VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF MAY 20, 2019

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm
Announces 2019 Events
Winooski, VT – A free pancake breakfast, big tractors, and cute cows! Vermont Breakfast on the Farm is back for its fifth year at two new farms in the Green Mountain State. 2018 was a record year for Breakfast on the Farm, with more than 3,500 people in attendance at two on-farm events. (continue)

AIGA Vermont to Host Obama Administration
Creative Director and Digital Specialist
Burlington, Vermont – April 24, 2019: AIGA Vermont culminates its nine-month WTF!? speaker series with a talk by Ashleigh Axios, former Creative Director and Digital Strategist for the Obama Administration. She will offer a behind-the-scenes look into the extremely high-profile in-house design job of leading digital design at the Obama-era White House. (continue)

Groundbreaking Electric Bike Rebates
from Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power has developed a special rebate program aimed at improving bike mobility for its customers. (continue)

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
Recommends Hosting College Interns
Are you a Windham Region employer looking for assistance on a special project, or some extra support over the summer? Have you ever considered hosting a college intern? Attracting and developing new talent is critical if your organization is facing the same workforce challenges we all are – tight labor market and an aging workforce. (continue)

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF MAY 13, 2019

BETA Technologies Receives Vermont
Training Program Grant
BETA Technologies, an aerospace company specializing in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology and recharging pad technology, has been granted $78,742.50 by the Department of Economic Development’s Vermont Training Program. (continue)

Vermont Community Foundation and LaunchVT
Partner to Boost Local economies
The Vermont Community Foundation’s newest partnership is with LaunchVT, a recognized leader for its multi-dimensional support of many of the state’s promising start-up businesses. LaunchVT will receive a three-year $120,000 (continue)

Community College of Vermont Announces
Seven New Certificate Programs
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Community College of Vermont (CCV) will offer seven new certificate programs beginning in the fall 2019 semester. The new certificate offerings are administrative medical assisting, clinical medical assisting, digital media production, funeral director, graphic design, media communications, and studio art. (continue)

Windham Grows Business Accelerator
Accepting Applications for Next Cohort
BRATTLEBORO, VT — Windham Grows, a program of Strolling of the Heifers, is accepting applications for its Summer/Fall 2019 cohort. Windham Grows is a food and agriculture business accelerator, connecting entrepreneurs with mentors, industry contacts, and support. (continue)

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF MAY 06, 2019

Bellows Falls Expands Farm to
School Programming
BELLOWS FALLS, VT-This past September, Windham Northeast Supervisory Union kicked off a new school meal program: the Farm to School Cafe. Led by Food Service Director Harley Sterling, the Farm to School Cafe model is thriving in Bellows Falls and the surrounding towns, including Westminster, Grafton, Athens, and Saxtons River. (continue)

Vermont’s First Short-Term
Rental Summit for Hosts
The Short-Term Rental Summit organizers have announced the two Keynote Speakers for the Summit. Robin Chase will be delivering the Sunday, May 20th afternoon keynote virtually with a live feed Q & A. Arun Sundararajan will be speaking on Monday, May 20th at 9:00 at the Latchis Theatre. Both are internationally acclaimed and lauded in the world of the shared economy. (continue)

Registration open for “Champion Change,
in the Workplace and Marketplace
Burlington, VT –Registration is now open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibilities annual spring conference, titled “Champion Change, in the Workplace and Marketplace”. Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) members, friends and state legislators will gather for the conference at the LEED-certified Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington Wednesday May 15th. Throughout the day, attendees will engage in their choice of 15 workshops designed to help forward-thinking professionals find new opportunities through values-led work. (continue)