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Central Vermont regional energy event to consider transpo options

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 5:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On October 2nd, town energy committees, town energy coordinators and other interested participants from Central Vermont will gather to share their work and to consider how they can improve transportation options in their communities. The agenda for this gathering includes a sharing of updates, presentations from experts, and breakout discussions to identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration

Future of world’s oceans to be topic of Middlebury symposium

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 3:44am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The global ocean is increasingly threatened by human activity, yet many people remain unaware of how important to all life, human and non-human, the marine environment truly is. “The Future of the Global Ocean,” this year’s Middlebury College Clifford Symposium, will offer talks by pioneering marine scientists on key environmental topics, from ocean plastics and marine protected areas to the influence of melting sea ice on weather patterns. Events take place September 19-21 and include a screening of the documentary Chasing the Thunder that recounts a remarkable story of environmental activism on the high seas.

GMP to take action during the Global Climate Strike and Climate Week

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 3:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) is partnering with customers and communities across Vermont to help them with projects to reduce carbon emissions during the Global Climate Strike on September 20, and will continue community initiatives through September 27. GMP will work with the communities where its 15 district offices are located, to develop projects that support their local carbon cutting actions.

Man arrested on weapons charges, firearm linked to Auclair death

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Kory Lee George, age 31, of Monkton, was arrested yesterday on firearms violation charges. The defendant appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge John M Conroy in Burlington. He was ordered detained pending a bail hearing on September 6, 2019.

The federal Criminal Complaint filed today charges George with possession of two firearms, a semi-automatic pistol and a shotgun, after being convicted in Vermont courts of felony offenses.

State Police to hold annual presentation of awards & promotions Friday

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 4:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Police will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony at 10 am Friday, September 6, 2019, in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House in Montpelier. Governor Phil Scott, Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Schirling and Colonel Matthew T Birmingham, director of the state police, will honor members of the agency and others for acts of heroism and community service. They also will recognize 28 sworn and two civilian members of the state police who are receiving promotions.

ReArch hired to manage Winooski schools construction process

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 4:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Winooski School District (WSD) School Board has approved a recommendation from the Capital Project Executive Committee to accept the Construction Management bid from ReArch Company. ReArch Company, based in South Burlington, will provide pre-construction services including cost estimating, constructability review, phasing logistics and project scheduling during the multi-phase, 18-month construction project. Winooski voters narrowly approved a $57.8 million school renovation bond last May.

Lamoille County’s Revolving Loan Fund provides needed capital

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 3:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Fall is the time of year small companies are motivated to get down to business. With the summer behind us, and the holidays fast approaching, it is a great time to do the heavy lifting that propels our companies to the next level. Often business growth is accompanied by a need for financing and the Lamoille County Revolving Loan Fund provides needed capital as a supplement to commercial loans, or as stand-alone financing for small projects.

Vermont Innovation Commons brings Microsoft for Startups to Vermont

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Innovation Commons (The Commons) announces a new partnership with Microsoft for Startups (MFS), specifically designed to benefit Vermont entrepreneurs. The Commons is committed to increasing entrepreneurship and growth-stage companies in Vermont through knowledge, capital, and mentorship making this partnership a natural fit. This program will support Business to Business (B2B) companies, accelerating their growth through access to free Microsoft technology and mentorship.

Vermont to get third opioid SOR grant of $4 million

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 1:36pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Wednesday announced that the Vermont Department of Health will soon receive its third State Opioid Response (SOR) grant of $4,020,896 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Vermont now has been awarded a total of $10,140,700 from SAMHSA through SOR grants since the inception of the grant program.

Record-breaking crowds welcomed at 24th annual Southern Vermont Garlic Festival

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 1:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed over 16,300 visitors to the 2019 Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival, smashing the previously recorded record for the festival of 15,000. This farmers’ market-style festival is known world-wide for it’s cascading rows of 200 plus garlic vendors, kids activities, food trucks, beer & wine garden, and regional live bands. It is considered to be one of the best garlic-themed festivals in the world by Reuters.