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Chamber Of Commerce launches Member 2 Member Fuel Discount Program

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:34am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of their Member 2 Member Benefit Program with a special discounted rate on fuel offered through three local fuel companies. This program is open to Chamber member businesses and their employees. Member 2 Member benefit programs bring value to chamber membership by offering appealing discounted programs or goods from members to members.

USDA helps Vermont businesses make energy investments

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided capital support to 17 Vermont businesses transitioning to renewable or energy efficient technologies to cut costs and reduce energy consumption this year. Vermont farms and small businesses used more than $3 million in grants and loan guarantees through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Vermont All-Payer ACO Model joins growing state-based efforts to deliver better health care and reduce costs

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:43pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state of Vermont jointly announced today the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, a new initiative aimed at accelerating delivery system reform for Vermont residents. The Vermont All-Payer ACO Model aims to transform health care for the entire state and its population.

Gov. Shumlin appoints Trautz as Washington County Assistant Judge

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:30pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Otto Trautz to replace Washington County Assistant Judge Otto Kinzel.

“Otto’s longstanding experience with state government, his budget expertise, and his thoughtful temperament make him a strong addition to Vermont’s assistant judges,” Gov. Shumlin said.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettles will make annual appearance starting in November

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:30pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The Salvation Army is hoping that its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign will mean a brighter holiday season for struggling men, women and children in Vermont. Funds raised through the familiar red kettles are vital to The Salvation Army’s programs and services. This year’s statewide campaign goal is $223,236.00 as Salvation Army leaders attempt to meet the increasing demands for assistance. The charitable organization expects to have more than 80 red kettles throughout the state on street corners and shopping areas through December 24th.

Sterling College recognized as top performer in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:25pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Sterling College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving the top spot for Food & Dining, tying for first for Grounds and Coordination & Planning, ranking third in Curriculum, and third overall among 60 leading sustainable baccalaureate institutions.

Vermont Historical Society presents the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums Achievement Award

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:18pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Every year the Vermont Historical Society presents the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums Achievement Awards. These awards recognize the exceptional work being done by individuals and community heritage organizations throughout the state to collect, preserve and share Vermont’s rich history. Four Awards were presented this year in conjunction with the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums Annual Meeting on October 15, 2016 in Castleton, VT.

Gov. Shumlin statement on GMCB All Payer Model vote

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:26am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the Green Mountain Care Board approved a plan that will allow Vermont to transform its health care system so it rewards quality of care rather than quantity of care. The so-called All Payer Model will align incentives across all payers in the health care system – Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance – so that doctors and others are paid for focusing on keeping people healthy rather than running tests or procedures.

Castleton University awarded $85,000 grant for integrative learning project

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 5:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This past summer Castleton University was awarded $85,000 for year one of a three year, $275,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to enhance integrative learning on campus. Labeled the Integrative Learning Project, the endeavor aims to amplify Castleton’s approach to relationship-based learning by creating a signature program that will meld existing curricular and co-curricular elements to create a transformative experience for all students at Castleton.

Federal education grant of $2.4 million for VSAC will serve over 1,500 adults

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont congressional delegation today announced that the Vermont Student Assistance Corp will receive $2.4 million over five years in a federal Educational Opportunity Center grant to promote education and workforce development with Vermont adults. In a joint statement, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) said: “While Vermont is fortunate to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, many Vermonters continue to struggle to find good-payi

Burlington Parks Foundation completes $1 million campaign for Waterfront Bike Path

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today Mayor Miro Weinberger, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department (DPRW), the Burlington Parks Foundation, and other City officials celebrated the Parks Foundation reaching its goal of raising $1 million in support of the rehabilitation of the Waterfront Bike Path. The Parks Foundation set the goal in 2014, and today announced at one of the Bike Path’s new pause places that it has raised $1,026,622 in cash and pledges from over 250 residents and businesses, and presented a symbolic check to Mayor Weinberger.