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Vermont Lottery Director Greg Smith to leave post Oct 14

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Lottery Commission (VLC) announced today the resignation of Executive Director, Greg Smith, effective October 14. Smith is pursuing another opportunity after running Vermont's Lottery for over four years. A statement from the Lottery Commission said he is pursuing a new opportunity in the Midwest, but did not say exactly where he is going or what the position is.

Vermont Chamber names Bill Stritzler of Smugglers’ Notch Resort Citizen of the Year

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced Friday the selection of Bill Stritzler as its 2016 Citizen of the Year. Stritzler’s contributions to Vermont will be celebrated at an awards dinner on Wednesday, November 16 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Stritzler was selected by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce for the Citizen of the Year Award for his extensive community involvement and continual devotion to the betterment of Vermont.

VEC distributes $500,000 in member-owner patronage capital

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 1:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has announced the distribution of $500,000 in patronage capital funds to member-owners in 2016. Patronage capital is each member’s share of remaining funds after the cooperative utility pays its operating expense. The VEC Board of Directors determines annually whether the co-op is in a strong enough financial position to return portions of patronage capital to members, and, if so, they decide which years and what percentage from those years to refund.

Johnson landlord settles claim for filing false lead compliance document

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont property owner William Jennison of Johnson settled claims that he filed a false lead paint compliance document for his rental property in violation of Vermont consumer protection and lead laws. “The Department of Health and Attorney General’s Office continue their vigorous enforcement of Vermont’s lead laws. This is another warning to landlords who try to dodge their lead paint responsibilities,” said Attorney General William Sorrell.

Public forums on law enforcement community interaction: Oct 10,19,25

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine “How have Vermonters been affected by implicit bias in interacting with law enforcement?” Attorney General Bill Sorrell has convened a working group including representatives from other governmental and non-governmental organizations to hear Vermonters’ perspectives on this issue and make recommendations regarding training for law enforcement to the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. The working group will be hosting three forums across Vermont in October to gather feedback.

Green Mountain Coffee Café celebrates 10 years in Waterbury Oct 6

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Thursday, October 6, the Green Mountain Coffee Café and Visitor Center, located at the historic Waterbury Train Station, invites the community to its 10th Anniversary Celebration. The special event will take place throughout the day at the Café and Visitor Center at 1 Rotarian Place in Waterbury featuring free drip coffee, roasting demonstrations, specials, and a coffee showdown, where guests can taste new coffee creations and vote to get their favorite on the menu.

Vincent Miller, MD announced as interim director of clinical simulation

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:51am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Vermont has announced the appointment of Vincent Miller, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, as interim director of clinical simulation, effective September 1, 2016. Miller succeeds Ted James, MD, who served as director of clinical simulation from July 2012 through June 2016.

PWW ‘Ripple Awards’ honor committed change-makers

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:26am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Pure Water for the World, Inc (PWW) recently honored two distinguished groups with the “PWW Ripple Award,” for their overwhelming dedication to bring sustainable safe water solutions to children and families living in the most underserved communities in Haiti. “It’s a crazy concept that, in America, we can flip a switch and have clean water. Here, they spend hours just to get unclean water." This was a statement shared last October by South Burlington High School student, Hannah Fisher, on the final day of her volunteer trip to Haiti with PWW.

Nedde Real Estate signs lease with ASIC North

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:02am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Fernando Cresta from Nedde Real Estate and Duncan Harris from The Kingsland Company have brokered a lease with ASIC North for 10,829 SF at 291 Hurricane Lane, Williston with Harris representing ASIC North. ASIC North will be moving from their previous location at 310 Hurricane Lane, Williston to expand operations. ASIC North provides comprehensive VLSI design services to the semiconductor industry. The property at 291 Hurricane Lane is co-owned by Doug Nedde and Fernando Cresta.

Jill Mazza Olson to lead VNAs of Vermont

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Jill Mazza Olson has been appointed Executive Director of the VNAs of Vermont, the 10-member association of non-profit home health and hospice agencies serving all Vermonters. Olson, who worked most recently as the Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs at the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS), assumes the role on October 10.

Vermont Farm to School leaders announce grant money for universal meals

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In honor of Farm to School Awareness Month, which begins October 1st, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) gathered Thursday with Vermont Farm to School leaders at Winooski School District to celebrate the impacts of Farm to School programming and to announce new grant funding for Universal Meals in Vermont schools.  Among the celebrants were Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross, State Senators Sirotkin and Zuckerman, Winooski Schools Superintendent Sean McMannon, Farm to School partners, teachers, students, and administrato