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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

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Vermont & 8 states allow hemp growth; fed law conflicts

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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.

University of Vermont axes North Carolina game over LGBT law

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Vermont top court weighs if KKK fliers are protected speech

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AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court is considering whether distributing Ku Klux Klan fliers is protected under the First Amendment SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP)

Vermont's Sanders, Welch want FairPoint layoffs reversed

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AP) — Two members of Vermont's congressional delegation want the CEOs of FairPoint Communications and the Illinois company that plans to buy it to reverse the planned layoffs of at least 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)

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

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.

Sun Peeking Through in Vermont

This is going to be BIG.

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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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I arrived home from Boston last night at 5:30pm and realized I had no plans for dinner. I love eating dinner with Amy or one other person.

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

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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. She backed Sen.

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. As Vermont’s land grant institution, UVM plays a leadership role in fostering innovation and economic development in the state.

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 flying car by Terrafugia.

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

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

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Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation. AngelList.

The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

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Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required. Today sucked. You felt tense, stressed, and sulky. Want tomorrow to be different?

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.” crickets*.

What Will Obamacare Do To Your Insurance Premiums?

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” Of course, Vermont isn’t exactly like the rest of America (Bernie Sanders, anyone?) And the news was unexpectedly good.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

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Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation. AngelList.

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant

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In recent years, the Vermont operation has expanded nationally to the wholesale level, bringing products to nationwide chains such as Whole Foods.

What is an L3C?

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Vermont became the first state to establish the L3C as a legal structure. In 2008 in the U.S., The pros and cons of starting an L3C.

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. What is content?

Small Coffee Company Takes on Goliath

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Is the single-serve coffee industry ripe for disruption? One company thinks so. A small California-based coffee company is taking on Goliath.

How Not to Comfort a Colleague

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Saying something "was for the best" might be the worst thing you could say, a new study shows. a new report from Kristin W.

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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. How to make sure it returns to true north. Of course.

Survey: Best States for Small Business

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Rhode Island, Vermont, Hawaii and California had some of the lowest rankings. How business-friendly is your state? ”

4 Underrated Tech Hubs to Watch

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More evidence that start-up culture isn't just a coastal phenomenon: Research shows these cities are hopping with tech expertise. San Francisco?

Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters

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Is the tradeoff worthwhile and is it fair that businesses (especially small businesses) should have to meet this requirement?

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.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

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P lay4Skill , a relatively unknown Israeli startup, has raised an second round of $400,000 from from Israeli advertising agency Adler Chomsky.

How to Lead Your Company Through Change

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Your employees will react differently to change. However they feel about a new situation, you can help all of them adjust. Change was unavoidable.

Marketing Lessons From the ‘Little Guys’

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Vermont's Magic Hat Brew Company injects fun into everything they do, whether it's telling folks about upcoming events or where to buy beer.

What is a Social Enterprise?

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The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise. What does a social enterprise look like?

Bernie Sanders to hold weekend rally in North Carolina

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AP) — Vermont U.S. GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Bernie Sanders is planning a rally in North Carolina this weekend for his presidential campaign

Looking for Start-up Capital? Try Overseas

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Jay Peak, a ski resort in Vermont, raised more than $200 million to build an assortment of hotels and lodges with the help of foreign investors.

FairPoint to credit customers as part of proposed settlement

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AP) — The Vermont Department of Public Service and FairPoint Communications have reached a proposed settlement over complaints about service MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)

The King of Snowboards

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The same year, he opened Burton Boards in southern Vermont, expecting to sell 50 boards a day. Instead, he sold 300 his first year.