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New St Mike’s scientific imaging lab opens January 16

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine An opening reception for a new Scientific Imaging Facility in Saint Edmunds 301 at Saint Michael’s College will be Monday afternoon, January 16 at 1:30 pm. This suite features advanced state-of-the-art technology and is of special direct interest to the College’s biology, neuroscience, chemistry, environmental sciences, and physics students and faculty as Saint Michael’s continues a dramatic expansion in the last decade of mentored undergraduate research.

Made in Vermont Marketplace coming April 1 & 2

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 4th Annual Made in Vermont Marketplace will take place April 1st and 2nd at the Champlain Valley Exposition. The trade show  is open to the public. The Made in Vermont Marketplace is an extraordinary opportunity for Vermont companies to showcase their Made in Vermont products to an audience of thousands of prospective customers all in one weekend.

Vermont turkey hunters had big year

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 2:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont wild turkey hunters had successful spring and fall hunting seasons in 2016, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. An initial review of hunting results revealed 6,798 turkeys were taken by hunters during Vermont's three turkey hunting seasons - the spring youth hunt, the regular May spring season, and the fall turkey hunt.

Green Mountain Valley School announces training partnership with US Ski Team

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 5:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) today announced a comprehensive training partnership with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) that designates GMVS as both a US Ski Team Development Site, and as a US Ski team High Performance Center. The US Ski Team designations are the result of an ongoing USSA initiative to develop a pipeline of elite skiing talent, while formalizing its partnership programs with leading academic and training institutions, of which GMVS is one.

Norwich University Regimental Band to perform in the 58th Presidential Inauguration

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team, will represent the state of Vermont and perform in the 58th Presidential Inauguration, to be held on Friday, Jan. 20, in Washington, DC, for Donald J Trump. As the oldest collegiate band in the country, the Regimental Band carries on a long tradition of excellence musically, academically and militarily. Founded in 1820, the Band's motto is “Semper Zoo.”

Franklin Foods sold to German company

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Franklin Foods Holdings, which bills itself as the world's fastest growing cream cheese company, announced today that Hochland SE, a privately-held Bavaria, Germany-based cheese company, has acquired Franklin Foods and its sister companies. Franklin Foods was founded and continues to operate in Enosburg Falls. It was previously sold, along with its brands Hahn's and All Season's Kitchen, and is now based in Florida. Franklin has taken advantage of the popularity of "Greek" style dairy products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Business Roundtable elects new leadership for 2017

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:41pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At its 30th Annual Membership Meeting held at The Capitol Plaza, the Vermont Business Roundtable elected one new director to his first three-year term: Tom Dunn, Vermont Electric Power Company. Elected to their second three-year term were the following directors: Jill Berry Bowen, Northwestern Medical Center, Geoff Glaspie, Husky Injection Molding, Bill Shouldice IV, Vermont Teddy Bear, and John Wilking, Neville Company.

Bennington's Michael Harrington named deputy Labor commissioner

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced he has appointed Michael Harrington as deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. Before joining the Governor’s Administration, Harrington, 35, was a consultant and trainer for his family's firm, New Directions, where he helped to provide national and international companies with employee development and organizational management services. Harrington also served as the economic and community development director for the Town of Bennington.

Beau Ties Ltd of Vermont names Liz Smith and Cy Tall new leaders

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:24am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With the naming of a new executive leadership team, Beau Ties Ltd of Vermont has also renewed its commitment to Middlebury. Beau Ties Ltd has named Elizabeth Smith and Cy Day Tall as the company’s new Co-President/CEO. The pair will assume leadership over all corporate functions including merchandising, operations, production, marketing, technology, finance and sales.

Weekly unemployment claims take steep drop

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims fell nearly 600, as post-holiday employment levels returned to a more stable level. The holidays produce wild swings in these numbers, as retailers, especially, hire then lay off workers in short order. By industry, Construction reported the most claims last week. In an average week, Services usually have the most claims. 

For the week of January 7, 2017, there were 940 claims, down 591 from the previous week's total and 215 fewer than than they were a year ago (1,155).