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Ag Agency and partners release a Vermont Agriculture Economic Plan

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 3:01am -- tim
Agriculture and Forestry Joint Committee Hear Ideas to Stimulate Agriculture Economy
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund/Vermont Farm to Plate today outlined to legislators on shifts happening within Vermont’s agricultural and food sector. The plan lays out a strategy to stimulate more rural economic development and bring Vermont products to people throughout Vermont and beyond. 

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Receives $50K Donation from SeaComm

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 5:25pm -- john@vermontbiz.com

Burlington, VT – January 22, 2020 – SeaComm Federal Credit Union presented a check for $50,000 to support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program in Burlington. The credit union will open its seventh branch location in South Burlington, in January 2020.

Sometimes, the best treatment is far from home. For some cancer patients living in the North Country, that treatment is in Burlington. The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge program makes it an affordable option by providing a free place for cancer patients and their caregiver to stay, in a supportive environment.

Killington parent signs deal with Mammut

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 4:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The owner of Killington and Pico ski resorts, POWDR, announced today a new long-term partnership with Mammut, the leading Swiss-born premium outdoors brand, with more than a century of experience in producing mountain safety equipment, technical apparel, and accessories for outdoor activities. The partnership makes Mammut the official uniform and apparel provider for more than 8,000 mountain professionals working at ten of POWDR’s mountain resort locations: Boreal Mountain Resort, CA; Copper Mountain, CO; Eldora, CO; Killington, VT; Lee Canyon, NV; Mt. Bachelor, OR; Pico Mountain, VT; SilverStar, BC; Snowbird, UT; and Soda Springs, CA. The partnership begins with the 2020-2021 season, continues through 2026, and also includes POWDR’s heli-skiing operation, Powderbird, located at Snowbird, UT.

Bennington College approved for prison education initiative

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 1:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Bennington College has received accreditation from the New England Commissions of Higher Education (NECHE) to award a Bennington College Associate of Art degree to incarcerated students through its Prison Education Initiative (PEI). Now in its fifth year, PEI brings Bennington College faculty to Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum-security men’s prison in Comstock, NY, to provide a quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students. PEI will graduate its first class of Associate of Arts candidates in a Commencement ceremony that will take place at Great Meadow on June 13, 2020.

Harbour Industries cables approved for use on F-35

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Harbour Industries LLC, a Marmon|Berkshire Hathaway company based in Shelburne, announced Tuesday it is now an approved manufacturer for a number of low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lighting II 5th generation fighter aircraft. Harbour's data and coaxial cables were chosen based on the use of a composite fluoropolymer insulation ensuring light-weight and high-speed transmission. Harbour is known as a supplier that has product and process engineering expertise that ensures the highest quality cables will be manufactured in exact accordance with Lockheed's demanding physical and electrical requirements.

HRC scores Vermont company LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies in new corporate equality index

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 7:30am -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine America’s leading companies and law firms, including Vermont company Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., are stepping up in record numbers to adopt increasingly forward-looking policies and practices to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers in the U.S. and abroad, according to the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Chroma breaks down the light barriers

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 6:44am -- tim

by C.B. Hall, Vermont Business Magazine Established in 1991, Bellows Falls-based Chroma Technology Corp is an employee-owned C-corporation that designs and manufactures precision optical filters, optical coatings, light sources, and imaging systems. With its 126 employees, the Bellows Falls plant serves as the hub for a business with global reach. Chroma employs three representatives elsewhere in the country and maintains sales offices with a total of ten employees in China, Japan and Germany.

VT100+: Ivy Computer ranks #1 over 25 years

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 6:42am -- katie

Call for nominations for Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 5:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum is seeking nominations for the 2020 Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and First Tracks Awards. Each year, the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame honors athletes, special contributors, and pioneers of Vermont skiing and snowboarding who have promoted and/or contributed to the sport of skiing or riding in Vermont. The First Tracks Award honors a skier or rider under 35. The Museum is also seeking nominations for the Paul Robbins Award for excellence in skiing and snowboarding journalism.

Burton ski gloves get RAVE review

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 3:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine It's ski season. Before heading up the mountain, make sure you have a good pair of ski gloves. Second-rate ski gloves can turn your next ski run into no fun. To make the choice easier, RAVE Reviews ranked 2020's 10 best ski gloves. Burton's GORE-TEX Glove ranked number 9.

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