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Long Trail Brewing, Hannaford and Farrell Distributing help Vermont Foodbank fight hunger

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Last week, representatives from Long Trail Brewing Company and Farrell Distributing visited the Vermont Foodbank to present a check for $12,285 to fight hunger in Vermont. During July and December 2016, Long Trail Brewing Company donated $1 for every case of Long Trail sold at Hannaford Supermarkets throughout New England.

VITL connects with Veterans Health Information Exchange to improve care for Vermont veterans

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, has announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program.

Home Care Assistance to open new facility in Essex Jct

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington has announced the grand opening of its office in Essex Junction. The Grand Opening Event will be held on Wednesday, May 24th from 5pm to 7pm. The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce will be present for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 pm followed by an office tour, light hors d’ oeuvres and beverages, professional networking and a special presentation on Home Care Assistance’s exclusive programs. 

Howard Center’s Career Connections receives high praise

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center’s Career Connections supported employment program for adults with mental health challenges recently received high marks from the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Based on the December 2016 review, Career Connections was awarded the highest rating in Vermont at this time, 118 out of a possible 125. Because of its exemplary rating, Career Connections has been recommended to other states and countries as a model for similar programs.

Building Bright Futures kicks off statewide process to design Vermont’s early learning system

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:03pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The question of how Vermont can and should invest in its youngest citizens was a major focus in the State House this legislative session and it’s looking like next year’s budget will include a small but much-needed funding increase for early care and learning programs. As the Legislature adjourns for the year, efforts to make high-quality child care accessible and affordable to all Vermont families who need it will continue moving full steam ahead. 

Don Turner: Act now to make Vermont more affordable

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:45am -- tim

by Representative Don Turner The time to act is now. The Legislature faces a rare opportunity to make Vermont more affordable for all. The Affordable Care Act requires re-negotiations of all teacher health insurance plans before January 1, 2018. This provision allows the state to save money by dropping the high premium or “Cadillac” insurance plans. Working alongside the Vermont School Boards Association and the Vermont Superintendents Association, Gov.

Mike Smith: Falsehoods and innuendos

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:55am -- tim

by Mike Smith The attack usually comes from someone you don’t know. Their goal is to supplant the truth with doubt, to undermine credibility and diminish achievements, and to destroy character for reasons that often remain unknown. They are like thieves, bent on robbing those human qualities that are most valuable to their victims—qualities such as integrity and honor. And no one is immune from these personal attacks. I know, because what I just described happened to me.

GMP, Tesla team up on electric storage plan

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power announced Friday a first-of-its-kind program that includes the Tesla Powerwall 2 and utilizes Tesla’s cutting-edge GridLogic software platform. According to Kristin Carlson, GMP's VP of Strategic & External Affairs, this partnership will help customers make a dramatic step forward in energy independence by using stored energy to help drive down the costs of the grid and improve the comfort, energy use, and resilience of their own homes.