Arts and Humanities: Not Just for Artists

At Mascoma Bank, we believe that every member of our community should have opportunities to experience the arts and humanities, as an audience member, participant, and/or creator.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Nov 5, 2019
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Get Your Woof On and Celebrate Shelter Dogs

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! At Mascoma Bank, we are firm believers in giving back to the communities in which we serve, and that means ALL members of the community—including those with fur, feathers, and scales.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Oct 23, 2019
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Welcome to the Claremont Opera House

A healthy, strong community is like a tapestry with many threads that create a vibrant, cohesive whole. Some of the most important threads in any community are the organizations that create and promote the arts. Being a force for positive change is important to Mascoma Bank, and supporting organizations that bring the arts to our communities is part of that.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Oct 2, 2019
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Employee Ownership as a Succession Option

As a certified B Corp, Mascoma Bank is part of the global movement to use business as a force for good. But what does that mean? How can business be a force for good? The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a prime example of how businesses can have a positive impact in the real world, on the lives of their owners, employees, customers, and the communities in which they are embedded.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Sep 25, 2019
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Music Education for Everyone

Music is a collaborative art. People who play music together learn to work together and form the connections that result in strong communities. At Mascoma Bank, working to promote strong communities is an important part of who we are. That means, supporting organizations like the Upper Valley Music Center aligns perfectly with our philosophy.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Sep 18, 2019
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The Intervale Center: Good for Farms, Good for Land, Good for People

Rising in the town of Cabot in Washington County, Vermont, the Winooski River flows westward across half the state, winding its way through Colchester, Winooski, and Burlington on its approach to Lake Champlain. From above, it looks like a ribbon tossed upon the land.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Aug 28, 2019
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The Community Kitchen: Working to Reduce Food Insecurity

Imagine for a moment you are the sole breadwinner of a household of four in New Hampshire. Between two part-time jobs, you earn a little more than $23,000, placing you in the 8 percent of New Hampshire residents who live below the poverty line.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Aug 21, 2019
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The Randolph Area Food Shelf: Increasing Access to Fresh Produce

Do you remember the first time you tried kale? Celery root? What about Swiss chard? If you didn’t grow up eating these produce items frequently grown here in the North Country, you might understand how turning an unfamiliar bunch of greens or a strange-looking root into an appealing meal can be a real stumper.

Posted by Mariah Davis on Aug 14, 2019
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The Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: Improving the Lives of People and Pets

At Mascoma Bank, one of our most important goals is to be a force for positive change. No less an authority than Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” If that’s true, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is making us all look good. 

Posted by Mariah Davis on Aug 8, 2019
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Golfing for Good

Golfers in the Upper Valley never need much of an excuse to spend time on the greens. The slightest hint of warm weather brings them out in droves in early spring, and they stay out there driving, chipping, and putting until their fingers freeze in late October or early November.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on May 22, 2019
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