Vermont Business Magazine On Thursday, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Encore Renewable Energy, and SoCore Energy, held a Community Appreciation Event at the site of VEC’s first Co-op Community Solar project on Route 78 and Dump Road in Alburgh. The Community Appreciation Event was held to thank VEC members and the Town of Alburgh for helping to bring the one-megawatt solar project to fruition. VEC’s Co-op Community Solar project provides Co-op members with a new opportunity to save money by sponsoring solar panels and obtaining monthly bill credits. Developing cost-effective, well-sited, locally-generated, renewable energy is a VEC priority.
Vermont Business Magazine People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) on Thursday reported net income of $73.7 million, or $0.24 per share, for the third quarter of 2016, compared to $68.4 million, or $0.23 per share, for the third quarter of 2015, and $68.5 million, or $0.23 per share, for the second quarter of 2016.
Public Assets Institute, Montpelier This January, Vermont will have all new leadership at the State House. It’s the perfect time to zero in on three initiatives that are fundamental to Vermonters’ lives: 1) Ensure that work pays and families meet their basic needs; 2) Make smart evidence-based investments; 3) Restore public confidence in state government.
Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont Troopers Association announced its support for Phil Scott for governor. “The Vermont Troopers Association is proud to endorse Phil Scott for Governor,” said the Association’s President, Sergeant Michael O’Neil. “Phil has a long track record of working with the law enforcement community and understands the daily challenges of the job. Lt.
Vermont Business Magazine The Williston-Richmond Rotary donated $2000 today to the Split the Ticket Program.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) announced Thursday that the US Department of Labor awarded $4.3 million to a St Albans-based nonprofit, Vermont Associates for Training and Development, to expand their efforts to provide job training and employment services for low-income seniors. In addition to helping Vermonters, the boost in federal funding will allow Vermont Associates for Training and Development to replicate their employment services program in Maine and throughout large swaths of New York and Pennsylvania.
Vermont Business Magazine Darn Tough Vermont, the Northfield-based manufacturer of the fastest growing collection of performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, continues to acquire market share through aggressive growth in multiple categories. With a formidable annual sales forecast, Darn Tough is seizing upon opportunities in the Lifestyle, Junior and Work markets, it reported today.
Vermont Business Magazine Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by leading Vermont environmental advocates, addressed today the environmental benefits of redeveloping the declining Burlington Town Center (BTC) into a mixed-use, City neighborhood. The supporters announced at the event included the Conservation Law Foundation, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the Burlington Electric Commission, and the Chittenden County Regional Transportation Commission.
Vermont Business Magazine The first annual Vermont Road Pitch “Pitch-Off” was held at Champlain College on Tuesday, October 18. Augustine (Gus) Rietsema from MacroFuel Food won the statewide Pitch-Off, edging out 10 other talented entrepreneurs. Earlier this summer, 11 businesses won local and regional Road Pitch competitions to qualify for the Statewide Pitch-Off. Fresh Tracks Road Pitch is a 5-day motorcycle tour that brings 45 riders with investment and business experience to towns throughout Vermont to hear business ideas from local entrepreneurs.
Vermont Business Magazine While November marks the return of skiing and snowboarding to the mountains of Vermont, this season’s opening of the slopes will be highlighted by an event that welcomes many of the best skiers in the world to the Green Mountain State. Skiing’s top women competitors will make their way to Killington over Thanksgiving weekend as the resort hosts the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. This will be the first alpine World Cup event in the eastern United States in 25 years.
Vermont Business Magazine More than 460 business, community, environmental, and government leaders gathered over 2-days at the 16th Annual Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo held October 13 & 14 in S. Burlington. Recognizing legislative, citizen, and industry champions and innovators for their outstanding contributions toward securing our sustainable energy future, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) presented the following 2016 Renewable Energy Awards.
Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Natural Resources is starting a rulemaking process to promote four special Vermont wetlands to Class I status, the highest level of state protection under the Vermont Wetland Rules. The four wetlands vary in size, region, and function, but all have been determined to be irreplaceable or exceptional in their contribution to Vermont’s natural heritage. These wetlands are the Black Gum Swamps in Vernon, Dennis Pond Wetlands in Brunswick, Chickering Fen bog in Calais, and the Sandbar Wetlands in Milton and Colchester.