by Bruce Edwards Vermont Business Magazine Downtowns are the heart and soul of nearly every community – the political, commercial and cultural hub of cities and towns. The economic viability of a downtown and its positive image can feed on itself and help attract new business, even beyond the central business district.
by Bruce Edwards Vermont Business Magazine When the talk turns to economic development, industrial and commercial development top the list. But higher education is a significant economic driver in its own right. Just ask Richard Schneider, president of Norwich University.
by Bruce Edwards Vermont Business Magazine Over the years, Vermont has garnered a well-earned reputation for its quality products. At or near the top of that least is one of the state’s oldest companies – Cabot Creamery and its award winning cheeses. This year Cabot is celebrating its 100th anniversary, a milestone that eludes most businesses.
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Sanders issued the following statement on Veterans Day:
"On this Veterans Day we must renew our promise to our nation’s veterans, not just through our words but through real action. Too many of our returning service members confront homelessness, mental health issues, and even deportations. We must work together to build a society where our veterans do not have to face these injustices.
Vermont Business Magazine CityPlace Burlington developers scale back plan
As demanded by Burlington Miro Weinberger, CityPlace Burlington developers have met the city’s first set of demands to get the long-delayed project back on track. Brookfield Properties at the City Council meeting October 28th presented a new, sketched-out development plan that they say is less expensive than the $220 million plan previously proposed. The scaled back plan also drops the controversial height of the project from 17 stories to 10. It also retains the former Macy's building, which will be redeveloped as a mixed use commercial/retail/office space.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:
“For over 200 years, our veterans have answered our nation’s call to protect freedom and liberty here at home and around the world. Their commitment to our values, our people and our way of life serves as the greatest example of what it means to be American.
Vermont Business Magazine As the nation recognizes service members this Veteran’s Day, The Vermont Department of Labor wishes to highlight the workforce training and education opportunities, and resources available to veterans transitioning from a military to civilian career.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced today that his office has reviewed the officer use-of-force incident that occurred on March 11, 2019, in Burlington, Vermont. The Attorney General’s Office is declining to prosecute Burlington Police Department Officer Cory Campbell for charges related to the use of force against Douglas Kilburn. Based on the totality of the circumstances, the Office concluded that it was reasonable and justified for Officer Campbell to use force to defend himself.
Vermont Business Magazine Spot The Dog, a Vermont-based dog reflective wear company, announced today that both its “Puppy Plaid” Reversible Bandana and “The Flip” Reversible Bandana are included in this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on OprahMag.com.
Vermont Business Magazine The U.S. Department of State has recognized School for International Training with the English Language Fellow Top Producing Institution Award, which celebrates SIT’s position as the institution that has prepared the largest number of TESOL professionals to become Fellows.
Vermont Business Magazine As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, the American Red Cross recognizes those who have served our country - our veterans – and offers support to them at every step – from the time a service member takes the oath, through active duty, to their transition to becoming a veteran.