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Truex Cullins & Partners selected for international facility study

Thu, 02/23/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Truex Cullins & Partners Architects was recently selected to perform a Facility Study for the International School of Prague (ISP) in the Czech Republic. Truex Cullins & Partners Architects was selected out of several international architecture firms who submitted proposals for this project.
"With our extensive K-12 school experience throughout Vermont, and our firms history of international work, this exciting project is the natural outgrowth of our expertise in two strategic areas, said David Epstein, Partner-in-Charge of the project.

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom selects New Hampshire vendor for next generation broadband equipment

Thu, 02/23/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) announced that it has selected Portsmouth, New Hampshire based Pannaway Technologies as its hardware vendor to deliver next-generation broadband services to its 21,000 subscribers. WCVT is deploying Pannaways award-winning IP Packet-based Service Convergence Network (SCNTM) products in 18 remote switching sites with 35 additional sites to follow. This will allow WCVT to upgrade its network with ADSL2+ technology that offers increased reliability and even faster Internet speeds to subscribers.

Choice One Communications and CTC Communications merge

Wed, 02/22/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Waltham, MA and Rochester, NY February 10, 2006 CTC Communications and Choice One Communications today announced their agreement to enter into a merger of equals, creating one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) in the United States, and the largest privately held CLEC in the Northeast. Post merger, the combined entity is expected to generate over $550 million in annual revenues by serving over 100,000 customers by way of over 1,000,000 access line equivalents. The companies combined network will consist of 7,000 route miles of fiber connecting 630 collocations.

Sign*A*Rama announces new hire

Wed, 02/22/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sign*A*Rama, Where the World Goes for Signs of South Burlington, announces that Bambi Shanahan has joined the company as Marketing Assistant. She has over six years of marketing and business administration experience and she owned her own consulting firm prior to joining our location at 3073 Williston Road.

Green Mountain Power announces 2005 earnings

Tue, 02/21/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, VT&Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE: GMP) today announced 2005 consolidated earnings from continuing operations of $2.09 per share of common stock, diluted, compared with 2004 consolidated earnings from continuing operations of $2.10 per share of common stock, diluted. The Company reported additional earnings of $0.03 and $0.10 per share from discontinued operations in 2005 and 2004, respectively.

Wayne Roberts announces retirement from LCRCC

Mon, 02/20/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

A. Wayne Roberts, President of Lake
Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces
RetirementExecutive Search Process Will Begin in
Karen Marshall, chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of
Commerce (LCRCC), announced today that A. Wayne Roberts, long-time president of
the Chamber, would retire from his post at the end of the year. Roberts has been
at the helm of the LCRCC since 1986.
"In 20 years, Wayne Roberts transformed our Chamber from
supporter of the business community to the leading advocate for public policy

Ten reasons to love Vermont small bsinesses

Sun, 02/12/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Reasons To Love Vermont Small Business
10. Small businesses make up 96.8 percent of all Vermont employers.
9. Small businesses create more than 50 percent of the American nonfarm
private gross domestic product (GDP).
8. Small patenting firms produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee
than large patenting firms.
7. The 74,957 small businesses in Vermont are located in every community and neighborhood.
6. Small businesses employ 62.8 percent of Vermont's non-farm private sector workers.

Vermont Chamber Hires Recent Champlain College Graduate as Grassroots Advocate

Wed, 02/08/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomes Michael Belyea as its Grassroots Advocate and Communications Specialist. The purpose of this newly created position is to enhance the Vermont Chambers member and legislative outreach efforts.
Michael graduated from Champlain College in December of 2005. Ranked at the very top of his class with a double major in business, international business, and leadership, Michael brings experience and coursework in business, leadership, entrepreneurship, economics, and the global economy.

Casting for Success - Netting Profitable Customers in Multi-Channel Waters

Tue, 02/07/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The VT/NH Direct Marketing Group will conduct its annual direct marketing conference at the Equniox Hotel in Manchester, VT on April 26 - 28, 2006. Just a few of this years Casting for Success speakers include Perk Perkins, of Orvis, Don Libey, of Libey Inc., and Patricia Neuray, vice president of sales at Yahoo! Search Marketing.