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Jul 17, 2014 / 1 note

Fresh Tracks Road Pitch - Bellows Falls Stop

The Sustainable Valley Group is hosting Fresh Tracks Capital Road Pitch on Tuesday August 5th at 10:30 am at the Bellows Falls Train Station.
Connection, Introduction, Strategic Advice or possibly venture capital!

To find out if your business start-up qualifies and sign-up call Gary at 802.376.9534 or e-mail info@greenislandvt.org by this time next week (by 3:00 pm Wednesday July 23)

Details below:

This Is How You Road Trip. And Pitch.
http://freshtracksontheroad.weebly.com/
Entrepreneurs. Riding. Motorcycles.

Wall St. Journal on the event: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/07/03/vermont-venture-capitalists-are-taking-to-the-road-to-find-investments/

Jul 16, 2014

Digital Accelerator Comes to BTV’s Old North End

The grand opening of Abe’s Corner at 200 North Street, Burlington is scheduled for July 17. Developers Erik Hoekstra of Redstone and Stu McGowan of Shoeless Konstruction are completing construction of a new building that features 7 apartments and ground floor neighborhood-scale commercial space in the Old North End.

The site is located at the busy intersection of North Street, Elmwood Avenue and Intervale Avenue across from T. Ruggs and includes the Abe’s Corner Accelerator opening soon on the ground floor of the building.

Founded by Old North End resident Sean Hurley, the Abe’s Corner Accelerator invests in, co-locates and supports start-ups that have the ability to scale through the adoption of best practices in digital marketing and advertising. The Abe’s Corner Accelerator look for teams that are coachable, local and committed.

According to founders, the Abe’s Corner Accelerator is the first funding vehicle in Vermont’s venture ecosystem dedicated exclusively to wealth-creation in the digital space. Start-ups can apply today for funding in the 2014 Winter Class at abescorner.com.

RIP Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar which is a polymer that is 5x stronger than steel. #womenwholead
Jul 15, 2014

RIP Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar which is a polymer that is 5x stronger than steel. #womenwholead

Jul 15, 2014

Full-time Staff Position, Arts

Kingdom County Productions (KCP) is seeking a staff person to work from its Peacham office. They’re looking for an effective and well-organized person with strong computer and internet skills.  Passion for the arts is a plus - as are skills in marketing, fundraising, sales, and/or administration. 

KCP makes independent place-based narrative and documentary films, develop innovative education projects, and produce music, theater, and dance events in small towns. 

The right fit could be a motivated assistant new to the field, a seasoned pro, or someone in between. 

Pay is commensurate with experience. Please email a resume and a letter of interest to Jay Craven and Bess O’Brien (jcraven@marlboro.edu).  

We love this emerging tradition from Woodstock where woodcrafters meet local food producers for a community lunch.
On Sunday August 17th at 12:30pm, join us for our 6th annual Naked Table Locavore Lunch on the middle covered bridge in Woodstock, VT. Don’t miss what has become a precious tradition of the town which marks Woodstock’s commitment to its ongoing sustainability projects. The Woodstock Farmers’ Market is yet again preparing a completely new knock-out menu of items made from our local farms. SIGNUP INFORMATION Lunch tickets are $45/person, and can be purchased at http://www.sustainablewoodstock.org/support-us/donate/. Proceeds go to Sustainable Woodstock, a non-profit dedicated to local sustainability projects. Please arrive at 12:30pm for check-in, as we will serve at 1pm. Hope you will join us!
Jul 15, 2014

We love this emerging tradition from Woodstock where woodcrafters meet local food producers for a community lunch.

On Sunday August 17th at 12:30pm, join us for our 6th annual Naked Table Locavore Lunch on the middle covered bridge in Woodstock, VT. Don’t miss what has become a precious tradition of the town which marks Woodstock’s commitment to its ongoing sustainability projects. The Woodstock Farmers’ Market is yet again preparing a completely new knock-out menu of items made from our local farms.

SIGNUP INFORMATION
Lunch tickets are $45/person, and can be purchased at http://www.sustainablewoodstock.org/support-us/donate/
. Proceeds go to Sustainable Woodstock, a non-profit dedicated to local sustainability projects. Please arrive at 12:30pm for check-in, as we will serve at 1pm. Hope you will join us!

Jul 15, 2014

Officials Hear Pitches for Windham’s Entergy Funds

VTDigger.org writes that, “State officials are calling it an “incredible opportunity” — the annual release of $2 million in economic development money for Windham County over the next five years.” The article continues,

At a public meeting Thursday night, residents and state officials discussed the annual release of $2 million in economic development money for Windham County over the next five years.

And at a public meeting Thursday night, officials heard plenty of suggestions on how that cash should be used. Some pushed for microgrants for small businesses, while others wondered whether the money might cover water and sewer projects, stipends for new residents or even credit refinancing.

Read the full article here.

Montpelier architect and prof Danny Sagan contributes to this 2009 tome. 
Documents a small but seminal architectural movement that sought to create a radical, new architecture characterized by organic forms, improvisational processes, hands-on methods, and use of natural materials

Examines the work of a group of architects that converged in Vermont’s Mad River Valley in the mid-1960s. Lead essayist Danny Sagan traces the development of the Design/Build movement from its roots in Bauhaus theory at Yale School of Architecture in the early 1960s to the architectural manifestations of its radical aesthetic, social, and technological experimentation. An essay by historian Kevin Dann explores Vermont’s draw, throughout the 20th century, on individuals seeking creative freedoms in a rural setting. The publication includes archival photographs and drawings, new architectural photographs, and documentary materials that explicate the design-builders’ theory, process, and resulting structures. The text and illustrations come together in a stunning celebration of the Design/Build movement.
Order the book here.
Jul 15, 2014

Montpelier architect and prof Danny Sagan contributes to this 2009 tome. 

Documents a small but seminal architectural movement that sought to create a radical, new architecture characterized by organic forms, improvisational processes, hands-on methods, and use of natural materials

Examines the work of a group of architects that converged in Vermont’s Mad River Valley in the mid-1960s. Lead essayist Danny Sagan traces the development of the Design/Build movement from its roots in Bauhaus theory at Yale School of Architecture in the early 1960s to the architectural manifestations of its radical aesthetic, social, and technological experimentation. An essay by historian Kevin Dann explores Vermont’s draw, throughout the 20th century, on individuals seeking creative freedoms in a rural setting. The publication includes archival photographs and drawings, new architectural photographs, and documentary materials that explicate the design-builders’ theory, process, and resulting structures. The text and illustrations come together in a stunning celebration of the Design/Build movement.

Order the book here.

East Corinth became home to a renovated bridge when the makers of BEETLEJUICE recreated the scene of tragedy in a bucolic Connecticut village back in 1988.
Jul 15, 2014

East Corinth became home to a renovated bridge when the makers of BEETLEJUICE recreated the scene of tragedy in a bucolic Connecticut village back in 1988.

Jul 15, 2014

Vermont’s Working Landscape - A Tech Upgrade

Love seeing this updated image of Vermont’s “working landscape” that includes renewables. Next: our fiber-powered wifi and 4G canopy!

Smilestone!
Jul 15, 2014

Smilestone!