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Vermont PBS to rebroadcast impeachment hearings

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont PBS will air the US House of Representatives impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump with analysis from its NewHour team LIVE at 10 am on Wednesday and 9 am on Friday on the Vermont PBS Plus channel and streaming live at Vermont PBS has also chosen to rebroadcast them on the Vermont PBS main channel during prime time starting at 7 pm on Wednesday and 8 pm on Friday. 

Auditor questions value of ballyhooed ‘Remote Worker Grant Program’

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 4:14pm -- katie

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Auditor of Accounts Douglas R Hoffer released today a largely negative account of the state’s Remote Worker Grant Program. The program, which always had a limited scope with limited funding, received national publicity, whose branding value the auditor did not address. Hoffer notes that this is a report not a traditional audit.

Kara Alnasrawi appointed executive director of the Church Street Marketplace

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Kara Alnasrawi as Executive Director of the Church Street Marketplace (CSM), making her the fourth director in the Marketplace’s nearly 40-year history. She will take over from the long-serving Ron Redmond. Alnasrawi brings extensive experience to the position as a downtown small business owner and actively engaged downtown stakeholder.

SNSC gets $10,000 from Dwinell Charitable Trust

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) based in Lebanon, NH, has received a $10,000 grant from the Lane and Elizabeth C Dwinell Charitable Trust, Bank of America, NA, Trustee. The grant will help SNSC further their mission of co-creating a community where people with special needs, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, can live their best lives.

Veterans and Community Career Fair to be held November 19

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As the nation recognized service members on Veteran’s Day, the Vermont Department of Labor wishes to highlight the workforce training and education opportunities, and resources available to veterans transitioning from a military to civilian career. At each of Vermont’s 12 local Career Resource Centers, veterans, and qualifying spouses, are given priority status.

Tieman: Open enrollment for Vermont

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:02pm -- tim

by Jeff Tieman, President and CEO, VAHHS Open Enrollment for Vermont’s health insurance market began on November 1 and runs through December 15. This means that now is the time for individuals and families to obtain or change health insurance plans. Next year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will turn 10 years old. The law has had its fits and starts, but overall has dramatically expanded coverage and access throughout the US. I was privilged to work on passing the ACA, which has become a key piece of our coverage and delivery systems. 

Main Street Alliance names Morgan Nichols new state director

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) announced today that Morgan Nichols has been named State Director. Nichols, a Vermont native, Emerge VT graduate, Stowe Selectboard Member and Vice President of Stowe Vibrancy, comes to the organization with first-hand knowledge of local politics and community development. With a wide-ranging background including education, public-service, event production, and most recently in the field of leadership development, Nichols brings a breadth of skills along with a tenacious, creative, and curious mindset.

Rural Health Services Task Force to hold meeting at NVRH Nov 21

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In honor of National Rural Health Day, the Rural Health Services Task Force will be holding a meeting in the Northeast Kingdom at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. National Rural Health Day was founded to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related challenges; and promote the efforts of those addressing those challenges.

WellCare expands Medicare benefits for 2020 annual enrollment period

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine WellCare Health Plans, Inc (NYSE: WCG) is offering a number of new plan options to its already extensive, high-quality, low-cost Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan offerings during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) including some in Vermont running now through December 7, 2019.

Hormel introduces Vermont maple spiral sliced ham

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The makers of Hormel Cure 81 ham has launched its all-new Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham, a bone-in, premium ham made with real Vermont maple. "The new Hormel Cure 81 Vermont Maple Spiral Sliced Half Ham is fully-cooked and perfect for that special occasion, family get-together, or holiday meal," said Megan Elliott, brand manager at Hormel Foods. "You can trust the Hormel Cure 81 brand to help you deliver an irresistible ham we're sure everyone will love!"

Get vaccinated in time for Thanksgiving and seasonal gatherings

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With cases already reported in the state, flu season is upon us and Vermont health officials say now is the time for everyone 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks for full protection from the vaccine to kick in, making it a just-in-time step as people prepare for holiday travel and family gatherings.

Washington County Economic Report: Downtowns garner much of the economic development focus

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 3:07pm -- katie

by Bruce Edwards Vermont Business Magazine Downtowns are the heart and soul of nearly every community – the political, commercial and cultural hub of cities and towns. The economic viability of a downtown and its positive image can feed on itself and help attract new business, even beyond the central business district.