How This Vermont Sock Company Became a $40 Million Business in a Town of 3,000

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Why a generation of outdoors enthusiasts wouldn't dream of covering their feet with anything other than Vermont's Darn Tough socks

Vermont & 8 states allow hemp growth; fed law conflicts


AP) — Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that''s more suitable for making sandals than getting high. John Vitko would like to grow hemp on his Vermont farm to use as feed for his chickens now that Vermont has passed a law setting up rules to grow it. Read the full article here Industrial Hemp, Vermont, Trade, American Trade, Hemp, 2013, Reform From [link] WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP)

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That Guy Who Hired a Navy SEAL to Kick His Butt Now Plans to Climb the Same Mountain 17 Times in a Row

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Also, if you had other plans at Stratton Mountain in Vermont this weekend, you'll have to reschedule. He convinced 150 other people to do it with him.

University of Vermont axes North Carolina game over LGBT law

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Dreaming of Opening A Small Business? Talk to These Brothers in Vermont First

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Year after year, Dan and Matt Fraser keep their Norwich, Vermont general store running by working 90-hour weeks and rarely taking a single day off.

Kale Lover Wins Trademark Battle vs. Chick-fil-A

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A Vermont man was awarded a trademark for the phrase "Eat more kale," which Chick-fil-A had said too closely resembled its own motto

Vermont company to donate to NC gender law repeal

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AP) — AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the company will donate a portion of every tracker sale in North Carolina to the repeal effort of sWILLISTON, Vt. (AP)

Vermont bans official travel to Mississippi over LGBT law

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AP) — The state of Vermont is banning for now official travel to Mississippi because of that state's passage of a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refusMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)

Vermont governor bans state travel to North Carolina

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AP) — Vermont Gov. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Peter Shumlin is banning all non-essential state travel to North Carolina in protest of a new state law preventing local governments from expanding protections for

Sun Peeking Through in Vermont

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Why Bernie Sanders Is the Surprise Choice of Business Owners

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s Facebook followers, the Vermont senator blew past all other presidential candidates In an informal poll of Inc.'s

Sanders lays out populist vision to an overflow crowd in Raleigh

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The Vermont senator drew so many fans that he spoke to supporters outside the building before taking the main stage just before 12:30 p.m.

Milking the kush cow – how to benefit from the weed boom from afar

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Unless you have been living in an underground bunker for the last five years, you must have caught a whiff of the legal marijuana industry booming in the 29 US states where consumption has been decriminalized. Marijuana retail sales across the US accounted to $6.5

Duke escapes with 91-90 win over Vermont

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DURHAM His roster is loaded with talent, yet Coach Mike Krzyzewski knows his sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils aren''t good enough to win by simply showing up.Vermont proved it to them Sunday night

Eating Dinner Alone

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Seth was just landing from Vermont where he had been at Ello for the past few days, Jason was in NY at dinner, and Ryan was already at home having dinner with his family. I arrived home from Boston last night at 5:30pm and realized I had no plans for dinner.

University of Vermont PR on Patents and Innovation

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I am posting University of Vermont’s press release on the new patent law to highlight the traditional response of research universities to calls for innovation and entrepreneurship. From UVM ‘s release : “The signing of the patent reform bill ensures that the land-grant mission of the University of Vermont continues to fulfill the changing needs of our modern economy,” said UVM interim president John Bramley. via University Communications : University of Vermont.

Is This Strategy More Effective Than a Killer Startup Story?

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Tata Harper, a 45-employee skincare company based in Vermont, chose the latter You can fashion a great story about your company's origin and mission, or you can invite customers to see for themselves.

Hawaii Rep. Gabbard says she met with Syria's Ass


Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent. WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during a recent trip to the war-torn country. Appearing on CNN, the Hawaii Democrat says there is no possibility for a viable peace agreement in Syria unless Assad is part of the conversation. Gabbard says, "Whatever you think about President Assad, the fact is that he is the president of Syria."

East Coast set for wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps

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AP) — Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the East Coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)

3 injured in explosion at aerospace plant

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AP) — Three people have been injured in an explosion at the UTC Aerospace Systems plant in Vergennes, Vermont VERGENNES, Vt. (AP)

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

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This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide.

