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Corey Parent to run for open Franklin County Senate seat

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine State Representative Corey Parent (R-St Albans) announced today that he’s a candidate to represent Franklin County and Alburgh in the Vermont Senate. “I want to thank the people of St Albans for allowing me the honor to serve on their behalf for past four years. I also want to thank Senator Carolyn Branagan for her service to the people of Franklin County.” Parent said. Branagan, a Republican, has announced she will step down. Franklin County has long been a Republican stronghold.

Vermont Mutual donates over $9,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Mutual Insurance Group recently presented a check for $9,900 to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Vermont as part of their partnership with UVM and the Cats Win, Community Wins initiative. The check was presented on the ice by Dan Bridge, president and CEO of Vermont Mutual and Mark McDonnell, executive vice president and COO, to Tanya Benosky, executive director of The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

State and local law enforcement begin school safety assessments

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As part of Governor Phil Scott’s overall plan to ensure Vermont’s schools remain safe – as outlined in a memo to legislators in February – the Vermont State Police, Vermont Sheriffs and municipal police departments have begun meeting with school officials throughout the state to conduct school safety site assessments. The assessments seek to gather information on current school emergency preparedness planning, training, policies, security systems and school safety practices being used across Vermont. This data will assist the Vermont School Safety Center, school safety partners, communities and school boards in identifying common school emergency preparedness gaps and areas to focus future planning, training, exercise and equipment initiatives.

The Big Reveal: UVM senior medical students learn fate on Match Day

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Match Day – the annual rite of passage that ignites a senior medical student’s future – is on Friday, March 16, 2018. Beginning at noon EDT, medical students in the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2018 and soon-to-be-doctors from across the US and world will learn which US residency program they have been matched to for the next three to seven years.

Inaugural Main Street Grants will help fund seven downtown projects

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Seven communities around Vermont were announced on Tuesday as the inaugural winners of Main Street Grants, a program the National Life Group Foundation created in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation. The grants include funding for signs to guide visitors through downtowns, renovation of a community center, and updating a historic performance space. In all, $85,500 in grants were awarded to Barre, Bennington, Montpelier, St Albans, St Johnsbury, Waterbury, and Wilmington. The National Life Foundation provided $70,500 of the funding and the Vermont Community Foundation provided $15,000.

Leahy statement on Trump’s sudden firing of Secretary of State Tillerson

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:16am -- tim

by US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) The only predictable thing about this President is that nothing he says or does survives the test of time.  Cabinet officials are fired without even the courtesy of a phone call.  Policy pronouncements made with fanfare yesterday are repudiated today.  One minute a corrupt foreign dictator is publicly ridiculed, the next minute he is called a great leader and friend.  Running our government and foreign policy like an erratic ratings-driven TV impresario is damaging America’s image, interests and leadership. 

Condos: Potential unprecedented federal intrusion in our polling places

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:54am -- tim

by Secretary of State Jim Condos As Vermont’s Chief Elections Officer my responsibility is to ensure that our fundamental democratic voting rights are protected. I recently learned of language included in Section 4012 of H.R.2825, which provides for the reauthorization of the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which would allow armed Secret Service agents to enter polling locations – at the direction of the president. To say that I am shocked would be a severe understatement.

Mamava founders named Vermont Small Business Persons of the Year

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:40am -- tim

by Dan Monahan, SBA Mamava The owners of a Burlington company were named the 2018 Vermont Small Business Persons of the Year Monday. Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson of Mamava are being recognized by the US Small Business Administration for employment growth, financial success, expansion and community involvement. Mamava designs and manufactures free-standing lactation suites for nursing mothers.

Mental health: Just one piece of the solution

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:47am -- tim

by Bob Bick and Catherine Simonson In the two weeks since the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we’ve again come together as a community to say “never again.”  As an organization whose mission is to actively promote well-being and a safe and healthy community, we know that we cannot fully understand the depth of the grief and trauma felt by those impacted.

Dr Brady, Hunter family to be honored by SVHC

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care will present the 2018 Vision Awards at the organization’s inaugural Centennial Gala. The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in support of SVHC’s mission and the community. The event will take place on the eve of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s 100th anniversary, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington.

Maren Group leverages executives’ personal experience to address sexual harassment

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Founding partners Lisa Senecal and Scott Labby announced today the launch of The Maren Group. The Maren Group is a private consulting group focused on issues of economic abuse including sexual harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, and child support enforcement (collectively “SDDC”). While this abuse primarily affects women, it results in broad and significant costs for all individuals, businesses, and the economy as a whole. The Maren Group works with individuals, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and investors to investigate, audit, and manage both specific cases and general practices. The Group also addresses broader social policy issues and practices that increase risk to individuals, employers, reputations, and shareholder value.