Retail: Vermont’s small businesses face an Amazon problem

By Kevin O’Connor 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 »

Vt. Economic Dev. Authority has record year for ag loans

The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved 344 financings in fiscal year 2017, totaling nearly $199 million and for the second year running, surpassing its prior loans to farms. Those results were presented at VEDA’s recent annual meeting in South Burlington. “VEDA’s two biggest areas of growth in FY2017 were tax-exempt conduit bonds and agricultural loans,”… 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 »

Target to open first Vermont store at South Burlington’s University Mall in 2018

By Morgan True 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 »

Business Briefs

VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont Dept. of Labor recognizes exemplary 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… Read More »

Pomerleau sailing strong at 100

Pomerleau sailing strong at 100

Burlington businessman, philanthropist, and now centenarian Antonio Pomerleau was celebrated last week at a dedication ceremony for the Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus that will replace the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center on the Burlington waterfront. Pomerleau, who turned 100 last week, sported a hat with the message: “100 and still the best looking guy in… Read More »

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