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Sheraton Burlington Announces New Human Resources Director

Mon, 10/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mr. Leonard is a graduate of Rice High School and Boston University with a Bachelors of Science degree in hospitality administration. Adam was most recently employed in the Human Resource office at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, a Starwood Hotel, in downtown Boston. Mr. Leonard is originally from Jeffersonville and is happy to return home to Vermont and remain with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Blue Cross and blue Shield of Vermont announces distinguished employee for July

Mon, 10/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

pMs. Blow is a compliance specialist in the customer service department and has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield since 2003. She is cited for her professional attitude, her willingness to help her co-workers, and for her dedication. A co-worker stated, "Katy is consistently an innovative, positive, thoughtful hard worker."

BCBSVT Adds Tools to Help Members Compare Cost Estimates, Treatment Option

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Berlin, VT Members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and The Vermont Health Plan now have access to a sophisticated, web-based informational program that will allow them to view treatment options and cost estimates for a variety of health conditions, and to research and compare hospitals in their area.
The decision-support tools are included in a new, online Health Advisor program, according to BCBSVT, and they are designed to be easy to use and help members better manage their health care services and expenses.

Citizens Bank announces job creation program in Vermont

Sun, 09/17/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Job Bank” offers $150 million loan fund for New England businesses
BURLINGTON, VT. - Citizens Bank today announced a $150 million fund that will offer low-interest
loans to companies that commit to creating or expanding jobs in New England.
Citizens Job Bank, the first of its kind in the Green Mountain State, will help create more than 2,500 new jobs in Vermont and throughout New England.
in response to concerns raised by government leaders and Citizens’ customers

Tom Shampnois Promoted to Vermont Chamber Vice President of Travel & Tourism

Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tom Shampnois is the new Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Travel & Tourism.
Shampnois is the former Vermont Chamber Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing. In his new capacity he will manage the Vermont Chamber tourism department and the Vermont Hospitality Council, a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. His duties will include publication management and legislative advocacy.


Wed, 09/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Berlin, VT Becky Law, a resident of Northfield, VT, and Rus Franswick, a resident of Johnson, VT have been chosen as distinguished employees for the months of May and June 2006 respectively.

Champlain Valley Fair Named to Top 100 Events List

Mon, 09/11/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The American Bus Association (ABA) announced Sept. 6 that the Champlain Valley Fair, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2007 by an elite tourism industry selection committee. It is the only Vermont event included on the list. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that Vermont's largest annual event offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, said ABA.

Schedule of events announced for Exposition

Mon, 09/11/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Here's a look ahead at some of the events coming to the Champlain Valley Exposition in 2006 and 2007. For more details, visit
Exposition Schedule of Events
Sept. 16, Vermont Grocers Association Expo, Opening Ceremony 10:45 a.m., Open 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Sept. 16, Snow, Skate & Lifestyle Show, Admission: Adult $5; Senior $4 65 & Over; children 6 and under free
9 am to 10 pm
Sept. 16, POW/MIA Day, Ray Cota -- 879-7301 or Jim Gometz

CVPS, DPS reach rate agreement

Sun, 09/10/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVPS, DPS reach rate agreement
Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) and the Vermont Department of Public Service
have reached a settlement in the company’s pending rate case, agreeing to
a 3.73 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2007. CVPS had filed for a 6.15
percent increase last spring, to be effective Feb. 1, 2007.  A settlement agreement has been filed with the Vermont Public Service Board,
which must review and approve the settlement before it can become effective.