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Vermont Chamber Announces Top Five Economic Development Initiatives

Wed, 12/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce will hold a press conference in Room 10 at the State House on Monday, December 15 at 10:30 AM to release the Top Five Economic Development Initiatives for 2004.
Paving the way to job creation and retention, the initiatives focus on: permit reform, competitive business climate, tax policy to ensure business investment, energy costs and taxes, and travel and tourism.

VSO Announces New Marketing Director

Wed, 12/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra announces the hiring of Patrick Keogh as
Sales and Marketing Director for the statewide, non-profit organization.
Keogh graduated from Champlain College with a degree in marketing
Management and recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Director for
Thrifty Car Rental of Vermont.
Primarily, Keogh will be responsible for
carrying the message of the VSO throughout the state, and ensuring strong ticket
sales throughout the communities in which the VSO performs.

Stern Center Makes Management Changes

Tue, 12/09/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Stern Center for Language and Learning has made some changes in their
management team. Mary Allen Stifler, M.A.T., formerly Director of
Development has moved to a newly created position as Vice President for
Program Administration. The Development Department has been restructured
with Megan Cluver, B.A., taking the position of Development/Community
Relations Coordinator.
New to the organization are Laurie Caswell Burke,
Ed.M. and William Billings, B.S. Ms. Caswell Burke, formerly Giving World

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

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.