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Dillon to Manage Marketplace's Capital Improvement Program

Wed, 07/17/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Church Street Marketplace District Commission has appointed Tom Dillon project manager for the Church Street Marketplace's $1.8 million capital improvement program. He will manage a comprehensive program that includes new amenities, improved infrastructure for water and electricity, tree planting and resurfacing.
A Burlington resident, Dillon provides project management consulting services to non-profit agencies developing affordable rental housing and

Bond Auto Parts Announces Purchase of A D Sanel

Mon, 07/15/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bond Auto Parts, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase A.D. Sanel, Inc. (A Parts Plus Company), headquartered in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
A.D. Sanel operates 9 auto parts stores in Vermont and New Hampshire. A.D. Sanel has a strong background in the aftermarket parts industry upon which Bond Auto Parts can build both retail and professional installer business. The transaction is set to close on August 30, 2002.

VBM Promotes Two, Hires Two

Mon, 07/15/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary DiLorenzo Picher to Advertising Director. Picher will remain the General Manager of the magazine and will take on the added responsibility of Advertising Director. She will be responsible for managing the sales department. Picher has been with the magazine since 1999.

Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel Receives Award

Tue, 07/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel has
received the Best Western Chairman's Award, the hotel chain's highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman's Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a perfect cleanliness and
maintenance inspection score of 1,000 points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.

Marlboro College Graduate Center Announces New BachelorsDegree Program

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Marlboro College Graduate Center is pleased to announce a first ever bachelor¹s degree program to begin in September. The
degree, according to Admissions Director Margaret J. Donahue,, will be in
Managing Information Systems (MIS), which will combine technology and business to produce problem solvers in the world of technology. ³This
program will include a lot of hands on work,² Donahue said of the 60-credit, wholly online bachelor¹s program.

Morse Payson & Noyes, an Affiliate of Banknorth Insurance Group Hires Account Manager

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Morse Payson & Noyes, an affiliate of Banknorth Insurance Group in Portland, has appointed Peter D. Palumbo as a senior account manager. He will be responsible for the company's personal-lines accounts throughout Vermont.
"Our personal-lines business is particularly important because it provides our customers with the security and peace of mind that they are
well protected," said Thomas L. Deveaux, executive vice president of Banknorth Insurance Group. "Peter comes with a strong background as a
self-employed businessman who understands personal insurance needs."

Local Red Cross elects officers for next year,

Thu, 06/13/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Eight new members and two incumbent members won election today to the board of the Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Officers for fiscal
year 2002-2003 were also elected during the Red Cross chapter's 84th annual meeting at the Summit Lodge in Killington, Vt.
A total of nine persons were elected to three-year terms as members of the chapter board of directors. Thomas J. Hurcomb of Middletown Springs, Vt., and Ben Fratkin of Randolph were re-elected to second three-year terms on

Okemo Announces Staff Promotions in the Marketing Department

Thu, 06/13/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort are pleased to announce staff promotions in the Marketing Department.
Jennifer Smith has been promoted to the position of Marketing Manager. Jennifer joined Okemo in 1991 and served as the Manager of Guest
and Information Services for nine years. Since 2000, she has held the position as Communications Manager.

Abbe Sweeney joins VABVI as new development assistant

Tue, 06/11/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Steve Pouliot, Executive Director for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI), is pleased to announce that Abbe Sweeney recently joined the staff as the development assistant. This position is based in the Burlington office.
A native Vermonter and Colchester High School graduate, Abbe currently resides in Burlington. She has an Associates Degree in PC Networking from

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