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Annual golf tournament raises $9,000 for Howard Center

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Members of the Vermont Chapter of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) recently presented Howard Center with a check for more than $9,000, raised through the group’s annual golf tournament at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the event which benefits Howard Center's Outdoor Challenge programming. The Outdoor Challenge activities give youth the opportunity to participate in therapeutic outdoor adventures while building lasting skills. Since the first year of the tournament, the IEHA has contributed more than $162,127 for outdoor challenge programming.

Howard Center Parent-Child Program offers training for mental health providers

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center will host a statewide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training starting July 24 for Vermont mental health providers. PCIT is an evidence-based method to support families with young children. Thirteen clinicians from five mental health agencies in Vermont will begin the year-long training in July 2017. Dr Rhea Chase and Dr Joshua Masse, clinical psychologists and PCIT Master Trainers, will conduct the trainings. Dr Chase is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, and Dr.

Dubie Family Maple represents Vermont at White House Showcase

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Franklin County's Dubie Family Maple LLC is representing Vermont in President Donald J Trump’s “Made in America Showcase” today at the White House. The President will recognize one company from each state that manufactures and produces its products in America. Dubie Family Maple will be showcasing pure, organic maple syrup and maple products in the White House’s Blue Room.

Timber company agrees to pay $375,000 to resolve overharvesting claims

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:38pm -- hannah@vermontb...

Vermont Business Magazine The State of Vermont has settled a major forestry case with Plum Creek Maine Timberlands, LLC (Plum Creek) for $375,000. This settlement resolves claims that Plum Creek overharvested trees in violation of its forest management plan. The settlement resolves a case that began in 2010 when Plum Creek was found to have overharvested trees from their property. Due to this violation, the State removed a parcel of Plum Creek’s forest land from Vermont’s Current Use Program. The Current Use Program allows lands producing timber or agricultural products to be appraised based on those uses rather than the commercial value of the property. Last fall, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreations’ finding that Plum Creek had violated its forest management plan by overharvesting trees. The matter was remanded back to the Superior Court to determine the tax consequences of the violation.

Powell named Top 25 Most Influential Women by CEO Connection

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell was again named among the top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market by CEO Connection in 2017. This list recognizes the top 25 women in the US based on their ability to influence change, innovation, and standards for excellence in mid-market companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion. Other winners include the CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings and Charlotte Russe.

Two Vermont inns make Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Twin Farms of Barnard and Rabbit Hill Inn of Waterford were named to Travel + Leisure’s prestigious ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World.’ The rankings were based on results from Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" survey that it puts out annually to its readers. Twin Farms, an all-inclusive five-star experience for adults only, is ranked Number 15 in the world by the luxury travel magazine. Rabbit Hill Inn, a romantic and luxurious 19-room bed and breakfast that caters to adults, came in at Number 30 in the rankings. The Vermont lodging properties were ranked Number 1 and Number 2, respectively, for the Northeast United States. Only 27 properties from the United States made the Travel + Leisure rankings. Twin Farms is rated as the Number 5 property in the United States, and Rabbit Hill Inn rates as Number 6 in the country.

Vermont Public Radio successfully concludes $10 million capital campaign

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine After three years and donations from more than 2,000 supporters, Vermont Public Radio surpassed the $10 million goal for its VPR Next Capital Campaign on June 29. The successful completion of the campaign positions VPR to embrace the opportunities of a dynamic and changing media landscape, while solidifying its strong foundation built on 40 years of public service.

Washington & Lamoille counties added to FEMA's preliminary flood damage assessment

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Washington and Lamoille counties have been added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) request after Vermont Officials identified additional damages last week.  In conjunction with state personnel, the PDA is being conducted by FEMA beginning today.

14th Star Brewing to receive Timothy Bovat Civic Involvement Award

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the 2017 Tim Bovat Civic Involvement Award to 14th Star Brewing Founders Steve Gagner and Matt Kehaya, and CEO Andrea Gagner. The presentation will be made during the Tim’s House Annual Golf Classic on Friday, August 18th at the Champlain Country Club, following lunch at approximately 2 pm. The Golf Classic is held annually to benefit Tim’s House, a transitional housing shelter built in Bovat’s memory.