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Pure Water for the World accredited by BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 9:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, Pure Water for the World, Inc (PWW) achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that PWW is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

State reveals roadmap to reopening by the Fourth of July

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 3:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine April 9 marked the start of Step 1 of the Vermont Forward reopening plan, which Governor Scott announced last week. It includes: New Travel Policy, effective April 9; Shift to Universal Guidance, effective April 9, "Group A" sectors in the Vermont Forward plan will move to universal guidance measures for business operations, all remaining business sectors ("Group B") can plan to move to universal guidance on May 1; Event and Gathering Update, event organizers can now plan for indoor and outdoor event and gathering sizes to increase gradually starting May 1.

Sanders: Support for small businesses and nonprofits

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 3:04am -- tim

by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is, to my mind, one of the most significant pieces of legislation for working families in the modern history of this country. From $1.3 billion in direct aid to state and local governments; checks for individuals; and, critical investments in housing, health care, and education; this new law addresses the very real needs of Vermonters.

Looking forward to tourism in Vermont

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 3:50pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Friday, April 9th, marked the start of the Vermont Forward reopening plan, which Governor Scott announced earlier this week. With this plan, our tourism industry has much to look forward to starting today. VDTM would like thank all – innkeepers, hospitality staff, food service professionals, front-line workers, owner-operators, Vermonters, visitors and everyone in between, alike – for your patience, tenacity, creativity, advocacy, and generosity of spirit in supporting each other as we worked toward this moment, and our bright future ahead.

Join the Virtual Capitol Hill Lobby Day for ocean climate action on April 14

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 1:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Middlebury’s Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) in Monterey, California, invites all Middlebury College students, staff, alumni, and friends to join a virtual lobbying effort for ocean climate action on Wednesday, April 14, via Zoom. Participants, who will be organized by state coalitions, will join fellow citizens eager to see far-reaching policy progress on ocean climate issues.

Hoffman: Simplicity, equity, and let’s-just-call-it-what-it-is

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 7:46am -- tim

by Jack Hoffman, Public Assets Institute Those were among the key reasons the Vermont Tax Structure Commission recommended recently that the state abolish the homestead property tax and move to an income-based school tax for all resident homeowners. We support the Commission’s recommendation. We also urge everyone, but especially policymakers, to read the final report. It addresses many persistent questions that have swirled around education funding for almost 25 years.

NVU to hold virtual open house admissions events for Johnson and Lyndon campuses

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 4:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northern Vermont University invites prospective students to attend virtual open houses for the Johnson and Lyndon campuses. The NVU Johnson campus event will be held on Friday, April 9, and the NVU Lyndon event will be held on Friday, April 16; hours for each are 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Gringeri: UVM leadership charts course for the future

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 3:09am -- tim

by David Gringeri I am a senior at the University of Vermont about to close out my time here as an undergraduate. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Global Business theme. I was raised on a family farm in VT and participated in UVM Extension 4-H. The active role I had in the startup and management of my family’s farm exposed me to all aspects of business and encouraged me to enroll in the Grossman School of Business at UVM.

Leonine: Reopening the state, big ARPA money, abortion rights

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 3:39pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs This week Governor Phil Scott announced his plan to reopen the state and lift the most significant restrictions that have been in place since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Vermont. The Vermont Forward Plan aims to lift gathering, distancing and masking requirements by July 4, although social distancing and masking will continue to be encouraged. On Tuesday Governor Scott released his proposal for how the state should spend roughly $1 billion in one-time federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The state has until December 2024 to allocate these funds, unlike the Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars, which needed to be spent by the end of 2020. In the legislature the Senate approved two constitutional amendments that will now go to the House for consideration. Proposition 2 would remove references to slavery from the Vermont constitution and Proposition 5 would enshrine people’s personal reproductive rights in the Vermont Constitution. 

Governor, Legislature honor VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 11:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Legislature are celebrating 30 years of VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center with a proclamation and concurrent resolution, naming the week of April 12, Educational Opportunity Center Week in Vermont. Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is marking three decades of success in the Educational Opportunity Center, a federally funded outreach program that helps Vermont adults access college and career training services that will build the foundation for successful careers.

Healthy Living Market donates over $49,000 to fight hunger

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 11:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Healthy Living Market and Café has announced that a combined $49,167 has been donated to food banks in each of its three communities as a result of its round-up campaign, Together We Can Help. With each Healthy Living location having chosen its own beneficiary, four organizations received a donation for the 2020 fundraising campaign. In Vermont, $24,701 will be provided to Feeding Chittenden and $18,904 to the South Burlington Food Shelf — with all of the Williston location’s donations going to Feeding Chittenden, and the South Burlington Food Shelf and Feeding Chittenden receiving a 50/50 split of the South Burlington location’s round-up proceeds.

CVMC vaccine hub to deliver 1000 doses in single day

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 6:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As part of the State of Vermont’s vaccination efforts, The Vermont National Guard is administering 1000 doses of the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Central Vermont Medical Center’s Vaccine Hub located in the former JCPenney in Berlin Mall on Sunday April 11. The by-appointment-only event will run from 8am to 8pm, and is already completely booked.