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Goldman Sachs invests $30 million in Marathon Health

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:47pm -- tim

Vermont Businiess Magazine Marathon Health, based in Winooski and one of the nation's leading providers of worksite health centers, today announced that Goldman Sachs completed a $30 million equity investment and minority position in the company. Marathon Health will use proceeds from the investment to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of its customers and expand its national presence, continuing the rapid growt h it has experienced since its founding in 2005.

Monster, Brandwatch study reveals states where people love their jobs: Vermont #4

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 1:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine It seems to have little to do with median household income, taxes or beach front property. People are more likely to love their jobs where there aren't so many... people. Monster, a global leader in connecting people to jobs, and Brandwatch, the leading social intelligence company, today announced the results of their second annual Monster and Brandwatch Job Report, a social media study of job sentiment. Vermont moved up to fourth overall and best in the East. Revealing where people love and hate their jobs the most in the US, the study also analyzed exactly who, what, when, where and why people take to Twitter to discuss how they feel about their jobs, and how those findings differ from the 2015 report.

ECHO early learning exhibit receives $100,000 from Cox Foundation

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant from the James M Cox Foundation in support of its early learning science initiative Champ Lane. ECHO’s Champ Lane is a 2,200 square-foot exhibit and classroom designed to support early learners, educators and caregivers.

John Doe versus University of Vermont lawsuit dismissed

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Plaintiff in the lawsuit "John Doe vs. University of Vermont," filed last Tuesday, June 28, in the United States District Court of Vermont, dismissed his lawsuit Monday. That lawsuit sought to control aspects of UVM's investigation of a sexual assault allegation. The Plaintiff's decision to dismiss his suit came after the university filed its motion to dismiss the lawsuit on Thursday, July 7.

Matt Dunne for Governor releases third TV ad: 'Lots of Reasons'

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Matt Dunne for Governor started airing its third TV ad, “Lots of Reasons.” The ad features a number of Vermont women talking about why they support Matt Dunne for governor, including his commitment to paid family leave, fighting for a woman’s right to choose and enforcing equal pay laws. The 30-second ad is running statewide and is the third phase of a robust, six-figure buy. The campaign will be on the air through the August 9th primary.

Public invited to learn how to prevent tickborne diseases

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:04am --

Vermont Business Magazine - A growing number of people in Vermont are becoming ill with diseases spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. The good news is these illnesses are preventable. To help you be tick smart, the Vermont Department of Health’s Brattleboro District Office is holding a series of presentations about the simple actions you can take to avoid tickborne diseases.

Mt Ascutney Hospital named 'Most Wired'

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center has been named one of America’s “Most Wired” hospitals by the American Hospital Association (AHA) in recognition of its successful adoption of information technology (IT) to enhance clinical performance. The 18th annual Most Wired list appears in the July 2016 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, an AHA publication. All hospitals on the list have demonstrated a strong commitment to using IT resources to improve their operational, financial, and clinical services.

BMH and CCV host second open house for accelerated medical assistant program

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) and Community College of Vermont (CCV) are joining forces in response to challenges in filling positions within the local healthcare workforce by launching an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as Certified Medical Assistants. Enrollment in the 14-week program will be limited to twenty participants. Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus, and all clinical aspects of the course work will be completed at BMH.

The Homespun Group launches Homespun and Hands-On

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:22am --

Vermont Business Magazine - The Hands-On Educational System gets children excited about learning. The Homespun Group, LLC today announced the release of the Hands-On Educational System.  Homespun and Hands-On offers a wide variety of hands-on projects, hands-on games, supplemental materials, and miscellaneous goods. The Hands-On Educational System makes it easy to guide children as they explore, discover, and learn about any given concept in the general subject areas including art, science, literature, history, geography, sociology, life skills, and product development.

Lake Sunapee Bank Group announces quarterly dividend

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 2:22am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Lake Sunapee Bank Group (NASDAQ: LSBG) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of fourteen cents ($0.14) per common share payable July 29, 2016, to stockholders of record as of July 22, 2016. Lake Sunapee Bank Group is the holding company of Lake Sunapee Bank, fsb, a federally chartered savings bank that provides a wide range of life-cycle banking and financial services.