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Grant available to enhance projects and attract businesses to the City of Newport

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 4:11pm -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the City of Newport and the Northern Vermont Development Authority today announced the availability of Newport Development Fund (NDF) grant opportunities for projects, businesses, and organizations within the City of Newport. The NDF was established with the proceeds from the 2018 settlement agreement with Ariel Quiros, Sr to the State of Vermont.

Vermont AG joins opposition to SC abortion law

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 3:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Donovan has joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general filing an amicus brief in Planned Parenthood South Atlantic v. Wilson arguing that South Carolina’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion regulations harm women’s healthcare as a whole, and that a lower court’s ruling blocking the law should be upheld. The coalition also argues that the impact of numerous states across the country enacting restrictive abortion laws, or eliminating access to abortions, harms healthcare nationwide.

Weinberger announces Church Street Marketplace 40th anniversary celebrations

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 3:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, along with local leaders, merchants, and commissioners of the Church Street Marketplace, gathered in the Church Street Marketplace outside City Hall to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Marketplace and to announce upcoming festivities happening on Church Street. Festivities begin Friday, September 17, and include live performances, a movie night, activities for kids and families, and giveaways. 

Leahy and Tillis ask Patent Office to address soaring drug prices

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 3:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, along with Ranking Member Thom Tillis (R-NC), Thursday asked the Patent Office to address an issue that is a significant cause of soaring drug prices for Vermonters and all Americans. Drug companies sometimes try to artificially extend their monopolies on existing drugs by seeking a new patent for slight modifications of the drug, claiming to the Patent Office that these minor modifications are “inventions.” 

Vermont to get $70,000 for solar projects from USDA

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 2:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the department is investing $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and to help rural communities, agricultural producers and businesses lower energy costs in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Five Vermont solar projects will get a total of $70,000.

Funding available for general equipment and phosphorus removal technology

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 1:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is releasing a new round of funding through the Capital Equipment Assistance Program for phosphorus removal equipment or technology and for general conservation equipment to be used on farms. The Capital Equipment Assistance Program is available for equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural wastes to state waters, improve water quality, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce costs to farmers when they apply manure or implement a Nutrient Management Plan. 

BDCC opens applications to compete for 2021 Windham County Business Plan Competition

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 1:19pm -- tim
Winner will receive a $20,000 Cash Award and other benefits

Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC), has opened Applications to Compete for the 2021 Windham County Business Plan Competition. The multi-year competition is funded by the Windham County Economic Development Program and will create an opportunity for scalable, and growth-focused businesses in the region to refine their business plans, hone their pitch, and receive an award that will assist their startup operations or growth plans.

VSP releases additional information on fatal police shooting in Rutland

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 1:05pm -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Officer Christopher A Rose of the Rutland City Police Department provided a voluntary interview with Vermont State Police detectives on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Following that interview, VSP is able to provide additional information about the fatal shooting of Jonathan Mansilla that occurred on August 25 in Rutland.

Morrisville salvage yard’s new solar array helps power the community

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Encore Renewable Energy and VPPSA announced today the commissioning of a new 2.1 MW community solar array located at a former auto salvage yard. The project was developed as part of a partnership between Encore Renewable Energy and VPPSA to develop, finance, and construct approximately 10 MW of solar capacity on behalf of VPPSA’s municipal utility members.

FoodScience acquires Pet Tech Laboratories

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FoodScience, LLC, based in Williston, today announced the acquisition of Pet Tech Labs, a contract manufacturer of animal nutritional supplements based in Syracuse, Nebraska. As of March, FoodScience is a portfolio company of Chicago-based Wind Point Partners. Since 1973, FoodScience has provided high quality nutritional supplements through trusted animal and human health brands. With an extensive portfolio of efficacious products, FoodScience serves the animal supplements market through both turnkey private label and custom formulation services and the company’s two brands, VetriScience and Pet Naturals.

GMP partners with customers in Danville for EVenture Ride and Drive event

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 10:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP), the Danville Energy Committee, and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association are inviting Vermonters to join the EV parade and EVenture in Danville on Saturday, September 18. It’s an opportunity to try out EV driving in a no pressure environment designed to help educate Vermonters about the benefits of electric vehicles – from cost and carbon savings to the fun you have driving an EV. GMP is partnering with customers and the community to offer rides and a variety of EVs to check out during the event.