VermontBiz May 2024
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In May’s VermontBiz, meet the team behind Fluency Inc - a privately held, self-funded, successful and still-growing company founded by former executives from Dealer.com. Learn their back story and why these Startup founders say a mutual interest in each other’s well-being is key to their success. VermontBiz reports on the private meetings held to replace Dick Mazza after the Senate veteran’s sudden resignation catches even his closest supporters by surprise. Our Windham Country Economic Report indicates that the overall outlook has improved - with several established businesses changing hands ..read more
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VermontBiz April 2024
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In April’s edition of VermontBiz, we profile Suresh Garimella, a mechanical engineer and scientific researcher who took over as UVM’s President in 2019, bringing rapid changes to Vermont’s flagship land grant University. UVM is benefitting from the fresh perspective of new leadership much needed at this critical time. VermontBiz dives deeper into the never ending work of VTrans. While the most urgent problems created by last July’s floods have been resolved, numerous “permanent emergency relief projects” are still being scheduled. There are also several big multi year projects in process inclu ..read more
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VermontBiz March 2024
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In March’s VermontBiz we profile Jean Giard, President and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union. Credit unions may look like banks and act like banks, but they are, in reality, nonprofit membership-driven financial cooperatives - and under her leadership, Giard has plans to make this Vermont’s Credit Union. Check out the Vermont Biz feature on the progress of CityPlace development in downtown Burlington! After 15 Months of construction, the $200 million-dollar project will have 350 apartments, 2 hotels, retail space and is on pace to be completed by its target date of summer 2026! And our Winds ..read more
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VermontBiz February 2024
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In February’s Vermont Biz we bring you a profile of Lindsay DesLauriers, CEO and President of Bolton Valley Ski Resort. Founded and developed by her father Ralph in the 1960s, this is as much a story of a family as it is of a business. In an era of consolidated ski resorts owned by out-of-state corporations, a family- run ski resort is a treasured rarity. Attention rail lovers - An increase in federal funding could mean the addition of 2 more Amtrak routes! Vermont Biz’s Economic Report focuses on Lamoille county - The economy is strong, and good things are happening but living here is beyond ..read more
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VermontBiz December 2023
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In December’s VermontBiz, we learn more about Alejandro Hernandez, the new president of Champlain College. He has secured million-dollar grants, rejuvenated the curriculum and overseen a record fundraising year - all in his first 18 months! We also speak to Mike Lane, Co-founder and CEO of Fluency, the Vermont based business recently named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine. Learn about his wild ride!! Our healthcare report looks at soaring health care costs, lack of affordable housing and how they continue to hinder the state’s post-pandemic recovery efforts. And ..read more
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VermontBiz November 2023
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November’s VermontBiz profiles Maura Collins, the executive director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency, which was recently awarded $50 million to try and make a dent in the housing shortage. From building loans to building infrastructure, this brilliant and compassionate woman is up to the challenge. We also look at the Washington County Economic report: After adapting to the post-pandemic economy, Washington County now has to adapt to the consequences of climate change - call it “washing away the new normal…” Also - what’s going on in Vermont transportation now? Are there new incentives b ..read more
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VermontBiz October 2023
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In October’s VermontBiz we profile Green Mountain Power’s president and CEO Mari McClure, who is positioning the company to stand on the revolutionary edge of our energy future. Under McClure’s leadership, GMP is transitioning from a traditional utility into a technology company. VermontBiz focuses on Travel and Tourism with a look at vacationing in Vermont. The industry weathered this year’s storms and looks forward to a brighter future, starting with fall foliage. Read to find out why many are bullish on this season’s prospects. Our Economic Report on Bennington County shows all indications ..read more
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VermontBiz September 2023
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In September’s VermontBiz, we profile Patrick Boyle - a globe-trotting Scotsman with an Irish name who is the perfect choice to take over the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center. We also look at the Construction industry which is going full tilt! There’s a lot of work to do following the pandemic and recent floods. With ongoing workforce issues, most planned projects will experience a six to nine month lag time. VermontBiz’ economic report focuses on Franklin County – with a long history of agriculture including dairy and maple syrup. Tourism, manufacturing, healthcare and small retailers r ..read more
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VermontBiz August 2023
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August’s VermontBiz profiles Adeline Druart, the rising CEO of Lawson’s Finest Liquids. As the former president of Vermont Creamery, she is shifting from butter and cheese to beer! In 2003 Druart experienced what the French call a coup de foudre when she fell in love with her husband, and then with Vermont. Will lightning strike yet again? VermontBiz’s economic feature focuses on Addison County, home to hard cider makers as well as Middlebury College and Porter Medical Center. While new developments offer an exciting outlook, many businesses are still struggling to regain their footing. Is the ..read more
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VermontBiz June2023
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In June’s VermontBiz, we profile Thomas Dee, CEO of the Southwestern Vermont Health Center. At 6’6, he is arguably at the height of his career - and faced with the tall order of shepherding the merger of SVHC with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. For this hospital administrator, leadership truly starts at the top! VermontBiz also looks at Rutland County: as Vermont’s second most populated county, Rutland has tremendous opportunity - matched only by the attendant challenges of growth seen in the rest of our state. In Environmental news, Vermont has issued more than 16,000 solar permits over ..read more
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