Legislators honored as ‘Climate Champions’

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility honored two dozen Vermont House members recently – including Rep. Michael Yantachka, D-Hinesburg – as “Climate Champions” for their efforts to grow the economy and create green jobs by putting a price on carbon pollution. “Vermont spends nearly $2 billion each year on fossil fuels and most of that money… Read More »

Charlotte resident Whit Smith receives Howard Center Award

Charlotte resident Whit Smith of the law firm Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs & Smith, PLC, was recently honored by the Howard Center with its 2017 Help is Here award. The honor goes to an individual whose contributions personify Howard Center’s mission and demonstrate a passion for those served by the organization. Smith was selected because of… Read More »

Vermont Teddy Bear supports Olympians with bear sales, pjs

Vermont Teddy Bear supports Olympians with bear sales, pjs

Spirit, in his second year as the official Team USA Bear, will give Team USA Hoodie-Footies from PajamaGram to each American athlete — roughly 245 — so they can stay warm and rested when not skiing, sliding, snowboarding, and skating to the medal stand at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018.… Read More »

Hinesburg engineer takes post with manufacturing non profit

Hinesburg engineer takes post with manufacturing non profit

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center announced the addition of Carla Wuthrich of Hinesburg to its statewide team as a professional manufacturing and business growth advisor. Hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995, the extension center operates as a non profit supporting Vermont manufacturers. Wuthrich joined the center in October after 25 years of experience working… Read More »

Credit union’s blanket drive, donation help the needy 

Through Dec. 31, New England Federal Credit Union’s 19th annual blanket drive is on at all of its locations to collect new and gently used blankets for area community organizations to distribute to help Vermonters in need. Blankets will go to the Committee on Temporary Shelter, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Samaritan House, and other… Read More »

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 VTDigger.org 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 VTDigger.org 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 »

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