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Governor Scott announces Vermont Clean Water Week, August 20-26

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott is issuing a proclamation to declare the week of August 20th “Clean Water Week” for the State of Vermont. Vermont businesses, organizations, communities and individuals across the state are taking part in the celebration of Vermont’s waters, and joining the call for action to restore and protect this vital resource.

Easy to Miss: UVM’s coolest new building

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With all the new buildings sprouting up on The University of Vermont’s central campus, it’s easy to overlook the university’s new chiller plant, which opened in July. The chiller – a 7,500 ft. addition that juts out from the old Central Heating and Cooling Plant behind Royall Tyler Theatre – is certainly less glamorous than, say, the Discovery Building in the STEM complex, which opened in June, or the first-year residence hall that opens later this month.   

Fish & Wildlife: Vermont bear hunting Sept 1; fishing digest earns top honors

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:25am -- tim

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept Vermont's bear hunting season starts September 1, and hunters can improve their chances if they scout ahead of time to find fall foods such as wild apples, beechnuts, acorns, and berries -- where bears will be feeding. Bear hunters now are required to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont's bear population. 


Vermont: Nice place to live, but don't grow old

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is the 15th-worst state to grow old, according to a new report which examined a variety of financial, healthcare and quality of life categories. Utah is the best state to grow old. The study ranked all 50 states in 13 financial, healthcare and quality of life categories focused on senior care. Iowa, South Carolina, Washington, Nebraska, Arizona and California follow the Beehive State at the top of the list.

Funding available for Brattleboro-area projects

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Funding is now available for Brattleboro-area projects and organizations through the Crosby-Gannett Fund and the Dunham-Mason Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The two funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2009. The purpose of both funds is to support endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area.

Northfield and Roxbury have expanded 911 and cell service

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This past week, expanded cell service arrived in Northfield and Roxbury. Thanks to new microcell technology being piloted in Vermont by CoverageCo, a three mile stretch between the two towns on VT Route 12A now has access to talk, text, and 911 services. CoverageCo founder Vanu Bose said, “When we set out to prove that innovative partnerships and new technology could solve the challenge of rural cell coverage, we knew we needed a state willing to try something different.

Vermont Precision Tools, Vermont HITEC to train new machine operators

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Precision Tools (VPT), headquartered in Swanton, a manufacturer of high quality precision medical bur blanks for the OEM medical industry, and Vermont HITEC, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to high-quality workforce development, today announced a fifth education and apprenticeship program that will bring Machine Operator jobs to Vermont over the next several months.

Phil Scott named to NGA's Economic Development Committee

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisan organization for the nation’s governors, has announced its 2017-2018 committee leadership teams, and Governor Phil Scott has been named to the Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC). Through NGA, governors share best practices, identify priority issues of the states and areas for bipartisan collaboration to influence federal policy.

New director of AGC/VT Project RoadSafe

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Project RoadSafe will have a new director beginning October 1. AGC/VT Executive Vice President Cathleen Lamberton has announced the appointment of Aimee Ziter of Barre as the new RoadSafe Director, succeeding the retiring Norman James. Ziter is currently Safety Director and Project Assistant at Ziter Masonery in Barre.

St Johnsbury firm uses Legos to teach Brick Math

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Publisher Brigantine Media, based in St Johnsbury has just released a complete program for teaching math using a popular household toy – LEGO bricks. Teachers and school districts across the country are now adopting Brick Math, this innovative, hands-on program. The program's website is Janis Raye of Brigantine Media is the editor of the K – 5 Brick Math program, a series of six teaching guides and six student editions for learning math.

VPR President Robin Turnau to step down in March 2018

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Robin Turnau, president and Chief Executive Officer of Vermont Public Radio, today announced plans to step down in March 2018. Turnau began her career at VPR in 1989 as membership and volunteer coordinator. She went on to serve as capital campaign coordinator, development manager, director of development, and vice president for development before being named president and CEO in 2009.