Financial Fitness: Looking to 2015: retirement plan changes

Financial Fitness: Looking to 2015: retirement plan changes

The good news 401(k) and 403(b) Plans. At the start of 2015, participants in 401(k) and 403(b) plans will have new contribution limits. A participant will be eligible to contribute up to $18,000, a $500 increase over 2014. Additionally, the catch-up contribution limit for those 50 and older also increases by $500 to $6,000 for… Read More »

Funding available for projects that serve Vermont women and girls

Funding available for projects that serve Vermont women and girls

Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations that serve women and girls ages 15-25 through the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The Women’s Fund works to support the advancement, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Vermont women and girls. Since its founding, the fund has granted… Read More »

GMP awards $20K solar grant to Charlotte church

GMP awards $20K solar grant to Charlotte church

Nine nonprofits will soon begin to generate some of their energy with help from the sun, thanks to grants from Green Mountain Power (GMP). GMP, which became the first utility in the world to earn B Corporation status­—certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards—announced the grants. “These… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard releases cookbook

Shelburne Vineyard releases cookbook

Shelburne Vineyard recently released “Seasons in a Vermont Vineyard: The Shelburne Vineyard Cookbook” featuring sumptuous photography that evokes the romance of a lush vineyard heavy with fruit. Organized around the seasonal cycles of a Vermont vineyard, the cookbook offers delicious, rustic, wine-friendly recipes, highlighting the use of fresh, regional ingredients. Each dish is accompanied by… Read More »

Next steps for Moran Plant redevelopment

By Becca Burns Following the review of the Diligence Report, New Moran, Inc. will enter the next phase of planning, the Development Agreement Phase, as defined by the MOU with the city. This phase will outline the business and legal terms for the disposition of the property as well as the respective roles and responsibilities… Read More »

Financial Fitness: Tighter monetary policy ahead

If the mismatch between economic news and market performance felt familiar this Fall, it’s probably because we experienced almost the same thing during 2013 as pundits and analysts tried to discern when the Federal Reserve would begin to end quantitative easing. For months, bad economic news proved to be good news for stock markets. This… Read More »

Charlotte resident addresses LFS annual meeting

Richard (Ric) Flood, CLU, ChFC, CRPC and founder of Flood Financial Services was a panelist at the Lincoln Financial Securities Exchange Annual Meeting held in late September. The four-day meeting took place in Miami, Fla. to provide educational materials and the “exchange” of information for Lincoln Financial Securities (LFS) advisors. Flood was on the panel… Read More »

Wind Ridge Books of Vermont now nonprofit

In the wake of an aggressive fall publishing season in which the small press published six new Vermont literary titles, localvore publisher Wind Ridge Books of Vermont has emerged as an independent literary press. Formerly a department of Wind Ridge Publishing (Destination Vermont, Shelburne News, The Citizen and other publications), Wind Ridge Books of Vermont… Read More »

Moran Plant Diligence Report finds redevelopment plan feasible

By Becca Burns Redevelopment of the Moran Plant reached a major milestone with the submission of a comprehensive Diligence Report to the City of Burlington as required by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and New Moran Inc., the local nonprofit organization managing the project. The report contains financial feasibility evaluations which will… Read More »

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