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UVM Medical Center names Desjardins new Chief Medical Officer

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The UVM Medical Center is pleased to announce that Isabelle Desjardins, MD, has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the University of Vermont Medical Center, effective October 1. Dr Desjardins is an attending psychiatrist and associate professor of Psychiatry at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.  Desjardins has held clinical leadership roles at the Medical Center since she arrived in Burlington in 2003.

Molly Dillon named deputy commissioner of DFR Banking Division

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:36pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Molly Dillon has been named deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation’s Banking Division, Commissioner Michael S. Pieciak announced today. Dillon has more than 30 years of experience in both retail and community banking and brings to the job a wealth of knowledge of current operations and senior management.

Ag Agency makes $1 million available for farm equipment

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce $1 million in funding for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP).  This financial assistance program is available to support farmers to acquire new or innovative equipment that will aid in the elimination of runoff from agricultural wastes to state waters, improve water quality, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. 

PSD announces October 26 meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the multipurpose room at Brattleboro Area Middle School, 109 Sunny Acres Road, Brattleboro, VT.  Representatives from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and GEI Consultants will provide a presentation on Brownfields restoration and reuse.

Funding available for South Lake Champlain projects

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Grants are now available to support projects through the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. The South Lake Champlain Fund supports projects focused on education and research concerning the cultural and ecological history and heritage of Southern Lake Champlain. Projects must be located on the southern portion of Lake Champlain (the area of Lake Champlain south of Crown Point in both Vermont and New York) with a preference for projects directly on the lake or in close proximity. School-based projects are encouraged.

VELCO raises thousands of dollars for mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thanks to the proceeds of VELCO's 22nd annual charity golf tournament, two organizations that provide essential mental health and substance abuse treatment to Vermonters have checks totaling nearly $15,000 to support their work. The Howard Center and Evergreen Substance Abuse Service were this year's recipients, as more than 100 golfers gathered for a good cause at the Proctor-Pittsford County Club on September 9.

Court allows limited inquiry into Sorrell's private emails

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Superior Court has set specific, narrow, limits on a proposed deposition of former Attorney General Sorrell and his disclosure of private emails. Sorrell had sought to block all inquiry into his private account, which he says does not contain work-related emails in any case. However, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office was successful in its fight against Energy and Environmental Institute’s (EELI) broad request for discovery into private e-mails of Vermont state employees.

Vermont to get Target (finally)

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Target announced plans to open its first store in Vermont, a 60,000-square-foot small-format store at University Mall in South Burlington. Target has signed a lease with LNR Partners for this small-format store, projected to open in October 2018. Following the opening of this Vermont location, Target said in a statement that "will proudly serve guests with stores in all 50 states." Target previously had considered a location in Williston. Vermont was also the last state to get a Walmart.

UVM ranked #4 on Princeton Review’s list of top Green Colleges

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont is ranked #4 in Princeton Review’s recently released Guide to 375 Green Colleges, 2017. The guide highlights the top colleges and universities among 2,000 schools the Princeton Review considered. UVM ranked first this year among institutions with larger populations. Five of the top ten colleges have 10,000 or more students.

City Market donates $30,000 to support the Vermont food system

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine City Market has announced the 2017 recipients of its Co-op Patronage Seedling Grants, a grants program to support the local food system. In 2016, the Co-op Patronage Seedling Grant recipients received over $56,000 in grant funding to local food projects at this year’s Grant Celebration held in March. City Market sent over $656,000 in Patronage Refunds to 11,450 Members in November 2016.

Woods, Wildlife and Warblers tour takes flight in Rupert

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:28am -- tim

Vermont Woodlands Association On Tuesday, October 10th, a group of interested landowners attended a Walk in the Woods tour on Alan Calfee’s 591 acre certified Vermont Tree Farm in Rupert. Calfee is a consulting forester and the owner of Calfee Woodlot Management, LLC. He led the tour with conservation biologist, Steve Hagenbuch, of Audubon Vermont. The tour was hosted as part of the Woods, Wildlife and Warblers program to demonstrate the management activities that Calfee has done in his woodlands to enhance the habitat for wildlife and birds while still remaining productive for timber, and increasing his forest diversity.