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Champlain College's BYOBiz Program receives grant from The Coleman Foundation

Sun, 08/12/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College's BYOBiz (Bring Your Own Business) Program has received a $90,000 grant from The Coleman Foundation, Inc. in Chicago to further enhance its entrepreneurial education programming.
The grant will help to enhance Champlain's entrepreneurship curriculum, formalize the integration of student business development into courses, augment the entrepreneurial collection in the library, and provide seed funding for the creation of a dedicated BYOBiz facility called the Champlain Business Hatchery.

All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo Planned for Fall

Wed, 08/08/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Information Session for Sports-Related Businesses
To Preview All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo
Registration Deadline Nears for Vermonts New Sports Show
Businesses that provide sports, recreation, fitness or wellness products or services are invited to attend a preview meeting on Aug. 15 or 16 for the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo which will be held October 20-21 at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.

Peter Plumeau joins RSG in Burlington

Wed, 08/08/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

White River Junction/Burlington, VT -- August 2007 -- RSG Inc., a consulting firm with headquarters in White River Junction, recently hired Peter Plumeau to lead its growing presence in Burlington. "Peter brings considerable transportation planning experience to RSG, and he is a great person to help foster additional growth and mentor staff in Burlington," said Tom Adler, RSG's President.

Peggy Pfaltzgraff-Holden Named to First '"Top Women in Grocery"

Tue, 08/07/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

West Bridgewater, MA (Tuesday, August 7, 2007) -- Shaws Supermarket announced today that Shaw's Vice President of Retail Operations, Peggy Pfaltzgraff-Holden, was named to Progressive Grocer's first annual "Top Women in Grocery" listing for her outstanding efforts, involvement, leadership, and success in the supermarket industry. Of the fifty featured profiles, Pfaltzgraff-Holden was spotlighted alongside five other honorees from Shaws parent company, SUPERVALU, combining for the largest representation of a single grocery company on the list.

Robert Simpson directs Champlain College's Criminal Justice program

Tue, 08/07/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Robert V. Simpson, Jr. has been named interim director of the Criminal Justice program at Champlain College.

Simpson is a longtime Vermont attorney and state's attorney, and he's been a member of the Vermont Attorney General's staff, as well. Most recently he conducted civil litigation, including fraud cases, for the Vermont Attorney General's Office. From 2001 to 2006 he served as Chittenden County State's Attorney, responsible for an office of 26 staff, a caseload that ranged from domestic assault to murder, and cases generated by more than 300 police officers.

Advance Discount Fair Tickets on Sale for Champlain Valley Fair

Mon, 08/06/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Essex Junction, VT - There's a new way to buy advance ticket sales for the 2007 Champlain Valley Fair. The new ticket booth at the Champlain Valley Exposition's Yellow Gate is located off Pearl Street (across from McDonald's) and offers convenient pull-in parking. It will open Monday, Aug. 13 and will be open Monday through Friday, 11am to 6 pm, through Aug. 24. The Fair opens Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 am.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's Ingrid Temer promoted to Senior Account Manager

Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Berlin, VT : Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced recently that Ingrid Temer has been promoted to Senior Account Manager in the Sales and Service Department.
Temer will assume additional responsibilities for advancing client-centric projects and initiatives that increase employer satisfaction with the health plan's products and services. As the department's Senior Account Manager, Temer will also serve a pivotal role as a resource for other account managers and sales and service representatives.


Wed, 08/01/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Native Jane Lindholm to Host New Daily Newsmagazine
Vermont Public Radio is breaking new ground this August 13th. The state-wide public radio service is launching a daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, with new host Jane Lindholm. The new program, airing weekdays noon-1 p.m., has grown out of the weekly Vermont Edition which VPR began in 2005.

Microdesign Consulting Inc. and UVM Get Grant for Innovative Home Telecare

Tue, 07/31/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Microdesign Consulting Inc. of Colchester, VT in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science of the University of Vermont has won a Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the National Institutes of Health for further development of their TV set-top box which enables home-bound patients to participate in group exercise classes and follow-up health care consultation.