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For the Greater Good: Associates for Training & Development is Calling for Workers 55+, Older Workers Often Overlooked

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: Associates for Training & Development is Calling for Workers 55+, Older Workers Often Overlooked

Employers from Vermont to Vancouver are facing unforeseen difficulties in attracting qualified workers, but there are jobhunters over 55 who know all too well the challenges of finding meaningful employment.

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For the Greater Good: Rev. Dr. Alberta Wallace on Faith, Hope, and Charity – in Good Times and in Bad

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: Rev. Dr. Alberta Wallace on Faith, Hope, and Charity – in Good Times and in Bad

I decided to chat up the ebullient, wise (and perpetually smiling) Reverend Dr. Alberta Wallace, the intentional interim pastor of Grace Congregational Church in Rutland.

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For the Greater Good: This Way UP Counts on Women Business Owners

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / February 10, 2022 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: This Way UP Counts on Women Business Owners

There is an enormous but untapped business opportunity to grow Vermont’s economic vitality and diversity, to create networks of mentorship, to secure funding for small business, and to increase contributions to Vermont’s economy on an ongoing basis.

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We Can Do More To Boost Women Entrepreneurs, Like Many in Montclair (Town Square)

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / February 8, 2022 / Comments Off on We Can Do More To Boost Women Entrepreneurs, Like Many in Montclair (Town Square)

After graduation, I ended up doing my own research about women entrepreneurs. Turns out, long before anyone had ever heard of Kardashians or Rihanna, numerous women had founded or expanded valuable enterprises, nonprofits and social movements.

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For the Greater Good: Vermonters Working on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / January 12, 2022 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: Vermonters Working on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Across Vermont, several groups working to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, have taken Dr. King’s legacy to heart, and are mobilizing progressive community action.

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For the Greater Good: Escape From the Dark Winter Days Using Your Head, and Your Heart, and Your Hands

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / January 5, 2022 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: Escape From the Dark Winter Days Using Your Head, and Your Heart, and Your Hands

As many of us look forward to a happier 2022, COVID is still ruling our world, and we are facing the most sunlight-challenged months of the year. No wonder many of us want to hunker down under a weighted blanket in front of a merry movie marathon, swilling gallons of cocoa, while being sure to…

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For the Greater Good: A Guide to Impactful Holiday Donations

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / December 15, 2021 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: A Guide to Impactful Holiday Donations

For many Vermont nonprofits, the past year was as challenging as 2020 was. For the nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable populations, 2021 was even more challenging.

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For the Greater Good: So Many Reasons to Fall in Love with Rutland — Real People, Real Opportunities for Careers, Connections

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / November 24, 2021 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: So Many Reasons to Fall in Love with Rutland — Real People, Real Opportunities for Careers, Connections

Trading my Manolo heels for muck boots wasn’t an overnight decision, nor was I hypnotized by binge-watching holiday movies. I fell in love with Rutland when I worked here a few years ago as a college professor and fundraiser.

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For the Greater Good: Heather Starzynski Helps Rutland Neighbors Build a Foundation From Which to Launch

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / November 10, 2021 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: Heather Starzynski Helps Rutland Neighbors Build a Foundation From Which to Launch

Making affordable homeownership a reality is what Heather Starzynski has been passionate about for over 10 years, having worked in the field of community development throughout the United States

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For the Greater Good: Arwen Turner, Leadership is in Her Nature

By Liz DiMarco Weinmann / October 27, 2021 / Comments Off on For the Greater Good: Arwen Turner, Leadership is in Her Nature

For Come Alive Outside, it would be difficult to find an ambassador more upbeat, empathetic, and creative about enjoying nature than the organization’s executive director, Arwen Turner.

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