VBSR Champion Member King Arthur Flour extends benefits, launches Goodness Bakes, and sews masks to support community

Apr
15

VBSR Champion Member King Arthur Flour extends benefits, launches Goodness Bakes, and sews masks to support community

VBSR Champion Member King Arthur Flour have assembled a portfolio of benefits and policies to help protect the jobs and income of employee-owners. Those include – significantly extending the length of guaranteed paid time off, extending new time off benefits to cover caring for dependents facing health or schedule disruptions, including children whose schools have closed or other […]

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Apr
15

Lake Champlain Chocolates donates chocolate amid COVID-19

An update from Lake Champlain Chocolates: “A highlight for us last week was donating over 150 pounds of chocolate eggs to the UVM Medical Center, Home, Health & Hospice (formerly VNA), Spectrum Youth Center, and Meals on Wheels. We are continuing our operations in a modified way in hopes that we can provide some small moments […]

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Apr
15

VBSR Members Respond to Crisis pt. 2

VBSR members continue to innovate, inspire, collaborate and utilize a community forward ethic of goodwill to respond with resilience in rapidly changing times.  Below are examples of this transformative work. Burton Snowboards is supporting health care workers by donating half a million N95 masks to the state of Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire.   Their first shipment of 200,000 […]

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Apr
15

Concept2 is making protective masks for health care workers

Concept2 is making protective masks for health care workers utilizing it’s supply chain contacts in Asia. They are paying for the mask supplies and plan to give some masks to Copley Hospital in Morrisville and to local first responders and nursing homes before turning the rest over to the state Department of Public Safety.  The company is […]

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Apr
15

The Intervale Center is Supporting the Community Food System in Times of Crisis

An update from the Intervale Center: Our Farm Business Team is working with farms across Vermont as they adjust to changing markets and new demands on their businesses. We must make sure that these essential businesses remain viable and ready to engage when the restaurant industry fully re-opens. The Intervale Food Hub has expanded operations as we seek to […]

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Apr
15

Op-ed: Corporate Social Responsibility in This Crisis

It is always easier to act consistent with your highest values when times are good, when there is at least a little financial cushion. When revenue just stops coming in – suddenly, without warning – and the world changes almost overnight, it’s another story. It is hard not to be driven by fear. It is […]

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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT EXTENDS STATE OF EMERGENCY IN VERMONT

Extends State of Emergency and All Existing Mitigation Orders and Closures until May 15   Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today extended Vermont’s State of Emergency through May 15, which also extends the expiration date of all corresponding orders and directives issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The original State of Emergency, issued on March […]

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Apr
10

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES ALPHABETIZED INTAKE STRUCTURE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS CENTER

Montpelier – In response to the increasing number of initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits and inquiries to its claims center, the Vermont Department of Labor will implement an alphabetized structure for the intake of weekly claims and inquiries. The structure will take effect on Sunday, April 12. “We are asking the public for help […]

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Apr
09

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs launch new COVID-19 Resources page

An update from Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious anxiety and resulted in many challenges for Vermonters. There is a plethora of information and new resources that are becoming available every day. With all of this noise, it can be so hard for us to know what to focus on. […]

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Apr
08

Scott Administration Announces Partnership with Vermont PBS To Provide Educational Programming To Vermont Students

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Education (AOE) today announced a partnership with Vermont PBS to provide educational content to supplement remote learning for Vermont students and school districts during the COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative will give over 83,500 Vermont students access to free, high-quality educational resources via television broadcast and […]

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