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Scott announces planning grants to municipalities to jump-start local innovation and vitality

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 4:09pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced $468,552 in Municipal Planning Grant awards at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Of the 51 municipalities that applied, 31 towns and cities will receive planning grants to develop solutions that address local community issues. The Governor highlighted three planning grants awarded within in Washington County: Berlin, Middlesex and Waitsfield. Berlin is working to create a new, mixed-use and walkable town center in the area encompassing the Berlin Mall and the Central Vermont Medical Center. Middlesex and Waitsfield are also pursuing projects to create lively, walkable and economically vibrant town centers.

Town of Hardwick 'Yellow Barn' receives $900,000 grant from VCDP

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Town of Hardwick has been awarded a $900,000 implementation grant from the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) for the purpose of developing an $8.6 million agribusiness accelerator and corporate campus. Commissioner Josh Hanford of the Dept. of Housing and Community Development said that "the Community Development Block Grant awarded through VCDP will support the creation of new jobs in the growing agricultural and agritourism economy of the greater Hardwick region."


Mack Molding celebrating 100th anniversary

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mack Molding, based in Arlington, Vermont, is making history as it prepares to celebrate a century of service to its customers. Founded in Little Falls, NJ, in 1920, Mack originally manufactured bottle caps and the first ever plastic part used in a commercial product for the Otis Elevator Company. Today, Mack is a leading custom plastic injection molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services to a range of industries, including medical, industrial, transportation, energy and environment, computer and business equipment, consumer goods, robotics and 3D printing.

Meeting Vermont’s transportation energy goals will benefit our health

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A recent study by the Vermont Department of Health shows that transportation and energy policies are more important to your health than you might think. The Health Department’s analysis of transportation-related health benefits found that changes in how we use transportation in Vermont can not only reduce greenhouse gases, but could also prevent 2,000 early deaths and save $1.1 billion in health care costs and lost productivity.

Vermont Open 2020 at Stratton March 13-15

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Open is taking place at Stratton March 13-15. Described as an event designed for snowboarders, by snowboarders, this event celebrates the roots of snowboarding on Southern Vermont's highest peak. Participants can register for the Roots Package to be entered into all four events. The Rail Jam, Retro Pipe, All Snow, and the new two-day Banked Slalom make up the event schedule for this season. Alternatively, participants can register for single events, space permitting as each event has a maximum number of participants.

Ag Agency employs blockchain tech for 2020 hemp registration season

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) recently finalized a strategic contract with Vermont based company Trace, to utilize the company’s blockchain-based platform with a secure soil-to-shelf hemp registration, licensing and enforcement tracking system.  This first-in-the-nation hemp tracking system will allow the Agency to assist Vermont’s hemp growers and processors with the rapid expansion of the hemp marketplace.

Burton Snowboards selects NewStore for digital transformation

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine NewStore, the first to provide Omnichannel-as-a-Service, today announced that Burlington, Vermont-based Burton Snowboards will implement the NewStore Omnichannel Platform in all of its stores globally. NewStore will leverage its partnership with Salesforce to connect into Salesforce Commerce Cloud, giving Burton a single unified platform to manage ecommerce, customers, transactions, store operations and inventory management.​