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Joint statement of Leahy, Sanders and Welch on ICE enforcement actions In Vermont

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:23am -- tim

Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, Representative Welch We have expressed our serious concerns to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about these arrests of several farmworkers and farmworker advocates.  We are also reaching out to ICE about the potential impact in Vermont of President Trump’s executive order calling for increased immigration enforcement.  Instead of focusing on removing those people who pose a threat to public safety or national security, the Trump Administration is targeting all undocumented persons, including the people that help keep our dairy farms and rural economy afloat.   

Merchants Bank donates to the Intervale Gleaning & Food Rescue Program!

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Merchants Bank recently made a $2,000 donation to the Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue Program. The Program, located in Burlington, VT, works with volunteers, community organizations, and farms to harvest fresh food that would otherwise go to waste and distribute it to hungry people in the community. In the past two years, they have distributed 50,000 pounds of fresh food to people in Chittenden County.

UVM study links opioid abuse to childhood emotional trauma

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A study by researchers at the University of Vermont has revealed a link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse, a new finding that suggests a rethinking of treatment approaches for opioid abusers. To uncover the link to emotional abuse, the study, published in the current issue of Addictive Behaviors, analyzed and cross referenced the results of a series of psychological tests administered to a sample of 84 individuals with a history of problem opioid use who had also suffered trauma during their lives.

Twinstate Technologies announces alliance with Suny Plattsburgh SBE

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:34am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Twinstate Technologies® has joined SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics (SBE) as an Academic Alliance partner for the new Center for Cybersecurity and Technology (CCT). Twinstate Technologies® along with other Academic Alliance partners such as Sophos, Palo Alto Networks and Dell EMC2 will be offering expertise and guidance to students enrolled in the program.

Employer costs in Northeast by far highest in nation

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Combined wages and benefits in the Northeast are nearly $7 per hour higher (19.4 percent) than the next highest region of the United States, and 39 percent higher than the lowest. Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $29.59 per hour in the South to $40.55 in the Northeast during December 2016, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. In the other two regions, hourly employer costs for employee compensation stood at $30.23 in the Midwest and $33.97 in the West.

NCSS names Todd Bauman executive director

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On March 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc (NCSS) selected Todd Bauman as the agency’s next executive director. Starting in July, Bauman will follow in the footsteps of Ted Mable, who has served as the agency’s leader since 1998. Bauman was recommended to the Board of Directors by the hiring committee after a nationwide search and vigorous review of 68 applications.

National recognition for Gifford mammography, nuclear medicine

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Medical Center’s Nuclear Medicine and Mammography Departments have each received a three-year accreditation renewal after reviews by the American College of Radiology (ACR). These accreditations are awarded to confirm for patients that a facility meets quality assurance and safety guidelines, meets nationally accepted standards of care, and that the staff is well qualified.

Sugarbush resort receives two governor’s awards for wellness

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Sugarbush Resort has received both the Governor’s Wellness Award and the Vermont Leadership Award from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Sugarbush wins its third Governor’s Wellness Award in recognition of the resort’s Safety, Environment, Wellness Committee (SEW). The award highlights worksites around the state and their efforts to promote the health and wellness of employees.

Capstone Community Action raised $65,000 for fuel and food assistance

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Capstone Community Action in Barre has announced the results of its first-ever winter fundraising campaign, Fuel Your Neighbors, designed to raise critical funds for fuel and food assistance for Central Vermonters in need. The campaign, launched on Giving Tuesday in November 2016, set a lofty fundraising goal of $50,000. With the support of general community donations, including a $10,000 initial matching donation from VSECU, the organization surpassed its fundraising goal and raised $65,000.

BCBSVT and Terry Bicycles team up for Women's Wellness Revolution

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:18am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) and Terry Bicycles (Terry) are back with the fourth running of Wellness Revolution, a program designed to promote healthier lifestyles for Vermont women through cycling. Registration for the eight-week program begins on March 20 and ends on April 7.

NMC and local veterans kick off new valet service April 5

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Wednesday, April 5, Northwestern Medical Center and local veterans are unveiling a new valet program, assisting patients and visitors around the hospital campus. NMC’s Veterans Sponsored Valet Service will be staffed by local veterans and will offer transportation in a six-passenger enclosed electric vehicle, as well as parking of personal vehicles. Visitors who park in NMC lots can get a ride to the main entrance, or to other on-campus buildings such as the Cobblestone Health Commons.