Franklin County businesses step up to offer scholarships

Franklin County businesses step up to offer scholarships

Innovative program encourages local students to continue education WINOOSKI (May 3, 2017) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation today announced a new scholarship for Franklin County students, funded by two local businesses. MED Associates, based in Fairfax, and Vermont Precision Tools, located in Swanton, have each contributed to […]

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May
02

10 Year Farm to Plate Plan Gets New Hires

Promotion and new hire to coordinate the Vermont Farm to Plate Network’s progress implementing the 10-year Farm to Plate food system plan. Montpelier, VT – Vermont’s Farm to Plate food system plan to increase economic development and jobs in Vermont’s farm and food sector and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters is currently in its […]

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Apr
24

Corporate Execs Look To National Life CEO For Mission-Driven Advice

Mehran Assadi Leads Conference Board Business Strategy Event National Life CEO Mehran Assadi introduced his philosophy of mission-driven business leadership this week to a group of executives assembled by The Conference Board. Assadi, in a keynote address at the Conference Board’s Third Annual Strategic HR Conference, told executives that they need to clearly define their […]

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Apr
24

Children’s Literacy Foundation Awards $25,000 Year of the Book Literacy Grant to Ten Elementary Schools in New Hampshire and Vermont

Waterbury Center, VT — The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) has selected ten elementary schools in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive its Year of the Book grant for the 2017-2018 schoolyear. The grant is intended to promote a culture of literacy within schools and encourage a love of reading and writing among children. Eligible elementary […]

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Apr
24

Capstone Community Action announces $65,000 Raised for Fuel and Food Assistance Through new Fuel Your Neighbors program, powered by VSECU

Barre, VT – Capstone Community Action announced today the success of its first-ever winter fundraising campaign, Fuel Your Neighbors, designed to raise critical funds for fuel and food assistance for Central Vermonters in need. The campaign, launched on Giving Tuesday in November 2016, set a lofty fundraising goal of $50,000. With the support of general […]

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Apr
23

Nedde Real Estate Brokers Lease Willow House, LLC

Shelburne, VT – Fernando Cresta from Nedde Real Estate has assisted all parties in the leasing of 1,500 square feet of retail space to Willow House, LLC by owner Shelburne Inn, LLP. Willow House is a gift shoppe featuring vintage, antique and new treasures for the home and beyond.

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Apr
23

Capstone Community Action hires Chief Financial Officer

(Barre, VT) Capstone Community Action announced that Colleen Lafont was hired as the new Chief Financial Officer. This position has a critical role in fulfilling the Capstone leadership team. Colleen has worked at Capstone for 27 years and during this time she has held the roles of Controller and Grants and Contracts Accountant.  Colleen brings […]

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Apr
23

VTDigger Hires Community Editor, Membership Coordinator

VTDigger has hired two new staffers — a community editor and a membership coordinator.Michael Dougherty has been tapped as VTDigger’s community editor. He is in charge of comment review, social media engagement and multi-media productions. Dougherty is a D.C.-area native and studied journalism and music at New York University. Prior to joining VTDigger, Dougherty spent […]

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Apr
23

Local Officer Carries the Heartbeat into the World at Special Olympics Games

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded last week in Graz and Schladming, Austria. Among the Vermonters represented at the Games was Bruce Merriam, an officer with the Stowe Police Department and Co-Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Vermont.   “I’m having an awe-inspiring Final Leg experience. Incredible!” reported Merriam […]

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Apr
22

Union of Concerned Scientists Ranks Vermont Second in Nation for Clean Energy Momentum

A new report entitled “Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress” and published by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlighted Vermont for its success in developing a clean energy economy. Vermont ranked second nationally, only bested by California. The report scored states on 12 metrics in the three broader areas of technical progress, direct visible effects […]

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