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Lyndon Furniture finalist for national design award

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Contemporary Design Group, a retail buying, networking and performance group, has announced the finalists for the 2017 Edward Haimsohn Design Award. Now in its 4th year, the award recognizes manufacturers producing outstanding and original furniture designs. Lyndon Furniture of Vermont is among the finalists with its "Unity Table."

McCarthy: Changing the way we move in our communities

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:32am -- tim

by Kate McCarthy, VNRC What if we could improve our children’s health and our communities’ bottom lines while increasing access to transportation options that are affordable and better for our environment? A proposed solution to those issues is just what Transportation for Vermonters, a recently launched coalition of diverse organizations, brought to the Governor’s Climate Action Commission during the November 8 Vermont Climate and Energy Summit.

SNSC gets $4,000 grant from Granite United Way

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) in Lebanon, NH, has received a $4,000 grant from the Granite United Way. These funds will support SNSC’s Parent Educational Support and Advocacy Program. Since 1979, SNSC’s programs have provided support for families and individuals with special needs to become empowered through learning, sharing and collaborating with each other.

Leahy: No more falsehoods on Russia

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:54pm -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy Over the past 10 months, the Attorney General has testified before the Senate on three occasions about his knowledge of and contacts with Russian operatives. He also answered written questions and provided additional supplemental testimony. But he still has not gotten his story straight.  On numerous occasions, new disclosures of his communications involving Russia have raised serious doubts about his testimony. And not one of these disclosures has come from the Attorney General; all have come from the press or unsealed court records. That is a problem.

Finance commissioner announces public state budget forum

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Commissioner of Finance & Management, Adam Greshin, has announced a public forum for comment on FY 2019 State budget development. Pursuant to 32 VSA § 306(d) the governor is required to develop a process for public participation in the development of goals and a general prioritization of spending and revenue initiatives.

Southern Vermont meat processing facility agrees to pay $86,000 for violations

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan today announced that Westminster Meats, LLC and its owner Daniel Mandich, agreed to pay the State $86,250 in civil penalties for environmental violations at their meat packing and processing facility located in Westminster, Vermont. In 2014-2015, the facility had several failures of its wastewater treatment system.

Castleton gets over $1 million to help prepare students for doctoral studies

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On October 1, 2017, Castleton University received a Ronald E McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program grant, which will exceed $1 million over five years. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Castleton students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds or underrepresented groups, who attain doctoral degrees.

Okemo open for skiing and riding

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Okemo Mountain Resort opened for the 2017/2018 winter season on Saturday, November 11. Okemo opened with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on five trails with two lifts operating, including the Resort’s Sunburst Six high-speed bubble chair with retractable orange domes and heated seats for six passengers at a time.

Governor Scott makes 33 boards and commissions appointments in October

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The Governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. All those interested in serving on a board or commission should visit the governor’s website.