Vermont Business Magazine Town Manager Carrie Johnson announced on Monday that the Town of St Albans raised $944,427.41 from the local options tax in Fiscal Year 2021, an increase of $46,952.32 or a 5.1 percent increase from the Fiscal Year 2020 revenues. The Town of St Albans voters approved a local options tax on Town Meeting Day 2014 to be used solely on Town infrastructure. Since its implementation, the Town has raised over $5.6 million.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets We’re looking for farms, food businesses, sugarmakers, restaurants, breweries, lodging partners, producer associations, food system organizations, recreation, tourism partners, and more to participate in a fall celebration of all things maple from September 15 – October 15, 2021. This is your chance to get creative and help us showcase the many uses of Vermont maple!
Vermont Business Magazine National Life Group will host its Annual Investor Call on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, beginning at Noon Eastern time. The conference call is scheduled to last 60 minutes and will begin with an approximate 30-minute presentation on the financial standing of the organization. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer session led by Mehran Assadi, our Chairman, CEO and President; and Robert Cotton, our Chief Operating Officer. Call-in participants will be able to ask questions via phone.
Vermont State Police On Sunday afternoon, State Police received a call of a tractor trailer unit stuck at Smuggler’s Notch on route 108 in the town of Cambridge. The operator of vehicle, Kyle Shepherd ignored and passed several clearly posted signs advising that tractor trailer units are not permitted. Shepherd stated he observed the signs but decided to continue. After several attempts, Shepherd was unable to clear the turn due to the length of the trailer.
by Olga Peters, Vermont Business Magazine After a year of upheaval, uncertainty, and staying home, Rutland County is ready to get back to business. The influx of federal funding and the loosening of pandemic-related restrictions on how people gather has helped to fuel this sense of possibility.
by Olga Peters, Vermont Business Magazine “We're okay, we're doing well, we're financially stable, but we don't know what the future is going to be,” said Claudio Fort, president, and CEO at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Vermont last March, the hospital went into protective mode. It stopped all elective procedures and watched its revenues drop.
by Olga Peters, Vermont Business Magazine “I would say that people are undaunted by the pandemic,” said Nancy Shuttleworth. “They're just going forward with something they’ve thought about doing for a long time, or they've had a significant job change situation, and this is the time to do it.” Shuttleworth is the Rutland and Bennington business advisor with the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC).
by Julie Lowell, Public Assets Institute Good government serves its people and puts their needs first. But unemployment insurance policy changes this year that would have helped unemployed Vermonters were stymied by a 40-year-old computer system.
Vermont Business Magazine Banktivity, a personal finance software app from IGG Software, designed for Apple devices, today announced the latest enhancements to its platform. Customers in Europe and the UK now have the power to directly connect all of their bank accounts with the app, removing the need to manually enter transactions in order for the app to have a complete and current understanding of their financial situation. IGG Software, Inc is based in Putney, Vermont.
Vermont Business Magazine The Community College of Vermont (CCV) held a virtual celebration today for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. From the Class of 2021, more than 450 students received associate degrees. Graduates represent all 14 Vermont counties, 10 states, and 15 countries. The youngest graduate is 17 and the oldest is 78. Also among the graduates are 23 veterans and active members of the military.
Vermont Business Magazine A key component of ReArch Company’s corporate mission has always been giving back to our communities. This philosophy is embodied in a portion of our Mission Statement, as follows: ReArch will be a recognized and well-respected leader, in the project development and construction industry, through supporting our communities by being involved, engaged, and philanthropic.
Vermont Business Magazine Northern Vermont University’s original online theater piece, “The Monument,” took home a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award in the national awards ceremony on Friday, May 22. This marks the second time that this piece, created by students in NVU’s Performance, Arts, and Technology program, has been recognized by the Kennedy Center — first when it was selected for presentation at the Region 1 American College Theater Festival held virtually in late January, and now as an award winner at the national level.