STERLING COLLEGE APPOINTS HEIDI MYERS AS ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

STERLING COLLEGE APPOINTS HEIDI MYERS AS ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Craftsbury Common, VT –– Aug. 3, , 2020 –– Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications. Myers, from Lake Willoughby, VT, is a graduate of Champlain College, and worked for twenty years as the custom sales and marketing strategist for […]

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Jul
29

VBSR Welcomes Chroma Technology as New Champion Member

Bellows Falls-based Chroma Technology Corp. is not just a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the photonics industry, but a 30-year leader in social justice, employee ownership, community service, and people-first workplaces. Paul Millman, who co-founded Chroma in 1991 and recently retired, received VBSR’s Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business in 2016 to honor both his commitment […]

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Jul
22

Norwich Technologies Wins U.S.Department of Energy Grant for Solar Power Research and Development

Norwich Technologies Wins U.S. Department of Energy Grant for Solar Power Research and Development $1.1 Million Grant Will Help Vermont Small Business Commercialize a Hybrid Concentrating Solar-Thermal and Photovoltaic System Using Thermal Storage to Deliver 24/7 Renewable Power WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT, July 20, 2020 –Norwich Technologies announced today that the company has been awarded a […]

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Jul
22

Windham Grows Helps Food and Agriculture Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19 Economic Fallout

  In response to the COVID crisis and with the help of sponsors like Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, TD Bank, The Thompson Trust, and WhistlePig we have launched a one to one business consulting program with a focus on recovery and resiliency. The most immediate help we can offer is business counseling to rebound, recover and regain momentum. Over […]

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Jul
15

A Braver Little State – Opinion piece by Paul Dragon, CVOEO Executive Director

When I was 10 years old, I was riding my new bike with my cousin in Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. The park borders South Providence, referred to then as the “ghetto” and comprised of mainly Black people while just north was our neighborhood in Cranston: white, Catholic, and struggling economically. The dividing […]

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Jul
08

CVOEO Announces New Executive Director

PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING CVOEO’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAUL DRAGON Over the past 15 years, Paul has worked at the Agency of Human Services in several roles, including the Deputy Secretary for the Agency, the Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and currently as the Director for Field Services. In each of these […]

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Jul
06

Commercial Space Available in Montpelier

RENOVATED IN 2015! This 1592 sq. ft. commercial space has just been vacated and is ready for your business! Previously used as a child care center, this space includes a kitchen area, bathroom, and beautiful pebble patio in the back. This is a great location on Barre Street in Montpelier close to Main Street and […]

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VBSR Holds Virtual Town Hall on Racial Justice

Burlington, VT – Yesterday, 300 business and organization leaders from across the VBSR network joined an important and dynamic discussion on racial justice and equity issues in Vermont. Speakers Xusana Davis, Sherwood Smith, and Tabitha Moore, shared insights, guidance, and perspective for Vermont businesses and organizations to consider as they learn about and work to […]

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Jul
01

In collaboration with Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity, The Alchemist has released an Action Plan to dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond.

The Alchemist brewery, based in Waterbury and Stowe, Vermont, has made public an Action Plan to help dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond. Jen and John Kimmich, co-owners of the world renowned craft brewery, have acknowledged the part that businesses have historically played in upholding and enabling systems of institutional racism. The Alchemist team “has made a […]

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Jul
01

STERLING COLLEGE FARM CREATES FOOD HUB TO HELP SMALL GROWERS AND REDUCE FOOD INSECURITY

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––July 1, 2020––Throughout the pandemic, the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Sterling College––home to the campus farm––, has been busy, growing and expanding its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program while observing COVID-specific health and safety procedures. But of all the adaptations implemented during this unprecedented time, “perhaps the […]

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