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Stowe's Websticker.com Defies Recession

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 12:05pm -- tim

In the endless barrage of bad economic news and near-daily layoff announcements, one marketing company specializing in the design and production of custom stickers, labels and magnets is choosing to focus on the positive. Websticker.com (http://www.websticker.com), a division of Freely Creative, Inc. (http://www.freelycreative.com), is making some bold choices that fly in the face of the recession -- and set it apart from other printing services.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Solidifies Academic Leadership Team for Vermont Campus

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:55am -- tim

The Colchester, Vermont, campus of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced the hiring of its chief administrative officer, two department chairs and five additional faculty members for its fall 2009 opening for its initial 70 students.  
ACPHS-Vermont will offer a four year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program; the Pharm.D. is the degree required to practice pharmacy in the U.S. The pharmacy program at ACPHS-Vermont will be the only such program in the state.

VMEC Launches Next Generation Manufacturing Study

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:50am -- tim

An important research study to assess the progress of state manufacturers in adopting strategies to win in the global economy was launched today by the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC). The study is the first step in a long-term effort to help state manufacturers weather today’s recession, improve their manufacturing competitiveness, and grow and be more profitable over the next decade.

Seven Vermont citizens and organizations to be honored with Democracy Awards

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:39am -- tim

Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz will be presenting the 2009 Democracy Awards to seven Vermont citizens and organizations at the Vermont Statehouse on Thursday, February 12, at 3:30 pm.
“These awards honor people who have promoted the tenets of democracy in Vermont.  Each of this year’s recipients is a shining example of leadership in the democratic process,” says Markowitz.

Efficiency Vermont Kicks Off 11th Better Buildings By Design on February 11

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:07am -- tim

For the Vermont building community, energy and affordability have increasingly become crucial aspects of the design phase. At the 11th Better Buildings By Design Conference, host Efficiency Vermont hopes to spark discussions about energy-smart and cost-saving building principles – and teach participants how to incorporate those building tenets into everyday practice.

CVPS selects Rutland, Royalton companies to build solar array

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 8:49am -- tim

RUTLAND, Vt. – Central Vermont Public Service has selected Rutland and Royalton companies to build the first major solar project in the state to feed power exclusively onto the grid, rather than use it on-site.
CVPS has selected CV Solar and Wind, a small Rutland company, and ReKnew Energy Systems Inc. of South
Royalton to build the 50-kilowatt solar array along Route 7, just south of the black water tower near the CVPS Rutland District Service Center.

groSolar's Jeff Wolfe invited to White House for unveiling of Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 8:47am -- tim

Jeff Wolfe, CEO of groSolar of White River Junction, Vt., was invited to the White House last Friday (February 6, 2009) for President Obama's unveiling of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He joined some 60 other business leaders in the East Room to witness the installation of the 15-member board, led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, which will help guide the economic stimulus package.

Chittenden Bank Opens New Branch in Morrisville Plaza

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 8:32am -- tim

Morrisville, VT – On February 9, 2009, Chittenden Bank will open its newest full-service branch at 19 Morrisville Plaza. This location will replace the existing branch that currently resides inside the Price Chopper Supermarket, which is also located within the Morrisville Plaza. The new branch will offer many features to customers, staff, and the community. These benefits include: Two Drive-up Windows, a Drive-up ATM, convenient Banking hours Monday through Saturday, Safe Deposit Boxes, private office space for face to face customer service, and a customer waiting area.

Vermont and New York TV Stations Stick With Feb. 17 End of Analog Broadcasting

Fri, 02/06/2009 - 7:55am -- tim

Although Congress has passed legislation to allow TV stations to extend their analog broadcasts until June, local stations in Vermont and northeastern New York plan to shut off analog broadcasts on the original deadline of midnight February 17. Stations WCAX (Channel 3), WFFF (Channel 44), WNNE (Channel 31), WPTZ (Channel 5), WVNY(Channel 22), Mountain Lake PBS (Channel 57) and Vermont Public Television (Channels 33, 20, 28 and 41) looked at the high level of readiness of the local market and the confusion a delay could bring and decided to stay with the February date.

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