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Personal Income Tax strong as revenues remain positive

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:41pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Personal Income Tax revenues for last month surged and are running ahead of projections. General Fund revenues collected for the month of December totaled $139.62 million, $8.19 million above the consensus cash flow expectation for the month. The monthly consensus cash flow targets were established by the Emergency Board on July 21, 2017 and reflect the General Fund receipts estimated to be collected each month. December marks the sixth month and the halfway point of fiscal year 2018.

VBSR welcomes Paul Frank + Collins as newest Champion Member

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Board of Directors has announced that Paul Frank + Collins has become VBSR’s newest Champion Member.

“We are very pleased to welcome Paul Frank + Collins to this special level of membership,” said VBSR executive director Jane Campbell. “Given their leadership in some of our workshops on employment issues and their work in renewable energy, having them involved at the Champion level is very appropriate.”

Burlington named a top 100 Best Place to Live

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2018 by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000) in this data-driven ranking. Ann Arbor, MI, home to the University of Michigan, was ranked Number One. Burlington ranked 24th. As with Burlington and UVM, many of the top cities were university towns.

Sanders to join 350.org in launch of Fossil Free US campaign

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders will join prominent climate activists to kick off a new campaign to take on the Trump Administration and the fossil fuel industry on January 31st. The event, Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, launches Fossil Free US, a campaign led by 350.org, calling for an immediate halt to all fossil fuel projects and a fast and just transition to 100 percent renewable energy for all. 

Vail off to sluggish season as snow fall at historic lows out West

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Stowe and Whistler are doing their parts, but historically low snow fall in the western United States has resulted in disappointing results, both in skier days but even more so in associated retail sales. Vail Resorts, Inc (NYSE: MTN) has reported certain ski season metrics for the comparative periods from the beginning of the ski season through January 7, 2018, and for the prior year period through January 8, 2017.

Mullin: Let’s give our kids a healthy start

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:45am -- tim

by Kevin Mullin, GMCB Medical costs in Vermont related to asthma, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have increased from $1.52 billion in 2010 to $2.04 billion in 2015. According to the Vermont Department of Health, the costs related to chronic diseases are expected to continue increasing by 75 percent from 2010 to 2020. The Vermont Department of Health points to poor diet as one of the three main factors responsible for these diseases.

Gifford brings Vermont MedDrop kiosk to community

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Unused drugs or over-the-counter medications left in the home can find their way into the hands of children or potential addicts, and in-home disposal methods like flushing down the drain or throwing in the trash can contaminate waterways. Gifford Medical Center has installed a collection kiosk in their main lobby where people can safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

A Century of Caring exhibit to open at Bennington Museum

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine One hundred years ago, Putnam Memorial Hospital opened its doors in Bennington. While the facility, practices, and technology have changed dramatically throughout the century, the commitment to delivering exceptional health care to the community has remained constant. In honor of its Centennial year and in partnership with the Bennington Museum, Southwestern Vermont Health Care is proud to present artifacts, stories, and images from its 100-year history.

GMP: Scammers targeting customers demanding immediate payment

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is warning customers about a bill payment phone scam that threatens customers with disconnection within the hour if they do not pay immediately. Customers received calls claiming to be from GMP and giving the customer a fake toll-free number to call, which is answered by a recording claiming to be Green Mountain Power. These calls are not from Green Mountain Power, and customers should hang up if they receive a call with such demands. If customers have any questions about their account status, they should call the authorized phone number for GMP, 888.TEL.GMPC (888.835.4672).

Scott Fewell succeeds George Lamphere as LMS CEO

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:03pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc announced today that the company’s former Chief Operations Officer (COO) and General Counsel, W Scott Fewell, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia firm, effective January 1st. He has taken the reins from the company’s owner, George Lamphere, who assumes the role of Chairman.

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