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50 businesses named as Best Places to Work in Vermont 2021

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 4:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced today the top 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2021. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM) and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development and Best Companies Group. The Best Places to Work in Vermont list is broken down into three categories, Small Businesses (15-99 employees), Medium Businesses (100-249 employees) and Large Businesses (250+ employees).

Vermont Mutual donates $15,000 to Spectrum Youth and Family Services

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Mutual Insurance Group recently donated $15,000 to Spectrum Youth and Family Services as part of the Cats Win, Community Wins program, a multi-year, community-based collaboration between Vermont Mutual Insurance Group and the University of Vermont. The Cats Win, Community Wins initiative was created by Vermont Mutual and UVM Athletics to give back to local charitable organizations. As part of their arrangement, Vermont Mutual donates $100 for every Catamount win to a selected charity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that surfaced in early 2020, most Catamount games had to be canceled.

Community Health addresses 'Mental Health Crisis' with new staff, programs

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 4:05am -- tim

Partnering With Come Alive Outside Passport to Recovery, Zero Suicide Initiatives
Vermont Business Magazine “We are in the midst of a mental health crisis,” said Community Health Behavioral Health Director Christopher Chadwick. “Not only are we dealing with mental health issues, but we are also seeing an increase in overdose deaths across the state,” Chadwick said.

CVHHH has record fall appeal with $80,000 raised

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 3:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) has announced that the 2020 Fall Appeal, which was chaired by Ed and Trish Read of Fayston, brought in $80,000. This is the most successful appeal in recent years with close to 500 donors contributing. CVHHH will use funds raised to support programs and services, including telehealth, which has expanded in the past ten months and for which CVHHH does not receive full reimbursement for services provided.

SVMC and VDH to hold online COVID-19 information session

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 3:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), and Bennington’s office of the Vermont Department of Health will appear in a digital information session regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 19. The event is made possible with cooperation from CAT-TV and the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

Dartmouth becomes tobacco-free on March 18

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 3:00am -- tim

Dartmouth College Dartmouth has adopted a nonsmoking policy, effective March 18. The policy prohibits use of tobacco or nicotine-delivery products by students, staff, faculty, or visitors on any property owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth. Not prohibited will be nicotine-delivery products such as patches and gum that are used for smoking cessation. Also, exemptions to the policy may be granted for religious or cultural observances.

VHCB AmeriCorps community service projects honor Martin Luther King, Jr

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 3:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, January 18, AmeriCorps members serving with the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board will observe Martin Luther King Day as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.”  This year marks the 26th annual day of service to celebrate the civil rights leader’s life. The community service activities are designed to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems, and move us closer to Dr King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

Vermont State Colleges System seeks public input on transformation proposal

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 1:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System seeks public comment on the transformation proposal outlined in the Initial Report of the Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont. Using the Select Committee’s initial report as a guide, the Vermont State Colleges System will continue working on a recommendation for a transformed organization, governance, and operational model. The Initial Report suggested consolidating the colleges, but keeping the campuses open, and focusing the curriculum on vocations. It came with a stern warning that unless considerable measures are taken, the entire system could face insolvency.

Vermont National Guard leave for Washington, DC

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Soldiers from 1-172 CAV and 172nd Public Affairs Detachment of the Vermont National Guard, departed Sunday to join over 20,000 other National Guard members in securing a peaceful Inauguration. Approximately 100 Vermont Army National Guard soldiers will support operations in Washington, DC, ahead of the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday January 20.

Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day: “Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. This past year, we’ve seen that legacy brought to life as our nation engaged in a long-overdue reckoning on systemic racism and injustice. Across the nation, Americans organized and spoke out to call for needed reforms. And this work is far from over..."