Vermont Business Magazine Age Well (formerly the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging), Vermont’s largest Meals on Wheels provider, has entered into a partnership with Lindley Food Service to support the growing demand and changing environment of Meals on Wheels. Under the current model, Age Well oversees fourteen different food vendors across Northwestern Vermont.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott released a letter to legislative leadership Tuesday evening indicating that he will call a Special Session of the Legislature to begin next Wednesday, May 23. The governor is declining to sign the $5.8 billion budget and related education spending bill because of what he views as a tax hike to cover education expenses. Because this is a Special Session and not a Veto Session, any piece of legislation can be brought to the floor. Scott hopes to wrap up the session on Friday, May 25.
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Medical Center’s Community Health Investment Fund has committed a third year of funding to "Who’s Your Person… What’s Your Plan?" an initiative designed to increase the use of advance medical directives among Vermonters living in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell accepted a 2018 Rachel Carson Award Medal from the Audubon Society for her environmental conservation work. The national award honors women who have greatly advanced conservation locally and globally. Audubon honored Powell’s ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost, highly reliable power to Vermonters.
Vermont Business Magazine Southern Vermont College (SVC) recognized 84 degree candidates and 2 certificate recipients at its 91st Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, on the Greystone Lawn of the Everett Mansion. An Honorary Degree of Humane Letters was awarded to Nicholas T Pinchuk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Snap-on Incorporated. Pinchuk addressed the graduates as Commencement speaker.
Vermont Business Magazine In his Commencement remarks to Saint Michael’s College 2018 graduates on Sunday, May 13, Mitch Landrieu, the recent mayor of New Orleans, essentially invited their promising generation to join in knocking racism off pedestals whenever politicians or change-fearing society try to elevate it. “Those monuments had to come down because in New Orleans, we know that our diversity is our strength."
by Meredith Angwin Rolling blackouts are probably coming to New England sooner than expected. When there's not enough supply of electricity to meet demand, an electric grid operator cuts power to one section of the grid to keep the rest of the grid from failing. After a while, the operator restores the power to the blacked-out area and moves the blackout on to another section. The New England grid operator (ISO-NE) recently completed a major study of various scenarios for the near-term future (2024-2025) of the grid, including the possibilities of rolling blackouts.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Women’s Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, awarded $102,900 through its competitive grant program to 12 organizations that work to improve the economic security of women and girls in Vermont. “As the first and largest women-focused philanthropic resource in Vermont, we are committed to catalyzing greater change,” says Meg Smith, director of the Vermont Women’s Fund.
Vermont Business Magazine The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Laboratory at Copley Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Pathologist Armando Ciampa, MD, Medical Director of the Laboratory, was advised of this national recognition and he and Copley’s Laboratory Team was congratulated for the excellence of services being provided. Copley Hospital is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) and Community College of Vermont (CCV) are now accepting applications for their accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as Certified Medical Assistants. Enrollment in the one semester program will be limited to twenty participants. Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus, and all clinical aspects of the course work will be completed at BMH. As part of the joint initiative, BMH is providing full scholarships for eight successful applicants to the program.
Vermont Business Magazine Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region has joined the tobacco-free movement, fulfilling a promise to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone including employees, volunteers, patients, visitors and contractors. Beginning July 4, all CHCRR facilities will be free of tobacco, and tobacco use of any kind will not be permitted anywhere on CHCRR properties including sidewalks, parking lots and in parked vehicles on the premises.
Vermont Business Magazine Since 1999, BEVS has had a unique and rich history caring for the companion animals of the Champlain Valley in a variety of ways. It has evolved from a part-time ER service for 12 veterinary hospitals, then grew to serve over 40 hospitals, followed by expanding hours to include nights and weekends, to today’s, 24/7 emergency facility, complete with board-certified veterinary specialists in surgery, internal medicine, and oncology among others. In fact, we are the only 24/7 veterinary emergency and specialty hospital in the state.