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Newport and Bennington awarded over $42,000 in AARP community challenge grants

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:52am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including two recipients right here in Vermont. A total of nearly $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. In Vermont, grants totaling more than $42,000 were awarded to the cities of Newport and Bennington for specific community development projects in those communities.

Vermont teacher up for $1 million excellence prize

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A Vermont high school skilled trades teacher is among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Baxter Weed, a teacher at Cold Hollow Career Center in Enosburg Falls, and his skilled trades program, are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.

Hazelett to celebrate 100 years on Thursday

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Hazelett has been designing and manufacturing continuous casting machines for the global metal industries for 100 years. Hazelett technology is used in metal manufacturing processes worldwide to cast aluminum, copper, zinc, and lead into metal strip and bar used to create countless products. Today, over 100 Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machines are operating in more than 24 countries. Hazelett will celebrate its century of manufacturing on Thursday at its Colchester plant.

Pelletier: Winter is coming

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:42am -- tim

by John Pelletier, Director of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College On July 10, 2019, Fitch, a major credit agency, reduced Vermont’s bond rating. This was expected, after Moody’s, another large credit agency reduced Vermont’s bond rating in October 2018. Both rating agencies have the same concerns about Vermont and it’s economy.  As a result, future state and municipal borrowings costs will increase.

Mt Philo Inn awarded 2018 TripAdvisor certificate of excellence

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 2:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The locally owned and operated Mt Philo Inn in Charlotte has been awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Sixth annual Do Good Fest raises $50,000 for cancer patients

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine National Life’s sixth annual Do Good Fest attracted an estimated 10,000 people on Saturday and raised $50,000 for cancer patients. With this year’s $50,000 donation, Branches of Hope, the cancer patient fund at Central Vermont Medical Center, has received a total of $185,000 in contributions from the Do Good Fest since 2014. Patients who may be out of work while undergoing cancer treatment can draw money from the fund to help cover bills and unexpected expenses.

Aspenti partners with Northwestern Medical for Drugs of Abuse testing

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Aspenti Health will now provide confirmation urine toxicology testing for Northwestern Medical Center (NMC). Northwestern Medical Center is recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This type of recognition showcases Northwestern Medical Center's strength as a vital and valued community resource.

RRMC to 'Top Off' new Huebner medical office building

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rutland Regional Medical Center is celebrating a milestone in the construction phase of the new Thomas W Huebner Medical Office Building, with a “topping off” event to place one of the final beams on the structure. The beam will be painted white, and available for physicians, nurses, staff, volunteers, construction teams, and community members to sign later this week.

Public Safety Commissioner Anderson to step down at end of July

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and Commissioner of Public Safety Thomas D. Anderson announced today that Commissioner Anderson will be stepping down on July 31. During Commissioner Anderson’s tenure, which began in January 2017, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been central to many of Governor Scott’s priority initiatives, including enhancing school safety, reducing supply of narcotics as part of the state’s comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic and streamlining the permitting and licensure process, while upholding public safety standards. Anderson has also focused on establishing and fostering strong relationships with federal and local law enforcement, and with Vermont’s career and volunteer firefighters and first responders.