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Mobis seeking applicants for the 2018-2019 Vermont Mentoring Grants

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:46am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Mobius is excited to announce the start of the 2018-2019 Vermont Mentoring Grants application process. These annual grants are designed to support new and existing mentoring programs in Vermont that match adult volunteers as mentors for youth mentees (ages 5-22) in long-term, one-to-one, quality-based mentoring relationships.

The Vermont Mentoring Grants have traditionally been made possible through support from the A.D. Henderson Foundation, the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, and the Vermont Department for Children and Families. During the 2017-2018 grant year, Mobius and its three funding partners awarded 31 grants, totaling more than $333,000, to support more than 100 new and existing mentoring program sites, and more than 1,800 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain to participate in Blue Star Museums

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:40am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Recently, ECHO announced its participation in the 9th annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Vermont FPR distributes portable skidder bridges to logging contractors

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) assisted recently with the distribution of portable skidder bridges that were constructed at Fontaine Lumber in East Montpelier. Skidder bridges are portable structures logging operators use to minimize disturbance when transporting equipment and logs over streams. These bridges are being made available to logging contractors as part of the Department’s continued effort to protect water quality on timber harvest sites and to make it easier for logging contractors to do their work responsibly.

Hartland Elementary School celebrates winning solar tracker

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:24am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Hartland Elementary School will be celebrating their big Way to Go! School Challenge win from last fall, an AllEarth Renewables Solar Tracker, with a ribbon cutting on May 22 at 1:45. About 9,000 students, faculty and staff participated in last fall's Way to Go! School Challenge from 48 schools across the state. There was a 23% increase in school participation from 2016. Hartland Elementary was one of the schools that met the 50 percent participation criteria to be eligible to win the Solar Tracker.

What is hazardous waste and what can you do about it?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 3:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine When people hear the words 'hazardous waste,' they may think of high-profile large industrial disasters, but in reality, most hazardous wastes are materials we are all familiar with, such as unused paint and solvents, oily wastes like shop rags, and strong acids and bases used in cleaning. This Spring, the Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting a series of micro-trainings to help towns and businesses learn how to identify, manage, and minimize generation of common hazardous wastes.

Logic Supply hardware demonstrates Amazon's Greengrass with ML inference at IoT World 2018.

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 4:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Global Industrial PC company Logic Supply, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), will begin offering their customers the option to pre-install AWS Greengrass with machine learning (ML) Inference on its ‘AWS Greengrass Compatible’ hardware platforms with an eye toward making Internet of Things (IoT) development easier, faster, and more efficient.

Burlington Greenway re-opens, ready for Marathon

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront has reopened the Phase 2b portion of the Burlington Greenway, from North Beach to Shore Road, ahead of schedule. That means the entire Burlington section of the Island Line Trail is fully open to all users (please be advised to check the Town of Colchester and/or Local Motion for the most recent conditions on the Causeway, which sustained significant damage in a wind storm in early May).

Study: Vermonters talk fast, a lot and politely

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 3:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermonters talk a lot on the phone, and fast, but they're also pretty polite about it, except maybe for a bit of potty language, a new study reveals. Marchex (NASDAQ: MCHX), a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers, has released findings from a new speech pattern study based on more than 6.8 million calls placed by consumers to businesses across the United States. Marchex Institute insights reveal how conversation patterns vary and empower businesses to optimize valuable phone interactions with customers.

Sanders to hold Veterans Town Hall and Resource Fair on Saturday at Norwich U, 10 am

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a Veterans Town Hall and Resource Fair on Saturday at Norwich University. The event will highlight national, statewide and local resources for Vermont veterans and their families. The event will begin at 10 am with coffee, networking and a veterans’ resource fair. At 11 am, Sanders will address the attendees, touching on national veterans’ issues. He will be joined by Matthew Shuman, who is a US Army veteran and national legislative director for The American Legion. There will also be a panel discussion with Vermont representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, The American Legion, Vermont Veterans Outreach Program and the VA.

2018 Leonine legislative wrap up, so far

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:51pm -- tim

TANGO AND CASH

Leonine Public Affairs It takes two to tango and right now the governor and legislature are engaged in a serious political dance. Their differences are mainly about cash--what the state spends through the budgeting process and what it raises through taxes. While the budget and tax bill both received overwhelming support in the House and Senate, the governor continues to hold a firm line on his no new taxes or fees pledge.

Scott: F-35 mission essential to the state’s economy, security and future of VTANG

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement regarding Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s testimony before the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. “After a national search, Vermont’s Air National Guard was the third unit to be assigned to the F-35 mission, and the only National Guard unit. Vermont is very proud our National Guard would stand out in such a competent and crowded field."

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