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VA Medical Center seeks deicing road salt contractor

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The VA White River Junction Healthcare System issued on November 23, 2016 a presolicitation notice for deicing road salt. The period of performance for this anticipated contract award will be November 27, 2016 through November 26, 2017. Interested contractors must be able to provide 400 tons of deicing salt with a moisture content of no more than 1 percent, and deliver the road salt to the VA Medical Center, Building 43, where he or she must dump the product into the second bay from the right.

Smith: Rewarding a loyalist

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:48am -- tim

by Mike Smith Recently, Governor Peter Shumlin appointed his director of health care reform, Robin Lunge, to serve on the Green Mountain Care Board for the next six years. She will be one of five board members and will be paid an annual salary of $96,678 for 32 hours of work each week. Normally, gubernatorial appointments generate little controversy, but this appointment is different.

Analysis: More financial shock and awe

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:00am -- tim

Maple Capital Management First it was Brexit and now it’s the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States. In both cases, voters acted with disdain for the status quo and markets reacted with glee. Investors positioned themselves ahead of both votes for what was sure to be the certain result, only to be proved wrong when the votes were counted. The initial reaction to the Trump victory was a sharp sell-off in most markets. Asian stock markets were down 3 to 5%, European markets down 1 to 2%, and US stock futures 1.5 to 2%.

Dealer.com digital ads approved for GM iMR turnkey participation

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 8:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington-based Dealer.com has announced that its Digital Advertising Solution has been approved by General Motors as an in-Market Retail (iMR) Turnkey Product. The certification allows GM dealers to purchase Dealer.com's Advertising product and receive co-op reimbursement from GM for their investment.

From fair trade farmers to flavor gurus, Ben & Jerry's gives thanks

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 2:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine While recognizing the tremendous challenges we face as a global community, Ben & Jerry's can wholeheartedly get behind a holiday that celebrates good food and giving thanks. We have an almost overwhelming list of things for which we are thankful; first among them are the people who have worked with us to create linked prosperity and a more just society. Here, in no particular order, are some of the partnerships that have helped us address justice in all its many flavors.

Phil Scott names Jason Gibbs chief of staff

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 12:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor-elect Phil Scott today announced the first four appointments to his senior staff. Scott will appoint longtime aide Rachel Feldman as Senior Director of Boards, Commissions and Public Service. Brittney Wilson will be appointed to the Constitutional Office of Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs. Kendal Smith will serve as Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs. Finally, Scott has selected Jason Gibbs to serve as his Chief of Staff.

How the wild turkey contributed to Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 10:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine One of our native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table. Originally found only in the wild, turkeys now exist as meat-producing domesticated derivatives -- the broad breasted white, broad breasted bronze, white Holland, bourbon red, and a host of other breeds – all of them descended from our native wild turkey. 

Nedde Real Estate brings solar to Pine Street

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 7:54am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Nedde Real Estate has completed a 150 kW solar project at their new location at 747 Pine Street, Burlington. The grid is situated on the roof top of the building and will serve current tenants including Nedde Real Estate, Burlington Furniture Company and Body Resolution. Encore performed the consulting on the project and Peck Electric installed the panels.

Thanksgiving: A time for reflection and renewed commitment

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 7:40am -- tim

by US Senator Patrick Leahy In our family, as in homes across Vermont and the nation, this Thanksgiving will be a time of especially deep and emotional reflection. After a bitterly contested election that tested our civility and fanned the flames of intolerance, we now move into a period that may further test our national character and our institutions.

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