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Vermont Guardian ad Litem Volunteers Highlighted

By Tara Pereira on Oct 30, 2017 12:40:00 PM

"Currently, about 1,300 children statewide are in the custody of the Vermont Department for Children and Families, and about 650 are in conditional custody arrangements, according to David Kennedy, an attorney who is manager of the guardian ad litem program in Montpelier."

Vermont Guardian ad Litem program volunteers (and the need for more volunteers) were recently featured in the Valley News and VT Digger. The articles illustrate the growing caseload and need for volunteers and the importance of their work with children. We look forward to reaching out with the Vermont Guardian ad Litem team and building their community of volunteers.

Clute Wealth Management featured in Strictly Business magazine

By Tara Pereira on Oct 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Congratulation to our clients Heidi Clute and Christina Ubl. The two business partners and their firm Clute Wealth Management were featured in the October issue of Plattsburgh business magazine, Strictly Business.

"Matching the Money with the Dream" is an indepth profile by reporter Meg LeFevre that covers the duo's business story from 1980 to the curent day.

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WBON hosts 2016 Fall Conference at the Vermont State House

By Tara Pereira on Oct 24, 2016 10:10:00 AM


Women Business Owners Network, in partnership with the Vermont Commission on Women and Change The Story, hosted its 2016 Fall Conference with the theme "Telling Your Story" at the Vermont State House and Vermont Historical Museum on October 19. Marketing Partners' Pat Heffernan was on the team that created and presented the 2016 Status Report: Women's Business Ownership and the Vermont Economy to lead off the day, and VTDigger was the first to carry the news story.

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Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children awards 2016 Early Educator of the Year

By Tara Pereira on Oct 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce that our client, The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, awarded its second annual Early Educator of the Year Award to Jackie Reno, a decade-long veteran child care provider from Burlington. Kathi Apgar, of New Haven, was the 2016 award finalist. This year, The Permanent Fund honored excellence in center-based child care professionals.

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Call2Recycle, Inc. announces battery recycling reaches new heights

By Tara Pereira on Jun 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM


Call2Recycle’s expanded household batteries recycling program following Vermont’s first ever mandated primary (single-use) battery stewardship law has shown tremendous results since the program was launched in January this year. Vermont's positive response to the program has contributed to Call2Recycle's  announcement of a record 3.3 million kilograms (7.3 million pounds) of single-use and rechargeable batteries recycled at the mid-year mark, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same time period last year.

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New videos highlight the value of RN to BSN education in Vermont

By Tara Pereira on May 25, 2016 4:00:00 PM


The Vermont Action Coalition is pleased to announce the addition of two new videos for These videos highlight the value and process of RN to BSN education in Vermont.

Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple Project featured on WCAX-TV

By Tara Pereira on Mar 17, 2016 1:00:35 PM


Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple habitat project was feature on WCAX-TV's  - The :30 during its weekly "Wildlife Watch" segment.  Reporter Ali Freeman visted the Green Mountain Audubon Center and spoke with conservation biologist Steve Hagenbuch, to learn more about this new and very unique program that helps to protect our songbird habitat.

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Call2Recycle Launches in Vermont with State House Event

By Tara Pereira on Jan 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Call2Recycle's Vermont battery stewardship program officially launched with an event at the Vermont State House on January 28th. WPTZ-TV, and VT Digger were on hand for the event and ABC22 /FOX44 , The Burlington Free PressAssociated Press and VPR.NET also covered the program launch. Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz, State representative Tony Klein, Andrew Sirjord chairman of the board for Call2Recycle, and Jennifer Holliday of the Vermont Product Stwardship Council explained the goals and impact of this first-in-the-nation recycling program for single-use batteries.

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Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children awards Early Educator of the Year

By Tara Pereira on Oct 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

We are happy to announce that our client, The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, awarded its first Early Educator of the Year Award to Geralyn Barrows, a 30-year veteran child care provider from New Haven. Elsa Bosma, a Shelburne childcare provider, was the 2015 finalist.

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Tara Pereira Joins Marketing Partners

By Tara Pereira on Sep 3, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Marketing Partners, Inc. announces the addition of Tara Pereira to its team as visual story-teller. In her new role, Tara will provide strategic public relations account management and planning.

Tara helps companies tell their stories. With a strong background in producing creative content and in project management, Tara has over 18 years of experience in the visual communications industry.