Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain United Way and Tatum’s Totes partnership celebrated one year this month and there is so much to celebrate! In the past year, 57 children entering emergency foster care in the Barre and Newport Department for Children and Family districts have received individually created backpacks through Green Mountain United Way’s partnership with Tatum’s Tote’s. Green Mountain United Way administers Tatum’s Totes in these regions and recently helped to expand efforts to the Morrisville Department for Children and Families District.
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont was one of three institutions of higher education whose work to address high risk drinking and other substance misuse was honored with a Prevention Excellence Award at the ninth annual Campus Prevention Network Summit in Boston on June 12. The award was presented by EVERFI, Inc., a leading technology innovator. The Campus Prevention Network is a nationwide initiative of over 1,700 institutions dedicated to creating safer, healthier campus communities.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott appointed David Soucy on Monday as Senator for the Rutland District, serving Rutland County. He will serve alongside Senators Peg Flory (R) and Brian Collamore (R). Soucy will be sworn in this week, and was one of three nominees put forward by the Rutland County Republican Committee. He will be participating in the veto session, which begins Wednesday.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan joined a coalition of states in filing a lawsuit against the US Department of Energy (DOE) for failing to publish finalized energy efficiency standards for five products: portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers, and commercial packaged boilers.
Vermont Business Magazine Dr Joanne Mather Conroy has been selected as the second Chief Executive Officer and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Board of Trustees Chair Anne-Lee Verville has announced. The appointment was made by a unanimous vote of the Board at a special meeting on June 14. Conroy will assume her role at D-H on August 7, 2017.
Vermont Business Magazine The northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC has adopted a new policy that awards up to 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents. Specifically, the new DRM policy, when combined with its short term disability program, provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave to mothers of newborn children and up to six weeks of leave to fathers and partners of birth mothers, as well as to the parents of adopted children aged 16 and younger. The policy was approved by directors in March and announced by Deputy Managing Partner Peter B Kunin in April.
Vermont Business Magazine Dragonheart Vermont’s Board of Directors announces the closure of Survivorship NOW, a wellness center for cancer survivors in our community. Begun in 2011 and based in Williston, Survivorship NOW has helped 400 Vermonters with their cancer recovery. Survivorship NOW will continue its free wellness programs until July 31, 2017.
Vermont Business Magazine Healthy Living Market and Cafe has partnered with Hope Lodge in Burlington to provide educational resources for patients and their families. Hope Lodge offers free lodging to cancer patients undergoing treatment at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Through this partnership, patients have access to information and recipes to make nutritious food choices while undergoing cancer treatment, and making healthy changes that they'll then take home with them once they leave treatment.
by John McClaughry As the Republican Congress struggles to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting.
Vermont Business Magazine US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present 82 citizenship candidates to the US District Court Vermont District during two separate naturalization ceremonies in Chittenden County, June 21 and June 23. The first will be at Essex High School and the second will be at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington.
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USCIS to hold citizenship ceremony at the Essex High School
by Senator Christopher Bray, New Haven Two weeks ago Governor Scott vetoed both of the state’s “must-pass” bills—the budget and the tax bill. His vetoes set us on a course for a shut down of state government on July 1st. This did not need to happen. The governor’s vetoes are both surprising and disappointing. In January, the governor issued a challenge to the legislature: pass a budget that relies on no new taxes or fees.
Vermont Business Magazine Valley Vista, the 99-bed inpatient alcohol and chemical dependency treatment center in Bradford, is partnering with CDPHP, a Capital District health plan with nearly 400,000 members, to provide addiction recovery services to the health plan’s managed care members. As a new CDPHP provider, Valley Vista offers addiction treatment services to adult men and women, as well as adolescents ages 13 to 17. The partnership became effective June 1, 2017.