Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today joined local, state and federal partners to announce a $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Town of Bennington. The federal grant will help redevelop the historic Putnam Block, which will include six properties and more than four acres, in downtown Bennington.
Governor Scott: “This is a very concerning time for our nation, and many Vermonters have asked my thoughts about the events in Virginia, as well as the President's response. Rather than issue another written statement, I wanted to take just a few minutes to respond personally. “First, I'd like to offer my condolences to the families of Heather Heyer, the courageous young woman who lost her life, and Virginia Troopers Cullen and Bates who died in a helicopter crash while keeping watch on the rally."
Vermont Business Magazine Today, Representative Elijah E Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Representative Peter Welch of Vermont, a senior Democrat on both the Oversight Committee and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent letters to seven pharmaceutical companies requesting information about their pricing strategies for drugs used to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Vermont Business Magazine For the second consecutive year, New Hampshire ranks as the Number 1 state for families to live richer lives, finds a new study by personal finance website GOBankingRates. Vermont ranked Number 9. Vermont ranked highly because of education, median household income and safety. But its rank was lowered by its cost of living.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, announced that tickets for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup will go on sale Thursday, September 7 at 9 am ET at www.killington.com. Taking place November 25-26, the World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont and is expected to attract US Ski Team superstar Mikaela Shiffrin to compete against the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world.
Vermont Business Magazine Under a bold Shop Local initiative, the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is bringing Vermont residents new reasons to shop local, and enabling Vermont businesses with new tools and resources to differentiate and grow. The chamber has launched OVRCCMall.com, where resident businesses can join instantly and make it easier for shoppers to find, locate, and transact locally and beyond, in this first of its kind one-stop-shop regional shopping marketplace deployed on SharedMall.com.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) announced Thursday that 11 federally qualified community health centers in Vermont received $816,251 to help improve access to affordable health care throughout the state. The federal grants are part of $105 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded throughout the country.
Vermont Business Magazine As the future of recreational and medical marijuana remains uncertain, the national hemp industry is growing and Vermont remains one of seventeen states where hemp cultivation is legal under state law. Forbes recently reported that the legal CBD hemp market is estimated to grow 700% by 2020 alone — to say nothing of hemp oil fuels, plastics, food products, paper, fabric, building materials and other markets that continue to develop as more states allow production of agricultural hemp.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the major disaster declaration he requested for Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor Counties has been signed by the President. These seven counties suffered substantial damage by flooding between June 29 and July 1, 2017. A Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) by FEMA, which started on July 12, identified $4.7 million in public infrastructure damage, far exceeding the $1 million minimum Vermont must show to be considered for a disaster declaration.
Vermont Business Magazine Seventh Generation, a Burlington-based leading household and personal care products company and pioneer in the environmentally conscious products space, today announced the launch of Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray. Seventh Generation's new Disinfectant Spray kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses using CleanWell technology, a disinfectant formula based on thyme oil.
Vermont Business Magazine The 84 room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Waterbury, VT was recently recognized as OPENING HOTEL OF THE YEAR by Marriott International.
Vermont Business Magazine After six months of implementation of Vermont’s Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) program, Secretary Condos announced voter registration updates and enrollment numbers today, crediting the success of Vermont’s AVR program to a strong partnership between the Secretary of State’s Office, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and local town clerks.