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Jim and Lisa Myers honored by SBA for family business

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 4:15am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine A local family-owned business is being recognized by the federal government for its 40 years of growth. DJ's Tree Service, owned and operated by Jim and Lisa Myers, has been named the 2019 Vermont Family-Owned Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration. The company is one of the largest professional tree care, removal and restoration services in northern Vermont and the Burlington area.

Vermont Precision Tools to hold eighth train-to-hire program

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:28pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Precision Tools (VPT), the Swanton manufacturer of high quality precision tools used in the automotive, medical and aeronautic industries, and Vermont HITEC, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to high-quality workforce development, are accepting applications for the latest advanced manufacturing program that will lead to guaranteed full time jobs with Vermont Precision Tools upon successful completion. Up to 12 selected participants will attend a 4-week program starting July 29th, 2019 with employment beginning August 26th.

Twin River Health Center expands services in WRJ

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:15pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Renovations are currently underway at Twin River Health Center in downtown White River Junction to accommodate expanded patient services. Effective June 3, Twin River, part of the Gifford Health Care network, will offer physical therapy and podiatry in addition to the urology services currently offered at the location. Most significant among the planned changes is the move of Advance Physical Therapy, a Gifford clinic in Wilder, to Twin River Health Center.

Welch advocates for crackdown on explosion of unwanted and predatory robocalls

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 3:01pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine At a Burlington airport press conference today, Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) unveiled legislation moving through Congress that will crack down on unwanted and often predatory robocalls. Welch was joined at the press conference by Attorney General TJ Donovan and Kathryn Ottinger of Shelburne, a Vermont senior being bombarded with daily robocalls.

Norwich University graduates 444 in historic bicentennial commencement ceremony

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:12pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University celebrated commencement during its 200th year of educating citizen soldiers in service to the nation with a ceremony on Saturday, May 11, in Shapiro Field House, in which 444 students graduated from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program. At a 2 p.m. ceremony, New York Times best-selling author and historian Alex Kershaw, who penned “Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University,” gave the commencement address to the Class of 2019 in Norwich’s bicentennial year.

American Lung Association raises awareness of #1 cancer killer

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:12pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine The American Lung Association and its LUNG FORCE initiative is turning the country turquoise during National Women’s Lung Health Week (May 12-18) to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer of women in the US. Communities across the State of Vermont, including staff at the Vermont Lung Center, will be dressing in Turquoise for Turquoise Takeovers, as landmarks throughout the country will be illuminated in  the signature color of LUNG FORCE.

Challenge prejudice, welcome immigrants, use voting power, Saint Michael’s commencement speaker Korematsu tells graduates

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:52am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Americans have the moral imperative to challenge prejudice courageously, welcome immigrants and understand that voting is a privilege and power to be used for good, 2019 Commencement speaker Karen Korematsu told Saint Michael’s College’s graduates on Sunday morning, May 12, in the Ross Sports Center.

Local businesses and chamber launch the Remember SVC Project

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:27am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine A group of concerned business owners and operators in Bennington have been working with the local Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce to pull together a multi-effort project to provide financial support for staff and faculty of Southern Vermont College. In early March of this year the Southern Vermont College trustees determined there was “no way forward” for the college because of enrollment decline and debt. Therefore the college announced its closure by the end of this spring semester.

CVMC celebrates Nurses Week with Rose Black, LNA Excellence awards

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:01am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Families and staff congratulated recipients of the 18th annual Rose Black Nursing Excellence and seventh annual LNA Excellence in Clinical Practice awards during Nurses Week celebrations at The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin on May 9. The awards were presented by Matthew Choate, Chief Nursing Officer, as well as leaders and colleagues who work alongside the recipients.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to participate in 529 Day celebration

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:11am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Research shows that children with college savings accounts are three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate than children without accounts. Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) in Bennington, will participate in a statewide initiative to encourage college savings. It’s called 529 Day, after the 529 college savings plan, and it happens on May 29.

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