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Vermont Treasurer Pearce named president of national association

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) announced that it has elected Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce as its 2018 President during the association’s annual conference in Boston. Treasurer Pearce will succeed outgoing President Ken Miller, the State Treasurer of Oklahoma, on January 1, 2018.

Weekly unemployment claims low and getting lower

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims fell under 300 claims last week and remain at a historically low level. Claims have been falling steadily since early July. Claims also are lower than they were the same time last year, which has been the case for most weeks in 2017. For the week of September 16, 2017, there were 294 claims, 12 fewer than than they were last week and 56 fewer than they were a year ago.

Nurses at Porter Medical Center ratify new contract

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center in Middlebury announced today a new, three-year contract with the union representing the Porter nursing staff that will run through September 30, 2020. The registered nurses of the Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals voted on Thursday to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement, their second contract since organizing in 2013. The contract was reached after four months of negotiations.

BBA Summer Social event raises $700 for Howard Center Street Outreach team

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:18am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce a successful fundraiser raised $700 for the Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team at its recent “Hang Ten” Summer Social. The Summer Social is an annual BBA event, where guests can network with members of the Burlington business community in a fun and relaxed setting.

CT prep school buys Three Stallion Inn in Randolph

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The owner of the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph, Jesse "Sam" Sammis, has sold the iconic property to a prep school in Connecticut, of which he is a graduate. After nearly a year of research, planning, and a site visit/inspection in April by members of the Board of Trustees, Brunswick School in Greenwich announced on Tuesday it took ownership of its new campus on September 14.

Landmark Financial Services announces its move

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:07am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Landmark Financial Services has moved to the Kennedy Brothers building, located at 11 Main Street, Suite B206 in Vergennes. “We have greatly enjoyed all of our years at the 86 Main Street office and we are looking forward to this exciting new phase in the growth of our organization. The new office is a modern, open space and we feel it will create the perfect environment for our clients and staff to thrive” said Mike Castillo, managing partner of Landmark Financial. 

Vermont Systems presents Special Olympics Vermont Fall Games Sept 23

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Systems will present the 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Fall Games September 23-24 at South Burlington High School, Dorset Park, and the Burlington Country Club. Nearly 400 athletes and Unified partners will compete in Athletics (track and field), golf, soccer, and softball. 

Parker Riehle to stay at Ski Vermont

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Parker Riehle, the president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association, known as Ski Vermont, will not be leaving the organization after all. On August 29 he was named the new president and CEO of the Colorado-based National Ski Areas Association. Riehle was to take over the position on January 1, 2018, replacing Michael Berry, who is retiring after 25 years. The NSAA made no mention of the change in plans other than to announce that the search for a new president had resumed.

State ramps up clean water effort for besieged Lake Carmi

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM) announced a suite of projects aimed at protecting and restoring the Lake Carmi watershed. The Lake Carmi Implementation Team will lead the coordination of these projects and provide regular updates to the community.

$500,000 available for small businesses in Lamoille County

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Helping our economy grow by developing tools and providing business assistance is the core of Vermont’s economic development plan. Putting this assistance together to benefit Lamoille County residents is what Lamoille Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) has done with its half-million dollars in available funding. Growing businesses often need financing beyond what their primary bank is able to lend them. Small businesses may need loans too small for banks to find profitable.