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July 07, 2015

Gov. Shumlin and Graphic Controls CEO Announce Commitment to Growing Manufacturing Biz in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS - Juy 7, 2015 - Months after Bellows Falls based medical device maker Vermed was acquired by Buffalo, NY based Graphic Controls, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Graphic Controls CEO and Vermont native Sam Heleba today announced that the company has been awarded a Vermont Economic Growth Incentive award and will remain committed to growing in Vermont. read moreRead more

July 07, 2015

State Agencies Lead-by-Example to Deploy Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Vermont

Demonstrating Vermont's ongoing commitment to flood mitigation, pollution reduction and energy preservation, four Vermont State Agencies and Departments submitted reports to the Governor today documenting their work to utilize and promote Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI). These reports build on Executive Order 06-12 issued by Governor Peter Shumlin in March 2012 that directed the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Natural Resources, Agency of Transportation and the Department of Buildings and General Services to come together to form the Interagency Green Infrastructure Council. Read more

July 06, 2015

Vermont Specialty Food Producers Take Top Honors at NYC Summer Fancy Food Show

Vermont specialty food producers took home gold at this week's Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. The sofi Awards, which stands for "specialty outstanding food innovation," are the most prestigious awards in the specialty food industry and represent the best of the best. Vermont's winners were Big Picture Farm, Fat Toad Farm, and Vermont Creamery, along with Wozz! Creative Kitchens, a New Hampshire producer who makes their product at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick. Read more

July 02, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Proclaims Today Vermont State Police Appreciation Day

MONTPELIER - July 2, 2015 – Recognizing the role the Vermont State Police (VSP) played in assisting in the manhunt for escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a proclamation making July 2, 2015 Vermont State Police Appreciation Day. The Governor presented the signed proclamation to members of the VSP Tactical Support Unit, which conducted missions in the area surrounding New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility following the prison break.   read moreRead more

July 01, 2015

July 1st Marks Recycling Reboot

Three years ago the Vermont legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling law (Act 148), and its first major recycling milestone starts today. To kick things off the Agency of Natural Resources has prepared a campaign to explain what the law is really about: "resimplifying recycling" for Vermonters. Read more

July 01, 2015

Agency of Commerce, Community National Bank Sponsor 2015 BarnPitch for Start-Up Companies

BarnPitch is the sixth stop of the 2015 Road Pitch. Road Pitch sends "business bikers" on four-day motorcycle trip around Vermont where they will hold "office hours" in select towns stopping by appointment to listen to business "pitches" from start-up or early-stage companies. Read more

July 01, 2015

Gov. Shumlin declares July 2015 as Lakes Appreciation Month

MONTPELIER - July 1, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a proclamation declaring July 2015 as “Lakes Appreciation Month.”  The proclamation states that lakes and reservoirs are “critical to Vermont’s environment and quality of life, providing sources of recreation, scenic beauty, and habitat for wildlife” and that ”maintaining the health of our lakes, ponds, and reservoirs is the responsibility of every citizen.” read moreRead more

July 01, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Finalized Sale of IBM Facility in Essex Junction to GlobalFoundries

MONTPELIER - July 1, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the below statement following news that the sale of IBM’s chip manufacturing facility in Essex Junction to GlobalFoundries has received federal approval and been finalized. “This is great news for Vermont and a testament to the extremely innovative and dedicated workforce at the Essex Junction facility. For years, questions about the future of the IBM facility have caused anxiety for employees, state officials, community members, and many others. Today we know that a stable and thriving workforce will remain right here in Vermont. I am extremely encouraged that GlobalFoundries has committed to continuing to support and invest in cutting edge technology and the quality workforce we have in Vermont. IBM has been and will continue to be a great partner for Vermont, and I look forward to continuing to build an equally strong partnership with GlobalFoundries going forward.” read moreRead more

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