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Sullivan: Clarifying the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:39pm -- tim

by Megan Sullivan, Executive Director of the Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC) Vermont, like all states, continuously strives to ensure that taxpayer investments are well spent. The Vermont Employment Growth Incentive, or VEGI as it is known, is no different. VEGI has been recognized by Good Jobs First as a high performing growth incentive program that also protects taxpayer dollars. A recent news report raised questions about VEGI and whether taxpayers are protected from paying incentives to a company in the program if jobs are lost.

Brownington resident fined for unlawful burning of demolition waste

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 2:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that Michael Riendeau, Sr of Brownington agreed to pay a $12,000 fine and perform cleanup activities after violating air pollution control and solid waste regulations by unlawfully burning and burying demolition waste on his property.

Rising Stars honored tonight

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine will present the Rising Stars, Class of 2018, at a special reception and dinner, Thursday evening, November 8, 2018, beginning at 5:30 pm. The ceremony will take place at the Trader Dukes Hotel on Williston Road in South Burlington. Over 200 were nominated for this award that seeks our future leaders and 40 Vermonters under the age of 40 were selected.

Vermont National Guard places third in environmental awards

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Cultural Resources Management Program at Camp Johnson won this award for the installation by adapting five historical latrines, built approximately 1928 and standing empty for many years, to serve as transient housing needs for the Vermont National Guard. Two additional historical buildings, built in the 1930s, are also scheduled to be rehabilitated as VIP headquarters for visitors to Camp Johnson.

ISO-NE frets over reliability as winter approaches

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 6:43am -- tim

A price on carbon is viewed as the most efficient way to achieve clean energy goals

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Gordon van Welie’s “foremost challenge” as President and CEO of ISO New England is grid reliability. ISO is “responsible for keeping electricity flowing across the six New England states and ensuring that the region has reliable, competitively priced wholesale electricity today and into the future.”

Annual veteran and community job fair on Friday

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Job seekers are invited to a Veteran and Community Job Fair on Friday, November 9th at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Sheraton) in South Burlington, VT. The Job Fair will be Open from 10 am – 11 am to Military Veterans and will open to All Job Seekers from 11 am – 3 pm.  The Job Fair is a free event hosted by the Workforce Development Division of the Vermont Department of Labor and is open to the public. 

Vermont Outdoors Woman now an independent 501-C3 non profit

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 2:29am -- tim

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association As we prepare for our 25th year of providing Vermont's recreation information to the public while working to improve awareness of the value of recreation tourism here at home, we are making several changes to our organization. In order to focus more on issues related to our industry, we changed our women's division, Vermont Outdoors Woman to an independent 501-C3 non profit organization. Outdoors Woman Inc DBA Vermont Outdoors Woman is now under new management with a new board of directors and a new website.

Former VPR CEO Robin Turnau joins Shelburne Farms as Chief Advancement Officer

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Shelburne Farms announced today that Robin Turnau, former CEO of Vermont Public Radio, has joined the Farm as its Chief Advancement Officer. In this new position, she will be responsible for raising resources for and awareness of Shelburne Farms and its educational mission, overseeing development, communications, marketing, and public relations. 

Runamok Maple, two others named Yankee 2018 Editors’ Choice Food Award winner

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Runamok Maple, a maker of all-natural, organic maple syrup that is produced from maple trees located along the northwest slopes of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield, was named an honoree in Yankee magazine’s sixth annual Editors’ Choice Food Awards and featured in a multipage Holiday Food Special in the November/December issue. Also from Vermont, V Smiley Preserves of New Haven Mills won for its Red Currant, Raspberry, and Geranium Jam, and Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet won for its Pawlet Cheese.

State Chamber names 2018 Above and Beyond Award recipients

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday the selection of nine recipients for the Above and Beyond Awards, a new award category designed to showcase the inspiring workforce shaping Vermont today. The Above and Beyond Awards will be given annually to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their job, industry, or community work thus contributing to a more vibrant state for Vermonters to live, work, and play.