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Vermont Coffee Company Raises Money for Local Nonprofits Amid Covid-19

By Hiro Soga on Apr 15, 2020 2:46:00 PM

 

As the pandemic began to affect Vermont, Paul Raulston, CEO of Vermont Coffee Company, started a fundraiser for Addison County’s H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), pledging to match donations up to $25,000 to restock the food shelf to help those affected by Covid-19. 

Vermont Coffee Company was able to meet its goal, donating a total of $50,000 within a few days. Raulston then launched a second fundraiser with the same $25,000 donation match to benefit the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes and the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Chittenden County.

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Vermont Continues to Lead States in Battery Recycling

By Hiro Soga on Feb 19, 2020 2:03:00 PM

 

Call2Recycle, the first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization in the US, published its annual report on which states had recycled the most batteries. This year, these calculations excluded batteries recycled by major retailers and other private companies, bringing a focus on batteries recycled by consumers.

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VPR features ‘Gaming Disorder’ and Spring Lake Ranch

By Hiro Soga on Jun 26, 2018 12:16:00 PM

 

VPR’s Vermont Edition hosted a discussion about the newly recognized ‘Gaming Disorder’ diagnosis and Rachel Stark, director of admissions and outreach at Spring Lake Ranch, shared her expertise.

Rachel described how the Ranch staff help residents who have Gaming Disorder, which was recognized earlier this year by the World Health Organization. Limiting time on the computer, prohibiting cell phone use, and encouraging involvement in other offered activities at the residential mental health treatment community are just a few of the many tactics used by the Ranch.

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Hiro Soga Joins the Marketing Partners Team

By Hiro Soga on Apr 2, 2018 11:39:00 AM

 

Marketing Partners, Inc. announces the addition of Hiro Soga to its team as a marketing assistant. In his new role, Hiro will provide client services including social media management with graphic design and copywriting support. Hiro helps our clients create a strong presence on social media with compelling copy and captivating visuals.

Before Marketing Partners, Hiro lived in Philadelphia where he graduated from Temple University and received a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a focus on copywriting. He interned at the Philadelphia Film Office and helped promote their new music sync agency.