CCRPC seeks planning project ideas

The public is invited to offer suggestions to the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) for regional transportation and land use planning projects in Chittenden County. The CCRPC is currently preparing next year’s work program and the public is invited to participate. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 23 via email (bdavis@ccrpcvt.org) or by phone… Read More »

Financial Fitness: When will rates rise?

Financial Fitness: When will rates rise?

When will the Federal Reserve begin to raise the federal funds rate? It’s a question that may affect U.S. markets more than any other during 2015. A Look Back Following the financial crisis, the Fed cut the fed funds rate, which is the overnight rate at which banks lend to one another, to nearly zero.… Read More »

SCHIPs grant applications due Jan. 31

SCHIPs grant applications due Jan. 31

Since Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP) began making grants in 2004, they have continued their mission to raise funds to improve the lives of our neighbors with more than $500,000 in grants to projects in our communities. Grants have ranged from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, but may not exceed $5,000. Grant applicants are… Read More »

Magic Hat hosts VBSR get together Jan. 22 Connect business owners, talk sustainability 

Magic Hat hosts VBSR get together Jan. 22 Connect business owners, talk sustainability 

What do you get when Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) teams up with Magic Hat Brewing Company? Networking, education, and entertainment. VBSR members and friends are invited to attend a networking get together at the Magic Hat Artifactory in South Burlington on Thursday, Jan. 22. The event, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30pm, will… Read More »

Vermont sees hike in minimum wage

Vermont’s minimum wage rose by 42 cents, from $8.73 to $9.15, on Jan. 1 because of legislation signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin earlier this year. The rate will climb to $9.60 in 2016, $10.00 in 2017, and $10.50 in 2018, and will be re-indexed to the CPI-U inflation rate in subsequent years. “There… Read More »

Registration open for home brew competition

Registration open for home brew competition

Beverage Warehouse in Winooski and 14th Star Brewing Company in St Albans have collaborated on a home brew competition that will offer an amateur Vermont home brewer the chance to see if their product can compete commercially. Partnering with Farrell Distributing and revered craft beer destinations, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington), Three Penny Taproom… Read More »

Paul Budnitz speaks at Champlain College Jan. 28

Paul Budnitz speaks at Champlain College Jan. 28

Ello founder Paul Budnitz of Shelburne will speak at Champlain College as part of the Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) Speaking From Experience lecture series on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7pm in Champlain’s newly refurbished Alumni Auditorium in Burlington. The event is free and open to the public. Budnitz is the serial entrepreneur who founded… Read More »

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