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State joins 'Children’s Environmental Health Day' for stronger protections from harmful chemicals

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott, along with numerous elected officials across the country, declared October 12th Children’s Environmental Health Day. Environmental health organizations, medical professionals, business leaders, and members of the public gathered today at the Vermont State House to highlight the day, and to call for stronger protections for Vermont children from harmful chemicals.

Vermont AG challenges law firm seeking to gain private emails from gov workers

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today the Vermont Attorney General’s Office filed motions to stay and appeal the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (EELI) matter. EELI seeks to depose and gain access to personal emails and other personal communications of former Attorney General Bill Sorrell, and has now expanded its request and seeks to obtain personal emails from three current and former Assistant Attorneys General.

Education Agency hires new career pathways coordinator

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) has hired Dr Oscar Aliaga as Vermont’s first ever State Career Pathways Coordinator. This position will help align Career Technical Educational (CTE) program offerings to the skill needs of key industries in Vermont’s economy, thereby ensuring students can access the education and training they need to obtain and advance in high-wage, high-growth careers in their home state.

Keurig employees from Vermont to Washington State take part in national river cleanup

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rivers around the United States are several thousand pounds lighter of trash after more than 450 employees from Keurig Green Mountain, Inc, a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems, took to the water this summer for the company's 13th annual river cleanup events. Keurig’s Brewing A Better World efforts around restoring waterways is done in partnership with National River Cleanup®, an initiative of American Rivers, the national river conservation organization.

Vermont businesses generate over $1.8M in total sales at The Big E

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The numbers are in and it was another successful year for Vermont businesses at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2017, the Vermont Building earned $1,804,066 in gross sales. On Vermont Day, Saturday September 23, The Big E broke a single-day attendance record attracting 171,897 fairgoers. Over the course of 17 days, the Big E set an all-time attendance record exposing over 1.5 million people to the Vermont brand.  

Mount Snow GM to take helm of National Ski Areas Association

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine So, the NSAA got its Vermonter after all. The board of directors of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), a nonprofit trade association that represents ski area owners and operators in the US, has named Kelly Pawlak as NSAA’s new president and CEO. Pawlak, who is vice president and general manager at Mount Snow Resort, will assume the position January 1, 2018. Parker Riehle, head of Ski Vermont, was slated to take over the national job but had to decline for personal reasons in September.

State awards $1.6 million for clean water projects

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Program announces over $1.6 million in Ecosystem Restoration Grants for projects to improve water quality across Vermont. DEC is awarding more than 50 clean water improvement projects, targeting Vermont’s impaired and at-risk rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

ECFiber connects 2000th customer

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine When local residents began planning to build their own high-speed fiber-optic network back in 2007, few expected them to be able to surmount the many challenges facing a high-tech start-up. As of October 2017, the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District (ECFiber) has built over 420 miles of cable and connected over 2000 active customers in parts of 20 member towns. It plans to complete another 170 miles of network this year and another 250 miles in 2018.

GMP provides $130,000 to WARMTH program as colder winter approaches

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine National weather forecasters are predicting a colder winter than last year. So with cold weather just around the corner, Green Mountain Power is helping Vermonters stay warm with a $130,000 donation to the statewide WARMTH program. This will be the 32nd year that Green Mountain Power has contributed funds to help people with heating emergencies.