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Where to, Doc? 4th-year UVM med students navigate to next phase of career on match day

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 3:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Often touted as the single-most important day in a medical student’s medical school career, Match Day is the day when graduating medical students learn where they’ll spend the next three to seven years for specialty training. On Friday, March 15, 2019 beginning at noon EDT, fourth-year students at the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Larner College of Medicine and soon-to-be-doctors across the US and world will learn the location of their US residency program.

Wells Fargo donated $225,000 to support Vermont nonprofits in 2018

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 3:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Wells Fargo today announced the company donated $225,000 to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of Vermont in need. Wells Fargo’s philanthropic contributions build on a long history of collaboration with local nonprofits and community leaders to make a positive impact by addressing urgent community issues such as affordable housing, out-of-school time education for middle school students and job training for young adults.

Senate passes bill to help Vermonters harmed by toxic contamination

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont Senate passed a bill (S.37) that helps Vermonters who have been harmed by toxic chemical contamination and face increased medical expenses, reduced property value, and other harms as a result of chemical contamination.  Last year, the Senate passed a similar bill and part of the bill was passed by the House but then vetoed by Governor Phil Scott.

Welch, Leahy introduce bipartisan bill to stop the labeling of non-dairy products as ‘Milk’

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) and Rep Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-dairy products as dairy. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) cosponsored the Senate version of the bill introduced today by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc) and Sen James Risch (R-Idaho).

Get your taxes done for free through the VITA program

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine If your household income is less than $54,000 annually, then you probably qualify to have your taxes done for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)Program at Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO). Check the CVOEO Website at to confirm eligibility, and to learn what to bring to your tax appointment. Then all one has to do is call 211 and choose Option 5 to make an appointment. 

AG warns Vermonters of tech support scam

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:57pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Tech support scams are back on the rise. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan is alerting Vermonters about a tech support scam as part of a nationwide crackdown on fraudsters who try to trick consumers into buying fake tech support and repair services. The tech support scam is the third most common scam reported to the AG’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP). The scam uses fake pop-up ads purporting to be Microsoft, or another legitimate company, to lure consumers to send money for virus protection or other tech support.

BBA names Citizen Cider, Larry Williams, UVM award winners

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Burlington Business Association has announced the 2019 BBA Award Winners. These awards honor innovative business practices, individual contributions, and architectural achievements. Award winners will be honored 41st BBA Annual Dinner on April 4, 2019, at the Hilton Burlington. Citizen Cider is the 2019 Business of the Year; Business Person of the Year is Larry Williams; Architectural Excellence Award is the University of Vermont Alumni House.

GMP puts charge into electric vehicle purchase with new rebate

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:21am -- tim

Comprehensive Plan Includes Up to $2,500 in Incentives for New Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrids, Pre-owned Electric Vehicles, and Enhanced Rebate for Low-and Moderate-Income Customers with Free Home Charger  

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is launching a new way for Vermonters to cut carbon and fight climate change by driving electric.  All GMP customers buying or leasing a new all-electric vehicle can now get a $1,500 rebate, new plug in hybrid customers can get $1,000, and customers getting pre-owned EVs can get a $750 rebate. Low and moderate income GMP customers can qualify for an extra $1,000 on all-electric vehicles for up to $2,500 in rebates. These are among the largest electric vehicle rebates offered to customers by any utility in the country. The GMP savings can be used in addition to dealer discounts already being offered plus up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

Vermont churches awarded grants for energy efficiency

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Interfaith Power and Light ( has announced that through the Katy Gerke Memorial Program, five (5) Vermont churches received matching grants that helped them to implement energy efficiency projects during 2018; and, year-to-date in 2019, three (3) additional matching grants have been awarded.  These grants have helped churches to obtain professional energy audits, install insulation, energy efficient HVAC equipment, energy efficient lighting and weatherization t

Annual Hospitality Awards: Chef, restaurateur, innkeeper, and tourism partner of the year to be honored

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Chamber of Commerce will honor all the Hospitality Award Winners at the 36th Annual Vermont Tourism Summit on April 4th, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington. Chef of the Year is Chef-Owner Sarah Natvig of The Black Krim Tavern in Randolph. Restaurateur of the Year is Brian and Karen Zecchinelli of the Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery in Montpelier. Innkeeper of the Year is Peter MacLaren of the West Hill House B&B in Warren.