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NeighborWorks America awards five Vermont grants for nearly $1.5 million

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Five Vermont organizations are getting nearly $1.5 million in grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) announced Wednesday. These funds mark the first round of FY17 federal grants awarded by NeighborWorks America, now being released after the passage of a federal appropriations bill on May 4, 2017.

VFCU elects new board

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:06am -- tim

Vemront Business Magazine On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 over 200 members joined Vermont Federal Credit Union leadership and staff at the DoubleTree in South Burlington to elect the Board of Directors. The meeting began with an Italian buffet and a special presentation on emotional intelligence from guest speaker, David Caruso, PhD, followed by remarks from President and CEO of the Credit Union, Jean Giard and Board Chair, Douglas Fisher.

Magic Hat brews up a locals-only line

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Hat Brewing Company is Vermont born and bred, dreaming up small-batch, exceptional elixirs to delight residents and keep flatlanders longing for the Green Mountain lifestyle since the early days of craft beer. And while the cast and crew of Magic Hat have always happily shared their beers far and wide, this year they are keeping a little something special behind the curtain for local enjoyment only. The Vermont-Only Pilot Batch Series, new for 2017, is unveiling some of the brewery’s most exciting concoctions exclusively in its home state.

Scott says his health plan is better deal for teachers

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With the legislative session nearly two weeks into extra time, Governor Phil Scott is still pressing his plan to create a single, statewide teacher health insurance plan. He maintains it will save property taxpayers $26 million a year. His administration is now also saying that the resulting benefits will actually be better for school employees than what they currently have. The teachers' union has vehemently opposed the plan because, they say, it undermines the collective bargaining process and reduces local control of school budget. 

The 8-0-2 is front and center at INSIGHT, Inntopia Annual Conference

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Stowe will be buzzing with some two hundred ski industry leaders attending INSIGHT, Inntopia’s sold out annual conference held at Topnotch Resort this May 22-25. The annual conference focuses on bringing together key leaders and personnel from management, marketing, sales, IT, reservations, and more for three days of presentations and discussions focusing on best practices and cutting-edge trends in travel marketing, commerce and business intelligence.

Schubart to launch new novel 'Lila and Theron' June 6 at Phoenix

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Bill Schubart and Phoenix Books Burlington will celebrate the launch of Schubart's new novel, Lila and Theron, on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 pm. Ticket holders who purchase Lila and Theron at the launch celebration will get a complimentary CD of Bill Schubart reading five of his favorite picks from Lamoille Stories! The genesis story of Lila and Theron, "Lila's Bucket" is on the CD.  (Some exceptions apply.)

Norwich University celebrates 2017 Commencement

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University celebrated graduation of approximately 380 students from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program at a ceremony held Saturday, May 13, in Shapiro Field House. There were approximately 238 students in the Corps of Cadets and 142 civilian students that graduated. The top five graduating majors are: Criminal Justice; Management; Nursing; Mechanical Engineering; and Computer Security & Information Assurance.

Special Olympics Vermont CEO Lisa DeNatale announces retirement

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Special Olympics Vermont President & CEO, Lisa DeNatale has announced she will retire, effective December 1, 2017. For the past six years, DeNatale has led the state-wide non-profit organization that provides inclusive sports training and competition opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Vermont is an accredited program of Special Olympics, Inc, which globally reaches 5.3 million athletes in over 170 countries.

Sean Londergan named State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Legal Aid staff attorney Sean Londergan has been selected as Vermont’s new State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (SLTCO).  Starting May 1, Londergan began leading the Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project (VOP), a team comprised of six regional ombudsmen and local volunteers.  The VOP helps residents of Vermont’s long-term care facilities across the state, as well as people receiving home-based long-term care services through the Choices for Care program.

DEC seeks public input on water quality improvement plans for Lake Memphremagog watershed

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on three draft plans being released today to strategically improve water quality in the Lake Memphremagog watershed. A series of public meetings will be held this month to discuss the plans and hear suggestions from citizens. The waters of Lake Memphremagog are shared with the province of Quebec, but most of the ponds and rivers that feed it are located in Vermont.