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Milk Money Vermont announces Local Maverick LLC crowdfunding campaign

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine MILK MONEY VERMONT, an equity crowdfunding portal for Vermonters, announces its first 2021 campaign from LOCAL MAVERICK LLC. Vermonters will have the opportunity to learn more about and invest in the Local Maverick campaign via the Milk Money platform. Milk Money Vermont offers a unique opportunity for “impact investing” since a dollar invested in a local business generates potential financial return as well as tangible social return on investment. By investing in a local business such as Local Maverick, wealth will be circulated and help build a stronger community that will foster new relationships between businesses and community members.

BMAC hosts artist, curator, and poet celebrating positive Black identity

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 3:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The creative team responsible for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) exhibit “Children of the Sun”—artist Jennifer Mack-Watkins, curator David Rios Ferreira, and poet fayemi shakur—will discuss the exhibit in a free Zoom presentation hosted by BMAC on Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. To register, visit “Children of the Sun” celebrates the beauty, importance, and complexity of positive representation of African American children.

Scott chooses not to veto school health benefits bill

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 5:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced that he allowed the school employee health care bill, passed by the General Assembly, to become law without his signature. This typically happens when the governor disagrees with some aspects of a bill but chooses not to veto it. In this case Scott objected to an arbiter's decision for which there was a lack of transparency and which will result in higher school costs and therefore what he estimates will be higher taxes, on the order of $ million to $30 million.

Former US Attorney Christina Nolan to join Sheehey Furlong & Behm

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 4:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Christina E Nolan, former United States Attorney and longtime federal and state prosecutor, will join Vermont law firm Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC, as a shareholder and director. Nolan starts at the firm on April 15th and will focus on complex civil litigation, defense of government enforcement actions, False Claims Act defense and enforcement, white collar and serious felony criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations. Nolan has tried more than a dozen cases to juries, regularly handled evidentiary hearings before federal and state trial courts, and appeared several times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Vermont Business Roundtable appoints Seth Bowden president

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 4:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont Business Roundtable (Roundtable) Board of Directors announced that Seth Bowden, Executive Vice President at Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC), will become the next president of the organization. Bowden will assume the role from Lisa Ventriss who retires this year after 19 years leading the Roundtable. 

Report shows how electrifying Vermont’s buildings could transform energy system

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont could see a critical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and gas usage if it electrifies all of its buildings during the next 30 years. The study, Electric Buildings: Repowering Homes and Businesses for Our Health and Environment, found that completely repowering Vermont’s homes and businesses with electricity by 2050 is expected to result in emissions reductions of 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide -- equal to taking over 230,000 cars off the road.

Cabot to launch line of Mac & Cheese with local investor

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Alpine Summit Capital Partners (ASCP), a Vermont-based private equity firm launched in 2018 to leverage brands’ value into new categories, is investing in a new company, Vermont Cheese Products, Inc (VCPI). The first license by VCPI covers a line of specially branded consumer snack products under the Cabot brand, held by Agri-Mark, the Northeast’s premier dairy cooperative with more than 800 farm family members.

Fran Tobin joins VPR & Vermont PBS as VP of People & Culture

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the appointment of Fran Tobin as Vice President of People & Culture. Tobin brings to this newly created position more than two decades of experience in human resource management in the private, public and education sectors, including executive level management, strategic program management, training and employee development, and organizational development.

Vermont AOT announces restart of Amtrak and inter-city transit service

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Transportation Thursday announced that Amtrak passenger rail service and inter-city bus service in Vermont will resume effective July 19, 2021. Governor Scott indicated at a recent press conference that he expected service to resume this summer. It was suspended in Vermont at the beginning of the pandemic last year. The Vermont Amtrak routes are among the last to restart.

SBA to open Shuttered Venue Operators Grants applications at noon today

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 10:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Small Business Administration will officially open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today, April 8, 2021 at 12 pm EDT for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief, as those eligible entities are some of the first that had to shutter their doors a year ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.