Meet Our Conference Underwriters

Thank you to the following companies who have made this conference possible.

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In addition to crafting delicious, world-renowned beer, The Alchemist is committed to the environment, its employees and the community at large. As a certified B Corporation, The Alchemist is a recognized leader in waste reduction, responsible water use, and innovative technologies that minimize their environmental impact.

The Alchemist is committed to their employees’ health & wellbeing, and this is demonstrated through their benefits program, which includes employer-paid health insurance, paid parental leave, child-care subsidies, a 10% 401k match and a wellness program that includes fitness, stretching and meditation classes. The Alchemist takes pride in being an inclusive workplace, employing Vermonters with intellectual and physical disabilities, and demonstrating a commitment to gender equity at all levels of the organization. Through the youth-focused Alchemist Foundation, they invest in long-term partnerships with many community organizations.

In 2020, The Alchemist released a plan to dismantle racism in their community by focusing on three areas of strategic interest –- working to ensure anti-racist education in public schools, strengthening their brand position within the multicultural marketplace, and establishing Vermont as a welcoming place for Black, Indigenous and people of color.

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We’re passionate about what we do and where we are. Far from being an overnight success, we’ve earned national recognition by taking our thirty years of experience in the renewable energy industry and constantly innovating our products, our thinking, and our goals.

 

David Blittersdorf, our CEO, isn’t new to renewable energy. When he was 14 he built his first wind turbine to light the small shack where he boiled sap into maple syrup. As a student at the University of Vermont, he built yet another wind turbine. And after he graduated, he went on to found and lead Renewable NRG Systems—one of the most successful wind-energy companies in the U.S. On New Year’s Eve 2008, he sketched out the initial design for a solar tracker that followed the sun like a sunflower. And AllEarth Renewables was born.

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Since its founding in 1901, Baystate Financial has provided comprehensive financial services, evolving over a hundred years into New England’s premier independent financial planning firm specializing in managing wealth, risk and legacy. With a century plus track record of delivering guidance, insight and results; Baystate Financial has long distinguished itself as a leader in the financial services arena. We focus exclusively on you and your goals, and by strictly adhering to an open architecture of solutions and retaining our independence, you can be assured your interests are always placed first. 

As an industry leader in delivering FINANCIAL WELLNESS, we'd welcome the opportunity to discuss how these programs can be implemented within your organization free of charge. Furthermore, we have differentiated ourselves in the socially responsible investing space by long subscribing to SRI, ESG and IMPACT solutions, and would welcome the chance to further educate you in this critically important area. We're proud to be a gold member of VBSR, as the organization's values mirror our own vision as to how we can best grow and service Vermont.

Our goal is to build a maintain a trusting lifelong relationship with you, your family and our community…because your success is our success.

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Ben & Jerry’s was a founding member of VBSR and has remained a member since 1991. The company operates on a three-part mission that puts product, economic, and social goals on equal standing. Social mission campaigns focus on fighting for environmental and social justice, with the sweet spot landing where those areas overlap, such as climate change.

The company knows it’s going to take more than just the actions of individual businesses and people to fight climate change. Ben & Jerry’s Climate Change campaigns urge people to collectively call on elected leaders to support a rapid transition to the clean energy economy of the future.

Because if it’s melted, it’s ruined.

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Doing good is good business.

 

As a certified B Corp, we care about our employees, our customers, the environment, and especially you…our community. Help build the world you want to see by doing business with a bank that values people and planet before profit and keeps your deposits right here, working to support our local economy.

 

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Cabot is owned by 800 farm families throughout New York & New England. We manage four plants in three states, employing over 1,000 people, who make the best dairy products on the planet. Award-winning cheeses made with love and pride in Cabot and Middlebury, Vermont and Chateaugay, NY. The best premium butter churned with care in West Springfield, Massachusetts. And in Cabot, we’re also making light cheddars, flavored cheddars and rich Greek-Style Yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream. Your purchases mean the world to our future.

