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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.

Summer job opportunities added to local Red Cross web site

Thu, 05/23/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

In an effort to help people find employment in summer recreation, the American Red Cross of Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley has added a new service to its web site. Job seekers can access a listing of summer-camp employment opportunities by signing onto the chapter's web site -


Thu, 05/23/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hayes Group, an integrated marketing, advertising, strategic planning and public relations firm located in Williston, Vermont has won two coveted, 2002- 2003 Golden Web Awards given by the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.
The Golden Web Award is presented to those sites whose web design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence that are deserving of recognition. Voted by the Internet's leading IT and Web professionals, the IAWMD serves more than 135,000 members and affiliates in more than 145 countries.

New Vermont based web video and narration services.

Tue, 05/21/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

With the addition of web compression services, PB Publishing has become a well rounded interactive web and video shop.
"From scripted and narrated slide shows to 360 degree cubic vr panoramas of products or attractions, to data driven web sites, hosting and shopping carts, PB Publishing has become a true one stop internet and video shop," states PB Publishing president,Timothy Palmer-Benson.

FreshTracks Capital Leads Financing for EatingWell, Inc.

Thu, 05/09/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

FreshTracks Capital, L.P., of Middlebury, VT announced today the completion, along with three co-investors, of a $750,000 round of financing to enable the re-launch of EatingWell: The Magazine of Food and Health, based in Charlotte, VT. Joining FreshTracks Capital in the Series A investment are Boston Community Venture Fund, Village Ventures, Inc., and EW Partners, LLC.