Vermont Business Magazine Beth Holden, Associate Director of Howard Center programs for children and families, presented a workshop, “Riding the Roller Coaster: Implementation of Zero Suicide.” The presentation was part of the recent 2017 Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium, sponsored by the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.
Vermont Business Magazine The Public Service Board’s name is changing. As of July 1, 2017, its new name will be the Public Utility Commission, which will be abbreviated as the PUC or as the Commission. The PUC said in a statement that its new name more clearly reflects its existing statutory responsibilities and will reduce confusion about the difference between the Public Service Board and the separate state agency known as the Public Service Department.
by Jim Condos, Vermont’s Secretary of State I take my role in state government seriously. I am honored to have been elected by Vermonters to serve as Secretary of State. Since taking office in 2011, I have worked hard to improve how our government serves the public by increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity. I value government accountability and transparency as the cornerstone to building trust. If we work diligently to create a culture of disclosure and transparency in our state and local government, we are providing a great service to Vermonters.
Vermont Business Magazine New England Center for Circus Arts has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, one of six organizations in Vermont to receive grants as part of the Art Works program. Art Works is the NEA’s largest category and focuses on funding the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with the arts, lifelong learning in the arts, and strengthening of communities through the arts.
by Mike Smith Has Bernie lost his mojo? It’s hasn’t been a good couple of months for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders recently penned an opinion piece for The New York Times urging national Democratic leaders to adopt a more progressive agenda. So far, the reaction from those national leaders can be best described as muted. A string of election losses of Sanders’ backed political candidates is also catching the attention of the media.
Vermont Business Magazine Falling just below 2016's record level, this past season's maple syrup production in Vermont of 1.98 million gallons is still twice the size of any other state and 46 percent of the entire production in the United States. The total value (retail, wholesale and bulk) will not be available until next year, but based on average sales from last year, the 2017 crop will be worth about $59.4 million. Retail represents only about 10 percent of Vermont production. Price per gallon for retail sales is about $47.40. Retail alone is worth about $9.4 million.
Vermont Business Magazine The Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial Community Leadership continues to seek nominations for its 2017 award. Now in its third year, the annual award is a tribute to Con Hogan’s life’s work and commitment. It’s intended to encourage and reward leaders who share his vision of a better Vermont—one that places the highest value on the public good—and who seize the responsibility for making that vision real by using data and measurement, monitoring a plan of action, and making adjustments along the way.
Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies graduated over 580 students representing 11 online master’s programs and three online bachelor’s degree completion programs at a commencement ceremony held Friday, June 23, at 10 am in Shapiro Field House. The ceremony concludes a weeklong annual residency conference full of culminating academic work, including capstone presentations, several programmatic and interdisciplinary sessions and experiential learning activities.
Vermont Business Magazine - Community College of Vermont (CCV) student Joseph Chagnon has been selected as the recipient of CCV’s 2017 Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The Legacy Scholarship is given annually in honor of a current or past CCV faculty or staff member whose work has had a significant positive impact on students and colleagues. This year’s scholarship was awarded in honor of longtime faculty member Gary Steller, who passed away in February.
Vermont Business Magazine Several signature food and drink festivals will make their return to Vermont this July, attracting thousands of visitors to destinations around the state. Headlining the calendar of these culinary events are the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival on July 16 at Shelburne Farms, the Vermont Brewers Festival at Burlington’s Waterfront Park on July 21 & 22, and the Killington Wine Festival taking place from July 14 to 16.
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) deliver the following remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday morning: It is a pleasure for me to be here today at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. As you all know, Carnegie is a truly international institution with centers in five major cities across three continents, working to advance the cause of peace, democracy and the rule of law through engagement with all sectors of society in multiple countries.
Vermont Business Magazine The Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) has added Winooski Family Health as their eighth location. Winooski Family Health (WFH) formed as an independent family practice over fourteen years ago, first by Ann Goering, MD and then joined by Anne Knott, MD, in the heart of Winooski. WFH is located in CHCB’s Medically Underserved Area and has since earned a stellar reputation for providing high-quality, personalized primary care to members of the community.