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Vermont gasoline prices arcing higher, up 8 cents in one week

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 12:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine GasBuddy Vermont is reporting today that the state's average price of gasoline is $3.24 a gallon, which is 5 cents lower than the US average. Prices have been rising rapidly in recent weeks as the price of world crude oil accelerates. Vermont gas prices are up 8 cents from a week ago and US prices are up 5 cents.

Supply Chain Impact and Market Level Infrastructure Grants available

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 9:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI) and governing board (WLEB) were created by the legislature in 2012 to stimulate economic development in the agricultural and forestry sectors. WLEI is a collaborative effort between the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is releasing a Request For Application that will allow a Vermont farm, food, or forest business grant opportunities to invest in and scale-up their business.

Stonyfield Organic commits to helping farmers terminated by Horizon

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 3:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, announces its plans to help save at-risk Northeast organic family farms by inviting a number of farms into their direct supply program during the coming months. The move comes after over 89 regional family farmers recently received notice that their contracts will be terminated by Horizon, owned by Danone North America – leaving them with no outlets for their milk. This includes 27 dairies in Vermont.

VDH: Near record level of COVID cases at 327, one death

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 5:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health today is reporting the second highest number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic more than 18 months ago with 327 cases. The previous record was just a month ago with 330 on September 15. Cases were up 195 from Tuesday. There was one additional death for 340 statewide. There were 49 people hospitalized (down two) with 14 in the ICU (down two). Cases in the southern four counties have been relatively high, as they have been in Washington and Franklin counties in recent days.

Killington Cup tickets to go on sale October 19

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 5:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, announced today that tickets for the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, October 19 at 10 am ET at killington.com. Taking place November 27-28, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont and is expected to attract US Ski Team superstar and four-time HomeLight Killington Cup slalom victor Mikaela Shiffrin and last season’s overall World Cup winner, Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, to compete against the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world.

Michael Dubin’s secret to success: 'A relentless curiosity' and 'an indefatigable energy for problem solving'

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 5:04pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine It would be a stretch to call Michael Dubin an energy conservationist. However, considering that Dubin started Dollar Shave Club in 2011 and sold the direct-to-consumer razor blade business to Unilever for $1 billion just five years later, it might be worth listening to what he has to say about how to put your personal energy to optimal use.

My Repurposing: Melinda Moulton stepping away from Main Street Landing next April

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 4:55pm -- tim

by Melinda Moulton, CEO, Main Street Landing Thirty-eight years ago, in 1983, I walked into my office on the Burlington Waterfront. There was only a phone on the floor. Much has changed. Today I am announcing that in six months on Friday, April 29, 2022, I am stepping away from Main Street Landing. This company is like a child to me, and she will always live close to my heart. But I have other things to do for the few years I have left on this planet. 

VBSR honors Cindy Turcot with Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Cindy Turcot, CEO and President of Gardener’s Supply Company, has received the 2021 Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) 20th Annual VBSR Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening. Turcot received the award in recognition of her dedication to the company’s innovative management style and her commitment and furtherance of employee ownership.

SRDC, MARC prepare regional priority project process

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 4:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Once again, SRDC is partnering with the Mt Ascutney Regional Commission (MARC) and area towns to develop the list of Priority Projects for state and federal fund eligibility. The Priority Project process is going on in each region in the state and the final product is provided to the Agency of Commerce & Community Development (ACCD), who will share with other funders for consideration in making decisions on grant programs.

Company forms partnership to provide environmental, social & governance services

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 4:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Calibrate Partners, a Vermont-based Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) consulting firm, announced today a joint-partnership with Philadelphia-area based RAS Associates, a full-service Public Relations & Marketing agency. The firms will provide ESG consulting services to domestic and international clients. Calibrate Partners will focus on helping organizations design ESG strategies aligned with shifting regulatory requirements and that resonate with millennial and Gen Z customers, employees, and investors. RAS Associates will focus on marketing the partnerships’ services and will manage crisis communication for Calibrate clients when needed.

UVM Health Network hires Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 3:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Health Network announced today that it will bring a Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to its leadership team, advancing a commitment to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture for employees, patients and the communities served. Jackie Hunter, who most recently led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts with Banner Health in Arizona, will become the health system’s first leader focused on furthering this essential work.

Governor Scott hails reopening of Canadian border in November

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 10:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement regarding the reopening of the land border with Canada for non-essential, fully vaccinated travelers on November 8: “Last night the White House informed me that, next month, fully vaccinated Canadians will be able to cross our land border once again. This is a significant step forward on the path from pandemic to endemic management of COVID-19 and will mean a great deal to many Vermonters and our communities." The US border has been closed since March 2020 as the pandemic hit. On August 9, 2021, Canada began allowing fully vaccinated US visitors for non-essential travel. 

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