Friends and Partners news

Permanent Fund: Making a Difference

By Dave Bowers on Mar 28, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Kids’ VT recently did a nice profile of Rick Davis and his work with the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children.

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Spring news is stirring at Rock Point School

By Dave Bowers on Mar 17, 2014 10:28:00 AM

As the days began to grow longer, Seven Days captured the School's maple sugaring classes and tours on video, while WDEV's Mark Johnson interviewed Head of School C.J. Spirito and board member Dr. Ann Guillot on teen resiliency.

New Websites for AHECs and Vermont Health Care Careers

By Dave Bowers on Feb 3, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Marketing Partners worked with the Vermont Area Health Education Centers, independent 501c3 nonprofits, to develop coordinated yet separate web site designs and efficiently synchronize shared versus unique content. The new webistes are responsive templates and mobile friendly.

The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children

By Dave Bowers on Oct 14, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Rick Davis, co-founder and president of The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, was among guests featured recently on two CCTV programs to talk about his philanthropic organization’s work with two initiatives: the Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative (VCPC) and Vermont Birth to Three (VB3). Watch the programs:VCPC and VB3 or visit the newsroom, blog and website to learn more about The Permanent Fund's work.

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Mobius Mentoring New ED Interviewed

By Dave Bowers on Jun 1, 2013 10:14:00 AM

The new Executive Director of Mobius Mentoring, Chad Butt, was interviewed on Live at 5:25PM. The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children is a major supporter of Mobius. You can watch the program on rebroadcast or video to meet Chad and learn how you can join in the mentoring movement.

NRG Systems in the News for New Wind Tunnel

By Dave Bowers on Jan 16, 2013 7:00:00 PM

SOH Wind Engineering in Williston recently had a visit from WCAX to showcase their new calibration wind tunnel. The largest of its kind in the world, SOH's wind tunnel is a great benefit to nearby NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement equipment and turbine optimization systems. Instead of shipping to California for calibration, NRG Systems can now get their anemometers tested right down the road. A few weeks later, The Burlington Free Press stopped by the grand opening and got some great photos.

Welcome to Our Client Family: Rock Point School

By Dave Bowers on Nov 12, 2012 10:30:00 AM

We are proud to welcome Rock Point School into our client family. A nonprofit co-ed college prep school with a non-traditional approach to learning, Rock Point School has been helping students become their best selves for more than 80 years. The school's commitment to sustainability and eco-learning make it a perfect match for Marketing Partners.

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Peg Devlyn

By Dave Bowers on Oct 10, 2012 9:00:00 AM

The Marketing Partners team has lost our co-founder, dear friend and valued colleague with the passing of Peg Devlyn. It is difficult to put into words the vital role Peg played in our firm from the very beginning. She was the woman with all the words, who knew just what to say and how to say it no matter the client or the situation. Peg was a great listener and a gifted writer with an ability to sift through the political minutiae, details and data to offer sage counsel, craft targeted messages and develop solid PR strategies for our clients. We learned from Peg that cooler heads truly do prevail no matter what the PR situation and we could always count on her to provide keen insight that made everything “right with the world.” Despite the many health challenges she faced throughout her life, Peg never complained and always put the firm’s clients first—she was warm and compassionate and always offered a gentle smile to others. Thoughtful, sharp, witty and wonderful…she will be deeply missed.

CSWD Lauded for Conduct During Crisis

By Dave Bowers on Aug 15, 2012 4:44:00 PM

Green Mountain CompostIn the aftermath of the crisis surrounding the presence of persistent herbicides detected in CSWD's Green Mountain Compost, Peter Post described CSWD's behavior as "Customer Service Exemplified" on, while the Burlington Free Press commended the Chittenden County Solid Waste District for its behavior and communications in an editorial entitled: "A lesson in taking responsibility."