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Rolling roadblocks on I-89 Waterbury/Bolton Tuesday morning

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:20am -- tim

Vermont Agency of Transportation Motorists be advised, beginning tomorrow 9/27 @ 10:00 a.m. there will be Rolling Roadblocks on I-89 SB & NB barrels, in the Waterbury/Bolton area between exits 10 & 11, as well as flaggers to be located on US 2. Delays are not expected to exceed 10 min. If the planned Rolling Roadblock needs to be delayed due to weather the rain date will be Wednesday, September 28th.

UVM Autism Collaborative receives $350,000 for rural autism outreach

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 8:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A University of Vermont team focused on health care and research related to autism has received two awards totaling $350,000, through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. The program is an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funds will support outreach with the autism community around Vermont to empower autistic youth, adults and their families as leaders in the research needed to address their current healthcare challenges.

Applications open for Working Lands Business Enhancement Grants

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 5:38am -- tim

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets Is your business a part of the farm and forest economy? Are you in need of funding for a capital project you've been planning? The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative has funding available through their Business Enhancement Grant, formerly known as the Standard Business Grant. The Business Enhancement Grant can fund projects up to $35,000 that focus on market development, research & development, infrastructure, energy, workforce training and development, and more. Projects must have a 100% (one to one) match that can be cash or a combination of cash and in-kind items. Projects must be completed within 12 months. 

This is a boom time for construction in Vermont

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 5:13pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Just try and find a contractor to install a new kitchen, or to even just fix a crack in your chimney, or a tradesman to do just about anything around the house, and you’ll begin to understand what it’s like to run a general contracting business in Vermont. Labor is tight, supplies are expensive, if they’re even available, costs for fuel and any petroleum product are high, wages are up, and for all those reasons and more, many projects had to be re-bid and thus delayed. But underlying all that is undeniably good news for the industry.

Q&A: Contractors View

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Below are Q&As with two Vermont contractors. Jay Fayette, President/CEO of PC Construction and Johnny Illick, CEO and owner of ReArch Company. Both are based in South Burlington

Commercial Real Estate: An uncertain era for office space

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 4:19pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Commercial real estate is in a state of flux, evolution, turmoil. Brick-and-mortar retail has been in decline since the dawn of the internet, even as retail sales from all platforms have boomed. This has left empty storefronts on Main Street and mannequins gazing into nothing at shopping malls. Restaurants would be thriving, by all accounts, if not for the workforce shortage across the country, which is acute in Vermont. Some eateries have closed or reduced staff or hours simply because they can’t find qualified help. However, there is good news with the vast CityPlace development in Burlington, which remains desolate four years after demolition. The owners have submitted paperwork to build affordable housing on one portion of the site.

AGC/VT receives second national award

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 3:41pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine It’s been a good 12 months for the Associated General Contractors of Vermont. A year ago, the Montpelier-based construction trade association was named the best AGC in the nation for its size. Last week they were named the fastest growing. They also specialize in Burgers and Brews. Richard Wobby, executive vice president of AGC/VT: “Pre-COVID we took a dynamic shift in the relevancy of what we’re doing.”

Attend Made in Vermont Marketplace, Oct 1-2

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 1:33pm -- tim

The Made in Vermont Marketplace is an extraordinary opportunity for Vermont companies to showcase their Made in Vermont products to an audience of thousands of prospective customers in one weekend. The trade show is dedicated to promoting the great variety of Vermont-made products . . . from furniture, specialty foods, clothing, wines and so much more! Only Vermont based companies that make their products in Vermont are eligible to exhibit.

Meet Vermonter Hillary Gerardi, fastest woman to ski the legendary Haute Route

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 3:22am -- tim
Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 PM Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe will kick off its popular seasonal Red Bench Speaker Series on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 with an interview and Q&A session with Vermonter Hillary Girardi, an acclaimed high mountain athlete who now lives in Chamonix, France. 

Hill Farm by Sagra is now open in the Equinox Mountain Valley

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 3:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Located on 70 bucolic acres in Southern Vermont with over a mile of frontage on the storied Battenkill River, Hill Farm is a 200-year-old dairy farm with a historic inn and guest cottages that have been welcoming guests for over 120 years. Hill Farm has now teamed up with Sagra to expand and enhance the Hill Farm guest experience with the opening of a new restaurant and agricultural activities that connect guests to the land and community. 

MENTOR Vermont launches One Million for Mentoring campaign

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 1:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mentoring advocates and youth mentoring program coordinators met last week to support the launch of MENTOR Vermont’s One Million for Mentoring campaign, urging Vermont lawmakers to provide increased funding for mentoring programs across the state. Representative Taylor Small, P/D-Winooski, who has just returned from Manchester, England, where she received the “Young Politician of the Year” Award from One Young World, highlighted the important role mentors play in helping youth feel like they matter.