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The Bellows Falls based Chroma Technology Corp. is not just a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the photonics industry but has an almost 30 year legacy of living and breathing VBSR’s mission through their commitment to social justice, employee ownership, serving their communities and cultivation of a people-first workplace. 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 his commitment to sustainable businesses practices and vision for sharing equity & profits among employees.

Chroma believes that a strong socially responsible company can only be built on the foundation of a successful, profitable business. Chroma has developed a strong and loyal customer base by providing exceptional customer service and using cutting edge technology to manufacture some of the most advanced optical filters in the world. Consistent profitability has been the return on the investment in their workforce and dedication to meeting the needs of the scientific and technical communities they serve.

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We believe that our responsibility to do good work extends beyond our office walls, and this value permeates our office culture. As a firm, we are proud to run a successful corporate fundraising campaign each year for the United Way, an initiative that our whole firm rallies enthusiastically behind. Our internal Committee for Social Responsibility helps ensure our firm’s positive environmental and social impact; as a result of their efforts, our office is solar powered, composts organic waste, and we make contributions to some 50 community sponsorships each year. In addition, many of our attorneys hold board leadership positions with organizations throughout the state. We deeply believe in the important roles that our professionals play outside the office and encourage their participation in broader community conversations.

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Dunkiel Saunders was founded by lawyers with a commitment to improve the world around us, and that commitment remains at the core of our practice today. Over the years we’ve built a national reputation for skillfully handling a wide variety of legal matters. Our practice focuses primarily on environmental, energy, health care, intellectual property, telecommunications, nonprofit, and business law, and we also provide legal services in a range of other related practice areas.

 

The attorneys that make up our team have extensive experience working in the public interest as government regulators, state agency administrators, and municipal attorneys. We have also served as nonprofit advocates, judicial clerks, and business advisors. We rely on our diverse experience to help clients better understand the law and its practical application, stay on the leading edge of change in their industries, and succeed in their respective business or mission.

 

As a testament to our commitment to balancing profit and purpose, we have become a Certified B Corporation® – having achieved rigorous standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. This accomplishment displays that the mission which our firm was founded on, to make our community and world a better place, has continued to develop and grow.

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Encore Renewable Energy is a leader in full-service community-scale renewable energy services, with a proven track record in project development from concept to completion. As a values-led company, our team specializes in reclaiming undervalued real estate for clean energy generation and energy storage, helping us to revitalize communities and create a cleaner, brighter future for all.

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As one of the largest independent CPA and business advisory firms in Northern New England, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, (“GFC”) prides itself in offering trusted industry expertise rendered with a highly personal touch from our offices in South Burlington, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire. Our resources run deep – with over 75 full-time employees. We work with primarily privately held companies with varied ownership structures, private equity groups and non-profit organizations, ranging in size from start-ups to organizations with revenues in excess of $400 million. Our diverse practice offerings are the result of over 60 years of meeting the many needs of our clients. 

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Gardener’s Supply Company is an employee-owned company in Vermont, committed to organic, earth-friendly gardening, and supporting the local economy. Gardener’s has four full-service garden centers in Burlington, VT, Williston, VT, Lebanon, NH and Hadley, MA.

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Powering Vermont homes and businesses with energy that’s 90% carbon free and 60% renewable, Green Mountain Power is focused on providing clean, reliable, cost-effective power, while also offering the latest in innovations like battery storage to help customers cut carbon and costs. GMP is committed to having a 100% renewable energy supply by 2030, and using energy as a force for good. In 2014, GMP was the first utility in the world to become a B Corp and continues its commitment to the community, employees, and the planet by helping to grow local renewable generation, offering convenient programs that help cut costs for all customers, and partnering with communities to make the grid more resilient in the face of more severe storms due to climate change.

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Since 1970, King Arthur Baking Company has been sharing the joy of baking. A certified B Corp headquartered in Vermont, King Arthur is the ultimate baking resource, providing the highest quality ingredients for the most delicious baked goods, while inspiring connections through baking. As a 100% employee-owned company, we believe in the power of baking to make a difference for our employee-owners, the larger baking community, and the planet. From cultivating a workplace that embraces differences and prioritizes trust to teaching children across the country how to bake bread from scratch to partnering with farmers and suppliers who share our vision for a greener planet, we strive to be a force for good in all that we do.

