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Burlington Paid Leave & Pints Celebration!

By Dave Bowers on Nov 17, 2023 2:58:13 PM

The Celebrating Paid Leave in Vermont passing in the Vermont House event on November 8th was a great success. The speakers – Speaker Krowinski, Senator Ram Hinsdale, Sascha Mayer of Mamava, and Deputy Treasurer Gavin Boyles – were all fantastic. Gavin said the Treasurer’s Office determined the costs of the program to be “workable and manageable,” which was followed by a big cheer from the crowd. 

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VBSR People. Planet. Prosperity. Speaker Series at Vermont Public

By Hiro Soga on Nov 9, 2023 3:18:00 PM

Vermont Public hosted a Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility People. Planet. Prosperity. Speaker Series event with a panel of experts to discuss the topic of "Fortifying the Future of Vermont’s Downtowns".

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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Pivots After Montpelier Flood

By Pat Heffernan on Aug 17, 2023 11:30:00 AM

WCAX covered the latest in a series of resiliency pivots by the team at Prevent Child Abuse Vermont after the July flooding in Montpelier. This week, PCAVT announced that after losing all of the supplies for the annual awareness walk and losing its usual location on the Statehouse lawn, they are now planning for an online donation event instead.

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Rock Point School Hosts the 25th Annual Wiffle Fest

By Hiro Soga on Aug 13, 2023 11:15:00 AM

Rock Point School, located on a 130-acre lakeside campus here in Burlington, Vermont hosted their 25th annual Wiffle Fest on August 12th, 2023, a yearly 2-on-2 wiffle ball tournament and community event that raises money to support Rock Point School and their students in the upcoming year. 

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A Day of Inspiration at the 33rd Annual VBSR Conference

By Hiro Soga on May 30, 2023 9:42:00 AM

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) hosted its 33rd annual conference at the Hula Lakeside Campus in Burlington, Vermont. The Marketing Partners team had a wonderful day filled with new connections, inspiration, and invigorating conversation.

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Christina Ubl of Clute Wealth Management Featured in MoneyGeek

By Hiro Soga on Apr 15, 2023 12:30:00 PM

Christina Ubl, CFP®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, and co-owner of Clute Wealth Management gave her expert insight and tips on financial planning through a divorce in the MoneyGeek article "Financial Planning for a Divorce", originally published in April 2023.

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Rock Point School Hosts Their Annual Maple Run

By Hiro Soga on Mar 29, 2023 9:38:00 AM

Each year Rock Point School in Burlington, VT, hosts their annual Maple Run 5k to raise funds for the charity of their choice. In 2023 the race raised money for the World Central Kitchen to help with their disaster relief efforts in Turkey.

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New membership association website launched by FOVLAP

By Dave Bowers on Oct 7, 2022 2:43:25 PM

It's not uncommon for a membership association to ask us to help when its website no longer meets the current day expectations of members or prospective members, often after years of neglect.
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WheelPad L3C's Julie Lineberger Interviewed on Real Leaders Podcast

By Hiro Soga on Aug 31, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Co-founder and President of WheelPad L3C, Julie Lineberger, was interviewed on the Real Leaders Podcast where she discussed the social responsibility values that are woven into Julie's life, including her businesses, and her journey that led to the creation of WheelPad L3C. 

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RPS Students Participate in Gender & Sexuality Conference

By Hiro Soga on Nov 19, 2021 11:30:00 AM

On Wednesday, November 17, Rock Point School participated in Outright Vermont's statewide virtual Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) conference. Rock Point School's GSA students gathered for the Zoom event with a fantastic turnout of 650 other youth from around Vermont for discussions, games, and breakout rooms to connect with other regional GSAs.