GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER SENDS CREWS
TO HELP RESTORE POWER IN FLORIDA
COLCHESTER, VT... Green Mountain Power is sending crews to Florida to help
restore power to the areas devastated by the multiple hurricanes.
"The situation in Florida is obviously quite desperate. We know
how complex and exhausting it is to coordinate and repair service
after a major event, and how important it is to have outside crews
available to speed up restoration. Our crews are eager to help
GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER SENDS CREWS
Montpelier, VT - Cambium Group, LLC, a leading web site development firm specializing in innovative web site designs and content management systems announced the launch of a new web site today for Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The web site, www.lgfcu.org is the end result of an enormous team effort between the credit union and Cambium Group.
CVEDC AWARDS PRESENTED AT 27TH ANNUAL MEETING
Local business executive honors his alma mater with another major gift
Richard Tarrant, chairman of IDX, makes $1 million gift to Saint Michael's
A legend in the Vermont business world, Richard Tarrant has led his
medical software firm IDX Corporation to heights of success, and all the
while he has given back to the local community, including to his alma
mater Saint Michael's College. He announced recently his plan to give a
gift of $1 million to the college to fund student scholarships.
MVP Health Care first Vermont insurer to offer physicians financial
incentives for meeting quality of care goals
(Williston, VT) -- MVP Health Care announced today that it is the first
health insurer in Vermont to establish a "Pay for Performance" program
that offers physicians a financial incentive for meeting a set of
pre-determined quality of care measures.
Windsor, VT Seldon Laboratories, LLC, has announced that it had been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to receive a Phase II contract award under the agencys Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Funding for these research projects may be up to $600,000 for a two-year performance period. Contract negotiations are now underway.
VERMONT FAMILIES NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS ON AT-HOME WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES
Berlin -- Easy, at-home weight loss services are now available to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont members and their families, company officials have announced.
The states largest health plan will include a popular Jenny Craig® program in its new BlueExtras non-benefit discount program. BlueExtras offers discounts on services not normally covered by health insurance benefits to members and their families, even if family members are not enrolled in the health plan.
Burlington Airport passenger traffic hit record high this summer
Passenger traffic at Burlington International Airport set back-to-back all-time highs in July and August. Julys record of 59,030 was quickly outdistanced the next month when August numbers reached 65,264. Augusts total surpassed August 2003 by 22 percent. In its first full month in service at Burlington International, Independence Air contributed almost 5,000 to those record numbers.
Twincraft Soap has announced that Larry Litke, chief operating officer, has joined Peter and Richard Asch as a shareholder of Twincraft, the Winooski-based specialty soap maker.
ESSEX JUNCTION - The 83rd annual Champlain Valley Fair had one its best seasons ever with 299,168 people - about 1,500 more than 2003 - coming through the gates during the annual 10-day fair, held Aug. 28 to Sept. 6. The slight increase in attendance was due, in part, to enjoying one of the Vermont summers longest stretches of sunny weather during the final week of the fair. From an informal survey of license plates on the grounds, visitors from 41 states and several Canadian provinces attended the fair.
$1.8 MILLION IN FINANCING COMMITMENTS
APPROVED BY VEDA BOARD
Grafton, VT Commercial, technology and agricultural development projects were approved for $1.8 million in financing assistance by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors at their monthly meeting.
We are pleased to be able to assist in these projects, said Jo Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of VEDA. The outcomes of these investments will be stronger business, technology, and farm enterprises with an increased capacity for future growth.
Projects approved were:
VERMONT ECLIPSES 700 LICENSE MARK FOR CAPTIVES
Brisk Pace Continues for 2004
MONTPELIER - Helmerich & Payne Corporation has established Vermont's 700th
captive insurance company, according to the Vermont Department of Banking,
Insurance and Health Care Administration (BISHCA).
"The key factor in our selection of a captive domicile was the dedication
the state had to the success of its captive industry," said Hans
Helmerich, President, Helmerich & Payne, Inc., and White Eagle Assurance