Vermont Medical Society selects new officers

Dr. Trey Dobson was named president of the Vermont Medical Society during its 204th annual meeting recently in Woodstock, where the group also selected its next president to take the helm in 2018, and a vice president. Dobson is the medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and chief medical officer of Southwestern Vermont Health Care… Read More »

Retail: Vermont’s small businesses face an Amazon problem

By Kevin O’Connor Stacy Mitchell has seen all the headlines: Take “Vermont Last State in America to Get a Walmart.” Or “The Only State Capital Without a McDonald’s.” Or “Towns Have an Image, and They Say Dollar Stores Aren’t Part of It.” “Vermont,” she says, “has more small businesses per capita and the least… Read More »

Target to open first Vermont store at South Burlington’s University Mall in 2018

By Morgan True The retailer Target will open its first Vermont store on Dorset Street in October 2018, the company announced last Thursday. The Minneapolis-based chain said in a news release that it has signed a lease at the University Mall to open a 60,000-square-foot “small format store,” a model designed to serve communities close… Read More »

Vt. unemployment rate hits a record low 2.9 percent in Sept.

VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.9 percent, the lowest rate in more than a decade. “The last time the unemployment rate was this low was below 3 percent was in December 2000,” Lindsay Kurrle, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor, said in a press release. “Needless to say, employers are… Read More »

Business Briefs

VT Department of Labor recognizes workplace safety The Vermont Department of Labor and Gov. Phil Scott recognized several businesses last week for their commitment to providing safe, healthy workplaces and reducing injury and illness on the job. At the annual Vermont Safety and Health Council held in South Burlington, the Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Workplace… Read More »

New bus service to connect New York City and Vermont destinations

Gov. Phil Scott will help officially unveil the Vermont Shires Connector, a new connection between New York City and Bennington and Manchester at a ceremony Monday in Manchester. The new service is a project of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, with its partners Premier Coach and Amtrak. The twice-daily shuttle launched in September connects the… Read More »

Pomerleau sailing strong at 100

Pomerleau sailing strong at 100

Burlington businessman, philanthropist, and now centenarian Antonio Pomerleau was celebrated last week at a dedication ceremony for the Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus that will replace the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center on the Burlington waterfront. Pomerleau, who turned 100 last week, sported a hat with the message: “100 and still the best looking guy in… Read More »

Business Notes

Smugglers’ Notch named best overall in the East by Ski Magazine readers The SKI Magazine resort rankings were announced this week and Vermont ski areas topped the list. SKI Magazine asked survey participants to rank resorts in ten categories: character, dining, grooming, kid friendliness, lifts, lodging, service, snow, challenge and variety. More than 25,000 responsed… Read More »

Business notes

NEFCU Shred Fests destroy over 30 tons of documents and data New England Federal Credit Union announced that its three Shred Fest events this year have destroyed a total of over 65,000 pounds of documents and 274 computer hard drives. The Williston-based credit union conducts three of the free events for the general public in an… Read More »

Champlain College student develops Abenaki artist app

Champlain College senior Dustin Lapierre has designed a new android device application called Vermont Abenaki Artists Association released by the Google Play store. A computer science and innovation major with a minor in foreign languages, Lapierre said the project was a perfect fit for his skills and interests. “I was very excited to get a… Read More »

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