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SunCommon hosts benefit for Hurricane Harvey Wednesday

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine SunCommon, a Waterbury-based solar company, is hosting a benefit film screening at their Waterbury headquarters to encourage Vermonters to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The devastation brought by Tropical Storm Irene to Vermont in 2011, and specifically the Waterbury area, required the community to gather together as friends and neighbors while receiving the support from sources far and wide. Now that Vermont has rebuilt, it is time to aid others in their recovery.

Lenovo to pay states over hacker-vulnerable software

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:41pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Thomas J Donovan, Jr today announced that Vermont has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. The settlement resolves allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to Vermont consumers.

Samara Fund supports Vermont’s LGBTQ community with $65,000 in grants

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, announces awards of $65,000 in grants and scholarships in its sixth annual competitive grant round at the Foundation. The fund awarded $55,000 to 18 nonprofits, including support for the Vermont Pride Festival and Parade on Sunday, September 10, and $10,000 in scholarships to five high school seniors.

Vermont Educational Health Care Benefits Commission to hold initial meeting Sept 6

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine David Provost, chairman of the Vermont Educational Health Care Commission, has announced that its initial meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6, at 3 pm at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) in Montpelier. The public is invited to attend. Formed by the Vermont Legislature during the last legislative session, the Commission is charged with determining “whether and how to establish a single statewide health benefit plan for all teachers, administrators, and other employees of supervisory unions and school districts.” 

Study: Stress management beneficial for health care workers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:18am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A research study conducted at the University of Vermont Medical Center, College of Nursing Health Sciences, and Larner College of Medicine has found that the Benson Henry Institute’s (BHI) evidence-based Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) is a valuable model to use with health professionals to enhance their well-being, increase daily mindful awareness and practice, and reduce perceptions of stress and job burnout. 

Mt Ascutney Hospital Acute Rehab Center earns renewed 3-year CARF

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Acute Rehabilitation Center at Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has earned 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), following an extensive review. CARF surveyors completed a 2-day survey in June, 2017, comprehensively reviewing the Hospital’s inpatient acute rehabilitation program, from preadmission to administration of care.

Smith: Gruber deal lets everyone off the hook

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 2:28pm -- tim

by Mike Smith It may have gone largely unnoticed, but buried in a news cycle that was dominated by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, came the announcement that the Vermont attorney general’s office had reached a legal settlement with controversial health care consultant and Massachusetts Institute of Technology economics professor Jonathan Gruber.

People’s United Bank leaders recognized as patriotic employers

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine People’s United Bank employees, Vicky Ross, Sr. VP of Trust and Investments, of Hinesburg, and Jo Ann Cannon, Manager of the Business Analyst Team, of Stowe, recently received the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot award. David Wheel and Jerry Manock, representing Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presented the awards for the unconditional and continuous support that both Ross and Cannon have given to their employee and citizen-service member, Louis Santillo, from Burlington. 

Troopers kill Poultney man during standoff

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine During the early morning hours of Friday, September 1, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit shot and killed an adult male, identified as Michael Battles, age 32 of Poultney, VT.  This shooting occurred during a standoff at Battles’ residence located at 1703 Finel Hollow Road in Poultney as Troopers were attempting to apprehend Battles for Aggravated Domestic Assault that occurred earlier the previous day. 

VCRD names Middlebury as next Climate Economy Model Community

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Council on Rural Development, joined by partners Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power, announced Friday that Middlebury will be the second community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. The program, named by a local planning team the Greater Middlebury Community Climate Economy Initiative, will hold a kick-off event and community dinner on Monday, September 18.

'Join The Adventure' for new Scouts kicks off across the state

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America kicked off its state wide youth and parent membership recruitment effort to invite boys to join Scouting. The campaign will run primarily through the months of September and October. Any boy in kindergarten through 5th grade is invited to join a local Cub Scout pack in their community.  Boys 11 to 17 years old are invited to join a Boy Scout troop.  Keep an eye out for yards signs, information flyers, posters and other media promotion that will be distributed throughout the communities.