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Vermont Department of Taxes launches listening tour for small businesses

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Taxes is pleased to announce a statewide listening tour for small businesses. The public meetings, which will be held in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Burlington, Rutland and Bennington, are designed to let the department leadership hear from businesses. “We at the Department of Taxes are eager to hear from businesses across Vermont about how we can help them navigate the sometimes complex Vermont tax code,” said Commissioner Kaj Samsom.

Fire hits historic Torrey Hall at UVM

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to a statement from Enrique Corredera, news and public affairs director at the University of Vermont, a fire is in progress at Torrey Hall on the University of Vermont campus. The fire has been contained, and the Burlington Fire Department is actively working to fully extinguish it. The fire began at 8:10 am and was caused by the soldering of copper material on the roof as part of a renovation of the building taking place this summer.

Sheans donate $1 million to support initial work for UVM multi-purpose center

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Bill Shean ’79 and Laurie Shean ’80 have donated $1 million to UVM Athletics to support the University of Vermont Board of Trustee’s recent decision to move forward with the formal planning of a multi-purpose center on the UVM campus. The Shean’s gift will provide the means for not only producing architectural plans, but will also provide necessary resources for site evaluation and preparation.

Catalysts of the Climate Economy summit set for Vermont

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont will host the Catalysts of the Climate Economy (cc:econ), a three-day national innovation summit on September 6-8. Taking place at the University of Vermont in Burlington, the summit brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders working to accelerate economic development by addressing climate change. Speakers at cc:econ will include Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power, and John Replogle, CEO of Seventh Generation.

Maple Grove Farms of Vermont to receive Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Friday

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the United States, will be presented with a Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence Friday at the State House, in recognition of the company’s Zero Waste Landfill Project. Earlier this year, Maple Grove Farms received Silver level certification by the US Zero Waste Business Council, for reducing waste to landfill from 50% in 2012, to under 8% in 2016.

Ag grants support water quality planning and projects on farms

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) has announce a second round of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Ag Clean Water Initiative Program (Ag-CWIP). This grant program is made possible and supported, in part, by the Clean Water Fund – a fund created by Act 64 of 2015, Vermont’s Clean Water Act. This second round of Ag-CWIP RFPs will fund organizations assisting farmers throughout the state to support planning and installation of vegetative buffers adjacent to streams, grassed waterways to prevent gully erosion in crop field

groSolar farm goes online in Flambeau, WI

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine White River Jct-based groSolar, CMS Energy, Dairyland Power Cooperative, and Price Electric Cooperative, have begun commercial operation of the 3.4-megawatt (MW DC) Flambeau Solar project in Flambeau, Wisconsin. The Flambeau Solar Project features single-axis trackers that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, greatly increasing the efficiency of the project. Throughout the design and construction of the project, groSolar utilized numerous local contractors and small businesses to assist in the development of the project.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency donates to Vermont Foodbank

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc (KBRA) has donated $2,500 to the Vermont Foodbank in lieu of conference giveaway items at the Vermont Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference taking place August 8-10. KBRA is a global credit rating agency committed to setting a standard of excellence and integrity. “At KBRA, we take our social responsibility very seriously, not just in our work but in our effort to support our business communities as well.

Community raises over $30,000 to support CVHHH Hospice at annual golf tournament

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Wednesday, June 21, members of the central Vermont community, with CVHHH staff, management, and board members, gathered at the Country Club of Barre for the 21st Annual Hospice Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction. This was a record year for the tournament, with over $30,000 raised in sponsorships and donations. All proceeds from the event will support CVHHH’s hospice program.

Vermont Teddy Bear: A free bear for every four-year-old in Vermont

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Teddy Bear is proud to announce its newest initiative, The Vermont Cub Project. The goal of the project is for every four-year-old in Vermont to receive his or her very own Vermont Teddy Bear. Vermont Teddy Bear recognizes the importance of giving back to Vermonters and being socially responsible, which it has striven to do during its 36 years in business.