Medical center to expand in Hinesburg

BURLINGTON — Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. of Burlington, is pleased to announce the recent purchase of a 2.88 acre commercial lot at the corner of Shelburne Falls Road and Route 116 in Hinesburg,  by The University of Vermont Medical Center. Burke represented the Buyer in the purchase/acquisition negotiations. Lot 2 was purchased from Haystack Crossing LLC. The Medical Center already owns the Primary Care family medical facility on Lot 1 abutting this new property

White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors specializes in commercial real estate development services, asset management, permitting, and brokerage.

VSECU moving to Waterbury

WATERBURY — Tim Burke, of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors Inc. in Burlington, is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term lease totaling 11,760 sf for the Vermont State Employee Credit Union (VSECU) at 109 Demeritt Place in Waterbury, VT. VSECU will occupy the entire building and use the space for an Operations Center which will include office, marketing, call center and IT related functions. VSECU will consolidate several separately located real estate functions into this new Operations Center. Burke represented the tenant, in the lease transaction. Superior Development Ltd.

Granite State Solar expands in Vermont

Granite State Solar, a New Hampshire-based provider of photovoltaic solar and high-efficiency home heating and cooling systems, is now offering their full range of products and services throughout Vermont. Granite State Solar has been offering cutting-edge solar design, sales and installation services throughout NH since 2008. “It’s time to bring what we do best to our surrounding communities. We can’t continue to tell our friends and family in Vermont that we don’t serve their market. It’s apparent from the demand we’re seeing that Vermonters are looking for more and better options.” Says Alan Gauntt, the company’s founder.

Study: Surveyed hope business climate improves

RUTLAND — Over 100 Vermont businesses completed the latest semi-annual economic survey in January regarding the outlook of Vermont’s small- to medium-sized businesses. The survey, presented by Davis and Hodgdon Associates CPAs and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, revealed that while opinions about the Vermont and U.S. economies are moving in a positive direction, there is still a great desire to see improvement in the state’s business climate and tax laws. • 18% of businesses exclusive to Vermont believe the state’s economy is in decline (compared to 33% in July); 18% feel it is improving (compared to 14% previously) and 61% indicate there is no change (compared to 48% previously). • 24% of businesses doing business outside the state believe the state’s economy is declining (compared to 32% previously); 19% feel it is improving (18% previously); and 46% see no change (47% previously). When asked to describe the current state of the U.S. economy, respondents in both groups appeared more positive than they did in July.

Champlain College named winner of research challenge

BURLINGTON — CFA Society Vermont is proud to announce that Champlain College has won the first CFA Institute Research Challenge in Vermont and now advances to the Americas Regional in Seattle, WA on April 6 and 7 where it will compete against universities from the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Champlain College team consists of Zhomart Dairov, Shawn Leary, Victoria Morelli, Kyle Sherman and Adam Vernali. Teams from Champlain College, Lyndon State College, Norwich University, and Saint Michael’s College competed at the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Vermont local finals at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technology on February 8, 2017. The Universities sent teams of three to five students to participate in the local challenge. At the local final students presented their analysis and buy/sell/hold investment recommendations on Casella Waste Systems to a panel of esteemed judges.

Woodstock Area Chamber recognizes businesses, volunteer of the year

At the annual meeting of the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce, Board President Gary Thulander presented Woodstock Pizza Chef Woodstock Area Business of the year in recognition of their outstanding spirit and contribution to the Woodstock Area Community. Woodstock Pizza Chef came to Woodstock in the late 1980’2 and has been a regular meeting place ever since. Owned and operated by Alex Tsouknakis and his family, this family- friendly business with great food and affordable prices has continuously supported the Woodstock Rotary, the Woodstock Pistol and Gun Club, Woodstock Union High School and Elementary School and virtually every team and club associated with our schools, as well as, fire departments and public safety professionals. His personal time and support of local events and organizations is deeply appreciated. In addition, the Chamber awarded the 2017 New Business of the Year to Andrew Pearce Bowls New and creative business is critical to the growth and sustainability of our small regional towns.

NPI completes technical project for Local Motion

SOUTH BURLINGTON — NPI Technology Management is pleased to announce the conclusion of a technical project for Local Motion, a statewide nonprofit walk-bike advocacy organization. NPI donated the technical expertise needed to prepare and install a server. Marion Rose, IT Manager for Local Motion, said “thank you so much to the whole crew at NPI for the generous donation! Technician Drew Larsen was really wonderful and representative of the whole organization. His knowledge, patience and respect were reassuring and much appreciated.” NPI co-owner Eric Hart added “as Local Motion board president I am happy to give technical time to this worthy organization.”
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CFA Society Vermont to host research challenge

BURLINGTON – CFA Society Vermont is pleased to announce they will be
holding their first annual Local Research Challenge which will be held in Burlington on February 8. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university stu- dents with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly traded company. Each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation and may be asked to present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals. The Vermont Research Challenge has five teams participating from four local colleges: Champlain College, Lyndon State College, Norwich University, and St.

Henderson-King earns certification

BURLINGTON — White + Burke is proud to announce that Gail Henderson-King received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC) in November 2016. EDFP Certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive economic development finance training series. The training provides individuals working in the field of economic development with instruction in business credit analysis, real estate financing, loan packaging, deal structuring and negotiating and the creation and implementation of development programs.

Gail is a Senior Project Manager at White + Burke. She has managed such projects as the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, the downtown St. Albans State Office Building and parking garage redevelopment, and landscaping re-design for the Shelburne Road and Williston branches of Northfield Savings Bank.

Washington County Mental Health Services CEO Mary Moulton receives advocacy award

MONTPELIER — Hundreds of Vermonters came together at the State House for Mental Health Advocacy Day on Tuesday, January 31st, with the theme being “Caring for Vermonters – Investing in Mental Health”. Many wonderful stories were shared, a training session was provided on advocacy, legislators addressed and were addressed by audience members, and the Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award was presented to Mary Moulton, Washington County Mental Health Services CEO. The Mental Health Advocate Award was presented to Mary by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont (NAMI Vermont), Vermont Care Partners (VCP) and the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (VAMHAR). Mary was recognized for her years of service working in mental health in Vermont as a tireless advocate to make people’s lives better, both those who experience mental health challenges and those who work in the mental health field. Mary is a consummate professional, who has served in many roles both at Washington County Mental Health and in state government.