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Sonnax owner sells to managers

Thu, 07/14/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sonnax owner sells to managers
by Kevin Kelley
The co-founder of one of Vermont's fastest growing manufacturing companies has sold the business to its top two executives.
Sonnax, a Bellow Falls automotive parts maker recently named Vermont's Exporter of the Year, changed hands for an undisclosed sum in a deal announced last week. Neil Joseph, who founded the company with his father in 1978, made the sale along with minority shareholder David Landa.

Spike Wins Ad Award for Northfield Savings

Tue, 07/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington--June 17,2004--Spike Advertising was recently honored by
the Vermont Association of Broadcasters for their 60-second radio
spot, "When Pigs Fly" which was produced for Northfield Savings Bank.
The spot depicts a radio exchange between an air force pilot and his
controller, wherein the pilot encounters a &flock of flying pigs. The
concept behind the campaign (running on radio, print, direct mail, and

Dept of Labor Announces $1.6 Million to Train Vermont Workers for IT

Wed, 07/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

U.S. Department of Labor Announces $1.6 Million to Train Vermont Workers
Careers in the IT Industry
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has announced a
of nearly $1.6 million to train workers for careers in the information
technology (IT) industry. The grant, awarded to the Vermont Governor's
Training Initiative, is part of a training effort funded under the
President's High Growth Job Training Initiative, a strategic plan that

Mount Snow Completes Sale of Haystack

Wed, 07/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mount Snow Completes Sale of Haystack
MOUNT SNOW, VERMONT - June 30, 2005 - Mount Snow Ltd. has announced that
it has completed the sale of Haystack Ski Resort in Wilmington, Vermont to
group of local businesspersons known collectively as Tyringham Ridge.
This is great news for community residents and businesses, said Stan
Hansen, President and Managing Director of Mount Snow Ltd. Were hoping
that this investment triggers further investment within our Valley.

State of the art Health Club now open in Essex Junction

Tue, 06/28/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hammer Fit is Vermonts newest health and fitness center. The club offers Hammer Strength training equipment. The equipment is designed for joint comfort and natural planes of motion. The facility houses plenty of treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and elliptical trainers. Operations Director Jason Lefebvre states, The equipment is perfect for people of all fitness levels and it is ideal for people rehabilitating injuries.