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Governor Scott appoints 42 to boards and commissions in November

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 42 Vermonters to State boards and commissions in the month of November. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations.

Karen Scolforo takes over at Castleton University

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Karen M Scolforo, EdD, officially began her tenure as President of Castleton University on December 4, 2017. Dr Scolforo is the fourth woman to lead the University since its founding in 1787, and the tenth president of the modern era. She joins the Castleton family after spending four years as president at Central Penn College located in Summerdale and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Logic Supply offers fanless NUC with latest Intel motherboard

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For more than 14 years, Logic Supply ( has been developing highly reliable computer hardware for demanding applications. The South Burlington company pioneered the use of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) motherboard within industrial PCs, and today has announced their latest fanless NUC, the ML100G-31. This brand new system joins Logic Supply's ML100 Series of fanless NUC computers, and is powered by Intel's new Dawson Canyon motherboard, enabling 7th generation Core processing in a chassis that fits in the palm of your hand.

Proceeds from Ben & Jerry's One Sweet World to benefit a new Poor People's Campaign

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:18am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfieldtook the stage at the Howard Theater last night with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis to announce the ice cream makers' support of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. A portion of the proceeds from Ben & Jerry's new One Sweet World limited batch flavor will benefit the campaign's efforts to promote economic and racial justice. After the announcement, Aloe Blacc, Maxwell, Sweet Honey in the Rock, JPeriod, Yara Allen, Gina Belafonte and Van Jones headlined the "We are Here" concert presented by in support of the campaign.

Berkshire Bank launches 'Season of Giving' to assist children and families

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Berkshire Bank, with branches in southwestern Vermont, has launched its sixth “Season of Giving”, the company’s annual initiative to assist children and families in need during the holiday season. The campaign runs through the end of the holiday season and engages more than 300 company employees from across the country in a variety of community service projects, all of which benefit non-profit organizations in the footprint where the bank and its subsidiaries conduct business operations.

SNSC gets $5,000 grant from Couch Foundation

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) in Lebanon, NH, has received a $5,000 grant from Couch Family Foundation.  The grant will help SNSC further their mission of helping children and adults with special needs, and their families, meet their unique challenges through advocacy and program support. “All of our programs support families and individuals with special needs to become empowered through learning, sharing and collaborating with each other,” said Executive Director Laura Perez.  “We are grateful that the Couch Family Found

D-H opioid study presents new guidelines after surgeries

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Chief of Surgery Dr Richard Barth offers surgeons specific guidelines for post-surgery prescriptions for pain-relieving opioids. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, recommends that patients who have major abdominal surgery should be able to control their pain at home by taking the same number of opioids they took the day before they were discharged.

Vermont Hospitals push for health insurance

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The number of people with health insurance has increased significantly in recent years, with more than 20 million Americans gaining health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Vermont has some of the lowest uninsured rates in the country, and now, during the Open Enrollment period for Vermont Health Connect, is the time to build on this progress. 

Champlain College Online enhances cybersecurity program

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College Online, designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, has announced a new chair of cybersecurity programs. Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, will help equip Champlain’s adult students with the business and technical skills to solve some of the nation’s most complex information security challenges.

Chimney Savers adds matching gift to Gifford’s Giving Tuesday food drive

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Randolph Chimney Saver’s gave an extra boost to Gifford’s Giving Tuesday Employee Food Drive this year, matching a dollar for every pound of food collected on the Randolph campus. Gifford staff presented 1,198 pounds of food and Chimney Savers Co-Owner Paul Bianco presented a matching check to the Randolph Food Shelf’s Jo Busha on Tuesday, November 28.