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The Honorable Barbara Snelling is the Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year

Wed, 10/16/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Barbara Snelling has been selected as the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Mark and Senator Diane Snelling will present the prestigious award at the 2002 Citizen of the Year Banquet, which will take place Wednesday, October 23 at the Radisson Hotel in Burlington. Vermont Chamber President Chris Barbieri will lead a lively evening of roasts and toasts, with speakers Helen Riehle, Fred Hackett, Sheldon Prentice, Charlie Kittredge, and Rabbi Max Wall.

James Crook Jr to Become CEO of IDX

Mon, 10/07/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

IDX Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:IDXC) announced that effective January 1, 2003, James H. Crook, Jr will become Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Crook joined IDX in 1981and has been President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 1999. He will retain the title of President.
Current Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Tarrant will be named Chairman of the Board and Robert H. Hoehl, current Chairman, will become Vice Chairman. Mr. Tarrant and Mr. Hoehl founded IDX in 1969.

VCIA Announces New Board Members

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

The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) has announced new appointments to the Board of Directors for a three year term. The new board members are: John S. Alberici, President, Contractors Casualty Company; Tina Truax McCuin,Vice President and Captive Insurance Consultant, Banknorth Investment Management Group, N.A.; and Michael K. Smith, Executive Vice President, Yankee Captive Management, Inc. They join continuing directors Richard McCarthy (Chair), Title Industry Assurance Company RRG; Jon Harkavy, Risk Services, LLC; Brian Donovan, Steel Tank Insurance Company; Robert L.

Lang Associates Adds to Sales Team

Thu, 10/03/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Lang Associates, Vermont’s premiere Real Estate firm, takes
great pleasure in welcoming the addition of Geri M. Barrows to its sales team. Barrows
brings 13 years of legal and real estate experience to her new position.
A native Vermonter, Barrows resides in Colchester with her husband Corey and their three
children--Danny, Brittany & Brooke.
Prior to joining Lang, Barrows worked for
Kolok Development at Marble Island. She can be reached at (802) 846-7834; email

VTPA Meeting

Thu, 10/03/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Tax Practitioners Association (VTPA) will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, October 15th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) just off Exit 10 of I-89 in Waterbury, Vt.
The morning session will be on “Retirement Planning” and will be presented a representative of the Internal Revenue Service in the Taxpayer Education & Communication Division. The presentation will examine the issue from the perspective of both sole proprietors and plan trustees.

Brattleboro Auto Mall Merger

Wed, 10/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

"If you build it, they will come," was a plea baseball's "Shoeless Joe" Jackson whispered to Kevin Costner in the movie, "Field of Dreams".
The phrase is being dusted off by Brattleboro, Vermont area natives David and Chris McCauley, who are merging the Raymond S. Roberts auto
dealership with Auto Mall on Putney Road to create a General Motors facility housing all five GM franchises.
It is apt in the historic sense and draws parallels with the movie
because it beckons customers of the age-old R.S. Roberts dealership to

SBA Lowers 7(a) Loan Maximum

Wed, 10/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

As federal agencies across the government begin operations today under
a short-term continuing budget resolution, the U.S. Small Business Administration implemented a $500,000 limit on most guaranteed loans – a step that will leave the vast majority of its small business credit customers unaffected.

Ag Dept denies egg farm permit

Mon, 09/30/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

State Agriculture officials announced October 1, 2002, that they have denied the
application by Vermont Egg Farm (VEF) for a proposed expansion that
would have more than doubled the size of its Highgate facility.

In an 8-page finding, the Department cited a number of concerns in denying
the expansion, primarily centering on manure management and its direct
relationship to the potential return of the fly problem that plagued
the facility in its early years of operation.

Local Firm Purchases former Hannah’s Market

Mon, 09/30/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Following a fourteen year period of vacancy, Pioneer Environmental Associates, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm specializing in water resources planning and permitting work, has purchased the former Hannah’s Market building in Vergennes, VT. The purchase of the property has been facilitated by Ed and Bev Biello of Panton VT, who negotiated with the prior owners to sell the property and who maintained contact with the sellers throughout the process. Mr. Biello stated, “This deal is a very happy ending to a long period of neglect with this property.