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Olson: Early results of VNAs all-payer model

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:31pm -- tim

by Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont Recently, I was honored to sit on a panel with other health care leaders to discuss early successes with Vermont’s all-payer model. Dr Joshua Sharfstein, a national health care reform expert currently teaching and practicing at Johns Hopkins University, moderated the panel and put Vermont’s experience in a national context.

Ledyard National Bank donates to The Family Place

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ledyard National Bank recently donated $1,000 to The Family Place in Norwich to support their upcoming Force for the Future Luncheon on March 31, 2020. The Family Place, a private, non-profit organization and one of 15 legislatively-designated Parent Child Centers in Vermont, delivers comprehensive programs designed to strengthen positive relationships, teach essential skills and promote enduring healthy growth for families with young children in the Upper Valley and surrounding communities.

Barrett: Tourism = Economic Development

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:02pm -- tim

by Lynn Barrett Vermont — especially Southern Vermont — has everything people are looking for. They just don’t know it exists, and they don’t even really know where it is. How can we get the region to become top of mind? Visitors spend $2.5 billion in our state every year. Yet state spending has fallen 6 percent over the last five years, she reports, with only $2 million for destination marketing. Perhaps to fill some of this void, groups in both Bennington and Brattleboro have convinced their respective town governments to fund their own marketing campaigns to entice more visitors.

Norwich launches online bachelor’s degree program in business administration

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) officials announced today the new online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, which is designed to provide students with the communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills needed as a high-level manager. The program is set to begin in May 2020.

Key Private Bank wins award for 'Private Banking Client Service'

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 3:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Key Private Bank, the wealth management division of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), was awarded for the best "Private Banking Client Service" and Key Family Wealth, the multi-family office division of Key Private Bank, was named "Best Outsourced CIO" at the Private Asset Management (PAM) Awards in New York City.

Brattleboro man charged in overdose death

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 3:22am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Curtis Bunkley, aka “Punisher,” of Brattleboro, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing heroin and fentanyl leading to the overdose death of a Winhall, VT, resident. Bunkley was arraigned today by United States Magistrate Judge John M Conroy, who ordered Bunkley detained pending trial.

Ready Set Grow partners with Casella for childcare center

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 2:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ready Set Grow Center for Early Childhood Education opened in Newport this past September thanks to the support of many community and state-wide partners. Locally, Casella Waste Systems came on board as a strong supporter early on, showcasing their desire to support children and families in the Northeast Kingdom.

Jennifer Dwyer gets 51 months for embezzling over $2 million from NEK employer

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 5:04pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jennifer Dwyer, 49, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, was sentenced today in federal court on one count of wire fraud arising out of the embezzlement of approximately $2.2 million over a ten-year period from her Lyndonville employer, Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc. US District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Dwyer to 51 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Reiss also ordered that Dwyer pay restitution in the amount of $2,221,079.47.

Scott announces planning grants to municipalities to jump-start local innovation and vitality

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 4:09pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced $468,552 in Municipal Planning Grant awards at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Of the 51 municipalities that applied, 31 towns and cities will receive planning grants to develop solutions that address local community issues. The Governor highlighted three planning grants awarded within in Washington County: Berlin, Middlesex and Waitsfield. Berlin is working to create a new, mixed-use and walkable town center in the area encompassing the Berlin Mall and the Central Vermont Medical Center. Middlesex and Waitsfield are also pursuing projects to create lively, walkable and economically vibrant town centers.

Town of Hardwick 'Yellow Barn' receives $900,000 grant from VCDP

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Town of Hardwick has been awarded a $900,000 implementation grant from the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) for the purpose of developing an $8.6 million agribusiness accelerator and corporate campus. Commissioner Josh Hanford of the Dept. of Housing and Community Development said that "the Community Development Block Grant awarded through VCDP will support the creation of new jobs in the growing agricultural and agritourism economy of the greater Hardwick region."