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Contemporary Design Group names Lyndon Furniture design award winner

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Contemporary Design Group has named the winner of the group’s 2017 Edward Haimsohn Design Award. First place went to Molinari Design for the Rondo seating collection. The Rondo collection features a sofa and chair designed by Lucy Kurrein that was inspired by punching bags. First runner up went to the Unity dining table, designed by Sean Breen and Shawn Straffin for Lyndon Furniture.

Pico secures $25,000 grant to expand junior explorer school program

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Pico Mountain, part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, secured a grant from the National Winter Sports Education Foundation (NWSEF) for $25,000 to bring affordable skiing and riding to local children. The Pico School Program is a 6-week ski/snowboard lesson program offered to students in grades 1st through 12th in local Vermont schools. During the 2016/17 season more than 400 students from 12 schools participated in the program. Lessons are 90 minutes long, held once a week, and available on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.  

Vermont VA adopts children for the holidays

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The White River Junction VA Medical Center (WRJ VAMC) has collaborated with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Hartford District Office for thirty-three years, providing holiday gifts for children within the foster care system. Each year, DCF employees work with the children and provide their wish list to the WRJ VAMC.  The employees take time to select a child or two to ‘adopt’ for the holidays in hopes of making their dreams come true.

Springfield launches first-in-Vermont school-wide computer science initiative

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This Computer Science Education Week, the Springfield School District announced the launch of a comprehensive, school-wide computer science initiative for the middle and high schools supported by grants from the Siegel Family Endowment and the Vermont Community Foundation. In conjunction with this initiative, the Springfield School Board voted to make the school district the first in Vermont to make one semester of coding a high school graduation requirement.

Vermont Gas installs solar at South Burlington HQ

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Gas announced Wednesday that it is now generating its own renewable energy, thanks to nearly 100 solar panels it installed on its South Burlington Offices. The project, which is part of the Company’s commitment to sustainability, will allow the Company to produce clean energy and help contribute to a clean energy future.

St Mike's offers 'pop-up courses' to foster discussion on timely issues

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Last fall, Saint Michael's College administrators decided it was time to update the school's curriculum in order to address issues that "pop-up" in our world today and create a space for educated discussion between students and their instructors about these issues. The solution was to offer "pop-up courses" -- classes that would be offered periodically for 0-1 credits by faculty in order to "create an opportunity for a short-term learning experience in response to a current, unfolding event or an identified need or interest that isn't being accommodated in the traditional curriculum."

Five steps to help prevent identity theft

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Identity theft has always been a top consumer concern. However, with Equifax’s massive data breach earlier this year and Uber’s last month, the topic’s discussion has spiked throughout American households. December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and aims to help consumers protect themselves against future data breaches and identity theft. While there is no bulletproof solution to identify theft, there are steps to take to ensure consumers are protecting themselves to the best of their ability.

Governor Scott appoints 42 to boards and commissions in November

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 42 Vermonters to State boards and commissions in the month of November. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations.

Karen Scolforo takes over at Castleton University

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Karen M Scolforo, EdD, officially began her tenure as President of Castleton University on December 4, 2017. Dr Scolforo is the fourth woman to lead the University since its founding in 1787, and the tenth president of the modern era. She joins the Castleton family after spending four years as president at Central Penn College located in Summerdale and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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