Governor Touts Success of Vermont Training Program in Bennington County

The office of Vermont Governor Phil Scott recently issued a press release celebrating over $630,000 in state support for workforce training initatives at four keystone employers in Bennington County: Energizer Battery, Mack Molding, NSK Steering Systems, and Southwestern Vermont Health Care. The full text is available here, with excerpts below. “Providing the necessary training for […]

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BCIC featured at ACCD’s ThinkVermont luncheon

Montpelier, Vt – BCIC’s Bill Colvin and Jonathan Cooper were two of the featured panelists at a lunch and learn hosted by ThinkVermont. The event used examples from the Bennington region to demonstrate the ways businesses, municipalities, and residents leverage the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development‘s programs to strengthen their communities. Bill was on hand […]

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President’s Report 2017

The following remarks were delivered by BCIC President Dixie Zens at BCIC’s Annual Meeting on November 15, 2017. As President of the Bennington County Industrial Corporation, I am pleased to share with you the good news about BCIC’s activities heading into 2018. As many of you know, the past 18 months have been something of […]

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Southern Vermont CEDS Award

Southern Vermont’s ongoing economic development efforts received a major boost recently, as the US Economic Development Administration recently awarded $70,000 to Windham and Bennington counties to create a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southern Vermont. Elected officials, state officials, representatives of Vermont’s federal delegation, and local economic development practitioners announced the funding award on Wednesday, […]

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Spirits of Old Bennington Poised to go Online

NORTH BENNINGTON — Founders of a new distillery aim to bring new life into the former Vermont Tissue Mill. The Spirits of Old Bennington, founded by husband and wife Ken and Alexis Lorenz, will soon be making two types of spirits using hydroelectric power produced by the Walloomsac River. “We’ll be making two white spirits […]

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The Lightning Jar Opening

The Lightning Jar, a collaborative coworking space, had their grand opening at the 194 North St. location in Bennington on Thursday. Photo by Gillian Jones/Bennington Banner   Editor’s note: This article is by Derek Carson, of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published Oct. 10, 2015. BENNINGTON — Bennington’s first co-working space celebrated […]

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Homebrewers Recap

BENNINGTON — One month ago, Bennington businesses and community members teamed up to host the first Craft of Beer Homebrew Competition, which event organizers are now calling a great success. Forty-three homebrewers had the opportunity to showcase their beers, but it was Joe Prandini, with his citra double India pale ale, who received the most […]

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