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Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel Receives Award

Tue, 07/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel has
received the Best Western Chairman's Award, the hotel chain's highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman's Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a perfect cleanliness and
maintenance inspection score of 1,000 points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.

Morse Payson & Noyes, an Affiliate of Banknorth Insurance Group Hires Account Manager

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Morse Payson & Noyes, an affiliate of Banknorth Insurance Group in Portland, has appointed Peter D. Palumbo as a senior account manager. He will be responsible for the company's personal-lines accounts throughout Vermont.
"Our personal-lines business is particularly important because it provides our customers with the security and peace of mind that they are
well protected," said Thomas L. Deveaux, executive vice president of Banknorth Insurance Group. "Peter comes with a strong background as a
self-employed businessman who understands personal insurance needs."

Marlboro College Graduate Center Announces New BachelorsDegree Program

Mon, 07/01/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Marlboro College Graduate Center is pleased to announce a first ever bachelor¹s degree program to begin in September. The
degree, according to Admissions Director Margaret J. Donahue,, will be in
Managing Information Systems (MIS), which will combine technology and business to produce problem solvers in the world of technology. ³This
program will include a lot of hands on work,² Donahue said of the 60-credit, wholly online bachelor¹s program.

Local Red Cross elects officers for next year,

Thu, 06/13/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Eight new members and two incumbent members won election today to the board of the Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Officers for fiscal
year 2002-2003 were also elected during the Red Cross chapter's 84th annual meeting at the Summit Lodge in Killington, Vt.
A total of nine persons were elected to three-year terms as members of the chapter board of directors. Thomas J. Hurcomb of Middletown Springs, Vt., and Ben Fratkin of Randolph were re-elected to second three-year terms on

Okemo Announces Staff Promotions in the Marketing Department

Thu, 06/13/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort are pleased to announce staff promotions in the Marketing Department.
Jennifer Smith has been promoted to the position of Marketing Manager. Jennifer joined Okemo in 1991 and served as the Manager of Guest
and Information Services for nine years. Since 2000, she has held the position as Communications Manager.

Abbe Sweeney joins VABVI as new development assistant

Tue, 06/11/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Steve Pouliot, Executive Director for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI), is pleased to announce that Abbe Sweeney recently joined the staff as the development assistant. This position is based in the Burlington office.
A native Vermonter and Colchester High School graduate, Abbe currently resides in Burlington. She has an Associates Degree in PC Networking from

North American Snowsports Journalist Association Select Okemo Mountain Resort For

Mon, 06/10/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) has announced its first Annual 2002 Survey of Winter Resort Favorites. Members of NASJA, who cover all aspects of mountain resorts in North America, selected their top picks in nine "best of" categories among
all of the resorts in the country.

Vermont Employee Ownership Center Announces Formation of Board

Sun, 06/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) announces the formation of its founding board. Cindy Turcot, Chief Financial Officer of Gardener’s Supply Company, was elected Board Chair. "At a time when the Vermont economy is faced with business shutdowns by out-of-state owners, it is clear we need a new model for business development and growth," said
Turcot. "We must recognize that the strength of the Vermont economy is built on strong, locally-owned businesses."

Williston Businesswomen Continues

Sun, 06/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

On May 13th, Kaleidoscope Yarns opened at 15 Pearl Street in Essex Junction. The shop continues the tradition of providing a haven for knitters, one started 62 years ago by Mary T. Booth Yarn Shop of Essex Junction.
When Mary T. Booth Yarn Shop announced in January that it would be closing its doors in April, many knitters felt a great sense of loss.
The shop had built a loyal following by providing excellent customer service and offering an extensive inventory and a wide range of knitting products. The shop served many local and out of state customers.