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Maple Landmark becomes hub for specialty products

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:56pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Carrie walked into the Maple Landmark showroom early on a Monday morning with an idea. An employee at a nearby food storage company, she brought a concept from their design team to see what possibilities might be available. The concept, a simple one-piece toggle, would be used as part of their product packaging. Carrie began explaining the idea to Maple Landmark owner, Michael Rainville, when he came up with an idea of his own: why not make a prototype on the spot for her to show her team? In a matter of minutes, Rainville had mocked up a design on the computer and created a sample using a laser cutter. As she left Maple Landmark to make the short 1-mile journey to work, Carrie took with her several sample pieces for them to try.

Two farm to school grant programs now accepting applications

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:04pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets is now accepting applications for two grant programs that provide support to Vermont schools and early care providers who want to establish or expand their farm to school programs. Both the Infrastructure Grant program and the Farm to School Child Nutrition grant program are open to any Vermont licensed and registered early care provider or Vermont school, including consortiums of schools or early care providers

Improved cardiac rehab access at RRMC

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:50am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Rutland Regional Medical Center Cardiac Rehab Program recently announced the expansion of available sessions in their cardiac rehab gym for Phase II patients. Phase II refers to patients who are in the acute phase of their recovery after a cardiac event.  According to the American Heart Association, patients with certain conditions and procedures will benefit from a cardiac rehab program.

Castleton University launches CU/See Me Initiative

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:48am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine A discussion on "invisible" diversity and identity has led Castleton University faculty and staff to launch an initiative called CU/See Me.

Peter Kimmel, Dean of the College of Health and Sciences, said this home-grown initiative serves as a way for members of the Castleton family to get together to recognize diversity and identity in a positive way.

Winooski selects partnership with Nedde Real Estate for Lot 7D Project

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The Winooski City Council voted affirmatively to enter a negotiation phase with Nedde Real Estate (Nedde), a developer who met the response requirements for the City’s Lot 7D Request for Proposals issued in July 2019. The negotiation phase would explore the terms of a public-private partnership to create a 100-room boutique hotel, a municipal parking structure for more than 300 cars, and a new 36,000sf office for VEIC, a nonprofit sustainable energy company.

Vermont’s original extreme sport: The lumberjack competition

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:00am -- katie

By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
When most people think about world-class athletes from Vermont, they think of Olympic skiers and snowboarders like Kelly Clark, Hannah Kearney and Sophie Caldwell. And while it’s true that Vermont is a breeding ground for snow legends, it’s also home to one of the world’s most highly ranked competitive lumberjacks, Calvin Willard.

Five projects from across Vermont selected in the second round of the Innovation Fund

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine In 2019, OneCare Vermont (OneCare) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has awarded $1,065,181 in competitive grant funding, over two funding cycles, to providers in the ACO Network and their partners, with the goal of improving the quality, cost, and experience of healthcare for Vermonters.

Ski the trees, protect the forests

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 5:04am -- tim

by Christine McGowan Skiing backcountry terrain in Vermont is hardly a new idea. Originally a mode of transportation for Vermonters stranded by unpassable, snow-covered roads, skiing in the woods dates back to the early 1900s when visitors from Norway introduced the novel idea of strapping long, wooden slats to your boots to move more easily through the snow.