Adam Grinold

Communication, connection, and triage

'Details of tools and resources being made available to businesses, employers, and non-profits as a result of the new federal legislation continue to become better known with each passing day'

I am writing to reach Windham region business owners and managers as well as leaders of nonprofits who need help responding to the economic calamity we now face as a result of the COVID-19 disease.

Businesses and organizations that look to survive the next several months must take swift action to assess and understand their current financial situation.

Following Vermont's emergency declaration by Gov. Phil Scott, the BDCC board of trustees, SeVEDS board of directors, and BDCC's entire team have pivoted to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on our region's economy.

Because we do not yet know the scope and duration of the economic obstacles that lie ahead, we have begun an initial phase of communication, connection, and triage.

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Vernon’s voice must be heard

Post-Vermont Yankee, the town needs support to build its future — and that will require approval of the NorthStar purchase for faster decommissioning

The Vermont Public Utilities Commission has been undertaking proceedings on the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The town of Vernon, eager to create a path forward, has concluded the sale is a crucial step toward a timely and complete recovery from the closure. The Brattleboro Development...

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How we’re building a great workforce

We must bring good jobs to southern Vermont and attract new, young workers to meet the demand. We can do so.

There is a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail set in the days of the Black Plague. Eric Idle moves through a village calling, “Bring out your dead!” John Cleese appears, a body slung over his shoulder. As he negotiates offloading the corpse to Idle, the body...

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Forum to explore addressing climate change while advancing economy

On Oct. 6, southern Vermont will host the Vermont Council on Rural Development's regional public forum: “Advancing Vermont's Climate Change Economy” at the Latchis Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. I encourage everyone to participate in this timely discussion, which will directly impact the recommendations that will be presented to the governor and state legislature in February. The VCRD is leading the Vermont Climate Change Economy Initiative with the premise that confronting climate change through innovative economic development can be...

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