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Harbour Industries receives DOD qualification

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Harbour Industries LLC, a Marmon | Berkshire Hathaway company announced Wednesday they have achieved qualification to MIL-DTL-25038/3 from the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency. With a continuous operating temperature rating up to 260 C AeroPOWER Firezone M25038/3 wire and cable are high-temp solutions for harsh environments such as aircraft engines.

Vermont Plank Flooring moves to solar energy

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Plank Flooring is one of those businesses that seems quintessentially “Vermont.” Family-owned for three generations, VPF is hidden in plain sight right off of Putney Road in Brattleboro. VPF uses selectively cut, sustainably harvested wood that is “as local as possible” to create wide plank, hardwood flooring for customers all over the country.

Vermont dairy farmers recognized for high quality milk

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 9:18am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Dairy Industry Association (VDIA), in partnership with the A. Pizzagalli Family Farm Fund, has announced the 2020 Vermont Milk Quality Awards. Traditionally presented at the Vermont Farm Show each year, the 2021 awards were announced on the UVM Extension program “Across the Fence” Wednesday, recognizing the dairy farmers who produced Vermont's best quality milk in 2020.

Public invited to join free online composting summit in May

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 5:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Next month, the Composting Association of Vermont and the Agency of Natural Resources will be hosting the Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS). This event will bring together leaders and learners from across the state to discuss creative ways to keep organics out of the trash and transform organics into valuable products. The free online Summit is a great opportunity for anyone interested in how Vermont communities and organizations manage their food scraps successfully and overcome challenges.

Green Lantern Solar helps ski industry hit hard by pandemic

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 4:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Recent news articles (Vermont tourism industry out $700 million already) have highlighted the financial blow that Vermont’s ski resorts felt this winter. Nonetheless, through Vermont’s robust net metering program, Green Lantern Solar has helped keep the economic engines running at various Vermont resorts including Sugarbush, Mount Snow, Smugglers' Notch and Pico, and will do so for 20 years.

Cold storage brings increased capacity to hunger relief

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 4:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Intervale Center and the Vermont Foodbank are partnering to construct a cold storage building onsite at the Intervale Center to store gleaned and rescued produce for donation. The produce stored will come primarily from the gleaning of the Intervale’s tenant farms as well as from the People’s Farm, which was started by the Intervale Center last year in response to growing food insecurity in the community.

Green Up Vermont receives $65,000 from CSWD

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 4:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) has announced that the first Supplemental Environmental Project for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is approved. The first project is in partnership with Green Up Vermont, which orchestrates Vermont's annual Green Up Day each year. Green Up Vermont will receive $64,616 from CSWD, which will help fund the organization's 2021 and 2022 Green Up Days.

Vermont Ag Hall of Fame is now open for 2021 nominations

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

Vermont Business Magazine This year the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrates 19 years of honoring farmers, producers and people dedicated to supporting Vermont’s working landscape. Nominations will be accepted in three categories: Emerging Leaders, Ag Innovators, and The Lifetime Achievement Award. Who is eligible? Anyone who is significantly contributing to farming in Vermont – whether they own or work on a farm, or provide direct support. Individuals, partners, families and collectives – including members of the farmworker community – are candidates, all vital to growing Vermont’s food, fiber and fuel.

Farmers, food producers to offer virtual behind-the-scenes look at Vermont Ag

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 3:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine #Farm24VT, a social media celebration of agriculture, food, and dairy in Vermont, is set for May 12 at 5 am and will run for a full twenty-four hours. Vermont farmers, agribusinesses, food producers, and others in the agricultural community will be sharing photos, videos, and stories to show the passion, hard work, and commitment that goes into growing and producing food. All of the posts will include the #Farm24VT hashtag so members of the public throughout the region can easily find them.

VDH COVID-19 Update: Part-time Vermonters can sign up for shots April 29

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 4:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health is reporting today 73 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death for 243 statewide. Cases are trending down, especially among younger Vermonters. Regional cases are also declining. On April 29, vaccine registration will open to college students who are residents of another state and do not intend to stay in Vermont for the summer, as well as to people who live part of the year in Vermont. This opportunity will be based on the vaccine supply we receive from the federal government. Governor Scott believes that the CDC will resume distribution of the Johns & Johnson vaccine soon. An announcement on that could come as early as Friday evening.

Secretary Condos announces 2020 General Election audit

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 3:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the date and towns included in the post-election audit of 2020 Vermont General Election results, which will occur on Wednesday, April 28th at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier, starting at 9am. Seven randomly selected voting precincts will be included in this year’s audit: Brandon, Pownal, Randolph, South Burlington (Chittenden 7-4), Topsham, Warren and Worcester. Six of these seven towns use optical scan tabulators for the tabulation of election results, and one town (Topsham) uses hand count procedures.

State releases Coronavirus Relief Fund Transparency Dashboards

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 3:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Department of Finance and Management announced today the publication of two interactive State of Vermont Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Transparency Dashboards. The dashboards detail how the State of Vermont allocated and expended the $1.25 billion in CRF funds in support of individuals, families, vulnerable populations, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.