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

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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Jul
01

Ice Cream that Gives Back! Lake Champlain Chocolates & Vermont Creamery create Benefit Batch 2020

Burlington, VT –  Certified B Corporations Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) and Vermont Creamery have teamed up to create a limited-edition Benefit Batch of ice cream to support the Vermont Foodbank.  Maple Crème Fraiche and Chocolate Crème Fraiche will be available only on July 3rd, with 100% of the proceeds going to the VT Foodbank. During this time of […]

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Jun
29

CEOs, Speaking Out on Racial Justice is Expected from You! (Frank Sadowski)

Once upon a time, we may have fooled ourselves into believing that business leaders just needed to pay attention to their businesses and let others focus on the social issues of the day. If that ever was true, it is crucial for you and your business to know that time is long gone. Today, the […]

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Jun
25

Vermont Senate Votes to Approve Critical Climate Bill

A coalition of business and environmental organizations released the following statement today after the Vermont Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the Global Warming Solutions Act. The groups commend President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, Majority Leader Becca Balint, Chairman Senator Bray, members of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and the Climate Solutions Caucus for […]

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Jun
23

Lend Your Voice to Vermont/National Commute Survey

From CATMA, CCRPC and VTrans:  The commutes of many Vermonters have changed significantly due to COVID-19, with many shifting to telecommuting. Now that workplaces are starting to open back up, transportation planners in Vermont are interested in understanding the potential changes in work travel. Transportation partners across Vermont invite you to provide feedback on how […]

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