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Burton steps up to fight for the future of people and the planet

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 4:10pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard company, announced its commitment to a healthy democracy. With our communities facing many converging crises and every level of government across America up for election – from school boards to the presidency – our biggest opportunity to fight for the future is to support voter participation. Burton is stepping up as a business to help ensure safe, trusted and accessible elections for all through November 3rd, 2020. To turn out the vote, Burton will close its U.S.-based headquarters and retail doors on Election Day and is providing resources to the outdoor community to join in the fight for change.

VDH COVID-19 Update: What parents can expect for the return to this school this year

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 2:41pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Our website has COVID-19 fact sheets translated into a number of languages. You can also find translated videos from the Vermont Multilingual Coronavirus Task Force here.
Recently added: What Parents Can Expect for the return to school this year. 
Visit our Travel to Vermont web page for continually updated information and guidance, including about quarantine requirements, testing, and to sign up with Sara Alert for symptom check reminders.  
Reminder: Starting tomorrow (9/22), Vermont’s travel map will be updated each Tuesday instead of Friday. The map displays those counties from which travelers to Vermont may need to quarantine.

AG Donovan settles additional tobacco claims

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 1:57pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced today that Vermont will receive approximately $10.5M over three years in a structured settlement with major tobacco companies, including Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. Today’s settlement relates to an earlier 2018 settlement in which Vermont settled a series of disputes with major tobacco companies arising from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).

“Vermont has always diligently enforced its tobacco laws, and we will continue to do so,” said Attorney General Donovan. “This settlement avoids lengthy arbitrations and puts money in Vermont’s pocket now. I encourage the Legislature to use these funds to support the public health for those who are most vulnerable.”

Jewett Construction celebrates construction milestone

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:27pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Jewett Construction hosted a beam-raising ceremony Thursday to commemorate the construction of a new 69 unit residential building on South Main Street.

The 43,600 S.F. mixed retail and residential building Designed by Studio Nexus Architects + Planners, and built by Jewett Construction, was inspired by the the nearby Gates-Briggs Building, the Village at White River Junction, and the architecture of Railroad Row. The studio units will feature modern brick and gray details with large windows and balconies overlooking the street.

Operation: Flags for Heroes recognizes veterans, businesses, and community heroes

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:23pm -- katie

The Colchester Milton Rotary Club’s latest project, Operation: Flags for Heroes, recognizes veterans, businesses, and community heroes by displaying flags in a prominent location, flown in their honor. Our heroes include veterans, healthcare workers, school employees, fire and safety personnel, grocery store employees and community volunteers - all those essential to our daily lives before, during, and after the pandemic.

Vermont Secretary of State Condos announces start of early voting period and general election ballot mailing

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:17pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Today Secretary of State Jim Condos, Vermont’s Chief Election Official, announced the start of Vermont’s early voting period, and the beginning of ballots being mailed to all active, registered Vermont voters for the November 3rd General Election.

Consolidated Communications partners with Pax8

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:14pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it has partnered with Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, to provide business customers with an enhanced suite of cloud services, including: next generation productivity, backup, security, data management and disaster recovery solutions.

Democratic Senator Debbie Ingram endorses Scott Milne for Lieutenant Governor

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:08pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Scott Milne announced today that Democratic Senator Debbie Ingram (Chittenden County) has endorsed Milne’s candidacy. 

“I have decided to vote for Scott Milne for lieutenant governor, and I encourage all Vermonters to do the same,” said Sen. Ingram. “Although I have been a lifelong Democrat, and am still a Democrat, I believe that Mr. Milne is the best person for this important position at this time.” 

Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray announces endorsements from Vermont business leaders from across Vermont

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:07pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, September 21, Democratic nominee for Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray announced endorsements from business leaders of Vermont-owned businesses from across Vermont.

Good Food Media Network releases Annual Good Food Restaurants List and Industry Impact Report

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:50am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The Good Food Media Network today released its 2020 Good Food 100 Restaurants List and Industry Impact Report, offering insight into the business and purchasing practices of chefs and restaurants and their commitment to good food and sustainable sourcing. The report is based on annualized food purchases and practices from the previous year. A total of 131 restaurants from around the United States participated in the fourth annual Good Food 100 Restaurants. The survey found that overall, the economic contribution of food purchases by the participating restaurants totaled $264.5 million in 2019, of which $208.2 million in economic benefits was derived from good food purchases. 

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust honored by ICBA

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:24am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was recently named a recipient of the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) 2020 National Community Bank Service Award for extraordinary efforts to help small businesses, consumers, and their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been serving our community for more than 130 years and supporting our neighbors during times of prosperity and adversity,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us, and I am so proud of our team for going above and beyond to ease hardships or remove obstacles for our customers. We are grateful to be recognized by ICBA for our efforts.”

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