Imminent Choices in Health Care Explored at
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Issues Conference
Creative innovation as an opportunity to change and improve established health care systems, how the next 25 years will redefine the health care landscape, and what individuals can do to improve their health and well being were among a variety of topics addressed recently by a panel of national experts who met in Burlington.
Imminent Choices in Health Care Explored at
Champlain College President David F. Finney was joined by Governor Jim Douglas today as he announced the creation of the Champlain College Workforce Development Center.
The Center ushers in the next phase of Champlain Colleges efforts to support Vermonts workforce development and the needs of the states businesses and professionals. The new initiative enhances the Colleges capacity to be a catalyst for economic development.
Do you need additional information technology education to move up the career ladder? Have some IT experience but need more to land a job? Through a new federal grant, the Vermont Information Technology Center may be able to help.
GMP ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS
VT…Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) has announced
consolidated earnings of $0.48 per share of common stock, diluted, for the
third quarter of 2005 compared with consolidated earnings of $0.65 per share of
common stock, diluted, for the same period in 2004. Year to date earnings for
2005 are $1.50 per share, diluted, compared with earnings of $1.70 per share,
diluted for the first nine months of 2004.
Earnings declined in the
McDONALDS® RESTAURANTS IN NEW ENGLAND
& ALBANY, NEW YORK TO
INTRODUCE NEWMANS OWN® ORGANICS
FROM GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS
October 27, 2005 Boston, MA McDonalds restaurants are
partnering with Green Mountain
Coffee Roasters, Inc. to source, roast and package Newmans
Own Organics Blend coffee exclusively
for more than 650 McDonalds restaurants in Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New
Hampshire, Maine and Albany, NY. This new coffee will be
available beginning November 1 st .
October saw Moondyne Agency add two new clients to its roster.
Bristol's Rocky Dale Gardens has signed on with the Burlington based ad agency in an effort to strengthen and streamline the nursery's brand identity. Rocky Dale has long been a regional attraction for its garden of rare botanical species. Owner Ed Burke has charged Moondyne with designing a new brand mark, collateral, and print work to promote the nursery and landscape design firm.
Hiata DeFeo has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales for the Green Mountain Inn located in Stowe and WilloughVale Inn on Lake Willoughby. Hiata has been with the Green Mountain Inn for over a year as Hotel Executive Administrator.
DeFeo will be instrumental in the Green Mountain Inns continued success with on-line reservation programs, developing innovative advertising and marketing strategies, ongoing public relations activities and assisting with a continued vigorous sales campaign.
John Trifone joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermonts Management Team
Berlin, VT John Trifone, of Montpelier, VT, has been named Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT).
Mr. Trifone has expertise and experience in finance, treasury and information technology functions, as well as management and process improvement. He will be accountable for Corporate Accounting, Treasury, Actuarial, Underwriting, Legal and Facilities functions at the states largest health insurer.
Two Law Firms Merge to Create Second Largest Firm
BURLINGTON Is conflict ever good? Dr. Kenneth Kaye believes so. When families, organizations, or small work teams are confident that they know how to address conflict constructively, it's a positive opportunity for change. Conflict often seems unavoidable, every business and person faces it on almost a daily basis either directly or indirectly. Yet, many choose to and often try to avoid conflict. Examining the root causes of conflict and creating a system for dealing with conflict is essential to building well-functioning teams within the family, business and workplace.
Williston, VT Candelin Wahl has joined Child Care Resource as Director of Development, responsible for fund raising, community events and outreach. Ms. Wahl was recently Marketing Director at Verilux in Waitsfield, and previously New Products Manager at Ben & Jerrys. She has also managed fund raising for several community groups.
High Mowing Seed Company, a certified organic farm and seed catalog company selling vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to commercial growers and home gardeners, has moved to a new 13,000 square foot facility off of Route 15 in Wolcott, Vermont, to accommodate the growing business.