Vermont Busines Magazine Governor Phil Scott will proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Vermont at a proclamation signing ceremony on Tuesday. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 101,420 new cases of colon cancer and 44,180 cases of rectal cancer in the U.S. in 2019, and that 51,020 deaths from colorectal cancer will occur in 2019. In Vermont almost 300 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year and more than 100 will lose their lives this year because of this disease.
Vermont State Police The Vermont State Police is identifying the trooper involved in the early Saturday officer-involved shooting in Rockingham as Sgt Eugene Duplissis. He has been a member of the Vermont State Police since July 2001 and is assigned to the Office of Professional Development in Pittsford. Duplissis also is a member of the state police’s Tactical Services Unit. The incident eventually resulted in the arrest of suspect John-Victor Wetherby, who suffered a single graze-type wound and was immediately taken into custody and rendered medical assistance. He was jailed on warrants for aggravated assault, among other charges.
Vermont Business Magazine The Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier will be “Wearin’ the Green” on Friday March 15 as the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce congratulates, recognizes and thanks Norwich University President Richard Schneider for his leadership and contributions to Central Vermont. Dr Schneider has will be honored at The Chamber’s Third Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast. The event is open to the public.
Vermont Business Magazine North Star Leasing Company, a leading provider of equipment financing solutions based in Burlington, has announced they will be reaching a major milestone in 2019. On June 29 of this year, the company will have successfully helped businesses grow for 40 years. Since its inception in 1979, the company has funded over 49,000 transactions totaling over $500 million.
by Steven Killoran, Vice President Business Development, Maple Capital Management, Inc As we indicated last month, the Fed has paused its campaign of raising rates each quarter after a plethora of negative developments in financial markets late last year caused financial conditions to tighten. This pause is refreshing for those who feared this Fed was going to repeat the mistakes of the past and go too far by bringing the growth cycle to an end.
Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) with a $17,500 donation as part of a challenge grant pledged in December. The bank partnered with CVOEO to raise money for the organization’s WARMTH program by matching WARMTH donations dollar for dollar during December, up to a total of $17,500. Statewide, overall donations totaled more than $120,430 to help low-income Vermont families stay warm this winter.
Vermont Business Magazine United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) and Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) have teamed up to launch Rutland County’s first “Peanut Butter & Jam Slam,” a friendly, competitive food drive challenge designed to help local food shelves during low supply months.
by Brandon Arcari, Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont National Guard, at a Change of Command ceremony at Camp Jonson in Colchester today, celebrated the installation of new Adjutant General Greg Knight. He assumes command from Major General Steven Cray. Along with the passing of the command, much of the 80-minute ceremony was dedicated to honoring Cray, who is retiring from the Air Force and resuming his civilian life as a pilot for American Airlines.
Vermont Business Magazine The sweetest season is here. Vermont Governor Phil Scott and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue kicked off sugaring season in Vermont by tapping a maple tree in Milton. This annual tradition was hosted this year by Georgia Mountain Maples and the Harrison Family.
Vermont Business Magazine Today the State of Vermont and the Vermont Journalism Trust (aka VTDigger) announced a settlement in the matter Vermont Journalism Trust vs. State of Vermont, Docket No: 6-1-19 Wncv. The litigation involved two public records requests by VTDigger related to Jay Peak’s EB-5 program, which were denied because the state continues to be engaged in active litigation concerning the EB-5 program. Under terms of the settlement, the State of Vermont agreed to provide VTDigger the originally requested documents as well as additional agreed-upon Jay Peak records.
by Secretary of State Jim Condos On Tuesday, March 5th, Vermonters elected their local government officials on Town Meeting Day. In November 2018, Vermonters chose their statewide officers and legislative representatives. In November 2016, Vermonters voted for the highest elected office in the United States.
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims rose last week again after they have been mostly down this year. For the week of March 2, 2019, there were 845 claims, 189 more than they were the previous week, but 44 fewer than they were a year ago.