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Town of St Albans FY2021 local option tax revenues up 5.1 percent

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:33am -- tim

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.

Participate in the Maple 100

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 5:05am -- tim

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!

National Life will host annual investor call June 9

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 3:00am -- tim

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.

Tractor trailer unit stuck at Smugglers' Notch

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 8:32pm -- tim

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.

Rutland County Economic Report: Better than most expected, residents feel ready to leave COVID behind

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 5:05pm -- tim

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. 

RRMC on solid financial footing with a careful eye on the future

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 5:03pm -- tim

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.

Despite the pandemic’s upheaval, people are starting new businesses

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 4:44pm -- tim

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).

Banktivity enhances app with direct connectivity to accounts in the UK and Europe

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 10:02am -- tim

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.

CCV celebrates 2021, 2020 graduates

Sat, 06/05/2021 - 3:28pm -- tim

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. 

ReArch announces 2021 employee driven donation recipients

Sat, 06/05/2021 - 11:08am -- tim

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.

NVU’s student theater piece receives national award from Kennedy Center

Sat, 06/05/2021 - 3:36am -- tim

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.