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Funding available for organizations in Bennington County through the opportunity fund for Southshire Youth

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 1:15pm -- katie

Funding is now available for organizations and projects in Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford through the Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth at the Vermont Community Foundation. The fund awards grants up to $4,000 for creative and effective initiatives that support, educate, and empower Bennington area youth, particularly low-income and disadvantaged youth, to be engaged and successful in school, work, community, and life. Nonprofits, schools, and grassroots organizations with a fiscal sponsor are encouraged to apply.

Bullrock Solar collaborates with The UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center and The UVM Medical Center

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:18am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Bullrock Solar, The UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center and The University of Vermont Medical Center announced that through a collaborative effort and a renewable initiative, The UVMHN Porter Medical Center will be the beneficary of an 800-kilowatt solar field developed and constructed by Bullrock Solar and located in Addison, VT. Outgoing UVMHN Porter Medical Center President, Dr. Fred Kniffin has led this initiative to reduce the environment footprint of the hospital.

VYCC honored with Annette Compton Fiertz Award

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In June, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)’s was honored by the Woodstock community with the Annette Compton Fiertz Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals or organizations that advance the Woodstock Trails Partnership goals of trail stewardship, outreach and education, volunteerism, and partnership development that supports and enhances the Woodstock trail network. 

BioTek to be sold for $1.165 billion

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:01am -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Winooski-based BioTek Instruments Inc, will be acquired by Agilent Technologies of Santa Clara, CA, for $1.165 billion, or a whopping seven times annual revenues. BioTek CEO Briar Alpert made the announcement this morning. The deal between BioTek, a life-science tool and software firm, and Agilent (AJ-i-lent), with whom they’ve partnered, will close during the fourth quarter of this year.

Vermont Fresh Network dinner celebrates 23 years

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 6:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) invites the public to a delicious tour through Vermont’s finest food and beverages at their 23rd Annual Forum Dinner on Sunday, August 4. Vermont’s chefs and farmers will gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to prepare a grazing dinner celebrating local food. Hosted in the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, guests begin the evening with a 5 p.m. cocktail hour when the courtyard is filled with local food producers offering food and beverage tastings. The cocktail hour participants reflect Vermont’s continued leadership in food and drink, from award winning Vermont cheese and beer to products that use maple in unique ways from sparkling water to infused syrup with locally-foraged mint for cocktails.

12th Annual Tour de Farms bike ride through Charlotte, Ferrisburgh and Vergennes

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 3:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine ACORN’s 12th annual Tour de Farms, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, is returning to Vergennes, Charlotte and Ferrisburgh. On Saturday, September 21, riders will be welcomed at Adam’s Berry Farm, Boundbrook Farm, Brenderwalk Farm Stand, Nea Tocht Farm, Pelkey's Blueberries / Charlotte Village Winery and Philo Ridge Farm for a day full of fresh flavors. The tour features a 30-mile route, as well as a shorter, family-friendly 10-mile route for those who prefer a more relaxed adventure.

Berkshire Bank receives Social Responsibility Award

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 2:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Berkshire Bank, with branches in southwestern Vermont, was recently named among the winners of the 2019 North AmericanEmployee Engagement Awards. The Employee Engagement Awards honor organizations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. This year’s winners demonstrate that employee engagement is now central to organizational success across industries. The honorees span government, hospitality, healthcare, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, service companies and transport.

Scott appoints Mark Anderson as Windham County Sheriff

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 5:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott on Wednesday afternoon announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as Windham County Sheriff. Anderson fills the vacancy left by his predecessor, Sheriff Keith Clark, who retired June 30 after 12 years as sheriff. Anderson brings more than 15 years of law enforcement experience to the role, including extensive expertise in budget management, drug recognition and records management.

Burlington City Hall Park now closed for major renovation

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 1:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Earlier today, crews began putting up construction fencing at City Hall Park to prepare for construction of park improvements. The park will be closed to the public starting today, with a goal of re-opening in fall of 2020. With this work, the city will be embarking on the first substantial improvement to the park in years. Opponents of the renovation have so far failed in their legal action to stop the project. They have vigorously fought against removing many of the trees targeted for removal.

Brattleboro Housing Partnerships shakes up management

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Housing Partnerships today announced the re-organization of its management staff to accomplish major development projects and establish a new foundation for its continued success. According to BHP Board Chair Janet Cramer, effective January 1, 2020, Christine Hazzard will become the executive director of the agency and Christine Hart will remain to manage three major property development projects.