Champion Member Chroma is making COVID-19 testing components

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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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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