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UVM Medical Center Auxiliary donates $1 million to Miller Building

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Continuing a long history of providing major support for key projects, the University of Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary announced today it is donating $1 million toward completion of the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building which will replace antiquated double-bed rooms with single-patient rooms. Patients in the Miller Building will experience enhanced quality of care due to the privacy, space for families and healing environment single-bed rooms provide. Currently, only about forty percent of rooms at the UVM Medical Center are private. 

Gubernatorial candidates offer different proposals to fix Vermont’s early childhood system

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:53pm -- tim

Let’s Grow Kids About 200 people watched an early childhood gubernatorial candidates panel on Friday, October 14, which was held at the UVM Davis Center in Burlington and livestreamed on the Let’s Grow Kids website. Candidates Sue Minter and Phil Scott, who are neck-and-neck in the race to be Vermont’s next governor (according to a recent VPR poll), answered questions related to child and family policies; economic development and early childhood; and the state budget.

Comcast increases Internet speeds in Vermont

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Comcast today announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of two of its most popular Internet speed tiers – Blast! and Performance Pro – for both new and existing customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. Most Blast! customers will see their download speeds increase from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps, and Performance Pro customers will see an increase from 75 Mbps to 100 Mbps, both at no additional cost.

VHFA revising housing tax credits, seeks input

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Housing Finance Agency's Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced today that interested parties are invited to submit comments on how housing tax credits are allocated. Housing tax credits are Vermont's primary funding source for developing affordable rental housing. The comments will be considered during this year's upcoming revisions to Vermont's Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).  As administrator of the housing tax credit program, Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) allocates credits to specific projects in accordance with identifie

Vermont Community Foundation names Jake Wheeler new board chair

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Community Foundation has named James “Jake” G Wheeler, Jr chair of its board of directors. Wheeler was elected to the board in 2009 and has served as vice chair for the last two years. The Vermont Community Foundation Board of Directors is elected by the Foundation’s 150 members.

Topnotch Resort recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Award

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:39pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Topnotch Resort recognized as a “Top Resorts in New England,” ranking ninth in the category with a score of 93.92. “Receiving recognition from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler is the ultimate tribute because it’s based entirely on the opinions of our guests,” said Ryan Krukar, general manager of Topnotch Resort. “Topnotch is committed to providing every guest with authentic and satisfying experiences.

CVMC CEO Judy Tartaglia to retire in March

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Judy Tartaglia, The UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center’s President and CEO, announced that she will retire on March 31, 2017. Tartaglia became CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center in 2007. Prior to joining the Berlin-based CVMC, she was the President and CEO of Miles Health Care in Maine. “Over the past nine years, I am proud that we have taken CVMC to the next level of outstanding quality medical care,” said Tartaglia.

Nedde Real Estate brokers sale of Burlington investment property

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:13am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate represented the seller, Champlain Commercial Properties Investment Group, LLC, in the sale of 152 Battery Street to Red Brick Realty II, LLC. This historic brick building has 2 units with a deli on the first floor and an apartment on the second floor. The buyers were represented by Cindi Burns from Century 21 Jack Associates.

Nedde Real Estate signs brokers lease with Natural Mattress Company

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:08am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Fernando Cresta from Nedde Real Estate has represented the landlord, KPC, LLC, in a lease for 1,800 +/- SF of retail space with Natural Mattress Company, Inc, represented by Tony Shaw from ShawRealEstateVT at KW Vermont. The owners of The Green Life will be selling their organic, all-natural mattresses out of this new location at 3198 Shelburne Road.

Condos: Just the facts about rigged elections and voter fraud

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:03am -- tim

by Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on November 8. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former State Senator, former City Councilor, and lifelong voter, I’ve been following our elections my entire adult life.  I am frustrated by the careless way in which these stories attack our very democracy.

Report: UVM’s economic impact in Vermont is $1.33 billion

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to a new study, the University of Vermont created $1.33 billion in economic value for the state of Vermont in 2014-15. The university also supported 11,287 jobs throughout the state and generated $78.8 million in state and local taxes. The University of Vermont (UVM) is a powerhouse for economic and community activity across the State of Vermont,” concludes the study, which was conducted by Tripp Umbach, a Pittsburgh-based research firm that specializes in economic impact analysis.