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Slow Living Summit explores the future of farm and food entrepreneurship

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The eighth annual Slow Living Summit will take place in Brattleboro on May 31 and June 1, 2018. Presented by the Strolling of the Heifers Windham Grows, this year’s Summit asks – “How can you create and grow a resilient food business that affects your community in a positive way?” With a focus on growing conscious food and agriculture businesses, the Summit aims to give current and aspiring entrepreneurs the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to evolve businesses, create positive change in the community, and revolutionize the future of food.

Windham Grows business accelerator accepting applications

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Windham Grows, a farm and agriculture business accelerator that connects entrepreneurs with mentoring, industry connections and support, is expanding its eligibility beyond Vermont’s Windham County and accepting applications for its summer/fall 2018 program. Windham Grows is part of Strolling of the Heifers, which helps local farmers grow and maintain their farms and their rural lifestyle.

Green Mountain Creamery again joins Strolling of the Heifers

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Creamery is returning again this year as the top-tier sponsor of Brattleboro’s Strolling of the Heifers, a weekend-long event and year-round movement to promote entrepreneurship and innovation at farm and food businesses. By teaming up with the Vermont Foodbank at the event, Green Mountain Creamery is using the celebration as an opportunity to share ideas about making an impact locally.

Humane Society of Chittenden County names Joyce Cameron new president

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Chittenden County (HSCC) announced today the appointment of Joyce Cameron as president & CEO. Cameron comes to HSCC after nearly two years with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum where she most recently served as Co-Executive Director. In addition, she has formerly held leadership positions at the Greater Burlington YMCA and the Kelly Brush Foundation. 

Castleton University approved for Online programs

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Castleton University has received notice that the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has formally accepted its proposal to offer distance education programming. “We’re thrilled that NEASC has approved this proposal which will open the doors for us to offer full programs in an online format,” said Castleton University President Dr Karen M Scolforo.

Pediatric billing company PedsOne moves into expanded HQ

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine PedsOne, a premier pediatric billing company based in Winooski, has moved across Main Street into the VSAC building on 10 East Allen Street, making room for its continually growing staff and client base.  Now in their 8th year of operation, the company exclusively serves pediatric medical practices throughout the U.S. 

Scott: No new taxes

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 8:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement early Tuesday. The legislative Special Session, which Scott called for last week, will begin Wednesday. He hopes to renegotiate a new tax plan and sign the budget and be done by Friday. The governor doesn't want any of the tax hikes lawmakers have inserted. Legislative leaders have also dug in their heels and insist that it was Town Meeting voters who set the spending needs for local schools, but it's the state that needs to pay for them, as well as everything else.

Chaplain Alden Launer named Employee of the Year at Copley Hospital

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine May 15th was an evening of honoring excellent service to our community with the theme “Community – We can’t build a healthy community without u!”  Chaplain Alden Launer received a standing ovation when named Copley Hospital’s Employee of the Year for his outstanding service to patients, community members and employees.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care celebrates its centennial June 10

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has announced the schedule of activities for Centennial Community Day, a celebration of its 100th anniversary, presented by Mack Molding, Jerome Construction, and The Bank of Bennington. The event is scheduled for 11 am – 4 pm Sunday, June 10, 2018, on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Campus at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington.

Rutland's Bowse Health Trust announces dates for 2018 grant applications

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bowse Health Trust, a Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, has begun its 2018 grant cycle, with Letters of Intent due by June 15, 2018. Organizations that submit Letters of Intent with program ideas that best address the community’s health needs will be invited to submit a full proposal on September 15, 2018. Grant announcements will be made by December 1, 2018 and the funds will start on January 1 2019. 

SNSC receives $5,000 grant

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) in Lebanon, NH, has received a $5,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The grant will help SNSC further their mission of helping children and adults with special needs, and their families, meet their unique challenges through advocacy and program support. 

McClure Foundation grant supports education access for Franklin County students

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:26pm -- katie

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will receive a $20,000 grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation to continue its successful initiative in Franklin County to increase student participation in dual enrollment, early college and adult technical education programs.

“We thank the McClure Foundation for its continued generous support and commitment to this community and helping local students be successful and establish a bright future,” said Patrick Leduc, vice president of career and education outreach for VSAC.