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Hot-Air Balloons Launch Summer's First Big Festival at Exposition

Wed, 04/26/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Music, Fun and Hot-Air Balloons Launch Summer's First Big Festival at Exposition
Plenty of Affordable, Close-to-Home Fun with Concerts and Balloons
Hot air balloons in the shape of bees, beagles and bunnies will fill the skies over Champlain Valley Exposition June 2-4 as the Vermont Balloon and Music Festival Presented by UNICEL returns for its third year.

First Night Burlington Announces New Chair and Officers

Mon, 04/24/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

First Night Burlington announces that J. Patrick Burns, of the Entrepreneur's Source, now leads the Board of Directors as Chair. Burns, who joined the First Night Burlington Board of Directors in 2005, brings many years of experience as a business consultant to the position and will continue to seek opportunities to expand the non-profit's commitment to the community and to the arts.

Interrobang Design Collaborative, Inc. launches their new web site

Wed, 04/19/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Interrobang Design Collaborative, Inc., The Office of Mark and Lisa Sylvester, has launched their new web site. Covering the studio's core capabilities, and displaying in-depth portfolio sections for Identity, Packaging, Print, Typefaces and Design Management, the site gives potential clients and existing collaborators thorough insight into the studio's work and mindset.

CNC Machine Operator Skills Training coming to Bennington

Mon, 04/17/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Machine Operators Skills Training Program (M.O.S.T.) is a pilot training program designed to prepare displaced, unemployed workers for careers as machine operators in advanced machine shops. Candidates selected for this free program participate in an intensive, two-week training process. Starting wages for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine operators can range from $10 to $15 per hour.

Dufresne-Henry bought by Canadian firm

Sun, 04/16/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

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Stantec adds to US
East operations with addition of Dufresne-Henry




successfully closed today the previously announced acquisition of multidiscipline
design firm Dufresne-Henry. The addition adds over 270 employees and 12 office
locations to Stantec in the New England states, New York,
and Florida.


GMP seeks 11.95 percent rate hike

Sun, 04/16/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

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Hannaford Supermarkets to Re-design Customer Magazine

Thu, 04/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

BOSTON, April 14, 2006 The Hannaford Bros. Co. supermarket chain has selected The Pohly Company to publish its customer magazine, Diana Pohly, president of The Pohly Company, announced today. Burlington is one of Hannaford Bros.'s major markets.
The Pohly Company will re-position and re-design Hannaford Brothers bi-monthly magazine called Hannaford Fresh. The Pohly Company will be responsible for publication strategy development, distribution analysis and refinement, editorial content, graphic design, and print production for the publication.

CVPS to buy Rochester electric

Sun, 04/09/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVPS plans
purchase of Rochester Electric Light & Power
Vermont Public Service will purchase the assets and franchise territory of
Rochester Electric Light and Power under a deal announced today, which will
reduce rates for the smaller companys customers, and allow CVPS to spread fixed
costs over a larger customer base.
Rochester Electric
owners, Tom and Sandy Pierce, have agreed to sell their utility property and Rochesters share of the Hydro-Quebec contract to
CVPS.  If approved by the Vermont Public


Sun, 04/09/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Williston, Vt. Vermonts only home-away-from- home for cancer patients has received good news from the states largest banking institution: a major pledge to build a bigger, more functional building.
Recently, the Campaign for a New Hope Lodge gained a pledge of $40,000 from the Chittenden Bank Community Fund. The pledge comes on the heels of notification that the campaign is eligible to receive a $400,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation.

Seventh Generations Jeffrey Hollender to address Champlain College graduates

Thu, 04/06/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Jeffrey Hollender, president and chief regeneration officer of Seventh Generation, will address graduates at Champlain Colleges 128th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6.
Hollender is a well-respected leader in the socially and environmentally responsible communities. He has led Seventh Generation from humble beginnings to its current position as the nations leading brand of natural home and personal care products, and an authority on issues related to making a positive difference in the health of the planet and its inhabitants through everyday choices.