The more I learn,

the more I realize how much I don’t know.”

AIP Pizza

The hardest recipes to recreate when following ingredient and/or carbohydrate restrictive guidelines are baked and comfort foods. The following recipes allowed me to create a pizza that is not only passable, but addictive (but keep in mind that I haven’t had anything close for over a year, haha). These recipes are safe for any of […]

Monique Priestley: State college excellent at personal, professional development

This Commentary was featured on VTDigger in a post on 02.05.2020. Editor’s note: This commentary is by Monique Priestley of Bradford, who is a graduate of NVU-Lyndon. She telecommutes for her job as director of digital for CampusCE Corporation in Seattle, Washington, and serves as executive director for The Space On Main. Our state college […]

Monique Joins VCF & Bill Sayre on WDEV Radio Interview

Executive Director & Founder, Monique Priestley, joined Sarah Waring of The Vermont Community Foundation and Bill Sayre of WDEV during Vermont Council on Rural Development’s 2nd Annual Vermont Leadership Summit. Listen here.

Monique Speaks at 2nd Annual VT Leadership Summit

Executive Director & Founder, Monique Priestley, had the honor and privilege of speaking at this year’s 2nd Annual Vermont Leadership Summit (at 38:50 in video below), put on by the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Transcript of Monique’s contribution to the opening “spark stories” here: This weekend I volunteered as a mentor for this incredible […]

2019 Vital Communities Heroes & Leaders Presentation

On May 30, 2019, I had the honor of being recognized as one of Vital Communities’s Heroes & Leaders at their 25th Anniversary celebration. I am not a lover of “the spotlight”, small talk, soirées, or swapping out my jeans, so I was skeptical of how the night would go. Luckily, like usual, my skeptical […]

Vermont Innovation Hubs Launch Network To Support Rural Entrepreneurs

#ScaleHere Platform Addresses Barriers to Starting and Scaling a Business in Vermont Burlington, VT​ ​(May 23, 2019)​ – The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET)​ today announced new partnerships with five innovation hubs to boost startups, innovation and localized economic development throughout Vermont. The ​#ScaleHere platform accelerates business growth throughout the state by sharing the […]

Hearing Testimony: Vermont Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs

As Founder & President of The Space On Main, I gave testimony on-site today in support of coworking, makerspaces, broadband, and entrepreneurship at a Vermont Senate Committee On Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs hearing on Rural Economic Development & Innovation. My testimony and full hearing video are below (Matt Dunne starts off the hearing […]

Lawmakers explore potential of co-working spaces for rural development

Lawmakers explore potential of co-working spaces for rural development: Senate committee hears testimony on bolstering rural growth around shared work spaces Full article and video reported by Ross Ketschke on MyNBC5 6:25 PM EST Feb 19, 2019: BRADFORD, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers are exploring the potential for using co-work spaces as spark plugs for economic […]

Cohase Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Speech

Several people have asked for a copy of the speech that I gave when receiving this year’s Cohase Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award. Here it is, with love – and without my rushed reading: I want to share appreciation for everyone fighting all of the million little uphill battles. In their personal […]