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Vermont Small Business Development Center names Linda Rossi State Star

Sun, 08/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Small Business Development Center names Linda Rossi State Star
VtSBDC State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume, announced that Linda Rossi has been selected as the 2008 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center.
Linda Rossi, is the Assistant State Director for VtSBDC and responsible for state-wide marketing and public relations as well as strategic projects.

Vermont Tourism Extends Annual 'Vermont Fuels Your Vacation' Promotion Through Foliage Season

Sun, 08/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Tourism Extends Annual 'Vermont Fuels Your Vacation' Promotion Through Foliage Season
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing is extending its popular fuel giveaway promotion through the fall foliage season to encourage visitors and Vermonters to explore the state.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is Offering Free Vaccine DVD's

Sun, 08/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is Offering Free Vaccine DVD's

Berlin, VT Are you concerned about the safety of vaccines?

Have you decided not to get your child a particular vaccine because you worry about the safety of immunizations? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) would like to send you a free DVD about vaccines. The DVD contains two videos produced by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

The Pursuit of World Class Performance Doesn't Stop at BioTek Instruments, Inc.

Sun, 08/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Similar to many Vermont businesses, BioTek Instruments, Inc. faces significant business constraints including aggressive international competition, increasing material and labor costs as well as a shortage of adequate labor. However these issues have not kept BioTek from growing and becoming successful. While attempting to address these issues, BioTek has also looked internally to continuously improve its operations so that it can pursue world class performance for its world class products.

Saint Michael's moves up in US News Best Liberal Arts Colleges category

Thu, 08/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Saint Michael's moves up in US News Best Liberal Arts Colleges category
(August 22, 2008) Saint Michael's College is ranked 104th in the Best Liberal Arts Colleges category of the US News popular, but controversial, rankings of American colleges and universities.
Having moved last year from Northern Regional Masters University to National Liberal Arts College category,
Saint Michael's entered a new, more competitive category of colleges.

Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28

Thu, 08/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28
On Thursday, August 28, the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association (VAAA), a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will host an open house at the GE Aviation Rutland facility in North Clarendon. The VAAA is an association of businesses within Vermonts aviation sector that generates almost two billion dollars a year for the Vermont economy.

Kilawatt Technologies Becomes Member of the U.S Green Building Council

Wed, 08/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT-August 21, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the company has joined the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an international non-profit organization working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBCs vision is to promote the Triple Bottom Line and pursues solutions that strengthen a healthy and dynamic balance between environmental, social and economic prosperity.

Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall

Wed, 08/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Week Ending August 16, 2008
There were 498 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 215 from the week before. Altogether 6,842 new and continuing claims were filed, 339 less than a week ago and 1,578 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,838 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 472 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/

Union Bankshares, Inc Plans Move to The NASDAQ Stock Market

Wed, 08/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Union Bankshares, Inc Plans Move to The NASDAQ Stock Market
Morrisville, VT - (8/21/2008) Union Bankshares, Inc. announced today that its board of directors has approved the voluntary transfer of the listing of the Company's common stock from the American Stock Exchange ("AMEX") to The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC(r). The Company's trading symbol "UNB" will remain unchanged. The Company anticipates that its shares will begin to trade on NASDAQ Global Market effective September 4, 2008. Until then, the shares will continue to trade on AMEX.

Dover Saddlery picks Kilawatt Technologies to help cut Energy and Lower GHG

Wed, 08/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT-August 7, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the information software company has signed an agreement with Dover Saddlery, Inc. to reduce energy and lower greenhouse gases in the company's Littleton, Massachusetts facility. Over the coming months, Kilawatt Technologies will work with Dover Saddlery to recognize opportunities to cut energy consumption and demand, lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases in the company's 100,000 square foot warehouse facility.

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