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GlobalFoundries gets new power deal from GMP

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 1:58pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) today announced a multi-year agreement with GlobalFoundries (GF) to provide the Essex-based chip manufacturer, formerly IBM, with more stable energy costs. The plan is subject to regulatory review and approval by the Vermont Public Utilities Commission. It would lower GF's rate by 2.73 percent starting January 1, 2019.

Scott announces $2.4 million in grants for EV charging stations

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine While the electric vehicle (EV) was invented nearly 50 years before the gas-powered automobile came onto the scene in 1885, widespread adoption of EVs has been slow. Part of the reason for the sluggish transition from gas-powered cars to EVs in recent years has been an insufficient number of EV charging stations. Today, Governor Phil Scott announced what he called an important step in accelerating EV adoption by introducing Vermont’s new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment program (EVSE).

Windham County horse tests positive for West Nile virus

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health was notified last week that a horse in Windham County tested positive for West Nile virus. The horse had not been vaccinated against the virus and has since died from the infection. Testing was conducted as part of a Health Department and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets program that provides free mosquito-borne disease testing of susceptible animal species. There have been no reported cases of West Nile virus among humans in Vermont this year.

Champlain survey finds many adults want to reskill for cybersecurity careers

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 9:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new survey from Champlain College Online shows that not only are the majority of Americans concerned about cybersecurity threats, but many are willing to consider returning to college to pursue a cybersecurity education—especially if their employer pays for it. The State of the Cybersecurity Workforce and Higher Education survey, conducted through Engine Insight’s Online CARAVAN omnibus, asked US adults ages 18 and up for their opinions on and awareness of the cybersecurity field, as well as the role that higher education plays in it.

Burlington Code Academy graduates first class

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 6:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Code Academy (BCA), an organization that provides accelerated technology education programs, graduated participants of its sold-out inaugural 12-week coding bootcamp last week. The students, mainly adults looking for new skills and new careers in technology, were part of BCA’s launch of the state’s first immersive coding bootcamp. The second session will begin September 17, and a few open spots still remain.

D-H to host forum Oct 5 to examine the impact of the opioid crisis on families

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The major issues facing families and children impacted by the nation’s opioid crisis – and solutions to those issues – will be the topic of an all-day forum presented by Dartmouth-Hitchcock on Friday, October 5, in Concord, NH. US Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, will deliver the keynote address at the forum, “Our Families, Our Children, Our Future,” to be held from 8 am to 4 pm at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The forum is open to the public.Representatives from community, family, and children’s organizations; elected officials; school leaders; and others who are actively engaged in finding solutions to the opioid crisis are expected to attend.

Mt Ascutney Hospital receives $12,500 from Auxiliary for defibrillator

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 3:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located in Windsor, Vermont, has received a $12,500 gift from the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Auxiliary. The donation was presented to the Hospital’s President, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joseph Perras, at the Auxiliary’s annual appreciation luncheon held in the Hospital’s boardroom on June 29.

Dinners with Love celebrates 100th restaurant to join Hospice meals program

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Taps Tavern in Poultney recently became the 100th restaurant to join the Dinners with Love program. Dinners with Love is a nonprofit network of hospice agencies, restaurants, and volunteers who work together to bring food and comfort to hospice patients and their families. Local restaurants prepare and cook dinner free of charge, and volunteers deliver those meals to families at home.

Donovan kicks off 2nd annual Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced the start of the 2nd Annual “Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive,” a collaboration between the Office of the Attorney General, the Vermont Bar Association, and the Vermont Foodbank. The Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive will run from September 10th through 21st. September is designated National Hunger Action Month by the Vermont Foodbank. Twenty-four Vermont law firms and offices have signed up in advance to participate in the event. The Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive aims to raise awareness and fight hunger in Vermont.