Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the allocation of $2.7 million in state tax incentives for 22 projects, supporting more than $53 million in downtown and village center construction and rehabilitation efforts. This includes nearly $300,000 for the renovation of two upper-floors in downtown Montpelier’s French Block. Vacant for more than 75 years this underutilized downtown building will be rehabilitated to create 18 affordable housing units.
VERMONT SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION For visitors coming to the Green Mountains to ski or snowboard this winter, season passes are one of the best investments to make. Not only is there no better feeling on a powder day than skipping the ticket line and heading straight to first chair, but skiers and snowboarders save immensely throughout the season when they purchase a pass at their favorite resort. Many of Vermont’s resorts offer special discounts and passes like pre season deals, military, couples, student passes and more. Find out what’s on sale for the 2017-18 season:
Vermont Business Magazine Winooski-based BioTek has donated $25,000 towards the construction of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex at The University of Vermont (UVM). This facility marks UVM’s largest ever capital project and is anticipated to transform the Central Campus with three interconnected buildings.
Vermont Business Magazine Champlain Housing Trust and Eric Farrell announced today that an agreement has been reached on the development of 30 affordable condominiums on the former Burlington College land now known as Cambrian Rise. This will be the first of what is expected to be a two-phase project. The agreement stipulates a purchase price of $6.3 million for the 30 condominiums. The sale price is discounted from estimated market value of $8.5 million due to Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, and is dependent on CHT securing funds to help finance the purchase.
Vermont Business Magazine Waterbury-based Keurig Green Mountain, Inc, a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems, has unveiled the new Keurig K-Select coffee maker. The latest in Keurig brewing innovation, the sleek and versatile K-Select coffee maker features a strong brew with a removable water reservoir and an intuitive interface to help coffee lovers brew the perfect cup every time.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Superior Court, Addison Criminal Division, ordered Google, Inc to comply with Vermont search warrants. The search warrants sought computer records and files related to the alleged sexual exploitation of children. Google refused to produce such files because they were stored on overseas servers. The search warrants were issued in three separate criminal investigations, two of which the Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting and one of which the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is prosecuting.
Vermont Business Magazine Williston-based Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest intellectual property research community and pioneer in crowd-based prior art searching, announced today that it has exceeded $8 million dollars in payments to their research community -- the Crowd, which has grown to more than 42,000 registrants. In addition to paying over $8M in research rewards, and continuously attracting researchers to surpass 42,000, the company is on a pace to surpass the number of new clients and repeat client engagements for 2017 by 50+% over 2016.
Vermont Business Magazine President Trump on Tuesday ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) -- a program that had protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement. The president blames President Obama for initiating DACA via executive order and if Congress sees fit, it can now pass a bill to extend the program.
Vermont Business Magazine Sharon Twigg, chair of the writing and literature department at Johnson State College, has been named JSC associate academic dean in a new position that will focus on undergraduate program assessment and student retention. Twigg, interim academic dean in the 2016-17 academic year, joined the faculty in 2008. As associate academic dean, she will develop an assessment process for academic and non-academic departments to support student success.
Vermont Business Magazine SunCommon, a Waterbury-based solar company, is hosting a benefit film screening at their Waterbury headquarters to encourage Vermonters to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The devastation brought by Tropical Storm Irene to Vermont in 2011, and specifically the Waterbury area, required the community to gather together as friends and neighbors while receiving the support from sources far and wide. Now that Vermont has rebuilt, it is time to aid others in their recovery.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Thomas J Donovan, Jr today announced that Vermont has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. The settlement resolves allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to Vermont consumers.
Vermont Business Magazine The Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, announces awards of $65,000 in grants and scholarships in its sixth annual competitive grant round at the Foundation. The fund awarded $55,000 to 18 nonprofits, including support for the Vermont Pride Festival and Parade on Sunday, September 10, and $10,000 in scholarships to five high school seniors.