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Castleton hosts 2017 Commencement Ceremony

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:34pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The second graduating class of Castleton University passed across the stage at its 230th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, bringing to close the 2016-17 academic year. Governor Phil Scott addressed the more than 3,500 guests in attendance and thousands more streaming the ceremony live online. Scott urged the graduates to understand that the best, is yet to come.

Sanders responds to Trump's budget

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:31pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to President Donald Trump's budget at a press conference Tuesday. See below for a full transcript and click here to watch the speech.

This Budget Is Immoral

"This is a budget that is immoral and that will cause an enormous amount of pain for the most vulnerable people in our nation.

BioTek Instruments completes major site expansion

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:02pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine BioTek Instruments celebrated the completion of a $4.5 million facility expansion and renovation during a company-wide event on Thursday, May 18. The 22,000 square foot expansion is already supporting the Company’s rapid growth. While many departments are benefitting from the additional space, the Company’s manufacturing area is most notably affected, growing by 33%. The project also includes a new 1,400 square foot training facility for the Company’s new and existing employees.

ShamRockin’ for a Cure VT raises $34,400 for the party with a purpose legacy for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:47am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Recently, Jon and Pam Baker of Roswell, Ga. celebrated a moment they were not sure would ever come. Their sons, Gavin and Jake Baker took their first dose of Orkambi, a drug recently approved by the FDA to help control their cystic fibrosis. At this “First Dose Party,” the Bakers were surrounded by hundreds of family and friends that helped make this special drug possible. 

People's United Community Foundation awards $20K to the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:43am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington for their Early Promise program.

The Early Promise program encompasses a wide range of academic components that help Club members be successful in school and prepare them for education beyond high school. The program serves 175 young people each day through a total of ten different learning opportunities.

Scientists discover electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:54am -- tim

by Jennifer Nachbur University of Vermont All it takes is the flip of a protein “switch” within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to nourish hard-working neurons.

Vermont to study health of babies born to opiate-using mothers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The March of Dimes, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded grants to conduct one year of surveillance on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in three states with high rates of NAS: Vermont, Illinois, and New Mexico. NAS is a group of problems that occur in newborns who were exposed to addictive opiate drugs while in the mother's womb.

Clinical opportunities in rehab benefit students, community

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:47am -- tim

University of Vermont Before Bethany Kelly graduates in May she will have helped young adults train for the Special Olympics, worked with psychiatry patients at the UVM Medical Center, and taught strengthening exercises to individuals with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The exercise and movement science major is currently training local athletes in a Special Olympics Unified Fitness Program launched in 2016 by Associate Professor Susan Kasser. Kelly and six of her classmates are working with young adults to develop a workout regime that supports their personal and Olympic goals. In the process, they are writing a manual for future exercise science majors who will expand the program next year.