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Vermont second best in new report using cash flow data as indicator for economic health

Mon, 03/02/2009 - 9:19am -- tim

Cortera, a premier provider of collections and credit insight for commercial enterprises, today released compelling data that assesses the overall economic health of a region based on how well companies are paying their suppliers. Cortera's database tracks 18 million public and private companies in the United States based on thousands of trade payment contributors and contains over $250 billion in accounts receivable information. This analysis, which can be accessed at, revealed the following:

Senator Sanders and General Dubie announce $5 mil solar project

Mon, 03/02/2009 - 9:10am -- tim

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced a $5 million grant for the Vermont National Guard that could result in the largest solar energy project in the state and one of the largest in New England.
“This project will not only help the Vermont National Guard reduce its electric bill and carbon footprint, but will be a major step forward in moving our state toward a greener economy which relies more and more on sustainable energy,” Sanders said.

CCTA offers business- and employee-friendly commuter program

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 12:37pm -- tim

Brutal economic times spur resourcefulness and innovation, two attributes that aptly describe Smart Business, a new commuting program from the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) that delivers savings incentives to savvy employers and their employees.
Through the Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21), the federal government provides financial incentives to encourage more workers to commute with public transportation, through programs like Smart Business.

Susan Murray: First Family Lawyer of the Year in Burlington

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 12:08pm -- tim

Susan Murray of Langrock, Sperry & Wool has been named as the first ever Burlington Family Lawyer of the Year. She received this honor from Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, because her fellow attorneys in the area of family law consistently rate her at the top of the field. Murray, a graduate of Smith College and the New York University School of Law, has been with Langrock for 25 years. In addition to her work in the areas of family law and estate planning, she is well known for her role in the Baker v.

Mack Molding works with Efficiency Vermont to install 2,100 energy efficient fixtures

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 7:06am -- tim

Mack Molding of Arlington has demonstrated its commitment to the triple-bottom line – people, planet and profit – by installing more than 2,100 energy-efficient lighting fixtures in its southern Vermont manufacturing facilities. The comprehensive lighting project is one of the 10 largest energy-saving projects completed by a Vermont company in partnership with Efficiency Vermont.

Leahy and Douglas present The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Workshop

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 6:50am -- tim

Wondering how your business, municipality, organization, or non-profit could benefit from the recently enacted economic recovery bill? Interested in how the stimulus bill might help you buy a home or impact your family's bottom line this year? U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor James Douglas, the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) invite you to attend a FREE workshop that will help Vermonters understand selected programs included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Thomas MacLeay elected to the board of Union Mutual of Vermont Companies

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 6:39am -- tim

John H. Josh Fitzhugh, president and chief executive officer of Union Mutual of Vermont Companies, announced today that Thomas H. MacLeay has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company and New England Guaranty Insurance Company, Inc.
MacLeay is the chairman of the board of National Life Group and recently retired as National Life s president and CEO after a 32-year career with the company.

Senator Shumlin & Speaker Smith Announce Balanced Frameworkfor Building a 21st Century Government

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 10:41am -- admin

Montpelier, Vt. Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin today announced a balanced budget framework for building a 21st Century government and asked Senate and House committees to evaluate structural changes that will enable the state to do more with less.