Similar to many Vermont businesses, BioTek Instruments, Inc. faces significant business constraints including aggressive international competition, increasing material and labor costs as well as a shortage of adequate labor. However these issues have not kept BioTek from growing and becoming successful. While attempting to address these issues, BioTek has also looked internally to continuously improve its operations so that it can pursue world class performance for its world class products.
Saint Michael's moves up in US News Best Liberal Arts Colleges category
(August 22, 2008) Saint Michael's College is ranked 104th in the Best Liberal Arts Colleges category of the US News popular, but controversial, rankings of American colleges and universities.
Having moved last year from Northern Regional Masters University to National Liberal Arts College category,
Saint Michael's entered a new, more competitive category of colleges.
Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28
On Thursday, August 28, the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association (VAAA), a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will host an open house at the GE Aviation Rutland facility in North Clarendon. The VAAA is an association of businesses within Vermonts aviation sector that generates almost two billion dollars a year for the Vermont economy.
Shelburne, VT-August 21, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the company has joined the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an international non-profit organization working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBCs vision is to promote the Triple Bottom Line and pursues solutions that strengthen a healthy and dynamic balance between environmental, social and economic prosperity.
Week Ending August 16, 2008
There were 498 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 215 from the week before. Altogether 6,842 new and continuing claims were filed, 339 less than a week ago and 1,578 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,838 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 472 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/
Union Bankshares, Inc Plans Move to The NASDAQ Stock Market
Morrisville, VT - (8/21/2008) Union Bankshares, Inc. announced today that its board of directors has approved the voluntary transfer of the listing of the Company's common stock from the American Stock Exchange ("AMEX") to The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC(r). The Company's trading symbol "UNB" will remain unchanged. The Company anticipates that its shares will begin to trade on NASDAQ Global Market effective September 4, 2008. Until then, the shares will continue to trade on AMEX.
Shelburne, VT-August 7, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the information software company has signed an agreement with Dover Saddlery, Inc. to reduce energy and lower greenhouse gases in the company's Littleton, Massachusetts facility. Over the coming months, Kilawatt Technologies will work with Dover Saddlery to recognize opportunities to cut energy consumption and demand, lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases in the company's 100,000 square foot warehouse facility.
Utilities' study offers electric generation options
Seminars to Educate Business Advisors about Employee Ownership
Burlington, Vermont (August 19, 2008) -- The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) will be holding seminars in three locations around the state designed to educate business advisors about the basics of employee ownership.
SHELBURNE MUSEUM AWARDED EDUCATION GRANT
Museums for America grant enhances key museum mission
SHELBURNE, Vt. - (Aug. 18, 2008) Shelburne Museum Director Stephan Jost announced that the museum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museums for America grant will support education programs at the museum, a core part of the museum's mission.
National Trust Lends Support to Vermont Tech
Manpower Named One of PINK Magazine's Top Companies for Women
Burlington, VT August 18, 2008 - Manpower was the only employment services company to be named one of PINK magazine's 2008 "Top Companies for Women". PINKs annual ranking recognizes the prominent role of women at Manpower, particularly in top leadership roles.