5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO – Thursday October 19th, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm

The Windham County Workforce Development Network (Windham WorkNet) is hosting the 5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO and Career Social on Thursday October 19th, 2017. Representatives from area employers, employment agencies, and educational organizations will have booths set up at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Windham County residents of all ages and various employment needs will be able to connect with employers and learn about both full-time and part-time job opportunities or look ahead to explore careers pathways and the training needed to pursue them. The day will end with the Career Social, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Lounge, to meet and network with young professionals and successful business leaders.


Brattleboro Food Co-op Reaches Three Year Contract With Union

Managers and the Union Bargaining Committee at Brattleboro Food Co-op have come to a tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract. The contract is scheduled for ratification by July 15th. More details will be available thereafter. All participants were trained in Interest-Based Problem Solving by FMCS (Federal Mediation Conciliation Service), which will continue to be used as a tool as issues arise during the life of the contract.


A Town Without Transportation

I was just shocked when I called Brattleboro Taxi to get a recorded message saying they were no longer operating! This is a huge blow to those of us who can no longer drive and have used the taxi to get to appointments and to errands.


New Job Hunt Helper for Brooks Memorial Library

Job Hunting? Need help filling out online job applications and other technology tasks? Job Hunt Helper Isabel Renaud has drop-in office hours on Tuesdays, 10 am -1 pm and Thursdays 1 – 4 pm. Isabel’s work is sponsored by Community College of Vermont, in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Libraries. Stop by with your questions! 


Brattleboro Door To Door Vendors

Brattleboro residents are notified that personnel from Integrated Solar Applications Corp., will be going door-to-door through May 31, 2017 soliciting sales of solar products. Sales personnel are required to visibly wear photo IDs. If you have any questions, contact Brattleboro Police Dispatch at 802-257-7946.


BizUp West B at MamaSezz, April 19th

Do you live or own a business West of I-91?  If so, JOIN US on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm for our spring BizUp West B event.  Food tastings, presentations, and meeting up with fellow business owners.  The Community Development Action Team of the West Brattleboro Association will be co-hosting the fun, informative and tasty event with our new West Brattleboro business, MamaSezz.  (mamasezz.com)


Publishing and Printing in Brattleboro Today

PUBLISHING AND PRINTING IN BRATTLEBORO TODAY
 
Write Action has joined the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Historical Society in researching and promoting Brattleboro’s past heritage and present status as a “book town.”   This current collaboration is focused on both the history of, and identifying and presenting today’s publishing and printing businesses as an important and vibrant part of our community.
 
The Brattleboro publishing and printing collaborative launched its initiative in 2015 with a public meeting that generated ideas about ways to promote the town’s book history and reputation.  Subsequent projects have included the preparation of annotated bibliography about relevant holdings at the Brooks Memorial Library, and a public presentation about the Stephen Daye Press.
 
Additionally, the groups above have joined forces with the Brattleboro Literary Festival, Marlboro College, 118 Elliot and others to better highlight the rich history of the printed word in Brattleboro and environs for locals and visitors alike.  The “Peoples, Places and History of the Written Word in Brattleboro, Vermont” project, which was submitted to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a matching grant opportunity last month, aims to create a strong community focused on words in and around Brattleboro. The collaborative research, public events, and tours envisioned to be created by the Project will enable a more rooted connection to the history and places we share as a community today and stimulate increased tourism to the area.
 
If you are interested in learning more about the current project, please contact brattprintpub@gmail.com.


Job Hunt Help Returns to Brooks Library

Job Hunt Helper Danielle Braverman will resume individual consultations for job hunters and career planners on January 24th. Contact the for an appointment, or simply drop by during Danielle’s weekly hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Danielle’s services are provided through a partnership between the Community College of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries, with funding from the J.


Snow/Roof Shoveling

With all of this snow, don’t forget to have your roof cleared from the snow, preventive maintenance that saves a lot of money. If you need any snow Shoveling/Blowing done please give me a call. I have some openings on my schedule and would love to be of service.

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Tyrelle Appleton joins the Vermont African American Heritage Trail Initiative

Brattleboro. Tyrelle Appleton has joined Vermont Partnership as Interim Director of Marketing for its Vermont African American Heritage Trail Initiative. “Appleton brings crucial expertise in the field of social media to promote the heritage trail to the multicultural marketplace,” notes Curtiss Reed, Jr., executive director of Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity.


Savings Bank of Walpole and Good Friends Campaign

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys to support the Salvation Army of Keene’s annual Good Friends campaign — the largest fundraising effort in the Keene area that’s facilitated by outside organizations.

Beginning on Thursday, November 10 and throughout the holiday season, all SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals generously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each. The Salvation Army receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. Last year’s campaign raised over $21,000.


Savings Bank of Walpole Employee News

SAVINGS BANK OF WALPOLE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS NATIONALLY AND IN THE COMMUNITY

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) is pleased to announce that a number of employees including Gregg Tewksbury, President and CEO; Mortgage Loan Officers Christine Greenwood and Michelle Hayward and Eric Schlim, Assistant Branch Manager at the Bank’s Marlboro Street location, have been recognized for recent achievements and contributions nationally and in the community.


WRC Grant Program Supporting Community Scale Renewable Energy Releases RFP

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) has released the Request for Proposals for the newly developed Windham County Renewable Energy Grant Program. The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund awarded $400,000 to the WRC to develop a funding program to support renewable energy projects in Windham County. The program will focus on small-scale projects. Award amounts begin at $10,000 with a maximum of $320,000.