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VBSR Announces Program to Connect Vermont Students with Vermont Companies

Tue, 01/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces a program to link students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with member companies. With a grant from the Department of Labor, VBSR will create paid internships at companies that are creating new job opportunities.

Vermont's Two Largest Utilities Meet Rigorous Emissions Reductions Goals

Mon, 01/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

                                                                                                January 15, 2008
COLCHESTER/RUTLAND, VT... Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power today announced they have both
successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with their
commitments as members of the Chicago Climate Exchange® (CCX), a voluntary,
legally binding multi-sector market for reducing and trading greenhouse gas

Patty Rickard joins CVMC as VP of Human Resources

Sun, 01/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

"As a member of the law firm she has worked with CVMC over several years, gaining the respect of many on the senior management team," stated Judy Tarr, CVMC president and CEO. "Patty's background and expertise are in human resources." 
Prior to working as Counsel for Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer, Patty worked as general counsel for Marlin Management Services, Inc., a company providing operational and financial services to nursing homes and other businesses.  Prior to that, she worked as a paralegal. 

VSECU Responds to Increased Demand for Charitable Food

Sun, 01/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Foodbank reported that during the last weeks of 2007, demand for charitable food out paced product donation- and food shelves and pantries across the state were struggling to meet the need of their communities. VSECU heard the reports and being a strong supporter of the Vermont Foodbank's charitable mission, responded with an additional generous gift.

Douglas: State of the State

Thu, 01/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

State of Vermont
State of the State Address
 Achieving Prosperity through
Revitalize and Reform
Mr. President, Madam Speaker, Members of the General Assembly, my fellow Vermonters:
As 2008 opens, the hope of a new year -of a new beginning- unfolds before us, touching the horizon of a new generation. For centuries, our people have been held by a faith in tomorrow, by the glory of God's gift: the promise of Vermont.

CVPS wins national award for storm response

Tue, 01/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVPS wins national award for storm response
SCOTTSDALE, AZ The worst storm in Central Vermont Public Service history brought national acclaim for the company, as CVPS recently received the electric industrys highest honor for emergency response.
CVPS President Bob Young was presented the Edison Electric Institutes Emergency Recovery Award for the companys response to the April 2007 noricane, a devastating storm with hurricane-force winds.

Sarah Jo Willey Receives Outstanding Sales Performance Award

Mon, 01/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

ESSEX, VT (January 8, 2008) Dale Carnegie Training recently recognized Sarah Jo Willeys outstanding sales performance for 2007 by awarding her with a Sales Club Award. The award, given to consultants who produced between $300,000 and $500,000 in sales, was presented at Dale Carnegie Trainings annual international convention in Acapulco, Mexico. Sarah Jo is a Training Consultant at Vermont Training Solutions, Inc., the Dale Carnegie Training office for Vermont, Northeastern New York, and Western New Hampshire.

Cristian Balan named director of Champlain College

Tue, 12/25/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Cristian Balan of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the new director of the Computer & Digital Forensics program at Champlain College. Balan joined the Champlain faculty in July and now steps up to direct a nationally recognized program that was built by founding director Gary Kessler.

Kessler will now focus his attention full time on the Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation, a US Department of Justice-funded center at the college, which has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

First Annual Corporate Conservation Council of Vermont Luncheon to be held in Burlington

Thu, 12/20/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Come celebrate the launch of The Nature Conservancys Corporate Conservation Council of Vermont, a program designed to bring together and recognize businesses that support conservation. Learn about the strategic nature of conservation and the importance of investing in the natural world. Businesses interested in finding out more about the Council and how the Conservancy works in Vermont and around the world are welcome to attend.

Marshall named VP/GM Northern New England

Wed, 12/19/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, announced the promotion of Karen Marshall to VP/GM for Northern New England. In this role, Karen will be responsible for local, regional, and national advertising sales, marketing and operations for Northern New England which includes the Springfield MA DMA and Burlington DMA zones in VT, NH and NY.