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BSD releases BHS/BTC 2025 concept video and updated tax estimates

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 2:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Want to see what a modern high school and technical center in Burlington could look like? Burlington School District (BSD) released the most recent drawings, floor plans, and a “fly through” video of the school at a Town Hall on Wednesday, September 21st. The video gives a glimpse of the building, which is being designed to be open, sustainable, flexible, accessible, and vibrant. The numbers are based on the passage of a $165 million bond vote in November. The district also released more tax estimates targeted toward those who pay school taxes based on their income rather than the cost of their home. The range is $190 a year on the low end to $1,088 on the high end.

2022 Killington Cup tickets available October 6 at 10 am

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 1:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a POWDR resort, announced today that tickets for the 2022 Killington Cup will be available for purchase starting October 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET at killington.com. Taking place November 25-27, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont. The event is expected to attract US Ski Team superstars, including five-time Killington Cup slalom victor and last season’s overall World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin, former University of Vermont skier Paula Moltzan and Burke Mountain graduate and Dartmouth student Nina O’Brien.  

Gasoline prices flatten after long decline

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 1:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Gasoline prices in Vermont and across the country continued to edge down over the last week, but at a slower rate than in August. US prices even rose slightly during the past week before falling. As of today in Vermont, the average price of gasoline is $3.76 per gallon. This is unchanged from yesterday, 7 cents lower than last week, 44 cents lower than last month and 66 cents higher than a year ago.

First-of-its-kind digital platform reveals migration data for birds across the Western Hemisphere

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 12:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As millions of birds are flocking to their wintering grounds, the National Audubon Society and nine partner organizations has announced the Bird Migration Explorer, a state-of-the-art digital platform that reveals migration data consolidated for 458 bird species found in the United States and Canada. The free, interactive platform, available in English and Spanish, allows users to see the most complete data collected on migratory species in their neighborhoods and where those birds go throughout the year. Since 1997, Audubon Vermont has operated a MAPS bird banding station at the Green Mountain Audubon Center, operated by a USGS-licensed Master Bander, Audubon Vermont’s conservation program manager Mark LaBarr. Mark has handled more than 15,000 birds for banding in his lifetime, including 5,000 birds over 25 years at the Green Mountain Audubon Center. 

State of Vermont to hold special surplus property sale in Montpelier

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Department of Buildings and General Services Surplus Property Program will be hosting a special 4-day sale of surplus property at 11 Green Mountain Drive in Montpelier starting Monday, September 26, 2022. On Monday, September 26, the sale will be open to State Agencies and Departments only. On the Tuesday, access will expand to include schools, towns, and non-profit agencies. On Wednesday, the sale will be open to the public and on Thursday, all remaining items will be free.

GlobalFoundries announces new scholarship program for Vermont Tech students

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine GlobalFoundries Inc (GF) (NASDAQ: GFS), a global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, announces its first scholarship program for students at Vermont Tech. The GF Scholarship Program will offer an annual $5,000 scholarship and a paid summer internship to three selected candidates from Vermont Tech’s Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and/or Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Degree, and/or Diesel, and/or Automotive Technology Program. 

DR Power Equipment adds to its fleet of leaf collection equipment

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine DR Power Equipment – and a prominent producer of high-quality outdoor power equipment – today announced the launch of the PILOT XT and PILOT XTSP (PILOT XT series) Leaf and Lawn Vac, a unique leaf collection system. The PILOT XT series fills leaf bags so that they are ready for curbside pickup or transport to a compost pile. The push- and self-propelled powered leaf collectors feature the all new EZ Bagger Leaf Collection System, which is designed for use with standard disposable leaf bags holding 3 cubic feet or up to 50 pounds of leaves. The EZ Bagger Leaf Collection System consists of a fold-down platform for placement of an empty leaf bag, a support ring to hold the top of the bag open and the EZ Bagger hatch, which holds the bag securely in place and creates a seal for the vacuum.

Blue Cross of Vermont now provides a digital health solution for musculoskeletal conditions

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Musculoskeletal health is vital to overall well-being and a common health concern for Vermonters. With that in mind, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is launching a partnership with Hinge Health to offer members a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) clinic to help reduce pain, surgeries, and opioid use. This digital solution pairs advanced technology with a comprehensive care team of physical therapists, physicians, and board-certified health coaches. Hinge Health is building the world’s most patient-centered Digital MSK Clinic. It is now the leading Digital MSK Clinic, used by four in five employers and 90% of health plans with a digital MSK solution.     

Join GMP to check out electric vehicles up close

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 5:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) is inviting customers to check out electric vehicles (EVs) up close at multiple events this fall. From Montpelier to Manchester, Bristol to Bennington, GMP is teaming up with local energy committees and communities to offer events where customers can learn about driving electric from GMP customers and GMP experts. You can try multiple EV models in a no pressure environment that’s all about answering questions and sharing the benefits of driving an EV.

VEC to hold 'Open House/Open Hoods' event Sept 27

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) in inviting members to swing by our new facility in Newport for tours, food, and to check out a range of electric vehicles on display at our “Open House/Open Hoods event Tuesday, September 27 between 3-6 pm. The event will be held at 334 Citizens Road – halfway between Pine Hill Road and VT Route 191.

Junapr named one of the best in the US again

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:38am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont-based public relations firm, Junapr has been named as a 2023 Agency Elite Top 100 by PRNEWS for the second consecutive year. This annual roster highlights the most innovative PR & communications firms in the United States. Junapr was founded in mid-2019 and has experienced tremendous growth within the past 24 months. The team now boasts 13 communications professionals, with nine working from the Vermont office. PR News is the leading source of information, education, recognition, and data for Fortune 1000 professionals, agencies, and government/non-profits.

Leahy lauds GAO reports tracking congressionally directed spending

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 5:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday praised the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) publication of six reports tracking the implementation of Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The reports were published at the direction of the Chairman under new rules to increase transparency and accountability on the process commonly referred to “earmarking” in fiscal year 2022.

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