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Donovan joins group opposing rule turning away asylum seekers

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Donovan yesterday joined a multistate coalition challenging a Trump Administration rule aimed at turning away individuals seeking asylum from Central and South America. Under the rule, many individuals seeking asylum at the southern border would be turned away unless they could prove they applied for, and were denied, asylum in at least one country they traveled through prior to their arrival in the US.

Leahy pushes for more 'green cards' as backlog grows to 4 million

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today introduced new legislation that would eliminate the family and employment green card backlog by increasing the number of green cards. Close to four million future Americans are on the State Department’s immigrant visa waiting list.

Woodworker of the Year Tour heads to Richmond Oct 17

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 1:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Wood Works Council is inviting the woodworking community to its Vermont Woodworker of the Year tour on October 17 at Birdseye Building & Architecture in Richmond. The award-winning Architecture studio at Birdseye offers the best of residential design and planning services for your project. Birdseye has over three decades of experience in a wide range of construction techniques, including conventional stick-framing, steel construction, new timber framing, as well as meticulous rehabilitation of antique timber framed structures. Birdseye has the skill and equipment necessary to execute any landscape design including seawalls, stonework, roads, ponds, and tree planting.

Foodworks finds a new home

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 1:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Foodworks, the Groundworks-run community resource in Brattleboro, increased its storage capacity while transforming the shopping experience at their new Canal Street location where shoppers are invited to pick up the food they need for free. Food Connects visited the location last month to participate in a trauma and food focused community of practice with a group of Groundworks staff. The group was formed as a result of the Food and Trauma Training Food Connects put on last spring, in collaboration with Equity Solutions, and their takeaways from the training are present throughout the new community resource.

Dealer.com and Cartender introduce digital video Ad services

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand, recently teamed up with Cartender, a provider of digital marketing technology, to announce a new opportunity for dealers to leverage video advertising to more effectively communicate and engage their car shoppers. With the growing shift away from television toward smartphones and tablets, Dealer.com and Cartender deliver high quality video advertisements to an engaged audience at scale for dealers across these digital platforms.

State asks Vermont Supreme Court to uphold large-capacity magazine ban

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 7:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a brief filed on Monday, October 14, the Attorney General’s Office asked the Vermont Supreme Court to uphold Vermont’s recently enacted large-capacity magazine ban, 13 VSA § 4021. A coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia, the Giffords Law Center, and Everytown for Gun Safety also filed amicus curiae briefs yesterday at the Supreme Court in support of Vermont’s magazine ban.

Lake Monsters win McNamara Outstanding Club Award

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 5:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Lake Monsters have won the Vincent McNamara Outstanding Club Award, presented annually to a team in the New York-Penn League that best exemplifies the exceptional standards of the complete baseball franchise, including the following areas: contributions to the baseball industry, contributions to the community, long-term franchise stability, financial success of the operation, and the promotion of the baseball industry. This is the first time that the Lake Monsters have won this award, and they are now up for the John H Johnson President’s Trophy, recognizing the top team in Minor League Baseball. 

Vermont ranks 14th in renewable energy report

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 5:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to environmental activists, global carbon emissions must be halved in the next decade to avoid serious impacts from global heating, but they are still rising, even in Vermont. On a national level, some US states have seen greater improvements in reducing carbon emissions and increasing renewable output. To find the states leading the way on renewable energy, SmartAsset analyzed seven metrics including the five-year change in CO2 emissions, renewable energy as a percent of total energy production and the number of policies and incentives that support renewable energy and energy efficiency. Vermont ranked 14th on the SmartAsset list.

Seven Days wins two awards in regional media competition

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Every year the New England Newspaper and Press Association recognizes the most outstanding journalism in the region with its “Publick Occurrences” awards. Seven Days, Vermont’s free, independent newsweekly, won two — of 16 — at NENPA’s annual New England Newspaper Conference in Worcester, Mass, last week.

Technology Park signs agreement for solar power

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 5:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Technology Park Partners signed an agreement with South Ridge Solar Park, LLC to utilize clean renewable solar energy from their recently developed 500kw solar array in Middlebury, VT, which started producing electricity on 9/27/19.

Technology Park is offsetting the majority of their electricity usage at two of their buildings through a group net metering agreement. The buildings at Technology Park that are now utilizing solar are; 124 Technology Park Way and 55 Community Drive in South Burlington, VT.

Lake Champlain Chamber names additions to its board

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 4:50pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Chamber is pleased to announce that Kurt Gruendling, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, will serve as Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for the next year and Lisa Kingsbury, Interim Co-Director/Planning Relations Manager for Campus Planning Services, University of Vermont will serve as Vice Chair.

Kurt Gruendling, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

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