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Waitsfield, Vermont's Lawson’s Finest not only aims for the highest quality standards in their beer production but achieves this goal by leading with their values and by building genuine personal interactions. Lawson’s Finest embodies what it means to use business as a platform for good and a generator of social change by valuing their employees, customers, community, and environment. The Lawson’s Finest Social Impact Program (SIP) works to support thriving communities where people take good care of each other, protect and enjoy the natural world, and bring more fun to life. The program features six initiatives focused on cultivating a people-first work place, supporting local communities, greening the planet, and bringing people together to play and innovate.

The Lawson’s Finest commitment to making a difference in Vermont begins at home, where they strive to be an employer of choice by providing generous livable wages and comprehensive paid benefits to their staff. The brewery boosts economic vitality in Vermont by generating year-round tourism, sourcing from local businesses, and through guest donations to their Sunshine Fund, which supports non-profit organizations focused on healthy communities and natural resource protection. In addition to charitable giving, the brewery puts their money where their values are. They are committed to continual innovation and investment in efficiency, taking steps to minimize their impact in a resource-intensive manufacturing business. Lawson’s Finest is proud to be a founding partner of the VT Brewshed Alliance and a member of the pioneer VT Green Brewery Cohort. From the planning and building their Waitsfield, Vermont taproom to selecting the most efficient brewing, packaging, and process equipment available (even when it requires more investment), Lawson’s Finest continues its deep commitment to people, planet and prosperity.

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Let’s Grow Kids is the statewide movement to secure affordable access to high-quality child care for Vermont families by 2025. Our work is rooted in the belief that equitable access to high-quality early childhood education is our single best opportunity to prepare all children for success in life. The current global health crisis has made even more Vermonters painfully aware of the critical role that child care plays in our society. It is becoming clearer to all that child care is not an economic accessory; it is an absolute necessity to a thriving society and economy. To that end, our Business Strategy team works directly with employers to understand and address their employees’ child care needs and elevate the importance of early childhood education by engaging business leaders as public champions. Together we can build a stronger, more equitable, and sustainable child care system that works for all Vermont families. 

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Mamava’s freestanding lactation pods are an innovative design solution—driven by empathy and understanding—that solve a unique problem facing breastfeeding parents: finding a clean, private space to express milk when you’re away from home. Their mission is to celebrate and support all breastfeeding parents by ensuring they have access to lactation spaces; they also have a free mobile app that helps moms find pods and other dedicated spaces nearby and educational resources they need to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Mamava is a Vermont based business with a firm belief in supporting the local economy with quality jobs. Their business model is driven by a collaborative framework that empowers employees to be co-creators of the company’s culture, mission, and success (all employees are shareholders). Mamava’s headquarters is based in Burlington and their revolutionary pods are manufactured in Springfield, Vermont.

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Mascoma Bank was founded in 1899 by community members seeking ways to establish a healthy local economy. For over 120 years, Mascoma Bank’s foundation of mutuality has continued to be a force for positive change supporting communities to reach thriving sustainability. As a Certified B Corporation® we continue on our mission to be Best for the World®, a company where we don’t answer to stockholders, but respond to the needs of our communities, where we also live, work, and play.

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National Life Group is a mission-driven, purpose-filled company that has been keeping its promises since 1848. But it’s not your grandfather’s insurance company. It’s dedicated to a cause bigger than itself: To do good in the communities where it does business.

From hosting a music festival on its back lawn to benefit cancer patients, making donations through the National Life Group Foundation, encouraging its employees to take 40 hours of paid volunteer time annually, and more, National Life strives to put its values of Do good. Be good. Make good. into practice every day.

