Vermont Business Magazine In the northwest corner of Vermont, a unique public health movement is integrating wellness and prevention into the healthcare delivery system in an effort to keep Vermonters healthier. Instead of waiting for patients to come to doctor’s offices and hospitals when they are ill or injured, RiseVT is spearheading a comprehensive, community-based approach to promoting good health and preventing health problems before they happen.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Chalaun Blanchard from Vermont Mutual Insurance Group has become the newest member of the VTAIP. Membership in VTAIP is an industry commitment to the insurance community through leadership development, career enhancement and creating relationships with other industry related connections.
The VTAIP meets monthly and encourages outside community members to join us at our dinner meetings to connect and network with insurance related professionals.
Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved the implementation of a new electronic health record system (EHR) across four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network, which it says is a significant step that will enhance the delivery of high quality care with instant access to a patient’s most updated medical information.
Vermont Business Magazine Comcast’s VetNet employee resource group, which supports Veterans both in the company and in the community, rallied our employees to collect 110 pairs of shoes/boots and 200+ pairs of socks to donate to The Dodge House in Rutland Vermont. The Dodge House is transitional housing for veterans both men & women, who are experiencing homelessness.
Vermont Business Magazine Mayor Miro Weinberger Sunday attended the Democratic Nominating Caucus at Burlington High School and delivered his 2018 re-election campaign kick-off speech. In his remarks, the mayor set forth three main themes and related goals of the city’s work ahead. The full text of the speech is below.
Vermont Business Magazine Carina Driscoll, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Burlington, issued the following statement following Mayor Weinberger's speech on Sunday: "What couldn’t be further from the truth is the Mayor’s statement that 'we aren’t selling Burlington.' The Mayor requested proposals, as recently as last month, essentially putting Memorial Auditorium on the market; inked a deal to sell a city lot to a developer for a hotel; made plans for a private marina on our public waterfront; and ensured Burlington Telecom will no longer have any meaningful local contro
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts are once again participating in the nationwide initiative set forth by the National Ski Areas Association to keep visitors safe on the slopes, National Safety Awareness Month. Once a week-long initiative, National Safety Awareness was extended to encompass the entire month of January to help educate skiers and snowboarders about the importance of being safe and in control while on the mountain.
Vermont Business Magazine The School for International Training is cutting nearly 30 employees at its Brattleboro campus, the Brattleboro Reformer reported Sunday. The Reformer quoted Trustee Jenny Backus as saying that SIT is committed to Brattleboro and is expanding its global educational opportunities.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2017, taking 3,585 deer in archery season, 1,461 in youth season, 7,272 in rifle season, and 3,631 in muzzleloader season. The 15,949 deer brought home by hunters yielded more than 3 million meals of local nutritious venison.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) issued the following statement Saturday after President Donald Trump, amid budget negotiations, demanded $18 billion to construct more than 700 miles of barriers along the border with Mexico. The president said any deal concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Dreamers) must include funding for the border wall, one of his top campaign promises.
Vermont Business Magazine Heidenberg Properties Group has opened a 15,000 square-foot Planet Fitness at the Berlin Mall. One of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, Planet Fitness will serve as junior anchor of the 250,000-square-foot mall located on Berlin Mall Road.
by Robyn Freedner-Maguire If we want to make Vermont the top choice of young workers looking for the best place to work and raise their families, increasing access to high-quality, affordable child care is the smartest, most strategic investment we can make. In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Phil Scott announced a new campaign to persuade young people and families to move to Vermont with the goal of growing the state’s dwindling working-age population.