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Morse to step down as head of welfare department

Tue, 06/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Secretary of Human Services Michael K. Smith Announces Change in Leadership for the Department for Children and Families
Agency of Human Services Secretary Michael K. Smith has announced that James Morse will retire as Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families on September 30, 2005. Commissioner Morse stepped down from the bench in February of 2003 to accept the leadership position in what was then the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

New strategic planning book

Tue, 06/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Merryn Rutledge, President of ReVisions, has published Strategic Planning Guide for Leaders of Small Organizations, a complete planning guide for organizations in all sectors. Since 1995 Merryn has been assisting leaders in envisioning excellence and recreating their organizations through planning, leadership development, organizational assessment, and coaching. Strategic Planning Guide is available from www.revisions.org.

Champlain College students create mercury video game for State

Mon, 06/20/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

SERIOUS FUN: Champlain College students create a video game about dangers of mercury for Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
In the entertainment industry today, animated movies are developed concurrently with video games based on those movies---The Incredibles and Madagascar are two recent examples. Champlain College students are mimicking that industry trend this summer, but instead of a story about espionage, comedy or romance, the students have a higher goal: educating youngsters about the dangers of mercury.

Digital T-Shirt Printer Purchase

Wed, 06/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Amalgamated Culture Works of Burlington has purchased and put into production the Kornit 931, the worlds first industrial digital t-shirt printing machine. ACWs Kornit printer, which is manufactured in Israel, is one of only 10 such machines in North America and the first east of the Mississippi.

One Stop for a Variety of Free Vermont Travel Publications

Sun, 06/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Come one and all to Vermont this summer! The Vermont Chamber, along with the State of Vermont, Vermont Attractions and Vermont Farms Association partners, will help just about anyone plan a trip to Vermont. Like a kid in the scoop shop, every Vermont traveler will find their favorite flavor combination with the states best listings of lodging and activity resources.

Help for Import-Impacted Manufacturers

Sun, 06/05/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Help for Import-Impacted Manufacturers
Lowell, Mass., June 6, 2005 The New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc. (NETAAC), is a government funded non-profit organization that offers cost share assistance for imported-injured manufacturers through grants from the U.S. Department of commerce. NETAACs goal is to help New England manufacturers increase profitability and retain employees while competing with imported products.

SoVerNet purchases Unicel's Vermont Long Distance Service

Thu, 06/02/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

SoVerNet purchases Unicel's Vermont Long Distance Service
SoVerNet to continue competitive rates and local customer service
Bellows Falls, June 1 -- SoVerNet, Vermont's largest, locally-owned,
statewide telecommunications provider and Unicel/RCC Wireless (NASDAQ:
RCCC), have announced that SoVerNet has purchased Unicel's long distance
customer base in Vermont. This transfer ensures that Unicel's customers
will continue to receive local customer service and great low rates.
"Our companies have a terrific record of working well together and we

VEDA approves $3.2 Million in direct lending

Wed, 06/01/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

VEDA BOARD APPROVES $3.2 MILLION
IN PROJECT FINANCING ASSISTANCE
Montpelier, VT - Manufacturing, development, agricultural and travel and tourism projects totaling $6 million will receive $3.2 million in financing assistance from the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA).
"We are very pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to these business acquisition and expansion projects," said Jo Bradley, VEDA's Chief Executive Officer.
Approved for financing by the VEDA Board of Directors are:

Vermont Public Television Launches Rutland Digital Channel

Wed, 06/01/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Public Television Launches Rutland Digital Channel
Vermont Public Television's Rutland digital TV channel has made its debut. VPT's digital channel 9 will begin service officially on Wednesday, June 1, from atop Grandpa Knob. The new channel -- the second digital channel in Vermont -- will serve Rutland and Addison counties and parts of Bennington and Windsor counties. In neighboring New York state, the signal will reach Warren and Washington counties and some of Saratoga and Essex counties.

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