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People's United Bank awards $2,000 to Rutland Mental Health Services

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine People’s United Bank announced that it has awarded $2,000 to Rutland Mental Health Services (RMHS) in Rutland.  This donation will be used to train licensed clinicians allowing for the expansion of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy program (PCIT), which provides treatment for young children with behavioral problems. RMHS is a key partner in Rutland County, working closely with the local hospital, primary care physicians, the school system and other local service providers.

New resources for creating a safe sleep environment for baby

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Unsafe sleep environments are responsible for four to six infant deaths in Vermont each year. To help avoid these tragedies, the Vermont Department of Health has launched its Infant Safe Sleep campaign – sharing information, tips and guidance for everyone who takes care of babies. A safe sleep environment means ensuring there is nothing where the baby sleeps that could prevent their ability to breathe because something covers their mouth or nose. Some of these things may be blankets, pillows, bumpers, toys, loose clothing, or even pets and other people. Babies can get also accidentally become wedged in mattresses, recliners or between couch cushions and pillows.

Over $100,000 raised to support local cancer patients and their families at Culinary Cup

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Chef Shawn Calley, the Executive Chef of the Burlington Country Club, was named the Culinary Cup Champion for his smoked chicken stuffed with apples, goat cheese, and sage. This is the third win for Chef Calley. Chef Evan Leavy of the Jericho Cafe & Tavern won the People's Choice Award for his house smoked brisket with blackstrap molasses, apple relish, and cornbread crumble.

Stephen Kenney named CVMC’s chief financial officer

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Stephen F Kenney, MBA, CPA, was recently named chief financial officer for Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) after an extensive nationwide search, President and Chief Operating Officer Anna T Noonan announced November 9. Kenney, a native of Maine, returns to New England and brings to CVMC more than 25 years’ experience in health care, finance and enterprise resource planning. His most recent role was senior director for Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.

2018 3SquaresVT Challenge this week

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This week Vermonters across the state will participate in Hunger Free Vermont’s 8th Annual 3SquaresVT Challenge as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Challenge participants have been asked to eat on the average 3SquaresVT budget for the full week, a day, or a meal - approximately $37 for the week for one person, $5.22 for a day, or $1.74 per meal.

UVM’s Sustainable Innovation MBA ranked Number 1 by Princeton Review

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Grossman School of Business’ Sustainable Innovation MBA program has once again been named the No. 1 “Best Green MBA” program by The Princeton Review. This 2019 distinction marks the second consecutive year in which the program has topped the annual list. With its first-place ranking, the UVM program led Ivy League schools including Cornell University and Yale University, which ranked second and third on Princeton’s list, respectively.

Vermonters salute veterans

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 8:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “Today is an important day in history. One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the first World War came to an end. “So, today, we honor those who fought bravely in that war, and all wars since...

Jeb Spaulding: Critical advice, education beyond high school matters

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 4:00pm -- tim

by Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges System It’s true: not everyone needs to go to college. But consider this: over 95 percent of the jobs created since the Great Recession ten years ago have gone to workers with at least some college education, according to Georgetown University, while those with a high school diploma were left behind. The recession decimated low-skill, blue-collar and clerical jobs; the recovery added primarily high-skill, managerial and professional jobs.

Worksite health and wellness initiatives lower cost and strengthen communities

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 11:48am -- tim

by Kate E Harbaugh, Communications Strategist and Elena Bertrand, Health and Wellness Manager In support of this vision, this fall Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has partnered with a diverse group of employers, health care and community partners in three regions of the state – Central Vermont, Northern Vermont and Southern Vermont. The focus of this collaboration is to uncover and address health issues particular to each region, identify resources and programs available to the community at large and in the end, create healthier communities.

Schubart: Our flawed criminal justice system

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 3:38am -- tim

by Bill Schubart In the criminal justice system, three groups have agency: the victim, the offender, and society at large. Our ability to balance these interests will determine the efficacy of our criminal justice system. Getting it right relies on the probity and shared values of police, prosecutors, judges, and corrections officials as the offender migrates through the criminal justice system.