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Unemployment rate up, jobs down

Thu, 08/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

UNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP SLIGHTLY TO 4.8% IN JULY, VERMONT'S ANNUAL JOB SLIPS DOWN 0.1%.
Montpelier (August 15, 2008)-- The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2008 was 4.8 percent, up one-tenth of a point from the revised June rate of 4.7% and up one point from a year ago.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans to Change Name

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans to
Reveal New Brand for Over 500 US Based Franchisees
Travel Is a Journey, Discover All That's Ahead
Minneapolis, MN (August 14, 2008) - Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, including those in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, NY, area have disclosed that it would soon be unveiling a new brand name for its more than 500 US-based franchised travel agency locations.

Sovernet Communications Acquires Majority Interest in Albany's ION

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sovernet Communications Acquires Majority Interest in Albany, NY-based ION

BELLOWS FALLS, VT (August 14, 2008) --- Sovernet Communications, a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI-NASDAQ), has announced it has acquired a majority interest in Albany, NY-based ION, a provider of high capacity communications network transport services, in partnership with twelve rural telephone companies in up-state New York.

Union Bank announces new Danville Office

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Union Bank announces new Danville Office
Danville VT, August 14, 2008 - Union Bank has announced the official opening of its new Danville office, located in the Marty's 1st Stop complex, Route 2 in Danville. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, August 9th for both the new Union Bank office and the newly-expanded Marty's 1st Stop store.

Woodbury College, Champlain College Announce Merger

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College, Champlain College Announce Merger
BURLINGTON, Vt. (Aug. 14, 2008) - The leaders of Champlain College and Woodbury College announced today that they have signed a letter of intent to merge and create The Woodbury Institute at Champlain College beginning fall 2008.
"We have found a wonderful partner whose culture, infrastructure, and support will allow us to capitalize on numerous and significant opportunities," said Woodbury College President Larry Mandell.

VT Weekly Unemployment Claims

Tue, 08/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

There were 713 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 138 from the week before. Altogether 7,181 new and continuing claims were filed, 148 less than a week ago and 1,861 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 2,310 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, an increase of 757 from last week.

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Lyndon State College Ground Breaking

Thu, 08/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Congressional Delegation to Take Part in
Lyndon State College Ground Breaking
Lyndon Center, Vt. - Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders along with Representative Peter Welsh will all take part in ground breaking for the new academic and student activity building at the college August 12 at noon. The ceremony will take place in front of the Vail Center, followed by a reception in the Vail Student Center.

800response Selects Search Engine Marketing Firm

Thu, 08/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Search engine marketing company @Web Site Publicity, announced today the signing of a new client, 800response, a leading provider of vanity 800 phone numbers and call tracking solutions based in Burlington, VT. @Web Site Publicity will support the 800response website with search engine marketing strategies, specifically search engine optimization consulting. The goal is to make 800response's informative Web content and online services even more accessible to the businesses that use the major search engines to find the best resources to support their marketing initiatives.

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