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House takes up suite of women’s health initiatives and sexual harassment prevention legislation

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:57am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine The House gave preliminary approval today to the Sexual Harassment Prevention Bill (H.707) on a vote of 131-2. Two additional bills will be up for consideration later this week, including H.639, which bans cost-sharing for breast imaging services and H.404, which establishes Medicaid reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).  

Stolen rhino horn valued at $200K recovered

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Over the past eleven months UVM Police has collaborated with several law enforcement partners to investigate the theft of a valuable rhinoceros horn that had significant historic importance to the University. The horn was reported stolen on 4/27/2017 from UVM’s Torrey Hall/UVM’s Department of Wildlife Biology and was estimated to be valued in excess of $200,000.

Vermont Farm to School & Childcare Program reveals 2018 grant awards

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has canceled the 2018 Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Award Ceremony due to weather, which was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (March 14, 2018), in the State House cafeteria. Legislators and others will still enjoy the school lunch planned by Vermont FEED and the agency, as served by the staff at the State House Café.

New consulting firm, The Maren Group, leverages executives’ personal experience to address sexual harassment and other economic abuses

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:37pm -- Denise Sortor

Founding partners Lisa Senecal and Scott Labby announced today the launch of The Maren Group. The Maren Group is a private consulting group focused on issues of economic abuse including sexual harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, and child support enforcement (collectively “SDDC”). While this abuse primarily affects women, it results in broad and significant costs for all individuals, businesses, and the economy as a whole.

McGee joined NFP as an Account Executive for commercial lines – Select Business Unit

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:29pm -- Denise Sortor

NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, has announced that Theresa S. McGee, CIC, joined its team in Rutland as the Select Business Unit Account Executive for commercial lines. In her new role, McGee will be responsible for vetting and reviewing new client opportunities and developing client relationships across the region. This will entail working with a wide variety of clients and colleagues.

Norwich University names top Corps leader for upcoming academic year

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:01pm -- Denise Sortor

Norwich University President Richard W Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col Michael Titus announced that Morgan Woods, of Newton, Mass, has been selected to serve as the 2018-19 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC). Cadet Command Sergeant Major Woods is a Psychology major and student-athlete, serving as assistant captain on the women’s rugby team. Woods also serves on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; the Honor Committee; is president of the Psi Chi Honor Society; and a member of the Sigma Delta Pi honor society.

The Manufacturing Institute will honor three from GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Vermont

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:42pm -- Denise Sortor

The Manufacturing Institute announced this week they will award GLOBALFOUNDRIES' (GF) employees Kendra Kreider Goudreau, Kate Wagner and Teresa Bazan with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite.


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