Vermont Business Magazine With less than three months left to reach an agreement on health insurance affecting more than 42,000 school employees and their families, the Vermont School Boards Association pulled out of talks scheduled for tomorrow, the Vermont NEA teachers union announced Thursday.
Vermont National Guard Members of the Vermont National Guard’s Charlie Company 3-126 recently returned to the United States from the CENTCOM area of operations. Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment deployed in May 2018 and will be returning home after completing the demobilization process.
Vermont Business Magazine Gasoline prices in Vermont may be below the national average right now ($2.81/gallon versus $2.90/gallon), but they're still higher than last week, higher than last month and almost as high as last year. With the national average price of gasoline seeing its largest seasonal rise since 2011, motorists are probably ready for a well-deserved break when it comes to rising gas prices. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today predicts that relief is likely just days away from beginning in some areas of the country. While other regions may lag behind, most areas will see lower prices ushered in by Memorial Day.
Vermont Business Magazine For 47 years, the sofi Awards have focused on the best of the best within the specialty food industry. On May 1, 2019, this year’s awards were announced including eight Vermont winners. Vermont cheese, butter, maple and hot sauce all caught the attention of the judges, including three “new product” awards.
Vermont Business Magazine Today, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will unveil new legislation "to take on the greed of the credit card and banking industries, and to protect consumers across the country."
Vermont Business Magazine Audubon Vermont has announced the appointment of three new members to its board: Cheryl Pinto, John Buck and Lukas McGowan. Cheryl Pinto leads Global Values Led Sourcing for Ben & Jerry’s, Vermont’s iconic, progressive ice cream company. As the company’s "Sorceress," Cheryl works to advance positive social and environmental impact across all of Ben & Jerry’s value chains. John Buck was hired by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department as a founding staff member of the Department’s new wildlife habitat management program for private and public lands. Throughout his 39 year career John managed habitat conservation projects, including threatened and endangered bird species. Luke McGowan is the US-based venture partner for Mustard Seed, a social and environmental impact venture fund. He served as a White House aide during President Obama's first term and worked as an organizer on his presidential campaign in 2007 and 2008.
Vermont Business Magazine Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission in announcing assistance to help St Albans City (Northwest Healthy Roots Collaborative at Northwestern Medical Center) with revitalization strategies that boost the local economy, improve health, and protect the environment.
Vermont Business Magazine KeyBank has announced it has ranked #36 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies list. In addition, KeyBank appeared on several specialty lists announced at an event hosted by DiversityInc in New York on May 7. The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.
by Jeannette Hogan and Tom Johnson After decades of philanthropic investment in Vermont’s early care and learning system, it is gratifying to see a bill moving through the Legislature that includes significant new investments to make high-quality child care more affordable to Vermont families. H531, the child care bill, passed unanimously (133-0) in the House and $9.5M of its proposed investments were included in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s budget bill.
Vermont Business Magazine A long-time leader in Vermont continuing education, the Castleton Center for Schools continues to expand, offering an array of graduate-level courses this summer aimed at meeting the needs of K-12 educators and administrators. The summer course list includes a variety of delivery formats to accommodate educators' schedules, including on-site classes held throughout Vermont, online options, and hybrid models that combine in-person meetings and online work.
Vermont Business Magazine During a visit to Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) in St Albans today, Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation designating May 6 – 12 as Nurses Week in Vermont to celebrate nurses’ care for their patients and contributions to their communities. The governor was joined by the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Jill Berry Bowen, RN and Chief Nursing Officer Deanna Orfanidis, RN.
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) released the following statement in response to news that the US Food and Drug Administration approved treatment for pediatric Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), a rare neuromuscular disorder. In February, Sanders sent a letter to the CEO of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, demanding an explanation for its decision to set the price of its drug, Firdapse, at $375,000 a year.