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Riding the rails at Killington for fun and cash

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort hosted the East Coast’s largest and most lucrative rail jam, Rails 2 Riches, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The event dished out more than $25,000 in prize money to skiers and snowboarders with seven New England athletes on the podium, taking the cash home. “Year and after year we are thrilled with the Rails 2 Riches event—it’s an incredible opportunity for local and international skiers and riders to check out what Killington Parks has to offer.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care prepares for Centennial in 2018

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On June 10, 1918, Putnam Memorial Hospital, now known as Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), opened to patients. A century later that 30-bed hospital has grown into one of New England’s leading rural healthcare systems. “A hundred years of caring for generation after generation in Bennington County and beyond is certainly a milestone worth celebrating,” said Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, SVHC’s president and CEO “Equally worthy of celebration is what SVHC is today—one of the best and most innovative community health care systems in the region—and how we are growing our services to meet the needs of the future.”

Seven child care facilities work with state to assess possible contaminants from nearby dry cleaners

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Seven child care and preschool providers around the state that are located within 200 feet of current or former dry cleaning businesses are partnering with state agencies to assess indoor air quality to ensure they are not impacted by chemicals associated with dry cleaning. The assessment work is precautionary, and the state stands ready to provide mitigation support if needed.

NG Advantage partners with NH, VT, NY community organizations

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Colchester-based NG Advantage LLC, which is majority-owned by Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), continued its longstanding tradition of supporting charitable organizations by delivering nonperishable food items and gifts to local community groups. This week NG Advantage delivered multiple donations of locally-sourced, nonperishable food items to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse in Binghamton, Ticonderoga Food Pantry, and the Community Action Program serving Belknap-Merrimack Counties in New Hampshire.

Vermont gets a 'D' from Champlain for high school financial literacy

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine States are making modest improvements in personal finance education standards, but they still have a long way to go, including Vermont which earned a "D," according to the third report card on state efforts to improve financial literacy in American high schools. John Pelletier, director of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, which produced the report card, says American high schools have improved incrementally, in part because previous report cards have energized debates and legislation in many states.

Six UVM students featured in anthology of best undergraduate investigative journalism

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Six University of Vermont students from the Community Development and Applied Economics  department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are featured in the new book Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a “Post Truth” Society. An annual anthology published by California-based media watchdog organization Project Censored, Censored 2018 compiles the top 25 student-written investigative news stories from the past year. The six UVM students -- Clare Charlesworth, Audrey Tuck, Bridgette McShea, Olivia Jones, Emily von Weise and Kätchen McElwain -- developed and submitted their stories as part of their spring 2017 class Journalism 2.0 with Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) professor Rob Williams.

USA News Group: Vermont likely to legalize pot in 2018

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:28am -- tim

USA News Group The tide has turned with regard to public perception of marijuana use and the movement toward legalizing pot is moving in a wave. Seven jurisdictions are most likely to approve legal use of cannabis in 2018. Some of the leading cannabis companies already preparing for the onslaught of new demand include Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF), MedReleaf Corp. (OTC: MEDFF), GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH), and MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE: MYM) (OTC: MYMMF).

Brattleboro Retreat achieves accreditation from The Joint Commission

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro Retreat today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

KSV recertifies as B Corporation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine KSV, a marketing and advertising agency with considerable expertise in sustainable energy marketing, recently won recertification as a B Corporation, meaning the Burlington-based company voluntarily meets a higher standard of public transparency, legal accountability and verified performance. Certified B – the B stands for “Benefit” – Corporations use the power of business to solve social, environmental and economic problems. Benchmarking and measuring the company’s social impact lets consumers, clients and employees know that a company is serious about doing good and doing well.

Governor’s Education Summit moved to Norwich University Plumley Armory

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Due to considerable interest, Governor Phil Scott has moved the location of his, Monday, December 18 Education Summit to Plumley Armory at Norwich University in Northfield. The venue was changed to accommodate the large number of registration requests, and the capacity of Plumley Armory ensures everyone who RSVP’d will be able to participate.