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Coalition: Congress will 'decimate affordable housing in Vermont'

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC), a state leader in housing policy, research and advocacy, today issued the following statement on the tax bill recently passed by the US House of Representatives and under consideration in the Senate: At a time when Vermont already has a shortage of 10,866 affordable homes for extremely low income renters and the 5th highest affordability gap for renters in the country, the pending tax proposals would eliminate tax credits and financing tools that have helped create thousands of affordable apartments  in our state and made homeownership more affordable for thousands of Vermonters.   

Davis & Hodgdon and Generator Makerspace launch partnership

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs and Generator BTV have announced a multi-year sustainable partnership. The relationship, labeled by Davis & Hodgdon as a “Signature Partnership”, begins with the firm’s sponsorship of an administrative/marketing intern and support for Generator’s upcoming Jump/Start program. Davis & Hodgdon introduced the “Signature Partnership” concept in 2014 to leverage the firm’s financial resources and the skills and expertise of their staff.

AIV: Resources and models for workforce education and training

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine AIV's annual meeting is the premier forum for addressing critical manufacturing and economic issues facing Vermont, bringing together leaders from across business and public sectors, and it is holding its 97th Annual Meeting December 14 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  This year AIV is focusing on one of the greatest challenges for manufacturing and many other sectors in Vermont -- addressing the education and training necessary to keep Vermont's workforce productive and competitive. 

SBA accepting nominations for 2018 Vermont small business awards

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2018 small business awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Company and Maple Landmark, 2017 Small Business Person of the Year winner. Since 1963, the SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to the nation’s economy.

Mike Smith: The vision of Washington is dimming

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:22pm -- tim

by Mike Smith When we think of Washington, DC, we often conjure up images of a city filled with political and social elites focused on self-preservation and personal enhancement. Where responsibility for others is supplanted by self-aggrandizement and concern for one’s own comfort. A city disconnected from the struggles and interests of those outside its boundaries.

Castleton's Spartan Stadium to be renamed in honor of Dave Wolk

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 6:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Board of Trustees announced Friday at the conclusion of their meeting that Castleton University’s Spartan Stadium will be renamed Dave Wolk Stadium in honor of his 16 years of visionary service as University President. Governor Phil Scott was on hand to read the official VSCS resolution, which lauded Wolk’s vision, values, passion, and dedication.

On-the-road assessments available for older drivers

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 4:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 4-8) reminds drivers and families that resources are available regarding driving in the aging population. It’s a fact of life that individuals experience physical and mental changes with age, sometimes so minor they may not even be noticed. But older adults can also experience other changes, such as slower reaction times, night blindness or pain and stiffness, which can affect driving skills.

Barred Woods granola made in Vermont

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 3:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Barred Woods LLC is pleased to announce a new line of healthy, handcrafted Maple Granola products. The granola is produced in Hardwick, VT at the Vermont Food Venture Center. The granola is made from organic oats and sweetened with Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Two flavors are available: maple pecan with pumpkin seeds and cranberries and maple pecan with almonds and raisins. It is available in three sizes - 8 ounce, 12 ounce, and 16 ounce - and will be available is stores across New England as well as online. 

Julie Moore ANR winter report: Science Edition, Growing clean water

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 2:04pm -- tim

by Julie Moore, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources In the year I’ve spent at ANR, one of my favorite moments came at a meeting of the Endangered Species Committee, an advisory group made up of academics, working professionals and scientists who volunteer their time to help inform the Agency’s actions. One of the Species Advisory Group chairs was describing his research to look for emerald ash borers - an exotic beetle that has been decimating ash trees in many states across the country but, thankfully, has not yet been spotted here in Vermont.

Northwestern Medical consolidates outpatient services into new $32M building

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northwestern Medical Center’s new multi-specialty Medical Office Building in St Albans. The $32 million project is the third and final phase of the facility’s comprehensive master plan, designed to facilitate optimal treatment delivery to 45,000 patients treated annually by Northwestern Medical Center and Northwestern Occupational Health. E4H Environments for Health Architecture, an architecture firm exclusively focused on healthcare, designed the new facility.

LEDC celebrates selection as Hannaford Cause Bag program beneficiary

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 3:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Lamoille Economic Development, a nonprofit committed to strengthening the county’s economy, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program for the month of December. The Hannaford Cause Bag program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local nonprofits through the sale of the reusable Hannaford Helps bag.

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