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Vermont Businesses Join The Nature Conservancy in Support of Conservation

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is launching the first Corporate Conservation Council of Vermont to bring together and recognize the business community's outstanding commitment to conservation. Participating members can turn their interest in the environment into real impact by supporting on the ground conservation work. Since 1960, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 170,000 acres of Vermont's finest forests, wetlands, and shores with teh support of 7,000 members, foundations, and corporations.

23rd Annual Tennis Tournament Scheduled for August

Tue, 07/24/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

23rd Annual Tennis Tournament Scheduled for August
South Burlington -- The 23rd Annual Jeff Stone Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held August 17-19, 2007 at the Burlington Tennis Club. The tournament supports the Stern Center for Language and Learning and the Jeff Stone Foundation.

This year's featured players are Bud Schultz, who was recently inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame, Krassi Atanasov, the defending mens singles champion, and Larry Turville, who is currently ranked #2 in the world in men's 55 an over singles division.

Youth group travel with Prep Traveler

Sat, 07/21/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Prep Traveler actively promotes, and is involved in youth group travel, a possibility for one and all! Prep Traveler can help arrange high-quality tours for culture, exchange, band and unique performance programs, graduation trips, spring break trips, youth missions or athletic team travel or sports tournaments. The open source efforts of Prep Traveler have resulted in exceptional travel experiences.

Simpsons Premiere Energizes Business Community

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

D-oh! Vermont means businesses! Over the past week the Vermont Hospitality Council of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has served as a clearinghouse, offering opportunities to the business community to market Vermont and their products by rallying around the Simpsons premiere. The Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council reached out to the business community to secure donations for gifts for the premiere, and companies to exhibit at the premiere street fair.

KidSafe elects Board Officers

Wed, 07/18/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County is pleased to announce the election of its new Board Officers.

President, Penrose Jackson, Community Health Improvement at Fletcher Allen Health Care;

Vice President, Jay Fayette, Pizzagalli Construction Company;

Treasurer, Kurt Liebegott, Problem Knowledge Coupler (PKC);

Secretary, Suzanne Koch, Howard Center.

LSC SECURES USDA GRANT TO FUND NEK BUSINESS "INCUBATOR WITHOUT WALLS"

Mon, 07/16/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

LYNDON CENTER, VT.-- Lyndon State College has secured a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) that will help the Newport-Derby area grow new businesses and respond to the changing economic climate. The RGEG project, dubbed an Incubator without Walls, will help businesses identify the most effective ways to respond to the addition of big box stores in the area and other challenges. The total cost of the project is $322,059. Lyndon State and the collaborative partners will contribute a total of $59,695 towards the project, in addition to the grant.

Vermont Business Center Graduation

Mon, 07/16/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

What do chiropractors, bankers, doctors, and entrepreneurs all have in common? They come from diverse professions and educational backgrounds, but on the evening of June 13, they all gathered at UVM's Waterman Hall to celebrate a common milestone. For the second year since its inception, graduates of UVM's Vermont Business Center Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program celebrated completion of the yearlong program.

Dr. Robin Abramson named provost at Champlain College

Sun, 07/15/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt--Champlain College has named longtime faculty member Dr. Robin Abramson as its new provost. Abramson has been with Champlain College for 12 years, serving as interim provost since October 2006, and previously as an interim dean and the College's math and science coordinator. She has also been an associate professor of biology and the director of Champlain's former overseas program in Israel.

FRESHTRACKS CAPITAL ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN NEHP INC.

Thu, 07/12/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

WILLISTON, VERMONT - FreshTracks Capital II, L.P. ("FreshTracks"), a Middlebury-based venture capital fund with primary interest in Vermont investments, announced that it has invested an undisclosed amount in NEHP Inc. NEHP is a highly successful Vermont company that has developed a patented modular method of tool installation for semiconductor manufacturing and also provides hygienic piping and skid solutions to the life sciences industries.

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