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Weekly unemployment claims slide down

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 5:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment numbers fell last week as claims recede after a steep spike, which is typical for the end of school. Summer usually then brings low claim levels. Initial claims for the week of July 6, 2019, totaled 538, down 65 from last week. Claims were 68 more than they were at this time last year.

Killington Resort announces new executive team members

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:02am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and part of POWDR, announced the advancement of Amy Laramie as director of communications, events and special projects, Dave Beckwith as director of snow sports and Jordan Spear as director of marketing, sales and reservations. Amy, Dave and Jordan succeed Director of Sales & Marketing, Rob Megnin, and Director of Special Projects, Tracy Taylor - both recently retired. Amy, Dave and Jordan will lead their teams who are primarily responsible for driving growth in mountain sport participation and visits. They join the executive team in the midst major transformation at Killington and Pico, both of which are set to reimagine the guest experience.

GMP President and CEO Mary Powell's statement on Vermont’s progress promoting electric vehicles

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 9:17am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell joined Governor Phil Scott, members of his administration and other energy leaders today at a news conference highlighting state efforts to expand the adoption of electric vehicles and further the electrification of Vermont’s transportation sector to reduce carbon. Powell issued the following statement in support of the state’s work:

Ready for sustainable transportation: REV applauds Governor's transportation initiatives

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 7:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) joined Governor Phil Scott at today’s press conference on vehicle electrification and offered the following statement.

“Recognizing the need for lower cost and carbon free transportation solutions, the Governor smartly proposed the State’s first incentive for electric vehicles and continued investments in necessary public charging stations.  As one of the only states in New England without a statewide customer incentive for EVs, Vermont needed this to get back on track.

SBA to host regulatory roundtable in Burlington July 18

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 4:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Thursday, July 18, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Burlington, Vt., at Hilton Burlington – 60 Battery Street. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The purpose of this event is to gain valuable insight into which specific federal regulatory burdens present the biggest barriers to small business growth.

Rabbit Hill Inn ranked best in Northeast

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 2:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP) Travel + Leisure has announced the World's Best Awards 2019, revealing the top travel destinations and companies in the US and around the globe. The Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont, was rated the Best Resort Hotel in the Northeast. Results of this 24th annual readers' survey, in which discerning Travel + Leisure readers rated their experiences, are now featured on and span over 90 category lists, including worldwide rankings.

Stone Environmental accepts ACEC-VT Engineering Excellence Award for Oak Street neighborhood project

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:04pm -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine In June, Stone Environmental accepted an Engineering Excellence Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont (ACEC-VT) for an innovative green stormwater infrastructure design and implementation project for the Oak Street drainage area in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.


Leahy, Feinstein, Durbin: ICE should not separate families during upcoming ICE raids

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 4:36pm -- katie

. . . Senators Demand To Know Whether Family Separations Will Occur During Upcoming Immigration Raids

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), joined by fellow Appropriators Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) – who also serve as the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, respectively – Thursday sent an urgent letter to the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement requesting confirmation whether family separations have been approved as part of the upcoming ICE raids. 

Governor Scott details initiatives to increase electric vehicles in Vermont

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 1:16pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today detailed efforts to increase electric vehicle use in Vermont as part of the state’s emissions reduction goals.

“Electrifying the transportation sector will help clean the air and keep millions of dollars within our economy,” said Governor Scott. “While more work needs to be done, Vermont has taken strong steps toward a renewable transportation sector. Accelerating vehicle electrification will continue to be a priority of my Administration.”