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Clinical trial knee surgery performed at Copley Hospital

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Regentis Biomaterials has announced the start of its Phase III pivotal clinical trial of GelrinC for the treatment of focal knee cartilage defects with successful surgery on three patients, including one in Vermont. These procedures are part of a Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) approved Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study to compare GelrinC to microfracture, the current standard of care treatment. The clinical study will be used to support a Pre-market Approval Application (PMA) which will allow Regentis to market GelrinC in the US.

Start-your-own-business-workshop December 7 in Springfield

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 8:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) will hold a workshop for those thinking about starting their own business. This workshop, titled ‘Starting Your Own Business,’ is aimed at helping future entrepreneurs turn their passions into a full-fledged business venture. The workshop will be held Thursday, December 7 at Springfield Regional Development Corporation office on Clinton Street in Springfield from 9 am to 1 pm.

New Burlington city flag chosen

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington City Arts Monday announced that the flag designed by Owen and Lucas Marchessault of Burlington has been selected as the new flag for the City of Burlington. Public online voting ended on Friday, November 17. Residents were asked to rate the design and artist statements of the seven finalists from zero to ten; 1,427 residents participated in the voting phase; Owen and Lucas' design received the highest score.

GMP, PSD agree on 5.02 percent rate increase

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:39pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Public Service Department and Green Mountain Power have agreed on a 5.02 percent rate increase for 2018, with a tradeoff of returning $18.2 million to ratepayers and lowering the rate of return for the next two years. The total rate base increase will be about $80 million. Any deal must be reviewed and approved by the Vermont Public Utilities Commission, which is expected to hand down a decision on or about December 15.

Concept2 and MSI build a better bike

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Two Morrisville neighbors and famous Vermont brands are working together to build a better stationary bike. Manufacturing Solutions, Inc (MSI) has a long history of partnering with Concept2, Inc, best known for its rowing machines. As a manufacturing partner for Concept2’s renowned fitness and training products, MSI will again be working with Concept2, this time on the newly-launched BikeErg exercise bike.

Senior Solutions gets $395,000 grant to combat elder abuse in southeastern Vermont

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Older adults in Windsor County will be better protected against abuse thanks to a $395,000 federal grant awarded to the region’s largest social service provider for older adults. Senior Solutions (Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont) the Hartford Police Department, the Windsor County State’s Attorney’s Office, WISE of the Upper Valley and the Windsor County Special Investigation Unit will work cohesively in identifying and prosecuting elder abuse in their communities.

VPR and the Vermont Foodbank join forces for Giving Tuesday

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:38am -- tim

Vermont Public Radio Tomorrow marks Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that arose in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This celebration of philanthropy taking place on Tuesday, November 28th, gives people an opportunity to turn their holiday spirit in the direction of their neighbors and support their communities. Once again this year, VPR and the Vermont Foodbank are teaming up to give Vermonters an opportunity to support two important causes with one gift.

Shiffrin dominates Killington slalom

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:41am -- tim

US Ski & Snowboard In front of 16,000 fans, her 96-year-old Nana and her best friend, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Co.) skied with dominating precision, powered by a thunderous roar from the crowd, to win her first FIS Ski World Cup slalom of the season on a steep, windy, icy track at the Xfinity Killington, Cup. Shiffrin opened up a 0.89-second advantage in the first run and then blew the doors off the competition in the second to win by 1.64 seconds over Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova - winner of the season-opening slalom in Levi, Finland earlier this month – in second. Austria’s Bernadette Schild finished third.

Weekly employment claims back over 600

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims continued to rise last week after a one-week reprieve. Claims have been increasing steadily since the end of summer. Claims are still lower than they were the same time last year, which has been the case for most weeks in 2017. Holiday hiring should reverse the increase in claims for a short period, until after Christmas when claims typically spike.

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum; 'Curious & Cool' exhibit opens December 1 with party

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 2:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Unusual and seldom seen objects from Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's eclectic collection will be unveiled at an Opening Party for 'Curious & Cool', a new exhibit opening on December 1st. Hundreds of items, many never displayed before, have been selected for the 'Curious & Cool' exhibit being underwritten by People's United Bank, Darn Tough and Ferro Estate & Custom Jewelers. The exhibit will run through October 2018 in Stowe.

Man killed in plane crash in Pittsford

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Police have released a final report on the discovery of a small plane crash that claimed the life of a Massachusetts man on his way to Middlebury. On Wednesday (11/22/17), at approximately 1700 hrs, Pittsford Police Department and the Vermont State Police responded to reported aircraft incident in the area of Sugar Hollow Road in the town of Pittsford.