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A website redesign for Rock Point School

By Karen Wilkinson on Jul 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM


Rock Point School is an intentionally small boarding and day school for grades 9–12, situated on a beautiful parcel of waterfront land right here in the Burlington. It’s coeducational and independent, a positive alternative to more traditional high schools.

Marketing Partners has enjoyed a long working partnership with Rock Point, and designed and developed their previous website also. The recent redesign coincided with the Covid-19 remote learning phase this spring. Rock Point School built on their strong ties with the close-knit community of faculty, students, staff, and families though their physically distant–emotionally connected messaging. This was amplified through the new website, along with increasing content in multiple areas, and working with parents to give everyone ample support and the feeling of connection through this unprecedented time.

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Vermont Works for Women Announces Trailblazers Program 2020

By Karen Wilkinson on Mar 11, 2020 8:15:00 AM

 

Vermont Works for Women announced the Trailblazers program for this year, running from March 2 through May 2, 2020. Trailblazers is a training program to prepare women for careers in the trades, focusing on construction, electrical work, and plumbing.

These are historically male-dominated fields and are often higher paid occupations. The Trailblazers program can help women attain better salaries, as jobs in the trades generally pay much more than the minimum wage.

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Workplaces For All Public Education Campaign Launched

By Karen Wilkinson on Jan 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM

 

This month the Vermont Commission on Women, in consultation with the Vermont Attorney General’s office and the Vermont Human Rights Commission, launched a state-wide public education program, Workplaces For All.

A central component of the program is the new website, workplacesforall.vermont.gov containing useful resources for Vermont employees, employers and members of the public regarding the laws relating to and best practices for addressing sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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Small Dog Electronics sponsors VPR event; An Evening with Audie Cornish

By Karen Wilkinson on Nov 7, 2019 4:37:00 PM

Small Dog Electronics had gifts aplenty for lucky audience members who were able to snag tickets for this VPR live event on November 6, 2019 that quickly sold out. 

An Evening with Audie Cornish, Reporting on Politics in 2020 was an entertaining and illuminating experience for everyone in attendance at the beautiful Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College. Audie Cornish is co-host of All Things Considered which airs weekdays on VPR each afternoon. Her wit and humor shone through as she described many aspects of reporting and broadcasting in the current fast-paced news cycle.

Small Dog Electronics' sponsorship was integral to the success of the event, and we congratulate them on their efforts.

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Pat Heffernan featured in Business People Vermont, Again!

By Karen Wilkinson on Feb 5, 2019 11:48:00 AM

 

Everyone likes to receive good news mail and that was certainly the case the first week of February here at Marketing Partners. The team was excited to open this month’s edition of Business People Vermont and read the thoughtful article by PhylNewbeck onMarketing Partners’ president Pat Heffernan.

Business People Vermont was celebrating the Vermont women business owners and operators they had previously profiled many years earlier. In Pat’s case, that was 20 years ago, and she eloquently explains, “What we do hasn’t changed, why we do it hasn’t changed, who we do it for hasn’t changed, but the way we do it has changed.

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Karen Wilkinson Joins Marketing Partners Team

By Karen Wilkinson on Jan 7, 2019 11:50:00 AM

 

Marketing Partners, Inc. announces the addition of Karen Wilkinson to its team as a graphic design and marketing specialist. In this role, Karen will develop an overall campaign look and feel for clients, plus wire frames, website graphics (including infographics), print, digital and broadcast graphics. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the design, marketing and advertising industry, and is excited to find effective, creative solutions for each and every client brief.

Karen received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia. She has brought her Aussie accent all the way to beautiful Vermont, and enjoys many of the outdoor pursuits on offer with her husband and two teenagers.