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Robert Simpson directs Champlain College's Criminal Justice program

Tue, 08/07/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Robert V. Simpson, Jr. has been named interim director of the Criminal Justice program at Champlain College.

Simpson is a longtime Vermont attorney and state's attorney, and he's been a member of the Vermont Attorney General's staff, as well. Most recently he conducted civil litigation, including fraud cases, for the Vermont Attorney General's Office. From 2001 to 2006 he served as Chittenden County State's Attorney, responsible for an office of 26 staff, a caseload that ranged from domestic assault to murder, and cases generated by more than 300 police officers.

Advance Discount Fair Tickets on Sale for Champlain Valley Fair

Mon, 08/06/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Essex Junction, VT - There's a new way to buy advance ticket sales for the 2007 Champlain Valley Fair. The new ticket booth at the Champlain Valley Exposition's Yellow Gate is located off Pearl Street (across from McDonald's) and offers convenient pull-in parking. It will open Monday, Aug. 13 and will be open Monday through Friday, 11am to 6 pm, through Aug. 24. The Fair opens Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 am.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's Ingrid Temer promoted to Senior Account Manager

Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Berlin, VT : Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced recently that Ingrid Temer has been promoted to Senior Account Manager in the Sales and Service Department.
Temer will assume additional responsibilities for advancing client-centric projects and initiatives that increase employer satisfaction with the health plan's products and services. As the department's Senior Account Manager, Temer will also serve a pivotal role as a resource for other account managers and sales and service representatives.

VERMONT EDITION GOES DAILY BEGINNING AUGUST 13 ON VPR

Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Native Jane Lindholm to Host New Daily Newsmagazine
Vermont Public Radio is breaking new ground this August 13th. The state-wide public radio service is launching a daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, with new host Jane Lindholm. The new program, airing weekdays noon-1 p.m., has grown out of the weekly Vermont Edition which VPR began in 2005.

Microdesign Consulting Inc. and UVM Get Grant for Innovative Home Telecare

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Microdesign Consulting Inc. of Colchester, VT in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science of the University of Vermont has won a Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the National Institutes of Health for further development of their TV set-top box which enables home-bound patients to participate in group exercise classes and follow-up health care consultation.

Champlain College redesigns Software Development program for professionals in newly renamed Division of Continuing Professional

Sun, 07/29/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Champlain College is responding to changing needs in the marketplace with a newly reformulated Software Development program through its continuing education division, which was recently renamed the Division of Continuing Professional Studies.
Working adults and career changers may enroll in the new program to earn a bachelor's degree, associates degree or a professional certificate--on campus or online.

Verizon Wireless to buy Unicel

Sun, 07/29/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

July 30, 2007
Verizon Wireless To Acquire Rural Cellular Corporation,
Expand The Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network
Acquisition Will Expand Coverage In Rural Markets In 15 States
Basking Ridge, NJ ­-- In a move to expand its wireless service coverage in
rural markets, Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications
(NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), announced today that it has
entered into an agreement to acquire Rural Cellular Corporation
(NASDAQ:RCCC), for approximately $2.67 billion in cash and assumed debt.

Lowes Foods and MyWebGrocer Launch First Social Networking Site for Retail Grocery: Lowesfoods.MyBaby.com - a Play Ground for Pa

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Colchester, VT May July 26, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved for the customers of Lowes Foods supermarkets. MyWebGrocer of Colchester, VT and Lowes Foods of Winston-Salem, North Carolina announced the arrival of www.Lowesfoods.MyBaby.com , the first grocery social networking site for parents. A place they can organize, share, discuss, and find things to do with their kids. Lowe's Food Stores is launching lowesfoods.mybaby.com July 25, 2007.

Vermont Businesses Join The Nature Conservancy in Support of Conservation

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is launching the first Corporate Conservation Council of Vermont to bring together and recognize the business community's outstanding commitment to conservation. Participating members can turn their interest in the environment into real impact by supporting on the ground conservation work. Since 1960, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 170,000 acres of Vermont's finest forests, wetlands, and shores with teh support of 7,000 members, foundations, and corporations.

23rd Annual Tennis Tournament Scheduled for August

Tue, 07/24/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

23rd Annual Tennis Tournament Scheduled for August
South Burlington -- The 23rd Annual Jeff Stone Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held August 17-19, 2007 at the Burlington Tennis Club. The tournament supports the Stern Center for Language and Learning and the Jeff Stone Foundation.

This year's featured players are Bud Schultz, who was recently inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame, Krassi Atanasov, the defending mens singles champion, and Larry Turville, who is currently ranked #2 in the world in men's 55 an over singles division.

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