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Donovan launches 'Landlord Restoration Program' to improve lead safety

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s housing stock is among the oldest in the nation. More than 70 percent of homes in the state were built before 1978 and are presumed to contain lead. To help property owners and landlords address lead exposure and protect the health of tenants and their children the Attorney General’s Office is launching a community-focused program to assist property owners who are landlords comply with Vermont’s lead safety laws.

Northern Vermont AHEC receives $2 million grant to diversify health workforce

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northern Vermont AHEC has received a $2 million grant from the federal Office of Minority Health, Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity program to lead a three-state initiative in northern New England aimed at increasing the diversity of the health workforce. The project will begin in Vermont this fall for 9th through 12th grade students at Winooski and Burlington High Schools with the HERO (Health Education Resources Opportunity) program.  HERO will offer science enrichment and health careers exploration in partnership with the UVM Larner College

Leahy reports on subcommittee approval of State Dept Appropriations Bill

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The bill provides $51.195 billion in discretionary budget authority, including $20.785 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations. The allocation is $10.7 billion above the president’s request as scored by CBO, but it is $1.9 billion below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level when factoring in fiscal year 2017 funding for famine relief but not the Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017.  

US Senator Leahy Ranking Member (D-Vermont), Ranking Member of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, said:

Governor names winners of $2.7 million in tax incentives

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the allocation of $2.7 million in state tax incentives for 22 projects, supporting more than $53 million in downtown and village center construction and rehabilitation efforts. This includes nearly $300,000 for the renovation of two upper-floors in downtown Montpelier’s French Block. Vacant for more than 75 years this underutilized downtown building will be rehabilitated to create 18 affordable housing units.

2017-18 season pass offerings at Vermont ski resorts

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 2:22pm -- tim

VERMONT SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION For visitors coming to the Green Mountains to ski or snowboard this winter, season passes are one of the best investments to make. Not only is there no better feeling on a powder day than skipping the ticket line and heading straight to first chair, but skiers and snowboarders save immensely throughout the season when they purchase a pass at their favorite resort. Many of Vermont’s resorts offer special discounts and passes like pre season deals, military, couples, student passes and more. Find out what’s on sale for the 2017-18 season:

Deal reached for affordable housing at former Burlington College site

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain Housing Trust and Eric Farrell announced today that an agreement has been reached on the development of 30 affordable condominiums on the former Burlington College land now known as Cambrian Rise. This will be the first of what is expected to be a two-phase project. The agreement stipulates a purchase price of $6.3 million for the 30 condominiums. The sale price is discounted from estimated market value of $8.5 million due to Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, and is dependent on CHT securing funds to help finance the purchase.

Keurig makes a 'strong' move with new coffee maker

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Waterbury-based Keurig Green Mountain, Inc, a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems, has unveiled the new Keurig K-Select coffee maker. The latest in Keurig brewing innovation, the sleek and versatile K-Select coffee maker features a strong brew with a removable water reservoir and an intuitive interface to help coffee lovers brew the perfect cup every time.

Vermont court orders Google to comply with warrants related to alleged sexual exploitation of children

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Superior Court, Addison Criminal Division, ordered Google, Inc to comply with Vermont search warrants. The search warrants sought computer records and files related to the alleged sexual exploitation of children. Google refused to produce such files because they were stored on overseas servers. The search warrants were issued in three separate criminal investigations, two of which the Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting and one of which the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is prosecuting.

Article One Partners surpasses $8 million mark for rewards paid

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Williston-based Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest intellectual property research community and pioneer in crowd-based prior art searching, announced today that it has exceeded $8 million dollars in payments to their research community -- the Crowd, which has grown to more than 42,000 registrants. In addition to paying over $8M in research rewards, and continuously attracting researchers to surpass 42,000, the company is on a pace to surpass the number of new clients and repeat client engagements for 2017 by 50+% over 2016.

Vermont leaders respond to president's DACA decision

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine President Trump on Tuesday ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) -- a program that had protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement. The president blames President Obama for initiating DACA via executive order and if Congress sees fit, it can now pass a bill to extend the program.

Twigg named associate academic dean at Johnson State

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Sharon Twigg, chair of the writing and literature department at Johnson State College, has been named JSC associate academic dean in a new position that will focus on undergraduate program assessment and student retention. Twigg, interim academic dean in the 2016-17 academic year, joined the faculty in 2008. As associate academic dean, she will develop an assessment process for academic and non-academic departments to support student success.