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Gifford works to repair and reopen Project Independence building

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Severe weather pummeled downtown Barre on July 8, 2017, with wind gusts that tore back a portion of the roof of a Main Street building that housed Gifford’s Project Independence (PI). The adult day program (which provides services to seniors with cognitive and physical disabilities) and four second-floor apartments were opened to Saturday afternoon’s torrential rain and there was significant structural and subsequent water damage.

French firm wins Vermont Yankee reactor dismantling contract

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:16am -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Paris-based AREVA has signed a contract with NorthStar to segment, package and transport to offsite disposal the reactor pressure vessel and internal reactor components of the Vermont Yankee Boiling Water Reactor. This does not include the spent fuel. The reactor began commercial operation in 1972 and, at full power, supplied 620 MW. It shut down in December 2014. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed.

Governor Scott meets with federal Medicaid officials

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Tuesday, Governor Phil Scott met with Dr Stephen Cha, Fatema Salam and Rivka Friedman of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), as part of the federal organization’s day-long visit to Vermont.

Governor Scott provided the following statement on the meeting and the in-depth discussions of health care reform:

Burlington Electric launches 'Solar Shopper' program

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Burlington Electric Department today, joined by Mayor Miro Weinberger, launched its new Solar Shopper program, designed to help Burlingtonians shop for solar through a new, easy-to-use, web-based comparison shopping tool. This program is designed to help residential and small commercial customers install net-metered solar arrays of up to 15 kilowatts.

Tim Burke negotiates the sale of a commercial lot for Village Walk MSV LLC

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:08pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. of Burlington, is pleased to announce the recent sale of a 1.19 acre commercial lot located at 212 South Village Green in Middlebury, VT.  Burke represented the seller, Village MSV LLC in the sale to South Village Green Apartments, LLC.

White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors specializes in commercial real estate development services, asset management, permitting, and brokerage.

Joseph Choquette III awarded Rotarian of the Year

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Joseph L Choquette III, external affairs manager at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, has been named Rotarian of the Year 2016-2017 in recognition of his dedication and service to the Rotary Club of Montpelier. Presented at the first club meeting of the new year on July 10 by outgoing President Susan Kruthers, Choquette was surprised and honored to have been recognized. “I was grateful for the recognition.” Choquette said.

UVM professor wins $1.8 million grant from Conrad Hilton Foundation

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Conrad N Hilton Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to James J Hudziak, a professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, to determine if the UVM Wellness Environment, or WE, in concert with a health promotion and disease prevention app he developed will promote wellness among college students, in the process reducing their use of alcohol and other drugs.

Bank of Bennington celebrates 100th anniversary with $25,000 donation to Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bank of Bennington presented a $25,000 donation to Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) last week at the bank’s flagship location at 155 North Street in Bennington. The funds, given in celebration of the bank’s centennial year, are dedicated to the creation of several interactive, child-friendly waiting areas within the health system.

Seventh Generation marks 3 millionth diaper donation to GOOD+ Foundation

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Seventh Generation, a leading household, baby and personal care company and pioneer in the environmentally conscious products space, is partnering for the third consecutive year with the GOOD+ Foundation to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services. This year, Seventh Generation reached the milestone of more than three million diapers donated to GOOD+ Foundation to benefit families in need.

Tick questions answered at special presentation in Manchester July 27

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to the Vermont Department of Health, tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in Vermont. In an effort to address the many tick-related questions clinicians from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) have partnered with Keith Michl, MD, to offer a special presentation: What You Need to Know about Tick-Borne Illness: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  The talk is scheduled for 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the Manchester Community Library in Manchester, VT.