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Spencer Knapp returns to Dinse

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 3:22pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Dinse, the Burlington-based law firm, announced today that Spencer Knapp has rejoined the firm as senior counsel, after stepping down as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of UVM Health Network and UVM Medical Center on September 30. Knapp served in those positions for 16 years. Before joining the Medical Center, Knapp was a longtime partner of Dinse where his law practice focused on corporate and health care matters.

HCRS to expand DUI program with $1.9 million federal grant

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 1:50pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced today that its Windsor County DUI Treatment Docket court program has expanded to become the Southeast Regional DUI Treatment Docket by virtue of the program’s capacity to now serve Orange and Windham Counties.

Inntopia signs five-year lease at Technology Park

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Inntopia has recently moved their Burlington operations to a larger space in 55 Community Drive at Technology Park. Inntopia has signed a five-year lease on the new 4,825 square-foot space comprised of a large common area with flexible configuration options, five meeting rooms, and a large kitchen. The new office is located within one of our LEED certified buildings.

K&E Plastics certified as HUBZONE business

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 9:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine K&E Plastics, a leader in machined plastic parts, has been certified by the US Small Business Administration as a HUBZONE business. The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZONE) is a SBA program to encourage business investment in underserved communities. 

The HUBZONE program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities by mandating that 3% of all Federal Prime Contracting dollars awarded are to be set aside for HUBZONE certified firms.

New YMCA begins to rise in downtown Burlington

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 4:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A community non-profit that has served Burlington since 1866–just one year after the City itself was incorporated has formally marked the start of an historic next chapter. At a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday morning, the Greater Burlington YMCA celebrated the start of construction on a new 50,000-square-foot facility at 298 College Street, Burlington, that is anticipated to open its doors in early 2020.

Public Assets recommends 2019-20 state initiatives

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:55pm -- tim

Public Assets Institute With 25 percent more Vermonters living in poverty than in the early 2000s, median household income stagnant, and high-quality child care still not affordable or even available to many Vermont families, the state’s elected officials need to focus on addressing these and other foundational issues in the next biennium. To move Vermont forward, policy makers need to zero in on three fundamental initiatives:

Casella Waste Systems acquires businesses in NY and Maine

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 11:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced Thursday after markets closed that it has acquired the assets of Boon & Sons, Inc and of Oceanside Rubbish, Inc. Both transactions closed on November 1, 2018. Boon is a provider of residential, commercial and roll-off collection services in the Rochester, NY, market.

Casella Waste Systems 3Q 2018 revenues increase

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 11:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, on Thursday after markets closed reported its financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2018. For the quarter, revenues were $172.8 million, up $12.6 million, or 7.8%, from the same period in 2017, with revenue growth mainly driven by: robust collection and disposal pricing; higher organics and customer solutions volumes; and acquisition activity; partially offset by lower recycling commodity prices and volum

Weinberger releases statement on vandalism of mural

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The City of Burlington discovered yesterday that the "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural has again been vandalized. The mural is on an ally just off Church Street in downtown Burlington. This time, the vandal(s) removed the faces of the figures in the section of the mural from Samuel de Champlain to Ethan Allen, seriously damaging this section of the mural.

Weekly unemployment claims fall back

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:44am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims last week after increasing the previous three weeks. Claims overall remain relatively low. For the week of October 27, 2018, there were 359 claims, 32 fewer than they were the previous week, and 123 fewer than they were a year ago. Altogether 2,479 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 45 from a week ago, and 405 fewer than a year ago. For most weeks of 2017 and 2018 claims have been lower than the year before. Vermont, like the nation as a whole, is locked into a historically low period of unemployment despite small increases over the last month.

Catamount Solar offers free car-charging stations

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Randolph-based Catamount Solar is offering a new program for electric vehicle owners. Catamount will include a Level 2 Car-Charging Station free with any 7kW or larger system purchased from them. The new program supports Catamount Solar’s mission to help Vermonters lower their carbon footprint and achieve the state’s renewable energy goals.