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Weinberger rejects City Council resolution, announces 'strong support' for F-35 basing at BTV

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that, following a "thorough review" of concerns raised recently by the public and media, he "will continue to strongly support" the planned F-35 basing at the Burlington International Airport. He will neither sign nor veto the resolution, which will take effect in any case April 16 and will have no impact on the arrival of the new fighter jets late next year. He said in a statement that he decided not to veto the resolution because that would only extend the debate surrounding the ballot question supported by voters in March. The ballot question requested the Air Force seek an alternative mission for the Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG).

Vermont ski resort closing dates announced, several still open

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ski Vermont reports that with yet another incredible winter under our belts, it is that time of year again when we must begin to announce closing dates. Thanks to Vermont’s world-class snowmaking and Mother Nature’s willingness to bestow numerous powder days upon us, many resorts are staying open well into April, May and even June. For those looking ahead to next season and wanting to secure a pass in the state with the longest season on the East Coast, now is the time to buy and save on 2018-19 season passes at Vermont resorts.

Lenny’s Boots ‘n Beer Event raises over $3,300 for SO Vermont

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel brewed up over $4,300 for Special Olympics Vermont and New York during their Boots ‘n Beer fundraising events. Lenny’s offered free beer tastings by three local breweries at each event. In addition to the free tastings, customers could purchase limited edition event t-shirts and raffle tickets for a chance to win boots, shoes, clothing and accessories. 100% of the t-shirt and raffle ticket proceeds are being donated to Special Olympics Vermont and New York. Lenny’s gave away over a 50 raffle prizes including KEEN Utility work boots, Merrell shoes and three $100 Lenny’s Gift Cards.

Senate Parliamentarian MacDonough to deliver Vermont Law School commencement Address

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine United States Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth Coss MacDonough JD’98 will deliver the 43rd Commencement address at Vermont Law School on Saturday, May 12, President and Dean Thomas McHenry announced today. In addition to honoring MacDonough, a VLS graduate, the school will confer honorary degrees upon Mustafa Santiago Ali, senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus, and Christopher Dutton, former chair of the VLS Board of Trustees.

Castleton collaborates with Landmark College on degree success

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Castleton University and Landmark College, a private institution located in Putney, have formed a collaborative agreement creating a pathway for degree completion. The agreement makes the transition for graduates of Landmark College to Castleton seamless and affordable. The agreement guarantees admission to all Landmark College students who graduate with an associate’s degree and who have achieved a 3.0 grade point average.

Starting a business and looking for money: How does it work?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, White River Investment Club, and Randolph Economic Development Council are partnering with Slow Money Vermont to host an evening of stories and dialogue focused on what it takes for early-stage entrepreneurs to capitalize their businesses on May 17th. A panel of entrepreneurs will share their stories, complemented by the perspective of capital providers and business assistance programs. Audience engagement will be encouraged and facilitated. 

VSECU members donate $23,000 to local charities

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine VSECU, a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, is donating $23,000 to Vermont charities through its member-directed, charitable giving program, We Care 2. More than 4,600 VSECU members allocated the earmarked funds by casting votes for one of five charitable organizations that impact issues of food, shelter, heat, environment, or financial education for Vermonters.

AG to hear concerns of older Vermonters

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that his Office will be undertaking a statewide listening tour to engage older Vermonters about their most pressing concerns. Currently, over one-third of Vermonters are 55 and older. Many older Vermonters are thriving. Others suffer from financial insecurity, isolation, lack of access to needed care and services, and memory loss, among other challenges. Some suffer from neglect, exploitation, and abuse.

Champlain College Online cuts tuition in half

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College Online, a leader in career-focused adult higher education, today announced that it will reduce its online undergraduate tuition by 50 percent to $318 per credit, effective Fall 2018. The not-for-profit college's decision to reduce tuition was driven in part by data from a survey it commissioned in November 2017. The Champlain survey found that a significant majority-60 percent-of U.S.

Howard Center Supported Employment Program gets grant from People’s United

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Project Hire, Howard Center’s supported employment program for individuals with a developmental disability, recently received a $2,500 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation. Kathy Schirling, Director of Marketing and Community Services at People’s United Bank and Liaison to the People’s United Community Foundation, says, “Supporting our community is a priority at People’s United, and I can’t think of a better way to support Howard Center and the people it serves.

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