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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opens its 400th store in Springfield Shopping Plaza

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 7:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The new tenant at Springfield Shopping Plaza at 2 Chester Rd, Springfield, VT has opened the 400th Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the United States.

The space is approximately 30,000 square feet. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet replaced Peebles and an adjacent vacant space in the plaza.

Pomerleau Real Estate announces transactions

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 4:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The team at Pomerleau Real Estate has announced several recent transactions. Pomerleau is based in Burlington. Systems Integrator’s has leased 3,000 SF at 310 Hurricane Lane in Williston, VT. Kendra Kenney of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the tenant, System Integrators. Vt Commercial represented the building owner, Hillside Properties.

Christopher Costa, director of the International Spy Museum, will be Norwich CGCS commencement speaker

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 3:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has announced that US Army Colonel Christopher P Costa (retired), executive director of the International Spy Museum, will deliver the 2021 CGCS commencement address to approximately 400 students in a virtual ceremony at noon Friday, June 21.

Vermont’s Beer Shepherd to distribute for Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 2:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) from Boonville, CA, has announced its new distribution partnership with Waterbury, Vermont’s Beer Shepherd. This strategic partnership with the state’s top craft beer distributor will increase the presence of AVBC throughout Vermont.Beer Shepherd will represent AVBC’s entire portfolio of  brands, including its iconic Boont Amber Ale, Barrel Series beers, Poleeko Pale Ale and Goses.

VDH COVID-19 Update: Over 70 percent vaccinated, Scott moves state closer to 'normal'

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 5:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced that because Vermont has already hit its necessary vaccination threshold – with now over 70% of the population receiving at least one dose – it will move into Step 3 of the Vermont Forward Plan more than two weeks ahead of the anticipated schedule. The VDH is reporting today 58 new cases of COVID-19, with deaths holding at 252.

AOE is not recommending revocation for Kurn Hattin Homes

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 5:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In January 2021, the Vermont Agency of Education commenced a review of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s compliance with standards required of approved independent schools in Vermont. This review was initiated solely for the purpose of determining Kurn Hattin's compliance with laws and regulations applicable to approved independent Schools from 2015 to the present. The AOE is not recommending revocation at this time.

Scott lifts mask mandate if vaccinated, accelerates Vermont Forward Plan

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced that because Vermont has already hit its necessary vaccination threshold with over 60 percent of the population receiving at least one dose, it will move into Step 3 of the Vermont Forward Plan more than two weeks ahead of schedule. Step 3 of the Vermont Forward plan removes the testing requirement for travel and increases event and gathering capacity restrictions. The new gathering sizes will allow for one unvaccinated person per 50 square feet, up to 300, plus any number of vaccinated people for indoor events; and 900 people, plus any number of vaccinated people, outdoors.

Army Corps awards $5.2 million to Vermont firm to build testing system in NH

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 3:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced Friday that Applied Research Associates of Randolph has received an award totaling $5,237,915 from the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. This initial award gets work under way on a total contract worth more than $9 million to develop and install a transportation loading system inside the Army’s Frost Effects Research Facility in Hanover, NH, the country’s largest refrigerated warehouse designed to investigate, test, and evaluate the effects of extremely cold ambient and ground temperatures on different kinds of roadways and airstrips.

Weinberger to resume search for Burlington's next police chief

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 3:20pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that the city will resume its search for Burlington’s next permanent Police Chief. One year ago, Mayor Weinberger suspended the Police Chief search due to the uncertain circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of re-starting the search after the mayoral election in March. After stakeholder and public input in May, the mayor will announce members of a full search committee, who will begin the interview process in mid-July. Weinberger’s goal is to forward an appointment to the Council for confirmation in September.

Marlboro: Complaint asks, who owns the place?

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 1:39pm -- tim

by C.B. Hall, Vermont Business Magazine The mess surrounding the fate of the campus of the defunct Marlboro College entered a new phase on May 12, when the Marlboro Music School, Inc – popularly known as the Marlboro Music Festival – filed a complaint in the Vermont Superior Court, Windham Division, seeking the court's help in resolving questions that are much more complicated than they might appear to be.

LaunchVT announces 2021 Accelerator Cohort

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine LaunchVT has kicked off its ninth Accelerator Cohort with eight promising Vermont startups. The businesses were chosen from a competitive field based on the quality of their product, market, and founding team. All eight businesses have the potential to scale and create significant economic opportunity in their local communities. During the ten-week virtual accelerator, entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort will work with a dedicated coach, business experts, and each other to understand their customers, refine their business models, solve their most pressing challenges, and hone their value and message.

State launches wetland mapping project, invites public to participate

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites people to take part in a new statewide community mapping project to improve state maps of where wetlands occur. People can submit observations of the wetland species they find by using the free iNaturalist website or phone app and upload these observations to the iNaturalist Vermont Wetland Mapping Project.