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VCET to collaborate with incubator network

Mon, 03/29/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

VCET to Collaborate With Business Incubator Network to Promote Economic
Development Statewide

Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor James Douglas, and University of Vermont
president Daniel Mark Fogel announced March 29, 2004, the launch of the Vermont Center for
Emerging Technologies, a multi-faceted initiative that will play a
crucial role in diversifying Vermont’s economy and boosting economic
development in the state.

Cambium Group Helps Set New Standard for Credit Union Web Sites

Sun, 03/28/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Cambium Group, a leading web site development firm based in Montpelier is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for Truliant Federal Credit Union www.truliantfcu.org. Truliant, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is currently the 84th largest credit union in the country. Cambium and Truliant partnered together to develop a website that offers their members a refreshing, updated design with improved navigation to the many products and services the credit union offers.

New communications programs debut at Champlain College

Wed, 03/24/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Career-oriented Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., is introducing new bachelor’s degree programs this fall in Broadcasting, Mass Communication, and Marketing--which offers concentrations in Advertising or Marketing Management. With Champlain’s existing programs in Public Relations, Professional Writing, and Multimedia & Graphic Design, the new programs establish a dynamic team of offerings in the communications area.

The County Courier Contracts With I AM Presentations For Newspaper Website

Tue, 03/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The weekly community newspaper, the County Courier, has chosen to use I AM Presentations’ new web content delivery and advertising solution service exclusively for its online version of its publication.
The website, theCountyCourier.com, will undergo an entire modernization of its appearance and back end technology, utilizing I AM Presentations’ proprietary software system. The reconstruction of the County Courier’s website will take several weeks, but when it is launched it will include many new technological advantages for both the newspapers’ readers and advertisers.

Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and Treasurer Jeb Spaulding Announce "Green Valley" Funding Initiative

Wed, 03/17/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Lt. Governor Brian Dubie and State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
jointly announced a plan to invest $48 million in state employee
pension funds in Vermont's "Green Valley" - an economic development sector
comprised of businesses dealing in environmental technologies, goods and
services.
"It's all about jobs and economic growth for our state in a dynamic new
direction," Dubie said, "and it's about devoting Vermont's youthful energy
and some of our resources towards making Earth a cleaner and healthier place
for everyone."

Tag New Media launches new online presence for hummel America.

Mon, 03/15/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tag New Media (TNM) has announced the launch of the hummel America website. Hummel, a soccer equipment and branded apparel company based in Denmark, partnered with TNM to assist them with their online expansion into the U.S. market.
The Flash™-based hummelamerica.com website, reflects the
company's mission of branding by story-telling. The site's interactive and youthful feel invites visitors to explore the hummel brand by interacting with virtual "Polaroids" placed within a hummel "keepsake" shoe box. Each "Polaroid" represents one of hummel's ten key brand messages.

First Brandon National Bank has earned 5-Star rating

Sun, 03/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

First Brandon National Bank, Brandon Vermont has earned a 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm. Five-stars denotes the absolute highest level of banking performance.
First Brandon National Bank has earned the coveted 5-star rating for six consecutive quarters. (The award is based on an analysis of current financial data supplied by federal regulators, supplemented by historical data.)

Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin: New Name, New Vignettes

Fri, 03/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin, formerly known as Ben Franklin, has a new name and a new face. What remains, is the tradition of quality and customer satisfaction, the store’s independence, and the successful co-ownership of Mark and Michael Dowling.
“Our neighborhood has had a significant facelift in the last year,” Michael Dowling explained, “Mark and I decided it was the appropriate time for us to further develop the potential of our store, using our experience in the industry and the latest industry trends.”

Janice St. Onge Appointed Director of Business Education at UVM's School of Businesses, Vermont Business Center

Thu, 03/11/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The University of Vermont is pleased to announce that Janice St. Onge has joined the Vermont Business Center at the University of Vermont's School of Business as their Director of Business Education and team member of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, a new incubator initiative affiliated with the University of Vermont.

Hubbardton Forge Distributes $1,137,000 in Employee Bonuses

Mon, 03/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hubbardton Forge, a manufacturer of hand-forged wrought-iron lighting, located in Castleton, VT, announced the distribution of its 2003 profit bonus, amounting to $1,137,000 total contribution, split between the employee's 401(k) retirement accounts (which are fully vested on day one) and a direct cash distribution. Divided among its 181 employees, the combination of 401(k) and cash bonus distribution averaged about 20% of each employee's annual compensation.

Communication-Skills Training Center Opens in Vermont

Wed, 03/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Announcing the formation of the McLuhan & Davies Center for Communication Studies (in partnership with Think on Your Feet America) based in Vermont.
The Center will hold its first annual conference the week of June 1-5, 2004, and feature special sessions of McLuhan & Davies communication-skills workshops.
This special event will allow participants to participate in McLuhan & Davies’ internationally acclaimed communication-skills training at a center in the United States.

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