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Governor Douglas Announces First Brownfields Grant

Thu, 12/29/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

December 29, 2005
Contact: David Mace
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
(802) 828-5229
MONTPELIER Governor Jim Douglas announced over $301,000 in Community Development Program grants to the City of Montpelier, including the first grant designed to help clean up and develop contaminated property.

Gubernatorial Appointments

Thu, 12/22/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Gubernatorial Appointments
> Made in September and October
> Montpelier, Vt.- Governor Jim Douglas today released the list of
> appointments made in September and October, 2005.
> Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council
> David O'Brien, Bennington
> Patrick Martin, Rutland
> Vermont Board of Architects
> Janet Stackpole, Burlington
> Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
> Harriet Hall, Newport
> Vermont Enhanced 911 Board
> Heather Dale Porter, North Hyde Park

New, online MBA launched at Champlain College

Wed, 12/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--This winter, Champlain College is launching an online MBA that turns the traditional MBA curriculum on its ear.
While many institutions are scrambling to incorporate real-world applications into their MBA curricula, the Champlain MBA was designed from the ground up on the following premise: the challenges faced at work are truly intertwined with what is learned in class. This intentional integration is at the heart of Champlains innovative program, according to program director Dr. Don Haggerty.

Honorees Named At Vermont Travel Industry Conference

Tue, 12/13/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Cabot Creamery, Hartford Chambers Ottmann Take Top Industry Awards
MANCHESTER, Vt. A total of 312 attendees came away from the 2005 Vermont Travel Industry Conference (VTIC) with new knowledge, new contacts and new strategies for marketing their businesses. In addition, Cabot Creamery received the first ever Governors Award for Tourism Marketing Excellence and industry veteran Gayle Ottmann of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce was honored as the 2005 Vermont Travel Person of the Year.

VEDA approves $2.6 million in financing

Tue, 12/13/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT A Bennington manufacturer will add almost 100 new jobs within three years and a growing Essex Town company will acquire its own facility with financial assistance approved by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors. The Directors approved loan financing requests of $2.6 million to support business development projects totaling $7.8 million statewide.

Council Authorizes Tax Incentives To Create Snowshoe Manufacturing Jobs In Vermont

Mon, 12/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Council Authorizes Tax Incentives To Create Snowshoe Manufacturing Jobs In Vermont

MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Economic Progress Council recently approved almost a quarter-million dollars in tax credits to a Williston firm that plans to manufacture snowshoes in Vermont.
The council approved an application from TSL USA, LLC at its meeting on October 27th, 2005, after the firm presented plans to manufacture aluminum and plastic snowshoes in Williston, Vermont and distribute their products worldwide.

Way Out Wax - Vermont Naturals Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Plastic in Candle Packaging

Mon, 12/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Morrisville,VT - In the world of candles, consumers have a hard time finding truly natural candles, even in large natural chain stores and food cooperatives. Most candles contain synthetic dyes, fragrances and additives. Add to that, many candles are encased in plastic materials, which conflicts with the ultimate purpose of creating and selling natural products. The folks at Way Out Wax Vermont Naturals (WOW-VN) think differently. That means using natural material in their packaging, not just in their products.

Marinelli joins Chittenden Bank

Sun, 12/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington, VT John W. Kelly, President and CEO of Chittenden Bank announces the hiring of Jan Marinelli as Chittenden Banks new Director of Community Development Services.
Every year through the Chittenden Community Fund, the Card for Kids Program, Socially Responsible Banking, sponsorships and donations, Chittenden invests well over $1 million in programs and projects that support our Vermont community. Marinelli will oversee these programs and help Chittenden continue to invest in Vermont and its people.

USA Risk Group Announces New Employees and Office Move

Sun, 12/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT USA Risk Group announced today its expansion of its Burlington offices. They have recently hired two experienced captive insurance account managers, Jenny Denison and Judy McNally to assist in the continued captive growth of the Group.
With the two new hires, the Burlington office will be taking new office space in the Gateway Plaza office building at 30 Main Street, Suite 450 in Burlington effective December 12th.