Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Family and Medical Leave Insurance Coalition (VT FaMLI), with support from Red Hen Baking Co. and Camp Meade of Middlesex, hosted over 80 people on Sunday, August 29th for “We Believe in Paid Leave” - A Celebration of Workers, Families, and Small Businesses. Participants came together to take direct action and lift up their voices to show their strong support for the passage of an equitable and robust national Paid Family and Medical Leave solution.
Vermont Business Magazine A recipient of one of the largest Shuttered Venue Operator Grants awarded in Vermont is scheduled to host its grand re-opening Thursday evening in Burlington. The Vermont Comedy Club, founded and owned by Nathan Hartswick and Natalie Miller in 2015, was awarded a $408,319.65 SVOG.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health today is reporting one more death for 277 statewide, with 123 total COVID-19 cases, 29 hospitalized and 8 in the ICU. See COVID and vaccination dashboards below.
Testing finds seven new incarcerated positives at Northern State Correctional Facility, zero new staff
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Department of Corrections (Vermont DOC) is reporting seven incarcerated individuals at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport tested positive for COVID-19 in outbreak testing conducted August 30. All staff results are negative.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) remains focused on increasing access to health care for Vermonters. Unifying providers, payers, and statewide stakeholders are critical components to achieving the goals of health care reform which include affordability, access, and quality of care.
Vermont Business Magazine Mayor Miro Weinberger and Burlington Electric Department (BED) have proposed a new, $20 million Net Zero Energy Revenue Bond that would accelerate progress toward Burlington’s bold climate goals, while reducing upward rate pressure for BED customers. In addition, the Mayor and BED announced that BED’s Green Stimulus program would continue, and that Moody’s Investors Service affirmed BED’s A3 rating.
Vermont Business Magazine The Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report will hold the first of two public hearings on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the State House in Room 11. Participants may testify in person or remotely through a Zoom webinar. Anyone interested in testifying, in-person or remotely, should sign up in advance of the hearing.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont has a once in a lifetime opportunity to make significant investments that will transform and shape the future of our state. Thanks to federal stimulus funds, a surge in state revenues, and more potential federal funds on the way, the Vermont Legislature is positioned to make historic investments in Vermont's pandemic recovery, address critical infrastructure needs, support Vermonters' health and well-being, and strengthen Vermont's communities, businesses, environment, and climate.
Vermont Business Magazine State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Kate Paterson was selected as the 2021 State Star of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). The award, bestowed annually, celebrates a member of the organization’s team for exceptional commitment to small business success.
Vermont Business Magazine In conjunction with Suicide Prevention Month, White River Junction and Manchester Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers are raising awareness of its mental health resources available for Veterans.
Northeastern Vermont Development Association NVDA employees have returned to their offices on a limited basis. Our building remains closed to the general public, but we are accepting meetings by appointment. Despite increasing pressure to lift travel restrictions, the US is keeping the ban on nonessential Canadian border crossings in place to at least September 21st to minimize the spread of Covid-19 and the Delta variant. On August 9th, the state disbursed the first payment of $29 million in American Rescue Plan Act Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to 274 local governments. Municipalities in Essex, Orleans and Caledonia Counties are making decisions on how to spend the funds. Vermont received an additional $60 million which will be distributed to the same municipalities by Labor Day Weekend!
Vermont Business Magazine September is Hunger Action Month in Vermont. The COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in food insecurity and the results of a recent University of Vermont study show that need has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. Vermonters continue to face the challenge of keeping food on the table.