In a guest appearance on “The Morning Drive” radio show this week, the executive director of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association said retail theft is a top concern for the many businesses her organization represents.
‘Round these parts, maple syrup is a big deal, so we have to discuss it a few times every season. It is also a big business, especially in Vermont, the nation’s largest producer. And the final numbers for the 2023 maple syrup season are out. Vermont did have a weird year.
Vermont Democratic Sen. Peter Welch, joined by other New England senators, on Monday introduced the Market Access, Promotion, and Landowner Education Support for Your Regionally Underserved Producers aimed at the maple syrup industry.
Social media was buzzing on Tuesday about Chick-fil-A Inc. announcing the hiring of a vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s quite possible that Chick-fil-A will feel some heat now, too. And it should.
If we allow our politicians to embrace the philosophy that shoplifting is caused by poverty and should not be criminalized, we will kill our cities and descend into lawlessness.
A warm winter in Chittenden County jumpstarted the season for Shelburne Sugarworks and other maple producers in Vermont. The abnormal weather, though, hasn’t put a damper on productivity.
I don’t know how to solve the problems that rapid technological change causes, but we ignore them at great peril. We’ll need lots of intelligence — both human and the other kind — to use these resources wisely.
A new partnership in Vermont will work to give technical assistance to minority-owned businesses. The Department of Economic Development is joining forces with the Vermont Professionals of Color Network, Gov. Phil Scott said, to enhance the state’s effort to grow the economy.
Kudos to the Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) leadership teams for pulling together a very good and high energy Business and Trade Show event this past week at the Rutland Community Center.
We either learn how to use this new ChatGPT tool to become more productive or we get job-retraining and learn how to do carpentry, plumbing, car-repair, nursing or policing and become essential workers.
If you agree Vermonters can’t afford higher taxes, fees and penalties, and that we should use historic federal funds and state surpluses to address the basic fundamental needs to revitalize communities, write the Governor’s Office and contact your legislators.
The American Legislative Exchange Council’s new report, Rich States, Poor States, has the Green Mountain State ranking 49th in a cumulative review of 15 state policy variables. The factors are directly tied to legislative policy set forth by state governments.