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New Chapter has been a longtime example of how a business can lead with their values. As one of the first US Vitamin and supplement companies to achieve B Corp Certification in the US, New Chapter has incorporated social & environmental efforts into day-to-day operations earning them B Lab’s Best for the World: Changemakers 2 years in a row (2018/2019). New Chapter not only cares deeply about a high quality workplace for its employers but also their suppliers. By using environmental & social performance screens on their supply-chain from Vermont to India, New Chapter ensures their products are a healing force from all directions. New Chapter’s values of healing for both planet and self also reach outward into the Vermont Community. New Chapter has major philanthropic partnerships with The Warrior Connection, an organization committed to improving the well-being of veterans and their families and Food Connects, an organization working to transform the local food system by building healthy families, thriving farms & connected communities in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867 and the largest independent bank headquartered in Vermont, not only has a legacy of servicing the community but remains deeply engaged to this day. In 2018, donations totaled more than $600,000 to local nonprofits and they proudly donate 10% of their annual earnings to Vermont communities.  This tremendous support helps Vermont communities prosper, thrive and make powerful change.  Not only does Northfield Savings Bank have a mission, but so do their employees.  Last year, Northfield Savings Bank’s employees volunteered more than 5,000 hours for over 100 local organizations.

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NPI is proud to be a VBSR member. As an integrated IT services company, we make your technology environment a powerful, reliable vehicle for reaching your business goals. When all your technology works as it should, projects get done on time, security is rock-solid, and problems give way to productivity. Our services include IT support, advanced security, data backup, disaster planning and recovery, and VOIP phone/collaboration systems.

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PF+C has a 50+ year tradition of employees serving our community through volunteering, charitable work, and service on local non-profit boards. PF+C also remains dedicated to the environment and lessening its ecological footprint. For example, PF+C became Vermont’s first law firm to join the American Bar Association’s Law Office Climate Challenge. We continually strive to improve our internal processes and raise awareness of the simple things that can reduce our environmental impact, whether installing modern energy-efficient lighting, composting, recycling, and purchasing more environmentally friendly office supplies. We also serve numerous clients focused on the environment, community, renewable energy, and climate policy. While we serve clients in these areas, we also assist other businesses with any legal challenge, from employment and labor, taxes, property, commercial leases, and commercial transactions, to litigation, captive insurance, and business immigration. We are proud of our unique workplace where we continue to evolve as a supportive, family friendly, inclusive, and environmentally focused community.

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ReArch Company specializes in maximizing the value of a project during the early design phases through collaboration with clients, the design team, and subcontractors.  The earlier an owner engages ReArch, as a part of an integrated project delivery process, the more opportunities there will be to take advantage of our thoughtful, innovative, and responsive construction solutions.

ReArch Company is unique, not only because we offer a comprehensive suite of development, construction, and property management services, but because we take a collaborative approach to every project.  We have proven that working with the owner and design team from the earliest stages will result in the most cohesive and efficient end product.  Most importantly we ensure that your scope of work will never outgrow your budget.

As a project moves through the life cycle from programming to schematic design, on to design development, and ultimately into construction, the cost of incorporating design changes increases significantly.  This is direct result of re-work required by the design team, along with the compounded effect a single modification may have on other building systems, which ultimately delays your project schedule.

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Seven Days is Vermont's award-winning and free weekly newspaper and website providing smart arts, food, and culture coverage, as well as local news and politics. The locally-owned media company was founded by Pamela Polston and Paula Routly in 1995, and is now owned by Routly and 16 other employees. The Burlington-based company also produces the Stuck in Vermont video series. Seven Days has been named Business of the Year by both the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Burlington Business Association. In 2019, the Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. presented the local media company with the C. Harry Behney Economic Development Achievement Award.

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For more than 25 years we’ve been formulating plant-based products that are safe and that work. Really well. Based in Vermont, we’re proud to be a B Corporation. B Corps are certified to be better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment. Join us in nurturing the health of the next seven generations.

We believe our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home–and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference—from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal.  We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. We believe it is our responsibility to set a course for a more mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet.

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Our culture is intentional, and we value it deeply. We celebrate open and honest communication, hard work, creativity, cross-functional collaboration, high energy, good play, deep networking and acknowledging that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them. We’re a local company made up of individuals who care about the people and places that surround us.

