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Two huge signs to be installed at NECCA’s new home

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine How many people does it take to make a sign? Mel Martin, volunteer for New England Center for Circus Arts’ capital campaign effort, has found out over the last two years. “It’s more than one might think,” he says, “especially if it is a 12-foot diameter sign and you’ve never designed a sign before.”

Martin began designing two different signs in October 2014 for the newest custom-built circus arts trapezium building in the United States, built and located in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Phil Scott sworn in, reinforces vision for the economy and government

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:12pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Already well known for his gracious manner and conciliatory nature, Governor Phil Scott offered his first inaugural address before the Legislature at the State House on Thursday afternoon by opening with kind words for Governor Peter Shumlin's long political career. Scott, in a half-hour speech, then laid out his campaign vision for growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable and restoring faith and trust in government. He also won five standing ovations, mostly for his remarks concerning early education, the environment and continuing the fight against opiate addictions, which he credited Governor Shumlin for starting. He also garnered something of a half-ovation, in what was a Democratic-heavy body of lawmakers, by insisting that Vermont would not solve its budget problems by raising taxes.

Inntopia acquires DestiMetrics

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:25pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Inntopia, the travel industry’s leading eCommerce and central reservation provider announced today the acquisition of Destimetrics, a leading comprehensive market intelligence provider for the destination leisure travel industry. The acquisition of Destimetrics follows Inntopia’s merger with Ryan Solutions in November, and adds one more key component to Inntopia’s offerings: a full suite of market intelligence reports and analytics for the travel and hospitality industries.

Vermont’s first ‘Female Founders Speaker Series’

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:45am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) and Hotel Vermont are proud to announce the Female Founder Speakers Series. The six month series will present one event per month, from January to June, 2017. Each event will feature two exceptional speakers from a unique industry, as well as appetizers, cash bar, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Ag Agency accepting vendor applications for 2017 'Big E'

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is now accepting proposals from Vermont businesses and organizations for vending and exhibiting space in the Vermont Building at the 2016 Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) in West Springfield, Massachusetts.  This 2017 fair dates are September 15th – October 1st.

US motorists to spend $52 billion more at the pump in 2017, yearly average to be 36-cents higher

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US motorists may get some sticker shock in 2017 and will shell out $52 billion more over the course of the year compared to 2016 as the national yearly average rises to $2.49 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s 2017 Fuel Price Outlook. Its Vermont Website, is already reporting average gasoline prices this week of $2.39, up 5 cents from last week and 30 cents more than a year ago. Analysts project that gasoline prices will not return to 2016 levels for the foreseeable future.

Bullrock completes 2.6 megawatt solar array in Westminster

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Shelburne-based Bullrock Corporation has announced the completion of a 2.6 Megawatt solar  array in Westminster. The array consists of 7,500 panels and  generates enough electricity to power over 300 homes. The site has been constructed on a former gravel pit. The electricity that’s generated by this solar field will be used the Vermont Army National Guard, who will be receiving the benefits from this project for at least 20 years. 

Sugarbush launches events for NSAA Safety Month

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In accordance with the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Month, Sugarbush Resort has added special events focused on safety for the month of January. The resort will be hosting four different events each weekend throughout the month including Meet the Parks Crew Rail Jam on Saturday, January 7, Meet the Wildlife Experts on Sunday, January 15, Know the Code Activities with Murphy Moose and Ski & Ride Team on Saturday, January 21, and Meet the Ski Patrol Toboggan Rides on Saturday, January 28.

Outstanding resident satisfaction award for Gifford’s Menig Nursing Home

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:11am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The National Research Corporation has recognized Gifford’s Menig Nursing Home for the highest level of excellence in resident and employee satisfaction in long term care and senior living organizations. The 2016 Excellence in Action awards are given to long-term care and senior living organizations that place within the top 10 percent nationally in surveys recorded by the My InnerView satisfaction measurement database. This year, Menig was one of 553 long-term care organizations nationwide chosen from more than 5,700 participating providers.