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Better amenities on the way for public at Waterbury Reservoir

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Eight months of work is underway to improve public access areas at the Waterbury Reservoir. The project will require temporary closures at some sites while work is underway, and will include improvements to parking lots, erosion prevention, and boat ramp upgrades. The locations include Waterbury Dam Boat Launch, Blush Hill Boat Launch and the Moscow Paddler Access. Green Mountain Power (GMP) will be doing the work as part of the company’s commitment to improving the Waterbury Dam and surrounding areas. GMP recently received a renewed license from the Federal Energy Regulation Commission to operate a hydropower generation facility at the Waterbury Dam.

'Anatomy of a Data Breach' will be dissected October 19

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Join the TechJam experts for “Anatomy of a Data Breach,” a Vermont Tech Jam panel moderated by Attorney General T.J. Donovan on Friday, October 19 at 10:15 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.). If your company has been compromised by a spear phishing attack, or by ransomware, what do you do next? In this workshop, organized by Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General, experts go step-by-step through a data breach scenario at a mid-size Vermont company and explain how to respond.

FirstLight supports Ronald McDonald House charities

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 2:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, has announced that the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region has selected FirstLight for high speed Internet, data and voice services. These new services, offered by FirstLight, will not only support the Ronald McDonald House staff but also supports the 25 families who reside at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, New York.

Union Bankshares reports 3Q 2018 earnings and dividend

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Union Bankshares, Inc (NASDAQ - UNB) today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend.  Consolidated net income for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $2.3 million, or $0.52 per share, compared to $2.4 million, or $0.53 per share, for the same period in 2017 and $7.5 million, or $1.68 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $6.5 million, or $1.46 per share for the same period in 2017.

Burlington School District to hold Town Hall for $70 million bond

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 4:36pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With a few short weeks left before Election Day, Burlington School District (BSD) is hosting a “BHS Envisioning Town Hall” on October 23rd, from 7-8:30 PM in the Burlington High School Cafeteria (BHS). The event will feature a presentation of the District’s $70 million plan to upgrade the aging and failing facility, which will be followed by a question and answer session with staff and project architects. The District also plans to show a new 3D model of the plan for the first time at the event.

Leahy presses full disclosure of Trump business ties to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 4:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont.) and eight other Democratic senators Wednesday wrote to President Donald Trump and to the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letters follow the disappearance and reported killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a resident of the United States and Washington Post journalist, whose whereabouts have been unknown since he entered a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2nd.

Pheeny named executive director of RuralEdge

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, RuralEdge, a rural regional housing non-profit organization, announced the appointment of Frances Pheeny as Executive Director. Pheeny comes to RuralEdge from Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Agency, in rural western MA, where she most recently served as the Executive Director. As head of RuralEdge (RE), Pheeny will oversee 600 housing units scattered across the 2,000 square miles of three counties comprising the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Target hits Vermont

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:34pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Target is nearly here, for the first time in Vermont. The new store at the University Mall in South Burlington, when it opens in full October 21, will complete the circuit for the Minneapolis-based retailer, which will now be in every state. And everyone in the Burlington area couldn’t be happier. Target held a VIG opening Tuesday evening, with a soft opening today. Customers are called guests. There were snacks for the VIGs. TV crews prowled the sparkling new store, interviewing customers, employees and managers.

UVM Home Health & Hospice named a top agency

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties) has been named a 2018 HomeCare Elite agency, a designation awarded to the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This year, 8,898 home health agencies were considered, resulting in Elite recognition for 2,223.

Cornucopia Institute offers organic consumers tool to fight fraud

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In response to consumer concerns after published reports of fraudulent organic grain imports flooding the American market, The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, has released a web-based Buyer's Guide that identifies brands of organic dairy products, eggs, and poultry derived from animals that are exclusively fed US-grown grains.

'A Conversation with the Ski Industry' coming October 30

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Jasmine Bigelow, Executive Director of the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, has announced the launch of a new “Community Conversation Series.”  “A groundswell of positive energy is spreading across the Valley,” noted Bigelow. “The goal of our new series is to inform and enlighten, share progress and optimism, and invigorate discussions around economic vitality in the Mad River Valley.”

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