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Reconciled honored as Intuit’s 2018 US Firm of the Future

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine BURLINGTON startup Reconciled (formerly Reconciled It) has been chosen as Intuit’s 2018 US Firm of the Future. The Firm of the Future contest, now in its fourth year, searches across the globe for the most future-ready and forward-thinking accounting, bookkeeping and tax firms — those that are able to best showcase how they see the value of the cloud, use business models to better value their expertise and grow their practice with modern marketing techniques.

Leahy protects funding for Vermont-based PTSD Research And Treatment Facility

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a package of appropriations bills approved by the Senate Thursday protects $40 million in funding for the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Consultation Program, run out of the National Center for PTSD at White River Junction, Vt. 

Vermont Community Foundation announces new supporting organization

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business MagazineThe Vermont Community Foundation has announced that the Curtis Fund has become a supporting organization of the Foundation. As a result, after 108 years as a private foundation, the Curtis Fund is now a public charity.

Emma Eliza Curtis had no children of her own, but she held the belief that education could change the course of a person’s life. When she died in Burlington in 1910, she left $120,000 in trust to provide financial assistance to young Vermont men and women to pursue a postsecondary education. Since then, the Curtis Fund has grown that bequest to more than $30 million. Mrs. Curtis’s legacy continues in the lives of over 10,000 Vermonters who have realized their dreams of a better future.

16th Annual Vermont Business Growth Awards winners honored at celebration in Burlington

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:43pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine An awards ceremony and reception presented by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank was held Wednesday, September 12th, at the Hilton Burlington. John Boutin, Publisher, Vermont Business Magazine, Don Baker, President, KeyBank Vermont and Governor Phil Scott were on hand to present the awards. The winners, their employees and guest were entertained by Game Show Vermont during the celebration.

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Gov. Scott announces 16 board and commissions appointments

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:26pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of 16 Vermonters to State boards and commissions during the month of August.

Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The Governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. All those interested in serving on a board or commission should visit the Governor’s website at to apply.

Sanders, Warren, Larson announce expand social security caucus

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:15pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Following President Donald Trump's false claim that Democrats are trying to cut Social Security, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.), Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Thursday announced the bicameral Expand Social Security Caucus, along with 16 senators and more than 130 House members. 

"We are here today to say very loudly and very clearly that at a time when millions of seniors are trying to survive on $12,000 or $13,000 a year, our job is not to cut Social Security. Our job is to expand Social Security so that everyone in America can retire with dignity and respect," Sanders said.

Guy Chemical acquires Ultramotive Corp.

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:13am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Guy Chemical Company Inc., a specialty manufacturer of silicone-based industrial products, acquired Ultramotive Corp. in a private transaction on Sept. 6. Terms were not disclosed. 

Guy Chemical, based in Somerset, PA, develops and formulates silicone sealants, silicone greases and epoxy adhesives, and provides contract packaging services for customers in the automotive, industrial and home markets. 

“The purchase of Ultramotive is a perfect fit for us,” said Guy Berkebile, the founder and CEO of Guy Chemical. “We are growing rapidly and this acquisition will increase our manufacturing capacity and enable us to serve our customers with additional silicone based products.” 

Tebbetts: Working to find a better way to pay dairy farmers

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 8:17am -- tim

by Secretary Anson Tebbetts Our country needs to find a better way to pay dairy farmers. This is probably not news to many, but the devil is in the details. Farmers nationwide work 24/7 to produce the fresh milk that becomes the cheese, butter and other dairy products that are always present, with an endless supply and many choices, in the grocery store.

Backyard Grub: Vermont libraries explore Food from the Yard

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Libraries is partnering with Rooted in Vermont, a grassroots campaign celebrating how all Vermonters enjoy local food, to explore all of the great food that Vermonters can find right in their backyard. Libraries across the state will be hosting programs October 1 through October 7 that will feature and discuss local food activities that Vermonters have been doing for generations such as hunting and fishing, gardening, and foraging.

Registration open for Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont Nov 24 statewide scholarship competition

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine High school senior girls from across Vermont will join together in Burlington for the Distinguished Young Women of Vermont program to be held November 24, 2018 at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center.  Participants will compete for cash and college-granted scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont for 2019.

Recent accidental overdoses lead to warning about street drug use

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Following several apparent overdose deaths in Rutland County and additional overdose incidents around Vermont, all within a 72-hour span, state health officials are warning people who use street drugs to take extra care to reduce the risk of accidental overdose, and to have the overdose reversal medicine naloxone (Narcan) on hand.