by Tom Torti We are fortunate in Vermont to have a thriving clean energy economy; 14,500 Vermonters are employed full time helping save Vermonters money while reducing our environmental impact. A major employer in this sector is often overlooked: the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. VEIC is a Vermont-based nonprofit, founded in the 1980s, with a mission “to act with urgency to enhance the economic, environmental, and societal benefits of clean and efficiency energy use for all people.” VEIC has grown to an organization with 280 employees in multiple states. About 230 of them are headquartered in Vermont, working on contracts that VEIC operates for clients in Washington, DC., Ohio, and dozens of other states around the country.
Vermont Business Magazine The Center for Women & Enterprise, Vermont (CWEVT) has announced that Burlington-based Reconciled has offered to provide a range of free support services to a select group of its clients. The services will be offered to early-stage entrepreneurs ranging from assistance in getting organized to work remotely, one-on-one help in setting up a bookkeeping system, and access to a co-working space at no cost to clients in their first year.
Hopes of bringing Amtrak to Burlington leave questions on where to store it
by C.B. Hall, Vermont Business Magazine Controversy is simmering over where Amtrak will store its Ethan Allen Express train overnight in Burlington – or elsewhere - once it begins to serve the Queen City as the northern terminus of its New York City-to-Vermont route in 2021 or 2022. VBM has recently learned that Vermont Rail intends to build a second track on the Waterfront whether Amtrak parks there overnight or not. The City of Burlington has little say where the train is stored and abutting landowners seem to have none.
Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University will host the 2019 Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the United States Senior Military Colleges (AMSCUS SMC) Conference September 8 – 10 in Burlington and on its Northfield, campus. Norwich will welcome about 50 guests for three days of activities designed to share information, lessons learned and to build camaraderie among the administration, staff and cadets of the Senior Military Colleges during Norwich’s bicentennial year.
Vermont Business Magazine On behalf of the Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Vice-Chair Jerry Manock and Military Outreach Director Dan Pipes presented Liam O'Farrell with a Patriot Award Aug. 19. O'Farrell received the award because of the extraordinary support he provides his Vermont Army National Guard employee, Spc Jacob Miller.
Public Assets Institute Monday is the 125th Labor Day, a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to our community. Arguably few contribute more to growth and development across the country than early childhood workers, primarily women. Early childhood professionals are in positions to shape the values we want for our children and community: how to share and take turns, how to be safe with one another, and how to be kind. They can support parents through the complexities of raising a child and educate them on how to navigate children’s developmental changes. And we want them to keep our children safe and healthy.
Vermont Business Magazine This fall VEC will be returning $1.2 million in patronage capital to its members. This will be the seventh consecutive year that VEC members have received a patronage capital distribution, with over $6 million refunded over that time period.
Vermont Business Magazine Unless otherwise noted, all Green Mountain Care Board meetings are held in the Pavilion Auditorium at 109 State Street, Montpelier.
Vermont Business Magazine A new law goes into effect today, Sunday, September 1, 2019, throughout the State of Vermont, raising the age of sale of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont's swift water rescue team is deploying members to Florida to assist in the response to Hurricane Dorian. Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team will perform evacuations and rescues in flooded areas. The deployment is through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) at the request of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The mission will last 12 days and the team will be staged in Tallahassee, Florida. The team is comprised of responders from the Vermont Division of Fire Safety, Burlington Fire Department, Castleton Fire Department, Colchester Technical Rescue, Hartford Fire Department, Lebanon (NH) Fire Department, Rutland Fire Department, Springfield Fire Department, and Williston Fire Department.
Vermont Business Magazine Hundreds of Vermonters from throughout the state are expected to gather Monday, Labor Day, on the Middlebury Green for an annual Labor Day celebration. The event is 4-7 pm. Rights & Democracy, Vermont AFL CIO, Vermont NEA, 350 VT, and other labor and other community organizations are hosting this year's event, which will feature speakers from local and statewide community, environmental, and labor organizations.
by Stephen Leffler, MD, Interim President, UVM Medical Center I am writing to share a message I sent to all UVM Medical Center employees today regarding the recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.