Important Food Access Information From Burlington School Food Project

Important Food Access Information From Burlington School Food Project

The new stimulus package passed by the Federal Government features increased benefits for anyone eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals. If you or someone in your family is losing pay because of COVID-19, filling out this application TODAY could enable you to receive extra funds for your family’s grocery needs. Even if your change […]

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Apr
06

Information For SELF-EMPLOYED and INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS – VT Dept of Labor

Element of CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): This will allow for unemployment insurance benefits to individuals not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance, such as the self-employed. Funding will be provided by the federal government and distributed by the state, similar to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). PUA benefits will be calculated based on a claimants reported prior […]

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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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VBSR Members Respond to Crisis

VBSR Members have been longtime stewards of a people-first, community oriented, values led approach to business.   While the COVID-19 pandemic creates unprecedented adversity for the Vermont business community, VBSR members have already quickly risen to the occasion. They are pivoting operations to directly address lack of medical equipment and public health supplies and by directing […]

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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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Apr
02

Department of Labor Virtual Town Hall Series

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES DATES AND TOPICS FOR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL EVENTS Montpelier – The Vermont Department of Labor has announced it will continue its Virtual Town Hall events for the week of April 19, 2020. The Department announced the events in response to the impact of COVID-19. Dates and employer-focused conversation topics for the […]

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Apr
01

Vt. Soap Factory Helping Neighbors in Need During COVID-19 Crisis

Twincraft Skincare has been providing thousands of bars of soap to food shelves since the new coronavirus first arrived in Vermont By Jack Thurston, NECN • Published March 25, 2020 A Vermont business is helping people around the state protect themselves against COVID-19 by providing soap to food shelves. “We’re doing something to help,” said Michele Asch of […]

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Mar
30

VERMONT’S STERLING COLLEGE LOOKS FORWARD TO “SURVIVING THE FUTURE”

Online course invites experts and students from around the world to explore the aftermath of  change and disruption CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt. – Sterling College’s online course, “Surviving the Future,” launching on April 6, could hardly be more timely, even if the timing was unintended; it  represents the third event focused on the provocative writings of […]

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Mar
30

Two VBSR Members Working Together to Deliver Meals to the Homeless during Stay Safe, Stay Home

An update from Anna Grearson at Union Mutual: Union Mutual, a property-casualty insurance carrier founded in 1874 in Montpelier, VT on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors, has been purchasing 100 meals/week from two local restaurants: Pinky’s on State and Langdon Street Tavern. These two well-loved establishments have then donated the meals to our neighbors […]

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