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Shelburne Museum awarded education grant

Mon, 08/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

SHELBURNE MUSEUM AWARDED EDUCATION GRANT
Museums for America grant enhances key museum mission
SHELBURNE, Vt. - (Aug. 18, 2008) Shelburne Museum Director Stephan Jost announced that the museum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museums for America grant will support education programs at the museum, a core part of the museum's mission.

Top Companies for Women

Sun, 08/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Manpower Named One of PINK Magazine's Top Companies for Women
Burlington, VT August 18, 2008 - Manpower was the only employment services company to be named one of PINK magazine's 2008 "Top Companies for Women". PINKs annual ranking recognizes the prominent role of women at Manpower, particularly in top leadership roles.

Unemployment rate up, jobs down

Thu, 08/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

UNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP SLIGHTLY TO 4.8% IN JULY, VERMONT'S ANNUAL JOB SLIPS DOWN 0.1%.
Montpelier (August 15, 2008)-- The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2008 was 4.8 percent, up one-tenth of a point from the revised June rate of 4.7% and up one point from a year ago.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans to Change Name

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans to
Reveal New Brand for Over 500 US Based Franchisees
Travel Is a Journey, Discover All That's Ahead
Minneapolis, MN (August 14, 2008) - Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, including those in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, NY, area have disclosed that it would soon be unveiling a new brand name for its more than 500 US-based franchised travel agency locations.

Sovernet Communications Acquires Majority Interest in Albany's ION

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sovernet Communications Acquires Majority Interest in Albany, NY-based ION

BELLOWS FALLS, VT (August 14, 2008) --- Sovernet Communications, a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI-NASDAQ), has announced it has acquired a majority interest in Albany, NY-based ION, a provider of high capacity communications network transport services, in partnership with twelve rural telephone companies in up-state New York.

Union Bank announces new Danville Office

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Union Bank announces new Danville Office
Danville VT, August 14, 2008 - Union Bank has announced the official opening of its new Danville office, located in the Marty's 1st Stop complex, Route 2 in Danville. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, August 9th for both the new Union Bank office and the newly-expanded Marty's 1st Stop store.

Woodbury College, Champlain College Announce Merger

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College, Champlain College Announce Merger
BURLINGTON, Vt. (Aug. 14, 2008) - The leaders of Champlain College and Woodbury College announced today that they have signed a letter of intent to merge and create The Woodbury Institute at Champlain College beginning fall 2008.
"We have found a wonderful partner whose culture, infrastructure, and support will allow us to capitalize on numerous and significant opportunities," said Woodbury College President Larry Mandell.

VT Weekly Unemployment Claims

Tue, 08/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

There were 713 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 138 from the week before. Altogether 7,181 new and continuing claims were filed, 148 less than a week ago and 1,861 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 2,310 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, an increase of 757 from last week.

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