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Help for adult dental care

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 11:13am -- Anonymous

by Olga Peters, Vermont Business Magazine A new dental clinic, called the Windham County Dental Center, focusing on providing care to low-income Vermonters, will soon open in Brattleboro thanks to a collaboration between the United Way of Windham County and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Students come together for Vermont History Day

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 2:30am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine On April 6, almost 400 students in grades 5 through 12 brought history to life at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont (UVM) during Vermont History Day, organized by the Vermont Historical Society. Local historians, educators, and other professionals judged the entries and chose winners in 10 categories, along with handing out 16 special prizes. Vermont History Day is an exciting education program that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through the study of history. Vermont History Day is affiliated with National History Day. 

200+ Vermont LGBTQ+ youth take rural visibility to the next level

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 2:20am -- Anonymous

Outright Vermont On Saturday, 200 students from 50 middle and high schools in 72 towns across Vermont are coming together for the 13th annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit in Chester. The Youth Summit, co-hosted by Green Mountain Union High School (and in Windsor County for the first time), is themed “Coming OUT soon!” emphasizing the power and complexity of visibility within LGBTQ+ identities, and the importance of creating our own narratives.

Nepalese American receives Vermont SBA award

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 2:12pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine A local small business that makes traditional Nepalese food is being recognized for its financial success and community involvement. Sherpa Foods, founded and owned by Nurbu Sherpa, has been named the 2019 Vermont Microenterprise of the Year by the Small Business Administration. By SBA standards, a microenterprise is a sole-proprietor business with five or fewer employees. Sherpa Foods specializes in making momos, a Nepalese dumpling, and momo sauce, a Himalayan style hot sauce.

Big decline in weekly unemployment claims

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:26pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment numbers fell steeply last week by more than 300 claims. Claims had spiked to nearly a 1,000 in April. Claims for the week of May 4, 2019, totaled 380, down 283 from last week. Claims were 53 fewer than they were at this time last year. Altogether 4,255 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 839 from a week ago, and 326 fewer than a year ago. For most weeks of 2017 and 2018 claims were lower than the year before, but have been up and down in 2019. Vermont, like the nation as a whole, is locked into a historically low period of unemployment and a tight labor market.

Community members gather to discuss solutions to local housing issues

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:01pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) and the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) recently hosted their Housing Solutions Summit, a discussion-based forum that gathered local community leaders, decision makers and members of the public to discuss and propose locally focused, collaborative, actionable solutions to the Lamoille region’s housing opportunities and challenges.