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Vermont to study health of babies born to opiate-using mothers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The March of Dimes, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded grants to conduct one year of surveillance on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in three states with high rates of NAS: Vermont, Illinois, and New Mexico. NAS is a group of problems that occur in newborns who were exposed to addictive opiate drugs while in the mother's womb.

Clinical opportunities in rehab benefit students, community

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:47am -- tim

University of Vermont Before Bethany Kelly graduates in May she will have helped young adults train for the Special Olympics, worked with psychiatry patients at the UVM Medical Center, and taught strengthening exercises to individuals with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The exercise and movement science major is currently training local athletes in a Special Olympics Unified Fitness Program launched in 2016 by Associate Professor Susan Kasser. Kelly and six of her classmates are working with young adults to develop a workout regime that supports their personal and Olympic goals. In the process, they are writing a manual for future exercise science majors who will expand the program next year.

Vermont Farmers Food Center hosts site visit with Lt. Governor Zuckerman

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:00am -- katie

Greg Cox, President of the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) Board of Directors, today hosted a site visit and discussion with Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman. The Board was also represented by Ryan Yoder, Vice President; Jody Condon, Treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, Secretary; and Joshua MacDuff.

UVM spinoffs finish first and second in LaunchVT Pitch Competition

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:25pm -- katie

Two University of Vermont spin-off companies, Majorwise and Packetized Energy, finished first and second in the 2017 LaunchVT competition, Vermont’s oldest and largest business pitch contest.

Majorwise, an on-line job platform that connects college students with local employers, was launched by UVM seniors Peter Silverman and Max Robbins in 2015 when the business majors were sophomores. It also has application for state departments of labor, businesses and non-profits.

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Vermont State archives shed light on Vermont’s sometimes dark past

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:22pm -- katie

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is hosting two evening events at the State Archives in Middlesex to provide history and insight into the sometimes challenging history of State of Vermont institutions.

They will be back: Lawmakers and the Governor reached an impasse in their negotiations

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:10am -- katie

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned at12:22 am on Friday, May 19th. After four long weeks of debate between legislative leaders and Governor Scott over a proposal that would shift bargaining for teachers’ health benefit contracts from local school boards to a statewide process, lawmakers and the Governor reached an impasse in their negotiations Thursday night.

James Fallows urges UVM Class of 2017 to local civic engagement

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine James Fallows, national correspondent for “The Atlantic” and one of the country's leading journalists across more than three decades, delivered the address at the University of Vermont’s 216th commencement ceremony Saturday with a call for the graduates to be active participants in American democracy. Vote, run for office, be informed, be engaged, Fallows told the UVM Class of 2017. And Fallows offered some more personal advice, including, “Exercise. Get in the habit of being happy. Get in the habit of being excited.”

Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night event raises $8,200 for the Vermont Foodbank

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Last week the staff of Worthy Kitchen, a craft beer and farm diner in Woodstock, presented the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $8,200 to fight hunger. This donation is the result of their annual Night Before The Night event. For five consecutive years, Worthy Kitchen has brought people together to share a meal, enjoy an exceptional beer list, and bid on silent and live auction items to benefit the Foodbank. The silent auction features an array of 60 artistic, creative local items, products and services from local businesses committed to ending hunger. The $8,200 raised this year marks a record-setting donation for the event.

Tebbetts announces 2017 grantees of the $680,000 Working Lands Enterprise Fund

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Farm and forest companies are ready to grow the Vermont economy thanks in part to a jump start from the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. Governor Phil Scott, Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Deputy Commerce & Community Development Secretary Ted Brady, Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder, and the Working Lands Enterprise Board awarded $680,000 in grants to 19 agriculture and forest sector businesses and service providers yesterday.