Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Specialty Food Association (VSFA) has aannounced that Gary Hirshberg, chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at their spring annual meeting. Hirshberg serves on several corporate and non-profit boards and has received 12 honorary doctorates and numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership. Hirshberg will present, “Tales from the Trenches,” about the lessons he has learned from 35 years of building Stonyfield Farm.
Vermont Business Magazine On Tuesday evening, May 1, the Burlington Education Association and the Burlington Board of School Commissioners reached a tentative contract agreement with paraeducators in the Burlington School District.
Vermont Business Magazine The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation announced today that it is looking for nominations from the local community for this year’s Brooks-Potter award. This award has been presented annually for more than 36 years to a resident of Lamoille County who has gone above and beyond all expectations in service to the community.
Vermont Business Magazine Dartmouth-Hitchcock and members (formerly known as affiliates) have committed to increasing diversity in their workforces by signing statements of support, the cornerstone for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. Five member CEOs gathered in March at a monthly system CEO meeting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where all signed their Statement of Support. CEOs present at the meeting included Dr. Susan Mooney, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital; Bruce King, New London Hospital; Dr. Don Caruso, Cheshire Medical Center; Dr. Joe Perras, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center; and Jeanne McLaughlin, Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire. Dr. Joanne Conroy, President and CEO, signed for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that Vermont has joined a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to preserve the greenhouse gas emission standards currently in place for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. The standards, the suit claims, save drivers money at the pump, reduce oil consumption, and curb greenhouse gases.
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) announced Tuesday that Vermont will receive more than $16 million in new affordable housing and community development funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and NeighborWorks America.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and his Administration today presented a five-year plan that intends to revitalize Vermont's education system by generating nearly $300 million in savings that can be used to provide tax relief, expand educational opportunities like early care and learning and technical education, while improving overall quality – without raising tax rates. Further, it would reverse deficit growth and stabilize education tax rates for five years. Of the savings, most will come from reducing student-staff ratios, Special Education and health insurance.
by C.B. Hall Vermont Business Magazine With cautious and sometimes unwelcome statements coming from Amtrak, the possible suspension of the passenger rail provider's two Vermont trains at year's end continues to worry advocates intent on preserving the trains: The New York-to-Rutland "Ethan Allen Express" and the Washington, DC-to-St Albans "Vermonter." Parties to the discussions are, however, expressing optimism that service will remain intact.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest mountain resort in Eastern North America and a POWDR company, today announced the 2018 Summer Event Schedule including the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking August 1-5, 2018, and the Under Armour Mountain Running Series August 25, 2018. In addition to more than 20 events this summer, Killington’s summer operations continue to expand. A Woodward WreckTangle and additional summer attractions will be added to the Adventure Center. Inspired by Woodward, WreckTangle is an outdoor ninja obstacle challenge course designed to encourage kids and adults to overcome challenges by using skill, strength, creativity, imagination and determination while igniting spatial awareness, athleticism, agility, and amusement.
Vermont Business Magazine Recently Vermont Mutual Insurance Group held its 191st annual meeting at its home office in Montpelier. Over the course of 2017, Vermont Mutual Insurance Group increased its direct written premium by 7 percent to $464,285,033, grew policyholders’ surplus by more than 10 percent to $464,866,549 and was recognized as a top insurance company nationally for the ninth consecutive year.
Vermont Business Magazine Rights & Democracy is organizing a rally today on May Day at the Vermont State House to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that will raise the basic standard of living for thousands of their neighbors, friends, and family members.
Vermont Business Magazine Several members of the Norwich University faculty have secured competitive research grants through the Vermont Genetics Network, which is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). In addition, Norwich has received funding to award three student fellowships for research during either the summer or academic year.