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Made from recycled glass, Glavel will begin manufacturing foam glass gravel at its Essex facility this fall. By Kelly Nottermann, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Communications Director “The built environment is responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions,” said...
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Pulmac Systems International Brings the Information Age to Pulp and Paper The pulp and paper industry is not known for its cutting-edge technology or pushing the frontiers of innovation. In fact, little has changed in the 150 years since wood...
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By Janice St. Onge, president of the Flexible Capital Fund An engineer by training and environmentalist by choice, Chad Farrell founded Encore Redevelopment in 2007 to “scratch an entrepreneurial itch.” In those early years, the business focused on cleaning up...
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By Janice St. Onge, president of the Flexible Capital Fund “Battery storage is what allows renewable energy to be relevant in today’s market,” said Jay Bellows, president and CEO of Northern Reliability. “Mother nature does not provide wind or sun...
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From homestead to statewide, Lisa Ransom and Scott Baughman close the loop for Vermont’s food systems. By Janice St. Onge, president of the Flexible Capital Fund “How can we live in Vermont and not be able to find compost?” That...
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By Janice St. Onge, President of the Flexible Capital Fund Fresh from a year-long stint at Groupon, Dan White moved to Vermont in 2011 with an idea–to localize the popular couponing platform in a way that supported Vermont farmers, producers,...
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MamaSezz enters growing meal delivery niche with whole food, plant-based fare. When Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz, Googled “how do you survive congestive heart failure” late one evening in 2012, she wasn’t hoping to find a miracle cure, she simply...
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At the core of Aqua ViTea founder Jeff Weaber’s business lies a simple idea: that kombucha—a fizzy probiotic drink made from tea—promotes good health and can change lives. It was with this idea in mind that Weaber, formerly a brewer...
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Cider pioneer Eleanor Léger on growing a business with intention. Movies have been made about the romantic notion of leaving corporate America to start a business in a remote, bucolic Vermont town, but few of those fictional characters can hold...
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Take One Step Today By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President Is your money invested in alignment with your values? How can you find out? What does it mean to invest anyway? Don’t know where to start? Here’s a...
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