Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor’s Brattleboro Career Resource Center is relocating to the Marlboro College Graduate Center Building at 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro. The new center will be open for business on Monday, April 2, 2018. This new location will provide an expanded resource center, additional computer terminals, and greater accessibility to a wide variety of resources to assist job seekers with reaching their training and career goals.
Vermont Business Magazine The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has named award winning broadcast journalist Jennifer Costa, of Burlington, as Vermont government relations director. In this post, Costa will oversee advocacy efforts promoting evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
AG Donovan Joins Coalition Urging Federal Appellate Court to Declare Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal Under Federal Law
Leonine Public Affairs This week marked the resumption of the legislative session after a one week break. Since crossover for policy bills was the Friday before break the returning legislators faced long floor sessions as each chamber considered and acted on the large number of policy bills that met the crossover deadline. Those bills run the gamut and cover subjects ranging from the use of drones near correctional facilities to changes to the state’s franchise law for the distribution of beer. The activity on each chamber’s floor then began driving the activity in the committees, as they all began to size up the bills that came to them from the other chamber and think about which ones they want to work on when.
Vermont Business Magazine There's just something about a s'more. Maybe it's smooshing the graham crackers around the toasted marshmallow or wiping melting chocolate off your face after taking a big bite. To harness the deliciousness of this campfire favorite, Ben & Jerry's created Gimme S'more, an ice cream take on a classic dessert experience. Join Ben & Jerry's via FACEBOOK LIVE for a flame-worthy digital launch unlike any other. Tune in by visiting Ben & Jerry's Facebook page on 3/15.
Vermont Business Magazine Five prominent alumni and one former faculty member joined the VSCS Hall of Fame at the third annual celebration at Montpelier’s Capital Plaza last night. Three hundred guests included Governor Scott, former Governor Douglas, legislative leaders and members, VSCS Trustees and Presidents, students, faculty and staff. The event raised nearly $100,000 for scholarships.
by Scott Waterman, Agency of Agriculture What makes maple season special besides being out on the land, cold nights and warm days, a good boil and a lot of sweet maple syrup? Certainly, tradition plays a big role. For decades, governors have highlighted the importance of maple to Vermont’s heritage and economy, with the annual tapping of the tree.
Vermont Business Magazine Laura McKenna, owner and operator of Sunup Bakery, of Killington, was recently presented with the US Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. David Wheel, representing Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presented the award for the outstanding support that McKenna has given to her employee and citizen-service member, Taylor Curtis, of Rutland, VT.
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is likely to lose one component of its rural cell phone coverage. CoverageCo, which runs the micro cell radio service along the state’s remote highways, has been looking for a buyer to avoid going out of business. So far, it's been unsuccessful in findiing one. The Department of Public Service Thursday night warned legislators that the service could terminate at any moment, and along with it the 911 service it provides, but it does not know when.
Vermont Business Magazine The House today passed the Beer and Wine Franchise Bill, H710, on a vote of 124-11. The bill proposes to create an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 300,000 barrels of malt beverages or 100,000 gallons of vinous beverages per year.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Thomas J Donovan announced today that his Office has reviewed the police-involved shooting incident that occurred on January 2, 2018, in St Albans. The AG said in a press release that he is declining to prosecute St Albans police officers Corporal Michael Malinowski and Corporal Jason Lawton for charges related to discharging their firearms at Jack Laplant. In reaching this decision, the AG reviewed all the materials provided by the Vermont State Police, who conducted the investigation.
Vermont Business Magazine During the last quarter, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) approved $8.6 million in loans to help support commercial, agricultural, and small business projects throughout Vermont. Financing in this round will assist: LEDdynamics, Inc., Randolph; Buttermilk, LLC, Richmond; Seedsheet, Middlebury; Champlain Orchards, Inc, Shoreham; TimberTiger, LLC, Underhill; Liambru Tasty, LLC, Proctor; and Bethel Central Market, Bethel.