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.
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.
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.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and US Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) on Wednesday reintroduced the Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act of 2018, which gives states a meaningful role in the development and approval of reactor shutdown plans and post-shutdown license transfers.
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 (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
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.
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.
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.
The Vermont Dairy Industry Association awarded its prestigious John C Finley Memorial Award to Joe Tisbert, President of Vermont Farm Bureau at their annual dairy banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on February 1, 2018.
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.
Vermont Business Magazine The Boston area farm-to-table movement is getting a boost thanks to the Vermont-based company Localvore, a website that brings together restaurants, farmers, producers and retailers that support local sourcing, their community, and quality cuisine with like-minded food lovers.