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System Integrators earns certification by Home Technology Association

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine System Integrators, a premier custom electronics and home technology integrator, has passed the rigorous requirements necessary to earn certification by the Home Technology Association. The Home Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process. 

Fairlee to get $3.6 million to upgrade water distribution system

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The town of Fairlee will receive $3.6 million from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to repair and update the water distribution system. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the USDA overall is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states. Fairlee is in Orange County.

Neale Lunderville will leave BED to run CEDO

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today appointed Neale Lunderville as interim director of the city’s Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), effective July 16, 2018. Lunderville has led Burlington Electric Department as general manager since July 2014. The mayor will ask the City Council to approve the appointment at its June 4 meeting.

Vermont gets $2.5 million in public housing grants

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s congressional delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) – Wednesday announced the allocation of more than $2.5 million in federal grants to six Vermont housing authorities to preserve, improve and develop public housing across Vermont. The grants were awarded under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Program. 

Good Citizen Challenge launches today at State House

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In 2018, we the people of the United States are deeply divided: by race, gender, socio-economic status and political affiliation. That’s true even here in Vermont, where by some accounts the legislative session was one of the most divisive in recent memory and not truly over yet. What better time to focus on the democratic values that unite us?

Speaker Johnson, advocates react to Scott's vetoes

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson and several advocacy organizations reacted to Governor Phil Scott's vetoes of several pieces of legislation Tuesday afternoon. Some, like Johnson's revealed disappointment, while others were supportive. All were strongly worded. Below are responses sent to Vermont Business Magazine soon after the governor announced his actions, which included his signing some bills into law and letting others become law without his signature.

EPA to discuss ongoing work at Elizabeth Mine Superfund site in South Strafford tonight

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Environmental Protection Agency is hosting an informational Public Meeting tonight at 7:30 pm in South Strafford to discuss ongoing clean up and construction activities at the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site expected to occur in 2018 and 2019. 

Hallquist awarded 'Game Changer' status from LGBTQ Victory Fund

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Washington, DC-based LGBTQ Victory Fund has awarded trans candidate Christine Hallquist awarded “Game Changer” status in her race for Vermont governor as a Democrat. The LGBTQ Victory Fund is the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office. On Tuesday it endorsed 24 more LGBTQ candidates, raising to 133 the total number of candidates endorsed this cycle.

Chevrolet dealers sponsor $81,000 of empathy building and prevention programs to reach over 9,500 children in VT, NY and NH

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Two Chevrolet dealership groups, North Country Chevy Dealers and Upstate NY Chevy Dealers, have taken the lead to be champions for their local school children in sponsoring $81,000 worth of empathy building and prevention programs. Thanks to their partnership with Puppets in Education, a program of non-profit Vermont Family Network in Williston, Vermont, twenty eight schools located in Chevy Dealer districts of New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont received a full day of free presentations for students in grades K-8. 

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