Members in the News

Apr
15

Concept2 is making protective masks for health care workers

Concept2 is making protective masks for health care workers utilizing it’s supply chain contacts in Asia. They are paying for the mask supplies and plan to give some masks to Copley Hospital in Morrisville and to local first responders and nursing homes before turning the rest over to the state Department of Public Safety.  The company is […]

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Apr
15

The Intervale Center is Supporting the Community Food System in Times of Crisis

An update from the Intervale Center: Our Farm Business Team is working with farms across Vermont as they adjust to changing markets and new demands on their businesses. We must make sure that these essential businesses remain viable and ready to engage when the restaurant industry fully re-opens. The Intervale Food Hub has expanded operations as we seek to […]

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Apr
09

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs launch new COVID-19 Resources page

An update from Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious anxiety and resulted in many challenges for Vermonters. There is a plethora of information and new resources that are becoming available every day. With all of this noise, it can be so hard for us to know what to focus on. […]

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Apr
08

Scott Administration Announces Partnership with Vermont PBS To Provide Educational Programming To Vermont Students

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Education (AOE) today announced a partnership with Vermont PBS to provide educational content to supplement remote learning for Vermont students and school districts during the COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative will give over 83,500 Vermont students access to free, high-quality educational resources via television broadcast and […]

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Apr
08

Champion Member Chroma is making COVID-19 testing components

Champion Member Chroma Technology is experiencing a surge in business from companies developing COVID-19 testing. While some businesses are concerned that workers will choose to take unemployment rather than stay on the job, Chroma’s commitment to paying a livable wage, employee profit sharing and safety precautions will help keep employees in their jobs. “We pay […]

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Apr
08

How Burton Snowboards is Joining the Fight Against COVID-19, and How You Can, Too

An update from Burton Snowboards: As we’ve been watching the COVID-19 crisis taking grip on the world at large, the first question on our minds wasn’t: When can we snowboard again? It was: What can we do to help? We’re re-thinking our manufacturing facilities and supply chain to produce face masks, face shields, and more, […]

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OneDigital Launches Coronavirus Advisory Hub

An update from OneDigital: “In ordinary times, we are employee benefits and HR consultants.  When we began to see the scope of this pandemic, we realized right away that our on-staff attorneys and HR consultants would be more needed than ever at this time. We quickly set up an information hub related to COVID-19 for […]

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Apr
06

Millman stepping down after 29 years at Chroma Technology

Vermont Business Magazine – Paul Millman, who co-founded Chroma Technology Corp in 1991 and helped build the firm into a successful worker-owned enterprise serving the photonics industry, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 30. Millman will be followed as CEO by current Chief Financial Officer Newell Lessell. Current Chief Technology Officer, Janette Bombardier, will add the […]

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Apr
02

Vermont Businesses can now apply for a Payroll Protection SBA Loan via VSECU

  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) A SBA incentive included in the $349 billion loan program created to support small businesses and make sure employees continue to receive an income. Loans will be fully forgiven at the time the loan is due if most of the funds are used to keep people on payroll and […]

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Apr
02

The Boston Globe: Caledonia Spirits shuts down its bar and store, makes hand sanitizer

By Linda Laban, Boston Globe correspondent, Updated March 25, 2020 Caledonia Spirits president and head distiller, Ryan Christiansen, and his team are always trying out new recipes for the Vermont company’s prize-winning Barr Hill Gin, aged Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka. This month, however, the recipe was for hand sanitizer. “It’s incredibly simple to make. It’s basically high-grade […]

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