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Krista Tippett to give Middlebury College commencement address

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Krista Tippett, host of the public radio show On Being and a bestselling author, will deliver the 2019 Middlebury College Commencement address on Sunday, May 26. A National Humanities Medalist, Tippett is a Peabody Award–winning broadcaster whose weekly show is carried on more than 400 public radio stations across the country. On her show, Tippett explores broad cultural and spiritual questions about what it means to be human and how we want to live. Her wide range of guests have included Desmond Tutu, US Senator Cory Booker, US Women’s Soccer champion Abby Wambach, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The On Being podcast has been downloaded more than 200 million times. Tippett is also the founder and leader of the On Being Project and the curator of the Civil Conversations Project.

ISONE reports on electric reliability and the future of a hybrid system

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine ISO New England has published its 2019 Regional Electricity Outlook (REO), an annual report looking at the trends and challenges affecting New England’s power system, as well as the work being done by the ISO to ensure the region’s homes and business have reliable electricity. ISO New England Inc is the operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets.

Vermont Ag Secretary Tebbetts joins Sonny Perdue at NYSE

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Executive Director of Public Policy Nathan Bowen attended the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday with US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Secretary Perdue invited several key associations to the closing bell including representatives

Working Lands Enterprise Board reveals FY19 grantees

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:42pm -- tim
$823,000 Invested in Vermont Ag & Forestry Businesses
Vermont Business Magazine The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI) and governing board (WLEB) were created by the legislature in 2012 to stimulate economic development in the agricultural and forestry sectors. WLEI is a collaborative effort between the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. WLEB, which finalizes all funding decisions, achieves this goal by making investments across businesses and service providers in critical leverage points which will have the highest return on investment. This initiative supports Vermont entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance to help innovate and grow their business while also creating jobs, building infrastructure, and promoting growth in economies and communities of Vermont’s working landscape.   

Severe storm forecasted to bring heavy, wet snow and damage

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is alerting customers that the forecast calls for heavy, wet snow starting overnight tonight, and that outages and some damage is possible. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for parts of Northern, Western, and Central Vermont, and forecasters say snow totals could reach up to 12 inches in some higher elevations. They are calling for very wet snow, and mixed precipitation, which could weigh down trees and take down power lines.

Norwich and Leahy announce $7.3M for grants to advance cybersecurity programs

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University President Richard W Schneider and Senator Patrick Leahy, (D-Vermont) announced on Thursday, March 21, the award of three major contracts totaling approximately $7.3 million that continue Leahy’s long-standing support of cybersecurity education programs and research at Norwich University.

Solar project in Hartland converts brownfield to brightfield

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Long View Forest, Inc and Encore Renewable Energy announced today the commissioning of a 745 kilowattpeak (kWp) community solar array on three acres at the new Long View headquarters and woodyard on Ferry Road in Hartland. The project is on a 28-acre remediated “brownfield” property formerly used as a saw mill and lumber treatment facility. Brownfields, because of prior environmental contamination, are deemed prime solar sites under Vermont regulations.

Lake Champlain Committee: Winter's wane 2019 e-news

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:59am -- tim

by Lori Fisher, Executive Director, LCC Earlier this month, Lake Champlain completely iced over for the first time since 2015. In this issue of Enews we share some of the magic of winter on the lake with articles on snow kiting, Nordic skating and ice fishing. Read on to learn about how ice thaws, check out a series of upcoming events including a World Water Day presentation about plastics in Lake Champlain and a special international conference that draws on the past and looks to the future.

Miller: Supporting Vermonters by supporting renewable energy

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:04am -- tim

by Rob Miller, CEO, VSECU Unlike many financial institutions, VSECU is not run by outside investors, we’re run by our members. This makes us uniquely positioned to respond to what Vermonters need from their lenders. That’s why we’ve put a strong focus on investing in renewable energy. Our members know that investing in efficient renewable energy supports Vermont and our local economy.

Workforce Training grant of $95K to help grow Vermont maple industry

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 5:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Runamok Maple and Sogle Property LLC (d/b/a Thunder Basin Maple Works) have been granted a combined $95,779.90 in Vermont Training Program (VTP) funds.  Both companies are co-owned by Eric and Laura Sorkin and together tap 81,000 maple trees on 1,350 acres in Cambridge and Fairfield, Vermont. Production across both companies has doubled in size over the last year

Weinberger appoints Deanna Paluba as Burlington HR director

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 4:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Deanna Paluba as the new Director of the City’s Department of Human Resources. Paluba brings over 20 years of experience to the position, including three years as the Director of Employee Relations at Gilead Sciences and 12 years in Human Resources at IBM. Mayor Weinberger has asked the City Council to confirm Paluba’s appointment at its meeting on Monday, March 25.

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