$1.7 million in grants available for Northern Border Economic Development in Vermont

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership for economic and community development, has announced the availability of $1.7 million in grant funds for projects in Essex, Orleans, Caledonia, Lamoille, and Franklin counties and the towns of Alburgh, Isle La Motte, and South Hero in Grand Isle County. The commission seeks applications from public bodies, non-profit organizations, or Native American tribes for projects that will directly or indirectly result in job creation and positive economic impact.Information sessions for interested applicants will be held on:Thursday, February 18 from 2-4 pm at the Morristown Town Offices, 43 Portland Street, MorrisvilleTuesday February 23 from 2-4 pm at the Northeastern Vermont Development Association, 36 Eastern Avenue, Saint JohnsburyWednesday March 9, from 1-3 pm, at the Swanton Village Offices, 120 First Street, Swanton.The information sessions will also include an overview and opportunity to comment on the new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the six northern counties. The development strategy sets goals and priorities for the region to ensure coordinated economic development and guides priorities for state and federal grants.Grant proposals to the Northern Border Regional Commission can be for any of the following purposes: transportation, telecommunication, and basic public infrastructure; workforce development; entrepreneurship, technology, or business development; resource conservation, tourism and recreation; or community-owned renewable energy development. In the counties of Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia, projects for basic health care and other public services are also eligible.Staff from the Northern Border Regional Commission and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development will provide an overview of the grant opportunity, laying out the application process, timeline, and selection criteria. The information sessions are being co-hosted by the local Regional Development Corporations and Regional Planning Commissions and also by Vermont’s Congressional Delegation, including the Offices of Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch, who together made these grants possible.Applications for grants will be available by mid-March and due in early June. In 2015, the Northern Border Regional Commission awarded $1.2 million in grants for six Vermont economic development projects, including the renovation and expansion of the Fairbanks Museum, infrastructure improvements at Willoughby State Forest, development work by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund on behalf of Vermont’s forest sector, expansion of the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation Industrial Park, recreational and public space improvements in the Village of Enosburg Falls, and a new septic system at the Newport State Airport.Created by the US Congress in 2008, the Northern Border Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership whose mission is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private sector job creation throughout the northern counties of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. In its short five-year history, the commission has awarded seventy-five grants amounting to more than $14.2 million across the four states, with 19 projects and $3.6 million in Vermont.last_img read more

Farmington’s Cromwell Chiropractic celebrates 25 years

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Cromwell Family Chiropractic in downtown Farmington will celebrate 25 years in business with a Friday, October 4, anniversary party – and you’re invited.From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., look for the Rolling Stoves food truck and bounce house in the parking lot at 23280 Farmington Rd., then turn east on Orchard Street and park in the public parking lot behind the building.Dr. John Cromwell (Contributed)In 1994, Dr. Jonathan D. Cromwell and his wife, Donna, established his solo practice in downtown Farmington, after he worked for three years in a Lansing group practice. They chose the name “Cromwell Family Chiropractic” partially because they provide chiropractic care in a family atmosphere, but also because they have a deep belief in the importance of family in everything they do.A licensed, healthcare method, chiropractic gently corrects spinal misalignments to free up pinched nerves and restore normal function and pain relief. Chiropractors have helped millions of patients heal from injuries, headaches, spinal conditions, and more, for over 125 years.For more than 17 years, Cromwell was located on Grand River near Farmington Road, providing drug-free healthcare, including spinal adjustments and massage therapy.“I always said I must be a good chiropractor because the visibility of my location and signage is the worst in town and yet I am still here,” he said in a press release.(Contributed photo)In 2012, Cromwell combined with Dr. Timothy Shah, Dr. John Dimitriou, and Dr. John Wetherbee, and moved around the corner to their current building. Located just south of Grand River, the practice now has the best visibility in Farmington and is up to six massage therapists.“The number of new patients we are able to take care of has increased dramatically since adding three doctors to our practice,” said Cromwell.In 2014, the practice added spinal decompression therapy to help with healing cervical and lumbar disc and sciatic problems. This low force approach to decompressing spinal discs and freeing up nerve pressure, without using medications or surgery, has changed lives, Cromwell said.In 2015, Nutrition and Supplement Consultation was added, with supplement purchasing recently developed at nervedr.com, so patients and the public can have doctor recommendations of quality supplements delivered in two days, to their door, with competitive pricing.In 2017, the doctors added PEMF therapy to enhance patients’ cellular healing ability in the management of chronic inflammation, joint pain, radiculopathy, neuropathy, sleep issues, and anxiety.All services at Cromwell Family Chiropractic have one thing in common: they all promote healing from within.Over the past 25 years, Cromwell Family Chiropractic has supported many organizations. including the Farmington Police Benevolent Fund, Farmington Families in Action, Farmington Neighborhood House, Farmington Public Schools, the Salvation Army, and the Farmington High School Choir. They also support veterans, current military personnel, and first responders, offering them discounted care. Reported bylast_img read more