Sexual harassment silencing banned in workplace

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill (H.707) to outlaw workplace policies that tend to silence those who try to come forward with sexual harassment claims. The measure, already approved by the House and supported by Gov. Phil Scott, also provides educational resources to help reduce harassment in the workplace. The legislation bans two common practices… Read More »

Business bikers to storm Vermont this summer

FreshTracks Capital announced this week that its fifth annual summer FreshTracks Road Pitch will happen July 30 through Aug. 2 with stops in eight Vermont communities to meet entrepreneurs who will pitch their businesses to the biking investors. The four-day motorcycle tour of Vermont will feature a gang of “business bikers” comprised of investors, entrepreneurs… Read More »

Social responsibility business conference set for Tuesday in Burlington

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s annual conference is Tuesday, May 15, at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Registration is still open for “Leading with Values, Finding Your Opportunities” featuring 15 workshops designed to help professionals find new opportunities in socially responsible organizations. Participants will enjoy a localvore lunch sponsored by… Read More »

Wake Robin hires new health director

Wake Robin recently announced its hire of Meagan Buckley as director of health services to oversee operation of the Linden Health Center, Wake Robin’s nursing facility. “We are pleased to welcome Meagan to the Wake Robin team,” said Patrick McKee, president and chief executive of Wake Robin. “Her passion and commitment to her field, the… Read More »

Clemmons Family Farm hires new managing director

Shanta Lee Gander is the new managing director for the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Gander is working to help curate and manage a the multicultural arts and heritage program coming together as part of the “A Sense of Place” project, funded by ArtPlace America. She will co-plan, co-develop and lead the coordination of African-American/African… Read More »

Mercy Connections names Falcone next executive director

Mercy Connections names Falcone next executive director

Shelburne resident Lisa Falcone has been named the next executive director of Mercy Connections, board chair John Bossange announced last week. “[Falcone] brings experience, wisdom, and an understanding of the mission of Mercy Connections,” Bossange said in the announcement. Falcone joins Mercy Connections from United Way of Northwest Vermont. She is also a founder and… Read More »

FreshTracks Capital backs Kentucky-based Virtual Peaker energy firm

Shelburne-based FreshTracks Capital announced recently that it has joined other Vermont investors in supporting the Kentucky-based clean-energy firm Virtual Peaker as it grows. Virtual Peaker is a cloud-based energy management platform that is helping utilities build the grid of the future, according to a statement from FreshTracks. “It’s incredibly exciting and validating to receive funding… Read More »

Rice Lumber: Full steam ahead

Rice Lumber: Full steam ahead

  Construction is fully underway at the site of the new Rice Lumber operation on U.S. Rt. 7 just north of Shelburne Village. David Carroll, left, company sales manager and treasurer, said plans are on track to open the expanded facility later this year, replacing and expanding the 80-year-old retail and wholesale building supply store… Read More »

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