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Kaeck: Affordable child care crucial to workforce development

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 8:18am -- tim

by Sarah Kaeck This summer, we saw two studies about Vermont that appeared in contrast: One rated Vermont as one of the best places to live. The other paints Vermont as a hard place to find employees and run a business. As a business owner and employer, I know both are true, but I believe a crucial piece of the conversation is missing: Why is it hard to recruit employees and, once we recruit them, what structures are in place to keep them here and help them thrive?

Sanders announces $3 Million in Federal Funds for Affordable Housing in Vermont

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday that Vermont will receive $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) to build, preserve and rehabilitate affordable rental housing for extremely low-income families. This is the third year in a row that Vermont will receive a $3 million allocation from the Trust Fund, which Sanders helped create.

Leahy wins significant increase In funding for economic development in Vermont border counties

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Thursdaythat a package of appropriations bills approved by the Senate includes $20 million in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant funding, a $5 million increase over the previous year. 

Reconciled honored as Intuit’s 2018 US Firm of the Future

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine BURLINGTON startup Reconciled (formerly Reconciled It) has been chosen as Intuit’s 2018 US Firm of the Future. The Firm of the Future contest, now in its fourth year, searches across the globe for the most future-ready and forward-thinking accounting, bookkeeping and tax firms — those that are able to best showcase how they see the value of the cloud, use business models to better value their expertise and grow their practice with modern marketing techniques.

Leahy protects funding for Vermont-based PTSD Research And Treatment Facility

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a package of appropriations bills approved by the Senate Thursday protects $40 million in funding for the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Consultation Program, run out of the National Center for PTSD at White River Junction, Vt. 

Vermont Community Foundation announces new supporting organization

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am -- katie

Vermont Business MagazineThe Vermont Community Foundation has announced that the Curtis Fund has become a supporting organization of the Foundation. As a result, after 108 years as a private foundation, the Curtis Fund is now a public charity.

Emma Eliza Curtis had no children of her own, but she held the belief that education could change the course of a person’s life. When she died in Burlington in 1910, she left $120,000 in trust to provide financial assistance to young Vermont men and women to pursue a postsecondary education. Since then, the Curtis Fund has grown that bequest to more than $30 million. Mrs. Curtis’s legacy continues in the lives of over 10,000 Vermonters who have realized their dreams of a better future.

16th Annual Vermont Business Growth Awards winners honored at celebration in Burlington

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:43pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine An awards ceremony and reception presented by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank was held Wednesday, September 12th, at the Hilton Burlington. John Boutin, Publisher, Vermont Business Magazine, Don Baker, President, KeyBank Vermont and Governor Phil Scott were on hand to present the awards. The winners, their employees and guest were entertained by Game Show Vermont during the celebration.

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Gov. Scott announces 16 board and commissions appointments

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:26pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of 16 Vermonters to State boards and commissions during the month of August.

Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The Governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. All those interested in serving on a board or commission should visit the Governor’s website at to apply.

Sanders, Warren, Larson announce expand social security caucus

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:15pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Following President Donald Trump's false claim that Democrats are trying to cut Social Security, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.), Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Thursday announced the bicameral Expand Social Security Caucus, along with 16 senators and more than 130 House members. 

"We are here today to say very loudly and very clearly that at a time when millions of seniors are trying to survive on $12,000 or $13,000 a year, our job is not to cut Social Security. Our job is to expand Social Security so that everyone in America can retire with dignity and respect," Sanders said.