“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” - Jonas Salk

Dear Readership:

Gallagher Close Publishing and Communications is suspending the development and publication of Vermont Innovator Media Group, which includes Vermont Innovator magazine, website, resource guide, career center, social networking site, YouTube channel, and e-Newsletter.

The primary purpose of Vermont Innovator Media Group is to promote Vermont nationally and internationally as a potential destination for start-up companies and for highly skilled individuals looking to build a new career in our beautiful and vibrant region.

We lost faith in the Vermont Innovator Media Group message when we could not honestly promote Vermont to a start-up company transitioning to Vermont that would need information, direction, and support. We found that to promote business in Vermont to those in other parts of the country, is presently not supported by the political, economic development, financial, or social environments systemic in Vermont.

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BioTek Recognized for Vermont
Business Growth Award
WINOOSKI VT, USA — BioTek Instruments will be recognized as a 2019 Vermont Business Growth Award winner at a ceremony to be held September 17, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel Burlington, in Burlington, VT. This award is presented annually by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, acknowledging twenty-five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years. (continue)

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $440,000
to Improve Critical Infrastructure In
Brattleboro Opportunity Zone
BRATTLEBORO, VT – The federal government has awarded $440,000 to the Town of Brattleboro for critical water and wastewater infrastructure improvements needed to support commercial development. On July 29th the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced funding for the project, to be located within Brattleboro’s designated Opportunity Zone. (continue)

GW Plastics Grows in Vermont
Bethel, VT – Global healthcare and automotive contract manufacturer GW Plastics, Inc. is proud to announce that it is rapidly growing in its home state of Vermont due to its dedication to workforce development and has been inducted into the Vermont Business Hall of Fame. The Vermont Business Hall of Fame recognizes previous recipients of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award who continue to demonstrate exceptional growth. Founded in 1990, (continue)

Innovation Under the Radar with
Stephen Procter Pottery

Art as Business
By Lesley A. Dyson

Stephen Procter's large pottery studio looks like any utilitarian artist's workspace, until his newest piece comes into view. It is mammoth, about five feet tall, with a deep umber color that suggests the earth and ancient lands, yet at the same time its classic and elegant lines evoke the tranquility of an English garden. (continue)

BUTTERWORKS FARM—CASE STUDY

The Lazor’s dairy farm is located in a very windy site in Northern Vermont, close to the Canadian border, at an elevation of 1,350 feet. The farm was the first organic dairy in Vermont, and is well-known for their high quality yogurt. The Lazors milk 40 to 45 cows, and for the most part have a traditional farm electrical system, except for one scroll-type

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