Director of Community Economic Development Capstone Community Action announced that Elizabeth “Liz” Scharf was hired as the new Community Economic Development Director. As a member of Capstone’s leadership team, Liz will work to support and grow programs that advance economic security for low income Vermonters through financial coaching, asset building, […]

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Jul
26

Funding Available for Field Practices to Improve Water Quality on Vermont Farms – Over $500K will Support Farms and Vermont Clean Water Goals

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is reminding Vermont farmers interested in cover cropping assistance to apply by August 1, 2019. The Agency is offering more than $500K in funding for Vermont farms through the Farm Agronomic Practice (FAP) Program. The FAP Program invests state funds in soil-based agronomic practices to improve […]

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Jul
25

VBSR & High Meadows Fund Launch 4th Changemakers Table – Young Professional’s Network for Vermonters Committed to Positive Change

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and the High Meadows Fund (HMF) are preparing to launch the fourth annual Vermont Changemakers Table professional network for mission-driven young Vermonters. The Changemakers Table is designed to help cohort members meet with and learn from experienced Vermont professionals who have used their careers to influence the state’s environmental, […]

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Jul
22

The Skinny Pancake Produces Second Annual Big Tiny Love: A Festival for Kids

THE SKINNY PANCAKE TO PRODUCE SECOND ANNUAL ‘BIG TINY LOVE’ KIDS FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME FESTIVAL  The Skinny Pancake is excited to be putting together the second annual Big Tiny Love festival on July 29th as part of the 12th annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. This free family-friendly event will focus […]

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Jul
18

Members Championing Change: The Alchemist

In addition to brewing delicious world-renowned beer, The Alchemist is a powerful example of a business with commitment to the environment, its employees and the community. As a leader in waste reduction & responsible water use, they encourage other brewers to do the same through the Vermont Brewers Association. Their deep commitment to employee health […]

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Jul
17

Sixth Annual Do Good Fest Raises $50,000 For Cancer Patients

National Life’s sixth annual Do Good Fest attracted an estimated 10,000 people on Saturday and raised $50,000 for cancer patients. “We had an awesome crowd here on our hill this weekend to Do Good while also having a lot of fun,” said Mehran Assadi, chairman, president and CEO of National Life. “We were thrilled that […]

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Jul
16

VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The Vermont Department of Labor formally announced today the launch of its newly designed website. The revamped site, which went live on Monday, July 8, 2019, offers users an uncluttered design and streamlined layout that is easier to navigate, and provides an overall more customer-focused experience. “The primary goal of building this new website was […]

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Jul
15

Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Fund Grants Now Accepting Applications through Vermont Community Loan Fund

The Vermont Community Loan Fund is now accepting applications for Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures (BBSBF) 2019 grants. The fund was created in 2002 by the Vermont legislature to increase the quantity and quality of child care and early education programs in Vermont. Since 2006, the fund has awarded over $1,388,987 in grants to […]

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Jun
28

Opening Doors for Vermont’s Kids: Georgia’s Next Generation – Vermont Community Loan Fund Lends $522K in Q1 2019

Sarah Leblanc seems never to have encountered a closed door she couldn’t open. Take, for example, the challenges she encountered when starting up Georgia’s Next Generation, her new early care & learning center. Located in Georgia, Franklin County, where need for quality early care & learning programs is among the highest in the state, Sarah’s […]

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