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Travel Industry Recognizes Vermont Businesses for Marketing Excellence

Sun, 12/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont businesses were recognized recently by the Vermont Travel Industry Conference (VTIC) for marketing and business excellence in promoting travel to and within Vermont. The award winners were also acknowledged for their efforts in gaining exposure for the wealth of activities to experience in our state.

Eggleston & Cramer welcomes Barbara Ripley

Thu, 12/04/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Barbara G. Ripley has joined the law practice of Eggleston and Cramer, Ltd in Burlington. Ripley has experience in both public and private law.
She previously served the State of Vermont as Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources and Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry. Over the past 4 years, Ripley has been an attorney at Wilson & White in Montpelier, where she focused on environmental and land use matters as well as stakeholder process facilitation and mediation.

Freeman French Freeman Staffer Achieves Leed Certification

Thu, 12/04/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington architecture firm Freeman French Freeman’s leadership in sustainable design has lead to staff member Jesse Robbins receiving LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Robbins attended the LEED Training Workshop at the University of New Hampshire and the GreenBuild Conference in Pittsburgh before taking and passing the exam.

Fletcher Allen Medical Staff Office Manager Appointed to National Board

Wed, 12/03/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Kay Brown, C.M.S.C., C.P.C.S., manager of the Medical Staff Office at
Fletcher Allen Health Care, has been chosen to serve on the National
Certification Board of the National Association of Medical Staff Services
(NAMSS). In this position, Brown will be the Northeast representative and
will help draft and evaluate certification requirements for medical staff
services personnel throughout the country. She will be working with
hospitals of all sizes -- from large urban academic medical centers to

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell named Marlboro College president

Tue, 12/02/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Marlboro College named Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, a leader
in the arts, education and public policy in Washington D.C. and Vermont,
to be its eighth president. A 1969 graduate of Bennington College,
McCulloch-Lovell served as executive director of the Vermont Council on
the Arts from 1975 to 1983, during which time she co-created the Governors
Institutes, a program that gives high school students the opportunity to
work with artists, scientists and international experts in summer
institutes.

Veteran Vermont Chamber Vice President is the Travel Person of the Year

Tue, 11/25/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont travel industry expert Sue Kruthers was named the 2003 Travel Person of the Year at the 21st Annual Vermont Travel Industry Conference (VTIC) November 19, 2003 in Stowe.
The VTIC is an independent non-profit organization comprised of a coalition of state, private, non-profit, and business organizations. Each year, a special committee selects the Travel Person of the Year based on the following criteria:
* Encourages travelers to visit the state

* Helps position Vermont as a friendly and fun place to visit

Professional Brewing Course in Middlebury

Mon, 11/24/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The American Brewers Guild Brewing School will be hosting it’s professional brewing class, at Otter Creek Brewing, in Middlebury Vermont, from December 1st to 6th, 2003. The American Brewers Guild, one of only three professional brewing schools in the country, is now headquartered in Salisbury, Vermont. The residential week of the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering and Craftbrewer’s Apprenticeship Programs will host 20 students and four instructors and is a culmination of 21 weeks of learning.

The Equinox Resort and Spa is Named to the Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America

Thu, 11/20/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

General Manager Gary Thulander announced
that The Equinox Resort and Spa has been ranked as the
number 36th Ski Resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
The ranking appears in the December 2003 issue. "This is a great
accomplishment for The Equinox and our staff," commented Thulander. "To be
the only Resort in Vermont and one of only 2 in the Eastern United States
to make this list is a tremendous honor. It's a testament to our staff's
commitment to provide the ultimate in customer service. This is yet
another step

GMP Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Sun, 11/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP)announced consolidated earnings of $0.59 per share of common stock, diluted, for the third quarter of 2003 compared with earnings of $0.52 per share for the same period in 2002. Year to date earnings for 2003 are $1.60 per share, diluted, compared with earnings of $1.41 per share for the first nine months of 2002.

Rule Change Will Allow More Small Businesses to Qualify for SBA Assistance

Sun, 11/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The U.S. Small Business Administration has increased its revenue-based size standard for small businesses in the facilities support services industry from $6 million in average annual receipts to $30 million.
The new size standard will allow more companies to qualify for small business assistance and compete as a small business for federal contracts. It was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on October 15, 2003, and is effective on November 14, 2003. Under the new rule, the sub-category of base maintenance will also increase from $23 million to $30 million.

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