Welcome to The Frontier – An Ode To Startups

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That summer, this bumpkin/badass former governor from Vermont running for president (Howard Dean) had found this guy Joe Trippi to run his presidential campaign. Following is a guest post by Zack Rosen , co-founder and CEO of Pantheon. Pantheon is building “A big badass platform that will run 30% of the Internet.” ” They are making it easy for professionals to build, launch, and run websites.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

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This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide.

Splurges Worthy of Entrepreneurs

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A plot of land in New York or Vermont. We''d never counsel financial irresponsibility. But every now and then. "A A custom adventure with Visionary Air. You charter a plane and log hours of flight training on the way to your dream destination.

Here's Why Football Might Be America's Next Political Litmus Test?

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In today's America, as goes Vermont so goes the other 49% of us is starting to sound a lot less crazy than it used to. Strategy

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

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Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

2 apprehended by Border Patrol after entering US from Canada

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Border Patrol says two Mexican nationals were taken into custody after illegally entering Vermont from Quebec just east of the village of Derby DERBY, Vt. (AP) AP) — The U.S.

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

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Some of the best conversations I've had have come from places like Nebraska and Iowa and Vermont and Rhode Island," says Harris. "A If Startup America is to succeed, it needs start-ups to eschew the Bay Area. But there's no shortage of skeptics in the idea a "Silicon Prairie" will emerge.

What is an L3C?

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Vermont became the first state to establish the L3C as a legal structure. In 2008, Vermont became the first state to adopt this legal structure, and the first L3C was founded by attorney Robert Lang, one of the leading advocates of the L3C.

The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

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Researchers at the University of Vermont found that aerobic training of "moderate intensity," with an average heart rate of around 112 beats a minute--elevated, sure, but it''s not like they were hammering away--improved participants'' mood for up to twelve hours after exercise.

Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters

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The trend has continued, in cities such as Seattle, Portland and the District of Columbia states have also enacted laws requiring paid sick days, with Vermont being the latest to consider new rules.

What Will Obamacare Do To Your Insurance Premiums?

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Recent news from Vermont suggests the new law might not be as bad as you think For months now, business owners have been fretting about what the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will do to the cost of their health insurance premiums.

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant

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Pete Johnson, Vermont stand-out small business owner and president of Pete''s Greens, facilitates a certified organic four-season vegetable farm which utilizes moveable greenhouses. Small business owners across the U.S.

USDA secretary announces energy efficiency loan program

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Vermont officials have announced a $46 million dollar loan program that will be used to help Vermonters and small businesses improve eBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) AP) — U.S.

First Amendment backers see free speech fading at colleges

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In campus clashes from California to Vermont, many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech, once a bedrock value in academia, is losing ground as a priority at U.S.

2013 Trend: Ads Will Be Articles & Vice Versa

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Or you can outsource it to customers--something that Jay Peak, a ski resort in northern Vermont, does to foster brand loyalty. Forget banners and pop-ups. Instead, connect with consumers via blogs, videos, white papers, and more. This article is part of Inc.'s

Small Coffee Company Takes on Goliath

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This small company might be the first of a few companies eying the single-serve coffee market—which so far has been dominated by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a large Vermont-based company that owns patents for the popular Keurig coffee-pods (called K-cups).

How Not to Comfort a Colleague

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Grover of the University of Vermont, who notes these cliches do more harm than good, minimizing a loss rather than rationalizing, commiserating, or empathizing with it. Saying something "was for the best" might be the worst thing you could say, a new study shows.

Are You an Authentic CEO?

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From their first homemade scoop shop run out of an old gas station in Vermont, they grew. Otherwise, you may well end up as a well-marketed brand extension, in a massive global conglomerate, far away from the show factory and the milk co-ops of Vermont

Consolidated, FairPoint ready to close the deal

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Illinois-based Consolidated Communications and North Carolina-based FairPoint are scheduled to close on a deal that'll create a telecommunications company operating in 24 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine