Can a business change its culture?

Rob Miller wanted to shake things up: the president and CEO of Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) wanted to make his company more transparent. And he wanted to be more responsive to customers. First, he had to change the business culture. He talks about how you pursue passion and purpose and change the culture in “unexpected places.” (October 25, 2017 broadcast)

Rob Miller, president and CEO, VSECU

 

Co-working: Office & community for workers without an office

Co-working is what independent workers do who share an office but not a job. Vermont has seen a variety of co-working spaces pop up from Bennington to Burlington. They serve telecommuters, freelancers, and independent entrepreneurs. We speak with leaders of several Vermont co-working spaces. (October 4, 2017 broadcast)

Wayne Maceyka, organizer, HinesburgHUB

Dimitri Garder, Director, The Lightning Jar, Bennington 

Samantha Sheehan, owner and founder, Valley.Works, Waitsfield

Simeon Chapin, director, Community & Social Development, VSECU 

Green loans for energy efficiency

There are new ways that homeowners can pay for energy efficiency improvements–including no-cost loans. A conversation about Green loans for Vermonters:

Laurie Fielder, Program Director for VGreen loans, VSECU

Mark Kelley, Efficiency Vermont