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Norwich University celebrates 2017 Commencement

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University celebrated graduation of approximately 380 students from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program at a ceremony held Saturday, May 13, in Shapiro Field House. There were approximately 238 students in the Corps of Cadets and 142 civilian students that graduated. The top five graduating majors are: Criminal Justice; Management; Nursing; Mechanical Engineering; and Computer Security & Information Assurance.

Special Olympics Vermont CEO Lisa DeNatale announces retirement

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Special Olympics Vermont President & CEO, Lisa DeNatale has announced she will retire, effective December 1, 2017. For the past six years, DeNatale has led the state-wide non-profit organization that provides inclusive sports training and competition opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Vermont is an accredited program of Special Olympics, Inc, which globally reaches 5.3 million athletes in over 170 countries.

Sean Londergan named State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Legal Aid staff attorney Sean Londergan has been selected as Vermont’s new State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (SLTCO).  Starting May 1, Londergan began leading the Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project (VOP), a team comprised of six regional ombudsmen and local volunteers.  The VOP helps residents of Vermont’s long-term care facilities across the state, as well as people receiving home-based long-term care services through the Choices for Care program.

DEC seeks public input on water quality improvement plans for Lake Memphremagog watershed

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on three draft plans being released today to strategically improve water quality in the Lake Memphremagog watershed. A series of public meetings will be held this month to discuss the plans and hear suggestions from citizens. The waters of Lake Memphremagog are shared with the province of Quebec, but most of the ponds and rivers that feed it are located in Vermont.

Millennial moms more interested in baby formula than they expected

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Perrigo Nutritionals, a leading US infant formula maker with a plant in Georgia, Vermont, has released findings from a nationwide survey of 2,000 moms with children one to three years of age. The survey, which gained insights into moms' thoughts on baby during the first year, found millennial moms differ greatly from other generations in countless ways.

CCV to hold 50th Commencement on June 3 in Northfield

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Community College of Vermont (CCV) will hold its 50th commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House in Northfield, Vermont on June 3, 2017. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm. This year, nearly 500 students from across the state will be awarded associate degrees. Students representing all 14 Vermont counties will be graduating along with students from 11 other states and 9 countries. Also among the graduates are 44 veterans and active duty military. The youngest graduate is 17 and the oldest is 62.

UVM clinical trial will test vaccine aimed to protect military troops

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Acute respiratory disease (ARD) due to infection with adenovirus is a major cause of morbidity at military training centers.  In addition to ARD, adenovirus infection can cause sore throat, pneumonia, conjunctivitis, and urinary infections. Military recruits are particularly susceptible to illness due to their close living quarters, physical stress, and lack of sleep.  When the infection is severe, it disrupts training schedules, can lead to hospitalization, and increases medical costs.

Long Trail Brewing, Hannaford and Farrell Distributing help Vermont Foodbank fight hunger

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Last week, representatives from Long Trail Brewing Company and Farrell Distributing visited the Vermont Foodbank to present a check for $12,285 to fight hunger in Vermont. During July and December 2016, Long Trail Brewing Company donated $1 for every case of Long Trail sold at Hannaford Supermarkets throughout New England.

VITL connects with Veterans Health Information Exchange to improve care for Vermont veterans

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, has announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program.

Home Care Assistance to open new facility in Essex Jct

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington has announced the grand opening of its office in Essex Junction. The Grand Opening Event will be held on Wednesday, May 24th from 5pm to 7pm. The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce will be present for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 pm followed by an office tour, light hors d’ oeuvres and beverages, professional networking and a special presentation on Home Care Assistance’s exclusive programs. 

Howard Center’s Career Connections receives high praise

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center’s Career Connections supported employment program for adults with mental health challenges recently received high marks from the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Based on the December 2016 review, Career Connections was awarded the highest rating in Vermont at this time, 118 out of a possible 125. Because of its exemplary rating, Career Connections has been recommended to other states and countries as a model for similar programs.