Heidi Clute Rides Again in Road Pitch 2018

on Aug 3, 2018 12:18:00 PM

For the fifth year in a row, Heidi Clute, founder and Managing Partner of Clute Wealth Management, joined Road Pitch 2018, a multi-day motorcycle trip around Vermont as one of the “business bikers” with investing, entrepreneurial/business and business advisory experience who ride together and stop in small towns where “Local Organizers” have organized a pitch session for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to the group.

The 2018 event was scheduled for Monday, July 30th to Thursday, August 2nd, with one finalist selected at each of eight stops and a final winner selected in October. A record number of women business owners pitched at this year's event.

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Topics: Clute Wealth Management, Clients, women business owners

Vermont Coffee Company Announces a Greener Roast

on Jul 16, 2018 5:47:00 PM

 

Vermont Coffee Company publicly announced becoming the nation’s first 100% renewable biogas-powered coffee roastery in May 2018 — but this change has been a long time coming! Since founding Vermont Coffee Company in 2000, Paul Ralston has been searching for renewable energy sources for roasting coffee, which traditionally consumes high volumes of energy during the roasting process.

            

Marketing Partners helped Paul and the VCC team get out the word about the big news through a multi-media news announcement and landing page that was picked up by numerous regional, local and  major trade publications.

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Topics: Clients, Vermont Coffee Company

The Grass can be Greener on Your Side of the Fence

on May 21, 2018 4:23:51 PM

 

Eco-Equipment Supply, in Charlotte Vermont, was created to bring the significant environmental and cost-saving benefits of the all-electric, high performance lawn mower revolution to homeowners, institutions, and businesses throughout New England and Western New York State.

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Topics: Eco Equipment Supply, Clients, Web Design and Development

Rock Point School picked as most beautiful in Vermont

on May 5, 2018 8:28:16 PM

 

Business Insider selected one school it deemed to be "the most beautiful school" in each state — and our own favorite Rock Point School in Burlington is the pick for Vermont. (We suspect it might be something about that stately building on 125 acres bordering Lake Champlain.) Congratulations! 

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Topics: Rock Point School, Clients

All Aboard to Support Rail in Vermont

on Apr 20, 2018 7:05:00 AM

Since 1972, the Vermont Rail Action Network (VRAN) has worked to modernize and upgrade Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight. Although they had a website, it was outdated and the technology was showing its age.

Vermont Rail Action Network gets a new website

Marketing Partners worked with the website committee and executive director to design a new website as part of a fully integrated marketing automation platform. With the launch of the new site, VRAN is now starting fundraising and will soon implement a membership drive.

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Topics: Clients, Vermont Rail Action Network, Website Design and Development

Rutland Herald features sugaring at Spring Lake Ranch

on Mar 6, 2018 2:04:00 PM

 

Photographer Robert Layman returned to the sugarbush at Spring Lake Ranch this spring to take a series of sugaring photos. Gardens Work Crew Leader Lisa and her companion Zoey were featured on the front page riding shotgun on a sap run while others were featured in the People & Places section of the Rutland Herald. 

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Topics: Spring Lake Ranch, Clients, Mission-Driven Marketing

Welcome to Our Client Family: Janet S. Munt FAMILY ROOM

on Feb 5, 2018 1:22:00 PM

 

We're delighted to welcome the Janet S. Munt Family Room, a Vermont parent-child center in Burlington, to the Marketing Partners' family of nonprofit clients with a mission focused on serving the diverse families and children in our region. For nearly 30 years the Family Room has provided education, support and connection for parents and promoted physical, social, emotional and linguistic development in children. The Family Room has separated from its parent organization, the Visiting Nurse Association, to transition to independence as a 501c3 nonprofit organization — enter Marketing Partners to help with a new visual and verbal identity in advance of a gala 30th anniversary celebration in July 2018.

 

We had the pleasure of working with the Family Room's Jackie Reno when we produced a video to honor her award as Early Childhood Educator of the Year for the Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children.

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Topics: Family Room, Clients

Vermont Guardian ad Litem Volunteers Highlighted

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.

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Topics: VTGAL, Clients, Social Justice

'Sugaring sweet for the birds' in St. Albans Messenger

on Jun 2, 2017 8:57:15 AM

Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger tells the story of local maple sugar maker Branon Family Maple Orchards in Fairfield, to illustrate how integrating bird conservation practices into their forest management plans helps to protect birds and their habitats.

Elaine interviewed Cecile Branon and Audubon Vermont conservation biologist Steve Hagenbuch for an original and detailed piece that explains how the project works and its benefits as well as any we've seen. Education on bird-friendly habitat and recognizing participating maple producers are both goals of Audubon Vermont -- a win-win for people, business and the birds!

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Topics: Audubon Vermont, Clients, Energy & Climate Change