Vermont Business Magazine EPA has awarded $1,345,000 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of the states to protect and restore wetlands. The Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, tribes, and nonprofit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state and local wetlands programs. Supplemental funding for these projects will be awarded in FY18 but the amounts will be budget dependent.
Vermont Business Magazine Dynapower Company, the world leader in energy storage inverters and converters, is pleased to announce the first deployments of its patent-pending, UL-listed DPS-250 DC converters in utility-scale
Vermont Business Magazine The School for International Training this week activated a new solar power project that is expected to produce approximately 260,200 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy annually and mitigate 183 metric tons of carbon in the first year alone. The 196.5-kilowatt project is also expected to save the institution approximately $10,000 in energy costs per year. The carbon offset equates to more than 105 tons of coal burned annually.
Vermont Business Magazine It's that time of year when prospective college students are researching and applying for college admission. Students are eager to find the right college to prepare them for the career and life of their dreams. A top concern of prospective students, and their parents, is the cost of that dream education, and how to pay for it. Green Mountain College (GMC), in Poultney is recognized as the nation's number-one ranked curriculum for environmental, social and economic sustainability. GMC prepares students for productive and fulfilling lives to make a positive difference in the world. And the college is equally dedicated to making their "First in Sustainability" education affordable.
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine The City of Burlington today released the final Schurz Communications Letter of Intent (LOI), following the City Council’s approval of the conceptual LOI at its last meeting on November 27, 2017. The non-binding LOI will be discussed at the City Council’s next meeting on December 11, 2017, and Council’s vote on the definitive documents that memorialize the commitments in the LOI is expected on December 18, 2017.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott issued an Executive Order this week, updating and enhancing the Executive Code of Ethics (Executive Order No. 19-17). Historically, the Code of Ethics has reflected a governor’s interest in ensuring fairness and impartiality in the conduct of State business, while at the same time encouraging the recruitment and retention of those best qualified to serve in government.
Vermont Business Magazine As part of an ongoing commitment to give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and be fiscally healthy, Citizens Bank is now accepting applications from Vermont nonprofits for crucial financial literacy services that help consumers better manage their money. From December 11- 29, 2017, organizations throughout the bank’s 11-state retail banking footprint are invited to submit an application for funding as part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money financial literacy initiative.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders today issued statements calling on Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) to resign. Many of his Democratic colleagues have done likewise and reports indicate that Franken will do so.
Vermont Business Magazine The Contemporary Design Group has named the winner of the group’s 2017 Edward Haimsohn Design Award. First place went to Molinari Design for the Rondo seating collection. The Rondo collection features a sofa and chair designed by Lucy Kurrein that was inspired by punching bags. First runner up went to the Unity dining table, designed by Sean Breen and Shawn Straffin for Lyndon Furniture.
Vermont Business Magazine The online-reviews system is an opportunity for great businesses to shine and attract more customers. According to BrightLocal, 79% of consumers believe they have read a fake review in the last year. So how do you determine what reviews are real and those that are not?