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State warns Vermonters against unclaimed property scams

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan and State Treasurer Beth Pearce are warning citizens about phone solicitations and websites that falsely claim citizens must pay a fee to locate and retrieve unclaimed property. Vermont citizens are advised to search the State’s free unclaimed property database before accepting services from other entities. In recent days, several Vermont residents have reported that for-profit enterprises have contacted them by phone, letter or email offering unclaimed property search services for an upfront fee.

Sanders blasts House passage of tax plan

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders: "It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the House Republicans just voted to give the Koch brothers and other billionaire campaign contributors a massive tax break. Under the House bill, the top 1 percent would get half of the tax benefits, while nearly half of middle class families would see their taxes go up. As bad as the House bill is, the Senate tax plan is even worse..."

Sanders to hold student town meeting on opioids Friday in Burlington

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a student town meeting at Burlington High School to discuss the opioid crisis in Vermont and throughout the United States. The meeting will be held Friday at 1 pm. Sanders will be joined by a panel including Dr Heather Stein, associate medical director at the Community Health Centers of Burlington, and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan. Following the panel discussion, there will be a question and answer session with the students.

Winter is Here: Early season updates at Vermont resorts

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine When Mother Nature hands out cold weather, Vermonters make snow with it, and November’s chilly temperatures coupled with the Green Mountain State’s world class snowmaking power allowed for Vermont’s resorts to open early and open strong for the 2017-18 season. Killington Resort stayed true to their legacy by being the first Eastern resort to open on November 8 and Mount Snow Resort took home a new accolade by opening on November 11 with the most open terrain East of the Rockies with 108 acres. Okemo Mountain Resort also began spinning their lifts on November 11. “This was our earliest opening in five years,” said Okemo Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt. Come Thanksgiving weekend, skiers and snowboarders will have access to over half of Vermont’s mountains, with most major resorts opening by Friday, November 24.

Three Vermont dairy farms achieve Food Armor certification

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets have announced that three Vermont dairy farms have achieved full certification in a national program aimed at ensuring food safety and responsible medication use. In June 2017, the Agency launched a funding initiative to help offset the cost of dairy farm certification in the Food Armor HACCP for Proper Drug Use program.

Scott, Kurrle highlight Vermont’s Apprenticeship Program

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle and Governor Phil Scott celebrated the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (November 13-19) today, with a commemorative proclamation signing. Apprenticeship Week is a dedicated week each year that highlights the importance of Vermont’s Apprenticeship Program, and aims to bring together employers and apprentices to celebrate the success of the programs, and encourage more people to choose apprenticeships as a path to a great career.

Governor, treasurer create Financial Literacy Working Group

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and State Treasurer Beth Pearce today announced a new partnership and formation of a Financial Literacy Working Group to improve State agencies’ and departments’ delivery of personal finance resources to Vermonters. The Working Group, which will be led by the Treasurer’s Office and Department of Financial Regulation, is one of a series of actions to increase the financial well-being of Vermonters.

Burlington to improve parking, ease costs ahead of the holiday season

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine You'll no longer have to worry about getting a parking ticket at a meter late at night in Burlington. In advance of a festive and busy downtown holiday season, the Burlington Department of Public Works (DPW), the Burlington Business Association (BBA) and Church Street Marketplace (CSM) have announced a series of significant parking upgrades, improvements and a holiday season promotion. Many of these upgrades and improvements were made possible by the City’s new Sustainable Infrastructure Plan, the 2015 Downtown Parking and Transportation Plan and by Mayor Miro Weinberger’s and his Administration’s focus on improving the parking experience in Burlington, including lessening the time involved in finding and paying for parking, making parking as safe as possible and raising public awareness on additional parking opportunities in light of the Burlington City Place parking structure demolition.

SO Vermont Arts & Living Magazine to celebrate 10th anniversary

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine SO Vermont Arts & Living magazine announced today that it will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special 10th Anniversary issue due out in January, 2018, featuring a gatefold of past covers that showcases the works of prominent artists in the region, which has become the magazine’s trademark.

Xfinity brand will be featured on US Ski & Snowboard uniforms, at Killington

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Comcast announced today it will be the official cable television and communications partner of US Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic sports organization based in Park City, Utah. America's top Olympic skiers will showcase Comcast on their racing suits when the FIS Ski World Cup tour comes to America later this month, with stops in Killington and Beaver Creek.