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Expungement clinic to be held Monday, February 25 in Windsor County

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and members of the Attorney General’s Office will co-host an expungement clinic with Vermont Legal Aid and the Windsor County State’s Attorneys Office on Monday, February 25th, in White River Junction Vermont. This is the third in a series of expungement clinics that Attorney General Donovan has co-hosted around the state.

Vermont House gives final approval to H57, 'preserving the right to abortion'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont House of Representatives gave final approval to H.57, “an act relating to preserving the right to abortion,” Thursday on a vote of 106-36. This bill codifies current state of Vermont practice, which has no restrictions on a woman’s access to reproductive healthcare services, including abortion.

Weekly unemployment claims edge down, but higher than year ago

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims fell below 500 last week and continue to slowly decrease. For the week of February 16, 2019, there were 479 claims, 21 fewer than they were the previous week, but 67 more than they were a year ago.  Altogether 5,863 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 10 from a week ago, but 74 fewer than a year ago.

GW Plastics expands again in Ireland

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar TD announced today that Bethel, Vermont-based GW Plastics, Inc is expanding its advanced manufacturing operations in Sligo, Ireland. GW Plastics, an industry-leading healthcare injection molding and contract manufacturing company, established its first European location with the purchase of Avenue Mould Solutions in 2017 and is growing its operation in response to increased customer demand in its medical device and drug delivery business. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Paul Bruhn and Jo Bradley celebrated for advancing Vermont’s economy

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:55am -- tim

Vermont Bsuiness Magazine The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development honored the Preservation Trust of Vermont Executive Director Paul Bruhn and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley Wednesday for their efforts to grow Vermont’s economy. The two Vermonters received the Agency’s Vermont Economic Advancement Award during the ThinkVermont Legislative Luncheon in Montpelier.

Casella reports growth for Q4 and FY 2018

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company based in Rutland, on Thursday after markets closed reported its financial results for the three- and 12-month periods ended December 31, 2018. The Company also provided guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. Shares were up about a dollar Friday morning to $34.80 and are trading on the high end of its 52-week range ($22.15 - $35.58).

Governor Scott welcomes child care advocates Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe on Thursday hosted Jennifer Garner and Mark K Shriver, CEO of Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), at the Robin’s Nest Child Care Center in Burlington to highlight the educational and economic impacts of increasing access to high-quality, affordable child care.

Vermont Open returns to Stratton’s slopes March 8-10

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Snowboarding is an integral part of Stratton Mountain’s history, and a story that continues to be celebrated on the slopes. Now in its seventh year, Stratton welcomes back the Vermont Open Snowboard and Music Festival from March 8-10. Snowboarding got its big break when Stratton became the first major resort to open its lifts and trails to what was a new sport. Jake Burton Carpenter, founder of the famed snowboarding brand Burton, had been testing his prototypes under the cloak of darkness on the Suntanner trail, and convinced the VP of Mountain Operations Paul Johnston to give it a try. That was 1983, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Entrepreneurship Day helps create solutions

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Over 225 secondary students and their teachers from around the state participated in the 10th annual Entrepreneurship Day/Event February 5, 2019 in Montpelier to celebrate the importance of Vermont Entrepreneurs and small businesses in helping to create a vibrant Vermont economy. Governor Phil Scott addressed the packed crowd in the Capital Plaza Hotel’s ballroom and signed a Proclamation designating February 4th – 8th 2019 Entrepreneurship Week. 

Killington unleashes 2019 NOR’BEASTER unlimited spring pass and event line-up

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and a POWDR company, charges into spring with the NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass and a jam-packed event series as the longest season in the East extends towards Memorial Day and beyond. The 2019 NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass is available for $219*, providing skiers and snowboarders of all ages with unlimited spring skiing and riding from March 15 through June, or as far as Mother Nature will allow. The Spring Pass also unlocks access to live music, events and a 20% discount on Killington managed lodging beginning March 15 through the remainder of the 2018-19 winter season.

BBB: How to form an LLC in Vermont

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:44am -- tim

​Better Business Bureau Are you a small business owner in Vermont? It could be time to take the next step and form a Limited Liability Company (LLC). This type of business entity is growing in popularity as it has both the features of a partnership and a traditional corporation. A key point to remember about LLCs is that they provide businesses with greater liability protection while being simple to manage. Under the formation of an LLC, the owner isn’t personally responsible for the debts and liabilities of the business.