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Dept of Labor Announces $1.6 Million to Train Vermont Workers for IT

Wed, 07/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

U.S. Department of Labor Announces $1.6 Million to Train Vermont Workers
Careers in the IT Industry
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has announced a
of nearly $1.6 million to train workers for careers in the information
technology (IT) industry. The grant, awarded to the Vermont Governor's
Training Initiative, is part of a training effort funded under the
President's High Growth Job Training Initiative, a strategic plan that

Mount Snow Completes Sale of Haystack

Wed, 07/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mount Snow Completes Sale of Haystack
MOUNT SNOW, VERMONT - June 30, 2005 - Mount Snow Ltd. has announced that
it has completed the sale of Haystack Ski Resort in Wilmington, Vermont to
group of local businesspersons known collectively as Tyringham Ridge.
This is great news for community residents and businesses, said Stan
Hansen, President and Managing Director of Mount Snow Ltd. Were hoping
that this investment triggers further investment within our Valley.

State of the art Health Club now open in Essex Junction

Tue, 06/28/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hammer Fit is Vermonts newest health and fitness center. The club offers Hammer Strength training equipment. The equipment is designed for joint comfort and natural planes of motion. The facility houses plenty of treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and elliptical trainers. Operations Director Jason Lefebvre states, The equipment is perfect for people of all fitness levels and it is ideal for people rehabilitating injuries.

Morse to step down as head of welfare department

Tue, 06/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Secretary of Human Services Michael K. Smith Announces Change in Leadership for the Department for Children and Families
Agency of Human Services Secretary Michael K. Smith has announced that James Morse will retire as Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families on September 30, 2005. Commissioner Morse stepped down from the bench in February of 2003 to accept the leadership position in what was then the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

New strategic planning book

Tue, 06/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Merryn Rutledge, President of ReVisions, has published Strategic Planning Guide for Leaders of Small Organizations, a complete planning guide for organizations in all sectors. Since 1995 Merryn has been assisting leaders in envisioning excellence and recreating their organizations through planning, leadership development, organizational assessment, and coaching. Strategic Planning Guide is available from

Champlain College students create mercury video game for State

Mon, 06/20/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

SERIOUS FUN: Champlain College students create a video game about dangers of mercury for Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
In the entertainment industry today, animated movies are developed concurrently with video games based on those movies---The Incredibles and Madagascar are two recent examples. Champlain College students are mimicking that industry trend this summer, but instead of a story about espionage, comedy or romance, the students have a higher goal: educating youngsters about the dangers of mercury.

Digital T-Shirt Printer Purchase

Wed, 06/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Amalgamated Culture Works of Burlington has purchased and put into production the Kornit 931, the worlds first industrial digital t-shirt printing machine. ACWs Kornit printer, which is manufactured in Israel, is one of only 10 such machines in North America and the first east of the Mississippi.