VCP is very fortunate to have such a supportive community – a community that recognizes the importance of sustaining and supporting arts organizations and recognizing what such organizations give bring to the community. Below is a list of some of those local businesses. To find out how you or your business can become a sponsor of VCP, please visit the Sponsorship page here.
Sprint Systems of Photography – Scituate, Rhode Island
Founded in 1973, Sprint® Systems of Photography is a small, personable company producing the best black and white liquid chemistry in the world. Our system is designed with the photographer in mind by providing greater speed, economy of use, and incorporating special buffering agents for enhanced creative control. With a high capacity and consistency from the first print to the last, our solutions have a value that is unmatched. Our goal is to supply all photographers, from professionals to students, with a high caliber chemistry to heighten your photographic experience and simplify your process without sacrifice. Whether it is developing black and white negatives or silver gelatin prints our product is simple and easy to use. At Sprint® Systems of Photography, we understand that art is a process. Most of our concentrates are mixed at a ratio of 1 part + 9 parts water which offers you a hands-on experience that mixes art, science, and a bit of magic.
Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE)
The Photographic Historical Society of New England is a nonprofit, tax-exempt society founded in 1973 to promote the knowledge of photographic history in a variety of exciting educational programs and activities.
Epson America, Inc. – Long Beach, California
Epson is committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation in compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, and through the formation of group-wide platforms will become a community of robust businesses, creating, producing, and providing products and services that emotionally engage customers worldwide.
Milagro B&B – Putney, Vermont
Milagro is a hand-built home we designed and built with Putney craftsmen. Peaceful, natural, creative sensibilities combine funky and elegant design throughout. Milagro blends Arts&Crafts style with favorite elements from many cultures.
Brown Computer Solutions – Brattleboro, Vermont
“Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive set of tools and knowledge that may be used to enrich the digital lives of our customers. We’re dedicated to offering a wide range of quality services and superior customer support, no matter the scale. As a member of several community-driven organizations, we understand the importance of community involvement and continue to focus on providing our customers with a familiar face, a helping hand and the best-fit solution for them.”
The Works Bakery Cafe – Brattleboro, Vermont
We opened the first Works Bakery Café in 1988 in Manchester, Vermont, as an alternative to the fast food chains and their extreme focus on the bottom line—often at the expense of good food and a healthy planet. That’s why we buy from family farmers whenever possible. We also go out of our way to avoid agribusiness and their pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and highly efficient (but highly stressful) CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations.)Of course, it takes a watchful eye to make good food, which is why we prepare most of our ingredients in-house, from scratch. From our flavored cream cheese to the roasted vegetables and spreads in our sandwiches, we only use the freshest ingredients: hand-chopped and blended daily in every one of our cafés. It only takes a little care to eat better and live better … for a better planet. We believe that when we buy good, healthy vegetables, meat and dairy products it creates demand that helps family farmers do more business. And that’s better business for us all.
R. C. Brayshaw & Company – Warner, New Hampshire
R.C. Brayshaw & Company, Inc. is proud to have been named the Green Business of the Year for the State of New Hampshire in 2012. Additionally, we were among the first adopters of the use of FSC Certification for printers in New England. Both our award from the State, and our long-standing FSC certification demonstrate our continued dedication to long-term environmental sustainability and responsible forest management. For us, Green Printing is not just a buzzword, we take it seriously. It means so much more than recycling paper, it means taking an environmentally responsible approach to all three of our facilities by limiting landfill waste and chemical usage throughout our operations. Our efforts include the use of low impact vegetable and soy based inks with limited volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), the reuse of make-ready sheets to minimize paper waste, recycling over four tons of paper each week, off-cuts are recycled or reused, liquid waste tanks are used for collection of, and disposal/treatment of chemical waste, and all aluminum printing plates are recycled.
ArtCraft Chemicals – Altamont, New York
Artcraft Chemicals has been an industry leader in supplying schools, companies and individuals with photo-chemicals as well as many other chemicals. With double digit growth every year, since its inception, Artcraft has the consistency and proven service record of supplying their clients with products that they need most.
Zephyr Designs – Brattleboro, Vermont
Zephyr Designs has been serving artists for over 34 years with a knowledgeable, experienced staff and a comprehensive selection of materials and services. We have just about everything you need to bring out your creativity. If we don’t have something you need we’ll try to get it for you. Our highly skilled framers will build custom frames for your artwork or memorabilia that will suit your tastes and enhance the artwork. Come visit our store in beautiful Brattleboro, Vermont.
Katalyst Kombucha – Greenfield, Massachusetts
Artisan Beverage Cooperative was founded in 2013 by the owners of Katalyst Kombucha LLC and Green River Ambrosia LLC. Katalyst Kombucha had been producing kombucha teas since 2005 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Green River Ambrosia began producing meads and Ginger Libation at the Katalyst brewery in 2007. After a few years of working together, the owners decided to merge the companies and convert the two businesses into a worker-owned cooperative. Both Katalyst Kombucha and Green River Ambrosia were founded on strong missions to promote environmental stewardship, democratic governance, sustainable agriculture, and building a strong local economy. As each company developed independently it became clear that by fully joining forces the mission of each company could be fulfilled more effectively and all of the operations could become much more efficient.
Brown & Roberts Hardware – Brattleboro, Vermont
We’re Brattleboro’s local, downtown hardware store. We fix and sell small engine equipment, electrical, housewares and more!
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center – Brattleboro, Vermont
The mission of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is to present art and ideas in ways that inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages.
Vermont Country Deli – Brattleboro, Vermont
The Vermont Country Deli is dedicated to supporting local businesses, and offers many specialty retail products from the Brattleboro area. We purchase Vermont fruit for our pies when in season and try to incorporate other seasonal local produce whenever possible. The Vermont Country Deli frequently donates food to local fundraisers and has been a big supporter of many local charities. The Vermont Country Deli is locally owned and has approximately forty-five employees, both full and part time. We offer a great place to learn about food and the buzz of the retail specialty food scene, as is evident by the amount of young high school and college students working here. Many of our students return year after year as they come home from college for the summer, and we welcome their continued service.
Revolution – White River Junction, Vermont
Revolution is a dynamic independent boutique featuring eco-chic apparel & ultimate gear for men and women. Established in 2002, founder, Kim Souza modeled Revolution after urban thrift legends including, Eva B’s (Montreal), Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn) and The Garment District (Cambridge). In 2007, Kim partnered up with mother-daughter team, Ann & Simi Johnston, to reinvent Revolution to become the most radical shopping experience in the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Amherst Camera Works – Amherst, Massachusetts