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BCBS, UVMMC create new PATH for chronic pain management

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 1:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (Blue Cross) and the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center have announced the launch of a new program for people living with chronic pain: The Partners Aligned in Transformative Healing (PATH) program at UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program (CPP). By treating chronic pain holistically, PATH participants gain a variety of skills and techniques to manage symptoms, increase comfort, and improve function.

Leaders from Vermont brewery and dairy industries join new sustainability cohorts

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Innovative dairy and brewery owners are breathing new life into many Vermont communities, catering to growing consumer demand for fine craftsmanship, quality, and responsibly-made products. To help support environmental sustainability and profitability in these industries, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is launching a Green Dairy Cohort and Green Brewery Cohort. 

Up to $500K will support Vermont clean water goals

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) has released a round of funding for the Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program (Ag CWIP) to support agricultural water quality programs that address Vermont water quality. Local and regional partners play a vital role in the education, outreach, and technical assistance for farmers as well as verification of conservation practices that will achieve reductions in nutrient runoff from agricultural operations. Additionally, partners provide a critical link between state agency programs, federal agency programs and landowners.

UVM lake research fleet gets boost from alumnus F. Peter Rose ’54

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 7:56am -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine The long-term health of Lake Champlain’s ecosystem—currently under threat from a number of man-made factors—is crucial to economic vitality and quality-of-life in the entire region.  For this reason, F. Peter Rose (Class of 1954) has made a new $1 million gift to support the use of research vessels by the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory.  The gift will create a permanently endowed fund that will yield vital annual support for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Rubenstein Lab’s fleet of watercraft and their instrumentation. 

UVM police accreditation team invites public comment

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive July 8, 2019 to examine all aspects of the University Of Vermont Department Of Police Services’ policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that UVM Police Services meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to retain accreditation---a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, according to Chief Lianne M Tuomey.

CRVT: Research news for June 18, 2019

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:49am -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont improved six places in the 2019 senior health rankings over last year, placing at number 8, and a recent study found that most earthworms in Vermont soil are invasive species introduced in the 18th and 19th centuries. The state was ranked at 47 out of 50 by Forbes in its rankings of states for business, and other research news from CRVT.

Circus Smirkus kicks off 32nd annual summer tour of New England

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 32nd Annual Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour opens on Saturday June 29, 2019 in Greensboro, Vermont for two shows at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The opening day performances are the first on a 69-show tour that will visit 5 states and 16 towns over 51 days this summer. Upcoming area shows include St Johnsbury July 2 & 3 and Essex Junction July 5, 6 & 7. Tickets and show information are available at

Let’s Grow Kids’ statement on 2020 child care investments

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:48pm -- tim

Let’s Grow Kids Today Governor Phil Scott signed the state budget into law that invests $7.4 million to expand Vermonters’ access to high-quality, affordable child care. Of all the many priorities for legislators and the administration, child care rose to the top with unprecedented tripartisan support for much-needed investments including the first major state funding increase for child care financial assistance in nearly a decade.