-A A +A


Vermont Wood gets new name, announces awards at annual meeting

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:41pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont woodworkers and wood products manufacturers voted in January to change their trade association name to the Vermont Wood Works Council to better represent the interests of Vermont’s diverse woodworking community. The name change, approved by the membership at the organization’s annual meeting, was the result of many months of work by the board and a marketing committee to develop a name that meets the needs of small, mid-sized and large wood product makers in Vermont.

Vermont celebrates 227th anniversary

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Sunday marked Vermont's 227th anniversary as being a member of the United States of America (March 4, 1791). Governor Phil Scott sent outa tweet on the admittance of the state, as written by the Vermont Historical Society. The accompanying image, also courtesy of the Historical Society, is of the actual document, signed by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.

Gun legislation passes House, must get Senate OK

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont House on Friday approved gun violence protection measures in H675. This bill takes elements of the Senate's S221, which called for the removal of firearms from those individuals considered an "extreme risk." S221 passed unanimously Thursday. The Legislature is in recess next week for Town Meeting Day (Tuesday March 6). H675 must now get Senate approval or go to conference committee.

Leonine: Gun safety legislation forces shift in Montpelier

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 3:02pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The conclusion of this week marks the midpoint of the 2018 legislative session. Because the official crossover deadline for policy bills was Friday legislators were working feverishly to move bills out of committee to ensure the other body has the ability to consider them. However, due to an unusual amount of floor activity the crossover deadline is getting an unofficial extension. Much of this can be attributed to the sudden shift in the political landscape regarding gun safety legislation. In less than two weeks time most gun safety bills went from being non-starters to must pass legislation.

Condos: Our democracy needs you, remember to vote!

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 4:40am -- tim

by Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. One-person, one-vote is an ideal that lies at the corner of our collective democratic values. On Town Meeting Day, the first Tuesday in March, citizens across Vermont come together in their communities to discuss the business of their towns. For over 200 years, Town Meeting Day has been an important political event as Vermonters elect local officers, vote on municipal and school budgets, and decide a host of other potential local issues, like bond votes or school district consolidations.

Ken Squier to be honored by CVCC

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Legendary sports broadcaster Ken Squier will be honored by the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce at their Annual St Patrick’s Day Breakfast. As St Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, The Chamber will be getting a jump on the “Wearin’ of the Green” by meeting on Tuesday, March 13th. The breakfast will kick off at 7:30am at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier.

February 2018 newsbriefs

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Quiros to pay back $81 million, give up resorts; VEC CEO Christine Hallquist resigns, to run for governor; Amtrak could suspend Vermont service; $15 minimum wage; Vermont Gas rate decrease would save customers $270 a year; Maine power line picked over Vermont options for Mass RFP; Woodchuck Cider ends relationship with Pabst; ​Scott, lawmakers put gun control bills on fast track; and more.