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Dealer.com selected as a General Motors website provider

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 1:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand based in Burlington, announced Saturday its selection as a website and digital advertising provider for General Motors. Through the Website Choice program, General Motors dealers can leverage Dealer.com’s premier digital marketing solutions, including the latest innovations that are dedicated to forging the shortest and most personalized path to customer engagement and dealership growth. 

Mad River Valley hosts 4th Annual Tiny House Fest Vermont

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Tiny House Fest Vermont 2019 is rolling up the highway from Southern Vermont to the Mad River Valley, home of co-presenter Yestermorrow Design/Build School. The weekend of October 26–27, 2019 will kick off with a local tour of tiny houses on Saturday. On Sunday, exhibitions and presentations will occupy the buildings and grounds of Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont.

VA Medical Center recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 3:19am -- tim
#BeThere Campaign Urges Our Community to Support Veterans

Vermont Business Magazine In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, White River Junction VA Medical Center is bringing awareness to its #BeThere campaign by encouraging community leaders, colleagues, and veterans’ families and friends to help prevent suicide by showing support for those who may be going through a difficult time.

ISO New England elects slate of board members

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 2:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine ISO New England, operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, today announced the election of the 2019 Board of Directors slate. The slate includes two incumbents, Barney Rush and Vickie VanZandt, and new Director Cheryl LaFleur. LaFleur was most recently a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioner, and will join the Board on October 1, 2019. She replaces retiring Board member Raymond Hill.

Kelly Brush Ride draws 940 riders and raises more than $700K

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 14th annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations raised $705,000 for adaptive sports and ski racing safety. The ride, held on September 7 in Middlebury, Vermont, drew 940 participants, a record for the event. Funds raised support the Kelly Brush Foundation mission to inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to live active lives and support the foundation’s ongoing collaboration with the ski racing community to improve safety in the sport.

Encore Renewable Energy to step up repurposing property for clean power

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:30am -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine Encore Renewable Energy will accelerate its mission of developing solar and energy storage projects on underutilized property with an infusion of development capital from North Carolina’s Leyline Renewable Energy under their first fund, Windstar Fund I, LP, the companies announced today. The companies just closed a deal to loan Encore its next $1.8 million in capital to speed up development of community-scale solar arrays and energy storage facilities on sites such as brownfields, landfills, parking lots, and gravel pits that can be given a new lease on life by generating clean energy.

Lockdown in Montpelier likely caused by umbrella mistaken for gun

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 5:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The investigation of the incident which prompted the emergency response to 133 State Street and 6 Baldwin Street and the lockdown of several state office buildings in the Montpelier Capitol Complex on Friday, August 30, has been completed. The response resulted from a report from two individuals outside the building that they saw an individual enter 133 State Street carrying what they believed to be a long gun. No gun was found during a search of the buildings and no occupants of the buildings saw a firearm.

Norwich University to partner with UMBC Training Centers

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 2:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers have partnered to offer 15 credit hours from UMBC Training Centers courses to professionals in cybersecurity who wish to enter into Norwich’s online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS).

Weekly unemployment claims up, still under 300

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment numbers rose modestly last week but remain at a low level. Summer usually brings very low claim levels. Initial claims for the week of September 7, 2019, totaled 271, up 66 from last week and 1 fewer than they were at this time last year. Altogether 2,201 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 567 from a week ago, and 255 fewer than a year ago.

Leahy advances $20 million funding to repair Waterbury dam

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Friday announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $20 million to repair certain high-risk dams, including the Waterbury Dam, in the Senate’s annual Energy and Water Appropriations bill. The bill was unanimously reported by the committee on Thursday and must be approved by the full Congress and signed into law by the President. 

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