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NEK Young Professionals Network reaches out in March

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 4:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network (NEK YPN), a committee of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present opportunities to engage and collaborate around the region in the month of March. NEK YPN will represent its work as a part of the new Women LEAD initiative on Monday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Eastside Restaurant and Pub, 47 Landing St., Newport. The event is a free fundraiser and mixer, designed to share upcoming leadership opportunities for females in the Northeast Kingdom.

Heritage Family CU's Sara DeLance gets shout out from Vice President Pence

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vice President Mike Pence addressed credit union leaders Tuesday morning at the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC. Included in his remarks he acknowledged the accomplishments of Vermont's Sara DeLance, from the Heritage Family Credit Union in Rutland, who was in attendance. DeLance rose from a part-time cashier to senior vice president and last year was named a Vermont Rising Star.

Killington condo association fined for failing to respond to elevated lead levels in drinking water

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Edgemont Owners Association, Inc, which operates the public drinking water system serving the Edgemont Condominiums in Killington, was fined $11,250 for failing to take required response measures after a test of the its drinking water system revealed lead levels above the federal action level.

CashorTrade, alternative to scalping, raises $400K

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine CashorTrade, the world’s first social network where fans can buy, sell, or trade tickets at face value, has announced the closing of their first seed round. The Burlington-based tech startup raised $400,000, which will be allocated to expanding the CashorTrade staff and services. Additions are under way to the Customer Service, Communications, and Engineering teams in preparation for imminent platform updates.  

Gifford holds 113th annual meeting

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:25am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine The strength and dedication of its employees will ensure Gifford Health Care’s future success, President and CEO Dan Bennett told several dozen community members gathered for the Randolph organization’s 113th Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 9, at Gifford Medical Center.

CHCRR spotlights nutrition awareness, award winning chili and the Farmacy

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On a cold winter day, Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR) volunteers cooked up an award-wining batch of vegetarian chili at the Rutland Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook Off. “We’d never before won a prize,” said Jill Jesso-White, the CHCRR compliance officer and chili cook.

VBSR recognizes corporate social responsibility

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 6:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is now accepting nominations for three awards designed to encourage and showcase the growth of socially responsible business activity in Vermont. Awardees of the VBSR Inspiration and Innovation Award, the VBSR Young Changemaker Award and the Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement will be recognized among their peers at the 18th Annual VBSR Award Ceremony & Dinner this September at the Basin Harbor Club.

Rutland Regional Medical Center issues a Norovirus communication for public safety

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 3:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norovirus is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis. There have been many recent cases in the Rutland community, as well as confirmed cases at Rutland Regional Medical Center. It is extremely contagious with an incubation period of 24 to 48 hours. It is important that the Rutland community know how to protect themselves and each other from contracting it. 


Woodstock students strike to demand action on climate change

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:59am -- tim

by Sophie Leggett, an 11th-grade student at Woodstock High School In Sweden, a 16-year-old girl named Greta Thunberg is stirring up international awareness of the current climate crisis. In a country that values rules, Greta stands out by striking from school every Friday to protest the current inaction on climate change and demand that attention is brought to the issue by policymakers and the general public alike. On Friday, March 15, Woodstock will follow suit along with other schools in Vermont in unison with the international climate strike movement.

E-Cigs, JUUL, & the youth epidemic

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:40am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Some of the common youth misconceptions surrounding e-cigarettes are:“It’s just flavoring.” “It’s just water vapor.” “My vape says it’s nicotine-free. There’s no way I’ll become addicted.” “I don’t have an addictive personality – I won’t get hooked on vapes.” “Nicotine isn’t that bad for me.” “Just because I vape doesn’t mean I’m going to smoke cigarettes.”