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Casella Waste System announces remarketing of VEDA solid waste disposal revenue bonds

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company based in Rutland, today announced two transactions relating to certain of its industrial revenue bonds, including its VEDA and FAME bonds.

Vermont unemployment insurance rates going down, benefits up

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:12pm -- tim

by Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle I was excited to announce last week that Vermont employers, as well as Vermonters who are collecting unemployment, will both benefit from three changes to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program starting July 1, 2018. Due to the health of the unemployment insurance trust fund, the Department of Labor anticipates a reduction in the average UI tax rate paid by employers, while increasing the maximum weekly benefit amount for those temporarily collecting unemployment benefits. If this positive economic trend continues, employers will also see a $2,000 reduction in the taxable wage base on January 1, 2019.

CCV to hold 51st Commencement on June 2 in Northfield

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Community College of Vermont (CCV) will hold its 51st commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House in Northfield, Vermont on June 2, 2018. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm. The College is pleased to announce that Jen Kimmich, co-founder of The Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury and Stowe, will deliver this year's commencement address. In addition to creating the famous Heady Topper, Kimmich and her husband John are well known for their innovative entrepreneurship, environmentalism and philanthropy.

Palliative Care, Hospice, and End-of-Life Issues focus of GMAL SVMC lecture March 21

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will partner to present a “Medicine Today” lecture about palliative care. The talk, Palliative Care, Hospice, and End-of-Life Issues, will be presented by Allen Hutcheson, MD, a specialist in palliative medicine. Palliative care is a relatively new medical specialty that aims to relieve patients’ suffering during serious illnesses.

Soldiers injured during avalanche at Easy Gully in Smugglers' Notch

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to a press release from the Vermont National Guard issued at 2:30 this afternoon, six US Army soldiers were reported injured during an avalanche while performing advanced mountaineering training in Easy Gully, Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, at approximately 1 pm Wednesday. Two Cambridge rescue units were dispatched to the scene. This information was updated at 4:30 to indicate that five of the six soldiers injured during the avalanche were transported to UVM Medical Center for treatment. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

Community Bank NA branches collect more than 6,500 food items for local pantries

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts recently joined together to host a canned food drive throughout February. The more than 100 participating branches collected 6,668 items and $500 in donations for local food pantries, shelves and banks, surpassing the original goal of 2,018 items.

Okemo and Mount Sunapee join the Epic Pass

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vail Resorts, Inc (NYSE: MTN) announced today that Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont and Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, as well as Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, will join the industry-leading Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning in the 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 64 mountain resorts in 11 states and provinces and eight countries for skiers and snowboarders. Vail owns Stowe Mountain Resort. Vail and rival Aspen/Alterra and its Mountain Collective and Ikon passes (Sugarbush Vermont and Taos and Jackson Hole in the West, among others) have been signing up resorts around the world for their respective shared ski passes.

Vermont employers to be honored for wellness programs

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On March 21, Business owners, CEOs, company presidents and human resources directors from 81 Vermont worksites will receive awards for their onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance. Governor Phil Scott, state health commissioner Mark Levine, and Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, will present the awards during a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington.

Governor decreases workers' comp insurance rates to save $10 million

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced that workers’ compensation insurance rates will continue to improve for a second year in a row. It will cost less for most Vermont employers when the new rates approved by the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) become effective on April 1. The log hauling industry will be the biggest benefactors and overall it will save Vermont employers $10 million a year.


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