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Manufacturing Solutions Inc. is awarded VEGI Incentive

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:47pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (MSI) has been accepted into the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. MSI received support and assistance throughout the process from the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation. This incentive will support the company’s plans to expand space and improve tooling, resulting in new and improved jobs.

Vermont outdoor recreation worth $5.5 billion

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released its Outdoor Recreation Economy report for Vermont, the first report of its kind that comprehensively captures the power of a vast multi-billion dollar economic engine in communities and across the nation. Every year, Vermont residents alone spend $1.51 billion on outdoor recreation, and at least 128 outdoor companies call the district home.

Scott vetoes toxic substances bill, S103

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Monday night, Governor Phil Scott vetoed S103. The bill would give the Department of Health additional authority to regulate manufacturing and the sale of products in Vermont. S103 lowers the scientific criteria required to classify chemicals as dangerous and allows the Commissioner of Health to unilaterally regulate or ban the sale of children’s products in Vermont, especially for children's products. The governor said the bill is duplicative to the state's already strong standards on hazardous materials and could increase costs of goods to consumers and businesses.

UVM Medical Center and MGH team up for Swanton man’s heart transplant

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kevin Daignault of Swanton recently got a life-changing call in the middle of the night -- after a long wait, a new heart had finally become available for him.  Daignault hopped in the car immediately for a trip to Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital to have the transplant operation. Luckily for him, it was only the second time he’d had to make that drive because, due to a special partnership between the University of Vermont Medical Center and Massachusetts General, most of his pre-operative care happened in Vermont. 

UVM Medical Center recognized for quality bariatric surgery

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has recognized University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM Medical Center) with a Blue Distinction Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery (bariatric, metabolic and weight loss surgery) as part of the national Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are healthcare facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective patient safety and health outcome measures developed with input from the medical community.

Burlington Electric alerts customers to phone scam

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Burlington Electric Department today is warning customers about an ongoing bill payment phone scam targeting a variety of Burlington businesses and is encouraging its customers to sign up for scam alert notifications from the Attorney General’s Office. In a new wave of calls today, Burlington Electric customers, including restaurants, a funeral home, and a jewelry store, have been receiving calls threatening disconnection if payment is not made immediately.

State Board of Education announces search for Secretary of Education

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Board of Education today announced the start of its search for a new Secretary of Education. This exempt position is open to all state employees and external candidates. Those interested should apply by 5 pm on April 30, 2018. The State Board will consider only candidates who meet the statutory requirements stipulated by the General Assembly.

Reactions to bombings in Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) issued the following statements Friday after President Donald Trump announced the United States launched strikes against Syrian targets.

Milk Money launches City Market crowdfunding campaign

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine MILK MONEY L3C, an equity crowdfunding portal for Vermonters, announces its seventh Invest Local Campaign: City Market. Vermonters who are Members of City Market Co-op will have the opportunity to learn more about and invest in this community-owned food cooperative via the Milk Money platform. Milk Money offers the opportunity for true “impact investing” since a dollar invested in a local business generates potential financial return as well as tangible social return on investment.