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Champlain student entrepreneurs earn BYOBiz Cornerstone Awards

Sun, 11/26/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Champlain College presented six student entrepreneurs with BYOBiz Cornerstone Awards in November. The students were honored by the College for their entrepreneurial achievement as part of the inaugural group in the College's new BYOBiz (Bring-Your-Own-Business) program.
The Cornerstone Award recipients were:
Peter Bruhn and Peter Jewett, students who successfully launched an e-business called Go Trading Post (, which is associated with eBay. The two Business majors operate their business in Burlington.

Schoellkopf/Design Group Receives National Award

Mon, 11/20/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jeff Schoellkopf Design/The Design Group was presented with an AIA award for green and affordable housing for the planning and design of Cobb Hill Cohousing at a ceremony at the AIA National Convention in Los Angeles.
Cobb Hill, in Hartland, VT, is a resident developed housing and farm restoration project, with a deep commitment to environmental sustainability, cooperative community development, and organic agricultural micro enterprises. Schoellkopf Design provided planning, architectural design, and construction administration services for the project.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of vermont announces distinguished employess for August and September

Sun, 11/19/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Ms. Clark is a care management special projects coordinator for The Vermont Health Plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's HMO affiliate. She is cited for her commitment to customer-driven excellence, her professionalism and dedication, and for her detailed and thorough knowledge of the business processes. An outside vendor stated, "Kathleen Clark is the standard which all employees should strive to emulate. BCBSVT is extremely fortunate to have her in their employment."

Tuttle takes over as head of Merchants Bancshares

Thu, 11/16/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces
Leadership Change
The Board of Directors of Merchants
Bancshares, Inc. voted today to approve the appointment of Michael Tuttle, 51,
to succeed Joseph Boutin as President and CEO of Merchants Bancshares, Inc.,
effective on January 1, 2007.
The Board also elected Mr. Tuttle as a Director of Merchants, effective January
1, 2007, to serve the remainder of Mr. Boutin’s term that expires at Merchants’
annual meeting of shareholders in 2009. In addition to this appointment, Mr.

Bryan Gallery Names New Director

Wed, 11/15/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville has named Mickey Myers of Johnson its new Executive Director. Myers, formerly Executive Director of Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, succeeds Amy White who held the position for three years.
Jim Gallugi of Fairfax, former Gallery Assistant and Interim Director, has been named Assistant Director. Both Gallugi and Myers are artists with significant arts administration backgrounds.

GMP announces thrid quarter earnings increase

Mon, 11/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, VT&Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) has announced consolidated earnings of $0.54 per share of common stock, diluted, for the third quarter of 2006 compared with consolidated earnings of $0.48 per share of common stock, diluted, for the same period in 2005. Year to date earnings for 2006 are $1.60 per share, diluted, compared with earnings of $1.50 per share, diluted, for the first nine months of 2005.

Jon Isaacson joins Caleidoscope Communications

Wed, 11/08/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jon Isaacson joined Caleidoscope Communications as the company Controller. Isaacson was previously employed locally by RingMaster Software and lived and worked in Oregon where he was the Controller for the Mandala Agency for ten years. Jon graduated from the University of Connecticut, lives in South Burlington, and serves as a soccer referee for northern Vermont youth leagues

Laura Dagan named to Champlain College Board of Trustees

Wed, 11/08/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Laura P. Dagan, the president, CEO and chairman of Dwight Asset Management Company in Burlington, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Champlain College.
Dagan, a resident of South Hero, Vt., is an active member of the Vermont Business Roundtable, Institutional Investors US Institute, Old Mutual Top Leadership Group, the Stable Value Investment Association and the international and Vermont CFA Institutes. Volunteer activities include serving as the treasurer of the Humane Society of Chittenden County.