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VSAC hosts workshops on filling out financial aid forms

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Student Assistance Corp will offer free workshops at local high schools beginning in early October through November to help families fill out financial aid forms. These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont State Grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont State Grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

Local Vermont youth organizations receive grant from Killington World Cup Committee

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Killington World Cup Committee (KWCC) awards $207,000 to more than 15 nonprofits in the Northeast area. Eight of the nonprofits being in Vermont - include the Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, The Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield, The Kelly Brush Foundation in Burlington, The Killington Ski Club in Killington, The Middlebury Ski Club and The Stride Foundation for Female Athletes in Middlebury, The Pico Ski Education Foundation in Rutland and The Woodstock Ski Runners in South Pomfret.

Sterritt inaugurated as first woman president of Saint Michael’s

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:00am -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine DE Lorraine Sterritt, the 17th president of Saint Michael’s College and the first woman to hold that title, was direct, clear, optimistic and warmly personable in her Saturday afternoon Inauguration Address that celebrated roots, scholarship, confident aspirations and the primacy of serving others. Her lyric speech with a hint of her Northern Ireland homeland focused on service to the college and to each other.

Big E sets all-time attendance record on Vermont Day

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Day at the region’s biggest fair was one for the record books. The Eastern States Exposition, or Big E Fair, in West Springfield, MA, set an all-time attendance record with 172,659 people coming through the gates on Saturday September, 22. This new record came as more than 30 Vermont businesses showcased their innovative products to out-of-state consumers in the Southern New England market on Vermont Day.

Condos part of Overseas Voting Initiative With Convening of Election Officials to Set Research Agenda

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 2:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Council of State Governments, or CSG, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program, or FVAP, and the 25 state and local election official members of the Overseas Voting Initiative, or OVI, recently met for a two-day facilitated meeting to inform the program's research agenda with the goal of aiding the nation's military and overseas citizen voters and the election officials who serve them.

Stonecutter Spirits launches Burlington cocktail bar, tasting room

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Expanding their footprint to the Queen City, Middlebury, Vt.-based distillery Stonecutter Spirits is celebrating the opening of their Burlington cocktail bar and tasting room, Highball Social.

“It’s exciting to be joining the Burlington cocktail scene at a moment when there’s a lot of energy around great spirits,” said Sas Stewart, co-founder and president of Stonecutter Spirits. “At the heart of all of it, we are cocktail nerds, and we’re really thrilled to share our approach to spirits with more people.” 

Q&A: Christine Hallquist

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 5:01pm -- tim

by James Dwinell Christine Hallquist already has made history and will need to make more to become Vermont’s next governor. The former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative and an engineer by education, Hallquist is the first transgender, major-party candidate for governor in the nation. But the Democratic contender also will need to reverse a near-60-year trend in Vermont. To beat Republican Governor Phil Scott, she’ll have to unseat an incumbent, which hasn’t happened here since 1962 when Phil Hoff beat Republican F Ray Keyser Jr. This article will also run in the October issue of Vermont Business Magazine. One on Phil Scott ran in the September issue.

Q&A: Phil Scott

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 5:00pm -- tim

by James Dwinell In his first reelection bid, Republican Governor Phil Scott is facing off against former Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO Christine Hallquist, the Democratic nominee. Scott received a spirited challenge in the primary, unusual for an incumbent in Vermont, largely because of his signing of legislation that tightened gun laws. The limit on magazine size, for instance, goes into effect October 1. He now faces reelection in a heavily Democratic state. This story was first published in the September print issue of Vermont Business Magazine. Hallquist will be featured in the October issue.

Northern Power delisted over financial failure, could close

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northern Power Systems Corp (TSX: NPS), a Barre-based renewable energy and energy storage technology company, announced on September 20, 2018 that it had received a letter from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) notifying the company that the TSX will delist the company’s securities, effective October 22, 2018. TSX imposed the delisting for the failure of the company to meet certain continued listing requirements of TSX. The TSX identified several deficiencies regarding the company’s compliance with the TSX continued listing requirements, including t

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