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COVID-19 pop-up testing sites filling up fast

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 8:41am -- tim

Vermont Department of Health The Vermont COVID-19 Testing Registration website provides information on testing and registratin for pop-up sites across Vermont. The pop-up sites fill up fast. This is for asymptomatic people to sign up for a COVID-19 test to tell you if you currently have a COVID-19 infection. This is not a serology/antibody test, and will not tell you if you were sick with COVID-19 in the past.

Northeast Delta Dental offers $27 million in COVID-19 relief support

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 5:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northeast Delta Dental’s ongoing support of businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is primarily focused on advancing the oral health and overall wellness of its customers and the public. President & CEO, Tom Raffio, said, “We’re committed to thoughtfully and methodically providing forms of relief to our stakeholders and our communities that would be most beneficial to them, with their safety and health uppermost in our considerations. None of the related costs were passed along to them.”

Board of Trustees appoints Sophie Zdatny as chancellor

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 9:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Board of Trustees this evening voted unanimously to appoint interim Chancellor Sophie Zdatny to serve as the next Chancellor. Zdatny, a six-year veteran of the organization has been leading the VSCS since late April when Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced his resignation. Trustees met this evening and offered Zdatny the role, with a renewable one year contract.

VDH COVID-19 Update: Two new cases, one hospitalized

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 5:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine After a few days of higher than usual new cases, the Vermont Department of Health reported today that there were only two new cases. Between Thursday and Sunday there were 22 cases, including 11 reported yesterday. Deaths remain at 56 and there has not been one since June 16. There is one person hospitalized statewide.

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 Business 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.