Building the New Economy

Common Ground Center: Turning Event Space into Event Sponsorship

“We believe that growing the Marketplace will help to grow the sense of community and cooperation amongst Vermont businesses and individuals,” commented Neily Jennings, Operations Director at Common Ground Center. Since its humble beginnings as a two-week long family camp program in 1994, community and cooperation have been two of […]

Marketplace Profile: Marlboro College Graduate School

Making the Trade by Phayvanh Luekhamhan   “What I didn’t realize until I got involved was that as soon as you join the Marketplace, Amy works hard to put you in touch with people in the network who can meet your needs.” – Kate Jellema, Nonprofit Management Program Chair, Marlboro […]


Turning a Communications Plan into Pictures

    J Andrews Marketing is an independent marketing consultancy and agency located in Westford, VT. We joined the Marketplace in our early months we earned VBSR Trade Credits by doing communications planning with Sammel Signs. We’ve spent  our Trade Credits from that transaction on working toward some of our […]


How VBSR used the Marketplace to save cash on a big purchase.

  If you’re a VBSR member, you’ve already benefited from the Marketplace. The new member directory you received last month with the hot pink coil…paid for with Trade Credits by VBSR. VBSR Program Manager, Rita Bothfeld was sourcing a printer for the directory and her first stop was the Marketplace. […]


Marketplace Magic: How to Turn Pint Glasses into Printing

Vermont Stage Company is Burlington’s year-round professional theatre company performing at FlynnSpace. As a VBSR member, they activated their Marketplace account last year and began selling tickets to their shows for VBSR Trade Credits. As great as all the shows are, not every one sells out. So the Marketplace allows […]