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CHCRR spotlights nutrition awareness, award winning chili and the Farmacy

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On a cold winter day, Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR) volunteers cooked up an award-wining batch of vegetarian chili at the Rutland Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook Off. “We’d never before won a prize,” said Jill Jesso-White, the CHCRR compliance officer and chili cook.

VBSR recognizes corporate social responsibility

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 6:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is now accepting nominations for three awards designed to encourage and showcase the growth of socially responsible business activity in Vermont. Awardees of the VBSR Inspiration and Innovation Award, the VBSR Young Changemaker Award and the Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement will be recognized among their peers at the 18th Annual VBSR Award Ceremony & Dinner this September at the Basin Harbor Club.

Rutland Regional Medical Center issues a Norovirus communication for public safety

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 3:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norovirus is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis. There have been many recent cases in the Rutland community, as well as confirmed cases at Rutland Regional Medical Center. It is extremely contagious with an incubation period of 24 to 48 hours. It is important that the Rutland community know how to protect themselves and each other from contracting it. 


Woodstock students strike to demand action on climate change

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:59am -- tim

by Sophie Leggett, an 11th-grade student at Woodstock High School In Sweden, a 16-year-old girl named Greta Thunberg is stirring up international awareness of the current climate crisis. In a country that values rules, Greta stands out by striking from school every Friday to protest the current inaction on climate change and demand that attention is brought to the issue by policymakers and the general public alike. On Friday, March 15, Woodstock will follow suit along with other schools in Vermont in unison with the international climate strike movement.

E-Cigs, JUUL, & the youth epidemic

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:40am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Some of the common youth misconceptions surrounding e-cigarettes are:“It’s just flavoring.” “It’s just water vapor.” “My vape says it’s nicotine-free. There’s no way I’ll become addicted.” “I don’t have an addictive personality – I won’t get hooked on vapes.” “Nicotine isn’t that bad for me.” “Just because I vape doesn’t mean I’m going to smoke cigarettes.”

PAI: Revised 2018 numbers, more jobs, fewer workers

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 4:00pm -- tim

Public Assets Institute Vermont lost 1,200 jobs in January 2019. But revised figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that 2018 was better than previously reported. The state added more than 3,000 nonfarm payroll jobs between January and December, an improvement over data released during the year, which had shown a loss of almost 1,000 jobs. The BLS releases revised data each year in March.

The Big Cheeses: Vermont makers awarded five Best in Class ribbons

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Cheese Council (VCC), an organization dedicated to the production and advancement of Vermont Cheese, announced that 5 cheese companies, all members of the Vermont Cheese Council were awarded 20 ribbons including 5 Best in Class at the United States Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay, WI. The United States Championship Cheese Contest is the premier technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition. 2019 marks the 20th biennial edition, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association with over 2303 entries from across the US. 

Vermont unemployment rate 2.5 percent, historic low

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for January was 2.5 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised December rate. At 2.5 percent, this is the lowest monthly estimate for the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for Vermont since the US Bureau of Labor Statistics online historical series started in 1976. Vermont’s unemployment rate is tied for third lowest in the nation behind Iowa and New Hampshire (2.4 percent).

Speakers lay out strategic paths for advancing local creative sector

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 8:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Chittenden County artists and members of the creative sector are invited to a Vermont Creative Network ‘mashup’ event highlighting opportunities to work together for improvement of the creative sector in the region: Thursday, April 11, at Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main Street, Essex Junction, from 10am to noon. Presented by the Chittenden County Zone of the Vermont Creative Network and hosted by Kristin Humbargar, founder of the Essex Hub co-working spaces, the free mashup brings together local hospitality and lightning presentations, including the reveal of an upcoming statewide creative sector strategic planning initiative facilitated by the Vermont Creative Network.