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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.

Vermont State Colleges Professional Employees Vote For Union

Tue, 04/23/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont State Colleges (VSC) professional employees voted to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers' Vermont affiliate,
United Professions of Vermont (UPV).
In two elections administered by the Vermont Labor Relations Board, a majority of employees who voted, voted to be represented by the United
Professions of Vermont/AFT. In a 75 to 28 vote the Professional, Administrative, and Technical employees voted in favor of unionization and

2002 Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year

Thu, 04/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine presents the 2002 Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year Awards to be held Wednesday, June 12, 2002, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on the Green at Vermont College of Union Institute & University in Montpelier. The Vermont District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the winner of the Small Business Person Award and various Advocacy Awards.

The SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR winner is: Clint "Jito" Coleman, President Northern Power Systems, Waitsfield, VT.

Chroma Technology Corp. Wins Trade Secret Case

Thu, 04/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Brattleboro, VT, April 18, 2002 -- The Vermont Supreme Court recently affirmed the judgement entered in favor of Chroma Technology Corp. that the Chroma defendants did not violate any legal obligation to their former employee when they founded a competing business in 1991. In so doing, the Court clarified the law in the State of Vermont on the important issue of when and how employees may go into direct competition with their employers. Prior to this decision, no case in Vermont had squarely addressed the issue since the early years of the 20th century.

GMP proposes to pay customers to reduce peak loads

Tue, 04/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP) proposed a series of innovative programs that would pay its commercial, farm and water heating customers to reduce electric loads during peak usage periods in order to protect electric reliability and to save money for all energy users.
The Company filed with the Vermont Public Service Board Monday five new programs that it developed as part of a statewide and regional effort to develop “load response programs” designed to reduce peak loads when wholesale power prices spike during the hot summer months.

ASC backs out of Steamboat deal

Wed, 03/27/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Triple Peaks, LLC, the company formed by Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, was informed March 27, 2002, by the American Skiing Company of Bethel, ME, that they were not going to proceed with the closing of the sale of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Company in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Equinox adds state-of-art meeting facility

Mon, 03/25/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dramatically broadening its appeal to target
the corporate meeting and wedding market, The Equinox has broken ground on construction that will create 3,200 additional square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art function space by fall 2002, just in time for the popular fall foliage season.
The centerpiece of the project is The Rockwell Room, named after the internationally renowned New England painter, Norman Rockwell, whose work