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Village Ventures and FreshTracks Capital Announce $1 Million Investment in Mophie

Mon, 07/31/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont-based venture capital fund finances investment in Burlington-based iPod Accessories firm founded by 19-year old serial entrepreneur
(Middlebury, VT 8/1/2006) - FreshTracks Capital, L.P. (FreshTracks), a Middlebury-based venture capital fund focused on investing in Vermont growth companies, announced its investment in mophie" of Burlington, VT. FreshTracks joined majority investor, Village Ventures, a Williamstown, MA based venture capital firm.

Dugan named Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs

Mon, 07/31/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dugan named Deputy Commissioner of
Housing and Community Affairs
head of the state’s Community Development Program has been named Deputy
Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Molly Dugan, who has worked in the
department since 2001, will take over the position on August 21, said DHCA
Commissioner John Hall.
“I am very excited to have
Molly moving into this position,” Hall said. “She has been an

Child Care Resource Achieves National Quality Accreditation

Sun, 07/30/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Williston, VT - Child Care Resource of Williston was recently awarded full accreditation by the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). The Chittenden County agency was recognized at a regional NACCRRA meeting in Albany, NY and again in Washington, DC. QAP is a national, voluntary, quality assurance system for community child care resource and referral programs. The program is designed to ensure that families across the country have access to consistent, high-quality consumer education and referral services.

Teach Your Teens the Value of Money

Tue, 07/25/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

As your teens grow older and come closer to adulthood however, it just becomes important to teach them how to be responsible and independent. This is especially
true during the teenage years because much of what they learn about the value of hard work, responsibility, and money during this time will shape their adult
Teaching a child the value of money is not all that difficult and you can start rather early. Something as simple as having a "piggy bank" is great way to teach children

Sigma SD-10 Digital SLR Camera With 18-50MM DC Kit

Fri, 07/21/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor in the Sigma SD10 digital SLR can capture all RGB colors at each and every pixel. The revolutionary design of Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor features three layers of pixel sensors Using three silicon-embedded layers of pixel sensors, stacked to take advantage of silicon's ability to absorb red, green, and blue light at different respective depths, the Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor can thereby directly capture full color and detail at each and every pixel location, without interpolation.

Growing Your International Business: Successful Export Strategies for Manufacturers

Wed, 07/19/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Randolph, VT- July 20, 2006 Growing Your International Business: Successful Export Strategies for Manufacturers, sponsored by VMEC, is a unique seminar focusing on CEO-level issues and management challenges related to international growth.
The seminar will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006; 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on 1117 Williston Road, So. Burlington, VT. Cost of the seminar is $150 per attendee and is open to the public.

Stenger to head bi-partisan demographics commission

Wed, 07/19/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Thursday, July 20, 2006
Vt. – Senate President Pro
Tem Peter Welch, Speaker of the House Gaye Symington and Governor Jim Douglas
today announced their appointments to the Next Generation Commission. 
The 9-member commission, the product of an agreement between the Legislature
and the Governor, is charged with recommending how best to invest $5
million in programs to address Vermont’s
emerging demographic challenges.  The commission will also develop a plan to encourage
Vermonters to live and work in Vermont. 

Secretary of Transportation Terrill to Step Down, Douglas Appoints Lunderville

Tue, 07/18/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

July 19, 2006
of Transportation Terrill to Step Down
Douglas Appoints Lunderville
to Post
Montpelier, Vt. – Secretary of Transportation Dawn Terrill will
be returning to the private sector to run a small company that she and her
husband are planning to acquire, and former Secretary of Civil and Military
Affairs Neale Lunderville will step
into the post, Governor Jim Douglas announced today. 
Governor Douglas praised Terrill for her service and commitment to Vermont.