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Vermont Chamber Hires Sue Kruthers as Vice President of Government Relations

Wed, 01/15/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Chamber of Commerce President Chris Barbieri announced that Sue Kruthers has accepted the position of Vermont Chamber Vice President of Government Relations. As the chief lobbyist for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, she will lead the Vermont Chamber five-member lobbying team in representing the business interests of over 1,500 members statewide.
“Sue Kruthers is a natural choice for the job,” stated Vermont Chamber Chairman of the Board Carl Spangler. “She has worked vigorously and effectively on behalf of the business community for decades.”

Vermont Public Television Goes Digital

Wed, 01/15/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont's first digital TV channel has made its debut. Thanks to matching
funds from the state of Vermont and the federal government, Vermont Public
Television began service on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from its new digital
channel 24 on Mt. Ascutney in Windsor, which serves southeastern Vermont
and bordering areas of New Hampshire. The current analog service on
channel 41 will continue.
Eventually, digital television will be the national standard. By federal
law, all TV stations in the U.S. are required to convert to the digital

Green Mountain Power Launches New Program for Customers to Combat Global Warming

Mon, 01/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power (NYSE: GMP)announced its introduction of a new monthly renewable energy service,
CoolHomesm, that will enable its customers to take action in the fight
against global warming. Voluntary charitable donations will help to build
Vermont methane generators and other renewable energy projects, which will
reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
"We've made it very simple for customers to do something that works every
day to fight global warming," said Stephen C. Terry, Green Mountain

Fletcher Allen Health Care Names Interim COO

Tue, 01/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care announced that it has named John K. Evans as interim chief operating officer.
Evans, 47, a 1977 graduate of the University of Vermont, brings 25 years of health care administration experience to Fletcher Allen having held a series of executive level positions at hospitals in the Connecticut area over the last 15 years and having spent 10 years in health care administration in the U.S. Army medical department.

Vermont Celebrates Mentoring Month: Okemo Free Ski Day and Governor’s Proclamation Highlight Mentors’ Commitment

Tue, 01/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

This month, the Vermont Mentoring Partnership (VMP)leads the state into Mentoring Month, created to recognize the importance of mentoring nationwide. VMP, an organization connecting youth and adults in mentoring programs throughout Vermont, is taking the opportunity to honor Vermont mentors’ dedication and strong sense of community service. VMP currently supports 136 mentor programs statewide, serving over 2,000 youth.

SBA Launches Exchange Pilot Program

Sun, 01/05/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The SBA is proud to announce the launch of the SBAExchange Pilot Program, an electronic tool designed to facilitate small business purchasing opportunities with the government sector. With SBAExchange, government agencies can award purchase acquisitions up to $100,000 and make payments with a government-wide commercial purchasing card.
SBAExchange will help small businesses compete for purchases that are currently being obtained through other contracting methods.

New Interactive Website and West Coast Office Mark Northern Power Systems Growth

Wed, 12/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northern Power Systems has launched a
new interactive website: www.northernpower.com
and established a west coast presence to
support its rapid growth as a leading provider of state-of-the-art power
solutions. Serving commercial, industrial, and government audiences, the
new site is a resource for information about
on-site power, integrated power, renewable energy and isolated utility
power. In addition, the company announced it has opened a new office space

Sugarbush Acquires Blue Tooth and adds World Cup Freestyle Skier Babic

Wed, 12/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sugarbush Resort announced that it has acquired the Blue Tooth, a Warren restaurant and bar located on the Sugarbush Access Road.
Formerly owned and operated by Hobs Moyer for more than 20 years, the Blue Tooth was built by Tom Storrs in 1963. Once named one of the top ten ski resort nightclubs in the country, the Blue Tooth has a rich history as part of the Mad River Valley apres-ski scene of the 1960’s through 1980’s.

New England Innkeepers Association Elects New Officers and Directors

Thu, 12/12/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The New England Innkeepers Association (NEIA) elected the new officers and Board of Directors
for 2002-2003.
The new officers are as follows: Paul Ronty Jr. (Chairman of the Board)
of The Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, Bretton Woods, NH; Michael Downing
(President) of The Johnson & Wales University Hotel, Seekonk, MA; Jim
Lamberti (1st Vice President) of the Inn at Essex, Essex Junction, VT; Bob
Smith, (2nd Vice President) Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sebasco Estates, ME and

New Partner Joins Gallagher, Flynn

Wed, 12/11/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Michael Flynn, managing partner of the Burlington, VT CPA and consulting firm, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, is pleased to announce that Brian J. Monbouquette joined the firm as a partner. Brian will direct the firm's tax practice, in addition to consulting with clients about taxes, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and raising capital.

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