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Center for Global Business & Technology opens

Sun, 08/29/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Center for Global Business & Technology
at Champlain College opens its doors
BURLINGTON, Vt.-Champlain College opened a $10 million academic facility
on August 30. The Center for Global Business & Technology will enhance the
College's ability to put students to work on real business challenges for
Vermont companies and non-profits, which will fuel Vermont's business
community. Students will interact with these clients and Champlain faculty
members in new high-tech classrooms and multimedia suites, a market

4th annual Walk to D'feet ALS - Sept 18th

Sun, 08/29/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The city of Burlington will again play host to the ALS Association Northern New England Chapters largest statewide fundraiser, Walk to D'Feet ALS, happening Saturday, September 18th at Burlington's Leddy Park. The event is a chance for those in Vermont personally touched by ALS to join together in support of those who still struggle with the effects of this devastating terminal illness. Our fundraising goal for this event is $50,000!
2004 Sponsors include: General Dynamics, ATP. , Ride Away Corporation, Green Mountain Video, Inc, Madhouse Munchies of Vermont and many more!

Keyes to lead Citizens Bank in Vermont

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Keyes, Who Joined Citizens Bank in 2002 as EVP of Commercial Lending, Will
Oversee Vermont Operations
Providence, RI (August 26, 2004) - Citizens Financial Group announced
today that James R. Keyes will be President of Citizens Bank's Charter One
franchise in Vermont. Citizens takes over Charter One on September 1. Keyes, who joined Citizens Bank New Hampshire in
June of 2002 as Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending, will

State to Receive $337,500 in Securities Settlement

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont to Receive $337,500 in Securities Settlement
with Deutsche Bank Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners
Montpelier, VT (August 26, 2004) - Under the terms of settlements announced today between
securities regulators and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Thomas Weisel
Partners LLC, Vermont stands to receive $337,500 in total fine money upon
final acceptance of the terms of the agreement, said John P. Crowley,
Vermont's Commissioner of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care

TD Bank to buy Banknorth Group

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

TD Bank Financial Group to Become Majority Shareholder of
Banknorth Group, Inc.
Strategic acquisition provides TD with personal and commercial
banking growth opportunity in the US
Banknorth gains partner to expand its community-based banking model
PORTLAND, Maine--Aug. 26, 2004--Banknorth Group, Inc. (NYSE: BNK) and
Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) today announced that they have signed a
definitive agreement for TDBFG to acquire 51% of the outstanding shares of

Governor proposes civil commitment

Tue, 08/24/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Civil Commitment Prevents the Release of Violent Sexual Predators
Montpelier-Governor Jim Douglas has called on the legislature to
create an end of sentence review process for sex offenders designed to
thoroughly review the offender's offense history, involvement and progress
in sex offender treatment, and mental health status.
The Governor said the review would include the possibility of involuntary
civil commitment to the Vermont State Hospital for those who have failed
to complete treatment and who meet a legal definition of a sexually

Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

Mon, 08/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in Nursing
Recruitment and Retention Campaign;
28 Registered Nurses Signed to Date
BURLINGTON - Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it has
reached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retention
campaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program to
The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan - which aims to hire
100 nurses in 100 days - is designed to attract nurses to the academic

Vermont Council for Quality Presents 2004 Fall Quality Conference

Sun, 08/22/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Colchester, VTThe Vermont Council for Quality, partnering with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, will hold their 2004 Fall Quality Conference on September 27, 2004 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. The purpose of the conference is to bring together a cross section of Vermont organizations to discuss how to implement performance excellence and continuous improvement measures to enhance an organizations efficiency, profitability and success.

Electricians union reaches deal with Vermont Yankee

Thu, 08/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Electricians union reaches deal with Vermont Yankee
Entergy Vermont Yankee and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers reached an 11th hour deal August 19 over a new three-year contract. The tentative contract agreement coincided with a visit to Brattleboro from Rudolph Giuliani, who is now a security consultant working with Entergy Nuclear.

GBIC wins regional award for newsletter

Wed, 08/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON - The Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC) has been
awarded a 2004 Northeastern Economic Development Award for Literature and
Promotions for its Summer 2004 "Highlights" newsletter.
GBIC "Highlights" is a quarterly newsletter sent out by the organization,
which is the regional development corporation for Chittenden County. The
summer 2004 issue, which was issued in time for GBIC's 50th Anniversary