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Mack Molding celebrating 100th anniversary

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mack Molding, based in Arlington, Vermont, is making history as it prepares to celebrate a century of service to its customers. Founded in Little Falls, NJ, in 1920, Mack originally manufactured bottle caps and the first ever plastic part used in a commercial product for the Otis Elevator Company. Today, Mack is a leading custom plastic injection molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services to a range of industries, including medical, industrial, transportation, energy and environment, computer and business equipment, consumer goods, robotics and 3D printing.

Meeting Vermont’s transportation energy goals will benefit our health

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A recent study by the Vermont Department of Health shows that transportation and energy policies are more important to your health than you might think. The Health Department’s analysis of transportation-related health benefits found that changes in how we use transportation in Vermont can not only reduce greenhouse gases, but could also prevent 2,000 early deaths and save $1.1 billion in health care costs and lost productivity.

Vermont Open 2020 at Stratton March 13-15

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Open is taking place at Stratton March 13-15. Described as an event designed for snowboarders, by snowboarders, this event celebrates the roots of snowboarding on Southern Vermont's highest peak. Participants can register for the Roots Package to be entered into all four events. The Rail Jam, Retro Pipe, All Snow, and the new two-day Banked Slalom make up the event schedule for this season. Alternatively, participants can register for single events, space permitting as each event has a maximum number of participants.

Ag Agency employs blockchain tech for 2020 hemp registration season

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) recently finalized a strategic contract with Vermont based company Trace, to utilize the company’s blockchain-based platform with a secure soil-to-shelf hemp registration, licensing and enforcement tracking system.  This first-in-the-nation hemp tracking system will allow the Agency to assist Vermont’s hemp growers and processors with the rapid expansion of the hemp marketplace.

Burton Snowboards selects NewStore for digital transformation

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine NewStore, the first to provide Omnichannel-as-a-Service, today announced that Burlington, Vermont-based Burton Snowboards will implement the NewStore Omnichannel Platform in all of its stores globally. NewStore will leverage its partnership with Salesforce to connect into Salesforce Commerce Cloud, giving Burton a single unified platform to manage ecommerce, customers, transactions, store operations and inventory management.​

All three NVRH primary care practices awarded recognition for patient-centered care

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:55am -- tim

NVRH practices receive certificate of recognition for patient-centered, coordinated care management

Vermont Business Magazine All three Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) primary care practices – Kingdom Internal Medicine in St Johnsbury, Corner Medical in Lyndonville and St Johnsbury Pediatrics in St Johnsbury – have been awarded recognition by the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Systematic Use of Patient-Centered and Coordinated Care Management Processes.

McClaughry: The Legislature’s new climate-driven priorities

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:43am -- tim

by John McClaughry The battle lines have been drawn on the state’s political landscape, and they are somewhat different than in previous years. Traditionally, Democratic legislators have favored taxing and spending to benefit members of their electoral coalition, such as unionized workers, enviromentalists, lower income families and disadvantaged groups. 

Community Bank NA 2019 donations total more than $2.6 million

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Throughout its more than 150-year history, Community Bank N.A has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves. In 2019, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $2.6 million in sponsorships, donations and grants, with its branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts donating to more than 2,500 local organizations.

Throughout February, customers may donate $1 at Kinney to receive a Red Dress pin

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kinney Drugs has earned special recognition for 2019 as the #2 fundraiser in the country from the American Heart Association. Kinney raised $41,000 through a month-long in-store National Wear Red Day fundraising campaign. Wear Red Day, the first Friday in February, is the American Heart Association’s campaign that encourages employees in businesses across the U.S. to wear red and donate $5 to help fight heart disease in women.