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Voigt named as first appointment to LaMarche Endowed Chair at Saint Michael's College

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Voigt named as first appointment to LaMarche Endowed Chair at Saint Michael's College
Essex junction resident, Dennis Voigt, associate professor of accounting at Saint Michael's College, was named the first appointment to the David LaMarche Chair in Business Administration and Accounting at the college in ceremonies on campus Oct. 25. Officiating at the event were SMC President John Neuahuser, PhD; Business Department Chair Robert Letovsky, PhD; Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Talentino, PhD, and Dean of the College Jeffrey Trumbower, PhD.

Welch hires former Vermont journalist as communications director

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Welch hires former Vermont journalist as communications director
Washington, D.C. (Oct 28, 2008) Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced the hiring of former Brattleboro Reformer reporter Paul Heintz as his new communications director.
Heintz covered statewide politics, the 2008 presidential primary, and local news for the Brattleboro Reformer. Previously, he was a desk assistant for the daily PBS news program "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" in Washington, D.C., and interned with the weekly National Public Radio show "On The Media."

Hubbardton Forge Receives National Design Award

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hubbardton Forge Receives National Design Award
The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) named Hubbardton Forge's Dyad series of table and floor lamps the winner of the prestigious 2008 Pinnacle Award for Design Achievement in Lighting. The accolade was announced during this year's High Point International Home Furnishings Show in North Carolina. Pinnacle judges stated they chose the Dyad collection for the award because it "exhibited strong architectural style softened by relevant materials."

VTrans Funds Three New or Expanded Public Transit Routes

Sun, 10/26/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VTrans Funds Three New or Expanded Public Transit Routes
MONTPELIER - The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has announced that it will grant three public transit providers a total of $350,000 so that they can fund new or expand popular public transit routes.
The funding will establish new bus routes along Route 103 as well as Interstate 91. Expansion of an existing bus route will occur along Interstate 89. Many of the routes include stops at Park and Rides so commuters can easily access the service.

VEDA tops $80 million in financing approvals

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VEDA tops $80 million
in financing approvals
The Vermont Economic Development Authority's (VEDA's) total project financing approvals across all programs for Fiscal Year 2008 was $80.1 million, up from $77.8 million last year.

VEDA closed two hundred commercial agricultural and small business loans, totaling $46.4 million during the year. Because of this, Vermont business development projects received an additional $47.9 million in private investment.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Recognizes Three Outstanding Legislators

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Recognizes Three Outstanding Legislators
VBSR will be presenting its annual legislator of the year awards to the three legislators listed below that have demonstrated bold leadership consistent with VBSR's policy priorities. VBSR will present the awards at its 2008 annual Fall Conference at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, October 30th.

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