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Vermont Chamber Travels to China to Market Vermont Vacations

Wed, 03/15/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is heading to Shanghai from March 30-April 2 to promote Vermont at one of Chinas largest travel industry and consumer shows. The China World Travel Fair (WTF) targets Chinese tour operators, travel agents, and consumers, presenting opportunities for Vermont to enter China's rapidly growing outbound travel market. Over 40,000 travel agents, tour operators and consumers visited the show last year. Shanghai is China's biggest and most affluent city, with a population of over 16 million.


Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

March 15,
For Immediate
for more information
Matthew Mole 

Vermont Organic Fiber
802.388.1313  (fax)
New Chief
Operating Officer for Vermont Organic Fiber
Allan Britton Joins Middlebury Firm
Allan T. Britton (whose picture appears below) has joined Vermont Organic

PSB gives approval for renewable energy option

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

March 14, 2006
COLCHESTER, VT . . . Green Mountain Power Corporation
(NYSE:GMP) announced today that its customers now have the choice of buying all
or a portion of their power from renewable resources. The Vermont Public Service
Board has given its final approval to the program, effective
Our customers have expressed interest in being able to choose renewable

Douglas makes surprise trip to Iraq

Mon, 03/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas
Visiting Troops Serving in War on Terror
is currently in Iraq

– Governor Jim Douglas is making a surprise visit to Vermont troops serving in the Global War on Terror this
week beginning with visits to Kuwait
and Iraq.
Governor Douglas has been in the Middle East
since Monday.  His first stop yesterday was at Camp Arifjan,
Kuwait, where he had dinner
with soldiers from Vermont.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Honored by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for the Voices Project

Mon, 03/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kathy Parry, BCBSVT
March 14, 2006 (802) 371-3205 or Mohit Ghose, Americas Health Insurance Plans: (202)778-8494
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Honored by Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
For The Voices Project
Berlin, VT - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) was honored last week with a prestigious national award, presented by the health insurance industrys largest trade association, for the Plans Voices Project teen outreach program.

GMP creates new risk management position

Wed, 03/08/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, VT… Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP)
has announced that on March 20, 2006, Robert Griffin, who has been with Green
Mountain Power since 1982 and served as Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer for the past three years, will take on the new position of Vice
President, Power Supply and Risk Management. This position was created to help

Cloud 9 Caterers celebrates 16th year of business with launch of new website

Mon, 03/06/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

South Burlington, VT -- March 7, 2006 Celebrating their 16th year of creating unforgettable weddings, private parties, and corporate events in Vermont, Cloud 9 Caterers has launched a new website (, developed by local wedding marketing company, Injoy Marketing ( The new website showcases the beauty and allure of Cloud 9's outstanding food and impeccable service, which has distinguished Cloud 9 as Vermont's premier catering company.

Dufresne-Henry employee named VTC student engineer of the year

Mon, 03/06/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mike Becker, a senior at Vermont Technical College and a Dufresne-Henry employee, has recently been named Student Engineer of the Year by the college.
VTC selects one student each year for this honor as part of National Engineers Week. Becker was selected based on his grade point average, performance on projects, and overall willingness to learn and assist his fellow students. He was recently honored at an awards banquet hosted by the Vermont Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies at the Sheraton in South Burlington.

Academic Studies Abroad wins design award

Tue, 02/28/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Boston, MA - February 24, 2006 - Academic Studies Abroad, a leading study abroad company, was awarded a DesignFirmsTM Design Awards for their website
"This award further illustrates our commitment to not only having a website that is easy to navigate and user-friendly, but also graphically exciting, said Programs Director Lee Frankel. My hat goes off to Heidi Finn, our Graphic Artist, who once again showed how valuable her skills are to us and our customers."

Vermont Electronics Recycler expands

Mon, 02/27/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Good Point Recycling of Middlebury, Vermont, has announced the recycling of its ten millionth pound of electronics. While other states debate, legislate, and ponder the safe management of used computer and TVs, Good Point has quietly established Vermont as the second highest per-capita recycler of electronics in the nation.