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Darn Tough revenues surge

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:00am -- tim

Darn Tough Vermont, American manufacturer of the fastest growing collection of performance socks, based in Northfield, reported a surge in sales revenue, with 62 percent topline growth in 2014. This puts the brand 16 percent above forecasted growth for 2014.

Copley Hospital welcomes new trustees Demars, Hogan, Miller and Szlachetka

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:29am -- tim

Community leaders Kathy Demars of Morrisville, Charles (Chuck) Hogan of Cambridge, Harry Miller of Craftsbury Common, and Carl Szlachetka of Hyde Park were elected to the Copley Health Systems, Inc Board of Trustees during the Annual Meeting held on January 12 for the Morrisville-based hospital and health care organization. They join fellow Trustees Henry Binder, MD of Stowe, Willa Farrell of East Hardwick, Walter frame of Stowe, Sharon Green of Morrisville, Elaine Nichols of Stowe, Nancy Putnam of Jeffersonville, Jan Roy of Wolcott, David Silverman of Morrisville, Joseph Subasic, MD, Jamey

Thirty businesses named as Best Places to Work in Vermont 2015

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce have announced the top thirty Best Places to Work in Vermont 2015. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM); the Vermont Department of Labor; and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

Sanders leads fight against postal cuts

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:34am -- tim

US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) last last week proposed legislation to impose a two-year moratorium on US Postal Service plans to eliminate up to 15,000 jobs, close more mail-sorting plants and end overnight delivery of first-class mail and periodicals. The Postal Service already has closed 141 mail-processing plants since 2012. Now it wants to shutter as many as 82 more facilities. Unless Congress acts, the new round of cuts could affect thousands of workers in 37 states. The sorting center in White River Junction previously has been on such a list, but has survived so far.

Winter storm causes outages for several hundred VEC members

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:49am -- tim

About 500 Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members awoke this morning without power due to a storm that brought heavy, wet snow to the region. Line crews worked overnight and have restored about 2,000 outages so far. VEC crews assisted by contract crews will continue to work throughout the day, and VEC expects to have all members back on by nightfall. Statewide, the heavy snow produced far fewer power failurges than a larger storm in December. As of 10 am Monday morning, there were only 477 outages across the entire state.

GMP keeping eye on potential Sunday night storm

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 1:46pm -- tim

A warming trend could bring wet, heavy snow to Vermont late this weekend, and Green Mountain Power is tracking the storm closely to ensure it is prepared to respond quickly to any outages.

“The wet, heavy snow that forecasters are saying might fall on Vermont late Sunday could cause outages,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “Our crews are ready to respond and we have additional contractor crews lined up. We’ll continue to monitor the forecasts and bring in more resources as needed.”

VABVI gets $75,000 challenge grant

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:44am -- tim

The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) was recently granted a $75,000 3-year matching grant from The Gibney Family Foundation to help establish its Helping Adolescents Prepare for Independence (HAPI) teen program. The HAPI program was specifically created to address the daily living skills students need to possess in order to live on their own, establish careers, attend college, and/or become involved in their community.

Longtime journalist Wil Haygood highlights week of events honoring Martin Luther King, Jr

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 7:32am -- tim

Acclaimed Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood, whose award-winning book The Butler: A Witness to History was turned into a major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, will serve as the keynote speaker of the Martin Luther King, Jr, Celebration, Education & Learning Week at the University of Vermont. His lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20 at Ira Allen Chapel at 4 p.m. with a book signing to follow at 5:30 p.m. 

Norwich University’s MBA project management concentration receives prestigious accreditation

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 4:58am -- tim

The Master of Business Administration, Project Management concentration (MBA-PM) at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies was accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) in December 2014.

BCA receives $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:32am -- tim

Burlington City Arts is pleased to announce a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation. BCA will receive $100,000 over the next two years for the purpose of commissioning new art work through residency projects and exhibition at The BCA Center on Church Street. This is the second grant BCA has received from The Warhol Foundation. BCA received $75,000 in 2008 to support contemporary exhibition and documentation.