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Vermont part of $12 million CDC award to help states fight opioid overdose epidemic

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be awarding this week more than $12 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to support their responses to the opioid overdose epidemic. The funds will be used to strengthen prevention efforts and better track of opioid-related overdoses. CDC expects to announce additional funding awards for state opioid overdose prevention programs later in the summer. Vermont will get $239,060.

High growth margins expected for Champlain College’s MS in accounting

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College Online, ranked among The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for the Northern Region, today introduced its Master of Science degree in Accounting. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), global automation and talent shortages are top concerns faced by financial professionals.

Vermont one of nation's 'neurology deserts'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology "deserts," including Vermont, due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in Alzheimer's disease and other dementia cases. The research further shows that, due to the projected burden, additional resources, training and education are necessary for primary care physicians and caregivers.

Attorney General TJ Donovan opposes FCC rollback of net neutrality protections

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:00am -- hannah@vermontb...

Vemont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan Monday joined with 12 other attorneys general to oppose a rollback of critical net neutrality protections by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In comments submitted to the FCC today, the attorneys general argue that the FCC must ensure open access to the internet and the continued equal access to all content providers, which can only be upheld through the principles of an open internet, or net neutrality.

Annual golf tournament raises $9,000 for Howard Center

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Members of the Vermont Chapter of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) recently presented Howard Center with a check for more than $9,000, raised through the group’s annual golf tournament at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the event which benefits Howard Center's Outdoor Challenge programming. The Outdoor Challenge activities give youth the opportunity to participate in therapeutic outdoor adventures while building lasting skills. Since the first year of the tournament, the IEHA has contributed more than $162,127 for outdoor challenge programming.

Howard Center Parent-Child Program offers training for mental health providers

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center will host a statewide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training starting July 24 for Vermont mental health providers. PCIT is an evidence-based method to support families with young children. Thirteen clinicians from five mental health agencies in Vermont will begin the year-long training in July 2017. Dr Rhea Chase and Dr Joshua Masse, clinical psychologists and PCIT Master Trainers, will conduct the trainings. Dr Chase is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, and Dr.

Dubie Family Maple represents Vermont at White House Showcase

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Franklin County's Dubie Family Maple LLC is representing Vermont in President Donald J Trump’s “Made in America Showcase” today at the White House. The President will recognize one company from each state that manufactures and produces its products in America. Dubie Family Maple will be showcasing pure, organic maple syrup and maple products in the White House’s Blue Room.

Timber company agrees to pay $375,000 to resolve overharvesting claims

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:38pm -- hannah@vermontb...

Vermont Business Magazine The State of Vermont has settled a major forestry case with Plum Creek Maine Timberlands, LLC (Plum Creek) for $375,000. This settlement resolves claims that Plum Creek overharvested trees in violation of its forest management plan. The settlement resolves a case that began in 2010 when Plum Creek was found to have overharvested trees from their property. Due to this violation, the State removed a parcel of Plum Creek’s forest land from Vermont’s Current Use Program. The Current Use Program allows lands producing timber or agricultural products to be appraised based on those uses rather than the commercial value of the property. Last fall, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreations’ finding that Plum Creek had violated its forest management plan by overharvesting trees. The matter was remanded back to the Superior Court to determine the tax consequences of the violation.

Powell named Top 25 Most Influential Women by CEO Connection

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell was again named among the top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market by CEO Connection in 2017. This list recognizes the top 25 women in the US based on their ability to influence change, innovation, and standards for excellence in mid-market companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion. Other winners include the CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings and Charlotte Russe.