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Business Roundtable welcomes new members

SOUTH BURLINGTON — At its 31st Summer Membership Meeting, held at Sugarbush Resort, the Vermont Business Roundtable elected five new members to the organization: Dan Bennett, CEO of Gifford Health Care; Phelan Fretz, executive director of ECHO Leahy Center; Sarah Morris, fifth generation host at Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club; Premila Peters, president and CEO of Data Innovations; and […]

WCMHS’s Scott Miller recognized by National Guard

Scott Miller, of the Residential Treatment Program at Washington County Mental Health Services, was recently given the Patriot Award by the National Guard’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve project.  Miller was recognized for his support of Jeremy Breckenridge, a staff member who is a National Guard Reserve member. Breckenridge nominated Miller for the award for his support in meeting […]

Travel Hacks at Fresh Tracks event June 27

BERLIN — The Central Vermont Young Professionals will hold an educational seminar on travel hacks at Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard and Winery in Berlin on Wednesday, June 27, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. A panel of three travel experts will answer questions from the CVYP Steering Committee and attendees. The three panelists are Scott Milne, owner of Milne Travel American […]

Capstone opens Lamoille County center in Morrisville

MORRISVILLE — Capstone Community Action celebrated the opening of a new integrated service center in Morrisville on Industrial Drive. The center will strengthen Capstone’s services to Lamoille County residents, helping individuals and families in crisis to stabilize their lives and working to elevate households out of poverty. This center provides housing counseling and homelessness prevention, emergency heating assistance, financial capabilities […]

Thibault given patriotic employer award

BARRE — Jim Thibault, of Berlin, and general manager of Capitol Candy, in Barre, was recently presented with the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the support he has given to his employee and citizen-service member, Dylan Tanner, of Barre. Tanner serves as a Vermont Army National Guard petroleum specialist with A […]

FreshTracks seeking entrepreneurs for Road Pitch

SHELBURNE — The fifth annual FreshTracks Road Pitch, a four-day motorcycle tour of Vermont in which a gang of “business bikers” (investors, entrepreneurs and business advisors) ride around the state and stop in eight Vermont towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their business, will be held July 30 through Aug. 2. Entrepreneurs interested in pitching their concept or existing business […]

Aspenti supervisor recognized as patriotic employer

  Sherri Friend, from Waterbury, a client care supervisor with Aspenti Health, of Burlington, was recently presented with the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. She was given this for the unconditional support she has given to her employee and citizen-service member, Lyndsay Sargeant, of Barre, a private first class in the Vermont […]

Efficiency Vermont launches help for do-it-yourselfers

BURLINGTON — Efficiency Vermont has launched a limited-time offer for Vermonters who’d rather “button up” their homes themselves. The DIY Insulation and Air Sealing service will provide technical advice and rebates to the first 200 qualifying homeowners. It offers $250 cash back on materials for projects that air seal and insulate attics or basements. Participants will be required to follow a […]

Heady Vt. plans voter registration at events

  BURLINGTON — Inspired by a chance encounter with Rep. Barney Frank at the New England Cannabis Convention in Boston, Heady Vermont will now be offering voter registration at all of its upcoming events. “If we’re here to promote positive change in the world, and encourage the Democratic process, then that starts with getting people registered to vote,” said Heady’s Production […]

Specialty food producers take home gold sofi awards

MONTPELIER — Three Vermont specialty food producers brought home gold awards at the annual sofi Awards. The sofi Awards, which stands for “specialty outstanding food innovation,” are prestigious awards in the specialty-food industry. Vermont’s gold winners were Vermont Creamery, Mount Mansfield Maple Products and Blake Hill Preserves. Vermont Creamery won gold in the cheese category for its Cremont cheese, a […]


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