News Roundup: Vermont Professionals of Color Network launches redesigned website

A community-based network for BIPOC Vermonters has redesigned their website to increase access for business owners and others statewide.

New additions to the Vermont Professionals of Color Network website include a directory of BIPOC-owned businesses, a jobs board, and an events calendar. These features hope to make the work of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the state more visible.

Co-founder Weiwei Wang says they want to transform the website into a community resource.

“We wanted to have one consolidated location for all of our news and work,” Wang said. “In relaunching the website, we really wanted to have it be, first of all, community-focused, and make sure that it reflected the needs of our members.”

To celebrate the launch, the Vermont Professionals of Color Network will host an event on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Vermont Comedy Club.

– Marlon Hyde