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Green Mountain Antibodies makes production deal with African Livestock Research Institute

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Antibodies has signed an agreement with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of Nairobi, Kenya to produce and distribute monoclonal antibodies that detect infectious disease markers in cattle. This agreement is a result of a collaboration between Green Mountain Antibodies, ILRI, Dr John Barlow of the University of Vermont, and Dr Bill Golde, currently of the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland.

UVM faculty member to release documentary on resurgent progressive movement

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont Professor Jon Erickson has never been a fan of the status quo. As an ecological economist, his national and international scholarship has challenged the core assumptions of mainstream economics. As a social entrepreneur, he has helped build interdisciplinary research-to-action collaborations between reluctant academic, government and civil society partners.

FoodScience Corp moves into new Williston location

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FoodScience Corporation has moved into a new headquarters located at 929 Harvest Lane, in Williston, Vermont. The move marks the start of a new chapter for the company, which had been located in Essex Junction for over 30 years. The new facility continues the company’s focus on quality, being an FDA registered facility that is cGMP certified by the Natural Products association, UL inspected and SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Level 1 certified. The new FoodScience Corporation headquarters is also a USDA Aphis and EU approved manufacturing facility, which allows for global shipping of its products. In addition to its new headquarters in Williston, they also operate a liquid manufacturing facility in Colchester, Vermont. 

Inaugural 'Walk The Long Trail at Berlin Mall' to culminate on Earth Day

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine From January 14-April 22, 2017, Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall taps into Vermonters’ love for the outdoors, and offers a fun, healthy, and educational experience. By walking 544 laps in the mall’s heated, enclosed common area, participants can walk the equivalent of the Long Trail’s 272 miles. Photos, graphics, and other media provide the sense of being immersed in the Trail and its surroundings. Participants’ walking distances are recorded as they achieve milestones along the way, and the mall owner (Heidenberg Properties Group) is donating funds to presenting partner, the Green Mountain Club, based on the number of miles people walk. As of April 15, 595 registered mall walkers have raised $4,332 for the Green Mountain Club, official stewards of The Long Trail.

Union Bankshares reports increase in net income for Q1

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Union Bankshares, Inc (NASDAQ:UNB), the parent company of Union Bank based in Morrisville, today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Consolidated net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $1.9 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $1.8 million, or $0.39 per share, for the same period in 2016.

Fiddlehead Brewing contributes $119,000 to UVM Children’s Hospital

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Fiddlehead Brewing Company of Shelburne, VT recently donated $119,406 to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital to improve spaces in which teens and younger children can relax and play while they are inpatients. The money was raised through sales of Fiddlehead Brewing’s Mastermind beer.  Proceeds were donated to a Vermont team that participated in a 24-hour video gaming marathon called “Extra Life” which benefits hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network.  Noah Cohen, son of Fiddlehead owners Matt and Amy Cohen, organized “Team Mastermind” which participated with teams from throughout the United States and Canada in the fundraising effort.

Con Hogan retracts CVMC 'investigation' comment

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon and entitled "Clarification re: CVMC," Green Mountain Care Board member Cornelius Hogan said "he got ahead of himself" in remarks he made during a board meeting last week to Central Vermont Medical Center officials regarding possible sanctions by the board regarding the Berlin hospital's spending.

Light bulb moment: Vermont defends EPA standards

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont and six other states filed a motion Monday to intervene in a lawsuit to defend federal efficiency standards for light bulbs. In March, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Energy (DOE), challenging the DOE’s new energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs.

“Energy efficiency makes sense. Not only for our environment but for Vermonters' bottom line,” said Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan.

UVM achieves 20 percent 'Real Food' served in dining halls

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont has achieved the Real Food Campus Commitment, a university pledge signed in 2012 to track and increase responsible food sourcing on campus, three years ahead of schedule. The university had originally set out to meet the 20 percent Real Food milestone by 2020. To build on this momentum, UVM has renewed its commitment with a new goal of 25 percent by 2020.

Community invited to participate in 4-20 5K Run sponsored by UVM’s Wellness Environment

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Members of the University of Vermont’s Wellness Environment (WE) have a different idea about how to celebrate 4-20, a day (April 20) many college students use to flaunt marijuana laws: They’re using the occasion to promote healthy choices by staging a 5K run. More than 700 students, faculty and staff have already registered for the race. Organizers expect 1,000 to participate. 

Castanea Foundation acquires Exit 4 land from Sammis for $1.2 million

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Two historic agreements will allow the protection of valuable farmland and the scenic gateway to Randolph. The Vermont Natural Resources Council announced today that Jesse “Sam” Sammis and his wife Jean “Jinny” Sammis have agreed to sell 149 acres of land off Exit 4 in Randolph to the Castanea Foundation for $1.2 million dollars for conservation purposes.