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Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

Mon, 08/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in Nursing
Recruitment and Retention Campaign;
28 Registered Nurses Signed to Date
BURLINGTON - Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it has
reached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retention
campaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program to
The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan - which aims to hire
100 nurses in 100 days - is designed to attract nurses to the academic

Vermont Council for Quality Presents 2004 Fall Quality Conference

Sun, 08/22/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Colchester, VTThe Vermont Council for Quality, partnering with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, will hold their 2004 Fall Quality Conference on September 27, 2004 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. The purpose of the conference is to bring together a cross section of Vermont organizations to discuss how to implement performance excellence and continuous improvement measures to enhance an organizations efficiency, profitability and success.

Electricians union reaches deal with Vermont Yankee

Thu, 08/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Electricians union reaches deal with Vermont Yankee
Entergy Vermont Yankee and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers reached an 11th hour deal August 19 over a new three-year contract. The tentative contract agreement coincided with a visit to Brattleboro from Rudolph Giuliani, who is now a security consultant working with Entergy Nuclear.

GBIC wins regional award for newsletter

Wed, 08/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON - The Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC) has been
awarded a 2004 Northeastern Economic Development Award for Literature and
Promotions for its Summer 2004 "Highlights" newsletter.
GBIC "Highlights" is a quarterly newsletter sent out by the organization,
which is the regional development corporation for Chittenden County. The
summer 2004 issue, which was issued in time for GBIC's 50th Anniversary

Vermont Files Suit Against FDA Over Drug Reimportation

Wed, 08/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Files Suit Against FDA Over Drug Reimportation
Montpelier, Vt. - The State of Vermont this afternoon (Thursday Augst 19, 2004) formally filed suit
against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in U.S. District Court in
Burlington, Vermont, becoming the first state in the nation to challenge
the FDA's legal arguments for blocking reimportation proposals.
"Vermont will not sit back and watch as the cost of health insurance and
prescription drugs continues to rise. Nor are we content to simply ignore

Chroma nominated for national business ethics award

Tue, 08/17/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Chroma Technology, Corp of Rockingham has been nominated to receive a Business Ethics Award from Business Ethics Magazine.
The nationally-known magazine's mission is to "promote ethical business practices and serve the growing community of professionals striving to work and invest in responsible ways."

Allen Doyle gives $1.1 million to Norwich

Mon, 08/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

FAIRLEE, Vt. Norwich University has received a gift of $1.1 million from Allen Doyle, a 1971 graduate who is a now a professional golfer on the PGA Champions Tour, and his wife Kate.
Fred Haynes '58, the vice-chairman of the Norwich University Board of Trustees announced the gift this evening at a banquet as part of the festivities for the Fifth Annual Allen Doyle Golf Classic, a charity golf tournament played at Lake Morey Country Club that benefits the Norwich University Blue Line Club and hockey team.

$2 Million in EDA Funding for high-speed Internet link

Sun, 08/15/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jeffords Announces $2 Million in EDA Funding
For High-Speed Internet Link in Northern Vermont
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords, I-Vt.,
today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration will
award $2 million to support the North Link fiber optic network, a project
that will connect six northern Vermont counties to high-speed Internet
access. The counties include Caledonia; Essex; Franklin; Grand Isle;
Lamoille and Orleans.

Vermonter produces top radio spot in national competition

Fri, 08/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermonter Produces Top Radio Spot In National
(Montpelier, VT) An independent audio producer and
voice-over talent from Montpelier recently produced a
sixty- second radio commercial for Vanguard Records
that earned "Best Radio Spot" in a national
competition. The National Association of Radio
Merchandisers (N.A.R.M.) awarded the prize to
Vanguard Records for the commercial promoting their
artist Mindy Smith. The spot was produced and voiced
by Jody Petersen.
Petersen says "The N.A.R.M. award means a lot,

Vermont to Sue FDA Over Drug Reimportation

Thu, 08/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor & Attorney General to Sue FDA Over Drug Reimportation
Montpelier, Vt. -- Governor Jim Douglas and Attorney General William
Sorrell announced August 10 that Vermont will file suit against the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) in U.S. District Court over the issue of
importing drugs from Canada. Vermont is the first state in the nation to
sue the FDA for blocking a responsible reimportation proposal.
Vermont had sought a waiver from the FDA authorizing a legal drug