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VSECU members donate $23,000 to local charities

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine VSECU, a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, is donating $23,000 to Vermont charities through its member-directed, charitable giving program, We Care 2. More than 4,600 VSECU members allocated the earmarked funds by casting votes for one of five charitable organizations that impact issues of food, shelter, heat, environment, or financial education for Vermonters.

AG to hear concerns of older Vermonters

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that his Office will be undertaking a statewide listening tour to engage older Vermonters about their most pressing concerns. Currently, over one-third of Vermonters are 55 and older. Many older Vermonters are thriving. Others suffer from financial insecurity, isolation, lack of access to needed care and services, and memory loss, among other challenges. Some suffer from neglect, exploitation, and abuse.

Champlain College Online cuts tuition in half

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College Online, a leader in career-focused adult higher education, today announced that it will reduce its online undergraduate tuition by 50 percent to $318 per credit, effective Fall 2018. The not-for-profit college's decision to reduce tuition was driven in part by data from a survey it commissioned in November 2017. The Champlain survey found that a significant majority-60 percent-of U.S.

Howard Center Supported Employment Program gets grant from People’s United

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Project Hire, Howard Center’s supported employment program for individuals with a developmental disability, recently received a $2,500 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation. Kathy Schirling, Director of Marketing and Community Services at People’s United Bank and Liaison to the People’s United Community Foundation, says, “Supporting our community is a priority at People’s United, and I can’t think of a better way to support Howard Center and the people it serves.

American Red Cross and Co-operative Insurance honor 2018 'Everyday Heroes'

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The New Hampshire and Vermont Region of the American Red Cross and Co-operative Insurance Companies are once again honoring heroes in Vermont by celebrating “everyday people” and the heroic things they do in our community. The Everyday Heroes Awards are celebrated all over the country at which the American Red Cross honors people who personify our mission of service and help in local communities.

Mt Ascutney achieves Governor’s Award of Excellence for Worksite Wellness

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For the seventh consecutive year, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has received an Excellence in Worksite Wellness award from the Governor's Council of Physical Fitness & Sports and the Vermont Department of Health. The Governor's Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters. This award recognizes MAHHC’s success in creating a workplace that promotes the health and wellness of its employees.

King Street Center gets $15,000 from New York Life

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine King Street Center Executive Director Vicky Smith, with help from a few King Street Center kids, accepts a $15,000 Community Impact Grant check from Managing Partner Robert Nocera of New York Life’s Vermont’s General Office and King Street Center Board member Scott Hadley, CLU, ChFC, an agent of  New York Life's Vermont General Office and Principal at Hadley Financial Group. The grant supports the Afterschool Excellence program, which provides quality year-round care, meals, academic support, and enrichment for children in Kindergarten – 5th  grade. 

Citizens Bank supports Lund through Colleague Fund Grant program

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Citizens Bank Foundation provided Lund with a grant of $5,000 through the Colleague Funded Grant program.  Funding for the grant came from donations to the foundation made by Citizens employees during its annual payroll giving campaign as well as $200,000 in personal donations pledged by the bank’s senior leadership team at the end of 2016. 

Lund will use the grant to support initiatives integrated into programming that address fighting hunger; one of Citizen’s Bank priority funding areas. 

Burlington to offer $65,000 workforce education and training fund grant, assist businesses adjacent to CityPlace

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger, Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) Assistant Director Gillian Nanton, and Director of ReSOURCE YouthBuild Andrew Jope announced two initiatives to support Burlington’s workforce and businesses during the CityPlace Burlington (formerly Burlington Town Center) and other upcoming construction projects.

Vermont small businesses host legislative day Wednesday

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Small businesses leaders will be on hand at the State House on Wednesday to raise awareness about issues that support the small businesses and are vital to Vermont’s economy. Representatives from Main Street Alliance of Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and members from both organizations will be available to chat during a coffee bar meet and greet in the State House cafeteria in the morning.