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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.

Chittenden Bank appoints Kelly new president

Mon, 05/30/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

CHITTENDEN BANK APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT
Burlington -- Chittenden Bank's Board of Directors announced
today, the appointment of John W. Kelly as President and CEO of Chittenden
Bank. As President and CEO, Mr. Kelly will oversee all aspects of
Chittenden Bank's retail, commercial and wealth management operations.
Mr. Kelly has been serving as interim president for Chittenden since
Lawrence W. DeShaw retired in April. Mr. Kelly assumes the role of
President and CEO immediately.

VTFCU President/CEO Elected to Board of Director's of America's Credit Union Museum

Thu, 05/26/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

VTFCU President/CEO Elected to Board of Director's of America's Credit Union Museum
BURLINGTON, VT-Joseph M. Finnigan, President/CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union was recently named to the Board of Directors of Americas Credit Union Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The mission of Americas Credit Union Museum is to commemorate the founders and the site of Americas first credit union in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1908 and to educate present and future generations on the benefits of cooperative self-help efforts to promote thrift and sensible use of credit.

GMP Annual Meeting: State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding Announces State Investment in GMP Stock

Mon, 05/23/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power CEO says Utility Building To Power Vermonts future Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding Announces State Investment in Green Mountain Power Stock
COLCHESTER, Vt&. Christopher L. Dutton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP), Monday told shareholders that the Vermont utility is committed to modernizing its electric infrastructure to assist in the effort to make sure our customers are empowered to compete in the global economy.

Summer Tourism Outlook Survey Shows Trend Toward Last Minute Travel

Mon, 05/23/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Summer Tourism Outlook Survey Shows Trend Toward Last Minute Travel
A survey of Vermont Chamber of Commerce travel and tourism members conducted in the past week shows that the majority of businesses are expecting a positive summer season with many last minute reservations.
A total of 70% of respondents are looking forward to a business season that is the same or better than last summer: 30% of respondents said business is looking better than last year, while 40% said that they expect the summer 2005 season to be on par with last summer.

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