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Cotton Brook Road reopens four months after landslide

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Four months after a major landslide significantly impacted access to a popular recreation area in Mount Mansfield State Forest, Cotton Brook Road in Waterbury has reopened. While initial assessments of the landslide area have determined that the road can be opened for public recreation, officials with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) caution that continued observation and a new management strategy will be necessary to ensure public safety.

Superstar rocks the snowmaking at Killington

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Killington Resort began blowing snow Friday night on Rime and the headwall of Superstar with plans to continue as temperatures allow. It’s official; The Beast is awake! The HomeLight Killington Cup returns to Vermont November 29-December 1, featuring the best female alpine skiers in the world racing on Killington’s world-class snow, including Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin.

Rutland/untimely death MV incident

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 7:13pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On October 5th 2019, at approximately 1040 hours, Troopers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Tinmouth Rd in the Town of Danby.  Upon arrival, Troopers determined a vehicle being operated by Jennifer Redding had gone off the road and struck several small trees before coming to a stop.  Witnesses described the vehicle operating erratically for a short time just prior to leaving the roadway.  There was minimal damage to the vehicle.  First responders found Redding unconscious and not breathing in the driver seat.  She appeared to have sustained n

Vermont Works for Women to hold 21st Women Can Do conference

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 3:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Works for Women announces its 21st annual Women Can Do conference, taking place at Vermont Technical Center in Randolph on October 17, 2019.  Up to 500 high school girls from across the state will participate in dozens of hands-on activities designed to expose them to highly attainable careers considered non-traditional for women. These include jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and the skilled trades. Press is invited to make arrangements to visit Women Can Do at any point during the conference (8:30am – 2:30pm).

September 2019 News in Brief

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 11:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine F-35s finally arrive in Vermont; Mary Powell to leave GMP, Mari McClure to become CEO Jan 1; GMCB holds hospital budgets under targets, total increase 4.3%; GMP rates increase 2.7 percent; Burlington International Airport awarded $15.9M for taxiway; General Fund taxes missed goals in August; Unemployment rate holds at 2.1 percent, labor force falls; Marlboro College and Bridgeport end merger discussions; and more...

Good switch for Switchback

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 9:33am -- tim

Small Business Administration In February 2017, the two owners and co-founders of one of the most popular breweries in Vermont sold their business. It was significant news throughout Vermont because the brewery was not sold to an out-of-state entrepreneur or “Big Beer,” but to the employees. Bill Cherry and Jeff Neiblum sold 100 percent of Switchback Brewing Company to the Switchback employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. 

Bennington Chamber donates $1,000 in Lindy Lynch name to Cancer Crusaders

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 5:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce will donate $1,000 in the name of Lindy Lynch to the local Cancer Center Community Crusaders. Lindy Lynch passed away in early August after a long battle with cancer. Before her passing, Lynch was chair of the Garlicfest, as the festival is otherwise known as, for the past 12 years.  Lindy is credited, along with her team of Garlicfest Captains, for growing the Garlicfest over 260% in those years. It is the main fundraiser and event for the Chamber.  Lindy also served on the board of directors for the Chamber and was a Past President of the board.