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UVM expanding suite of online digital marketing certificates

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:41am -- hannah@vermontb...

The University of Vermont announces the launch of four new online digital marketing certificates designed for business professionals through a collaboration with the Digital Marketing Institute, the certification standard in digital marketing education. Adding to UVM’s nationally recognized Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate, students will now also be able to enroll in 10-week, online, advanced-level digital marketing certificates—Social Media Marketing Certificate and Search Marketing Certificate— beginning on September 27, 2017.

Castleton University to host early childhood summer institute

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:37am -- hannah@vermontb...

Castleton University is partnering with the Vermont Early Childhood Consortium to offer the Early Childhood Summer Institute on July 24-27, 2017. The institute consists of 10 simultaneous classes offered by 10 different Vermont Institutions. The courses are designed to promote Vermont’s core values for early education and to meet the needs of teachers of all levels. A strong emphasis is placed on courses that assist teachers in obtaining or retaining licenses and endorsements.

Partnering with the gold standard for beer expertise

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 3:20am -- hannah@vermontb...

Vermont Business MagazineA new collaboration between the University of Vermont’s  Business of Craft Beer Program and the industry-recognized Cicerone® Certification Program will allow students in UVM’s Craft Beer program to further distinguish themselves as craft beer experts with specialized knowledge in selecting, acquiring, and serving a variety of beer styles.

Vermont unemployment rate holds steady at 3.2 percent in June

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:23am -- katie

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for June was 3.2 percent. This reflects no change from the revised May rate (3.2 percent). The national rate in June was 4.4 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the ninth lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas at 2.3 percent (not-seasonally-adjusted). Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for the seventh lowest in the country for the same time period.

2017 Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees announced

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:44am -- hannah@vermontb...

Vermont Business Magazine The Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2017.

Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture.

They are:
• Rupert and Muriel Chamberlin, former dairy farmers and well-known Jersey breeders
• Ray and Pam Allen, applegrowers and agritourism leaders
• Claude Bourbeau, former dairy farmer and leader in dairy issues

NECCA's backstage drama tumbles into the spotlight

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:33pm -- tim

by Randolph T Holhut and Jeff Potter/The Commons This was supposed to be a summer of triumph for the New England Center for Circus Arts. In the space of a week, the 10-year-old nonprofit spun into chaos after its founders, Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, announced that they had been relieved of their duties as the school’s artistic directors. A public revolt by coaches and staff ensued.

Darn Tough Vermont reports double digit growth in second quarter

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Darn Tough Vermont, the fastest growing American manufacturer of premium performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, announces a 24 percent growth in the recent second quarter, year-over-year. Accounting for the impressive overall growth, Darn Tough’s individual categories – Hike, Lifestyle, Run, Work, Hunt and Kids – have all seen major increases.

State to save $550,000 in retired teachers health plan

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 1:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce today announced the successful negotiation of a contract to provide health insurance plans to retired members of the Vermont State Teachers’ Retirement System (VSTRS). This will save the State of Vermont over $550,000 in FY 2018 and provide total savings to retired teachers, over age 65, of $110,000 for grand total savings of $660,000.

Leahy includes safety net for dairy farmers in agriculture appropriations bill

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Thursday notched key victories for Vermont as the Agriculture and Energy and Water appropriations bills cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee. Leahy’s wins include securing $499 million over 10 years to strengthen the safety network for dairy farmers, including the dairy Margin Protection Program.