We feel a huge responsibility to succeed – in order to honor our triple bottom line commitments to people (our co-owners/employees and their families, our customers and residents of the communities where we do business), planet (our proud roots and local stomping grounds in both Vermont and the Hudson Valley, and the broader globe, given climate change) and profit (providing capital to grow, revenue to empower and share among our employees and a reasonable return to our investors).

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The Richards Group has provided Insurance, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plan solutions to clients throughout Vermont & New Hampshire, since 1867.  The firm has over 140 employees in 12 locations and has earned recognition both for contributions to our local communities and as one of the best places to work in the region.  The Richards Group is committed to helping employers with their workplace safety, employee retention and wellness.  We recognize that while we help employers manage the cost and complexity of their insurance and employee benefits, we use our expertise, technology, and resources for the betterment of their workforce.  

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Since 1968, TruexCullins has played a vital role in creating buildings that contribute lasting value to their inhabitants and communities. Our record and reputation testify to our excellence in designing structures — of all functions, sizes, and scale — that integrate harmoniously with their natural and built surroundings. We strive to create beautiful design solutions that are safe, flexible, comfortable, efficient and durable.

Sustainable design is integral in all that we do at TruexCullins. As such, we work closely with our clients to significantly reduce energy consumption within new buildings, additions and renovated structures. Our approach is holistic. Energy consumption cannot be separated from sound building practice and the quality of the built indoor environment. We, therefore, advocate an approach to energy conservation that considers broad environmental design issues.

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Union Mutual owes its success largely to its stable, values-led approach to business that supports its workers and families, the Vermont community, and promotes environmental sustainability. Union Mutual believes that when a company invests in its employees and families, not only are quality jobs created but communities thrive. The company’s robust benefits package supports employee wellness, flexibility, and families, and Union Mutual prides itself on its culture of fun that promotes work-life balance. The result of this investment is a well-retained, easily recruited, healthy and happy workforce.

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The University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients throughout the Burlington, Vermont region. We care for people every day by helping them in their time of need, offering compassion and providing cutting-edge, research-based therapies. We are dedicated to outstanding service and putting our patients first.

Our nationally recognized physicians and healthcare professionals are dedicated researchers and teachers who are experts on the latest developments in their fields. 

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United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT) unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger region. We proudly serve Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community's most pressing issues. The problems facing our region are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors. 

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Vanguard Renewables was founded in 2014 by John Hanselman and Kevin Chase with three primary goals:

  • Produce renewable energy from organic waste to power homes, businesses, and communities

  • Sustain farms for future generations by reducing on-farm methane emissions and providing a diversified income stream and beneficial byproducts

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food waste by diverting tons of food waste from landfills in compliance with state organics to landfills bans

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Vermont Business Magazine & VermontBiz.com is the go-to source for statewide business information.  In continuous operation since 1972, VBM focuses on subjects such as the economy, technology, construction, health, travel, and tourism.  VBM hosts several events a year, including the Best Places to Work in Vermont, Rising Stars, and the VT Business Growth Awards.   Check out VermontBiz.com today and you can sign up for the daily eNewsletter service for a wrap up of the day's top stories.

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Consciously crafted in Vermont’s green mountains, Vermont Creamery’s line of fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and culinary creams have won hundreds of national and international awards. In their 36th year of business, Vermont Creamery supports a network of family farms, promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. Their pledged obligation to positively affecting their employees and families is put into action by providing a strong starting wage and benefit package including production wages starting at $17/hr. The company is 100% cow-powered through Green Mountain Power. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery is part of a community of businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. 

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Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.—VELCO—was formed in 1956 when Vermont’s local utilities joined together to establish the nation's first statewide, "transmission only" company in order to create and maintain an interconnected electric transmission grid capable of sharing access to clean hydro power. 

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The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s economic development finance lender. Created by the Vermont General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is to contribute to Vermont’s economic vitality by providing a broad array of financing programs to eligible businesses that create jobs and help advance Vermont’s public policy goals.
 
VEDA offers a wide range of low-cost lending options for Vermont businesses and farms of all sizes, and the Authority’s lending solutions are customized to each borrower’s individual needs. Whether in the form of direct loans, tax-exempt bond issuance or loan guarantee support, VEDA’s innovative financing programs help ensure that Vermont businesses and farms have the capital they need to grow and succeed. VEDA most often lends in conjunction with banks and other financing partners, helping to stimulate economic development activity in Vermont.
 
