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North Bennington Winterfest Grows in Activity and Fun! Jan 27

(North Bennington, VT) –– The annual North Bennington Winter Festival will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 starting at 8:30am.  This is a yearly Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce event that draws out locals, visitors, shops and the community to gather and share in some fun during the winter months.

Starting at 10am make sure to stop by the Southshire Community School for free cookie decorating and a book sale at the McCullough Library.  Head Start will be doing photo ops and making snacks. Taraden will be doing pony rides.

GMP: Scammers targeting customers demanding immediate payment

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is warning customers about a bill payment phone scam that threatens customers with disconnection within the hour if they do not pay immediately. Customers received calls claiming to be from GMP and giving the customer a fake toll-free number to call, which is answered by a recording claiming to be Green Mountain Power. These calls are not from Green Mountain Power, and customers should hang up if they receive a call with such demands. If customers have any questions about their account status, they should call the authorized phone number for GMP, 888.TEL.GMPC (888.835.4672).

Scott Fewell succeeds George Lamphere as LMS CEO

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:03pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc announced today that the company’s former Chief Operations Officer (COO) and General Counsel, W Scott Fewell, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia firm, effective January 1st. He has taken the reins from the company’s owner, George Lamphere, who assumes the role of Chairman.

FLTG rebrand part of FirstLight’s rapid integration of acquisitions

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it is substantially complete with the integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”) and that FLTG is now officially FirstLight. The brand change follows the  acquisition of FLTG by FirstLight in September and marks yet another milestone for the company. FirstLight is also expanding its partnership network,Vermont Business Magazine FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it is substantially complete with the integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”) and that FLTG is now officially FirstLight. The brand change follows the acquisition of FLTG by FirstLight in September.

Marijuana makes Vermont 'first' again

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:24am -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The second week of the legislative session was quiet. Aside from the Senate passing the marijuana legalization bill not much action was taken in either chamber. The legalization bill now moves to Governor Scott’s desk for his signature and he has confirmed he will sign it. When the governor signs the bill, Vermont will become the first state to legalize marijuana through legislation opposed to referendum. However, beyond marijuana legalization the committees have not yet advanced many bills to the House and Senate floors, which is typical at this early stage of the session.

Smith: Debate on affordability; how tweeting could wreck your career

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:07am -- tim

by Mike Smith Two hot button issues last week highlighted questions of public confidence: a firing and a battle to lay claim to the affordability agenda. The executive editor of The Burlington Free Press, Denis Finley, was fired after posting on his personal Twitter account the following: “Awesome! That makes us one step closer to the apocalypse.” He was responding to a proposal to add a third gender option on driver’s licenses in this state. Now there are only two: male and female.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s Seskin appointed to VP, Treasury Services Sales Officer

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:01am -- Denise Sortor

Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce Sherry Seskin’s appointment to Vice President, Treasury Services Sales Officer. Prior to this appointment, Sherry served as VP, Regional Relationship Manager. With these new responsibilities, Sherry will continue to work from of the Bank’s office at 188 Main Street, Nashua.

Montpelier announces finalists for major art installation at One Taylor Street

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:55am -- Denise Sortor

Two Vermont artists and two artist teams have been selected as finalists to design, create and install a permanent work of art at the One Taylor Street Redevelopment Project. They are: Michael Zebrowski of Morrisville; Miles Chapin of Westminster West; Rodrigo Nava and Gregory Miguel Gomez of Putney; and a six-member team headed by Elizabeth Courtney of Montpelier and Michael Singer of Wilmington.

Chef Caleb Lara takes the helm at The Essex

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:47am -- Denise Sortor

Caleb Lara has joined the team at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa as executive chef. In this role, Lara will oversee the resort’s food and beverage program, which includes Junction, its signature fine dining restaurant, and the popular gathering spot The Tavern, as well as event and wedding catering and Cook’s Academy. Chef Lara will bring a new vision to The Essex culinary team focusing the dining experience on community, sense of place, and seasonality.

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