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VPR host Linda Radtke to perform at President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts singer and historian Linda Radtke on Saturday September 18 at 1:30 PM.  Radtke, producer of the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio, will present “From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists.” Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men.

Vermont Arts Council issues Creation Grants to 23 outstanding artists

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 5:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Art Council announces the 23 recipients of its most sought-after award, the Creation Grant, which supports Vermont artists in creating new work. Among this year’s winning proposals are works that span visual arts, literary arts, dance, music, film, and multidisciplinary fields, including a music video exploring unjust land ownership for African Americans; a nonfiction book tracing five generations beginning in Iran and ending in Vermont; a tintype photography series capturing Vermont women and aging; and several works exploring social justice themes.

Castleton recognized as top bachelor's college by Washington Monthly

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 4:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In its annual college guide and rankings, Washington Monthly ranked Castleton University No. 28 in its list of "2021 Bachelor's Colleges." In its national list of bachelor's colleges, Washington Monthly ranks liberal arts colleges - four-year institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor's degrees - based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service. Castleton is the 10th ranked public college on the list and the only Vermont college or university recognized in that category out of 244 public and private colleges across the country.

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.