Since inception, VEDA has provided over $2.5 billion in financing assistance to thousands of eligible Vermont entrepreneurs, manufacturers, small businesses, family farms, and agricultural enterprises. VEDA has four offices throughout Vermont – in Montpelier, Burlington, Middlebury and St. Johnsbury. 

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VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean-energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. VEIC has expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and breakthrough methods for a clean and flexible grid. We design innovative solutions that meet clients’ goals, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. VEIC is nationally recognized for originating programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance emerging technologies. In addition to its full-service consulting business, VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). 

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The small Vermont company Vermont Family Farms, founded in 2018, is an aggregator of pasture-raised and antibiotic-free meat grown on Vermont family farms. The company is committed to making local and sustainable beef available to all Vermonters. They are also working with Vermont hog farmers on a premium line of pork products that will include specialty smoked sausage and other offerings. Their innovative meat production model promotes humane treatment of animals, respect for the environment, and support of the local agricultural food economy. On top of that commitment, the company uses solar and local hydro power for its production facility to further reduce its carbon footprint. Vermont Family Farms strives to ensure that workers at all levels of the food chain are paid a livable wage by paying above the national average per pound of meat and by committing to purchase their animals up to a year in advance. Vermont Family Farms utilizes 40 years of experience in specialty foods to help keep Vermont’s landscape open and productive and support the local agricultural ecosystem.

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Safe, clean, affordable and reliable energy choices.

We are northwest Vermont’s integrated energy services company. We offer customers clean, affordable and reliable thermal energy service, award-winning energy efficiency programs, home and business energy equipment service and maintenance, and a first-in-the-nation renewable option for families and businesses.

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Vermont Public Radio (VPR) is Vermont’s only statewide public radio network. A listener-supported, nonprofit organization since 1977, VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration. It operates a 27-station radio network serving all of Vermont, parts of surrounding states and Quebec, Canada. Reaching more than 200,000 listeners each week, VPR and its two programming services—VPR News and VPR Classical—produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. A complete list of stations, programs and services can be found at VPR.org.

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Since Villanti Printers opened our doors in 1959 we have been committed to doing business the right way: producing vibrant, high quality print and mail, sustainably. In addition to producing dynamic, impactful work for our clients, Villanti believes that ensuring the health of the planet and cultivating a high-quality team and workplace is simply the best way to do business.  

Villanti’s belief in working sustainably and reducing our footprint has led to constant workplace innovation and improvement in our environmental practices. We were the first FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified printer in Vermont and are the only one in the state who is Green-e-Certified. This means we are committed to responsible forestry practices, waste reduction, recycling and mitigating climate change. In 2019, we took another huge step by installing a 600+ panel solar array on our roof.

Villanti’s valuing of the triple-bottom-line also shows in the high quality workplace of the company. We believe in paying a liveable wage and giving good benefits. We also cultivate an inviting environment where every door is open. As a family-owned business, the team is part of the family, and our workplace practices reflect these values. Each year Villanti designates print projects to local organizations that share our values, to help further their missions because we believe in the importance of supporting our local community.

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The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy. We develop creative approaches and innovative models that grow Vermont’s economy by elevating the well-being of our people, communities, and the environment. We accelerate sustainable economic development by providing business assistance, value chain facilitation, network development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food systems, forest products, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors. 

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VSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity.

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VTDigger is a statewide news organization that publishes in-depth news reports on matters of public interest, and the only daily news organization in Vermont that publishes exclusively online. We reach 700,000 readers a month and post daily news stories about state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy.  Our work has been recognized by the American Journalism Project as a national model for independent journalism.

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Working Fields is a mission driven staffing agency that supports individuals in recovery from substance use addiction or have past convictions or both. Our goal is to lower the barriers to employment and, through recovery coaching, support individuals in their recovery. Through the support of individuals during their employment period we are providing the opportunity for successful recovery. 

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