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Washington County Economic Report: Downtowns garner much of the economic development focus

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 3:07pm -- katie

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.

Sanders statement on Veterans Day

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 1:18pm -- katie

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.

NewsBriefs for November

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 9:59am -- katie

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.

Department of Labor highlights career opportunities for veterans during National Apprenticeship Week

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 9:54am -- katie

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. 

Sears to close Umall store

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 3:56pm -- katie
Vermont Business Magazine Sears parent company Transform has announced the closing of 96 Sears and Kmart stores including the Umall location on Dorset St in So Burlington. Here is the press release announcing their decision and a list of all closures.

AG Donovan announces conclusion of review of use-of-force incident involving Burlington police officer

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 3:10pm -- katie

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.

Spot The Dog's reflective wear selected as one of this year's Oprah's favorite Things

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:52am -- katie

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

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