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Steinway & Sons to open Vermont showroom in North Ferrisburgh

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Steinway & Sons, makers of the finest pianos in the world, have announced the opening of The Piano Gallery, a new piano showroom in North Ferrisburgh, which will carry and service Steinway-designed Boston and Essex grand and upright pianos. The opening of the showroom will be marked with special events during the weekend of December 7-8.

CRVT: Research news special edition on rural Vermont and demographic changes

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:08am -- Brandon

Vermont Research News Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS, working with Castleton’s Rich Clark recently conducted a comprehensive survey as part of "This Land" series. About two-thirds of Vermonters were optimistic about the future of their community but half said they would tell an 18-year-old to build their life and career elsewhere. Those in the most rural areas felt some of the biggest challenges.

UVM appoints Patty Prelock as provost

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Patty Prelock has been appointed Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Vermont. The Board of Trustees confirmed and President Suresh Garimella announced the expected appointment Monday. She was named the interim provost last April after David Rosowsky stepped down. Prelock was Garimella's choice as interim provost while he was still the president-designate under Tom Sullivan. Garimella took over as president July 1.

Gordini celebrates Mammoth’s opening weekend with a party

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:17am --

Vermont Business Magazine Last week Mammoth was packed with thousands that traveled to ski and snowboard for Opening Day, and Gordini USA celebrated by inviting everyone to a party at the Clocktower Cellar. In addition to giving partygoers a chance to raise a glass and toast the winter season, the Gordini Season Opener party raised money to benefit Protect Our Winters (POW). Shortly after the event kicked off at 7 p.m. the Clocktower was packed, and those in attendance included professional snowboarders and skiers, snow industry, media and many die-hard riders.

O’Rourke joins the White River Junction VA leadership team

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 4:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont is pleased to announce Dr. Daniel O’Rourke as the new Chief of Staff.  Dr. O’Rourke started his VA career at White River Junction in 1996 as a cardiologist and was named the Chief of Cardiology in 2004. Over the past year, he has played a major role as Acting Chief of Staff at the White River Junction VA while leadership recruited a permanent Director. He has extensive experience in clinical care, research and health care administration.

Garimella: Enhancing UVM’s value will be my highest priority

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 3:21am -- tim

by Suresh Garimella As I begin my tenure as president, I am excited and optimistic about the future of the University of Vermont. Thanks to my predecessor, Tom Sullivan, I inherit a thriving university. UVM is financially sound, its physical campus has grown strategically to meet student needs and, most important, we are on an upward trajectory. Our incoming classes regularly exceed our enrollment targets and have set records for academic quality eight years running; four-year graduation rates are at an all-time high; and 92 percent of our students are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.

State of Vermont wins two national Website awards

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 2:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The state of Vermont has won two national awards for the newly redesigned state government portal. The Davey Awards named the state of Vermont a gold winner in the Government for Websites category and a silver winner in the Best User Experience for Websites category for the new that launched in May this year. The Davey Awards annually recognize outstanding creative works in digital and print media. The awards are presented by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

Aiken: Say we won and get out

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 5:42pm -- tim

Vermont Research News In this new book, Stephen Terry details Aiken’s life and rise to prominence in the US Senate – examining how his approach to politics stems from his early life as a farmer and horticulturist in Putney, Vermont. Terry draws from historical records including original recordings of Aiken and then President Lyndon B Johnson to weave a tale that takes us through Aiken’s early life, his rapid ascendance in Vermont politics, his career as a US Senator and his evolving views of the Vietnam war. 

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center unveils plans for $30 million project

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 1:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) and M&S Development unveiled plans today for a $30 million community and economic development project that will harness charitable gifts, private investment, and public funds to expand the museum's cultural and educational offerings, draw more visitors to southern Vermont, and fill a need for new housing in downtown Brattleboro.

Welch joins 105 House members in demanding MLB back off proposal to shutter Vermont Lake Monsters, 41 others

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:02pm -- tim
Suggests Congress Examine MLB’s Lucrative Antitrust Exemption

Vermont Business Magazine Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) today joined a bipartisan group of 105 House colleagues in sending a letter to the commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) demanding that he abandon a proposal that could lead to the elimination of 42 minor league baseball teams, including the Vermont Lake Monsters.  The proposal surfaced in negotiations between MLB and Minor League Baseball over renewal of their contract that expires September 15, 2020. 

Vermont’s unemployment rate holds at 2.2 percent in October

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor released October 2019 unemployment rate today. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 2.2 percent. This reflects no change from the revised September rate. However, all the major data points were negative, with the Labor Force and Employed falling and the number of Unemployed increasing.

VSECU great idea grants open

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 9:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Do you have a great idea that can benefit Vermonters? Give your idea a boost with a Great Idea Vermont Grant! ShareYouself (SYS) and VSECU have partnered to offer two $750 grants, which are available exclusively to credit union members. VSECU members with great ideas can apply for the grant, develop their ideas, and organize their projects on the SYS platform. The ideal projects for this grant will take about six to nine months to complete. 

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