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U-Haul: Vermont Number 10 growth state for 2017

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont was the Number 10 Growth State for 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year's US migration trends. Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose 6 percent while departures jumped 10 percent from Vermont's 2016 numbers. Despite the spike in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 52.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Vermont to keep it among the leading net-gain states. Vermont earned the Number 9 growth ranking for 2016 after climbing from Number 16 for 2015.

Green Mountain United Way Tatum’s Totes holiday drive helps foster children & families

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:49pm -- Denise Sortor

Businesses and employees across Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom came together to support the foster children and foster families of the Barre, Newport and St Johnsbury Department for Children and Families districts and made a huge impact this holiday season.

RiseVT partners with OneCare to expand statewide

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In the northwest corner of Vermont, a unique public health movement is integrating wellness and prevention into the healthcare delivery system in an effort to keep Vermonters healthier. Instead of waiting for patients to come to doctor’s offices and hospitals when they are ill or injured, RiseVT is spearheading a comprehensive, community-based approach to promoting good health and preventing health problems before they happen. 

VTAIP announces new member

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:11pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Chalaun Blanchard from Vermont Mutual Insurance Group has become the newest member of the VTAIP. Membership in VTAIP is an industry commitment to the insurance community through leadership development, career enhancement and creating relationships with other industry related connections.

The VTAIP meets monthly and encourages outside community members to join us at our dinner meetings to connect and network with insurance related professionals.

GMCB approves Epic $151.7M electronic health record project for UVMHN

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved the implementation of a new electronic health record system (EHR) across four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network, which it says is a significant step that will enhance the delivery of high quality care with instant access to a patient’s most updated medical information.

Donation of 110 pairs of shoes to The Dodge House in Rutland

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:05pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Comcast’s VetNet employee resource group, which supports Veterans both in the company and in the community, rallied our employees to collect 110 pairs of shoes/boots and 200+ pairs of socks to donate to The Dodge House in Rutland Vermont. The Dodge House is transitional housing for veterans both men & women, who are experiencing homelessness.

Mayoral candidate Carina Driscoll responds to Mayor Weinberger saying 'we aren't selling Burlington'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Carina Driscoll, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Burlington, issued the following statement following Mayor Weinberger's speech on Sunday: "What couldn’t be further from the truth is the Mayor’s statement that 'we aren’t selling Burlington.' The Mayor requested proposals, as recently as last month, essentially putting Memorial Auditorium on the market; inked a deal to sell a city lot to a developer for a hotel; made plans for a private marina on our public waterfront; and ensured Burlington Telecom will no longer have any meaningful local contro

Ski Vermont promotes safety with 'That Guy' video series

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts are once again participating in the nationwide initiative set forth by the National Ski Areas Association to keep visitors safe on the slopes, National Safety Awareness Month. Once a week-long initiative, National Safety Awareness was extended to encompass the entire month of January to help educate skiers and snowboarders about the importance of being safe and in control while on the mountain.

Vermont hunters had big 2017 deer season

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2017, taking 3,585 deer in archery season, 1,461 in youth season, 7,272 in rifle season, and 3,631 in muzzleloader season. The 15,949 deer brought home by hunters yielded more than 3 million meals of local nutritious venison. 

Sanders balks at Trump's $18 billion border wall demand

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) issued the following statement Saturday after President Donald Trump, amid budget negotiations, demanded $18 billion to construct more than 700 miles of barriers along the border with Mexico. The president said any deal concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Dreamers) must include funding for the border wall, one of his top campaign promises.