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New President & CEO Appointed to Run BMH

Wed, 03/30/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

New President & CEO Appointed to Run BMH
Barry G. Beeman has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation. He will be coming to Brattleboro this summer. Beeman has roots in New England, and he and his wife, a nurse, are very happy to be coming to Vermont, where they have family.

CTC Communications and Lightship Telecom to Merge

Thu, 03/24/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

CTC Communications and Lightship Telecom to Merge
Deal creates leading CLEC in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Waltham, MA and Bedford, NH (March 24, 2005) CTC Communications and Lightship Telecom, two of the leading facilities-based telecommunication providers in the New England area, have announced an agreement to merge the two companies. The newly merged company, which will operate as CTC Communications, will be the pre-eminent competitive local exchange carrier headquartered in New England, with its corporate offices located in Waltham, MA.

VERMONT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION RE-ELECTS TWO TO BOARD, CREDIT COMMITTEE, NAMES OFFICERS

Mon, 03/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT-Two members of Vermont Federal Credit Unions board of directors were re-elected in its 52nd annual meeting, held during the $140 million asset credit unions annual meeting on Saturday, February 26th, 2005, at the Clarion Hotel in South Burlington.
Re-elected to three year terms were:

" Curran Spike Robinson-Former representative to the state legislature from Richmond.

Unemployment rate dips in January

Sun, 03/20/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Unemployment rate dips in January
Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted)
January 2005 December 2004 January 2004
Total Labor Force 353,100 354,700 353,100
Employment 340,800 342,000 338,000
Unemployment 12,400 12,700 15,100
Rate (%) 3.5 3.6 4.3
Montpelier - The Department of Employment and Training has announced that the

Berlin's Karen and Brian Zecchinelli Named Champions of Small Business

Wed, 03/09/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BERLIN'S KAREN AND BRIAN ZECCHINELLI NAMED CHAMPIONS OF SMALL BUSINESS
Karen and Brian Zecchinelli, owners of the Wayside Restaurant and Bakery in Berlin, have been named the 2005 Vermont Champion of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Karen takes pride in the continued operation of her independent family business as well as providing her 75 full and part-time employees excellent wages and benefits, said Shawn Banfield, state director of the NFIB/Vermont chapter.

National Life Records Strong Gains in 2004

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

National Life Records Strong Gains
In Financial Results and Sales in 2004
Montpelier, Vt. (March 4, 2005) - The National Life Group recorded a strong increase in net income in 2004, along with solid growth in total sales and positive investment returns.
Net income on a consolidated basis, including all the companies within the National Life Group, was $86 million, an increase of more than 11% over the previous year and a record level for the company.

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