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Anthony Linardos to serve as state director for USDA Rural Development in NH and Vermont

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Trump Administration appointed Anthony Linardos as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in New Hampshire and Vermont. Linardos began his new role on Feb. 5, 2018, he will serve out of the jurisdiction’s Concord office. “I am honored to be appointed by the Trump Administration to serve the hard-working rural residents of New Hampshire and Vermont,” said Linardos.

Scott: Fiscal discipline and smart investments

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:03pm -- tim

by Governor Phil Scott On my first day in office, I set three strategic priorities: strengthen the economy, make Vermont more affordable and protect the most vulnerable. These goals guide my Administration in everything we do, including in the budgets I’ve recommended to the Legislature. My budget prevents state spending from growing faster than wages, while making smart investments for our future.

UVM, Champlain agree to contribute $8.9 million to pay cost of new Burlington infrastructure bond

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine  Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington, University of Vermont, and Champlain College have now all approved new agreements that include payments by the institutions to support the City’s 10-Year Sustainable Infrastructure Plan. The payments are contingent upon voters approving ballot question number 3 on the March 2018 ballot to support a new infrastructure bond funded by the agreements.

Magic Hat makes Accidental Friends and beer-wine hybrid, what?

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine After spending much of his first year getting to know his new home state, Magic Hat’s brewery manager, Robert Kuntz, has accidentally made a lot of new friends. In his off time, Kuntz hiked and biked across the state, exploring Vermont’s many homegrown goods, from wineries to farms, and meeting the proprietors of each.

Bread Loaf Corporation honored for outstanding work in the construction industry

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:32am -- Denise Sortor

Bread Loaf Corporation (BLC) has been awarded the 2017 Association of General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) Honor Award for the University of Vermont Alumni House and Jack and Shirley Silver Pavilion Project.  BLC’s team of designers and contractors were honored for the design, interior restoration and expansion of the former Edward Wells house, a grand Queen Anne Style mansion located at the corner of Maple and Summit Streets in B

Champlain College Online forges truED alliance with Rutland Regional

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College Online, one of the nation’s most innovative nonprofit colleges, has announced that Rutland Regional Medical Center—the second largest hospital in Vermont—has joined Champlain’s truED Alliance Program. Based on this partnership, Rutland Regional’s team of 1,600 staff members will have affordable access to over 60 degree and certificate programs offered by the regionally accredited online college, so they can advance their knowledge and skill sets, and ultimately better serve their community.

MEMIC named best workers’ compensation company in America

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:36am -- Denise Sortor

The MEMIC Group has been ranked the top workers' compensation company in the US by ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry. In a first of its kind study of the $48 billion US workers' compensation insurance market, Maine-based MEMIC came out on top based on strong financial performance as well as measurable, superior capabilities in customer experience, employee satisfaction, and brand reputation.

Copley Equity Partners invests in North Star Leasing

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm and single-family office, has announced that it has completed a majority investment in North Star Leasing, a provider of equipment financing solutions for businesses in a variety of industries. Daniel Feeney, North Star Leasing’s CEO and President, will continue to lead the Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Winter parking ban in effect Wednesday night, but free garage parking

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:23am -- tim

City of Burlington A winter PARKING BAN will go into effect tonight at 10pm to help city crews maintain the safest possible road conditions. The ban will be in effect from 10PM until 7AM throughout Burlington, except the downtown zone (midnight-6AM). Free parking is available in the city-owned Marketplace Garage (47 S. Winooski: entrances on Cherry St & Bank St), College St Garage (60 College St: entrances on College St and Battery St) and Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St: entrance on Cherry St) starting at 10pm tonight.