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Vermont Employers Find Benefit in Planned Daylight Savings Time Shift

Tue, 08/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Earlier this month President Bush signed the 1,745-page federal energy bill into law. One part of the law extends daylight savings time by a month. Starting in 2007, Americans will turn the clocks ahead three weeks earlier in the spring (around the end of the first week in March), and we will turn the clocks back one week later in the fall (around the end of the first week in November).

Scudder Parker Files for Governors Race

Thu, 08/04/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Scudder Parker Files for Governors Race
MONTPELIER, Vt. Scudder Parker, a veteran public servant who grew up on
his familys Vermont dairy farm, emerged as the leading Democratic
candidate for governor on Thursday by filing to enter the 2006 campaign.
Parker visited the Vermont Secretary of States office to submit papers
officially indicating his intention to run for governor. A formal campaign
announcement and kickoff will be scheduled in October.
A former state senator who also worked for Democratic and Republican

ROUNDTABLE RELEASES THIRD QUARTER, 2005 RESULTS

Wed, 08/03/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

ROUNDTABLE RELEASES THIRD QUARTER, 2005
CEO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SURVEY RESULTS

South Burlington, VT - Results from the Roundtable's Third Quarter, 2005 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, show that business executives are expecting increases in both sales and capital expenditures over the coming six months, while employment levels will remain virtually unchanged from the previous reporting period.

Sonnax owner sells to managers

Thu, 07/14/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

by Kevin Kelley Vermont Business Magazine The co-founder of one of Vermont's fastest growing manufacturing companies has sold the business to its top two executives.

Sonnax, a Bellow Falls automotive parts maker recently named Vermont's Exporter of the Year, changed hands for an undisclosed sum in a deal announced last week. Neil Joseph, who founded the company with his father in 1978, made the sale along with minority shareholder David Landa.

Spike Wins Ad Award for Northfield Savings

Tue, 07/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

SPIKE ADVERTISING WINS VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS AWARD
FOR NORTHFIELD SAVINGS BANK RADIO SPOTS
Burlington--June 17,2004--Spike Advertising was recently honored by
the Vermont Association of Broadcasters for their 60-second radio
spot, "When Pigs Fly" which was produced for Northfield Savings Bank.
The spot depicts a radio exchange between an air force pilot and his
controller, wherein the pilot encounters a &flock of flying pigs. The
concept behind the campaign (running on radio, print, direct mail, and

Dept of Labor Announces $1.6 Million to Train Vermont Workers for IT

Wed, 07/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

U.S. Department of Labor Announces $1.6 Million to Train Vermont Workers
for
Careers in the IT Industry
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has announced a
grant
of nearly $1.6 million to train workers for careers in the information
technology (IT) industry. The grant, awarded to the Vermont Governor's
IT
Training Initiative, is part of a training effort funded under the
President's High Growth Job Training Initiative, a strategic plan that

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