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iSystems announces new integration, partnership with eBenefits Network

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine iSystems, LLC today announces its new integration and partnership with its lead product Evolution HCM and eBenefits Network (eBN). This new integration allows Evolution HCM service providers to offer a cloud-base service that automates communication of employee benefit enrollment information for their customers and their insurance carriers. eBN supports a full suite of plan types from over 300 carriers to match each company's benefit package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, COBRA, Drug, 401(k), FSA/HSA. This new integration and partnersh

Chief UVM fundraiser Rich Bundy to take position at Penn State

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan and UVM Foundation Chairman of the Board John A Hilton, Jr announced today that UVM Foundation President and CEO Rich Bundy will be leaving the UVM Foundation at the end of 2016 to become vice president for development and alumni relations at his alma mater, the Pennsylvania State University. To ensure a smooth transition, he will continue in this role through December. The UVM Foundation will conduct a robust national search to fill this important leadership position.

Burlington Town Center redevelopment updates project plans

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Devonwood Investors LLC, owner and developer of the Burlington Town Center, unveiled last week updated project sketch plans for the Burlington Town Center redevelopment project that respond to several suggestions received from the public and City’s Conservation Board, Design Advisory Board, and Development Review Board over the summer. The updated plans also meet all requirements of the Downtown Mixed-Use Core Overlay zoning amendments passed by the Burlington City Council on September 29, 2016.

Final public forum for working group on law enforcement community interaction Tuesday

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Bill Sorrell reminds Vermonters that the working group on law enforcement–community interaction will be holding its final public forum on Tuesday evening. Sorrell convened the working group to gather perspectives on the role that implicit bias has played in interactions between the community and law enforcement. The goal of gathering this feedback is to inform ongoing efforts to strengthen law enforcement training and enhance community trust in law enforcement in Vermont.

Unpermitted commercial waste hauler fined $8,375

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Delmolino & Sons, Inc. an out-of-state commercial waste hauler, is now required to pay a penalty of $8,375 after operating for a year in Vermont without a solid waste transporter permit. The Agency of Natural Resources announced today the issuance of a Final Order against Delmolino & Sons, Inc for commercially hauling solid waste in Vermont without a permit.

Carris Reels acquires Lone Star Reel of Texas

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 11:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Proctor-based Carris Reels has announced the purchased the Texas firm Lone Star Reel from Mike Pawlish and Larry Beal. Lone Star Reel is a manufacturer of plywood reels and nailed wood reels, serving wire and cable customers’ through-out the Southern United States for approximately 20 years. Pawlish and Beal started the company in McKinney, Texas, in 1997, and expanded to Bonham, Texas, five years later. Today nailed wood reels are produced in the Bonham plant and plywood reels from McKinney.

Smith: Our choices for president

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:33am -- tim

by Mike Smith We find ourselves in an interesting predicament as we consider candidates for president in the closing weeks of what has been anything but an ordinary campaign. The majority of Americans dislike and distrust the nominees of both major political parties. Polls have consistently found that if voters had the opportunity to vote for either Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or “neither,” they would choose, “neither.” So, why do we lack enthusiasm for the two major party presidential candidates? Much of the blame can be directed at both Clinton and Trump.

PAI: Jobs increase, but educational and digital divides persist

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 4:39pm -- tim

Public Assets Institute Unemployment rates in New England are mostly lower than in the US as a whole. But job growth in the region is mixed. This year through September, Vermont saw a 1.2 percent increase in private sector jobs—the same as the national average. Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been adding jobs faster than the US and the remaining New England states have lagged behind the national rate.

Rare lynx spotted in Southern Vermont

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 9:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A lone Canada lynx was photographed in the southern Vermont town of Londonderry this June, marking the first confirmed evidence of lynx in Vermont outside the Northeast Kingdom in decades. Lynx are listed as ‘threatened’ under the federal Endangered Species Act and ‘endangered’ in the state of Vermont. The lynx was photographed in the back yard of a rural Londonderry home. Biologists with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department confirmed the identification of the animal from the photos and visited the site to confirm the location of the photos.

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for October 24-28

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 8:50am -- tim

Monday, October 24
5:45 pm               Board of Finance meeting – Conference Room 12, City Hall
6:30 pm               Celebrate Burlington Awards Reception and 10th Anniversary of Parallel Justice – Church Street
7:00 pm               City Council meeting – Contois Auditorium, City Hall

Tuesday, October 25
No public appearances scheduled

Governor Peter Shumlin's Public Appearance Schedule Oct 24-28

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 8:32am -- tim

Monday, October 24


12:00 p.m. Present Governor’s Service Awards with SerVermont

Governor’s Ceremonial Office, State House, Montpelier

Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26

No public appearances scheduled 

Thursday, October 27

Press Conference

Time and Location TBD

Friday, October 28

9:45 a.m. Attend Third Annual Vermont Treatment Court Conference

Vermont Law School, Chase Center, South Royalton