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Norwich University to host free virtual education fair May 21

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 3:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Designed to support professionals in a post-COVID-19 world, Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is offering six free 45-minute webinar sessions as part of the Norwich University Online Virtual Education Fair Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. Participants may sign up for more than one of the six webinars, and the webinar series boasts panelists with years of experience in a range of fields.

VDH COVID-19 Update: One new case, no deaths, guidance on new 'Be Smart' order

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 2:57pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine There was one new case of COVID-19 reported by the Vermont Department of Health today for 934 total statewide. There were no new deaths, which held at 53. Governor Phil Scott on Friday announced new guidance for the reopening of lodging establishments and cross-border travel. Lodging operations, short-term rentals, campgrounds, and marinas may accept overnight reservations for stays after May 22, 2020 from Vermont residents or those who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement. 

Nike SB churns out Chunky Dunky sneaker with Ben & Jerry's

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 1:24pm -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine What do you get when you combine creative skate culture and the chunks and swirls of Ben & Jerry's? A partnership made in heaven, resulting in a one-of-a-kind sneaker dubbed "The Chunky Dunky." It's all part of Nike SB's Dunk Low Pro. Even to Ben & Jerry's fans, that's a mouthful. The undertaking was an initiative by the Nike SB (skateboarding) team, who was inspired to work with the iconic ice cream maker known for its fun and funky flavors, creative visual identity, and socially progressive agenda. The themed shoes feature an eye-popping and colorful Ben & Jerry's-inspired vibe, from the black and white Holstein cow pattern to the dripping Nike Swoosh logo resembling melting ice cream.

UVM's Emily Bernard wins Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 11:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont English professor Emily Bernard has been named a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Recognized as one of the highest honors for faculty in the humanities and social sciences, the Carnegie Fellowship awards $200,000 to scholars to support research that addresses important and enduring issues confronting society. Bernard is one of 27 fellows selected from this year’s 322 nominations.

Podolsky: Marlboro College’s so-called merger

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:57am -- tim

by Jonathon Podolsky For months now, I have watched and worked with others to engage like-minded individuals in support of the continued operation of Marlboro College with some success. Much to my amazement, many think that saving Marlboro is a lost cause--I know it is not. I was deeply involved with the Save Hampshire College movement. Why? Because I understood the importance of offering alternative educational opportunities to students interested in a smaller, more flexible learning environment.

Leonine: Scott's methodical approach, money bills advance

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 9:44am -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs Governor Phil Scott continued the cautious reopening of the state this week while extending the stay at home order that was set to expire on Friday to June 15. In the legislature the House took the first key step toward addressing the budget challenges created as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the Senate resumed work on non-COVID-19 related bills for the first time since the pandemic hit. The governor noted on Friday that Vermont now has the lowest growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

Community Bank NA donates more than $22,000 in local eatery gift cards to healthcare organizations

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For more than 150 years, Community Bank, NA has been dedicated to the communities it serves. From annual celebrations such as Good Neighbor Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day, where the bank gives donations of time and money to members of the community, to annual giving of more than $2.6 million in 2019, the bank continues to give back during this trying time. In April 2020, the bank donated $45,000 to local nonprofits that are continuing to serve its neighbors during this time of need.

VDH COVID-19 Update: One new case, no deaths since May 7, one in ICU

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 5:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today signed a new order — Be Smart, Stay Safe — to extend Vermont’s State of Emergency to June 15, and reflect re-openings and eased restrictions announced in recent weeks. State data and modeling indicates spread of COVID-19 continues to slow and Vermont now has one of the lowest 3-day and 7-day growth rates in the country. Governor Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, however, continue to caution that we must also consider neighboring states where the virus is much more prevalent and outbreaks are still occurring. As of today's VDH report, there is only one new case of COVID-19 and there have been no new deaths since May 7. As of today there are 933 cases of COVD-19 and 53 deaths. Currently there is only one person statewide in the ICU for COVID-19. There currently only three hospitalized with COVID-19.