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TruexCullins celebrates 50 years

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design is celebrating its 50th anniversary, which was recognized with a reception and design exhibit honoring the firm’s achievements of the past 50 years. The exhibit chronicles the firm’s work from 1968 until the present and is open to the public during business hours at the firm’s design studio at 209 Battery Street in Burlington.

VT HR association receives national SHRM award

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded VT Human Resource Association its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2017. The award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resource profession. 

VPR wins two National Edward R. Murrow Awards

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Public Radio has won two 2018 national Edward R. Murrow Awards for a Brave Little State podcast exploring the history of Vermont’s whiteness and a VPR News story about immigrants seeking asylum in Canada. The Murrow Awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. 

FDA announces new approach to ‘Added Sugar’ label for maple syrup in response to comments from Vermont delegation

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:21pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday applauded the FDA decision to review comments in response to its proposed guidance that would require maple syrup, honey and other single-ingredient natural products to carry an ‘added sugar’ label.  Welch, joined by Leahy, Sanders, and 18 of their colleagues sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Gottlieb earlier this month asking the FDA to extend the comment period on the proposed labeling and noting that “The simplest, most commonsense solution to this issue would be to exempt single ingredient maple and honey products from the added sugars disclosure requirement because they do not, in fact, contain any added sugars.”

Leahy: Summary of the State Dept. and Foreign Operations FY19 Appropriations Bill

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:18pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The bill provides $54.418 billion in discretionary budget authority, including $8 billion in OCO.  The allocation is $12.2 billion above the President’s request as scored by CBO, and $400 million above the fiscal year 2018 enacted level.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, said:

“This bill is an example of the Congress rejecting the divisive, reckless approach to governing of the Trump White House.  As in the past, Subcommittee Chairman Graham and I have worked together to respond to the input of Members of both parties in drafting a bill that aims to protect U.S. national interests and preserve U.S. global leadership. 

Vermont State Parks announces First Time Happy Campers Program

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:08pm -- katie

Try out camping for free, gear included

Vermont State Parks is excited to launch the new First Time Happy Campers Program at five parks during the months of July and August. Created in partnership with the Outdoor Gear Exchange, this program provides free camping for new campers, whose names will be chosen at random when they register through

Middle schoolers rocking out their rockers at Generator

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:05pm -- katie

Edmunds and Hunt Middle School are having their summer school program join Generator for a week-long Chair Design Workshop. Gaining inspiration from past designers, such as Charles and Ray Eames and Jean Prouvé, students will imagine, prototype and build their own chairs from a  single piece of plywood. Making furniture requires skills in design, planning, and fabrication. Students will work with talented artists and designers to learn how to blueprint, use adobe illustrator, and laser cut their creations to reality.

Vermont Creative Network to develop a Northeast Kingdom Creative Economy Action Plan

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:51am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Creative Network, in conjunction with the Vermont Arts Council and an advisory committee comprising Northeast Kingdom (NEK) arts and community leaders, is developing a creative economy action plan for the three-county region. Supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Vermont Community Foundation, the six-month project will result in a comprehensive plan to move the NEK creative sector forward and raise community awareness of the power and potential of the creative economy.