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Governor Scott announces 25 boards and commissions appointments made in August

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 3:36pm -- katie

Governor Phil Scott today announced he appointed 25 Vermonters to state boards and commissions during the month of August.

Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The Governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. All those interested in serving on a board or commission should visit the Governor’s website at to apply.

New Vermont agriculture on display at Nordic Farms

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 3:34pm -- tim

by Luke Zarzecki, Center for Research on Vermont The red-roofed barns and buildings of Charlotte’s Nordic Farms stand out against the green landscape overlooking Lake Champlain while they belie the level of innovation happening inside lately. Birds flutter across fields conspicuously missing cows. Against one long barn new silver silos gleam in the sun. They don’t contain feed for animals. Instead they hold barley, stored until it can be processed into malt and delivered to craft beer brewers around Vermont. 

Stowe Area Realty merges with KW

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 6:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Stowe Area Realty has merged with Keller Williams Vermont in South Burlington. Brian Armstrong, CEO of Keller Williams Vermont, and Ken Libby, broker and owner of Stowe Area Realty, announced the merger and formation of Stowe Area Realty Group at KW Vermont on August 27. The merger brings together a team of residential and commercial agents with over 75 years of sales and marketing experience in the real estate industry.

An open house will be held Friday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m., 1056 Mountain Road, Stowe.

Check out electric vehicles, chat with owners on Sept 21 in Grand Isle

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 6:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) representing a range of different manufacturers will be on display, and their owners will be available to discuss their experience with their cars, during Islands Electric Day on Saturday, Sept 21 in Grand Isle. The event, co-hosted by Vermont Electric Co-op and Drive Electric Vermont, will run from 10 am to 1pm at the Grand Isle School on US- Route 2. The event is part of the nation-wide Drive Electric Week.

Business Culture Consultants recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 4:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Business Culture Consultants, a Certified B Corporation, has been recognized as a 2019 Best For The World: Changemaker in recognition of their significant improvement to their overall impact on their customers, communities, the environment, and governance. B Corps that earn the designation as a “Changemakers” set a gold standard for managing and improving your business’ social and environmental impact over time.

Vermont AG joins coalition asking court to block refusal-of-care rule

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 4:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan today joined a coalition of 26 public jurisdictions and health care providers in filing a motion for summary judgment, requesting that the US District Court for the Southern District of New York block the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) refusal-of-care rule. The rule seeks to expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide medically necessary health care services on the basis of a business' or an employee’s own “religious beliefs or moral convictions.”

City of Winooski awarded $400K VTrans bicycle and pedestrian grant

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The City of Winooski is proud to announce that the Vermont Department of Transportation (VTrans) has awarded the City $400,000 through their Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program. Administered through the VTrans Municipal Assistance Bureau (MAB), the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program exists to improve access and safety for people walking and bicycling through the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects.


Weekly unemployment claims go very, very low

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment numbers fell again last week to a very low level and the lowest in memory. Summer usually brings low claim levels. Initial claims for the week of August 31, 2019, totaled 205, down 57 from last week. Claims are 129 fewer than they were at this time last year. Altogether 2,768 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 480 from a week ago, and 253 fewer than a year ago.