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Next Level Thinking Offered For Unemployed, Career Changers

Mon, 08/26/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Formerly known as the Marlboro College Graduate Center, Persons School is this year offering the new degree completion program as a direct way of helping displaced workers find their place in the job force. According to Admissions Director Margaret Donahue, graduates who come out of the program with a MIS degree will have the potential to cut across a broad range of professional job opportunities.

Vermont Expects Excellent Foliage Season

Sun, 08/11/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

All indications point to an excellent foliage season in Vermont this year. Vermont has the characteristics needed for great foliage. Weather and forest health conditions thus far have been ideal and should produce a colorful autumn show.
According to M. Brian Stone, Vermont's Chief of Forest Management, "Vermont has all the conditions required to consistently produce excellent fall foliage. With a diverse combination of tree species, generally high

Green Mountain Power Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Tue, 08/06/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) announced consolidated earnings of $0.32 per share of common stock, diluted, for the second quarter of 2002 compared with earnings of $0.47 per share, diluted, for the same period in 2001. Year to date earnings for 2002 are $0.89 per share, diluted, compared to earnings of $0.98 per share, diluted, for year to date 2001 results.
“We are pleased with second quarter results, which exceeded our forecast for the period despite a slowing economy,” said Christopher L. Dutton, President and Chief Executive Officer.

BROC Launches Website

Mon, 08/05/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is very excited to announce
the recent launching of its website When you visit you can learn about our many programs and services for individuals and families with low-income, donation and volunteer opportunities, and much more.
Visit us on the web. You may discover something you didn't know BROC does! For general information or to request a presentation about BROC, please contact Pamela A. Shambo at (802) 775-0878 or 1-800-717-2762.

Cortina Inn and Resort Appoints New Conference Sales Director

Sun, 08/04/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Cortina Inn and Resort is proud to announce the appointment of Annie Johnson to the position of Conference Sales Director.
Johnson will be in charge of conference and meeting sales to the local, domestic and
international markets. Prior to joining the team at Cortina Inn and Resort, Johnson spent her
time honing her sales skills in Minnesota and New Jersey while employed by Benetton Sportsystem. In New Jersey she was Manager of Sales administration at Rollerblade
Brand In-Line Skates and also worked with Nordica, Prince and Killer Loop. She comes

Vermont Ranks 42nd on the Small Business Survival Index

Tue, 07/30/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) released its annual rankings of the states according to their respective policy climates for small business and entrepreneurship in the "Small Business Survival Index 2002." Vermont ranks a 42nd in the nation.
Small Business Survival Index 2002' compares how
government in the states treat small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Half of all small businesses fail within four years.
The "Small Business Survival Index 2002" ties together 20 major government-imposed or government-related costs impacting small

Vermont Public Television, Other Local Channels Available to Satellite Subscribers

Mon, 07/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

For the first time since direct broadcast satellite came to Vermont, "Vermont This Week," "Outdoor Journal," "R.F.D.," "Profile" and other productions of Vermont Public Television (VPT), along with a full schedule of PBS programs, are beaming their way to satellite viewers.
EchoStar's DISH Network began offering local TV channels to its subscribers in Vermont and bordering areas on July 24.
The new local service will be available within the boundaries of the Burlington-Plattsburgh Nielsen market, which includes most of Vermont and

The Vermont Community Development Association's Fall Conference

Thu, 07/25/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Community Development Association's Fall Conference - Economic Development - What's ahead for Vermont, will feature a forum on Strategies for Housing and Economic Development in Vermont with gubernatorial candidates Jim Douglas, Con Hogan and Doug Racine.
Economic Development 101 - Basics and New Initiatives; New Economic Development Resources: EDA, EPA/brownfields and the downtown village program are also part of the days agenda.

Vermont Federal Credit Union Announces Management Promotion

Wed, 07/24/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Joseph M. Finnigan, president and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union (VTFCU), is pleased to announce that Lance Potter has been promoted from Assistant Vice President/IS Manager to Vice President of Information Systems.
As Vice President of Information Systems, Potter will join the senior management team, reporting directly to the president. In addition to management of information systems and electronic systems Lance will also be responsible for security and facilities.