Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University in Northfield will hold the 23rd Annual William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium April 11-12, 2018, on the theme of “Won the War, Lost the Peace: The U.S. Legacy in Iraq.” The Colby is a two-day event hosted at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.
Vermont Business Magazine Ensuring Vermont has enough high-quality, affordable child care is essential to supporting gender equality in the workplace, according to a new report co-authored by Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) and the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). The report outlines policy recommendations—including increasing investments in Vermont’s Child Care Financial Assistance Program and passing paid family leave—as key strategies to supporting working women and their families.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Creamery earned top honors at the World Championship Cheese Contest this week, taking "Best in Class" for Coupole in the mold-ripened goat cheese category and second place for Fresh Crottin in the soft goats' milk cheese category. The annual contest that garners global participation was held March 6-8 in Madison, Wisconsin.
by J. Churchill Hindes, Chair of the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees The higher education business is not for the faint of heart. Colleges and universities around the nation are challenged as never before by declining numbers of high school graduates, rising costs, and declining support from state governments.
New Designation Aims to Increase Investment in Low-Income Areas, Time Running Out
Vermont Business Magazine A bill that would protect small businesses targeted by aggressive lease financing companies has passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs. The bill, S206, addresses many of the common themes found in complaints filed with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program by small businesses who lease credit card terminals. Currently, a small business may pay thousands of dollars for a terminal that commonly retails for less than $500.
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims were up again last week and have risen above claims from the same time last year. For the week of March 3, 2018, there were 889 claims, 147 more than than they were the previous week and 104 more than they were a year ago. Altogether 6,456 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 374 from a week ago, but 841 fewer than a year ago. For most weeks of 2017 and into 2018 claims fell below the year before. This could reflect a transition from winter tourism season with the early onset of warmer weather. The coming weeks will show whether this is so, or if claims are trending up.
by Julie Moore, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources One of my favorite writers, David Quammen, penned an article for National Geographic more than 10 years ago, titled Hallowed Ground: Nothing Is Ever Safe.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Family Network has announced that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism. This funding makes it possible for us to support families whose children have autism with grants of up to $200 to address family-identified needs such as respite, summer camp, or specific training/supports.
Vermont Business Magazine The weather has been kind to Vermont’s ski resorts and trails this March, with 6-12 inches of snow expected to reach the state and more snow in the long-range forecast. The heavy snowfall, combined with an ongoing stretch of consistent weather, will ensure that conditions for skiing, riding, and other winter sports will be excellent this spring. Vermont ski resorts are celebrating the March 8th snowstorm with weekend events that celebrate winter, family, and Vermont’s outdoor recreation lifestyle.
Vermont Business Magazine In response to National School Walkout Day, set to occur at schools across the nation from 10– 0:17 am on March 14, the Burlington School District has issued the following statement: “At Burlington School District, we support this national student movement towards safe and inclusive schools. Our students are engaged in critical thinking to empower student voice.
Vermont Business Magazine National Pollution Prevention Roundtable board member Rick Reibstein traveled from Boston to Vermont this week and visited GLOBALFOUNDRIES to recognize the company for winning the 2017 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention ( MVP2 ) award. All GF employees receiving the award work at the GF Vermont facility. They included: Dan Wildermuth, Eric Lemire, Ruma Kohli, Jonathan Grohs, Randy Austin, Jim Densmore, Christopher Magg, Dan Hill, Louis Kindt and Shaun Crawford.