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Davis: Our best path forward

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:21pm -- tim

by Cathy Davis, Executive Vice President of the Lake Champlain Chamber A couple weeks ago I sent notes to all of the members of the Burlington City Council thanking them for their service and introducing myself to those I do not yet know. In my note, I let them know that I’ll soon take over as President of the Lake Champlain Chamber and how aligned I believe that their work on the Council is to the Chamber’s work to create economic opportunity for all Vermonters.

People’s United Bank launches AlwaysChecking digital protection service

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:35am -- tim

Vermont Busienss Magazine People's United Bank, NA a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) today announced the launch of AlwaysChecking, a premium digital identity and credit protection service offered in partnership with Experian, designed for customers to monitor their, and their families’ digital identity from a single dashboard. AlwaysChecking is offered free exclusively to all personal checking account customers of the Bank, and for those opening a new account.

Small grants to farmers serve as a bridge to recovery

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thirty-four farms across the state received a combined total of $73,000 in June through the Vermont Land Trust’s new program for farmers affected by COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn. Loss of restaurant sales, increased distribution costs, and lower milk prices, among other challenges posed by the pandemic, have placed many farmers in dire economic straits.

Leonine: The Legislature will be back in August

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 2:25pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The Vermont Legislature recessed late in the evening on Friday, June 26. They will reconvene on August 25 to start the process of developing and passing a budget for the remainder of FY21. The state is facing a revenue shortfall of well over $300 million between the General, Education and Transportation funds for FY21 which combined with the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic creates a daunting task when lawmakers return. 

Sterling College creates Food Hub

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 1:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Throughout the pandemic, the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Sterling College––home to the campus farm––has been busy, growing and expanding its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program while observing COVID-specific health and safety procedures.