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NMTC Funding for Dot Foods

Mascoma Community Development (MCD) is pleased to announce the closing of $15 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to finance the construction and operation of a 177,000 square-foot food product distribution center for Dot Foods, Inc. in Manchester, Tennessee.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on October 25, 2022

Springfield Area Parent Child Center Takes Care of Families

For 30 years, the Springfield Area Parent Child Center (SAPCC) has worked hard to build bridges of support for children, families, and caregivers in the state of Vermont.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on August 26, 2022

Find a Safe Space at SafeArt

At Mascoma Bank, we know that mental health is a crucial part of a person’s well-being. That’s why we support the community-based nonprofit SafeArt, which uses creative expression and various art mediums to help people work toward wellness.

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Posted by Andi Diehn on August 12, 2022

Supporting Portland’s Business Community

Within the last year, the Portland, Maine-based team for Mascoma Bank has grown from two to six members. Two of those six members, Andrew Cook and Amberlynn Esperanza, have recently transitioned into volunteer leadership roles with the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC).

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on August 3, 2022

Working for Families: Lund

This year, Lund celebrates its 132nd year of championing families across the state of Vermont.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on August 1, 2022

Hartford Community Coalition: Caring for Community and a Community of Caring

The year 2013 was a tough one for the Hartford community—three young people died by suicide. One positive thing to come out of such tragedy was the creation of Hartford Community Coalition (HCC).

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on July 22, 2022

NMTC Helps Fund a New Facility for Tropical Products

Mascoma Community Development (MCD) is pleased to announce a $20 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to finance the construction of a new manufacturing and warehouse facility for Tropical Products Inc.’s water-based personal care, home care, and pet care products in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on June 20, 2022

NMTC Funding for The Food Bank

On March 16, 2022, Mascoma Community Development announced $7 million in New Markets Tax Credits funding for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on March 16, 2022

Addressing Critical Community Needs

At the end of 2021, Mascoma Bank contributed more than $285,000 to area nonprofit organizations in an effort to meet some of the area’s biggest needs.

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Posted by Mariah Davis on January 7, 2022

Health Care is Community Care

Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) provides affordable, quality health care to all who need it, regardless of financial status or life circumstances.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on May 5, 2021

Good Food Can Change the World

In August, Mascoma Bank sponsored Burlington, Vermont’s Intervale Center and their annual fundraiser, which celebrates Vermont’s vibrant food system and our community of talented farmers, chefs, and supporters.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on April 6, 2021

Donating to an Important Purrrpose

Mascoma Bank supported the Humane Society of Chittenden County’s (HSCC) by sponsoring two of their major fundraising events in 2020: Purrrses for Paws (an auction event featuring purses) and their first-ever virtual Walk & 5K. Mascoma’s sponsorship supported HSCC’s Annual Campaign, which funds everything from day-to-day operations to emergency veterinary care. In addition to rehoming

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on March 1, 2021

Keeping Generator Running

Generator is a design and fabrication sandbox in the heart of Burlington, Vermont’s South End Arts and Business district. Its makerspace is a combination of artist studios, classrooms, and business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology. They provide the tools, expertise, education, and opportunity that empowers community members to create, collaborate, and

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on February 8, 2021

BBQs and Helping Neighbors

Mascoma Bank has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer BBQ schedule for the safety and well-being of our community and team members. For Mascoma Bank team members, the BBQs are a highlight of the summer. We get to spend time outside and quite literally serve our neighbors.

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Posted by Mariah Davis on June 11, 2020

Supporting Young Minds through Music Education

The benefits of music and music education to the growing minds of young people are backed by decades of research. But music programs, along with all the arts, are often among the first to be cut in order to trim a school budget. At Mascoma Bank, we take pride in our mission to be a

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Posted by Mariah Davis on March 4, 2020

The Season of Giving

The end of the year is often seen as a time to give to those in need, whether it’s through monetary support or showing up to volunteer. How can you make the most impact this season as you decide where your resources should go?

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Posted by Mariah Davis on December 18, 2019

The Pros and Cons of Small Town Living

Small town living can be delightful, but for some people, it might not be the right fit.

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Posted by Jim Giller on August 17, 2019

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.

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Posted by Mariah Davis on August 7, 2019

Mascoma Bank Honored as “Best For the World!”

Mascoma Bank has a long history of commitment to both its employees and its communities, and this commitment continues to grow with time. And now, these efforts are being recognized.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on July 13, 2018

10 Hot Spots for Cool Ice Skating in the Upper Valley

When it comes to ice skating in the Upper Valley, people tend to fall into one of two groups. There are the recreationists who just want to get out on some ice, skate around for a little bit, and sip some hot chocolate. And then there are the hockey players.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on September 28, 2017

Five Fascinating Museums of the Upper Valley

The Upper Valley can be an outdoor lover’s paradise. There’s always another mountain to climb, a lake to swim in, a river to paddle down, a mountain trail to bike on. But the Upper Valley has plenty of indoor attractions, too, as well as places that offer a great indoor/outdoor combination.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on August 2, 2017

INSIGHT Investing in the Community: Mascoma Community Development

Learn how Mascoma Community Development helped drive economic revitalization in Berlin, New Hampshire’s steel industry and assisted in putting more than a hundred local residents back to work.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on February 6, 2017

Mascoma Savings Bank BBQs: Serving (and Feeding!) the Community

Did you make it to a Mascoma Savings Bank community BBQ this summer? Hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks–we’ve got it all, along with a good dollop of that community feeling. Take a look.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on September 30, 2016

5 Tips on Becoming a Part of a New Community

Moving to a new neighborhood? Here’s how to find your new community.

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Posted by Sarah Powell on August 17, 2016