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New Branch Manager

Tue, 08/23/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE South Burlington, VT - Manpower of South Burlington is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather E. Streeter as their new Branch Manager. Ms. Streeter will be directing all operations for Manpower in Vermont. Previously, she was employed as an Employer Resource Consultant with the Vermont Department of Employment & Training. Before joining the State, she was the Executive Director of the St. Albans Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms.

Vermont unemployment rate rises

Sun, 08/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier -- The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that the
seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 3.6 percent, up two
tenths of a percentage point from the revised June estimate. The change
from last month was not statistically significant.
Unemployment rates for Vermont's 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.0
percent in Hartford to 4.5 percent in Randolph. Labor market area rates
are not seasonally adjusted; for comparison, the unadjusted rate for
Vermont was 3.3 percent.

Vermont Chamber Organizing Trade Mission to Asia

Wed, 08/17/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Vermont Global Trade Partnership and the U.S. Department of Commerce, is leading Vermont business people to China and Taiwan. The trade mission will depart on October 28 and spend the following 12 days meeting with business and political leaders in five cities: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Taipei.

Vermont Employers Find Benefit in Planned Daylight Savings Time Shift

Tue, 08/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Earlier this month President Bush signed the 1,745-page federal energy bill into law. One part of the law extends daylight savings time by a month. Starting in 2007, Americans will turn the clocks ahead three weeks earlier in the spring (around the end of the first week in March), and we will turn the clocks back one week later in the fall (around the end of the first week in November).

Scudder Parker Files for Governors Race

Thu, 08/04/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Scudder Parker Files for Governors Race
MONTPELIER, Vt. Scudder Parker, a veteran public servant who grew up on
his familys Vermont dairy farm, emerged as the leading Democratic
candidate for governor on Thursday by filing to enter the 2006 campaign.
Parker visited the Vermont Secretary of States office to submit papers
officially indicating his intention to run for governor. A formal campaign
announcement and kickoff will be scheduled in October.
A former state senator who also worked for Democratic and Republican


Wed, 08/03/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim


South Burlington, VT - Results from the Roundtable's Third Quarter, 2005 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, show that business executives are expecting increases in both sales and capital expenditures over the coming six months, while employment levels will remain virtually unchanged from the previous reporting period.

Sonnax owner sells to managers

Thu, 07/14/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sonnax owner sells to managers
by Kevin Kelley
The co-founder of one of Vermont's fastest growing manufacturing companies has sold the business to its top two executives.
Sonnax, a Bellow Falls automotive parts maker recently named Vermont's Exporter of the Year, changed hands for an undisclosed sum in a deal announced last week. Neil Joseph, who founded the company with his father in 1978, made the sale along with minority shareholder David Landa.