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AARP: Vermont consumers unknowingly putting their digital identities at risk

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:57pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that that an alarming number of Vermont residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud. In response, AARP Vermont and the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information.

Task Force to investigate St Joseph’s Orphanage allegations

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger, Attorney General TJ Donovan, Vermont State Police Colonel Matthew Birmingham, Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo, and representatives from the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office held a press conference at the Burlington Police Department to announce the formation of a City and State Task Force to investigate allegations of violent crimes at the St Joseph’s Orphanage.

National Life Foundation donates $70,000 to the Greater Burlington YMCA

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The National Life Group Foundation granted $70,000 over two years to the Greater Burlington YMCA in support of their Staying in the Heart Capital Campaign and Early Childhood Program. The funds will be used to strengthen the Y’s capacity to provide for the families and children who use its services. This includes offering 50 additional infant/toddler spaces in the new Y facility, which is projected to open in early 2020. It will also help meet an increased demand for financial assistance to support at-risk children through the Y’s Early Childhood Program.

Scott to hold 'Capitol for a Day' Tuesday in Addison County

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Administration will bring their “Capitol for a Day” initiative to Addison County on Tuesday, September 11. The group will begin the day honoring those who died on September 11, 2001 with the Addison County Firefighters’ Association (ACFA) Honor Guard. Following those events, the Administration will spend the day throughout Addison County, meeting with area constituents, lawmakers, local partners and state employees.

VT Community Loan Fund lends $1,481,500 in Q2 2018

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine It’s a culinary treat and mainstay known to Caribbean, African, Asian cultures for centuries… and one that Vermonters are about to discover. It’s a sumptuous meat, rich in flavor, a great source of protein, lower in fat, sodium and cholesterol than most beef, pork, and poultry. “It’s chevon,” says Shirley Richardson, founder and CEO of Danville-based of goat meat purveyor Vermont Chevon. “Goats are the animal. Chevon is the meat,” she explains.

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame to honor five new inductees

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Since 2002, the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame has recognized more than sixty athletes, pioneers and contributors who have made skiing or riding history in Vermont. Five new inductees will be celebrated at an Induction Ceremony presented by Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum on October 27, 2018 at Killington Grand Resort Hotel.

Scholarships available for Food Loves Tech Expo in NYC

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Farmers, chefs, food producers and others working in Vermont agriculture are invited to apply to the third round of Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) Conference Scholarship Program grants. This round of funding supports participation in the Food Loves Tech expo, including access to all panel discussions and “The Future of the Cocktail” opening reception. The expo takes place November 2nd & 3rd in New York City. 

Casella granted 75K ton expansion at Clinton County, NY, landfill

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 6:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company based in Rutland, has announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a modified permit for the Clinton County Landfill to increase the annual permit limit from 175,000 tons per year to 250,000 tons per year.

Alterra acquires Washington resort

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 2:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The owner of Stratton is expanding again. Alterra Mountain Company of Denver announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, which would bring the company’s total to 14 year-round mountain destinations throughout North America, including the world’s largest heli-skiing operation. Alterra was formed just last January in a deal between the owners of Squaw Valley and Aspen.

Grants available for outdoor recreation projects

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Michael Snyder, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), announced today that funds are available for outdoor recreation grants via the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

These funds will be available to municipalities around the state to protect land and develop or enhance infrastructure dedicated to outdoor recreation. Since 1964, the LWCF program has granted more than $50 million to communities and protected more than 27,000 acres of land for outdoor recreation in Vermont.