The MEMIC Group has been ranked the top workers' compensation company in the US by ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry. In a first of its kind study of the $48 billion US workers' compensation insurance market, Maine-based MEMIC came out on top based on strong financial performance as well as measurable, superior capabilities in customer experience, employee satisfaction, and brand reputation.
Vermont Business Magazine Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm and single-family office, has announced that it has completed a majority investment in North Star Leasing, a provider of equipment financing solutions for businesses in a variety of industries. Daniel Feeney, North Star Leasing’s CEO and President, will continue to lead the Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Vermont Dairy Industry Association awarded its prestigious John C Finley Memorial Award to Joe Tisbert, President of Vermont Farm Bureau at their annual dairy banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on February 1, 2018.
City of Burlington A winter PARKING BAN will go into effect tonight at 10pm to help city crews maintain the safest possible road conditions. The ban will be in effect from 10PM until 7AM throughout Burlington, except the downtown zone (midnight-6AM). Free parking is available in the city-owned Marketplace Garage (47 S. Winooski: entrances on Cherry St & Bank St), College St Garage (60 College St: entrances on College St and Battery St) and Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St: entrance on Cherry St) starting at 10pm tonight.
Vermont Business Magazine The Boston area farm-to-table movement is getting a boost thanks to the Vermont-based company Localvore, a website that brings together restaurants, farmers, producers and retailers that support local sourcing, their community, and quality cuisine with like-minded food lovers.
Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity with a $17,500 donation as part of a challenge grant pledged in December. The bank partnered with CVOEO to raise money for the organization’s WARMTH program by matching WARMTH donations dollar for dollar during December, up to a total of $17,500.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont House today gave approval to H.562, a bill pertaining to parentage. In 2017, the Legislature created a study committee in response to the Vermont Supreme Court’s request to provide legislative recommendations to modernize Vermont’s parentage laws to recognize the changing nature of Vermont families. H.562 is the result of the Parentage Study Committee’s work.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today delivered testimony before the US House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health. Joined by his Secretary of Human Services Al Gobeille, Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine and Director of the Blueprint for Health Beth Tanzman, Gov. Scott outlined Vermont’s successes and continued challenges in responding to the opioid epidemic.
Vermont Business Magazine A new report reveals the results of public investment in clean water projects during 2017. The Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2017 Investment Report, released by the Secretary of Administration, shows how public funds are being applied to clean water projects and the impact these dollars are having.
Vermont Business Magazine This morning AccuWeather passed on a National Weather Service Tsunami Warning that was intended by the NWS to be a test but was miscoded by the NWS as a real warning. AccuWeather stated that it has the most sophisticated system for passing on NWS tsunami warnings based on a complete computer scan of the codes used by the NWS. While the words "TEST" were in the header, the actual codes read by computers used coding for real warning, indicating it was a real warning. The warning even appeared on some cell phones in New England. A Tsunami is a seismic sea wave, typically caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.
Vermont Business Magazine South Burlington Chief of Police Trevor Whipple has announced his plans to retire from the Police Department in January 2019. Whipple has served as Chief for 12 years and has ushered in many modern and innovative approaches to law enforcement and public engagement.
by Tom Torti, President of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce It was heartening to hear Governor Scott announce a new program to attract young people to live and work in Vermont during his January 23 budget address. Employers and business leaders across the state will tell you that strengthening Vermont’s economy depends upon reversing current demographic trends of an aging population and rapidly shrinking workforce. We must ensure that young families are able to afford living and working in our state.