Vermont Business Magazine Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has chosen UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center as a 2015 ‘Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency’ for its efforts to foster the economy and protect the environment via its commitment to energy efficiency. UVM Health Network – CVMC was one of 14 organizations named as Business Leaders for 2015.
Vermont Business Magazine Farmers across Vermont will throw open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape. Vermont’s first Open Farm Week will be held Monday, August 3 – Sunday, August 9, 2015. Open Farm Week is a weeklong celebration of Vermont farms. Over 100 farms are participating, many of whom are not usually open to the public.
by Alexa Mucklow After two years in its Shelburne location, the popular homegrown retailer, Common Deer, is excited to announce its move to Burlington. On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10 am it will open its doors to the public at its new downtown location at 210 College Street, just off of Church Street, next to the North Face store and across from My Little Cupcake. Common Deer first opened its doors in October 2013, quickly becoming a destination shop for gifts, accessories, and décor.
Vermont Business Magazine Blue Flame and Liberty Propane (both AmeriGas companies) has presented the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity with a check for $10,000 for their WARMTH Program. The check was presented on June 29 to Jan Demers, CVOEO Executive Director, by Bill Rhino, account manager for AmeriGas. The WARMTH program aids local residents in need of funding to help individuals and families heat their homes during times of crisis.
Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) July is National Lakes Appreciation Month -- a great time to immerse yourself in water and dive into lake issues. The Early Summer Ripples E-news from LCC talks about the State of the Lake, why Lake Champlain beaches are north of river outlets, and how degraded water quality affects property values. You'll also find updates on LCC's work, calendar of events, a journal excerpt about a paddle down the lake, and lake news from near and far.
Vermont Business Magazine A new law that aims to give kids a jump start on saving for college by opening a savings account for every child born in Vermont got a boost today when Governor Peter Shumlin accepted the first donation – $25,000 from President and CEO of Subaru of New England Ernie Boch Jr – to help fund the program and make it a reality.
Vermont Business Magazine The Peace Corps and Saint Michael’s College have announced a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for a career in international development. Saint Michael’s College students will be able to apply to the new Peace Corps Prep program for enrollment beginning spring semester of the 2015-1016 academic year. Saint Michael’s College recently ranked No.
Vermont Business Magazine Beginning on July 1, retailers were required to assess a new 6 percent sales tax (7 percent in local option towns) to “soft drinks” as recently redefined by lawmakers. Included in the tax changes enacted by the Vermont Legislature last month, is a new sales tax on a wide variety of beverages sold at retail stores. While referred to as a “soft drink” tax, the definition adopted is not only on carbonation beverages but rather applies to beverages that contain a sweetener (diet or regular).
Vermont Business Magazine Hannaford Supermarkets has donated $20,000 to support an innovative nutrition program for primary care patients at The University of Vermont Medical Center . The “Health Care Shares” initiative, created in partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), provides free vegetables, nutrition education and cooking tips to lower income patients at primary care clinics in Colchester, South Burlington and Milton. The produce is grown, harvested and delivered by the (VYCC).
Vermont Business Magazine State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Charley Ininger has been selected as the 2015 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center. Charles (Charley) Ininger is the Area Business Advisor for Central Vermont, serving Washington and Lamoille counties, and is the statewide Craft Beverage Specialist. Ininger joined VtSBDC in 2009 and has worked on the “Small Business Jobs Act,” focused on job creation as well as a disaster recovery grant helping businesses mitigate future risk with improved planning.
Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Ruth Finn of Barre to serve a third term as Commissioner on the state’s Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Finn has served on the VCW since 2003 and brings a wealth of public service experience and an interest in women’s history to the Commission.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont has its fair share of flying insects, and mosquitoes seem to thrive here in the summer months. Mosquito surveillance, which includes the weekly collection and testing of specific types of mosquitoes, has begun across the state. During the past few summers, mosquitoes carrying Eastern equine encephalitis(EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) have been found in Vermont. Results of mosquito testing will be updated on the Health Department website throughout the summer.