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Vermont Days offer free fishing and free access to state parks and historic sites

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Days are an annual invitation to visitors and Vermonters to explore, for free, Vermont’s excellent fishing, state parks, and historic culture. For the weekend of June 9-10, all Vermont State Parks day-use areas and all state-owned Historic Sites will be open at no charge. Saturday is free fishing day, the one day of the summer when anyone can fish in Vermont without a license. It’s also a day for history: the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will offer free admission on Saturday, June 9.

UVM: Surprising recovery of red spruce shows value of clean air act

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 2:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Since the 1960s, scientists at the University of Vermont have been documenting the decline of red spruce trees, casualties of the damage caused by acid rain on northeastern forests. But now, surprising new research shows that red spruce are making a comeback—and that a combination of reduced pollution mandated by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act and changing climate are behind the resurgence.

Woodstock Inn breaks ground on Elemental Bike Park at Suicide Six

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Gary S Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, has announced construction of the new Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park is underway with facilities scheduled to open in July. The Woodstock Inn & Resort, in partnership with Sinuosity: Flowing Trails, is constructing six miles of mountain biking trails that will be accessible via the Suicide Six Ski Area’s quad chairlift.

Up to $2,000 available for small businesses

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Many businesses would benefit from technical assistance and professional consulting services but they cannot afford it on their own. NCIC in St Johnsbury can help these projects come to fruition. Examples of technical assistance include; business coaching, energy efficiency audits/design, education and training, marketing and sales strategies, engineering and architectural reports, permitting assistance, finance and accounting and website development.

Welch bill extends North Country National Scenic Trail into Vermont

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Late Tuesday, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation authored by Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) and Representative Richard Nolan (D-MN) that extends the North Country National Scenic Trail from Crown Point, NY into Addison County, linking it to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail via Vermont’s Long Trail. 

14 babies born on 529 Day to receive $100 college savings accounts

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Fourteen babies born at Vermont hospitals on May 29 will each receive $100 in a 529 college savings account from Vermont Student Assistance Corp. The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems partners with VSAC, which administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan, to help educate Vermont families about saving for college for their children.

Menig Nursing Home earns first deficiency-free survey in state

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 2:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Health Care’s Menig Nursing Home in Randolph Center earned deficiency-free surveys from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services after a site visit in May. The results make Menig the first nursing home in Vermont to complete a deficiency-free survey under new federal nursing home requirements.

Vermont PBS wins two New England Emmy Awards

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 2:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont PBS had a great night at the New England Emmy Awards, bringing home two of the coveted statuettes- one for environmental programming for Saving our Waters and a second in the interstitial category for MLT375: Cité Mémoire. Saving Our Waters tackles the urgent need to protect our waterways from pollution and climate change through the lens of the Lake Champlain Basin. It explores the intersection of environmental science and behavioral science necessary to make lasting changes that allow the lake to thrive. Producer Vince Franke was the award recipient for Saving Our Waters. Major funding for this production was provided by Vermont EPSCoR.

Dealer.com named Bing Growth Hacker of the Year

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 1:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Dealer.com, based in Burlington, has been named the Bing Growth Hacker of the Year, recognizing the company's continued investment in engineering initiatives throughout the year to strengthen its connectivity and ability to grow successful advertising campaigns with Bing. Leveraging its powerful advertising platform, built for scalability, Dealer.com included Bing in the media plan for one of its largest OEM partners.

Unlimited Potential Consignment Boutique opens in Rutland

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The ribbon was cut May 21 by Jessi Travers, owner, for the Unlimited Potential Consignment Boutique. Also in attendance were:  Rep. Mary Howard; Sen. Brian Collamore; Alderman William Notte and Nikki Hindman from Downtown Rutland Partnership.  From the Chamber Mary Cohen, Executive Director; Executive Committee members: Bill Ackerman, Sarah Furman and Norm Ladabouche; and Chris Shaddock, Director of Business Development.

Scott 'cannot accept' budget plan as surplus grows

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 9:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement regarding the tax revenue report issued Tuesday, which shows an increasing surplus of funds. Scott, in the statement, then rails against the budget plan that the House passed also on Tuesday, which is now before the Senate. As it stands now, Scott is expected to veto that budget if it comes to his desk as is. Without a budget, state government will shut down on July 1.

Vermont Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve announces 2018 annual award recipients

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 5:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve has announced its 2018 award recipients for service and support to Vermont’s Guard and Reserve members. At their annual banquet held recently in South Burlington, Vt., ESGR recognized over 40 employers who provided outstanding support to their citizen warrior employees over the past year. Guest speaker for the event was Major General Steven Cray, Vermont’s Adjutant General. State of Vermont Governor Phil Scott also participated in recognizing employers and providing brief comments.

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