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VFCU ranks 5th best nationally in member value score

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Federal Credit Union ranked highly in Callahan & Associates Return of the Member (ROM) Scoring in the 3rd Quarter 2017. Callahan & Associates is a credit union research and consulting firm that supports credit unions by providing actionable data, fostering collaboration, and driving groundbreaking innovation.

St Albans City School named state winner in $2 million* national STEAM competition from Samsung

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:47am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine St Albans City School in Saint Albans has been named the Vermont state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEAM).

Vermont has highest rate of moving-in in US

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine While Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West and the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents, Vermont had the highest rate of in-migration in the nation and was the only state in the Northeast with a positive trend. In 2017, more residents moved out of Illinois than any other state with 63 percent of moves being outbound. Vermont had the highest percentage of inbound migration in 2017 with nearly 68 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound. Those are the results of the United Van Lines' 41st Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

McClure funding available to increase access to college and careers

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The J Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has announced available funding for the 2018-19 school year for efforts that improve equitable access to the postsecondary and career education that leads to Vermont’s most promising jobs. A supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, the McClure Foundation envisions a Vermont where no promising job goes unfilled for lack of a qualified applicant.

Generator picks four maker-entrepreneurs for JumpStart residency

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:57pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Generator, Burlington’s maker space, announced the four entrepreneurs chosen for its new twelve-week Jump/Start, residency program, and free public lecture series. Each Jump/Start Entrepreneur receives $1,000 in cash, and over $4,500 worth of in-kind services including 24/7 access to Generator’s high-tech fabrication facilities, classes and expert consultations.

Berkshire Bank launches $50,000 scholarship program

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank is excited to announce that it will honor thirty-five high school seniors across Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for their volunteer service with Berkshire Bank Scholarships. The scholarships recognize students who excel academically, have a financial need and share in Berkshire Bank’s commitment to community service.

McClaughry: The difficult legislative agenda of 2018

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 5:01am -- tim

by John McClaughry The biennial session of the Legislature that convenes this week will face more than its share of hot button issues. Here’s a quick survey of the 2018 agenda. State finances: The legislature faces a FY2019 General Fund budget deficit projected to surpass $40 million. The bright side of this coin is that covering a deficit puts a strong damper on everpresent demands for new spending that would require tax increases. 

Rutland Regional receives 5-Star rating from Healthgrades

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rutland Regional Medical Center announced that it has achieved a 5 Star rating for its performance in Total Knee Replacement, Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Gall Bladder Surgery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. 

Graff Report: Book details the lengthy career of Patrick Leahy

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 6:39am -- tim

by Chris Graff In the 1994 movie Forrest Gump ("Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.") the main character witnesses and at times influences some of the defining events of the 20th century. There's Gump as an all-American football player, serving in Vietnam, meeting President John F Kennedy, causing the resignation of President Richard Nixon and investing in Apple Computer before anyone realized its potential. The story is absolutely implausible. No person could ever be present as so much history unfolds.