Vermont unemployment rate declines to 2.7 percent

The Vermont Department of Labor announced last week that the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.7 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised October rate for the state and one full point below the national rate for November of 3.7 percent.  As of the prior… Read More »

Credit union offers nursing scholarships 

New England Federal Credit Union is accepting Nursing Scholarship applications for 2019. Three scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded each year to applicants who qualify. Applications are online at nefcu.com, at any branch, or by calling 802-879-8790.  Applicants must be members of NEFCU who are applying to or are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate… Read More »

Allstate office helps land grant for annual holiday toy drive

Allstate office helps land grant for annual holiday toy drive

Allstate agencies throughout New England recently teamed up with the Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children for the holidays. Between October and December, participating agencies received over 5,500 donations from community members. Chittenden County agency owner Walter Hausermann of South Burlington participated in the drive, which won a $30,000… Read More »

Nominations needed for small business awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Company and Mamava, the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year winner. Since 1963, the SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their… Read More »

Dr. Joseph Lasek appointed co-president of American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Joseph Lasek appointed co-president of American Psychiatric Association

Charlotte resident Dr. Joseph Lasek, the Howard Center’s Medical Director for Adult Services, was recently appointed co-president of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lasek is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University’s Graduate Program in Clinical Mental… Read More »

Hinesburg jeweler consultant receives certification

Hinesburg jeweler consultant receives certification

Hinesburg jeweler consultant Phillip Bosen of Bosen Associates has completed the annual American Gem Society recertification exam. The exam was developed to maintain professional credentials, demonstrating ongoing commitment to consumer protection through continued education and upholding the high ethical standards. It covers topics on gemology, business, technology, legal regulations and more. Bosen also is the… Read More »

Utility marks fifth year with no rate increase

Utility marks fifth year with no rate increase

STAFF REPORT Vermont Electric Coop will not seek a rate increase in January, marking the fifth consecutive year that the utility’s rates have remained flat, according to a recent company announcement. “It’s taken a great deal of creativity, negotiation, and careful budgeting and everyone has pitched in,” said Chief Financial Officer Michael Bursell. “That’s the… Read More »

Eating Well gobbles up Cooking Light

STAFF REPORT Two popular national magazines, both focused on healthy cooking and eating, are combining into one magazine. Shelburne-based Eating Well magazine is folding in Cooking Light magazine, combining the circulation of both publications for a total of 1.775 million subscribers. Both publications are owned by Meredith Corp. based in Des Moines, Iowa. Meredith announced… Read More »

Grant helps Green Mountain Power make battery storage affordable

Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low-income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and mobility issues. The utility… Read More »

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