VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2018

CompTIA Cyberstates™ 2018 Report Shows Tech Sector
Contributes $2.3 billion to State’s Economy
Montpelier, Vt. – Technology-related employment in Vermont held steady in 2017, according to Cyberstates™ 2018, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry published by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology industry association. (continue)

Vegetable Farmers Work with Vermont
Land Trust to Buy West Haven Farm
West Haven — A farm business has found a new home in West Haven. Tanya Tolchin and Scott Hertzberg have started Otter Point Farm on 48 acres of exceptional farmland. (continue)

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Kristi Cross, DNP, RN,
Named as a Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star
BENNINGTON, VT—Kristi Cross, DNP, RN, community health team leader for the Vermont Blueprint for Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), was named a Vermont Rising Star on Thursday, November 8 at an awards ceremony in South Burlington. (continue)

Community College of Vermont to Offer
Engineering and Design Course
Students at CCV-Winooski are getting a taste of the maker movement—which might sound trendy and abstract, but it’s actually pretty basic: it’s literally about making things. (continue)

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Chroma Technology Celebrates Expansion
Bellows Falls, Vt. – Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Phil Scott and local officials joined Paul Millman, president of employee-owned Chroma Technology Corp, to celebrate the completion of a $22 million expansion that will add or retain 133 jobs in Bellows Falls. (continue)

Canadian Firm iSun Energy
Epands Operation to Vermont
Montpelier, Vt. – iSun Energy LLC has announced the opening of its first U.S. office in Burlington, Vermont. The Canadian solar technology developer selected Vermont for its proximity to the border, as well as its innovative and environmentally-conscious public policy (continue)

LEDC and VtSBDC Sponsoring
Workshop on the Path to Online
Word of mouth is a great marketing tool, but stopping there can prove costly. In fact, most customers will seek out your business online before hiring you or making a purchase and even more will research your competition. (continue)

Clarifying the Vermont Employment
Growth Incentive Program
Vermont, like all States, continuously strives to ensure that taxpayer investments are well spent.  The Vermont Employment Growth Incentive, or VEGI as it is known, is no different.  VEGI has been recognized by Good Jobs First as a high performing growth incentive program that also protects taxpayer dollars. (continue)

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Code Shepherd and Learning Portals Selected
As 2018 Reverse Pitch Grantees
Two projects to create digital solution for delivering education have been selected to receive grants of $10,000 each as part of the 2018 BTV Ignite Reverse Pitch Competition. Announced as part of the 2018 BTV Ignite Innovation Week event TechJam, Code Shepherd and Learning Portals both offer the promise to bring 21st century technology to Vermont’s classrooms. (continue)

Vermont Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs to Share
Their Secrets at January 2019 Seminar at Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, VT. — Join some of Vermont’s most well-poised women in the food and beverage business to learn, network and be inspired by at Sterling College’s “Taking it to the Next Level: Women Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets” on January 25, 2019. (continue)

ThinkVermont Innovation Grant Program
The State of Vermont is committed to looking for new and innovative programs to help support our entrepreneurial ecosystem. A healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem is vital to the growth of Vermont’s small businesses. (continue)

Vermont Federal Credit Union Completes
Innovation Challenge
Burlington, VT – Vermont Federal Credit Union recently completed it’s first-ever Innovation Challenge, a new program designed to promote creativity and collaboration throughout the credit union. Participants in the inaugural Innovation Challenge were tasked with developing creative solutions to address challenges facing credit union members. (continue)