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30th Anniversary of Northern Power founding

Tue, 09/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northern Power Systems, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems Corp., will mark the 30th anniversary of its founding at a noontime event September 17 at the companys new headquarters in Waitsfield, Vermont. The event will also feature the formal opening and dedication of the new facility in the Mad River Park industrial complex.
Northern president Clint Jito Coleman will host the event, which will also include the participation of Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and Bill McKibben, noted author of Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, The End of Nature and other works.

Douglas outlines health care plan

Tue, 09/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Details Health Care Reform Plan
Stowe. - In a keynote address to the Vermont Chamber of Commerce September 14,
Governor Jim Douglas outlined his comprehensive vision for quality,
affordable health care for all Vermonters.
Governor Douglas' health insurance plan would immediately reduce premiums
by 15 percent for every Vermonter with an individual insurance plan;
decrease the number of uninsured Vermonters by 20 percent in the first
year; offer low and middle income Vermonters a premium discount of up to

GMCR Appoints McCreary COO

Mon, 09/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

(GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Appoints Scott McCreary as Chief Operating Officer
WATERBURY-Green Mountain
Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) announced the appointment of
Scott McCreary as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 25,
2004. Mr. McCreary brings more than 20 years of strategic operational and
business development experience within the consumer packaged foods
industry. He has a proven track record of improving capacity utilization,
operating efficiencies, quality and profitability. Mr. McCreary will

Deadline for LCRCC Awards September 24

Sun, 09/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The deadline for nominations for the Chamber Annual Dinner Awards has been
extended to September 24th. Nominate someone today for the categories of:
Community Excellence

Rising Star

Business of the Year
Call Betsy Cabrera or Lisa Quinlan at 802/863-3489 x221 for details.
Chamber Annual Dinner awards will be presented November 9, 2004 at the Sheraton Burlington.

VMEC announces new public workshop scehdule

Thu, 09/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has launched its 2004-2005 public workshop season and on-line registration is open for all sessions. VMECs workshops are offered throughout Vermont and cover a wide range of manufacturing topics such as: Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101, Cellular Flow Manufacturing, Supercharged Product Development, and Strategic & Long-Range Planning.

Ralph Nading Hill Jr literary prize

Wed, 09/08/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph Nading
Hill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize the
literary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont's best
known writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.
The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and Vermont
Life magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP's Board of
Directors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board.

Tubbs Snowshoes closing Stowe plant

Tue, 09/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tubbs Snowshoes closing Stowe plant

Tubbs Snowshoes of Stowe will move its production facilities to China. The Vermont manufacturing plant will close by February 2005. When K2 Inc bought Tubbs a year ago, industry analysts expected the skiing company to move the snowshoe maker to its manufacturing facilities in China at some point. The Tubbs administration will move to Washington State, where K2 has its winter sports headquarters.

The move will cost 27 fulltime and 30-40 seasonal jobs in Vermont. Some sales and marketing positions will probably stay in Vermont.

State Appoints New Deputy Commissioner of Securities

Tue, 09/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

State Appoints New Deputy Commissioner of Securities
Montpelier, VT -- Commissioner John P. Crowley of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) has appointed Tanya A. Durkee to the post of Deputy Commissioner of the Securities Division. Former Deputy Phillips Keller, III, accepted a new position with the Department.

Many Vermont Families Now Eligible for Weight Loss Program

Tue, 09/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

For Immediate Release: Contact: Leigh Tofferi
September 8, 2004 (802) 371-3205
Many Vermont Families Now Eligible for Weight Loss Program
Berlin, VT Thousands of Vermonters and their families are now eligible for discounts in Vermont on memberships in Weight Watchers®, the leading weight-loss organization, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced today.