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Black River Produce Runner-up in National Small Business Person of the Year

Wed, 05/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sheree W. Mitchell, who opened her first Columbus, Georgia-based day care center from scratch with the help of a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan in 1989, and has grown her business into a $5 million per year enterprise, was named National Small Business Person of the Year during ceremonies today at SBA Expo '04, the agency's three-day conference celebrating National Small Business Week.

VANPO Director of Public Policy Chosen as CPLI Fellow

Tue, 05/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

VANPO is pleased to announce that Katherine Long, Director of Public Policy, has been chosen to participate in the first group of CLPI Fellows. As part of a select group of nonprofit public policy practitioners, Long will represent Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) in New England, providing training to nonprofit organizations on such topics as nonprofit lobby law, effective public policy advocacy, and building organizational capacity for public policy.

Third Sector Systems and Entango Partner to Offer Nonprofits a Totally Integrated Technology Solution.

Mon, 05/17/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Third Sector Systems, developers of software that integrates a nonprofit’s departments, tracks constituent contact and measures outcomes, announced today that it is joining with Entango, a pioneering provider of personalized and secure online services, to offer nonprofits a complete technology solution from online donations to outcome reporting.

Vermonters invited to free workshops

Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

On May 10 at Champlain College, Governor Jim Douglas led the kick-off of an educational assault in the name of computer and information security. He joined the volunteers of the Vermont chapter of InfraGard to introduce an initiative called VT INFOSAFE--an information security education effort targeted at home and small business computer users.

LeCOUNT Inc. is the International Business Council Exporter of the Year

Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

LeCOUNT Inc., a White River Junction tool manufacturer, has been named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont International Business Council (VIBC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. LeCOUNT expanding mandrels and hydraulic workholding tooling are purchased by gear manufacturers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India, Japan, Canada, and China. The company is named after Charles W. LeCount, who patented his expanding mandrels in 1847.

Fletcher Allen Health Care Dedicates New Birthing Center

Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care
introduced the Claire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center on the seventh floor of
the McClure Building. The center, which will provide a more spacious,
comfortable and pleasing birthing environment for women and families
throughout the area, will officially open for patients on May 23rd. The
new center marks the completion of the inaugural component of Fletcher
Allen's Renaissance Project.
The birthing center was dedicated in honor of Claire M.

WCAX-TV Named Station of the Year by the Vermont Association of Broadcasters

Sun, 05/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

WCAX-TV has been awarded Station of the Year honors by the Vermont
Association of Broadcasters. In addition, the Creative Services
Department of WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont has been honored with first
place honors for Commercial Production. The awards were presented at
ceremonies during the Association's annual meeting in Killington, Vermont
on May 7, 2004.
Station of the Year honors are based upon a radio or television station's
commitment and importance to the community it serves. WCAX-TV is proudly