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VANPO announces Fall 2003 Technical Assistance Program (TAP-VT) Schedule

Wed, 08/06/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations presents the Fall 2003 Technical Assistance Program (TAP-VT) Workshop Series. This fall, VANPO will offer over forty (40) TAP-VT workshops designed to enhance and expand the management and technical skill of nonprofit employees in the following areas: Advocacy and Public Policy, Board Development, Financial Management, Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations, Personal Development and Leadership, and Organizational Development and Management for the nonprofit sector.

Microdesign Consulting Inc. of Colchester awarded EPSCor Grant

Mon, 08/04/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Lawrence Keyes, president, announces that Microdesign Consulting Inc. of
Colchester has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Vermont Experimental
Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to develop a
conferencing system for home-based health care.
The grant was awarded to Microdesign in collaboration with Dr. Ge Wu of
the University of Vermont Department of Physical Therapy.
The system, to be deployed using a television set-top box and high-speed
internet connection, is designed for home-based patients who have

Vermont Chamber Plans Extensive Fall Trade Mission to Pacific Rim

Mon, 07/28/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is organizing a business trade mission to Asia and the Pacific Rim this fall. A delegation of Vermont dignitaries and business people will travel to Shanghai, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for an 11-day trip, October 13 to 23, 2003. The tentative itinerary includes business meetings in all three locations, in addition to a variety of events and receptions.
Lt. Governor Brian Dubie and Vermont Secretary of Commerce Kevin Dorn will lead the Vermont business delegation. Trade mission highlights include:

Mad River Snow Welcomes Wood & Wood Design as Partner

Sun, 07/27/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mad River Snow, Inc, welcomed Wood &
Wood Design, a Waitsfield, Vermont specialty design firm, as a new partner
in its resort services business. Mad River Snow is a consortium created to
offer a single source for resort construction, interior design, wayfinding
systems, and signage to mountain resorts throughout North America. The
announcement was made jointly today by Jeff Robinson, President of Mad
River Snow, and Sparky Potter, Owner of Wood & Wood Design.
Wood & Wood specializes in designing resort interiors to maximize the

SofTrak Synthetic Golf Greens Dealership Established in Vermont

Thu, 07/17/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

United Turf Industries, developer of
SofTrak Synthetic Golf Greens the high-performance,
low-maintenance turf for residential and commercial use that closely
simulates the look and feel of natural grass greens today announces
the establishment of a new SofTrak dealership in Vermont and Eastern New
York through Bob Kelly.
Kelly, an avid golfer and longtime member at Burlington Country Club, will
cover Vermont and the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence,

Islands Chamber Chooses New Director

Wed, 07/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director. The Chamber Board appointed Ruth Wallman, a resident of Burlington, effective immediately. The Islands Chamber of Commerce, located in North Hero, also serves as Grand Isle County’s Regional Planning Corporation and Small Business Development Center, and is the home base for the Regional Marketing Organization for Grand Isle and Franklin Counties.

Johnson Woolen Mills Launches New Products & Marketing Focus

Wed, 07/16/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Johnson Woolen Mills of Johnson, VT has announced the addition of several new products to its line of famous outdoor clothing. In combination with the announcement, the company has developed a new marketing focus to compliment its current concentration on rugged outerwear for the outdoor enthusiast. According to Johnson's Steve Salls, "for 161 years Johnson Woolen Mills has been renowned for its line of rugged, durable and functional clothing for the outdoors. Certainly, that tradition will continue.

John-Michael Girald joins The Bigelow Company

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

“I am delighted to announce that John-Michael Girald has recently joined our firm,” said Peter R. Worrell, Managing Director of The Bigelow Company LLC. “Girald's unique experience in having worked with both large corporate and entrepreneurial investment banking firms means that he will be able to bring a broad perspective of value-adding strategies to Bigelow’s clients. This meaningful addition to our professional staff further demonstrates Bigelow’s continuing commitment to bring the best industry talent to bear on our client opportunities.”

Rhino Foods, Inc., Recipient of the Excellence in Action Award

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The challenge facing Rhino Foods' was how to insure continuous employment for its
valued people in a business that is seasonal. The solution that Rhino has
adapted and made part of its business practice is to exchange its
employees with companies whose business cycles and seasonal fluctuations
are opposite to that of Rhino's. Rather than placing people on layoff,
these employees work temporarily at the other employers (usually about two
months) and come back to Rhino when they are needed.
Rhino Foods designed

VSAC Announces Board, Staff Appointments

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Student Assistance Corp Board of Directors has
re-elected three of its members to six-year terms. They are Joseph L.
Boutin of Burlington, president of Merchants Bank; David W. Ginevan of
Middlebury, executive vice president of Facilities Planning at Middlebury
College; and Dorothy R. Mitchell of Worcester, who is active in a variety
of higher education and community endeavors.
Joining the VSAC staff as the
new director of Claims, Collections and Compliance is Gregg Mousley of

William Boyle, Named Pediatrician of the Year

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

William E. Boyle, Jr, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) was recently honored with the 2003 Pediatrician of the Year award
presented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society.
Since 1970, Boyle has been practicing his brand of family-centered,
community-centered care at DHMC's Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).
As both a general pediatrician and a subspecialist in long-term and
chronic illnesses-like cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-he has seen a