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Peck to report annual 2019 earnings results on March 30

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Peck Company Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: PECK), a leading commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has announced that it will report earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, on Monday, March 30, 2020, after the closing of the market. The Company will host a conference call to discuss financial results on the same day at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Command center under way for Washington and Northern Orange counties

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, March 23, the Washington and Northern Orange Counties Regional Response Command Center (WNOC-RRCC) officially became operational. WNOC-RRCC is a unique, unified regional collaboration of local community wellness and support services formed to act as the county-level response center to assist in the coordination and action of local efforts to support vulnerable populations during the COVOD-19 pandemic.

Top 10 family projects to connect with nature & plants

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At an unpredictable time for all of us, KidsGardening wants to share ‘tried and true’ plant-based activities that are joyful for any age and don’t involve any screen time. The Burlington-based national nonprofit reaches close to half of a million educators, parents and volunteers with free online gardening educational resources and activities.   

Vermont House passes COVID-19 relief package, remote voting provisions

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 7:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today the Vermont House gave final approval to H.681 and H.742, the legislature’s COVID-19 relief package. H.681 contains several updates to our elections and open meeting laws to ensure local municipal meetings and state elections can be conducted safely in the current public health crisis.

Business as unusual: Working through COVID-19

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 5:36pm -- tim

by Rachel Feldman, Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and Administration officials are making it clear that Vermonters can do one thing to help slow the spread of COVID-19: stay home. For Vermont employers and employees, this means finding unusual ways of doing “business as usual.” Yesterday the state Senate finalized an aid package. Today Congress was still putting the finishing touches on a $2 trillion financial deal to help individuals and employers make it through the impending financial crisis.

Leahy releases detail of economic relief agreement

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 5:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Wednesday released the bipartisan Senate agreement to provide relief from the coronavirus pandemic to our nation’s families and working people.  As Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Leahy was a lead negotiator on the appropriations title of the relief package to provide direct assistance to the American people, preserve small businesses, and distribute billions of dollars in resources to hospitals, first responders, and those at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Senate is expected

DPS issues guidance on enforcement of ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 5:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, issued guidance to local police departments regarding potential enforcement of Gov. Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, announced Tuesday, March 24, and effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Today, DPS and the Vermont State Police — the largest law-enforcement agency in the state — recommended to Vermont municipal leaders and law-enforcement executives that enforcement of this executive order be handled primarily through education and voluntary compliance.

Vermont Community Foundation raises COVID-19 response funds

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 3:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont Community Foundation announced nearly $500,000 in grants and mission investments to support Vermont communities responding to the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont. The first $380,000 in grants from the VT COVID-19 Response Fund will complement federal aid and focus on extending and expanding the capacity of nonprofits that provide basic needs to vulnerable populations, specifically the elderly and those who rely on the social safety net for human necessities. 

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses, communities affected by COVID-19

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 3:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Welch introduces bipartisan bill to help rural communities stay Online

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 2:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vermont) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) today introduced legislation in the US House of Representatives to create a $2 billion Keeping Critical Connections fund at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The fund would compensate small broadband providers that provide free or discounted broadband services for low-income families or students impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.