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A Challenging Year

What will we know in December 2021 that we don’t know now? It is our hope that the answer is ‘a lot’ and that we have reason to be optimistic and hopeful.

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Public-Private Partnerships Revitalize Downtown St. Albans

St. Albans has seen 67% Grand List growth in the past eight years thanks to public-private partnerships, alternative financing, and community involvement.

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Staying Present with Anti-Racism

Since we last wrote about anti-racism a few months ago, we have continued to grapple with the question of what steps a Vermont company can take to become actively anti-racist.…

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“Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate” By the Counselors of Real Estate®

The Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®) have released their annual top ten issues affecting real estate and this year is (as one would expect) particularly nuanced.

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Five Things to Keep in Mind in a Win-Win TIF Project

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a powerful tool to make difficult projects happen and pencil out favorably. Five things

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What the heck does Act 250 mean by that? Part 2

What is the meaning of “Substantial Change,” “Cognizable Change,” “Material Change,” and “Significant Impact” in Act 250? Breaking down the terms in two parts.

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Bettering Communication, Bettering Everyone

What we say matters. Do our actions and words align? Extending lessons from a VBSR webinar to individually evaluating our communication in these reflective times.

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Black Lives Matter.

Businesses are a critical part of the fabric of any community. People + policy + structures: these set the stage for so much of what happens in our lives. We are committed to bettering ourselves and our business so that we can help our communities progress toward a more inclusive and anti-racist future.

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Huh? What the heck does Act 250 mean by that? Part 1

What is the meaning of “Substantial Change,” “Cognizable Change,” “Material Change,” and “Significant Impact” in Act 250? Breaking down the terms in two parts.

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