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Vail Resorts names Stowe's Inntopia as key partner

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vail Resorts is extending its reach into Vermont. In March it announced it was buying the ski operationis at Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million and Wednesday said it has named Inntopia, the hospitality resevation service based in Stowe, as a key partner to offer guests more real-time booking, lodging options and dynamic pricing across Vail’s brand websites. Inntopia offers the most flexible and robust advanced reservation system in existence. Vail Resorts, said, it will launch the use of Inntopia’s inventory distribution network this summer.

Vermont Ag Agency announces Listening Tour response plan

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Throughout February and March, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets held a Listening Tour to gather feedback and ideas about farming in our state. Over the course of six weeks, the Agency hosted meetings in Lyndonville, Brattleboro, Middlebury, St Albans, and Montpelier. More than 300 farmers and community members attended. Today, the Agency is announcing a plan to address the Listening Tour feedback.

Gardener's Supply groovy Worm Composter wins design award

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Composting sometimes gets a bad rap. Some fear that it's smelly. And many composters are, shall we say, less than easy on the eye. But one, groovy-looking Worm Farm Composter sold in the US by Gardener's Supply Company, is being recognized with an international design award. Thousands of products were vying for the "Red Dot Award," and the Worm Farm Composter has achieved this coveted design recognition.

Green Mountain Antibodies makes production deal with African Livestock Research Institute

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Antibodies has signed an agreement with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of Nairobi, Kenya to produce and distribute monoclonal antibodies that detect infectious disease markers in cattle. This agreement is a result of a collaboration between Green Mountain Antibodies, ILRI, Dr John Barlow of the University of Vermont, and Dr Bill Golde, currently of the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland.

UVM faculty member to release documentary on resurgent progressive movement

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont Professor Jon Erickson has never been a fan of the status quo. As an ecological economist, his national and international scholarship has challenged the core assumptions of mainstream economics. As a social entrepreneur, he has helped build interdisciplinary research-to-action collaborations between reluctant academic, government and civil society partners.

FoodScience Corp moves into new Williston location

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FoodScience Corporation has moved into a new headquarters located at 929 Harvest Lane, in Williston, Vermont. The move marks the start of a new chapter for the company, which had been located in Essex Junction for over 30 years. The new facility continues the company’s focus on quality, being an FDA registered facility that is cGMP certified by the Natural Products association, UL inspected and SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Level 1 certified. The new FoodScience Corporation headquarters is also a USDA Aphis and EU approved manufacturing facility, which allows for global shipping of its products. In addition to its new headquarters in Williston, they also operate a liquid manufacturing facility in Colchester, Vermont. 

Inaugural 'Walk The Long Trail at Berlin Mall' to culminate on Earth Day

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine From January 14-April 22, 2017, Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall taps into Vermonters’ love for the outdoors, and offers a fun, healthy, and educational experience. By walking 544 laps in the mall’s heated, enclosed common area, participants can walk the equivalent of the Long Trail’s 272 miles. Photos, graphics, and other media provide the sense of being immersed in the Trail and its surroundings. Participants’ walking distances are recorded as they achieve milestones along the way, and the mall owner (Heidenberg Properties Group) is donating funds to presenting partner, the Green Mountain Club, based on the number of miles people walk. As of April 15, 595 registered mall walkers have raised $4,332 for the Green Mountain Club, official stewards of The Long Trail.

Vermont youth philanthropist nominees sought for $5,000 college scholarship award

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Demont & Associates in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England (AFP-NNE), has opened nominations for a $5,000 college scholarship to a youth aged 10-17; the AFP- NNE Demont Scholarship Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. The recipient of this scholarship award will be chosen from a pool of nominations by a New England Region Philanthropy Committee comprised of development professionals working in the fields of education and youth services in Northern New England.

Union Bankshares reports increase in net income for Q1

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Union Bankshares, Inc (NASDAQ:UNB), the parent company of Union Bank based in Morrisville, today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Consolidated net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $1.9 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $1.8 million, or $0.39 per share, for the same period in 2016.

Fiddlehead Brewing contributes $119,000 to UVM Children’s Hospital

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Fiddlehead Brewing Company of Shelburne, VT recently donated $119,406 to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital to improve spaces in which teens and younger children can relax and play while they are inpatients. The money was raised through sales of Fiddlehead Brewing’s Mastermind beer.  Proceeds were donated to a Vermont team that participated in a 24-hour video gaming marathon called “Extra Life” which benefits hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network.  Noah Cohen, son of Fiddlehead owners Matt and Amy Cohen, organized “Team Mastermind” which participated with teams from throughout the United States and Canada in the fundraising effort.

Con Hogan retracts CVMC 'investigation' comment

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon and entitled "Clarification re: CVMC," Green Mountain Care Board member Cornelius Hogan said "he got ahead of himself" in remarks he made during a board meeting last week to Central Vermont Medical Center officials regarding possible sanctions by the board regarding the Berlin hospital's spending.

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