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Fletcher Allen Health Care Names Interim COO

Tue, 01/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care announced that it has named John K. Evans as interim chief operating officer.
Evans, 47, a 1977 graduate of the University of Vermont, brings 25 years of health care administration experience to Fletcher Allen having held a series of executive level positions at hospitals in the Connecticut area over the last 15 years and having spent 10 years in health care administration in the U.S. Army medical department.

Vermont Celebrates Mentoring Month: Okemo Free Ski Day and Governor’s Proclamation Highlight Mentors’ Commitment

Tue, 01/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

This month, the Vermont Mentoring Partnership (VMP)leads the state into Mentoring Month, created to recognize the importance of mentoring nationwide. VMP, an organization connecting youth and adults in mentoring programs throughout Vermont, is taking the opportunity to honor Vermont mentors’ dedication and strong sense of community service. VMP currently supports 136 mentor programs statewide, serving over 2,000 youth.

SBA Launches Exchange Pilot Program

Sun, 01/05/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The SBA is proud to announce the launch of the SBAExchange Pilot Program, an electronic tool designed to facilitate small business purchasing opportunities with the government sector. With SBAExchange, government agencies can award purchase acquisitions up to $100,000 and make payments with a government-wide commercial purchasing card.
SBAExchange will help small businesses compete for purchases that are currently being obtained through other contracting methods.

New Interactive Website and West Coast Office Mark Northern Power Systems Growth

Wed, 12/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northern Power Systems has launched a
new interactive website: www.northernpower.com
and established a west coast presence to
support its rapid growth as a leading provider of state-of-the-art power
solutions. Serving commercial, industrial, and government audiences, the
new site is a resource for information about
on-site power, integrated power, renewable energy and isolated utility
power. In addition, the company announced it has opened a new office space

Sugarbush Acquires Blue Tooth and adds World Cup Freestyle Skier Babic

Wed, 12/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sugarbush Resort announced that it has acquired the Blue Tooth, a Warren restaurant and bar located on the Sugarbush Access Road.
Formerly owned and operated by Hobs Moyer for more than 20 years, the Blue Tooth was built by Tom Storrs in 1963. Once named one of the top ten ski resort nightclubs in the country, the Blue Tooth has a rich history as part of the Mad River Valley apres-ski scene of the 1960’s through 1980’s.

New England Innkeepers Association Elects New Officers and Directors

Thu, 12/12/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The New England Innkeepers Association (NEIA) elected the new officers and Board of Directors
for 2002-2003.
The new officers are as follows: Paul Ronty Jr. (Chairman of the Board)
of The Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, Bretton Woods, NH; Michael Downing
(President) of The Johnson & Wales University Hotel, Seekonk, MA; Jim
Lamberti (1st Vice President) of the Inn at Essex, Essex Junction, VT; Bob
Smith, (2nd Vice President) Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sebasco Estates, ME and

New Partner Joins Gallagher, Flynn

Wed, 12/11/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Michael Flynn, managing partner of the Burlington, VT CPA and consulting firm, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, is pleased to announce that Brian J. Monbouquette joined the firm as a partner. Brian will direct the firm's tax practice, in addition to consulting with clients about taxes, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and raising capital.

Vermont Telephone (VTel) Selects Turin Networks For Optical Backbone Upgrade

Tue, 12/10/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Turin Networks, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of multiservice optical transport platforms for network service providers, announced that Vermont Telephone Company, commonly known as VTel, has chosen Turin Networks’ Traverse™ Platform to build a high-capacity optical backbone for delivering broadband data services as well as traditional voice services to their customers.

Hubbardton Forge names five to key positions

Thu, 12/05/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Over the past several years Hubbardton Forge has experienced steady
growth and developed a reputation for quality and design excellence in the
lighting industry. 2002 has been a year dedicated to building a team to
manage the continuing growth and the resulting change that growth
inevitably brings. The team building is nearing completion, with the
appointments over the last six months of the following individuals to key
positions: Martin T. Quigley, Operations Manager; Terry

Upcoming VTPA Meeting

Tue, 12/03/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Tax Practitioners Association (VTPA) will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, December 10th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) just off Exit 10 of I-89 in Waterbury, Vt.
The morning session will be presented by a representative of the Internal Revenue Service and will examine new tax changes for the upcoming tax season.
The afternoon session will be by the Vermont Department of Taxes and will also preview the 2002 tax year, with a special emphasis on the new tax forms and changes to the Act 60 process.

Green Mountain Power Increases Quartely Dividend

Mon, 12/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Directors of Green Mountain Power Corporation
(NYSE:GMP) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share on
the utility's Common Stock, payable December 31, 2002, to holders of
record at the close of business on December 14, 2002. The new indicated
annual dividend rate is $0.76, an increase over the previous indicated
annual rate of $0.55. The increased dividend payment is contingent on the
successful issuance of long-term debt, which is expected to be completed
on or about December 16, 2002.

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