Social Enterprise: Effective Strategy for Sustainable Nonprofits?

REGISTER TO ATTEND: bit.ly/NPOLunch   Social enterprise is emerging as the “missing middle” between the traditional worlds of government, nonprofits and business that define themselves as “mission driven organizations”, concerned with advancing the well-being of their communities. Betsy Schmidt, Director of George Mason University’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship and adjunct-professor at Vermont Law School, will talk about…

GMP Rate Reduction a Welcome Relief

Vermonters  do not often receive good news about energy costs, so the 2.46 decrease in Green Mountain Power rates scheduled to begin Oct. 1 is a welcome relief. The savings largely come from Vermont Yankee’s $17.8 million “revenue sharing” payment, the outcome of a deal struck with the State of Vermont several years ago. This huge payout tells me…

Coming Event

KrisAnne Hall is an attorney, former prosecutor, mother, pastor’s wife, disabled Army Veteran, Russian linguist, radio talk-show host, and a patriot.  She is traveling the country teaching about the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. The Christian Action Ministry is bringing her to VT for two different seminars. The Foundations of…

Congratulations on Lehinski hire

By Milton Eaton Congratulations to the Vermont Department of Public Service for hiringAnthony Leshinskie, an experienced, non-political nuclear engineer, to leadthe state¹s role in the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee nuclear powerplant (State’s new nuclear engineer sees Œwell-run plant at Yankee, July21).  Vermont¹s economic and environmental future should benefit from theaddition of this trained professional.The U.S. Nuclear…

Events 7 – 19 – 2014

A Celebration of Milton Friedman and School Choice  Thursday, July 31 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Windjammer 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington, VT The Program will include  Nathan Benefield of the Friedman Foundation Rob Roper of the Ethan Allen Institute will unveil our latest report School Choice in Vermont: A 150-year old system that leads to a…