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Vermont Tech Program wins Stevie® Award in 5th Annual American Business Awards

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

President Ty Handy of Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that one of the signature business/labor/education partnership programs delivered at the college -- The Verizon/CWA/IBEW Next Step Program -- won the Stevie Award® for Best Human Resource Team in the 2007 American Business Awards on June 11, 2007.
Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.

Vermont Campers Offers an Economical Choice

Fri, 07/06/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Recent figures published by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing estimate that visitors made a total of 13.4 million trips to Vermont in 2005. Thirty-seven percent of those visitors came during the summer. Many of these summer visitors take advantage of Vermont's outstanding outdoor camping facilities.
Recently however, some vacations have been canceled or postponed because of the increasing cost of gasoline. Now there is a new choice when planning your outdoor vacation. Vermont Campers offers an economical and environmentally friendly choice in RV Rentals.

John Springer-Miller Inducted into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame

Thu, 07/05/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

With the creation of SMS | Host, a property management system that integrates guest services, John Springer-Miller changed the face of hospitality technology by creating a guest-centric approach to software. For his contributions to the hospitality industry, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) inducted Springer-Miller into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame at the 2007 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®. Opening Session on Tuesday, June 26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

AdventNet announces the release of ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Mon, 07/02/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

ADManager Plus is a comprehensive web-based Active Directory Management software that supports IT Administrator and helpdesk technicians to effectively control and manage their entire windows based IT network. It simplifies the IT Administrators task by providing template based management of Users, Groups & Contacts and thus it avoids manual, error-prone administrative activities on Active Directory.

Borealis PR: Vermont's New Public Relations Agency Launched

Sun, 07/01/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Marta Pauer-Tursi announces the launch of Borealis PR, a full-service public relations agency specializing in social marketing, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and public affairs. Ms Pauer-Tursi is a seasoned communications specialist with ten years of corporate communications experience at a Fortune 100 company. Her career also includes nine years as an editor and writer at The New Yorker magazine.

Processing credit cards the best way possible

Sun, 07/01/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Keeping your money safe is one of the biggest challenges these days. The modern era has offered plastic money and electronic dealings as brilliant solutions for safe cash handling. Credit card and merchant account services allow a user to make safe financial communications in comparison to handling cash, where there is danger of theft or accidental loss of money. Electronic payment options are convenient, safe and secure for paying taxes or user fees.

Urban Rhino wins Bronze Telly Award for Video

Thu, 06/28/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Urban Rhino wins a Bronze Telly at the 28th Annual Telly Awards for a video they produced for Mansfield Heliflight. The video was produced in HD last summer and is featured on Mansfield Heliflight's web page. It was shot, edited by Nathan Beaman and produced by Lars Gange of Black Bullet. The video can be seen online at
www.urbanrhinovisual.com/video/heliflight.mov
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CHITTENDEN BANK TO BE SOLD TO CONNECTICUT COMPANY

Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

People's United Financial to acquire Chittenden Corp for $1.9B
People's United Financial, Inc (Nasdaq: PBCT), of Bridgeport, CT, the holding
company for People's United Bank, announced June 27, 2007, a definitive
agreement to acquire Chittenden Corporation (NYSE: CHZ), based in Burlington, in
a stock and cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion. Consummation of the
agreement is subject to the approval of the shareholders of Chittenden, as well as
various regulatory agencies. The acquisition is expected to close in the first
quarter of 2008.

Stonehedge Golf Course sold

Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sale of Local Golf Course Complete: New Ownership Shares Plans
NORTH CLARENDON, VT (June 13, 2007) - Stonehedge Golf Course announced today that the course has been purchased by Richard "Dick" Bendig and his two sons, Shawn and Chriss. The 9-hole course, Rutland County's only par-3 golf offering, features 1,107 yards of rolling fairways and well-manicured greens. The course was designed and operated by Robert Matson since 1995.

Tipped minimum wage increase July 1

Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
Montpelier, VT . . . The Department of Labor reminds Vermont employers and employees that on
June 7, 2007 Senate bill S.27 became law. Effective July 1, 2007 this bill will change the definition
of a "service or tipped" employee. Currently the law defines service or tipped employees as ... all
those, in hotels, motels, tourist places or restaurants who customarily and regularly received more
than $30.00 a month in tips. As of July 1, 2007 a tipped employee will be anyone customarily and

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