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2008 Governor's Award Goes to Rob Mermin, Founder of Circus Smirkus

Wed, 10/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

2008 Governor's Award Goes to Rob Mermin, Founder of Circus Smirkus
Montpelier, VT - Governor James H. Douglas and the Vermont Arts Council are pleased to announce that Rob Mermin, circus arts performer and founder of Circus Smirkus, will receive the 2008 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place on Friday, October 17th at the State House in Montpelier.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Climbs Forbes' "200 Best Small Companies in America" List

Wed, 10/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Climbs Forbes' "200 Best Small Companies in America" List

WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been named by Forbes as one of the "200 Best Small Companies in America" for the seventh time since 2000. The Company was ranked 55th on the list, up from 88th in 2007.

Union Bankshares Announces Third Quarter and Year To Date Earnings and Quarterly Dividend Payment

Wed, 10/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Union Bankshares Announces Third Quarter and Year To Date
Earnings and Quarterly Dividend Payment
Morrisville, VT October 15, 2008 - Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ - UNB) has announced net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 was $1.17 million or $0.26 per share compared to $1.42 million or $0.32 per share for the same period in 2007. Net Income year to date was $3.76 million or $0.84 per share for 2008 compared to $4.14 million or $0.92 per share for 2007.

Vermont Downtown Projects Honored at State Conference

Wed, 10/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Downtown Projects Honored at State Conference
Bennington, Burlington, Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, Poultney, St. Johnsbury, and Waterbury are Winners
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Several of Vermont's local downtown revitalization groups have been honored by the state for their work in making the state's downtowns vibrant places to live, work, and shop.

Vermont Milk Commission will hold a deliberative meeting on October 16

Wed, 10/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, Vt - The Vermont Milk Commission will hold a deliberative meeting on October 16, 2008, in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Market, 116 State St. Montpelier, VT beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Commission will deliberate final issuance of the proposed Order to establish a retail fluid milk premium, based on the record developed during the recently completed hearing process on the proposed Order.

Champlain's Emergent Media Center Plans Open House

Tue, 10/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Innovators throughout the business and education worlds are increasingly seeking ways to harness the untapped potential of electronic games and social media as powerful learning tools. The Emergent Media Center (EMC) at Champlain College has led the way in exploring this exciting new territory. Now that pioneering journey takes its next step as the EMC moves into new quarters at Winooski's historic Champlain Mill.

Snyder Homes Builds Vermont's First NAHB-certified Green Home

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Snyder Homes Builds Vermont's First NAHB-certified Green Home
MIDDLEBURY, VT- Chris Snyder, Executive Vice President, announced that Snyder Homes is the first company to attain an NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)-certification for a Green Home in Vermont. The Snyder-built home is located at 32 Fields Road in Middlebury. An open house event is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 from noon to 3pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the builder, representatives from Efficiency VT and the NAHB verifier.

Solar Works, Inc. and SolarWrights, Inc. Join Forces to Create Largest Solar Integration Company in Northeast

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Solar Works, Inc. and SolarWrights, Inc. Join Forces to Create Largest Solar Integration Company in Northeast

Riverside Partners invests in the merger of the region's two
leading residential and commercial solar integrators

Boston, MA - October 14, 2008 - Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisition and merger of Solar Works, Inc (with an office in Montpelier) and SolarWrights, Inc. into the largest solar energy integrator in the Northeast.

National Life Group names Mehran Assadi as next CEO

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mehran Assadi has been designated the next president and chief executive officer of National Life Group (NLGroup), the company's Board of Directors announced on Tuesday.
Assadi, currently president of NLGroup's life and annuity division, will succeed Thomas H. MacLeay, who is retiring Dec. 31 as president and CEO. MacLeay will remain as Chairman of the Board.
David Coates, the lead independent director on the board and chairman of the search committee, said Assadi has been instrumental in developing and executing a strategy of success for the life and annuity division.

Pomerleau Announces New Property Management Client

Sun, 10/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Pomerleau Real Estate, a Commercial Development, Property Management and Commercial Brokerage firm in Vermont, is pleased to announce their appointment as Property Manager for Kilburn & Gates Industries, Kilburn Street, Burlington, VT. Pomerleau's Property Management takes the hassle out of being a commercial property owner. They currently manage office, industrial, multi-family and shopping center properties. Their experience, attention to detail and expertise can make your property ownership more profitable and seamless. Call Brian Waxler at 802/863-8217, ext.

Williston's Newest Daycare Center Now Enrolling!

Sun, 10/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Ready, Set, Go is dedicated to providing the highest quality developmental care for each child in a stimulating, secure, and caring, learning environment. The staff establishes positive personal interaction, nurturing each childs growth and education. Individuality is acknowledged and respected as each child explores a child-centered environment at his or her own pace. Our teachers implement a cue-based or child-centered philosophy to create a program that is responsive to all children in the group.

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