VBSR Member News Round Up – 1/17/24

UVM: Gold Member University of Vermont (UVM) always has opportunities for Vermont businesses to engage with talented undergraduates and graduate students. Don’t miss these upcoming ways to connect with UVM students and avail yourself of campus assets related to hiring.

  • UVM Annual Spring Job & Internship Fair: UVM invites recruiters from regional and national organizations to campus to connect with UVM students about job and internship opportunities. The Wednesday, February 28 event is the largest career fair of the semester at UVM and includes organizations from all industries who want to recruit Catamounts. Learn more here. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to John Kim, UVM SI-MBA Career Advisor, at John.Kim@uvm.edu.
  • UVM Summer Intern Housing: Have you got interns coming to (or staying in) the Burlington area this summer? If so, UVM has affordable, accessible housing for them. With residence halls located minutes from downtown Burlington and easy access to local attractions and transportation, your visiting interns can make the most of their experience. Learn more here.

Davis & Hodgdon CPAs: Davis & Hodgdon CPAs is seeking input for their annual survey related to the economy and local businesses. The goal is to better understand Vermont small- to medium-sized business owners’ perception of the business climate. Since launching it in 2013, the resulting valuable feedback has been effectively shared with state media and legislators. The survey will remain open until February 13th. Learn more here.

NOFA-VT: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) Winter Conference is open for registration. This year’s theme is Working Upstream. After a rugged year of extreme weather and crisis for Vermont’s farmers, this year’s conference will provide a space to focus on transformational work – a shift of attention upstream to food system issues at their source, creating more holistic change. Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington. Learn more here.

King Arthur Baking: Champion Member King Arthur Baking Company, along with Project Potluck, a nonprofit empowering People of Color to build successful careers in the consumer-packaged goods and food and beverage industries, has announced Baking Pitchfest 2024. The accelerator program is dedicated to championing innovative baking brands and providing equitable opportunities for POC entrepreneurs in the baking industry – and they are already pausing online applications due to overwhelming response to the program. Learn more here.

Union Mutual and Hickok and Boardman: Union Mutual is celebrating its 150th anniversary! As a mutual company, Union Mutual does not answer to corporate stockholders and instead exists to provide value to its policyholders. To kick off the 150th Anniversary Celebration, Union Mutual is joining forces with fellow VBSR member Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group for the 2024 Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Vermont. The Union Mutual & Hickok & Boardman Popsicles team has set a goal of raising a record-breaking $150,000. Support them and learn more here.

Let’s Grow Kids: Vermont has established itself as a national leader in child care – and more work is needed to ensure successful implementation of the recently passed child care law (Act 76), as well as to make the continued investments necessary to fully fund this groundbreaking new legislation and the system overall. As the new legislative session gets underway, Aly Richards, CEO of Let’s Grow Kids, is making sure we all stay focused on the task at hand. Learn more here.