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Summer Tourism Outlook Survey Shows Trend Toward Last Minute Travel

Mon, 05/23/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Summer Tourism Outlook Survey Shows Trend Toward Last Minute Travel
A survey of Vermont Chamber of Commerce travel and tourism members conducted in the past week shows that the majority of businesses are expecting a positive summer season with many last minute reservations.
A total of 70% of respondents are looking forward to a business season that is the same or better than last summer: 30% of respondents said business is looking better than last year, while 40% said that they expect the summer 2005 season to be on par with last summer.

State Senator Matt Dunne announces run for Congress

Tue, 05/17/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Letter dated Monday May 16, 2005, from State Senator Matt Dunne (D-Windsor) to supporters announcing his intention to run for Congress.
Good Morning.
It is with great excitement that I write to share with you my decision to run for the United States Congress.
As many of you know, Sen. Jim Jeffords unexpectedly announced last month that he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. Within hours, our lone Congressman Bernie Sanders announced he would seek Jeffords seat. The Vermont political landscape for 2006 is already starting to take shape.

Specialty Filaments to close Burlington plant

Sun, 05/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT-The Board of Directors of Specialty Filaments, Inc. ("SFI")
announced Friday May 20 that SFI will close its Burlington, Vermont, manufacturing
plant. SFI anticipates that manufacturing operations will end at the
Burlington plant between July 30, 2005 and September 30, 2005. SFI will
increase manufacturing activity at its Middlebury, Vermont location,
continue to offer its full product line and expects no interruption in

Joseph H. O'Grady earns Champlain College award

Sun, 05/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College Professor Joseph H. OGrady was awarded the Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship in early May. "This institution has reaped the benefits of Joe's dedication to his students and to teaching," said President Roger H. Perry. O'Grady teaches human resources, business and management courses. He has taught at Champlain since 1987 and he spent three years as chairman of the Business Administration Division in the early 1990s.

Patricia P. Wood, CTFA Opens Bank Broker/Dealer Solutions,LLC

Thu, 05/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bank Broker/Dealer Solutions, LLC Specializes in providing firms with comprehensive consulting and business services.
*Organizational & Structural Assessments
*Clearing Firm Due Diligence
*Compensation and Incentive Program Analysis
*Firm Element Continuing Education Analysis and Design
*Branch and OSJ Office Reviews
*Mystery Shops
*Interagency Training

CVE funds study of Pearl Street in Essex Junction

Wed, 05/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Exposition Convenes Community Study Group
To Begin Work on Pearl Street Vision Project
Saratoga Associates hired to develop proposals for village 'Gateway'
ESSEX JUNCTION - A diverse group of village officials, business owners, community members, and planners gathered recently at the Champlain Valley Exposition to explore how they want Pearl Street - the gateway to Essex Junction - to look, feel and function.

Business Roundtable survey indicates CEOs are still optimistic about economy

Tue, 05/10/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Business Roundtable survey indicates CEOs are still optimistic about economy
South Burlington, VT -- Results for the Vermont Business Roundtable's
Second Quarter, 2005 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, show that though down
slightly from the previous quarter, business executives continue to be
very optimistic with regard to sales forecasts. At the same time,
however, projections in terms of capital spending indicate a great degree
of variability when tracked over the last six quarters. In terms of

WinCycle Has Moved

Tue, 05/10/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

WinCycle, the Windsor non-profit that refurbishes and recycles computer equipment, has moved its retail store to a new location: the Firehouse at Windsor at 147 Main Street. This new location, one flight down from street level, increases the size of our store and combines it with our recycling operation. Well be able to receive and process computer equipment in one building so there will be more for sale and more available for donation.
Business hours have also changed. We are now open Thursdays from Noon to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1 pm.

International Sailing School celebrates its 25th year

Fri, 05/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

The INTERNATIONAL SAILING SCHOOL & CLUB has commissioned it's 25th season of excellence in sail education. Located at 511 West Lakeshore Drive in Colchester, Vermont; thousands have discovered the sport of sailing with our 2 & 5 day instructional programs. Lake Champlain is a sailor's paradise nestled between the Adirondacks & Green Mountains; Vermont's best kept secret!!

Haskin takes over at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

Thu, 05/05/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Third Generation of Family Ownership Assumes Reins Waitsfield, VT A new generation takes the reins at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom this week with the promotion of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Gregg Haskin to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. After 50 years of managing the family owned company, Dana and Eleanor Haskin will step down from daily operations, but will remain active on the Board of Directors.